Times New Viking will follow up last year's underrated Dancer Equired with a new EP, Over & Over, digitally released via Siltbreeze. It'll be released a day before in the UK via Wichita, and the vinyl's going out on November 13. Here's a cut from the EP, "Sleep-In".
*[pitchfork.com] On November 13, Inflated will release Out of Season, a split LP between Irish indie acts So Cow and Squarehead. Here's a cut from Squarehead's side; both bands will be heading to the U.S. soon for this year's CMJ festival in New York City.
*How to destroy angels_ is a collective from Los Angeles composed of Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan. An omen_ EP will be their debut release on Columbia Records, available November 13th digitally and on 12" vinyl. Listen to the first single "Keep it together" below.
*In case you missed it last week while we were busy working on Scuzzy Afternoon (download for FREE HERE), The Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has confirmed on his Twitter account that the band is currently at work on a new album, their first since 2001′s Change.
According to one tweet, Morrison “just comped new Plan lyrics into one book,” which typically marks when the band’s “albums are 80% done or so.” Amongst jokes about possible album titles (“The Adventures of Bobby Beverage And Two Shoe Lou”) and influences (“BIG Jim Croce influence”), he also attempted to describe one track as sounding like “R2D2 doing ‘low rider’ at karaoke.”
For those lacking the proper imagination to piece that image together, don’t forget about time in August when the band debuted seven new songs. That might be a good place to start.
*[pitchfork.com] Jack White's Third Man Records has released live albums by several artists, so it's strange that they're only just now releasing one by Jack White. The latest "Vault" subscription package will include White's Live at Third Man Records double LP, which was recorded at the label's three-year anniversary party earlier this year. The batch also includes a 7" of demos recorded before he made Blunderbuss and a photo book by Alison Mosshart (of the Dead Weather and the Kills).
The live album will be released with Lenticular gatefold cover, which shows two images in one (depending on what angle you're holding the record), and it'll be pressed on black and blue vinyl. The 7" features early recordings of "Freedom at 21", "Love Interruption", and "Hypocritical Kiss", and it's being pressed on blue vinyl.
Mosshart's photo book, Shark Infested Soda Fountain, was self-published in 2010. It features photos of the Dead Weather on the road.
*After canceling their tour this summer with Ceremony due to front-lady Marissa Paternoster falling ill with mono, Screaming Females will unfortunately have to cancel this upcoming tour due to Paternoster's mono continuing to effect her. Screaming Females will finish the final 3 dates with Garbage. Read the band's statement below:
"Since falling ill with mononucleosis in May, Marissa [Paternoster] has been experiencing severe chronic pains that have rendered it very difficult for Screaming Females to tour. To ensure that Marissa has adequate time to heal so that Screaming Females can continue, it brings us great sadness to announce that all scheduled dates after October 10th will be cancelled. Thank you for understanding and we will see you all in the very near future."
10/08 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/09 Houston, TX @ House of Blues w/ Garbage
10/10 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Garbage
*San Francisco's Hot Lunch have released the new "Killer Smile" 7" through Who Can You Trust Records. The band mix psych, punk, and stoner rock for a rifftastic good time that's sure to please anyone that loves a killer guitar solo.
The band are planning a full length release for later this year.
*[theprp.com] It should come as little surprise that Deftones have a new music video in production for their new single “Tempest“. Director Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol) has been tasked with directing the clip, which should begin airing in the coming weeks.
A digital single for the song itself is expected to arrive tomorrow, October 09th. The group will follow it with the November 13th release of their new album, “Koi No Yokan“.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Now that the shock’s worn off, Dean Ween, aka Mickey Melchiondo, has finally announced his post-Ween plans on his official site. Currently, he’s at work on his first solo album with “the best musicians [he's] encountered over the years,” including Josh Homme (who is serving as producer), Aerosmith’s Joe Kramer, Ween’s Glenn McClelland and Claude Coleman, Nick Oliveri, Andrew Weiss, Dave Dreiwitz, Joe Russo, Chuck Treece, Scott Metzger, and Guy Heller.
Melchiondo originally started writing songs for the record a year ago. It wasn’t until this past July, however, that he found himself getting serious with the mission to create “a truly classic album.” In a post titled ‘My New Studio’, he writes: “I postponed all of my fishing charters until a later date and since mid-August I’ve been in the studio non-stop, 7 days a week working from 7pm until 7am.”
There’s still plenty of work ahead, as he contends they’re “in the thick of it right now,” and it won’t be until January that he’ll complete the album alongside Homme. (FYI: The two go way back, specifically Desert Sessions and Queens of the Stone Age’s landmark 2002 album, Songs for the Deaf.) Fans looking to get some perspective on the recording can check out a photo gallery posted on Melchiondo’s Facebook page.
*[pitchfork.com] The Twilight Sad's prepping a remix companion to this year's fine No One Can Ever Know; the collection sees release on November 5 via FatCat. You've heard Liars' remix of "Nil", and now here's bloopy producer Com Truise's take on "Sick".