*[theprp.com] The new Deftones single “Tempest” has graced the web, you can stream it in full below. The track will receive a digital release on October 09th. It is taken from their upcoming album “Koi No Yokan“, out November 13th. Vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega recently chatted with Purevolume regarding “Tempest“. You can watch the pair discuss the track HERE.
*Minneapolis, MN noise rock heavyweights Gay Witch Abortion have released their brand new track, "Betty Brown" for streaming. The song comes from their long awaited new record, the vinyl only release, Opportunistic Smoke Screen Behavior out October 23rd on Learning Curve Records.
Opportunistic Smoke Screen Behavior LP will be available for pre-orders later this week. This LP features all new material from the boys. It is was recorded at the newly renovated Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls. Apparently that studio produced some big time records in the 90's or something.
There is a limited number of color vinyl for this release, first come first serve.
*Chicago's Pink Frost (formerly Apteka) just finished up a new video for "Where Days Go" from last year's fantastic album, Gargoyle Days. Check out the video below and head HERE for the entire album.
Pink Frost are heading into Electrical Audio Studios next month to begin work on their next LP, and will be releasing a 7" before year's end as well. Stay tuned for much more.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Folk-rock super group Bad Books (Kevin Devine and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra) release their sophomore LP, Bad Books II, on October 9th via Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. Joined by Hull’s bandmates guitarist Robert McDowell and keyboardist/percussionist Chris Freeman, the duo has expanded its overall sound, focusing on real-time recordings to reveal a band “emboldened and at ease enough to set out together for places unknown.” According to the outfit’s Facebook, the “gloves-off” recording sessions were marked by their “openness, vibrancy and democratic spirit,” with Hull in particular finding newfound strength in the collaborative approach.
“I’ve never had anyone do that with me before,” Hull said of writing with Devine. “I’ve always written everything. I’ve never asked for any help. But this time, I asked. I said to Kevin, ‘this is what I want to say here, how can I say it better?’ And he was able to help me, which is cool. I think my pride probably up until this point wouldn’t have allowed that to happen, but to be honest, I don’t really care anymore.”
With so many cooks in the musical kitchen, the 11-track effort is a veritable gumbo of rock influences and aesthetics. But whether it’s giant-sized stadium rock, anthemic ballads, shiny bubblegum pop, so-called “baroque psychedelia”, or even some big beat pop complete with whistling, the string that ties it all together is Devine and Hull’s core camaraderie and sense of brotherhood. Highlights include the lead single “Forest Whitaker”, “Ambivalent Peaks”, and “42″.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Massachusetts post-rock outfit Caspian do little to nab viewers’ attention with their video for ”Waking Season”. Albeit cohesive, everyone’s eyes remain closed and each member maintains this creepy statuesque persona. So, yeah, it’s not the sort of impassioned rock performance that can rip people from their seats and get them jumping and shaking along. Instead, its power is far more subtle: the methodical build of the song and the blue lighting/backdrop instill a sense of calm more emotionally rewarding than any fist pump or axe-kick could ever be. Let it overwhelm you below.
Waking Season the album is out now via Triple Crown Records.
*[theprp.com] The Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Chelsea Wolfe appear as guests on the latest episode of Funny Or Die‘s “The Gorburger Show“. You can watch that below:
*[theprp.com] Drummer Josh Freese is officially out of A Perfect Circle. Announcing the news via his Twitter earlier today, he offered:
“After 13 years, I’ve decided to leave @aperfectcircle with no plans of returning. Apologies to those inquiring about the upcoming shows.”
No word yet from the bands camp on the matter or any permanent replacements—though it appears as though Jeff Friedl will likely continue to hold the spot [EIS note: continue to hold the spot is the key note here... didn't Freese stop playing with the band a while ago...].