Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quick Notes: Indian Handcrafts, Nirvana, Bob Dylan

*[press release] Canadian power-duo Indian Handcrafts release their Sargent House debut album Civil Disobedience For Losers today. The entire disc is streaming via SPIN Magazine (Listen HERE). The first official video, for the song "Bruce Lee" is available to watch below.

Indian Handcrafts also take to the road in November with Red Fang and Black Tusk. Please see complete dates HERE.

Indian Handcrafts - Civil Disobedience For Losers (Album Promo II) Bruce Lee from Sargent House on Vimeo.

*[pitchfork.com] NME reports that the bass guitar Kurt Cobain smashed at the end of Nirvana's iconic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video is up for auction. Krist Novoselic's destroyed instrument is expected to sell for up to £25,000 on November 29 at Christie's in London.

That auction will also feature Bob Dylan's 1958 yearbook, including this note from young Robert Zimmerman:

"Dear Jerry, Well the year's almost all over now huh. Remember the 'sessions' down at Collier. Keep practicing the guitar and maybe someday you'll be great! A friend, Bob Zimmerman."

Quick Notes: ISIS, Jack White, Red Fang, Mail The Horse, The Vandelles

*[pitchfork.com] If you're an ISIS devotee, you're probably wondering what "Ghost Key," the second track from the band's 2009 finale, Wavering Radiant, is doing on the band's posthumous rarities and remixes compilation, Temporal. Worry no more: This demo omits Aaron Turner's domineering roar and lyrics about sacrifices and shadows, giving the quintet space to show its ghosted guitar tones and full-band surges. They prove an ensemble of premium grace and maneuverability, each part, sprint, and pause perfectly nested within the whole. If you're not yet an Isis devotee, this rendition of "Ghost Key" successfully recapitulates the band's scope and force while offering a more genial inlet to the band's overwhelming discography.

Stream ISIS: "Ghost Key" [from Temporal; out 11/06/12 via Ipecac] HERE

*[consequenceofsound.net] Jack White’s bucket list keeps getting smaller. Despite being in the industry for over a decade, and hanging out with the likes of Jay-Z, he’s only now crossing off “rapping”. Yes, “Blues on Two Trees”, the B-side to his forthcoming 7″ single “I’m Shakin’”, sports a deep-fried Mississippi gumbo of distortion, which White urgently spits rhymes over. Call it prophetic or just great timing, but a line like “Three trees lying on the side of the road/ One tree barks, ‘Where the hell do we go?’” is far too haunting to ignore. It begs the question: Shall we call the next hurricane Jack? Throw on a raincoat (if you haven’t already) and decide for yourself below.

Members of Third Man Records’ Vault can stream “Blues on Two Trees” in full HERE. The “I’m Shakin’” 7″ will be available tomorrow, October 30th, via Third Man Records. Pre-order your physical copy HERE or download on iTunes.

*[theprp.com] Red Fang have been playing a new song reportedly titled “Jaws” live at recent shows. HERE you can watch fan-filmed footage of the band performing the track during their set at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA this past Saturday, October 27th.

*[gimmetinnitus.com] TinyRadars is a small non-profit record label based in Western Massachusetts. They have just premiered the Cow House Video Series. Mail the Horse dropped by said cow house to play a couple tracks off of their excellent new (TinyRadars-released) LP, Great Kills.

*Brooklyn psych/surf punk rockers The Vandelles have premiered a new video for their latest single, a cover of Beat Happening's "You Turn Me". The single (with a b-side remix) can be downloaded for FREE on their bandcamp page HERE. The video was directed by Claude Cardenasive.

Ace Bushy Striptease Ready "Outside It's Cold..." For November Release

[oddboxrecords.com] Ace Bushy Striptease are a five-piece indie-pop group from Birmingham. They started five years ago as a distraction from the final year of university, they have grown up slightly over time from a wide-eyed mess into the semi-coherent, rough and tumble cuddlecore behemoth that is shambling round the country currently. The songs are brief,stubbornly avoid repetition and are a bit fancy-pants sloppy-ass pop-punk, all up in your face all of the time.

The band have recorded an album a year since their inception, each acurt blast of enthusiasm barely scraping the twenty minute mark. 'Outside It's Cold Just Like The Inside Of Your Body And', their fifth full length (and first released on vinyl), is nearly half an hour of thrashing, shouting football references and attempts to harmonize. It's not a massive progression but you can tell they've learned their instruments a bit better this time round.

After touring a few times, the band can boast a moderate following and two record labels (London's Odd Box and Durham's Discount Horse) who are jointly releasing the new record and associated detritus.

The first 50 orders from Odd Box (and Discount Horse) will contain a compilation of some of their earlier songs. You could call it a 'best of' if you like. All copies come with a free download code of the songs.


Side A

1. Laura Street's Ahead
2. Long-Term Relationship In Durham ( Durham Durham Durham Durham JC (Sex-Positive Male-Bodied Feminists)
3. More Parts Per Milijas
4. My Hand Could Be Yr Wife
5. Little Eiffel
6. The Words That You Said Are Still Wet In My Head
7. Where're We Gonna Go Unloved

Side B

1. Avoid Steel Girders In The Autumn (Ernest Pudding Takes A Bath)
2. Death By Autofill
3. Not If It's To A Love Song
4. Balloons (2.5D II)
5. It's Hard To Keep Yr Shit Together When All Yr Zips Are Broken
6. Dannyvsmaradonavselvis

Monday, October 29, 2012

Quick Notes: Thee Oh Sees, Bleeding Rainbow, The Stone Roses

*[SPIN.com] Download Thee Oh Sees' volatile Velvet Underground cover 'European Son'. From the forthcoming tribute album, 'Velvet Underground and Nico,' due via Castle Face and Universal November 6 on limited, banana yellow vinyl

"It's always a little threatening to take on material I consider perfect as is," says Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer. "The only rule being, don't fuck it up." But in covering the Velvet Underground's "European Son," the "perfect material" in question, Dwyer and his San Francisco garage-punk crew never came close to fucking anything up at all — their faithful contribution to the forthcoming, Castle Face-helmed tribute Velvet Underground & Nico is every bit as volatile as the original. "I thought it was a great closer for that album," he says of the song, coda to the legendary New York outfit's 1967 debut LP. "I figured I could ride the noise-wave pretty far on that particular tune." He definitely does. Hear it for the first time HERE.

*[stereogum.com] Philly garage-poppers Bleeding Rainbow, formerly Reading Rainbow, will return early next year with their new album Yeah Right. The video for their raggedly catchy new single “Drift Away” alternates foggy band-performance footage with a tough-to-follow stop-motion narrative about a skull-faced alien scientist. Watch it below.

Yeah Right is out 1/29 on Kanine.

*[consequenceofsound.net] The Stone Roses have opted not to go the way of Refused and instead continue their reunion tour into 2013. The band has announced three new shows in London and Glasgow for June, in addition to an appearance at Australia’s Future Music Festival in March. The Glasgow show will feature support by Primal Scream, Jake Bugg, and The View. Check out the full docket below.

Aside from booking more shows, The Stone Roses have been working on new music and will be the subject of a documentary.

The Stone Roses 2013 Tour Dates:

03/02 – Brisbane, AU @ Future Music Festival
03/03 – Perth, AU @ Future Music Festival
03/09 – Sydney, AU @ Future Music Festival
03/10 – Melbourne, AU @ Future Music Festival
03/11 – Adelaide, AU @ Future Music Festival
06/07 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park
06/08 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park
06/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Green *

* = w/ Primal Scream, Jake Bugg, and The View

Unwound Releasing "Live Leaves" LP on December 11th

Unwound are getting ready to self-release a live album entitled "Live Leaves" (available through Kill Rock Stars distro). Check out a message from the band...

