Soundgarden‘s sixth full-length studio album, “King Animal“. Out November 13th on Seven Four/Universal Republic, the effort was produced by the band and Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Nirvana).
As previously revealed, “Been Away Too Long” will serve as the first single and in addition to radio (on September 25th), will arrive in stores digitally on September 27th. Check out the tracklist HERE.
*[consequenceofsound.net] In the Corin Tucker Band’s music video for “Neskowin”, Tucker’s own experience as a girl coming of age in the ’80s is re-told through the adventures of two best friends. These girls, stuck in the awkward, Brittany Spears-defined struggle between childhood and womanhood, skip a family vacation in order to wear makeup, listen to records, flirt with boys, narrowly avoid fisticuffs, and attend their first glorious punk-rock show. And in an Eddie Murphy-esque turn, Tucker appears as three different characters (the protective mother, the hippie who the girls flag down, and the girls’ idol, punk siren Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex). Watch the video below (via NPR First Listen).
The outfit’s sophomore LP, Kill My Blues, is in stores today via Kill Rock Stars.
*[consequenceofsound.net] New Jersey garage rock kings Titus Androncius have let loose the album artwork (see HERE) and lead single to their new album, Local Business (10/22 via XL). “In a Big City” is a mid-tempo rocker, and comes accompanied by a pretty amazing video that matches the lyrics with pictures of Lil Wayne, black holes, and Futurama. Check it out below (via Pitchfork).
*[NME.com] Biffy Clyro will be releasing their brand new double album, 'Opposites', on January 28, 2013.
The album will be available on CD/DVD and digital download, as well in a limited edition boxset. The follow-up to the Scottish trio's 2009 platinum selling LP 'Only Revolutions' will comprise 20 tracks - the tracklisting can be found HERE - including the songs 'Stingin' Belle', 'Victory Over The Sun' and 'Modern Magic Formula', which they have already debuted live.
The two discs are titled 'The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones' and 'The Land At The End of Our Toes'. The DVD will contain a 'making of' documentary which sees the band recording the LP in Los Angeles. The boxset includes a 12" heavyweight double vinyl, A5 songbook, guitar tab sheets, 'Play Along' CD and Super 8 film cells.
*[pitchfork.com] Ladyhawk are obsessed with weed, loss, insecurity, stasis, and how your emotions can get away from you when you're drunk. They make bar rock for when you feel too old at the bar you used to love. Ladyhawk write songs about not aging gracefully, and on their third album, No Can Do, much of this adult heartbreak is tempered by economy. Condensing heavy times into two-and-a-half minute bursts is a formidable skill, and on "No Can Do", singer Duffy Driediger and company do this expertly. Without losing any of his vocal sleepiness, Driediger sounds angry-- he's as disgusted with himself as he seems to be with whoever the song is about. No one's painted in an attractive light, no one figures anything out, and then it's over. In Ladyhawk's world, being bummed isn't alluring-- it's just the way things are, and by embracing it, they make it seem like an alright place to be.
DOWNLOAD: Ladyhawk - "No Can Do" [from No Can Do; out 10/09/12 via Triple Crown]
*[theprp.com] A handful of new Deftones dates have been announced and can be found below. According to local venue listings, Scars On Broadway will once again be supporting the group at the shows. Deftones will release their new album “Koi No Yokan” on November 13th.
11/14 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
11/15 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden Amphitheater
11/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
*[theprp.com] Clutch, who are currently in pre-production for their new album, have announced the following new holiday tour with Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino:
12/26 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
12/27 Asheville NC – The Orange Peel
12/28 Lexington KY – Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
12/29 Columbus OH – Newport Music Hall
12/30 Sayreville NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/31 Worcester MA – The Palladium
*Passenger Peru are offering a FREE download of their cover of My Bloody Valentine's "Don't Ask Why" HERE [or below]. Here's what they had to say about it...
"This is a My Bloody Valentine song called "Don't Ask Why" and the great Justin Gonzales was the mastermind behind this one (recorded, mixed and mastered in one week!). Anyways, click the link above to download it via Bandcamp. Also, just stay tuned because our full album is going to be released into the world on Sept 25th (pre-sales are on the 20th!). Needless to say, we are super excited about the future as there seems to be so much on the horizon.
Thanks a million. Enjoy the tune!!!" - Stivers and Gonzales
*[consequenceofsound.net] Last year, Beck, Devendra Banhart, and tropicalia legend Caetano Veloso performed together on stage during the annual fundraising dinner for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In October, the three musicians will cross paths once more with the release of a new tribute album to Veloso. Beck’s contribution is a cover of the track “Michelangelo Antonioni”, and you can listen to it below (via Pitchfork).
Along with Beck and Banhart, A Tribute to Caetano Veloso features Os Mutantes’ Sérgio Dias, Seu Jorge, The Magic Numbers, and more. It will be released in the UK on October 22nd via Universal.
*[consequenceofsound.net] All Tomorrow’s Parties will stage two festivals next spring at Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands, UK. TV on the Radio will curate and headline the first one (May 10-12th), and Deerhunter the second (June 21st-23rd).
What’s more, Deerhunter will play three separate sets during their festival, including full performances of their albums Cryptograms, Microcastle, and Halcyon Digest. Bradford Cox’s Atlas Sound project will also get a set.
The full lineups for both festivals will be revealed soon. But if the curators alone convinced you to buy tickets, then head to ATP’s website beginning this Thursday at 10am GMT.
As previously reported, ATP will also stage festivals in NYC next weekend (curated by Greg Dulli), in Camber Sands, UK in November (curated by Shellac), in East Sussex, UK in December (curated by The National), and in Australia in February (w/ My Bloody Valentine).
*[theprp.com] The Mars Volta and Mariachi El Bronx are among the artists to be interviewed on the upcoming Funny Or Die internet series “The Gorburger Show“. You can watch the trailer for that madness below with the premiere to kick off this coming Monday, September 24th.
*[theprp.com] Doomriders have revealed that they are currently spending their time writing a new album. No word yet on when it will drop however.
*[consequenceofsound.net] As you may know, there are two upcoming Hollywood productions dealing with Jeff Buckley. One is an actual biopic about the late singer, starring the guy who played U2′s Spider-Man. The other is called Greetings From Tim Buckley and tells the story of Jeff’s involvement in a tribute concert for his father. Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley plays Jeff in that one, and he seemed to pass the first test with a solid live performance of “Lilac Wine” recently. Now, the trailer for Greetings From Tim Buckley has been revealed (via Stereogum), and by the looks of it, this movie is going to be more of an over dramatic love story than any sort of exercise in music history. But at least he sort of looks like him.