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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Baby 81

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have just announced the release details of their fourth full length album. Called Baby 81, the album will hit shelves on May 1 through RCA Records. Where the band's 2005 RCA debut, Howl, was a bit of a departure and found them moving towards a more stripped down, Americana sound, Baby 81 is said to be a return to the guitar-drenched, multi-layered sound that first won the band critical and popular praise alike. Continue story for track listing.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

This Week's Releases ...

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Some Loud Thunder
Iron Maiden - Death on the Road (DVD)
Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker
Soundtrack - Black Snake Moan

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Ian Brown Album Details

Ian Brown has unveiled further details of his forthcoming album fifth album.

The former Stone Roses frontman claims that he has roped in a 30-piece orchestra for a track on the follow up to 2004's 'Solarized'.

Brown has been working with former Smiths and Happy Mondays bassists Andy Rourke and Paul Ryder on the LP, entitled 'The World Is Yours'.

Continue story here.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Beastie Boys New Album!

The New York rappers are recording their seventh album and may sample some new works when they headline the Good Vibrations festival in Australia.

However, co-founder and vocalist Mike Diamond was careful not to reveal too much about the latest project.

"It is actually really different ... (fans) can expect to be disappointed, they can expect to be angry at us," the 41-year-old joked from his home in New York.

"It's always hard to know (how the album will turn out). We still have a little of a way to go. I don't want to describe it too much because whatever I say might change.

Continue story here.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

'Peeping Tom' Headlining New Tour

Patton's record label, Ipecac, had this to say ...
"Hey look! PEEPING TOM is doing a US tour headlining in April!!!!!"

It actually starts at the end of March right here in Texas!
March 30 at Granada Theatre - Dallas
March 31 at Emo's - Austin

The tour dates are here: http://ipecac.com/calendar.php.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Albums Today ...

Echo and the Bunnymen - Very Best of: More Songs...
The Good, the Bad & the Queen - The Good, the Bad & the Queen
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Twilight Singers - A Stitch in Time
The Walkmen - "Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen

Friday, January 19, 2007

Some Spring Chickens

Well quite a few spring album details are starting to trickle in now. So let's get down to the nitty gritty ...

Arcade Fire - 'Neon Bible' on March 5.
Grinderman - 'Grinderman' on March 6 (This is a Nick Cave project).
LCD Soundsystem - 'Sound of Silver' on March 20.
Low - 'Drums And Guns' on March 20.
Modest Mouse - 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank' on March 20.
Kaiser Chiefs - 'Yours Truly Angry Mob' on March 27.
Kings of Leon - 'Because Of The Times' on April 2.
Bright Eyes - 'Cassadaga' on April 10.
Dinosaur Jr - 'Beyond' on May 1.
Wilco - 'Blue Sky Blue' on May 15.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

SXSW Rumor Mill

The Austinist has a list of bands they say are 98% sure will be playing SXSW '07. Some standouts are:

Bloc Party
Ghostland Observatory
Lily Allen
The Stooges (previously reported)
The Walkmen
Thurston Moore

The full list is here.

Monday, January 15, 2007

A New 'My Bloody Valentine' Record

Kevin Shields: 'I will make another great record'.

"I do feel that I will make another great record," he explained. "We are 100 per cent going to make another My Bloody Valentine record unless we die or something."

Talking to Magnet magazine, Shields added that the delay so far had been down to a lack of inspiration.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

This Week's Releases ...

Neko Case - Live from Austin, TX
Johnny Cash - Live from Austin, TX
Various Artists - Something You've Never Heard Before: The Bluegrass Tribute To Modest Mouse

Monday, January 08, 2007

Arcade Fire's "Neon Bible"

Arcade Fire have unveiled the release date and track listing for their new album 'Neon Bible'.

According to a video posted by the band on You Tube, the follow-up to 2005's 'Funeral' is out on March 5, and will be preceded by the single 'Black Mirror'.

You can see the video at Youtube.com/watch?v=61aaEq1rLxw.

You can hear a streaming of the single at Arcadefire.com/yope.html.

Continue story here for track listing.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2007 SXSW Updates

Pete Townshend will be the keynote speaker for the 2007 Music Conference.

The Stooges are scheduled for a March 17 appearance.

David Byrne has been announced as one of the interviewees at this year's conference.