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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Random Bits & Pieces

PJ Harvey is in the studio and talking of a Fall release for her next album. Her site says ... "It seems that things have been progressing well in the studio with Flood, John Parish & co…we can expect some further news over the coming weeks."

Queens Of The Stone Age have made Era Vulgaris available for pre-order on Insound.com. QOTSA.com says "Pre-order Era Vulgaris on Insound.com, and get a bonus CD single containing the studio version of "The Fun Machine Took a Shit & Died." You want this."

The Cult's new studio album, the first since 2001, is currently being recorded in London with producer Youth (Verve, Primal Scream), who will be adding final touches and mixing. The expected release date for the yet untitled album is September 25, 2007 and will be released in conjunction with The Cult's imprint label, New Wilderness.

The Cult, led by founding members vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, will embark on a series of European arena shows with rock legends The Who starting June 5th. The band will be adding headline dates and festival appearances along the route, building on the overwhelming reaction to their 2006 sell-out world tour. A U.S. headline tour will follow in the fall.

The Datsuns have a cool video for they're new single (Waiting For Your Time To Come) off of "Smoke & Mirrors". It's like an animated painting. Go have a look at they're video section.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007


If you haven't heard about this movie yet, it's about the late Ian Curtis (singer of Joy Division) and based on the book 'Touching From a Distance'. It looks like a cool flick and just won an award at Cannes. Up until now there wasn't any knowledge of it coming to the US ...

"Variety has announced that The Weinstein Company has acquired North American rights to the film. The deal became public knowledge yesterday hot off the heels from winning the award for top European film at Cannes.

Still no official date for release in the US, but our spies tell us it very well could be this fall."

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Albums Out Today ...

Les Claypool - Fancy DVD
Dinosaur Jr - Live From The Middle East DVD
Kool Keith - In High Definition DVD
Perry Farrell's Satellite Party - Ultra Payloaded
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo
Johnette Napolitano - Scarred

Friday, May 25, 2007

Old School Friday

We're all gonna time travel back today and watch a classic video ...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Yes More ...

I know you're thinking, "Damn this motherfucker is posting a lot of Beastie Boys". But hey I'm a fan, and they've got a new record on the way. Below are some shots from a flickr account the Boys have set up. B Boys also launched a spankn' new website.

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Today's Releases ...

Tim Armstrong - A Poet's Life
Battles - Mirrored
The Bravery - The Sun and the Moon
Jeff Buckley - So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley
Handsome Furs - Plague Park
Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Off The Grid

It sounds like the B Boys have a kickass record ( The Mix-Up) on the way (June 26) if this video is any indication...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Best Band You've Never Heard, Vol. II

Fudge Tunnel

To me this band is just a raw, straight-ahead rock band. Fudge Tunnel was all about the music. No frills. Their "Creep Diets" album is essential for your collection. There was a lot of energy put into their records and they sound great on 11!

A bit of history ...

"Nottingham, UK's Fudge Tunnel formed in 1989, influenced by the early Chicago/Big Black/Albini scene, albeit being noticeably heavier in the guitar department. Their debut 7" "Sex Mammoth" on London's Pigboy/Vinyl Solution label bagged the band a coveted 'single of the week' slot in the NME. A second release, the 'Sweet Sound Of Excess' 12" , again on the same label, cemented their reputation as one of the UK's best up-n-coming new artists. Earache signed the local band to an albums deal, and encouraged them to work with noted producer Colin Richardson to make the debut for the label, 'Hate Songs In E-Minor'."

You can listen to some songs here.

Note: Don't let the picture fool you on how they sound.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Summer Roadshows Vol. 1

June 15 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ La Zona Rosa
June 16 - The Black Keys @ La Zona Rosa
June 19 - Les Claypool @ Stubb's
June 21 - De La Sol @ Emo's
June 28 - Supersuckers @ Emo's

Monday, May 14, 2007

Tuesday's Releases ...

