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New song from Daughters, new LP to come

Posted July 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
New song from Daughters, new LP to come

photo by Reid Hathcock

Daughters have just released "Satan in the Wait," their first new song in 8 years.

The new song is a teaser of more to come, as the band just signed with Ipecac Recordings for a new album planned for release sometime later this year. 

The band, who last released a self-titled album in 2010, will also hit the road briefly (dates below).

Daughters tour dates:
November 4 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
November 9 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
November 10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
November 15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
November 17 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

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Some Swans news

Posted July 7, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
Some Swans news

Swans will soon reissue Soundtracks for the Blind, originally released in 1996 before the band's hiatus (which lasted until their reformation in 2010).

The reissue will be released in a limited 4xLP box complete with a poster, insert and download code, and it will also be available in CD format. Mastermind Michael Gira issued a statement about the release:

This album has everything in there - all the ideas from Swans' initial 15 years of work. There's some contemporary recordings of the band as it existed in '96/7, with Larry Mullins on drums/percussion, Jarboe singing and playing keyboards, Vudi playing electric guitar, and Joe Goldring playing bass and electric guitar, and me singing and playing electric and acoustic guitar, but there's also a huge amount of sounds and recordings that Jarboe and I collected over the years. These are reassembled, looped, mangled, and in many cases overdubbed upon to create new pieces of music... I really set my own trap, dug my own grave on this one. There was SO MUCH material to deal with, to sift through (whole trunks full of decomposing, moldy cassettes and discs with samples and sounds), and the task of making it into something coherent was at times debilitating. Really like climbing up a mountain of sand. I don't remember why I set this goal for myself, to somehow incorporate such a ridiculously disparate amount of material. I think maybe it was so I could justify throwing all that crap into the local dump, which is what I did when I finished the album. But in the end, after centuries of picking at this huge iceberg of material with a toothpick, my trusty engineer Chris Griffin and I managed to sculpt something out of it. It actually breathes, seems to live, in most places I think. ... When I decided to reform Swans in 2010 Soundtracks was what I referred to as a starting point.

In addition to the Soundtracks for the Blind news, Nick Soulsby will publish a biography of the band titled Swans: Sacrifice and Transcendence, An Oral History on June 26 (Jawbone Press).

Gira has now retired the moniker, but is still performing, including a short US West Coast acoustic tour this fall. SPB interviewed Gira back in 2014.

9/27/2018 Los Angeles CA Regent Theatre
9/29/2018 Berkeley CA The UC Theatre
10/4/2018 Portland OR The Old Church Concert Hall
10/5/2018 Seattle WA Columbia City Theater
NYC show to be confirmed soon 

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Bands New Tim Hecker soon, remasters now

Posted July 7, 2018, 11:44 a.m.

New Tim Hecker soon, remasters now

photo by Loren Green

Kranky has announced the release of two vinyl remasters from Tim Hecker's catalog, Radio Amor (2003) and Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again (2001), his first and second releases. The remasters, both released ...

Bands American Television: new music, new coffee

Posted July 7, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

American Television: new music, new coffee

Coffee has a special place in pop-punk history, and it's at the forefront of the soon-to-release Death Defier by Washington DC's American Television. When the band released their new album on July 28 ...

Bands Strung Out - Astrolux Golden Ale

Posted June 30, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Strung Out - Astrolux Golden Ale

California Strung Out fans can now enjoy a golden ale designed for the long-running Golden State band, made by Lucky Luke Brewing. "For tasting notes, we wanted this beer to be light, refreshing, crisp and ...

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Bands Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce members form Low Dose

Posted June 21, 2018, 8:45 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce members form Low Dose

photo by Mark Diehl

New Philadelphia band Low Dose has released the song "For Sure," rising from the ashes of Fight Amp. The band consists of all three Fight ...

Bands Coarse release new song (ex-Capsize, ex-Old Wounds)

Posted June 13, 2018, 9:02 p.m. in Bands by Loren

A new two-piece named Coarse has released the video to "Shed" (below) of their upcoming 6-song debut EP. The band features Brandon Gallagher (ex-Old Wounds ...