"In 2001 we released what was to become our final studio album, Leaves Turn Inside You. It was our most ambitious effort: a double album produced by ourselves in a home studio that we built from the ground up (with much thanks to those who helped us, of course). We decided the best approach to translating the album live was adding some new players to the mix: Brandt Sandeno, Unwound’s original drummer and a contributor to much of Leaves, became our live keyboard player; David Scott Stone, an old time compadre from Los Angeles and recent Melvins tour “gun-forhire,” our second guitar player. This was no small task. The logistics of adding two members to a band that normally was a three piece was daunting. We weren't quite prepared -- but then again, we rarely were. Unwound was really good at just winging it and barely making it out alive. As we often said, “We'll see what happens.”

Brandt started performing in early 2001, before the bigger tours that were to follow. When Dave came up from LA that summer, we practiced hard for a couple of weeks, putting together a set that would represent as many songs from the new album as possible while incorporating a few older pieces we thought would benefit from the new lineup. “Lifetime Achievement Award,” for instance, had never been performed live with vocals. “Corpse Pose,” a song that featured a signature keyboard riff when it appeared on Repetition, was finally given its due.

To help keep this mess together we hired Dave Doughman, a soundman we’d used on previous tours. Luckily, he was a fellow with a good sense of humor. Not long into the tour, a friend I had met while on the road with the Melvins decided to come along and record all the shows. This was Mike Zeigler, aka “The Kid,” infamous Nirvana fan and rock n roll bootlegger. It’s his tapes that have been distilled into what you’re about to hear.

I’m the first to admit that Unwound was not a consistent live band. Some of the shows on this tour were rough. We nearly broke up two weeks in, after 9/11 threw everything up in the air. You may notice that most of the shows represented on this compilation occurred after 9/11. Prior to that, we had good energy, but we were still working out how to play the songs as a five-piece. Then, for whatever reason, we rocked hard for like a week in the south. Survival instincts kept us alive for a bit afterward, but during the California leg of the tour we self-destructed, and eventually we decided to cancel our European and Japanese tours.

Let's be clear: this compilation isn't trying to rewrite history. Listening through hours and hours of tape from this time, I cringed frequently. But there were also sublime moments where I was touched. Think of it as a gift from us to you -- we did the hard work of culling the good stuff from a few dozen shows. Now you can just sit back and listen (at a loud volume, please). I was often surprised by what I heard; I hope the same holds true for you. Believe it or not, this is long overdue. We’d originally planned on putting this out in 2002! So, if you’re an old friend, welcome back. If you’re new -- here's to you. Thanks for finding us.

With that: Live Leaves." - Justin Trosper, Kamilche, WA. June 2012.

Track Listing:

We Invent You - 10/16/2001 (SF, CA. Bimbo's)
Terminus - 10/15/2001 (SF,CA. Bimbo's)
December - 9/21/2001 (Austin, TX. Emo's)
Look A Ghost - 9/21/2001 (Austin, TX. Emo's)
Scarlette - 9/01/2001 (Chicago, IL. Fireside Bowl)
Lifetime - 0/16/2001 (Carrboro, NC. Cat's Cradle)
Corpse Pose - 09/17/2001 (Athens, CA. 40 Watt Club)
October All Over - 9/06/2001 (Detroit, MI. Magic Stick)
Arboretum - 9/22/2001 (Denton, TX. Rubber Gloves)
Below The Salt - 9/22/2001 (Denton, TX. Rubber Gloves)
No Tech - 9/16/2001 (Carrboro, NC. Cat's Cradle)
Valentine Card - 9/16/2001 (Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle)
Radio Gra - 9/18/2001 (Antlanta, GA. Echo Lounge)

Pre-order HERE. Orders are expected to begin shipping the week of December 11th, 2012. Orders are not promised to be in hand by the release date. Any items purchased with this pre-order will not ship until the week of December 11th, 2012 as well. If you place multiple pre-orders in one order they will ship together, on the date of the latest shipping pre-order. All items shown are mock ups and final product may vary slightly.

Ceremony to Make National TV Debut + Tour Dates

[press release] On Nov. 8th Ceremony will perform at The El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA & Last Call With Carson Daly will be there to capture their ferocious live show. The performance will be beamed into televisions across the country later this winter. Ceremony released their latest album, Zoo on Matador this spring -- the album showcased the band experimenting with new sounds, akin to Wire's Chairs Missing record. For now, listen to "Everything Burns" HERE, an outtake from their Zoo session & try to catch them out on a mostly SOLD OUT tour with Titus Andronicus!

Tour Dates:

10/29 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar !
10/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom !
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 !
11/01 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt !
11/02 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone !
11/03 – Dallas, TX - Tapatio Studios !
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites #
11/05 – El Paso, TX @ M's Lip Lounge !
11/06 – Tempe, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom !
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater !
11/09 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic !
11/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room !
11/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium !
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall !
11/13 – Springfield, OR @ The Gathering Place
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s !
11/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret !
11/16 – Portland, OR @ Branx !
11/17 – Boise, ID @ The Crux Crux (early show & all ages) !
11/17 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux (late show) !
11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
11/19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge !
11/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot !
11/21 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground !
11/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry !
11/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall !
11/24 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency !
11/25 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro !
11/26 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic !
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace !
11/28 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore !
11/29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge !
11/30 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair !
12/01 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s !
12/02 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall !
12/03 – Allentown, PA @ Maingate Nightclub $

! = w/ Titus Andronicus
# = w/ Bleached & Violent Bullshit
$ = w/ United Youth & more

Led Zeppelin Remastering Entire Catalog

[consequenceofsound.net] Led Zeppelin may never ever reunite, but they remain content in reliving the glory days through their massive archive. Fresh off the premiere of their new concert film comes news that guitarist Jimmy Page is holed up in a West London studio “remastering every Led Zeppelin LP.” The revelation was made by Led Zeppelin manager Peter Mensch during an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times, reports Blabbermouth.

Blabbermouth also points to Page’s recent interview with Mojo magazine in which he revealed plans to release each Zeppelin album as a box set with bonus material. Artist Shepard Fairly has reportedly been tapped to re-design the artwork for these reissues.

While we wait for more details, spend the next 140 minutes watching Led Zeppelin perform live at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1970.

Death From Above 1979 Debut New Music on Canadian Tour

[consequenceofsound.net] Keeping their promise, Death From Above 1979 debuted a whole bunch of new songs in Hamilton, ON last night as they kicked off a leg of Canadian tour dates. The band previously said they would use these shows to road test their first new material since their 2004 debut, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. Below, you can watch semi-decent fan footage of the band performing two new songs and something labeled “ENCORE FINAL JAM”. We also threw in a clip of the band ripping through the past favorite, “Black History Month”.

Weekends "New Humans" Kickstarter in Final Days

Baltimore's Weekends have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance their upcoming new full length, New Humans. There are only three days to go, so help out if you can. Check out what the band had to say on their Kickstarter page...

"We are finishing up our third album and we are very excited to release it; but, to do so - we need YOUR help to fund it! Funding is needed to help with the production, completion, and promotion of our next record so that you can all enjoy the album the way we intended. There are so many great rewards to thank you guys for helping us on this journey. We hope you decide to help, every dollar counts.

We can't wait for you guys to hear this record!

Our last album, 'Strange Cultures', was released in 2011 and we feel our sound has matured and advanced a lot since then. This new record is the best stuff we've made and we are really excited to release it. We hope you will help us fund this project; your money is very much needed and appreciated!

*If there is a reasonable reward you want, or, if you want part of one reward but with a different package please email weekendsbaltimore@gmail.com, maybe we can work something out!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quick Notes: DZ Deathrays + Jesu

*Brisbane, Australia's DZ Deathrays have released a video for "Cops Capacity," the latest single from their fantastic full length debut Bloodstreams.

*[theprp.com] Jesu have a limited edition 7″ single for "Duchess/Veiled” available through Bandcamp [it's already sold out]. “Duchess” is a cover of The Stranglers; while “Veiled” is a new original track.

