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Gang Of Four announces EP

Posted Feb. 15, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Gang Of Four announces EP

Gang Of Four will release the 5-track This Heaven Gives Me Migraine EP on February 26, 2020.

The new EP follows the death of founding member Andy Gill at the start of the month, and compiles new material he was working on at that time. There are three new recordings (one a reworking of an older song), and two spoken interludes.

Gill's wife, Catherine Mayer, explains:

From the hospital, Andy continued to give final notes on mixes of music that he looked forward to releasing. Since his death, I have been working with the band to fulfill his vision. The only change we have made is to include on the EP two brief recordings of Andy speaking, both, in different ways, essence of Andy. 

Rolling Stone has shared "The Dying Rays (2020)," a reimagined take of a song that appeared on 2015's What Happens Next album. This new version has vocals by John “Gaoler” Sterry in place of original vocalist, Herbert Grönemeyer.

This Heaven Gives Me Migraine EP Track-listing
Anthrax (Andy speaks)The Dying Rays (2020)Natural’s Not In ItToreadorPurple in Nature (Andy speaks)

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SPB Premiere - "State and Perish" by Shadow People

Posted Feb. 11, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
SPB Premiere - "State and Perish" by Shadow People

A sense of tension and unease pervades Batom Rouge, the upcoming third release (following 2017’s Pharamoans and the following year’s Secrets) from Baton Rouge trio Shadow People. Describing their sound as being “emotional sludge core,” the band combines despairing lyrics and intense vocal delivery with punchy instrumental parts and a healthy dose of noise.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the title’s reference to their hometown, the new EP features tracks tackling issues affecting the Louisiana capital including substance abuse and overwhelmed levees – a topic the band would know a thing or two about having experienced the floods that have besieged the city in the past number of years – and throws in a few choice sound samples to boot. Premiering below, it’s album track “State and Perish,” whose name is an interesting play on words considering Louisiana administrative geography, about which vocalist/guitarist Matt Conradi says, “I hope that levee breaks AND WASH AWAY!”

The band has upcoming shows in Baton Rouge (on March 7th for the album release) and Memphis, and the new EP can be preordered here.

Upcoming shows:
March 7th Woodshop Baton Rouge, LA
March 28th P&Hcafe Memphis, TN

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Records Kool Keith collab with Thetan

Posted Feb. 9, 2020, 6:22 p.m.

Kool Keith collab with Thetan

Kool Keith x Thetan - Space Goretex

A new record is out on April 10 featuring rapper Kool Keith in collaboration with powerviolence duo Thetan. The two previously worked together for a Record Store Day single called "Complicated Trip," but they are ...

Records JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland collaboration (Ipecac)

Posted Feb. 9, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland collaboration (Ipecac)

photo by Loren Green

Ipecac Recordings will release a collaboration between JG Thirlwell and Simon Steensland, titled Oscillospira and set to release on April 24. Thirlwell is known for compositions/performances/and production with Melvins, Swans, Zola Jesus, and ...

Records Waco Brothers' protest-themed Resist! collection

Posted Feb. 9, 2020, 10:28 a.m.

Waco Brothers' protest-themed Resist! collection

Waco Brothers - Resist!

It's 2020 and politics are sure to dominate the news cycle. Fittingly, The Chicago, based/UK-born country punk band Waco Brothers will release a collection of the band's protest and resistance themed songs ...

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Records New EP from Typecaste out now

Posted Feb. 8, 2020, noon in Records by Loren

New EP from Typecaste out now

photo by Rahul Raveendran

Long Island/Boston metallic hardcore group Typecaste just released  a new EP yesterday, Feb. 7, on Flatspot Records. Titled Between Life, the 4-song EP spans ...

Typecaste Tour Dates w/ Sanction, Seeyouspacecowboy, Vamachara
2/14 — Brooklyn, NY — The Kingsland2/15 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club2/16 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 5062/18 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar2/19 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade2/20 — Jacksonville, FL — Nighthawks2/21 — Baton Rouge, LA — Mid City Ballroom2/22 — Houston, TX — Satellite Bar2/23 — San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger2/24 — Dallas, TX — Ruins2/26 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile Underground2/27 — Las Vegas, NV — American Legion 82/28 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction2/29 — Berkley, CA — 924 Gilman3/02 — Seattle, WA — Vera Project3/03 — Vancouver, BC — The Front3/04 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre3/06 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court3/07 — Denver, CO — Lost Lake3/09 — Kansas City, MO — Davey’s Uptown3/10 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe’s3/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Whiskey Junction3/12 — Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge3/13 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary3/14 — Toronto, ON — Sneaky Dee’s3/15 — Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz3/17 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place3/18 — Albany, NY — Fuze Box3/19 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium3/20 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge3/21 — Oakdale, NY — Shaker’s Pub

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Records Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

Posted Feb. 8, 2020, 10:51 a.m. in Records by Loren

Built To Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston

Built To Spill Plays The Songs of Daniel Johnston

In this case the headline says it all. Built TO Spill have recorded an upcoming record for Ernest Jenning Record Co. titled Built To Spill ...

Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston by Built To Spill
1. Bloody Rainbow2. Tell Me Now3. Honey I Sure Miss You4. Good Morning You5. Heart, Mind and Soul6. Life In Vain7. Mountain Top8. Queenie The Dog9. Impossible Love10. Fake Records Of Rock & Roll11. Fish
3/22 - Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR3/23 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA3/24 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA3/26 - Treefort Music Festival - Boise, ID3/27 - Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT3/28 - The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, CO3/30 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM3/31 - 191 Toole - Tucson, AZ4/1 - Orpheum Theatre - Flagstaff, AZ4/2 - Music Box - San Diego, CA4/3 - Pappy & Harriet's (Outdoor) - Pioneertown, CA4/4 - Cornerstone Berkeley - Berkeley, CA4/5 - Cornerstone Berkeley - Berkeley, CA

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Records New from Pears

Posted Feb. 8, 2020, 10:22 a.m. in Records by Loren

New from Pears

photo by John Allen

What's new with Pears? A lot. First, the band has a new 14-song record coming out on March 6 on Fat Wreck Chords. The ...

03/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Banks St Bar*03/28 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links*03/29 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk*03/31 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live*04/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Evel Pie*04/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater*04/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*04/04 – Pomona, CA @ Characters*04/05 – Albany, CA @ Ivy Room*04/07 – Portland, OR @ Twilight*04/08 – Seattle, WA @ Highline Bar*04/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall*04/10 – Vernon, BC @ Record City*04/11 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino Smokehouse*04/12 – Edmonton, AB @ The Buckingham*04/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre*04/15 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*04/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Part Wolf*04/17 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews*04/18 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge*04/19 – Denver, CO, US @ Streets*04/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St*04/22 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone*04/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag*04/24 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia*05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling 2020* with Single Mothers
Australia dates:05/28 – Frankston, AU @ Singing Bird Studios05/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Bendigo Hotel05/30 – Adelaide, AU @ Metro Hotel05/31 – Perth, AU @ The Den06/01– Margaret River, AU @ Margaret River Football Club06/03 – Canberra, AU @ Transit Bar06/04 – Newcastle, AU @ Hamilton Station Hotel06/05 – Brisbane, AU @ The Bearded Lady06/06 – Gold Coast, AU @ Vinnie’s Dive06/07 – Sydney, AU @ Frankie’s Pizza PEARS track listing
1. Killing Me
2. Zero Wheels
3. Comfortably Dumb
4. Dial Up
5. Rich to Rags
6. Nervous
7. Naptime
8. Pepaw
9. Worm
10. Funerals
11. Sympathy Cone
12. Daughter
13. Traveling Time
14. Cynical Serene

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Records New live track from Panopticon

Posted Feb. 8, 2020, 9:29 a.m. in Records by Loren

New live track from Panopticon

Panopticon and Brindrune Recordings have shared a recording of "Into the Northwoods" from the upcoming 2LP live set titled Live Migration -- 9 song recorded live ...

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Records Video Premiere - "Casual and Reckless" by Restless Habs

Posted Feb. 4, 2020, 12:18 p.m. in Records by Andy

Video Premiere - "Casual and Reckless" by Restless Habs

Since 2008, Cleveland, Ohio’s Restless Habs, originally formed by veteran players Ken Blaze and Peter Woodward of the Unknown, have been steadily pumping out ...

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Records Spectres return with Nostalgia

Posted Feb. 2, 2020, 12:47 p.m. in Records by Loren

Spectres return with Nostalgia

photo by Lindsay Wallace

Vancouver post-punks Spectres are band with Nostalgia, a new full-length that releases March 13 on Artoffact Records. It will be the band's fourth full-length ...

Nostalgia by SPECTRES
Upcoming shows:
Feb 28 - Vancouver, BC @ ARCMar 6 - Portland, OR @ Blackwater BarMar 7 - Oakland, CA @ First Church of the BuzzardMar 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Part Time PunksMar 10 - San Diego, CA @ The Whistle StopMar 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Rec RoomMar 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The EagleMar 13 - Chico, CA @ Naked LoungeMar 14 - Portland, OR @ Lovecraft

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Records Quentin Sauvé solo debut coming on Deathwish

Posted Feb. 2, 2020, 11:22 a.m. in Records by Loren

Quentin Sauvé solo debut coming on Deathwish

Quentin Sauvé - Whatever It Takes

Quentin Sauvé, also known as the bassist of Birds In Row, is re-releasing his solo record Whatever It Takes. The record was self-released last year ...

Whatever It Takes Track Listing:
1. Dead End2. Half Empty Glass3. People To Take Care Of4. Love Is Home5. Ghosts6. Selfless7. Bad News Bearers8. Riddled9. Disappear10. Half Empty Glass (6PAR4 Live Session) *11. Ghosts (6PAR4 Live Session) ** Digital Bonus Track

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