*[consequenceofsound.net] While Josh Homme’s past soundtrack contributions have focused on more comedic fare like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the Queens of the Stone Age frontman recently contributed a song to David Ayer’s cop-drama End of Watch. Co-written by the film’s composer Dave Sardy, “Nobody To Love” appears solely during the end credits and features Homme’s unmistakable croon paired with a mix of operatic piano and dark blues-rock guitar slightly reminiscent of older QOTSA. Stream it below.
*Amherst, MA's CaliforniaX are quickly becoming one of our favorite young bands. The guys are hard at work on their full length debut and follow up to last year's exceptional Suckers/Mummy 7". CaliforniaX are offering a stream of "Pond Rot," an unmastered track from their upcoming record which is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated releases whenever it ready!
*[consequenceofsound.net] Atoms For Peace — the super side-project featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and drummer Joey Waronker — will release a 12″ vinyl single of “Default” on November 19th via XL Recordings. (The song is currently available digitally via the band’s website.)
The single will include an exclusive new song titled “What The Eyeballs Did” alongside an instrumental rendition of “Default”. Stanley Donwood designed the sleeve, which features foil stamping on the front and an embossed back.
According to a press release, and a note posted on Radiohead’s website, Atoms For Peace will release its full-length debut album early next year.
*A message from King Khan & The Shrines...
"Hi everyone, thanks for showing your support by coming out to see us perform over the past several months… we had a blast and it looked like you did too! It’s now time for us to unveil our first ever online merchandise store. We have a couple brand new t-shirt designs, including the cool Super King Khan jerseys, plus some popular classics. Or you can pick up some CDs either for yourself or a friend.
Remember, you can enter the world of King Khan by checking out King Khan Tee Vee on YouTube. Here you’ll find our “Bite My Tongue” video, other music videos, live performances, interviews, special announcements, and other fun stuff. Be sure to subscribe.
Stay tuned for our new studio album and more live shows in early 2013."
*[pitchfork.com] If the ragged vocals and over-excited, under-tuned guitars on "Foxfire" are reliable testimony, then the New Milford, CT-based punk band Fins probably agree upon one record-- and that record is either the Replacements' Hootenanny or Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. "Foxfire" shows flashes of that that rare ability to make an intentionally sloppy song that rises above its own messiness. It's a skill that requires more than just puppy-dog enthusiasm: If you really want to grab someone's lapels, you have to stage a carefully coordinated mess, and "Foxfire" is just that-- loose and joyful and careening, like a track full of unruly go-karts.
DOWNLOAD: Fins: "Foxfire"
*Passenger Peru have announced the deal of a lifetime... if they can just get 200 digital album sales then they are putting that towards making vinyl... and anyone on their mailing list will get a free copy of their album in vinyl form! Yup, they'll even mail it to ya. So please help them spread the word, they'd love to give all their friends this lil' gift.
*[pitchfork.com] Our Update interview with singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe went up today; head HERE to check it out. While you're at it, take a listen to this new single, "Flatlands," from her new album Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, which is out October 16 via Sargent House. It's the third single from the LP, following "Appalachia" and "The Way We Used To".
*[theprp.com] Following the leak comes the following official stream of Soundgarden‘s new single “Been Away Too Long“. A digital single for the track will is now available. The group will release their new album “King Animal” on November 13th.
*[theprp.com] A new Gifts From Enola track by the name of “Long Weakend” can be streamed online now via Punknews.org. The song is taken from the groups forthcoming full-length offering “A Healthy Fear“. The Mylene Sheath will release that effort on November 13th.
*[pitchfork.com] Pitchfork.tv on YouTube presents a new installment of its animated series "Frames". The show highlights first-person storytelling from musicians, brought to life by Pitchfork.tv's animators. This episode features Wayne Coyne, who talks about the Flaming Lips merch that never was: remote controlled vibrating underwear.