Quicksand have added ANOTHER NYC show in addition to the now-sold-out Bowery Ballroom date, this time at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 25 (the day after the Bowery show). Tickets go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The show is will call only, and no tickets will be offered at the box office.
Quicksand will also play one other show after the NYC dates at FYF Fest in Los Angeles.
*[theprp.com] Shiner are streaming the newly-remastered version of their album “The Egg” over at AOL.com. The group had the opus remastered for an upcoming vinyl re-release in conjunction with their string of reunion shows this month; dates for which include:
08/11 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theatre (feat. Errortype: 11, Census)
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
08/24 Lawrence, KS – Granada
08/25 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/26 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
*[pitchfork.com] Fourteen albums into their discography, each new Thee Oh Sees album is somewhat unpredictable. Sometimes a new LP means acid-baked vocals and weirdo psych rock (Castlemania). Maybe it means quiet ballads (Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion) or driving krautrock (Carrion Crawler/The Dream). And while there are familiar elements in play with "Flood's New Light", off Putrifiers II-- most notably, John Dwyer's falsetto-- the song is proof that their upcoming album has the band tightening their focus and cleaning up their sound. They do this without losing the muscle they've established on previous records, delivering a song with a strong hook. The obvious star here, though, is the infectiously simple "ba ba ba" chorus.
DOWNLOAD: Thee Oh Sees: "Flood's New Light" [from Putrifiers II; out 09/11/12 via In the Red]
*[consequenceofsound.net] On September 29th, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, and K’Naan will perform at the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park as part of the Global Festival, a benefit concert designed to bring awareness and raise money to the cause of ending global poverty, reports Rolling Stone.
Tickets are free and will distributed via lottery to individuals who perform various charitable actions (e.g., educating themselves about an issue, donating to a worthy cause.) Click here for more details.
The festival is being organized in conjunction with Coachella promoter Goldenvoice/AEG, while its expenses are being paid for by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Sumner Redstone Charity Foundation, along with UNICEF, Rotary International, and more.
*[theprp.com] Gifts From Enola‘s new full-length album “A Healthy Fear” is slated to receive a November 13th release date on The Mylene Sheath. A new song from the effort titled “The Benefits Of Failure” can be streamed below along with the track listing for the outing:
01 – “Long Weakend”
02 – “Robespierre”
03 – “Cherry”
04 – “Honne Tatemae”
05 – “The Benefits Of Failure”
06 – “Jade”
07 – “Steady Diet”
08 – “Clawmarks”
*[FMQB.com] Jane's Addiction have added several west coast dates to their current Theatre of the Escapists tour. The tour will wrap with six shows in California, starting with Santa Cruz on October 17 and ending with a homecoming show in Los Angeles on a date still to be determined.
*[pitchfork.com] Swearin' is a young band grounded by co-songwriters Allison Crutchfield (ex-P.S. Eliot) and Kyle Gilbride (of Big Soda). On their self-titled debut, out via Detroit's Salinas Records, the group work beyond their pop-punk foundations to offer fast-paced, charming, and monstrously hooky re-readings of 1990s big-guitar indie rock and Slumberland pop. But Swearin' inject enough of their own youthful character to properly revitalize those sounds. On this standout, "Here to Hear", Gilbride offers his brightest Doug Martsch impression and churns lines about self-doubt, confusion, and transience. "Moving back here/ Feeling too self-aware," Gilbride sings, at the chorus, emotively. "I keep thinking/ 'Is this as good as it gets?'"
DOWNLOAD: Swearin': "Here to Hear"
*[press release] Vancouver's alternative prog-meisters, FEN, have partnered up with Heavy Planet for an exclusive preview of the bands new album, Of Losing Interest, in it's entirety HERE! With the album coming out in just about a week, FEN wanted to give the rock n' roll community a little something special leading up to the release of their fifth album with a free stream of the complete recording.
"Heavy Planet helped bring our album Congenital Fixation out of the shadows back in 2009 when they featured Fen as their New Band to Burn To," states guitarist/singer Doug Harrison when asked about partnering up with the blog that celebrates all that is heavy, "Two albums later, we're stoked to still have their support."
Following up on 2010’s breakout album, Trails Out of Gloom, the band return to their heavier roots with the brand new album, Of Losing Interest! Once again recorded at Creativ Studios with longtime producer, Mike Southworth at the helm, the band have crafted themselves an album that perfectly balances the technical virtuosity of heavy metal with the more down to earth tones of the early 90’s alternative rock movement. Of Losing Interest will be available on August 14th through Nail Distribution in North America, Code 7 in the UK, and Clearspot International in Europe.
Fen will be hitting the road to begin support Of Losing Interest in September:
Aug 16th: Vancouver, BC - The Media Club (CD Release Party)
Sept 21st: Kamloops, BC - The Dirty Jersey
Sept 22nd: Salmon Arm, BC - Hideaway Pub
Sept 25th: Calgary, AB - Vern's Bar
Sept 28th: Prince George, BC - Riley's Pub
Sept 29th: Dawson Creek, BC - Rockwell's