Quick Notes: White Lung, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Parquet Courts, The Mallard, Burnt Ones, The Bronx + More

*[pitchfork.com] Vancouver quartet White Lung spent a fair amount of September and October trekking Europe with songs from their hellishly excellent 2012 record, Sorry. On tour they had a brand new 7" single, "Two of You" b/w "Hunting Holiday", released via the German label Sabotage and now available to stream in full at Bandcamp. Both cuts continue mining the band's melodic, rocketspeed pallet of hardcore and riot grrrl-indebted sounds, with sharp, searing guitar work that pierces through the noise. It's a welcome complement to one of the year's best punk albums.

*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young and Crazy Horse are streaming their new album, Psychedelic Pill, in full on their website HERE. The band’s second album of 2012 following June’s Americana. The album was produced by Neil Young with John Hanlon and Mark Humphreys and spans eight tracks, three of which clock in at over 16 minutes (!). The double-CD will be available October 30th, followed by the triple vinyl on November 23rd via Reprise Records.

*[pitchfork.com] Earlier this year, Parquet Courts released their debut LP Light Up Gold. The band has Fergus & Geronimo's Andrew Savage in its ranks, which explains why the album occasionally brings to mind the hookier post-punk moments of this year's Funky Was the State of Affairs. "Borrowed Time" is a huge highlight led by a propulsive earworm guitar hook and quick-paced, no frills percussion loaded with momentum.

The lead vocals harp on nostalgia, reminiscing on both the good and bad moments in the past, and then the song stops for a full two seconds. The pause is just long enough to let the listener assume a number of things-- is it over? Are they about to completely change gears and start in with a completely new vibe? Nope. They rush back in with the exact same riff and beat as before. There are two false endings in 2.5 minutes, and after each stop, the hook's return is satisfying-- exciting, even.

Parquet Courts: "Borrowed Time" [from Light Up Gold; out now on Dull Tools]

*[self-titledmag.com] Since the vinyl version is already sold out, we’re psyched to share one of the standout songs from the Castle Face-curated Velvet Underground tribute album. A relatively recent signing to the label, The Mallard started as the instrument-swapping solo outlet of Greer McGettrick and has since grown into one hell of a punchy four-piece. Check out the band’s split 7” with Thee Oh Sees HERE, and grab their guitar-toting version of “There She Goes” HERE.

In related news...

[prefixmag.com] We are excited to premiere Burnt Ones' rendition of the famous "Heroin." The San Francisco-based trio's cover stays true to the original--simplistic, fuzzy, and heart-wrenching.

Listen to and download Burnt Ones' cover of "Heroin," and check out the track listing for The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castle Face And Friends HERE.

*[punknews.org] Some news coming from The Bronx this weekend; first, the band' mariachi incarnation appeared on beloved kid's variety show, Yo Gabba Gabba!; they joined a lineup which included Biz Markie, Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO and others.

The band's more hardcore version has also announced The Bronx IV and set a January 2013 release date for the album. It's the first from the band since 2008's The Bronx III.

*[consequenceofsound.net] Here’s the incredible video for The Black Keys and RZA’s “The Baddest Man Alive” in which Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, and The RZA duke it out over a fortune cookie. Clearly, this isn’t the type of Chinese restaurant that provides those ultra-calming hot towelettes.

“The Baddest Man Alive” of course appears on the soundtrack to RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists. The soundtrack hit stores on October 23rd via Soul Temple/STAX/Red, while the film screens in theaters beginning November 2nd.

*[theprp.com] Soundgarden have been confirmed as the musical guests on the November 06th episode of “Later… with Jools Holland“. The group have a November 13th release date slated for their highly-anticipated new album “King Animal“.

*[consequenceofsound.net] Dave Sitek returned the favor Trent Reznor recently paid him and remixed How to destroy angels_’s latest single “Keep it together” (via Wired). The TV on the Radio guitarist and now label head of Federal Prism adds a few twists and turns to the already distorted track and the end result is pretty chaotic. As he told Wired, he considers himself “lucky to be asked,” and calls this remix of “drug music” his “chance to be pushed through the veins and swarm the heart.” Try and extrapolate whatever the hell that means by streaming it below.

How to destroy angels_‘ s forthcoming An omen_ EP surfaces November 13th via Columbia Records. The band’s full-length studio debut will follow next year.

*RollingStone.com premiered The Horrors' remix of The Twilight Sad's "Not Sleeping (Tom Furse Dub Mix)". The track comes from The Twilight Sad's No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes due out 11/20 through FatCat Records.

"'Not Sleeping' is a pretty heavy song in lyrical terms. It is a bit of a slow burner but it contains some of my favorite lyrics from the album, it was part of the first batch of demos we did for No One Can Ever Know," The Twilight Sad's singer James Graham tells Rolling Stone. DOWNLOAD HERE.

*A message from The Mylene Sheath... "The final document of Lavinia's initial line-up, which features Nate, previously of Eksi Ekso, Phil from Caspian, Josh from On Fire, and Alex from Eksi Ekso. This line-up makes wood stand up in your pants, right? Us too! That should get some blood rushing back into some bones this Halloween! The couple songs we snagged from this final recording session will see the light of day via a limited edition 7" later this year. Now that Nate has moved to Austin, TX the line-up has changed significantly. But the new line-up is wicked awesome as well, featuring members of Junius and The Appleseed Cast. More on this 7" and other Lavinia news coming soon, but we just wanted to give y'all an early heads up on this one!"

*[consequenceofsound.net] The iconic Los Angeles street mural that graced Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 album cover has received a facelift. To honor the ninth anniversary of the late songwriter’s death, who passed away on October 21, 2003, a local group called the Punk Rock Marthas came together this past weekend to rework the grit and grime that’s ravaged the mural over the years (via NME). It was quite a creative process, too.

Structurally, the new mural includes red paper flowers with inscriptions of Smith’s lyrics, black-tinged maps of Smith’s former residences, and white paper letters from fans. According to the group’s Twitter account, “Red- every line from every song. Black- his life + 1000 paper cranes. White- fan messages from all 9 years.”

On Sunday, the Punk Rock Marthas also held a benefit at the nearby Malo Restaurant, where fans celebrated the anniversary of the songwriter’s death with live music, food, memorabilia, and a silent auction to raise money for Free Arts for Abused Children. The organization is a beneficiary of Smith’s estate.

*[press release] Porcupine Tree announce details of Octane Twisted, a 2CD set featuring The Incident live in Chicago, plus highlights from their show at the Royal Albert Hall. Order from the Kscope store, and receive an exclusive bonus DVD.

The past year has been a busy period for the various members of Porcupine Tree. Steven Wilson is currently gathering rave reviews for his solo records and accompanying tours and also embarked on a rare tour with No-Man, Richard Barbieri has released an acclaimed album with Steve Hogarth from Marillion, Gavin Harrison has continued is successful partnership with 05Ric and Colin Edwin has being working on a solo record along with a new album from his Metallic Taste of Blood project. Despite all this activity, fans of the band have still been clamoring for a new Porcupine Tree release. This wait ends on November 19th with the release of Octane Twisted¸ a double disc live set recorded during the tour that supported the band's most recent album The Incident. The album went top 30 in both the UK and USA, and the world tour climaxed with sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The album marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band from a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties, to a grammy nominated act and one of the world’s most revered live bands. Octane Twisted features the album in its entirety recorded in Chicago. The second CD contains 5 tracks classic PT tracks also recorded in Chicago, along with 3 highlights from the band's landmark show at Royal Albert Hall.

*[press release] Steven Wilson discusses Get All You Deserve on Kscope podcast and returns to the studio to record new album.