Track list:1. Shed2. Hoax3. Only Death4. Separation Is Survival5. In Peril6. No Heart

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Bands Dollar Signs album and tour

Posted June 10, 2018, 3:59 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Dollar Signs album and tour

photo by Alyx McLaughlin

Dollar Signs have had a busy June. First, they released a puppet-y video for "Waste My Life Away," teasing the sound of the upcoming This ...

June 16 - Norfolk, VAJune 17 - Huntington, WVJune 19 - Pittsburgh, PAJune 20 - Lancaster, PAJune 21 - Lowell, MAJune 22 - Brooklyn, NYJune 23 - Philadelphia, PAJuly 21 - Charlotte, NCJuly 27 - Houston, TXJuly 29 - Denton, TXJuly 31 - Phoenix, AZAugust 2 - San Diego, CAAugust 3 - Los Angeles, CAAugust 4 - Oakland, CAAugust 5 - Sacramento, CAAugust 6 - Portland, ORAugust 7 - Seattle, WAAugust 10 - Denver, COAugust 15 - Minneapolis, MNAugust 17 - Chicago, ILAugust 18 - Lexington, KY

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Bands New release from Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

Posted June 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New release from Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

photo by Loren Green

Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, a project between Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea), have announced two upcoming shows with Godflesh in Chicago ...

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE w Godflesh:8/24/2018 Metro, Chicago - IL w/ Harm's Way, Ledge 8/25/2018 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY w/ Tombs, Body Stuff 

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Bands Michael Gira and Swans updates

Posted May 19, 2018, 10:06 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Michael Gira and Swans updates

Swans has three new news-worthy pieces of information. The band's 1996 album Soundtracks for the Blind will be released in a limited edition vinyl ...

9/27/2018 Los Angeles CA Regent Theatrehttps://www.spacelandpresents.com/event/1677891
9/29/2018 Berkeley CA The UC Theatrehttps://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1699949
10/4/2018 Portland OR The Old Church Concert Hallhttps://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1674575?utm_source=os
10/5/2018 Seattle WA Columbia City Theaterhttp://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F0054AEDBE8A5CC
10/25/2018. Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw (Fully Seated)https://www.ticketweb.com/event/scenic-presents-michael-gira-swans-warsaw-tickets/8403725?pl=warsaw 

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Bands New from The Pauses

Posted May 17, 2018, 8:30 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New from The Pauses

photo by John Deeb

The Pauses have two exciting pieces of news to announce. First, they're releasing the new Unbuildingon June 22 on Arctic Rodeo Recordings. The new ...

May 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury *May 25 - New Orleans, LA @ Neutral Ground *May 26 - Denton, TX @ The Space Station *May 27 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie's *May 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space *June 2 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick #June 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat #June 4 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red # June 5 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon #June 7 - Amarillo, TX @ The 806 #June 8 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater #June 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock #June 12 - Seattle, WA @ Funhouse #June 13 - Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe #June 15 - Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post #June 16 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA #July 12 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^ July 13 - Orlando, FL @ Blackstar ^July 14 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive ^July 20 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge July 21 - Birmingham, AL @ The NickJuly 23 - St. Louis, MO @ The FirebirdJuly 24 - Omaha, NE @ O'LeaversJuly 25 - Chicago, IL @ LandlandJuly 26 - Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar July 27 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's BohemiaJuly 28 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim's July 29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs
* ​- ​Acoustic # ​- ​w/ Far^ ​- ​w/ J. Robbins
Unbuilding track listing:01. Eventually, Everything Connects02. Don’t Wake Me Up03. Digital Detox04. Had/Have05. The Beginnings of Things06. The Best For The Most For The Least07. The Means08. Heart Of The Steal09. Animus?

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Bands Torche in studio

Posted May 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Torche in studio

Torche has returned to the studio for a new album set for release next year on Relapse. Not yet titled, the album will be the ...

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