Mad Season, etc. drummer Barret Martin. The conversation touched upon his plans to finish previously-unreleased material from the (mostly) long-defunct outfit.
Martin revealed that his former Screaming Trees bandmate, and frequent Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator, Mark Lanegan will be tackling the vocals for the songs. The tracks in question were originally written for late group frontman Layne Staley (also of Alice In Chains).
No word on how much material is in the works or a potential release time frame was offered however.
*[theprp.com] Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) has released a new album titled “Octopus Kool Aid” via Bandcamp. The effort was originally recorded in February of 2011 and features vocals from Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes.
*[stereogum.com] Lately, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has been recording and playing shows with a new band called Chelsea Light Moving. We’ve already heard the new tracks “Burroughs” and “Groovy & Linda,” and today, Moore decided to celebrate his 54th birthday by posting a new track called “Frank O’Hara Hit,” named for the late beat poet. The song is alternately a scuzzed-out hiss and a pretty chiming-guitars meditation, which means Thurston Moore made it. Grab it below.
DOWNLOAD: Chelsea Light Moving – “Frank O’Hara Hit” [right click, save as]
Moore posted this song alongside a fanziney piece about historically significant late-July events; click HERE to read what he wrote.
*[pitchfork.com] On September 24, Austin's absurdly named fuzz-rockers Ringo Deathstarr will release their second LP, Mauve, via Club AC30/Sonic Unyon. On September 11 (a day before in the UK), they'll release this single from that record, "Rip".
STREAM Ringo Deathstarr "Rip" HERE!
*A message from Big Scary Monsters Records... "We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Minus The Bear to the BSM family! Having influenced a great number of the artists we've worked with over the past few years, it's an honour to be releasing their brilliant new record, 'Infinity Overhead', in September.
Since forming in Seattle in 2001, Minus The Bear has worked relentlessly over the past decade to build a large and devoted following worldwide with consistent releases and a non-stop touring regimen. With a back-catalogue that has seen them sell over 300,000 records, the band has played countless sold out tours throughout the world, in addition to unforgettable performances at huge US festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Sasquatch!. They have done this all on their own terms and with the release of Infinity Overhead, they are at the height of their powers.
'Infinity Overhead' can now be pre-ordered, on CD and limited edition 12" vinyl (clear and transparent blue - of which there is very few left!) from www.bsmrocks.com [for those in the UK]. The first 200 orders come with a free set of MTB badges and a guitar plectrum. The band headline Heaven in London on 17th August, tickets on sale now."
*[consequenceofsound.net] Here’s “Elephant”, the lead single from Tame Impala’s upcoming album Lonerism, which will be released on October 9th via Modular. It’s the second track to surface from the album following “Apocalypse Dreams”.
*[press release] Belfast's weird and wonderful indie-alt-rockers MOJO FURY will be hitting the UK in September for their only remaining UK shows of 2012. The band will be playing songs from their debut "Visiting Hours of a Traveling Circus" alongside the airing of brand new material from their as yet untitled second album, which is currently being recorded. See Mojo Fury in the studio right HERE.
Catch Mojo Fury on the following dates, as main support to ex-The Gathering frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen and her band this September:
Wed 19th - LONDON, Borderline
Thu 20th - MANCHESTER, Roadhouse
Fri 21st - YORK, Fibbers
Sat 22nd - GLASGOW, ABC 2
Sun 23rd - BIRMINGHAM, Academy 3
*Tall Ships have announced, with the help of a few friends [see below], that their debut album is entitled 'Everything Touching' and will be released on 8th October. The tracklisting and artwork will soon be unveiled but for now you can stream forthcoming new single, "Gallop," which was premiered via Pitchfork last week.
The band play XOYO in London, their biggest headline show to date, on 22nd October. Tickets are on sale now and the amazing support bill will be announced in two weeks time. Look out for more show news coming very soon...
*[press release] David Yow, the front man of Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard, was recently interviewed on the leading baseball podcast: "Up & In" regarding his forthcoming indie feature: High & Outside: A Baseball Noir. Listen HERE.
Directed by Evald Johnson, the film is based on his personal experiences as the son of a Major League baseball player turned controversial manager. High & Outside: A Baseball Noir tells the story of one man's dream to play professional baseball and the desperate measures he takes to keep that dream alive. An early teaser trailer can be viewed here.
The cast includes Yow, Eddie Jemison (Oceans 11, Hung), Geoff Lewis (High Plains Drifter, Every Which Way But Loose), Richard Patrick (Filter, NIN), Phil Donlon (Unbroken, Queens of the Lot) and Scarlett Fay (Playboy TV). High & Outside has been offered the opportunity to film in Sioux City, Iowa, in the home stadium of The Explorers, an independent pro baseball team. The production company (Standard 17) will shoot several scenes including live action sequences at actual games.