The New York Times is reporting that Scion is working with The Melvins, who are releasing a “mini-album” next year on Scion’s dime. The New York Times piece states: Dale Crover of the Melvins, a metal group that is releasing a mini-album through Scion next year, said he had no qualms about the deal. The [...]
Entries for September, 2011
Madina Lake, World War III, Sony/Razor and Tie Concept albums aren’t new to rock and roll’s legacy. From Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads in the 50s, to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Who’s Tommy and David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, musical narratives [...]
Bloc Party revealed to NME that they’ve started writing again, but without vocalist Kele Okereke. The band plans to move on without Kele and find a new singer. You can read more about it here.
Despite a teaser trailer that hit the web earlier this month, the Black Keys have announced that there are no plans to release Blakroc 2, the sequel to their 2009 rap-focused side project. Drummer Patrick Carney admitted that “there was a trailer that was made like two years ago without our permission that was re-circulated [...]
Former Thieves are touring in support of their debut, The Language That We Speak, which dropped in the Spring via No Sleep Records. On a side note, the album was done with former Daytonian Chris Common at The Red Room in Seattle. Here are the dates: 10/11 Brass Bells Studio Oklahoma City, OK 10/12 The [...]
City and Colour has announced a bevy of North American tour dates for early next year, mostly in Canada but with a handful of stops in the United States as well. Here are the dates: DATE CITY VENUE 01/16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom 01/17 Seattle, WA Neptune 01/19 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre 01/21 Kelowna, [...]
Wanna hear Coheed and Cambria covering ZZ Top? Then head over to Altpress.com to check out the bands rendition of “Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers.” The cover is taken from the upcoming ZZ Top tribute, ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friend, which will be available on October 11 via Show Dog/Universal.
Polar Bear Club, Clash Battle Guilt Pride, Bridge Nine Records My personal emo proving grounds was in the mid-90s, so when a band like Polar Bear Club comes along and dials a punk sound back to that era I tend to have their back. While the band’s debut, Sometimes Things Just Disappear, is still one [...]
The Drift, Blue Hour, Temporary Residence San Francisco’s The Drift, whose last release was Memory Drawings in 2008, have prepared a jazz and dub leaning post-rock opus that swells with layers of guitars, reverbs, and a chugging rhythm section that is sure to turn the heads of listeners on their forthcoming jaunt with Explosions In [...]
Saves The Day, Daybreak, Razor & Tie I have to admit that I lost a lot of interest in Saves the Day following the release of Stay What You Are. Chris Conley was no longer the Lifetime-aping teen frontman lurching across the stage, and when he emerged as an awkward guitar wielding singer songwriter “experimenting” [...]