Get All You Deserve, a new high definition audio-visual set from Steven Wilson is now available. Directed by long-time visual collaborator Lasse Hoile, Get All You Deserve was filmed in Mexico City during the recent Grace For Drowning Tour. The set captures the spectacular live experience that Wilson and Hoile created for the tour on Blu-ray, DVD and 2CD. Steven can be heard discussing the film in the latest Ksope podcast which is now online. During the podcast Steven also discusses his new album which he has recently started recording in LA. Live tracks from 'Get All You Deserve' featured in the podcast: 'Postcard', 'Get All You Deserve', 'Index', 'Luminol'. Click HERE to download the podcast as an mp3.

Steven has posted a couple videos that Lasse filmed while they are in the studio.
Check them out on his Facebook page HERE.

In Case You Missed It: Ty Segall, Naomi Punk, Neil Young & Crazy Horse

The week of and following CMJ we haven't updated the site as much as usual. Here are some awesome things that happened, in case you missed it...

*[consequenceofsound.net] Ty Segall stopped by Conan to let loose on Twins cut, “Thank God For Sinners”. Now, if you asked me how I was doing after touring for years on end and running on the heels of three critically acclaimed studio albums within the last eight months, you’d probably be talking to a rotting corpse. Segall, on the otherhand, refuses to Take It Easy and instead just defies the capabilities of the human soul. What’s more, he does it with sweet hair, too. Catch the world’s eighth wonder below.

Twins is out now via Drag City. He’s also still on the road.

In other Ty Segall news...

Universal Music and Castle Face Records are commemorating the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico with not only the album’s 458th reissue, but also a covers album featuring a handful of Bay Area psych rockers. Wouldn’t you know that Ty Segall is amongst that brethren. The guitar hero takes a near-literal stab at the group’s “Femme Fatale”, which you can download below now.

DOWNLOAD: Ty Segall – “Femme Fatale” (Velvet Underground cover)

The covers album will be available only on vinyl beginning November 6th, though the songs will also be available to download through various websites from October 15th-29th. The aforementioned reissue will be released on October 30th.

*[pitchfork.com] On November 20, Captured Tracks will reissue the debut full-length from Olympia, Wash. post-punk outfit Naomi Punk, but first the group has got a new small-run 7" single, "Eon of Pain" b/w "Linoleum Tryst". The record's out now via Vancouver-based micro-label/press Cruising USA, with Xerox-ed album art designed by the band. Check out the B-side's noisy, pointed crawl HERE, which will also appear as a bonus track on CT's reissue.

*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young and Crazy Horse have dropped the third video in support of their latest album, Psychedelic Pill. Similar to “Walk Like a Giant” and their 17 minute jaunt “Ramada Inn”, “Twisted Road” culls old footage to create something new. This one’s quite shorter, however, though it feels more like a history lesson than an actual anthem. Stream it below (via Stereogum).

Psychedelic Pill 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.

In other news, we really dug their set this past weekend at Austin City Limits.

Fiona Apple to Release "Dull Tool" for Judd Apatow Movie

[consequenceofsound.net] Fiona Apple will write a song for Judd Apatow. Well, not him specifically, but his latest film: This Is 40. The Paul Rudd-starring followup to 2007′s blockbuster comedy Knocked Up will receive an original composition from the acclaimed songwriter titled, “Dull Tool”.

As Rolling Stone points out, this marks Apple’s first original piece of music written for a film, making her eligible for an Academy Award nomination. However, this isn’t the first time her vocals have graced the silver screen; she previously soundtracked 1998′s Pleasantville with her heart smelting rendition of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” and just last year “Paper Bag” appeared in Bridesmaids.

There’s a likely reason she’s been tapped (other than, you know, that she’s a great songwriter and all). Her fellow collaborator and producer Jon Brion is behind the film’s soundtrack, which you can already preview at Universal Pictures’ Academy Awards consideration site.

This Is 40 hits theaters December 21st and contains a lot of jokes about, you guessed it, turning 40. Meanwhile, as you wait for the new track, grab her CoS Top Star-earning LP, The Idler Wheel…, now via Epic.

Jack White Debuts "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" Live from Third Man

[consequenceofsound.net] Four times a year Jack White’s Third Man Records releases a package of exclusive music to members of its subscription series, The Vault. The series’ latest offering is focused on White’s recent solo output, specifically a recording of his first-ever live show, which took place at Third Man Records in Nashville on March 8th, 2012. The double LP is comprised of 19 tracks, with one LP featuring the all-female Peacocks as backing band and the other with the all-male Buzzards. As a first listen, RollingStone.com is streaming White’s take on “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” from the show [below].

This latest Vault package also includes a 7″ with demos of “Freedom At 21″ and “Love Interruption” and a photo book by Alison Mosshart chronicling The Dead Weather’s 2010 tour. Interested parties can sign up for The Vault at Third Man’s website.

Jack White Live at Third Man Tracklist:

Set One: The Peacocks
01. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
02. Missing Pieces
03. Sixteen Saltines
04. Love Interruption
05. Hotel Yorba
06. Top Yourself
07. Hypocritical Kiss
08. You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
09. Blue Blood Blues
10. We Are Going To Be Friends

Set Two: The Buzzards
01. My Doorbell
02. Freedom at 21
03. I Cut Like A Buffalo/ Don’t Sweat the Technique
04. You Know That I Know
05. Weep Themselves To Sleep
06. Ball & Biscuit
07. Steady As She Goes
08. Seven Nation Army
09. Goodnight Irene

Titus Andronicus Debut "In A Big City" Video + Tour Dates

[consequenceofsound.net] Titus Andronicus have dropped the first video supporting their latest album, Local Business. Director Isaac Ravishankara gets literal with the band’s crowning anthem “In a Big City” and captures frontman Patrick Stickles marching through his homeland, aka the Garden State of New Jersey. Pull a Forrest Gump and join him on his journey below.

We’re not the only ones that spoke with Stickles recently. Grantland’s Amos Barshad spent a great deal of time with the band as they filmed the below video. Read his full behind-the-scenes expose on the shoot, which digs deep into the mythos of both the band and the new album HERE.

Local Business
is now available via XL Recordings. Currently, they’re on tour in support, and if you’re wondering how this album translates, check out a recent jaw-dropping setlist.

Titus Andronicus 2012 Tour Dates:

10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 11
10/29 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
11/01 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
11/02 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/06 – Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
11/09 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
11/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
11/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
11/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
11/17 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
11/19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
11/21 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
11/24 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/25 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
11/26 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
11/28 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
11/29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge
11/30 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
12/01 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/02 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall

Black Lips Release Live at Third Man LP

[consequenceofsound.net] Following in the footsteps of Ted Leo and Neil Hamburger, the Black Lips have released a new live album through Jack White’s Third Man Records. Recorded this past June, The Black Lips Live at Third Man comprises 13 cuts from their healthy back catalog, including material off last year’s Arabia Mountain and a cover of “You Must Be a Witch” by Fred Cole’s pre-Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows band the Lollipop Shoppe. The album is available on 12″ vinyl and digital download. Head HERE to purchase your copy and to hear a preview of “Family Tree”.

The Black Lips Live at Third Man Tracklist:

01. Family Tree
02. Stuck in My Mind
03. Oh Katrina
04. Make It
05. Lock And Key
06. Modern Art

01. I Saw a Ghost (Lean)
02. You Must Be a Witch (the Lollipop Shoppe cover)
03. Fad
04. Dumpster Dive
05. Drugs
06. I Got a Knife
07. Bow Down and Die

Yo La Tengo Announce Hannukah Residency Shows

[consequenceofsound.net] Yo La Tengo will once again celebrate Hanukkah with a run of eight shows in their hometown of Hoboken, NJ. The band will perform at Maxwell’s every night of the Jewish holiday, which falls between December 8th and 15th. Based on history, each show will feature different openers, specially curated mix CDs, and surprises guests (Jim James, Alex Chilton, and Jeff Tweedy have all made past appearances.) Tickets for each show went on sale Monday, October 22nd.

