Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sleater-Kinney Confirms New Album 'No Cities To Love' And 2015 Tour

Sleater-Kinney is back! After an indefinite hiatus, some recent teases and a few major hints, the band announced that Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss will release a new album, "No Cities to Love," on Jan. 20, via Sub Pop. Sleater-Kinney will also go on a 13-date tour in 2015, starting in their home state, Washington.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Noel Gallagher announces new album 'Chasing Yesterday' and UK tour dates – hear first song now

The album will be released on March 2, 2015 under the name of Noel Gallagher & The High Flying Birds. The details were announced during a Facebook Q&A in London earlier today (October 13).

In addition to the album, details of a UK arena tour were also announced with dates in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and Belfast. Scroll down for full details. 

Johnny Marr performs on the closing track, which will be the second single from the album. "He's a very enthusiastic artist and I tried to get him to play on 'What A Life', Gallagher said. "He's a truly great guitarist and he has something that nobody else has. He's amazing, a top man." 

Confirming details of 'Chasing Yesterday', Gallagher said: "I've never been involved in two successful albums in a row. After '…Morning Glory?', we [Oasis] blew the one after that."

The lead single from 'Chasing Yesterday' will be 'In The Heat Of The Moment'. Speaking about the song, Noel said: "The first single was the last track to be recorded. It's called 'In The Heat Of The Moment'. Is it great? Of course it is. What does it mean, it doesn't mean anything." 

The album was self-produced after Gallagher's regular producer, Dave Sardy, was unavailable to work on the record. "I enjoyed the freedom of it but not the responsibility," Noel said. "I'm used to asking people, 'What are we doing today?' and then people were asking me that question. I finished it the day after the World Cup final. I finished it early, I've been sitting on it a while, it's been burning a hole in my pocket." 

The Q&A was then handed over to fans in the audience with Gallagher immediately asked about the chances of him performing songs from 'Chasing Yesterday' "when" Oasis perform. Noel's answer was a simple: "What reunion?" 

'Chasing Yesterday' tracklist

'In The Heat Of The Moment'
'The Girl With X-Ray Eyes'
'Lock All The Doors'
'The Dying Of The Light'
'The Right Stuff'
'While The Song Remains The Same'
'The Mexican'
'You Know We Can't Go Back'
'Ballad Of The Mighty I'

Noel Gallagher will play:

Belfast, Odyssey Arena (March 3)
Dublin, 3 Arena (4)
Nottingham, Capital FM Arena (6)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (7)
Manchester, Arena, (9)
London, O2 Arena (10)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blonde Redhead at Rough Trade, TONIGHT

Blonde Redhead's new album Barragán, their first in four years, is also out today and they're celebrating with this in-store at Rough Trade. You need to buy the LP or CD today and that gets you two wristbands to get into the show.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tears For Fears announce first US tour in three years

New wave veterans Tears For Fears have confirmed a string of US tour dates, marking their first visit to the country in three years. The September jaunt culminates with the band’s appearances at Portland’s Project Pabst Music Festival. See the current schedule below.

The tour comes as the band gears up for the release of their first new album in 10 years. Below, listen to their excellent cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start”.

Tears For Fears 2014 Tour Dates:

09/17 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

09/20 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Event Center

09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

09/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

09/27 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Music Festival

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brian Eno comes out as Racist, ignorant "philosopher" once again...

Who started the war Brian? How short is your attention span and have you had your memory checked for dementia lately? I think you should learn more about the facts behind this war, the history of it, before you chime in as an ignorant racist pundit for hipster rockstar fans. It's hard when musicians you respect turn out to be unintelligent simple minded thinkers. Separate the art from the artist? Perhaps. You don't have to pontificate like Friedrich Nietzsche to co-create Achtung Baby, I guess.

In the letter, Eno questions America's response to the violence:
Why does America continue its blind support of this one-sided exercise in ethnic cleansing? WHY? I just don't get it. I really hate to think its just the power of AIPAC… for if that's the case, then your government really is fundamentally corrupt. No, I don't think that's the reason… but I have no idea what it could be. 
He continues:
The America I know and like is compassionate, broadminded, creative, eclectic, tolerant and generous. All of you symbolise those things for me. But which America is backing this horrible one-sided colonialist war? I can't work it out: I know you're not the only people like you, so how come all those voices aren't heard or registered? How come it isn't your spirit that most of the world now thinks of when it hears the word 'America'? How bad does it look when the one country which more than any other grounds its identity in notions of Liberty and Democracy then goes and puts its money exactly where its mouthisn't and supports a ragingly racist theocracy? 

Really Brian? How far back does the history of this war go in your mind? a month or two? Do your research before you presume.