ISIS and Ipecac Recordings issue Temporal, a retrospective collection of unreleased rarities, remixes and videos, on Nov. 6. Temporal spans the groundbreaking band's entire discography with inclusions from Mosquito Control to the band's final full-length album, Wavering Radiant. "It was fun and also very nostalgic collecting material for this release," commented Aaron Harris. "I hear our catalogue differently now that I'm not living with these songs day to day. This is a special collection of outtakes, demos, unreleased tracks and videos; some of which I think we even forgot about." More details including a complete track listing will be released soon.
Decibel Magazine profile one of ISIS' landmark albums, Oceanic, in the magazine's September issue. The 7-page interview with all five band members (Jeff Caxide, Mike Gallagher, Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Aaron Turner) speaks to the "sea change" that Oceanic was for heavy music. Albert Mudrian, Editor-in-Chief for Decibel, explains: "ISIS may have left a massive void in heavy music's body when they sailed away for good a couple of years ago, but the ripples of Oceanic continue to cause waves a decade after its release."
Harris, Caxide and Meyer recently partnered with Chino Moreno (Deftones) to form Palms. The band's debut album will be out in early 2013 via Ipecac. Turner's Old Man Gloom released No in late June and he will be touring Japan this September with Mamiffer. Gallagher continues on with his solo project MGR as well as scoring films, most recently 22nd of May.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Former label Kill Rock Stars is celebrating Elliott Smith’s would-be 43rd birthday on August 6th with a collection of unreleased tracks. They’ve started the process with a rare early cut of ”Alameda”, originally off 1997′s Either/Or, which sports an alternate chorus. Stream below (via Pitchfork).
This month, fans can also look forward to a bevy of Smith-related releases and offers. In addition to the rarities, Kill Rock Stars will reissue the songwriter’s 1995 self-titled debut and Either/Or on 180-gram vinyl. What’s more, his entire output with the label will be available as a digital bundle for $49 throughout August. And, without sounding like Matthew Lesko, any mailorder purchase of Smith’s work will receive a 10% off coupon.
*[stereogum.com] Here’s a rollicking cut from Glasgow’s PAWS, a track that finds the group in the lane of someone like Male Bonding. “Miss American Bookworm” charges hard, riding its central riff into the sun. It’s the first single from their forthcoming Fat Cat debut, Cokefloat! Download it below. Cokefloat! is out 10/9 on Fat Cat.
*[theprp.com] Black Sabbath played their only U.S. gig of the year at “Lollapalooza” in Chicago, IL on August 3rd. Some initial fan-filmed footage from the set can be found HERE.
*[press release] Baroness have one more behind-the-scenes clip to share with fans; this one tackling the way keyboards were used on Yellow & Green. The video footage can be viewed on PureVolume’s website HERE.
*A message from Hold Your Horse Is... "thank you to everyone who pre-ordered our album [Frimley]. we sold out. nice work. you should all have your copies now...
for everyone else, it's now available to stream HERE and if you like it, download for £5 sterling. you can also stream it from spotify and download it from itunes or amazon... or do all three.
however, if you buy off itunes, you pay more, apple take half the money (surely they've got enough already?) and you get rubbish, locked and lower quality files... so we suggest you get it off bandcamp."
*A message from The Fling... "Friends! It has been a while, but we've got exciting news. A new album is in the works with plans to be released this fall! We're switching things up this time and working with Pledge Music to bring all of you one step closer to the experience. You all will be involved from day one of recording, with exclusive updates/videos/products available to anyone participating in the process. Check out the video below, we'll be releasing the rest of the details this week!
*[theprp.com] Former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri will avoid jail time in relation to his standoff with a Los Angeles, CA S.W.A.T. team last summer. According to TMZ.com, Oliveri cut a deal, pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with the remaining six felony counts being dismissed.
As part of the deal he will be sentenced to 3 years felony probation; plus 52 weeks of anger management and 200 hours of community service.
*[consequenceofsound.net] In preparation for the release of the “unofficial” Jeff Buckley biopic Greetings From Tim Buckley, leading man Penn Badgley (Gossip Girls) recently covered the singer’s version of “Lilac Wine” during a solo gig (the song’s been previously performed by Eartha Kitt and Nina Simone). With guitar in hand, Badgley’s rendition of the Grace cut is surprisingly in-line with Buckley’s mournful croon, a definitive check in the plus column for the film’s overall chances. Watch fan footage HERE.
According to IMDB, Greetings From Tim Buckley is in post-production. The “official” Buckey biopic, starring Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark lead Reeve Carney, is still in limbo.