Check out the band’s full tour schedule and listen to their latest single, “Stupid Things”, below.

Yo La Tengo 2012 Tour Dates:

11/10 – Instanbul, TR @ Garaj
12/08 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/09 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/10 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/11 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/12 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/13 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/14 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
12/15 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
03/20 – London, UK @ Barbican Hall

Local Natives Detail "Hummingbird" + Tour Dates

[consequenceofsound.net] Fresh off their first live performance in over a year, in which they debuted five new songs, Local Natives have now announced details of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2010′s acclaimed Gorilla Manor, Hummingbird will arrive on January 29th via Frenckiss/Infectious. All five of the songs performed last night will appear on the album, including the lead single, “Breakers”.

According to a press release, “the band did their initial tracking in Montreal, and then decamped to Brooklyn, enlisting as co-producer The National’s Aaron Dessner, who they had recently befriended while touring together. It was the first time they had ever recorded outside their native California, and relocating became the physical manifestation of working beyond what was familiar for them.”

In support of the release, the band has mapped out an extensive tour, including a North American leg that leaves them in the West coast right around Coachella.

Check out a studio version of “Breakers”, the album’s tracklist, and the band’s full tour schedule below.

Hummingbird Tracklist:

01. You & I
02. Heavy Feet
03. Ceilings
04. Black Spot
05. Breakers
06. Three Months
07. Black Balloons
08. Wooly Mammoth
09. Mt. Washington
10. Colombia
11. Bowery

Local Natives 2012-2013 Tour Dates:

11/04 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp
11/28 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotov
11/29 – Berlin, DE @ Comet
12/01 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
12/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
12/05 – Brussels, BE @ Rotunde
12/06 – London, UK @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
12/08 – Camber Sands, UK @ ATP Curated by The National
01/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
01/30 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
02/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/02 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/18 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
03/19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
03/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
03/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/25 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
03/26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
03/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/01 – Providence, RI @ Fete
04/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/26 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
04/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Theatre

Pinback Debut "Sherman" Video + Tour Dates

[consequenceofsound.net] At the height of the Cold War, American directors Roger Corman and Peter Bogdanovich struck a blow against the Soviet Union by Americanizing 1962′s Planeta Bur into the goofy Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet and goofier Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, respectively. Mirroring the now-peaceful existence between the U.S. and Russia, Pinback have merged all three into one cinematic experience in the video for “Sherman”. Without the lasers and violent alien births of other sci-fi epics, this mini-movie depicts the routine side of space travel (zero-G calisthenics, starring longingly out of windows) before astronauts Rob Crow and Zach Smith make a startling discovery planetside. Journey to the stars when you click play below (via Wired.com).

The duo’s first album in five years, Information Retrieved, is out now via Temporary Residence Ltd. In continued support of the record, the pair have expanded their touring schedule into early 2013, and you can check out the full itinerary below.

Pinback 2012/2013 Tour Dates:

11/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
11/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/12 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/14 – Durham, NC @ Motorco
11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Temrinal West
11/16 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/18 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
11/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/08 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
12/09 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
12/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
12/11 – Gent, BE @ Vooruit
12/12 – Paris, FR @ Ma Maroquinerie
12/13 – London, UK @ Hoxotn Bar & Kitchen
01/17/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
01/19/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
01/20/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
01/23/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
01/24/13 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
01/25/13 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
01/26/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
01/27/13 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
01/29/13 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
01/30/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
01/31/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
02/01/13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Refused to End Reunion With Hometown Show

[theprp.com] Refused have announced that they are “goin’ home” with their nearing “final shows“. Speaking through their Facebook, the band posted the following look back at their career and reunion tour titled “Goin’ Home”:

“So there were those years right after school, when you were 15 and pissed off and everyone thought you were a loser and you ran around with the other weirdos, generating weirdness and little else. And there were those years when what set you apart from the others become a fixation and a lifestyle and you had a band and people talked about what you did but you were so used to being weird you just lumped them in with the rest of the slanderers.

Then there were those years when the ideas you’d clung to through late adolescence were beginning to ring hollow and you got more and more confused and destructive and the band broke up and you had rent to pay. That was among the tougher years. And then slowly, over a span of time, you began to sort yourself out and your friends started making sensible decisions in their lives and it suddenly began to seem like most of you were gonna be ok.

And then there was the year when you stopped being a petulant kid and you got your favorite musicians together in a room again and decided that you were gonna accept the love of thousands of listeners, accept the success that was waiting there to be had and just in general enjoy being appreciated for the exact same qualities that made you a freak to your contemporaries in your teens. This was one of the better years.

And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punk rock golem “The shape of punk to come” has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.

With old friends and new acquaintances in tow we’re gonna take over our old hometown Umeå for one more night, just because we can. On the 15th of December at the Exel arena we’ll be sharing the stage with these magnificent comrades: Randy, a band of punk rock bandidos from the north who we befriended years before we even were Refused, Two White Horses, an excellent sister/brother-duo from Sävar, both of whom we’ve individually collaborated with in different musical projects through the years, and Råd Kjetil Senza Testa, a new and exciting musical collective consisting of old Umeå pop and hardcore scenesters, among them the guy who produced the very first version of New Noise for a local hardcore compilation in early 1997. We unconditionally endorse these bands.

Great music, good crude fun, what more do you need? It’s going to be one of those nights. Get your tickets HERE.

Thank you for populating the pit in 2012.

Over and out.”

Their “final shows“ look set to wind down their victory lap in their native Scandinavia, playing the following dates:

12/06 Malmo, SWE – KB
12/07 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
12/08 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/08 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
12/15 Umea, SWE – Exel Arena

Deftones Discuss New Music, Team Sleep, and More

[theprp.com] Deftones singer/guitarist Chino Moreno and drummer Abe Cunningham were recently interviewed by Consequence Of Sound and had a lot to say of their new album “Koi No Yokan” and Moreno‘s other projects.

As the recent pre-order suggested, there will be no deluxe edition of “Koi No Yokan“. On that Moreno stated that the album is perfect as is. Furthermore, the planned sessions which they had lined up to record additional covers for any potential alternate versions of the album didn’t pan out.

He also mentioned that a third EP from ††† (Crosses) is already in the can, but is on the back burner for now due to his commitments with the Deftones. Surprisingly the long dormant Team Sleep is still a going concern though. He stated that he and his bandmates have “been recording stuff back and forth”—though no firm plans for any future release are in the works.

And perhaps to the relief of some, Moreno has no interest in getting into EDM/Dubstep—despite his recent collaboration with Bassnectar. When asked if he had any aspirations to break into the genre, he replied:

“Not at all… Why did I do it? Because he’d asked me to do it. He’s a fan of ours and a friend of ours and I got paid a lot of money to do it for a soundtrack, it’s as simple as that you know?”

He later followed up, saying: “I love a lot of electronic music, I just… you know, I don’t have any passion for that though really.”

In other Deftones news...

Deftones were joined by a special guest during their set at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD last night. Bad Brains vocalist H.R. joined the group for a cover his own bands “Right Brigade” and a rendition of the Deftones‘ “Bored“. Fan-filmed footage of both pairings is now available HERE.

At least one member of the Deftones couldn’t contain his inner fanboy over the pairing. Bassist Sergio Vega took his Twitter with the following, “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would perform a song w HR!!! Thanx Baltimore!! #RightBrigade #badbrains #deftonesporvida”

Both bands have new albums in the wings with the Deftones to release “Koi No Yokan” on November 13th. The Bad Brains‘ “Into The Future” will arrive the following week on November 20th.

Delta Spirit Announce Extended Tour Dates

A message from Delta Spirit...

