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In our featured November stream we're sharing a reissue of You Wanna Know The Truth? -- the debut album by Cleveland punks Heart & Lung.
Originally released in 2017 by the band, Red Scare Industries is reissuing it now for a wider audience and to build excitement for its follow-up, due out next year.
When these songs were recorded, we were so desperate to control all this terrible stuff happening in our lives -- for example, "Hey Man" is about having to tell my dad he was definitely going to die of full-blown cancer, and then watching it happen. Combine that real dark shit with the state of politics at the time. We ended up focusing on making everything as fun and as shamelessly catchy as we could, which to us, turned our problems into music we wanted to hear.
It was our inner monologue while looking out the window during a Midwest winter with a bottle of beer in hand and nine empty ones on the table.
Looking forward to 2021, turns out our old problems were just minuscule compared to imminent societal collapse. As a result, we’ve become even more depressed, angry and shamelessly catchy than ever before.
Some real positive vibes for the coming colder weather in the upper Midwest, for sure.
Posted Nov. 22, 2020, 10:59 a.m.
Early next year London-based Drones will release a new album, Our Hell Is Right Here. The new album comes via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Lockjaw Records (UK/EU) and hits the public on Feb. 21, 2021. While that is still three months away, the band is getting people ready ahead of time by sharing the first single , "Josephine" (embed below), which features Petrol Girls’ Ren Aldridge.
Drones previously released Exiled in 2018.
Posted Nov. 22, 2020, 10:36 a.m.
Toronto trio Talk Show Host has shared the song "This Monologue," which will appear on a new full-length next May on Wiretap Records.
Formed in 2015, the band has released two EPs over their history thus far. Check out the video below.
Posted Nov. 22, 2020, 10:06 a.m.
When it comes to announcing upcoming albums, we've already turned the page to 2021.
Melvins' drummer Dale Crover will release a solo record by the name of Rat-A-Tat-Tat! next year, on Jan. 15 through Joyful Noise Recordings.
Crover, who also plays with Redd Cross, previously released The Fickle Finger of Fate in 2017. Check out a new video from his upcoming album, "I Can't Help You There."
“I enlisted Toshi Kasai and Alicia DiGiovanni to help direct, film and edit,” he says of the video. “I gave them the basic ideas I had and they ran with them. Inspiration came from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Cramps’ 1978 performance at Napa State Mental Hospital, and the creepy face mask of LA Dodger Kiké Hernández.”
Besides his own album, The Melvins also have new material coming soon.
Posted Nov. 21, 2020, 5:22 p.m.
Earlier this year Nick Cave emerged from isolation to perform a unique solo set on piano, consisting songs from his varied back catalog with his solo work, Grinderman, The Bad Seeds, and other projects. The livestream event was a hit -- and now it hits shevles on vinyl, CD, and digitally under the title of Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace.
Check out a trailer below. The album released this past Friday.
Posted Nov. 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
Producer Will Yip's series "Live At Studio 4" will hsot The Bouncing Souls on Dec. 12. The ticketed livestream event is titled "Home For The Holidays Live At Studio 4" and begins at 8pm EST.
Yip produced Volume 2, a new collection from The Bouncing Souls, featuring reworked versions from their extensive catalog (Pure Noise Records).
In a prepared statement, Greg Attonito of the Souls says:
We have missed a lot of things this year. We’ve missed being with each other as band buds and we’ve missed making music for our friends everywhere. This year has challenged us all in ways we maybe never imagined and pushed us to be stronger in ways we maybe didn’t think were possible. The idea of rousing the spirit of Home for the Holidays at the end of 2020 seemed like such a great idea. But how? After much deliberation we think we’ve found a way. We will be getting together in Studio 4 with our good bud/producer Will Yip to perform our new record, “Volume 2” plus some surprises. There will be some special guests and some stories to tell too. Our goal is to try to capture a taste of that great spirit we all enjoyed so much during the nine year run of our annual Home For The Holidays party at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. We figured you all could use a dose of that spirit after such an upside down year. We know we could. We are looking forward to playing together in a room maybe more than we ever have in our 31 years as a band. We hope you’ll sit back at home and join us on December 12th.
Posted Nov. 21, 2020, 3:17 p.m.
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has released two new singles, also available on a limited edition 7"(Monkeywrench/Republic Records). The two songs are titled "Matter of Time" and "Say Hi."
While the digital version is out now, the vinyl is available for preorder. Both songs are part of Venture Into Cures, inn part raising awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) and other rare diseases. Check out a video and a live performance of the new material below.
Pearl Jam released Gigaton earlier this year (also on Republic).
Posted Nov. 21, 2020, 12:16 p.m.
On Nov. 20, Gildea Media released Dialetheia, a collaborative album featuring Mizmor and Andrew Black. The two-song, thirty-minute album debuted in full at Treble, and is embedded below.
Via statement, the band says:
Dialetheia wordlessly ruminates on themes of isolation, society, subject-object dualism, nostalgia, anxiety, and depression. These themes started swirling around in our minds as the COVID-19 pandemic set in and began changing our ways of life. Whereas the first track, "Looking At | Looking Through" is more gentle, meditative, and introspective, ‘Nostalgic Dystopian’ goes to a darker place, lamenting our current societal situation of being a failed state, acknowledging the reality of being both the lab tech and the subject in the great experiment of human civilization, and expressing the existential dread of being an overpopulated monoculture headed more closely toward causing a mass extinction and living in an apocalyptic era. The album was created remotely through file-sharing in March and April of 2020, inflicted by a novel sense of cognitive dissonance.
The album also includes artwork by Emma Ruth Rundle.
Posted Nov. 21, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
DeeCracks have teamed up with Monster Zero Records for a reissue of the 10 year-old album Attention! Deficit Disorder. The reissue is out now. Attention! Deficit Disorder originally released in 2010 by the label as its first 12". The reissue features two new songs, one on each side of the vinyl, and remastered material.
Posted Nov. 21, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Azure Ray's debut album will soon turn twenty. To mark the occasion, Flower Moon Records, founded by Maria Taylor (of Azure Ray), will release the material on vinyl for the first time on Jan. 16, 2021. The new package was mastered for its new medium, plus it included an unreleased track from the original recording session (on the digital version of the reissue).
There will be three different bundles available for preorder.
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