Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Quick News

After 37 headbanging years, Slayer have confirmed they are breaking up by the end of the year and will be doing one last tour. Take a look at the farewell teaser video, above, and all info on tickets and line-up, below:

Sad news to report, iconic South African jazz musician Hugh Masakela passed away at 78. His family released a statement on Twitter. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and bandmates.

In March, Yo La Tengo, will release their new album, There's A Riot Going On. It marks the indie band's 15th studio album.

Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins have all formed a new band together called August Greene. The trio will release a self-titled debut album in March. 

The Damned Detail New Album

In April, iconic punk band The Damned will release their new album, Evil Spirits, which was produced by legendary producer Tony Visconti. 

“We deliberately recorded the album retro style,” guitarist Captain Sensible said in a press release. “The same way our debut album was made, basically. There’s something wonderful about the seventies sounds; glam, rock and punk records, they all sound so great and Tony specializes in beautifully crafted old school production. He had us all playing live, bashing it out in the same room with a focus on getting the initial band version of each song as close as possible to the finished thing."
“This album is filled with a lot of influences from our earlier, pre-’70s tastes – the ’60s stuff. ‘Standing…’ is really linked into Joe Meek, ‘Telstar’, and that kind of stuff,” continues Vanian. At first, I’d said in an interview before we started writing this stuff that the album would be psychedelic, and maybe a trip through the historical side of The Damned, as in what we like. It didn’t happen in the way I thought it would, but it still does the same thing. It still has all that in there, but it’s not as obvious as it could’ve been, which is good. It’s not like pastiches of songs you remember, it’s more a case of, what was great about something you loved as a kid has somehow influenced a guitar sound, or the way the drums are. You might not even know it if you’re one of our younger fans, but if you’re a little older, you’ll hear it, which is kinda cool," singer Dave Vanian said in the release. 
Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below:
1. Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
2. Devil In Disguise
3. We’re So Nice
4. Look Left
5. Evil Spirits
6. Shadow Evocation
7. Sonar Deceit
8. Procrastination
9. Daily Liar
10. I Don’t Care

Live Pix: Nuclear Assault / Heavy Metal Kings @ St. Vitus

On Saturday night, Nuclear Assault and Vinnie Paz / Ill Bill's side project Heavy Metal Kings headlined St. Vitus with Kings Bounty to perform a benefit and birthday bash for Howie Abrams. 

Our RICH D SMOOV was there to catch the action. Take a look!

Tune-Yards on 'Kimmel'

Watch Tune-Yards perform "Heart Attack," and "Look at Your Hands" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

War on Drugs on 'Fallon'

Watch The War on Drugs perform "Pain" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Grizzly Bear on 'Conan'

Watch Grizzly Bear perform "Loosing All Sense" on Conan.

Glen Hansard on 'Meyers'

Watch Glen Hansard perform "Roll on Slow" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Franz Ferdinand on 'Fallon'

Watch Franz Ferdinand perform "Always Ascending" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hot Snakes Releasing Their 1st Album in 14 Years

For the 1st time in 14 years, Hot Snakes will be putting out a new album. The record, Jericho Sirens, arrives in March. 

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, and hear the first single, "Six Wave Hold Down."

1. I Need a Doctor
2. Candid Cameras
3. Why Don’t It Sink In?
4. Six Wave Hold-Down
5. Jericho Sirens
6. Death Camp Fantasy
7. Having Another?
8. Death Doula
9. Psychoactive
10. Death of a Sportsman

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quick News

In March, Between the Buried and Me will release their new album, Automata. Take a look at the cover, above.

Following the sudden passing of Dolores O'Riordan, members of her side project, D.A.R.K., which included Andy Rourke of The Smiths eulogized the front woman. "I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores," said Rourke. "I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent. I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones." Band mate and partner Olé Koretsky adds: "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now."

Of Montreal will release their new album, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, in March. 

After inking a book deal in 2013, surviving Beastie Boys members Mike D and Ad Rock were set to release their autobiography on the band in 2015, however, it never did. Now, in an interview with Beats 1, Mike D. says the book will arrive later this year and is "unlike any other music book." He added: "To tell our story, we have to give the cultural history of where we came from. So New York City in the ’80s, you had all these incredible, exciting music, art, film, all that sort of has to converge to be able to explain. We just had the good fortune of being around all of it so I think that’s No. 1. And the other thing is, I think a lot of times when I read a book or I watch a music documentary, maybe I’m just kind of A.D.D., I get a little bored, but actually I don’t think they do the subject matter justice because it’s kinda surreal what happens in bands’ lives so you kind of have to use all dimensions to tell the story more accurately."