*[theprp.com] At The Drive-In‘s “In/Casino/Out” will be reissued on vinyl in the near future. While it was not specified whether or not this was the bands upcoming “exciting news“; Fearless Records have launched pre-orders for the new pressing HERE. Color options include clear and gray with hot pink splatter.
*[theprp.com] A brief glimpse at Soundgarden‘s pre-show warmup and walk to the stage at this years “Download Festival” can be seen online below courtesy of NME:
*[SPIN.com] The Black Keys owe a lot of their recent explosion into superstardom to the omnipresence of their music in commercials like this one for this beer brand and this one for this cell phone, and this one for this car. How much do they love selling out? Just ask them! However, as fellow duo Beach House well know, that delicate balance can swiftly flip from a band-and-brand partnership to a band-versus-brand showdown, and now two companies have allegedly crossed the one contemporary rock band you seriously don't want to cross. The duo, in tandem with El Camino producer Danger Mouse, are suing Home Depot Inc. and Pizza Hut (via its parent company Yum Brands Inc.) for allegedly using their songs in commercials behind their backs.
Bloomberg reports (via Rolling Stone) that the band's two separate lawsuits allege that the Pizza Hut commercial whose sync sounded suspiciously like "Gold on the Ceiling" actually did use the song, while another Home Depot ad for power tools used a clip of "Lonely Boy." Considering how singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney feel about letting you stream their music on Spotify, chances are they didn't give these two brands permission to use the songs without a decent deal, either.
In related on-the-Black-Keys-shit-list news, the ever-harumphy Carney railed against yet another band in an interview this afternoon, in which he told Rolling Stone that Van Halen's reunion tour was "a fucking bummer" and that some of their music is "exceptionally awful." Considering Van Halen's current energy level, however, he won't have to suffer through much more of it. He also shared that the band will start recording the follow-up to El Camino next month, with the aim to have it out sometime next year.
*[theprp.com] The Sword continue to road-test new material on their current mini-tour with Red Fang. According to those in attendance, the bands set this past Wednesday (June 20th) in Raleigh, NC saw them perform the new songs “Apocryphon“, “Veil“, “Execrator” and “Stormwitch“.
The set apparently also included performances of their recent b-side single “Hammer Of Heaven” and a cover of ZZ Top‘s “Cheap Sunglasses“. Fan-filmed footage from the show, reportedly of the title track to their new album “Apocryphon“, can be found HERE.
As previously reported, the group are due to enter the studio later this month to begin tracking “Apocryphon” with J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox). An early fall release date is being plotted on Razor & Tie with worldwide touring to commence in October. Meanwhile, the group have also released a collectors bundle that includes their own “Tears Of Fire” brand hot sauce at Indiemerch.com.