Quicksand are confirmed to appear as the musical guests on the August 22nd episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon“. The shows music booker Jonathan Cohen recently confirmed the news through his Twitter.
In case you missed it, the band also have two reunion shows booked around the same timeframe.
*[pitchfork.com] On August 21, Ben Chasny's experimental rock project Six Organs of Admittance returns with a new album, Ascent, via Drag City. For this one, SOoA godhead Ben Chasny enlisted the assistance of some of his bandmates in the defunct heavy psych outfit Comets on Fire. You've heard first single "Waswasa", and now here's another LP cut, "One Thousand Birds".
*[consequenceofsound.net] Kill Rock Stars continue to dust off some alternate versions of Elliott Smith songs with this much peppier version of “Punch and Judy”. The original ballad can be found on Either/Or, and the alternate version can be found below via Kill Rock Stars’ Bandcamp (via Pitchfork). Check out the previously released alternate version of “Alameda” HERE.
Kill Rock Stars is reissuing Either/Or on 180 gram vinyl this month in honor of Smith’s birthday. You can pre-order the album right now at the Kill Rock Stars store.
*[press release] On the wings of their breakthrough debut, True Loves, the ascension of Hooray For Earth continues with the release of two new singles, out 8/21 on Dovecote Records. As an inextricable duo, "Never" and "Figure" mine True Loves for its most ecstatic moments and elaborate on its most daring and inspired sonic facets. The two singles represent a sort of unwillful evolution, a thoughtful token of the realizations resultant in the period of time immediately following a successful debut.
Recorded in between tours at his West Village home, "Never" and "Figure" sound like massive, studio-recorded songs. Heroux endures urban din on a daily basis, "like chainsaws and general industrial clatter", but unlike your garden-variety field recording obsessive, he culls tone and texture from them while allowing structure to tame and mask them. With Chris Coady's hands on the mixing board, what results is a savage Colossus of sound.
According to Heroux, "these tracks represent the last of the home-recordings that [he'll] do for Hooray For Earth." After Never/Figure, Hooray For Earth will, for the first time ever, record a full length from start to finish in the studio. This is slated for later in the year with Chris Coady.
*[metalkaoz.com] UK's pop doomsters/grind-gazers WINTERS will release their sophomore album, "Berlin Occult Bureau" on August 31st via Ván Records. WINTERS (Paul Fyfe, Nigel Ingram and Andy Prestidge) formed in May of 2005 in London, and have released so far the "Satelites" EP and "Black Clouds In Twin Galaxies" debut via Rise Above Records in 2008. You can view the "Berlin Occult Bureau" tracklist and artwork HERE.
*[pitchfork.com] The Deptford, NJ band Fight Amp's third album, Birth Control, features a new drummer and more of that forward-thinking, 90s-nodding AmRep-ripped noise rock you've come to expect from the trio. The opening track, "Fly Trap", offers a good introduction to the collection, which is out out September 25 on Translation Loss.
STREAM: Fight Amp - "Fly Trap"