*Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard have released new tracks “Wait Let’s Go” and "Over and Under," on a split single taken from the latest installment of Famous Class Record’s singles series Less Artists More Condos. You can stream both of the tracks below from two of San Francisco garage rock's finest bands. Proceeds from the 7″ benefit the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1′s Save the Music (snag your copy HERE).
*[theprp.com] Deftones gave their new song “Leathers” its first live airing in full this weekend. The group performed the recently-released track at “Epicenter Festival” in Irvine, CA. You can watch fan-filmed footage of that HERE. November 13th will see the release of the bands seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan“.
*[theprp.com] Cave In vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky has a new 5 song EP by the name of “Hit Or Mystery” due out early next year on Little Black Cloud Records. The effort was mixed by James Plotkin (ex-Khanate, etc.) and will be issued as a 12″ and digitally.
It will feature four new tracks along with an unspecified Lee Hazlewood cover. More details are expected soon.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young and Crazy Horse have let loose the first track from their new album, Psychedelic Pill. ”Walk Like a Giant” is one of three album tracks clocking in at over 16 minutes, though they’ve shortened it down to four minutes for the radio. That version is the one streaming below, accompanied by a video featuring found footage of Bigfoot, Albert Einstein and the Atomic bomb (via RollingStone.com)
Psychedelic Pill, the band’s second album of 2012, is out October 30th on double CD and November 23rd on triple vinyl. A Blu-ray compiling music videos for each track will also be available on the 23rd. Since we last spoke, the album’s artwork has been updated (the new version is posted HERE).
In even more news, Young will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday (Sept. 27th) to promote his new memoir, Waging Heavy Piece, as Hidden Track reports. So set your DVR.
*[pitchfork.com] Back in December of last year, we posted "Do It Again", a single from indie rock outfit Guards (which counts Richie Follin, the brother of Cults' Madeline Follin, as a member). On February 5, Guards will release their debut LP, the aptly titled In Guards We Trust, via Black Bell and Velvet Vision. Here's the first single, which was also produced by Richie Follin.
*[rollingstone.com] Austin heavy metal outfit The Sword are set to follow up 2010's Warp Riders with their new record Apocryphon (Razor & Tie), out October 22nd. Now you can get a taste of the album with this fresh headbanger, "Veil of Isis" HERE.
Frontman J.D. Cronise calls the track the most "Sword-ish" song of the album musically, yet notes that lyrically, "it's a little more metaphysical than a lot of our previous stuff. It talks a lot about cycles of nature and life and death and birth and transformation and death and rebirth.
"In essence, the song is about change," Cronise tells Rolling Stone. "[It's about] moving from one phase of the natural cycle to the next and the recognition of the knowledge revealed when such transitions occur. The lyrics make reference to Isis, the goddess of nature and magic, and her brother/husband Osiris, the god of the dead and the afterlife, as agents of those changes and keepers of sacred knowledge. The 'veil' is that which hides from us the true nature of the universe that, during our earthly existence, is largely hidden from us."
*[press release] 'Sore Tummy' (guest vocals by Alice Costelloe of Big Deal) is taken from PAWS debut album 'Cokefloat' and is backed by a brand new track 'Salem'. Check out both tracks over at Soundcloud [or below].
*[pitchfork.com] Back in April of this year, Olympia, Wash. noisemakers Naomi Punk released their debut LP, The Feeling. Now, Captured Tracks has signed the trio and are re-releasing The Feeling digitally on October 16 (it sees release on CD and vinyl on November 20). Here's a song from that release.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Awesomely acronym’ed Los Angeles punks FIDLAR (short for Fuck It, Dog, Life’s A Risk, a skate-scene staple) are proud of their vices (punks are punks, after all). Earlier this month, they announced their love of inexpensive ale with the scream-along charger “Cheap Beer”. On their new track, “At the Chacha” [stream HERE], they’re using fake IDs, getting wasted, and looking for someone to hook up with. “Let’s go into the bathroom stall/ where we can erase all our feelings,” they smirk-shout, a hard-skipping backbeat propelling everything along on the bar-hopping journey. It’s unclear whether this new cut comes from their forthcoming debut LP, as well as whether the entire city of L.A is credited as a guest or just somebody with that moniker; regardless, this uptempo jam is perfect for skating all day until the bars open (there was a grinding pun in their somewhere, but Fuck It, Dog, Life’s a Risk).
The yet detail-less debut LP is “slated for Autumn” via Wichita Recordings.
*[consequenceofsound.net] HERE’s the artwork for the vinyl version of How To Destroy Angels’ forthcoming EP, An Omen. It comes courtesy of singer/Trent Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig.
The vinyl and digital versions of the EP arrive on November 13th via Columbia Records. Read all about the record and the rest of the band’s upcoming endeavors HERE.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Yo La Tengo won’t follow up 2009′s Popular Songs with a proper full-length until early next year. That’s okay, though, because they’ve dropped their Stupid Things EP to hold us over. Limited to 1,500 copies, the EP contains three versions of the title track, including an alternate version with different lyrics and an extended instrumental. The title track has surfaced on Spotify and it’s sweater music, all sewn together by Georgia Hubley’s whispered percussion and Ira Kaplan’s solar guitar lines. Come to think of it, that organ line from James McNew doesn’t hurt, either. Stream it in full HERE.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the as-yet-untitled album was produced by Tortoise’s John McEntire in Chicago. The band has completed mixing, and plan to release the end result in early January.
*[theprp.com] Mariachi El Bronx members Matt Caughthran and Jorma Vik‘s appearance on Funny Or Die‘s “The Gorburger Show” can be viewed below. The pair, who are also members of The Bronx, appeared on the second episode of the show.