Guided By Voices - Live from Austin, TX
Mogwai - Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Soundtrack - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
Various Artists - CBGB Forever
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Full ACL Lineup

Bob Dylan, Bjork, White Stripes, Killers, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, Stephen Marley, Kaiser Chiefs, LCD Soundsystem, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and the list goes on ...

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

More B Boys

The Beastie Boys have now put the first 2 parts of a new video on their site. I'm assuming it's what is part of a complete song/video for the upcoming album. So go check it out for yourself here.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Weekly New Releases

Björk - Volta
Goon Moon - Licker's Last Leg
The Knife - Silent Shout CD/DVD deluxe
Radiohead - Com Lag: 2plus2isfive
Elliott Smith - New Moon
Travis - The Boy with No Name
Young Gods - Super Ready/Fragmente

Bonus: Queens of the Stone Age "Era Vulgaris" artwork
* Out June 12


UNKLE is back!

"On July 24 UNKLE is finally returning with their third LP, War Stories. The album will come out via UNKLE James Lavelle's Surrender All label, and was co-produced by UNKLE and Chris Goss (Queens Of The Stone Age). There are some pretty hefty names attached to this release such as Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), The Duke Spirit, 3D (Massive Attack), Ian Astbury, Autolux, Gavin Clark (Clayhill) and Richard File."

War Stories
01. "Intro"
02. "Chemistry"
03. "Hold My Hand"
04. "Restless" (feat. Josh Homme)
05. "Keys To The Kingdom" (feat. Gavin Clark)
06. "Price You Pay"
07. "Burn My Shadow" (feat. Ian Astbury)
08. "May Day" (feat. The Duke Spirit)
09. "Persons & Machinery" (feat. Autolux)
10. "Twilight" (feat. 3D)
11. "Morning Rage"
12. "Lawless"
13. "Broken" (feat. Gavin Clark)
14. "When Things Explode" (feat. Ian Astbury)

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

2007 ACL Fest Lineup Teaser

Funny how I was just having flashbacks to the blistering sandstorm of ACL past, and they go and announce some bands for '07 in the chronicle today...

"The 2007 ACL Fest lineup came into focus a bit earlier than expected this afternoon. Much like last year's online scavenger hunt, the folks at Charles Attal have decided to whet appetites with an ACL Crossword puzzle in this Thursday's Chronicle. The two big names revealed today: The White Stripes and Björk. Well played, ACL.

The crossword reveal:
The White Stripes, Björk, The Decemberists, Peter, Bjorn, and John, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Robert Earl Keen, Joss Stone, Andrew Bird, Rose Hill Drive, Gotan Project, Indigo Girls, Heartless Bastards, Augustana, Beau Soleil, and Andy Palacio.

Those 15 bands join the following already-confirmed acts:
Kings Of Leon, Raul Malo, Stephen Marley, Ben Kweller, Rev. Horton Heat, Asleep At The Wheel, The Little Ones, Charlie Musselwhite, The Jellydots, and Sara Hickman."

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More Deets on the B Boys Album

Straight from the Beastie's site ...

"ok. here's our blurb about our new album -- it spits hot fire! -- hot shit! it's official... it's named THE MIX-UP and is out june 26. g'wan."

Track listing:

1. B For My Name
2. 14th St. Break
3. Suco De Tangerina
4. The Gala Event
5. Electric Worm
6. Freaky Hijiki
7. Off The Grid
8. The Rat Cage
9. The Melee
10. Dramastically Different
11. The Cousin Of Death
12. The Kangaroo Rat

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Internet Radio UPDATE

The wolves are being kept at bay for the time being ...

"The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has pushed back the due date for royalty payments to kick in, from May 15 to July 15. The publication of this information also allows the 30 day period for appeals to officially begin. NPR is slated to file an appeal in this time frame."

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New Releases ...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81
Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
Feist - The Reminder