news from our friends at RazorandTie
Joe Jackson – The Duke is scheduled for release on 180 gram vinyl on March 16th and even though it won’t be in stores until then, fans can actually get it early, only through www.joejackson.merchnow.com
this from a friend in the uk, man if I could fly, I'd be there!
Born out of a bunch of songs written in a bedroom somewhere in the vibrant warehousing district of London’s Manor House comes Bleach Blood. This is Jamie’s compiled love of 70’s (post) punk, dance, electronica and pop music.
Along with the thundering beats of Invisible Frank, Charlie Elliot’s synthed up bass lines and guitarist Paul Mullen’s math psych guitars, expect honest songs about love, loss, escapism, friendship and whatever else falls out of their collective heads. “One part power pop, one part electro indie and one part squat punk” (Vive le Rock)
With support from Radio 1 (Mike Davies - who said that their Maida Vale session was one of his “sessions of the year”, Zane Lowe), Rock Sound, Vive le Rock. Clash, Peasoup Magazine, Punktastic, Banquet Records, AltSounds, Hit the Floor, Cheer Up Clothing, Shoreditch Radio (Arielle Free, Stephen Kelly), XFM (John Kennedy, Rich Walters), Kerrang Radio (Johnny Doom, Matt Stocks, Danielle Perry)
Download the digital copy of their EP ‘The Young Heartbreakers Club’ here or on vinyl here
Bleach Blood T-Shirts are available to purchase from here
16th February - LONDON - The Finsbury - Omega club night launch - FREE ENTRY
14th March - NEWCASTLE - Trillians - 16 + - FREE ENTRY
15th March - HUDDERSFIELD - The Parish - £5 on the door
27th March - PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit - £3 on the door
28th March - EXETER - The Cavern - £6 in advance
from our friends at Mute.com
BIG DEAL - NEW ALBUM JUNE GLOOM– JUNE 4th, 2013
Big Deal introduced themselves with their emotive bedroom guitar ballads and electric chemistry last year via their debut release Lights Out. This June the London based duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe are back with brand new album, June Gloom (June 4th, 2013) and a bold new sound.
Last year we laid out hints of a new record with “terdactol”– a lavish whirlwind of guitars, keys and percussion that assaults the senses and unleashes all of that pent up craving in one humid wave of sound. Thoughtfully arming you with a soundtrack for those tempestuous summer days June Gloom,like any good summer romance, will leave you enraptured.
Fleshing out their delicate, nocturnal tones Kacey and Alice take their sound to deeper, darker and more intoxicating height, courtesy of producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding) and a full band featuring bass and drums.
As a result, the 11 other tracks here are an exploration of the newfound confidence of ‘teradactol’, with a refinement and bold directness. If Big Deal’s earlier tracks felt emotionally lacerating, this new body of work is noisy, boisterous, with a more than assured melodic hook. This evolution is made defiantly clear in the opener ‘golden light‘, which deliberately unhinges the listener by opening with sweetly strummed chords and interlocking vocals before building to a rousing climax. Similarly, ‘dream machines’ crests on a jagged undertow of pounding drums, and the sinister ‘pillow’ gradually opens up to become something vast, scorched and desolate. The pair infuse the volume with their own inimitable, off-kilter take on angst-ridden emotional terrain; on the aptly titled ‘pristine’, they sing, “darkness wash over me, I let it in, it let me be”, while on the otherwise upbeat ‘call and i’ll come’ Costelloe plaintively asks, “What if no one else compares/ what if no one else cares?” It all reaches a beautiful crescendo with the finale ‘close your eyes’, which explodes from an almost unbearably intimate confessional (“I won’t ask why/ if it was love/ we let it die”) into a coruscating maelstrom that is as indelibly affecting as it is thrilling.
With June Gloom, Big Deal has expanded their sonic palette without losing any of their potency.
June Gloom TRACKLISTING
in your car
call and i'll come
close your eyes
Vinyl Mastering Outlook: Can Lathes Keep up the Pace in 2013?
Plight of Indie Record Stores Explored in New Documentary
NeedleDrop Records brings vinyl to South Wedge
Vinyl records survive in Lincoln Park specialty shop
those who visit know i am a nut for great album cover art, here's another to add to the list:
Six Feet Under Reveals New Album "Unborn" Details
ROB ZOMBIE: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled; Audio Sample Of First Single Available
and the macabe album cover of the day goes to:
Mesmerize Reveals New Album "Paintropy" Artwork
and the album cover art of the day:
Phoenix – New Album Cover, Track Lising Revealed for ‘Bankrupt!’ – Due in April
Green Day Documentary 'Broadway Idiot' to Premiere at SXSW
Styx, Ted Nugent + REO Speedwagon Announce New Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express Tour Dates
Dave Clark Five Bassist Rick Huxley Dead at 72
Roger Waters Adds New Song to ‘The Wall’
Down Add May Tour Dates, Announce Vinyl Version of ‘Down IV Part 1′
and for shits and giggles on a wednesday:
10 Worst Love Songs Ever
Top 10 Kiss Love Songs
25 of the worst album covers from 2012