*[stereogum.com] Japandroids returned to Fallon to play “Fire’s Highway” as well as “The House That Heaven Built,” which is a web-exclusive. On the latter performance, Roots guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas joins the ‘droids. Watch below. Celebration Rock is out now on Polyvinyl.
*[consequenceofsound.net] You may recall our CoSign of Chicago fuzz-rock outfit Geronimo! last summer, when they were releasing the first in a series of free cassettes called Buzz Your Girlfriend. Now, the band is gearing up for a second installment, Vol. 2 – The Burden of Genius, which will be released on June 23rd. As a first listen, check out the Dante’s Inferno of distortion behind “Neon Head”, which can be downloaded below.
Stay tuned for more information on the band’s forthcoming sophomore LP and an upcoming fall tour.
*Don't miss the exclusive premiere of Fiona Apple's new video for her single "Every Single Night" off her highly anticipated album The Idler Wheel... on the Sundance Channel this Sunday, June 10th at 8 PM (check your local listings). While you're anxiously awaiting the video premiere, watch the teaser below.
In case you miss the premiere, don't worry because "Every Single Night" will be viewable online on Monday, June 11th on Pitchfork.com the later on VEVO.com. Reserve your copy of Fiona Apple's new album The Idler Wheel... before its June 19th release on either iTunes or Amazon.
*[theprp.com] Baroness have debuted some “Yellow & Green” studio footage and a look at their recent touring in the following video. The group are due to release “Yellow & Green” on July 17th via Relapse Records. Baroness are rumored to be planning a U.S. headlining run that will kick off late August. More details are expected soon.
*[consequenceofsound.net] As previously reported, Bad Friend Records is putting out an unreleased single from The Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison. We’ve already heard the B-Side, “Henrietta”; now, you can download the A-Side, “Cruisin’ (All Night Long)”, below.
Both songs were recorded by Morrison and his band Hellfighters following the release of their one and only LP, 2007′s All Y’all. Cruisin’ (All Night Long)” follows the narrative arc of “Henrietta”, telling the story of two possibly hypocritical policemen looking for action on snowy streets. In his articulate high pitch, Morrison sings about the “ugly cop” and the “handsome cop” alternately befriending and arresting him and his friends, backed by a flurry of acoustic and electric chords interspersed with animated solos. It’s funny, poignant, and very much Morrison.
Cruisin’ (All Night Long) is now available digitally through Bad Friend’s Bandcamp, and on vinyl at Dischord’s website.
*[consequenceofsound.net] With Fucked Up on hold, frontman Damian Abraham is passing the time with his new side project, CrimSane. Featuring Matt Delong of No Warning and Violent Minds, the “kushcore” act more or less goes off the rails with scummy feedback, vacuum-pressured guitars, and earshot vocals – at least if the demo for what’s being called “ChinaFastGrow” is any indication. The lo-fi cut sounds nothing like last year’s David Comes to Life, but whereas that album was chock full of Friday night anthems, this demo’s downright frightening. Check it out below.
*[FMQB.com] Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that Black Sabbath has written 15 new songs for their first album with him since 1978. "We've written about 15 songs together so far," Ozzy revealed in an interview with NME. "Whether they'll get on an album [I don't know]… You just keep on writing. I was trying to [work out], 'Where would we be now musically if we'd have stayed together?'" Osbourne also dropped a hint on a possible title, saying, "Next year, 2013, is a good clue of what we'll call the album." Guitarist Tony Iommi also discussed his battle with cancer and how playing with the band at their comeback show in Birmingham on May 19 made him feel better. "It was great. Going through what I've gone through over the past year has been like living in a different world," he told NME. "Being onstage and to get that [reaction from the fans] is just fantastic, it really boosts you up."
*[theprp.com] Refused have rolled out the following two UK club shows for August:
08/12 London, UK – Forum
08/14 Manchester, UK – Academy
According to the band: “The Queen just had her Jubilee, Download‘s happening this weekend and now we’re extremely happy to announce that we will be playing a couple of club shows in the UK in August. London and Manchester be ready. WE ARE NOT FUCKING DEAD.”
*[theprp.com] Clutch recently debuted the studio recording of their new song “Pigtown Blues” on BBC Radio 1. You can stream it and hear an interview with band frontman/guitarist Neil Fallon HERE. A digital single for the track was released earlier this week, while a picture disc version is due out June 19th.
*[FMQB.com] A new book, Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World, will be published by Sterling Books on November 6. Written by Denny Somach, the book begins with a day-by-day timeline based on Carol Miller's radio show of the same name, and it provides a behind-the-scenes view, revealing quirky details, achievements, and adventures big and small. Twenty-seven rare interviews feature the band members themselves, as well as other musicians and insiders who witnessed it all, including Jason Bonham, Chris Squire of Yes, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, and music industry legends Danny Goldberg and Ron Nevinson.
*A message from Mojo Fury... "So, tour is over once again and we're back home. We've had a busy year so far (our first European tour, a 35-date UK/IRE tour with InMe & Lost Alone plus a recent 3 week stint across the UK). We've just headlined Pigstock Festival in N.Ireland (you can see a video from the festival of our cover of 'March of the Pigs' by Nine Inch Nails.) What next?
We're continuing work on our 2nd album over the summer. In between the last 2 tours, we managed to track 21 tunes in our home studio. We're getting back to work on that now and are trying to work on a release date. We will send you some studio photos/videos soon.
We've got a few more festivals lined up including our first ever European festivals. As per usual, we're playing Glasgowbury Festival on Sat 21st July in Draperstown, N.Ireland. This will be our 9th Glasgowbury in a row and we're main support to LaFaro on the G-Sessions stage. We will have a few more announcements coming soon."
Sat 21st July - Glasgowbury '12 - Draperstown, N.Ireland
Fri 27th July - Rock Olmen Festival - Olmen, Belgium
Sat 28th July - Summer Darkness Festival - Utrecht, Netherlands
Sun 29th July - Mezz (Acoustic Show) - Breda - Netherlands
*[consequenceofsound.net] The forthcoming film about legendary music venue CBGBs has found its Iggy Pop, and it’s someone you may have heard of. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the animalistic Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has been cast to play the Stooges frontman.
A number of other music legends will be portrayed in the film. As previously reported, Alan Rickman will star as the club’s owner and founder, Hilly Kristal, while Malin Åkerman (Harold & Kumar, Couples Retreat) will play Blondie singer Debbie Harry.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that Micky Sumner (The Borgias) will play Patti Smith, Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Roseanne) will portray Television manager Terry Ork, and Steven Schub, Joel David Moore, and Julian Acosta have been cast as Dee Dee, Joey, and Johnny Ramone, respectively. Production is slated to begin on June 25th.
*Underground River have posted a video for their track "Dandelions," which you can watch below. The song comes from the band's debut album Endless Air: The Other Side of Happenings.
*[theprp.com] For Sleeping Or Jumping have released a music video for their song “Bone Of Contention” below: