Quicksand hit the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY last night (August 24th) for the first in their string of East Coast reunion shows. Both the bands set list and fan-filmed footage from the performance can be found HERE.
*[theprp.com] Gifts From Enola are streaming a new song titled “Cherry” from their upcoming album “A Healthy Fear“. The track is now available over at Absolutepunk.net. “A Healthy Fear” will land in stores on November 13th through The Mylene Sheath.
*[pitchfork.com] As you may recall, the Flaming Lips had a huge falling out with Erykah Badu after posting an unapproved NSFW video for their Heady Fwends collaboration "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The song now has a new singer, Dresden Dolls vocalist Amanda Palmer, who appears nude in a bathtub for the new NSFW video (via the Future Heart).
Coyne hinted at the replacement in an interview with MTV back in June. You can read Badu's lengthy note to Coyne here.
Wayne Coyne also directed the upcoming video for Palmer's "Do It With a Rock Star", which, as the Future Heart notes, both Palmer and Coyne tweeted about extensively. It looks like it'll be similarly NSFW.
*[theprp.com] Refused will head down to Australia in November to play the following series of shows. Tickets will go on sale August 31st.
11/09 Perth, AUS – Metro Fremantle
11/11 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill
11/13 Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theatre
11/15 Melbourne, AUS – The Palace
11/17 Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theatre
*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young & Crazy Horse have revealed more details about Psychedelic Pill, their second album of the year following June’s Americana. According to the band’s website, the album was recorded immediately following Americana at Audio Casa Blanca, and will be released as a double-CD and triple-vinyl due to the lengths of the songs.
Like they did with Americana, the band will accompany Psychedelic Pill’s release with full-length videos for each of the songs. A Blu-ray containing high resolution versions of the videos will be packaged with the album, and low resolution iTunes downloads will also be available.
Below, you can watch the band perform their new 20-minute jammer “Walk Like A Giant” during a concert earlier this month.
*[theprp.com] Rage Against The Machine have begun celebrating the coming 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album which was released back on November 10th in 1992. To that end the band recently launched a Tumblr full of stories from fans and more documenting their early days.
The aforementioned blog has already become a treasure trove for stories and memorabilia for the record; including a photo of the gold plaque for it (complete with gold cassette tape.)