"Hello Everyone, Fall tour started and we're looking forward to being back in some of our favorite cities! Check out all of our upcoming tour dates below and purchase your tickets in advance. We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our recent set at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. For those of you who couldn't make it, head HERE to watch our performances of "Tear It Up" and "Trashcan." We're also very excited to announce that we've been selected for an Austin City Limits Television taping which will air on Friday, November 2nd at 8:00 pm on PBS. Go HERE for the official ticket giveaway!

Delta Spirit Upcoming Tour Dates:

10/26/12 - Hangtown Halloween Ball - Placerville, CA
10/27/12 - Howlabaloo Music + Arts Festival - Honolulu, HI
10/31/12 - House of Blues (w/ FIDLAR) - New Orleans, LA
11/01/12 - House of Blues (w/ FIDLAR) - Houston, TX
11/02/12 - Austin City Limits TV Taping - Austin, TX
11/04/12 - House of Blues (w/ FIDLAR) - Dallas, TX
11/06/12 - House of Blues (w/ FIDLAR) - San Diego, CA
11/08/12 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
11/09/12 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
11/12/12 - The Grand (w/ FIDLAR) - Salt Lake City, UT
11/15/12 - The Pageant (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - St. Louis, MO
11/16/12 - Bogart's (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Cincinnati, OH
11/17/12 - St. Andrew's Hall (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Detroit, MI
11/19/12 - House of Blues (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Chicago, IL
11/21/12 - Cambridge Room (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Cleveland, OH
11/23/12 - Theatre of Living Arts (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Philadelphia, PA
11/24/12 - The Fillmore (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Washington, DC
11/27/12 - Irving Plaza (w/ JEFF the Brotherbood, FIDLAR) - New York, NY
11/28/12 - House of Blues (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) - Boston, MA
12/09/12 - CD 102.5 Holiday Show - Columbus, OH
12/09/12 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus, OH
01/18/13 - Sydney Showground - Sydney Nsw, Australia
01/20/13 - Gold Coast Parklands - Southport Qld, Australia
01/25/13 - Adelaide Showgrounds - Adelaide, Australia
01/26/13 - Flemington Racecourse - Melbourne, Australia
01/28/13 - Claremont Showgrounds - Claremont Wa, Australia

TICKET GIVEAWAY: For the dates above we're giving away tickets through our website. Go HERE to download a free MP3 tour sampler featuring songs from yours truly, JEFF The Brotherhood and FIDLAR. All downloads will be entered to win tickets to your choice of any of our upcoming shows!

Want to flyaway with a friend to New York and see Delta Spirit perform live at Irving Plaza? Enter for a chance to win HERE.

Thank you to everyone for the continued support of our new record, we're really excited to be back on the road again. Please help us spread the word if we're coming to your city.

Red Fang Extend Tour Dates

[press release] Rising hard rock heroes, Red Fang have blessed the world with a new video for their infectious song "Dirt Wizard'. The video chronicles the beer guzzling foursome as they tour throughout Europe. Tomorrow, the band recently kicked off a massive tour that spans the USA & then Red Fang will head to Europe. Check the dates below & listen to a new song, "Crows in Swine" HERE, which they will be playing on tour.


10/26 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's !
10/27 San Francisco, CA - Slim's !
10/28 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour !
10/30 San Diego, CA - The Casbah !
10/31 Tucson, AZ - Plush !
11/1 El Paso, TX -Tricky Falls !
11/2 Amarillo, TX - 12052 Event Center !
11/4 Houston, TX - Fitzerald's Downstairs
11/5 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves !
11/6 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe !
11/7 Atlanta, GA - Club 529 !
11/8 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade !
11/9 Richmond, VA - Kingdom !
11/10 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts $
11/11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
11/12 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus Bar $
11/13 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs $
11/15 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern $
11/16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick $
11/17 Chicago, IL - Subterranean $
11/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater $
11/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
11/21 Boise, ID - Neurolux $
11/27 Mulhouse, France - Generiq Fest @ La Noumatrouff
11/28 Besancon, France - Generiq Fest @ La Rodia
11/29 Paris, France - Glazart
12/1 Camber Sands, UK - ATP @ Pontins
12/2 Camber Sands, UK - ATP @ Pontins
12/3 London, UK - The Garage
12/4 Manchester, UK - Club Academy
12/5 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
12/6 Birmingham, UK - HMV Library
12/7 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
12/8 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Speedfest
12/9 Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik

! = w/ Black Tusk & Lord Dying
$ = w/ Black Tusk & Indian Handcrafts

PUJOL Announces Fall/Winter Tour Dates

PUJOL have announced tour dates for Fall 2012 in support of their latest album The United States of Being.

Sat-Oct-27, Nashville, TN, Exit In
Mon-Oct-29, Memphis, TN, New Daisy Theatre
Wed-Oct-31, Dallas, TX, Granada Theatre
Thu-Nov-01, Houston, TX, Fitzgeralds
Fri-Nov-02, Austin, TX, Club Deville
Wed-Nov-28, Bowling Green, KY, Tidballs
Thu-Nov-29, Indianapolis, IN, Cataracts Music Festival at White Rabbit Cafe
Fri-Nov-30, Chicago, IL, Ace Bar
Sat-Dec-01, Cincinnati, OH, MOTR
Thu-Dec-06, Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero
Wed-Dec-12, Richmond, VA, Strange Matter
Thu-Dec-13, Rochester, NY, The Bug Jar
Fri-Dec-14, Pittsburgh, PA, City Cafe
Sat-Dec-15, Washington, DC, Comet Ping Pong

10/27-11/1 with Tomahawk
11/2 with Lucero
12/6 with The Faint

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quick Notes: Dredg, Red Fang, Black Sabbath, Josh Homme, Deftones, Kylesa, Gifts From Enola + More

*[theprp.com] The recent spate of full album performances aren’t the only way Dredg are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their 2002 major label debut, “El Cielo“. A limited edition 45rpm double LP is being pressed with pre-orders available now HERE.

Current Dredg full album performance shows include:

11/08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts (“El Cielo” performance)
11/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (“El Cielo” performance)
11/10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (“Catch Without Arms” performance)
12/20 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (“Catch Without Arms” performance)
12/21 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (“El Cielo” performance)

*[theprp.com] “Dirt Wizard” is the latest single from Red Fang‘s current album “Murder The Mountains” to receive a music video. The performance-oriented clip can be viewed below:

*[theprp.com] Black Sabbath have fifteen new songs written for their upcoming album. Sessions for the effort are currently underway at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA with Rick Rubin (Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers) handling the production duties.

Metal Injection have word that the guitar parts, and more than likely the drums, have been laid down thus far. Currently only one song title was revealed, that being “God Is Dead“. More details can be found HERE.

*[theprp.com] Footage of Queens Of The Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme discussing his first musical memory can be seen below. The clip is taken from Dave Grohl‘s (Foo Fighters, ex-Nirvana) upcoming “Sound City” film project.

*[theprp.com] Deftones will head across the pond in February for the following headlining run of Europe and the UK. A November 13th release date has been slated for the bands new album “Koi No Yokan“.

02/15 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
02/16 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/18 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/19 Birmingham, UK – Academy
02/20 London, UK – Brixton Academy
02/22 Paris, FRA – Trianon
02/25 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit
02/26 Berlin, GER – Huxleys

*[press release] Kylesa is streaming "Drained," their previously unreleased Buzzov-en cover which will be available on "From The Vaults, Vol. 1" (Nov. 20, Season of Mist), now via Cvlt Nation HERE.

"Drained" was originally recorded by Kylesa for a Buzzov-en tribute album which was ultimately never released. Also included in the 12-song collection of rarities is the new song, "End Truth," which can be heard via Pitchfork HERE.

Kylesa is currently recording a new album at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with band member Phillip Cope once again producing the album. Cope has previously produced releases from Baroness, Withered and Black Tusk. A unique collection of pre-order bundles for From the Vaults, Vol. 1 are available now via IndieMerch HERE.

