Monday, March 4, 2013

Quick Notes: Mudhoney, How To Destroy Angels, Dead Confederate, Atoms For Peace, High Pop + EODM

*[] "I Like it Small", a song from Mudhoney's upcoming album Vanishing Point, is a hushed, easy-going folk ballad that goes down like vanilla ice cream. Just kidding: it sounds exactly like a Mudhoney song, all petulance and power chords and perpetually off-key vocals. Oh, and what off-key vocals! Mark Arm has long ranked among rock's greatest Iggy Pop impersonators, but now he's grizzled and filth-encrusted enough to actually out-Iggy Iggy. "I don't need no Magnum/ A snub-nosed will do just fine," he snarls at the heart of "I Like it Small," adding with a knowing smirk, "And I'll take GG Allin/ Over Long Dong Silver anytime." Mudhoney has survived a lot with its signature sound intact. They are the AC/DC of American loser-punk, and "I Like it Small" finds them not-evolving in gloriously ratty style.

[from Vanishing Point; out 04/02/13 via Sub Pop]

*[] How To Destroy Angels have added what they describe as “one last show” to their maiden voyage on the road next month. The new date will find the band in Washington, DC on April 30th. The groups current touring schedule can be found below with their full-length debut album, “Welcome Oblivion“, slated to receive a release through Columbia tomorrow, March 05th.

04/10 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
04/12 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/13 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theatre
04/17 Monterey, CA – The Golden State Theatre
04/18 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
04/19 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/21 Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
04/23 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
04/25 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
04/27 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
04/28 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
04/29 New York, NY – The Apollo Theater
04/30 Washington, DC – The Fillmore

*A message from Dead Confederate...

"It's almost here. Our third full-length album is now available for pre-order. Coming April 16, 2013 on LP and CD, In The Marrow was recorded and mixed over six months. David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, Deerhunter) produced and recorded it at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA and his expertise and dedication to old school fidelity is matched by few. Really looking forward to sharing this one with ya'll!"


Fri April 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl - Album Release Show w/ The District Attorneys & TeePee
Sat April 20 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club - Album Release Show w/ New Madrid & Muuy Biien
Fri April 26 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir
Sat April 27 - Moultrie, GA @ Dogwood Music Fest
Fri May 03 - Tampa, FL @ Funshine Music Fest w/ Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Roadkill Ghost Choir

*[] Thom Yorke’s super side-project Atoms For Peace have expanded their upcoming tour schedule, adding a handful of headlining shows across Europe alongside their trio of festival appearances. Check out the docket below.

Atoms For Peace 2013 Tour Dates:

07/06 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
07/09 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena
07/10 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
07/12 – TrencĂ­n, SL @ Pohoda Festival
07/13 – Novi Sad, SR @ EXIT Festival
07/16 – Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma
07/17 – Milan, IT @ City Sound Festival
07/21 – Munich, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/24 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
07/25 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
07/26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse

*[] Occasionally, garage-rock dervish Ty Segall's voice gets a fey, helium-balloon edge to it, like he's a grinning pre-sexual schoolchild that's just learned a dirty limerick; High Pop's Sean Posila adopts this voice and sings in it all the time, a decision that makes even more intuitive sense when you learn that it's core members, Sean Posila and Jordan Caulfield, met and bonded at an all-boys Catholic school. "Loner", a winsome, wobbly indie pop song, has a certain schoolboy-innocent naughtiness, which you can detect both in the sweetly yearning vocal melody and in the small, deliberate mess of criss-crossing fuzz guitars beneath it.

*[] A trailer for season two of “The Gorburger Show” can be seen online below. An episode of the upcoming season will find Queens Of The Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme paired with his Eagles Of Death Metal cohort Jesse “The Devil” Hughes and comedian/musician Jack Black. A musical performance from the Eagles Of Death Metal (with Homme once again behind the kit) will also be featured. Excerpts from that episode are shown in the trailer.

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