*[theprp.com] Stage shot footage of Quicksand‘s reunion show yesterday in Pomona, CA can be found below. The set took place as part of Revelation Records‘ series of 25th anniversary shows. A similar batch of anniversary shows are tentatively expected to hit NYC in October.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Fiona Apple’s first album seven years, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do, doesn’t officially arrive until June 19th, but right now, you can stream the entire thing at NPR.org.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Two nights after teasing a collaboration with Jack White, Radiohead continued their headline-making ways in Chicago on Sunday night. The band debuted a brand new song called “Full Stop”, and you can watch two fan-made clips HERE. Frontman Thom Yorke closed the performance by noting that “like wine, it will better with age.”
*[theprp.com] Shiner have added a second Chicago, IL reunion show to their schedule. The band are now also due to play the Bottom Lounge on August 26th. The groups reunion show schedule can be viewed below, while a new vinyl reissue of the bands album “The Egg” is expected out August 07th.
08/11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
08/24 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
08/25 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/26 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
*[theprp.com] dredg have been doing a series of full album live performances of their 2005 effort “Catch Without Arms” this weekend. Live footage of them doing just that at the this past Friday’s (June 08th) show at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA can be viewed HERE.
*[press release] FilmAid unveils its first music video, an inspirational project based on the hit single 'A Heavy Abacus' by indie rock band The Joy Formidable and directed by award-winning filmmakers Paola Mendoza and Topaz Adizes. Watch the video below.
Paola and Topaz spent a month volunteering as Visiting Teaching Artists for FilmAid in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. While there, they were inspired to shoot a video inside the camp starring young Sudanese refugees. Filming was a collaboration with the community over just three days, using one camera, two light reflectors, and an iPhone.
The Joy Formidable are quoted as saying: "It is an honor to be involved in this deeply touching video created by Paola Mendoza and Topaz Adizes. We hope it encourages support for FilmAid's work with displaced communities and helps build awareness of the global refugee crisis."
*[filtermagazine.com] It’s been four years since hearing anything new from The Helio Sequence, partially due to a flood that wrecked the entire studio and practice space of their Portland home base, and partially, because, well sometimes an album takes four years to write. But the lull has finally found its end, or at least will come September 11, when fifth LP Negotiations is released via Sub Pop.
Check out the album’s trailer below, and look out for further upcoming news on the band.
*[theprp.com] Minus The Bear recently shot a music video for an unspecified track from their upcoming new album. The group wrapped up work on their new effort earlier this year with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis). More details on the effort and the aforementioned video are pending.
*[theprp.com] Queens Of The Stone Age, etc. frontman/guitarist Josh Homme will appear as the bartender in the upcoming final music video from country music legend Glen Campbell. Homme will appear on the video for the song “A Better Place” which will debut later this week. For now, you can check out some stills from the clip, as well as a Q&A with Homme HERE.