*[theprp.com] Gifts From Enola‘s “Steady Diet” music video has received its online debut through Consequenceofsound.net. The song appears on “A Healthy Fear“ — the bands new album which is out November 13th on The Mylene Sheath.

*Serious Business on Break Thru Radio are featuring Talk Normal this week. Talk Normal's new album, Sunshine, is officially out now, and they're playing a record release show this Friday at Secret Project Robot. Serious Business loves their noisy textures and insane drumming, and hope you do too. Watch the clip here...

*A message from Shark?... "This past Friday, we were pleased to have AOL/Spinner debut our brand new video for "Down Low." It's a fast-paced smash-cut collection of footage from the tour we just wrapped up a week and a half ago. It features guest appearances by members of the bands Dinosaur Feathers, Brainstorm and Eula. It's 3 minutes of Drinking, Break Dancing and Cats, which is pretty much what the doctor ordered.

Check it out below. And if you're in Brooklyn/NY, come see us tonight at Death By Audio. Might be our last show for a while."

Shark? - Down Low from kevin diamond on Vimeo.

*[theprp.com] Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron have shared some insight behind their new song “Bones Of Birds“. You can see what they had to say, along with a preview of the song, in the video below (via Spin.com.) The group have a November 13th release date set for their new album “King Animal“.

*[theprp.com] Multi-camera live footage and more of Caspian performing live in France can be found below via Cluster Films:

*[theprp.com] Porcupine Tree have issued a free stream/download of a live rendition of their track “I Drive The Hearse” online HERE. This particular performance of the song is taken from the groups forthcoming 2-CD live set, “Octane Twisted“. Captured live at Chicago, IL and the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, it will hit North American stores on November 20th.

You can find more details, including the track listing and more, at Burningshed.com.

Trent Reznor Discusses Return to the Majors and the Music Industry

[theprp.com] Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) and his manager Jim Guerinot have opened up on Reznor‘s return to the majors (How To Destroy Angels recently aligned themselves with Columbia Records) via a chat with Techdirt.com. The pair also shared some insight behind the current state of the music industry, with some highlights available below:

Guerinot was quick to point out that the new partnership with Columbia Records is actually a “licensing agreement”, stating:

“It’s a licensing arrangement. The deal that Trent is able to do at this stage of the game is different than what he would have been able to do at 19 years old coming into his first arrangement…. There are always different levels of accommodation and leverage that you’re able to do. For Trent, fortunately, at this stage of the game, he’s able to license it and continue to own his masters… and, really, that’s the most relevant thing about the deal.”

Reznor himself further elaborated on the decision:

“The main reason I do what I do is I want to do something that matters. I want to be able to create art that reaches the maximum amount of people on my terms…. That was a key component… That was why we wound up considering, and ultimately going with, a label, and not just a label, but a major label, for How to Destroy Angels.

Because it came down to us — us being the band now — sitting around and identifying what our goals were. And the top priority wasn’t to make money. It was to try to reach the most amount of people, and try to reach the most amount of people effectively, that doesn’t feel like it’s coming completely from my backyard. Because I don’t want this project, ultimately, to just be dismissed as “side project” or… (*loud sigh*) “patronizing affair with Trent and his wife.” Sounds terrible, you know?”

On the current state of the industry and artists trying to get their foot in the door:

“What I think is great right now, is that it is the wild west. As frustrating and worrisome as it can feel to hear that we’re ‘in-between business models’ — which we’ve been hearing for at least ten years now. So, okay, all the old rules go out the window, let’s press reset, let’s look at what assets we have now that one didn’t have before. That’s what the good news is. This is what David Byrne focuses on his book. The stranglehold of distribution, the cost of making records, all of that has changed….

My advice today, to established acts and new-coming acts, is the same advice I’d give to myself: pause for a minute, and really think about ‘what is your goal? where do you see yourself?’ When I was coming up, things weren’t disrupted, and there was a logical progression…. As a 22-year-old kid in Cleveland, it seemed to me that just playing out in bars, hoping someone noticed your band, and then offered you a record contract, while that’s possible, I didn’t know anybody, and didn’t know anybody who knew anybody that that had ever happened to.

The strategy, then, was let’s work on getting a band, and something that means something, music that matters, music that I feel proud of, and a vibe and name and ‘brand’ of this thing, and then try to reach maybe some small labels that had music in the same vein of what I liked. It didn’t work exactly that way, but that type of archetype of a plan led me to focus my energies on the thing that did start, and that fuse got lit, and it wound up happening.

If I were that person today, there’s a hell of a lot of things that didn’t exist then, that exist now. Like, YouTube. Like the ability to self-publish. Like the ability to reach everyone in the world from your bedroom, if they’re interested. And I’d focus my efforts on what seems like a logical way to do that, that maintains integrity. If my goal is to compete with Rihanna on the pop charts, I’d think that requires going through a major label system with a powerful manager. That game….

It all comes down to what is it that you want to do? I think indie self-publishing and do it yourself is great. I will certainly do it again. But it will be in the context of what I feel is right for me.”

You can read the full article at Techdirt.com. How To Destroy Angels will release “An Omen EP” on November 13th with a new full-length offering to follow it in the new year.

Taco Leg + Purling Hiss Ready Releases for Fan Death Records

A message from Fan Death Records...

"2012 is almost over, but we have two new releases that we are extremely proud to share with you: the debut LP from Australia's Taco Leg and a live cassette from Purling Hiss. Below is all the information you need.

Artist: Taco Leg
Title: Taco Leg
Format: Vinyl LP/Digital
Catalog #: FDR-034
Street Date: 11.20.2012

Taco Leg are the best band in the world. No, seriously. The Perth trio of Andrew Murray, Simon Morrison, and Richard Ingham has been blowing us away since we first came across their Myspace page shortly after starting Fan Death. The currently out of print Freemason’s Hall 7” (FDR-004) may initially have confused and irritated listeners from Cottesloe to College Park, Maryland, but the record itself is an essential document of the recent Australian underground, two trebly tracks about architecture and boredom in Western Australia. Following that, Taco Leg released Painted Gold, a three-song 7” on noted Philadelphia rock label Richie Records/TestosterTunes, and had a US tour in late 2010 that coincided with the release of the McRib.

Taco Leg’s self-titled LP wastes no time in making its mark, its 12 tracks clocking in at just under 20 minutes. Many of these tracks barely crack the minute mark, but like their Perth punk ancestors from the Victims to Extortion, their songs are direct and lodge in your brain until you find yourself thinking about “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. If you’re familiar with Taco Leg, the elements are all there - minimal guitar lines and stripped-down, proto-punk drumming, with singer Murray’s unforgettable voice intoning cryptic lyrics. This is the record where they’ve fully honed their sound, and very nearly have learned how to play their instruments. Whether it’s on the shambling swagger of “Shut It Down,” self described “Detroit hardcore” song “Find Me,” or the tension of “I Can’t Decide” (not a Black Flag cover), Taco Leg perfectly encapsulate the feeling of being young and bored without being boring.

Members of Taco Leg also appear in a number of other great bands, all of which are incredible and essential to check out, including: Pauline Manson, Constant Mongrel, Whalehammer, Pond, and Ringham’s garage-punk/prank call project Ring.

