*[noisecreep.com] Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is looking to resurrect the Mad Season side project with a new singer, as vocalist, former Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley, passed away. "We're looking into re-releasing some Mad Season music that I did with Layne Staley before he died and John Baker Saunders. We're gonna re-release [Above], hopefully by the end of the year and put a live concert out - and also we have 13 unreleased songs we never did." We are certainly interested in the material, that's for sure.
*[consequenceofsound.net] As part of My Bloody Valentine’s catalog-spanning reissue campaign, the band’s 1991 album Loveless will be available in a two-disc set, which includes a previously unreleased remaster of the album made from the original tapes. Right now, you can stream the Loveless reissue at The Guardian’s website.
The Loveless reissue, the Isn’t Anything reissue, and the rarities compilation EP’s 1988-1991 will be available on May 7th via Sony Records.
*[theprp.com] The vinyl reissue of Shiner‘s “The Egg” will now arrive in stores on August 07th through Son Of Man. A trailer for it can be found below. Meanwhile, as previously reported, the band have lined up the following reunion shows in support of it:
08/11 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
08/24 Lawrence, KS – Granada
08/25 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release Americana, their first of two reunion albums planned for 2012, on June 5th via Reprise Records. The 11-track effort features rearrangements of classic, American folk songs. As a first listen, stream Neil and co.’s take on “Oh Susannah”, which comes accompanied by found footage of a family listening to their dad play banjo.
Americana was recorded at Audio Casa Blanca and was produced by Young and John Hanlon with Mark Humphreys. It features the Crazy Horse lineup of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank “Poncho” Sampedro.
*[theprp.com] More recent live footage of Baroness performing new material from their upcoming “Yellow & Green” double album has arrived online. The latest footage comes from the bands April 27th Nashville, TN show at The End and can be found HERE. “Yellow & Green” will see a July 17th release date through Relapse Records.