*[theprp.com] The BBC have uploaded a series of professionally-filmed videos capturing performances from the annual “Reading Festival” in the UK this past weekend. You can find songs by At The Drive-In and Mastodon below:
*[consequenceofsound.net] The 38th season of Austin City Limits will begin with a bang as Radiohead and Bon Iver will appear in back to back episodes. Pitchfork reports that Radiohead’s episode will air on October 6th, and Bon Iver’s episode will air on October 13th. Below, you can preview the Radiohead episode with a performance of “Morning Mr. Magpie”.
*[theprp.com] The remaining members of Baroness have all been released from the hospital following their bus crash while on tour in the UK. In addition to putting the bus driver in critical condition, the crash left the bands John Baizley with a broken left arm and left leg; while Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae.
Various other members of their road crew were treated and released for injuries suffered in the accident. A new statement was just issued by the band and reads as follows:
“John Baizley has been released from hospital. Allen and Matt have arrived back in the United States. All remaining 2012 tour dates are canceled. Thank you for all of the continued support.”
*[press release] Celebrated New York rock band HOPEWELL will release an EP of new material titled Another Music on September 11 via Tee Pee Records. The first single from the new effort is a cover of Brian Eno's "Needle In The Camel's Eye" featuring Mark Gardener of eternally cool, seminal shoegaze band RIDE on lead vocals. A deluxe 7" single of the track will come bundled with an EP of five new tracks that "explore HOPEWELL's noisy '90's roots as well as its more recent penchant for cinematic kraut rock sculptures." Today, self-titled premieres "Needle in the Camel's Eye", calling the track "a faithful, frenetic cover." Check out HOPEWELL featuring RIDE's Mark Gardener and the artists' take on the Brian Eno classic now HERE!
*Austin, TX post-punk quartet Markov will release The Flatlands EP this Friday, August 31st. The band will celebrate the albums release at Red 7 with The Bronx, American Sharks, and Wet Lung. Until then, you can stream and download the digital copy via the band's official Bandcamp page.
*A message from Passenger Peru... "just letting all of our peeps know that we recently had a wonderful opportunity with an awesome NY radio station WHFR. this wed 8/29 at 8pm (eastern time) we will be playing the new album in its entirety! also we will be interviewed in between, so you will get a behind the scenes look at how we made the album. This will be the last time that the album will be able to be heard until our record release date (sept 25th), be the first to hear it!"
*[pitchfork.com] Caustic Seattle rockers Unnatural Helpers' new album, Land Grab, is out September 25 via Hardly Art. You've heard one song from the LP already, "Hate Your Teachers"; "Toil" is the song that appears right before it on the album.
DOWNLOAD: Unnatural Helpers: "Toil"
*[consequenceofsound.net] As previously reported, Crypts is the new project of These Arms Are Snakes vocalist Steve Snere, programmer Bryce Brown, and visual artist Nick Bartoletti. In July, the trio premiered the eerie “Territories”, a single from their debut self-titled album. And today, with a little over a week before the album hits shelves, the entire eight-track effort is streaming below. As evidenced by the lead-off track, the LP is a synth-heavy blend of glitchy gloom-pop, heavy on the bass and the post-hardcore sensibilities, with stand-out tracks including “Daft” and “Smut”.
Crypts lands in stores on September 4th via Sargent House.