“It’s as if Taco Leg took the lessons of the early K Records stuff and pushed it into the proper direction, free of barrettes and cardigans, and I applaud them from the highest mountain for that.” - Tony Rettman, Vice

“Halfway through the tinny guitar and droning vocals, you’re not sure whether you want to Van Damme it or loop it for the rest of your life.” - Mess and Noise

“Some dude recently tried to give me crap, saying that Taco Leg had to be some fake band I just made up.” - Yellow Green Red

Track Listing:

Side A
1. Raiders
2. Shut It Down
3. Across the Park
4. Shadow Pal
5. Kids Legs
6. Find Me
Side B
1. Myths
2. Sun
3. I Can’t Decide
4. The Future
5. Original
6. Mother Knows

Artist: Purling Hiss
Title: A Little Off Center (Live at WFMU)
Format: Cassette
Catalog #: FDR-035
Street Date: 10.30.2012

For those who have been living under a rock, Purling Hiss is the brainchild of Mike Polizze (Birds of Maya). Though the Hiss started out as a four-track bedroom project dating back to the earlier part of the 2000s, their killer sound and even more killer songs couldn’t just be restricted to vinyl. Merging the blistering guitar shredding of Les Rallizes Dénudés with the pop sensibilities of GG Allin & The Jabbers, Purling Hiss released three LPs on Richie, Woodsist, and Permanent Records in the span of just one year, and later played their debut shows opening for Kurt Vile and The Violators in 2010.

A Little Off Center was recorded during the tail end of that first tour and reveals a band that sounds as if they’d been getting in the van for years. This cassette has choice live cuts from both the self-titled and Public Service Announcement LPs, along with tracks that would appear on the then-unreleased EP, Lounge Lizards, subsequently released on Mexican Summer in 2011. Songs such as “Run From The City” and “Almost Washed My Hair” display the raw strength and control that Purling Hiss demonstrates live, while “Voices” highlights their loose feel. By the end of this set it’s evident that A Little Off Center is way more than just a live release, it’s a document of a band staking their claim as one of the best rock bands around. It’s no surprise once you see Purling Hiss live that they’ve won over the bands they’ve toured with from Wilco to Dinosaur Jr. Expect a new LP from Drag City in 2013.

“...it’s clear Polizze has become more than adept at crafting great rock songs.” - Pitchfork Media

“...one can sense Polizze’s swagger as he contorts his guitar wildly, beating the crowd into submission.” - CokeMachineGlow

“It doesn’t hurt that Polizze is a shredder of elite proportions, and it sounds like he’s having a blast.” - Dusted

Side A
1. Run From The City
2. Don’t Even Try It
3. Passenger Queen
Side B
1. Voices
2. Almost Washed My Hair

Jeffery Drag Records Joins Frenchkiss Label Group

[press release] There must be something in the water down in Nashville that has lead to the recent rise in buzzing talent in Tennessee’s “Music City.” One of the best examples of this is Jeffery Drag Records, a young label that has consistently released quality, southern-fried jams for the last three years. What began as a vessel for co-founders Adam Moult and Mike Gicz to release cassettes for their band Bad Cop has expanded to include Natural Child, Useless Eaters, Turbo Fruits, and Pujol. And now, Jeffery Drag has signed a distribution deal with the highly coveted Frenchkiss Label Group (FKLG).

Frenchkiss creator Syd Butler feels that JDR will be a welcome addition to his company’s roster. “We're incredibly excited to have Jeffery Drag coming aboard the Frenchkiss family and to see them grow as a label as they continue to put out a steady stream of extremely high-energy rock records,” says Syd. In joining with the FKLG, Jeffery Drag will gain a worldwide digital retail presence, a team of seasoned industry veterans who will help them expand their label's business as well as roster, and a family of labels that will support and nurture the JDR team.

The recently executed deal will position Jeffery Drag Records within the Frenchkiss Label Group family of independent labels. FKLG specializes in a “handshake mentality” when it comes to music distribution, emphasizing the nurturing and connecting of label communities in order to grow an imprint’s visibility. This professional ideology, coupled with their recent partnership with The Orchard, gives Frenchkiss a solid and experienced foundation that aims at delivering and streamlining distribution.

Bad Cop, from Nashville, TN, is made up of the things that make all great rock bands the way they are: tight musicianship, remarkable songwriting, and above all, the ability to pull together a performance that makes you believe whatever frontman Adam Moult tells you. Adam wrote his first songs while incarcerated at an “alternative to prison” boarding school in the mountains of Georgia for two years, and formed Bad Cop the moment he was able to return home. Following a string of demos, a rearranging of the band’s members, and the full-length Harvest The Beast (released on NYC’s ROIR Records in 2010), Bad Cop released a split 7” this past summer with Turbo Fruits via Nashville-based imprint Jeffery Drag Records. The path they’ve ended up taking has opened up Bad Cop to new possibilities and solid friends, like Cage the Elephant, who handpicked Bad Cop to support them on their 2012 tour, and whose guitarist Brad Schultz wound up liking the band enough to produce their upcoming EP, which is due for release in late 2012.

Gordon Withers (Office of Future Plans) to Release "The Dark Side of the Moon on Cello"

[press release] Washington, DC-area cellist Gordon Withers has been crafting stark originals, tweaking fully-orchestrated covers and collaborating with an army of like-minded musicians for years. As a member of Office of Future Plans - fronted by Jawbox/Burning Airlines vocalist and renowned producer J. Robbins - Withers bolsters the band's aggression as strings grind, sway and add new elements to the group's charmingly disjointed power.

Elsewhere, Withers has contributed to projects such as The Pauses, BELLS≥, and We All Inherit The Moon, while tackling originals and covers of some of post-punk's most influential bands (Burning Airlines, The Notwist, Chavez). In the last five years alone, Withers has released two full cover albums of cello material, honoring The Joy Formidable (2011) and Jawbox (2007), the latter of which was a benefit for Robbins' son Cal, diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy that same year.

Having used Kickstarter previously in 2009 to help with the mastering, production and vinyl release of a self-titled album, Withers has launched a new campaign for perhaps his most ambitious project yet: A front-to-back cello recreation of Pink Floyd's legendary The Dark Side of the Moon album. The idea came to Withers after a family member requested he cover the band's "Mother." "It was a blast to do, and I quickly became fascinated with the possibility of a whole Floyd album on cello," says Withers. "Dark Side seemed like the obvious choice, since it's a classic, and arguably their best work. It's also the riskiest, since so many other tribute versions and acts already exist."

Though the cello is regarded as a classical instrument, Withers is quick to point out that this is far from a sleepy, overwrought attempt to dress-up a rock masterpiece. "There are already classical versions of Pink Floyd, (and) this is not one of them. My goal is to present all the original rock intensity and arrangement complexity, but from an unusual perspective. It's the same approach I took with Jawbox On Cello. I try to use the cello to get out of the way of the music, thereby hopefully illuminating something more fundamental and beautiful about a work which can be constrained by familiarity." Though Withers performs most of Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello solo with varied techniques, layers and production choices, Stephen Swift (a.k.a. Bishonen Knife) re-created the track "On The Run" using almost entirely cello samples. "I knew I'd never do that track justice on my own, so I'm thrilled he came on board," gushes Withers.

In exchange for contributions to Withers' goal of $4,500 for a proper vinyl release, fans will not only receive standard copies of the album via download, CD or vinyl (the latter being limited to 333 copies), but a wealth of unique goodies as well. Here are just a few:

* A custom 90-minute mixtape for you on a physical cassette. Just tell Withers what sort of music you like, and he'll create it.
* Music lessons via Skype
* A cello cover of your favorite song, within reason. ("Nothing ridiculous. No Dream Theater, sorry," notes Withers comically)
* Private concerts
* Studio time, and much more!

"Kickstarter is hands-down the best way for independent musicians and labels to fund vinyl album pressings," says Withers. "For the average musician, vinyl is completely cost-prohibitive without an advance/pre-order vehicle like Kickstarter. And no one does the community/user-experience side better than Kickstarter. They make everything about the process enjoyable and exciting, both for the project creator and the backer. Crowdsourcing art funding has its benefits and drawbacks, but overall I'm delighted at the mini-Renaissance in small, independent projects it has helped ignite. Hopefully it will continue for many years."

Jawbox/BELLS≥ drummer Zach Barocas will be handling the album's artwork, and Dan Coutant - having mastered Withers' Joy Formidable project - will take the helm here as well. His resume includes Frightened Rabbit, Shai Hulud and Earth Crisis.