*[punknews.org] Shores have released their upcoming album, Leavening, a little early and also launched a full album stream. The record was originally slated for released on August 7, 2012 but is available through iTunes right now. Check out the band's tour dates HERE, including their stop at Big Snow in Brooklyn on 8/2 with Grass Is Green, Butter The Children, and more!
*Check out a short tour video of Summer People from their recent outing with Porches. The video was shot by Mike O'Donnell and Nate Ely, and Edited by Nate Ely and Jesse Lafian. The song, "Elsewhere" comes from the band's near flawless full length Teamwork. We were lucky enough to have Summer People play our SXSW showcase this year... can we expect them at CMJ... stay tuned!!
*[theprp.com] A behind the scenes look at Trent Reznor‘s (Nine Inch Nails, etc.) theme song for the upcoming “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2” video game can be found below. The game itself is set for a November 13th release date.
*[theprp.com] Baroness have tracked a four song in-studio session at Maida Vale Studios for future airing on BBC Radio 1. You can watch an update from the sessions below. The groups new album “Yellow & Green” arrived in stores earlier this week on Relapse Records.
*[consequenceofsound.net] In 2012, Beck has put out almost a full album’s worth of material through various channels: Charity comps, Soundtracks, Jack White’s record studio, a Childish Gambino track, a Fleetwood Mac cover. The non-traditional disseminating of new music continues, as Beck has contributed three new songs for the Sony Playstation game Sound Shapes (via Pitchfork). ”Cities”, “Touch the People”, and “Spiral Staircase” will each be featured on a separate level of the game, “a classic side-scrolling platformer where your actions make the music.” Sound Shapes will also feature music from deadmau5, I Am Robot and Proud, and Jim Guthrie, and will be available for PS3 and PS Vita August 7th.
To get an idea of how the game works, check out this gameplay video featuring deadmau5 jams HERE.
And because we really wanted to be the first website in history to tag a story with deadmau5 and Woody Guthrie, in celebration of Guthrie’s 100th birthday, Beck has released a recording from the mid-90′s on is website of the Guthrie tune, “I Ain’t Got No Home”. Stream that track below.
*The lineup for Starry Nights Festival in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 28-29, 2012 will feature Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, MiMOSA, Justin Townes Earle, The Whigs, Sleeper Agent, Moon Taxi, JEFF The Brotherhood, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, Morning Teleportation, Wild Belle, Space Capone, PUJOL, The Kingston Springs, Five Knives, Bad Cop... and more! Watch the official festival trailer below. Tickets on sale now. For more info on the festival, please click HERE.
*[consequenceofsound.net] More covers from the forthcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute Just Tell Me That You Want Me have surfaced. HERE, you can stream Tame Impala’s take on the Tusk track “That’s All For Everyone”.
Just Tell Me That You Want Me will be released on August 14th via Hear Music/Concord. Of the 17 tracks included, we’ve also heard “FutureGames” by MGMT, “Dreams” by The Kills, “Silver Springs” by Lykke Li, “Landslide” by Antony, “Rhiannon” by Best Coast, “Think About Me” by The New Pornographers, “Albatross” by Lee Ranaldo and J Mascis, “Storms” by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and “Gold Dust Woman” by Karen Elson.