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New Danny Elfman (on the 11th of each month)

Posted Jan. 14, 2021, 8:56 p.m.
New Danny Elfman (on the 11th of each month)

photo by Loren Green

Everybody's original 2020 plans changed. For Danny Elfman, ex-Oingo Boingo and probably better known for film scores such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, was set to play at Coachella and signed to ANTI-/Epitaph, which inspired a return to rock songwriting.

He previously shared "Happy," and now comes "Sorry," with a video animated by Jesse Kanda (Arca, FKA Twigs, Bjork).

“'Sorry' was the first song I’ve written for myself in a long time,” Elfman says in a statement. “It began as an obsessive choral-chant instrumental work, which at the time I called ‘alien orchestral chamber punk’ and evolved slowly into a song. I was surprised by the amount of rage I'd been storing inside myself which came bursting out as soon as I applied my voice.”

"Sorry" kicks off plans for Elfman to share a new song on the 11th of each month this year, a nod to his surname Elfman -- "Elf" meaning "eleven" in German.

Watch the new video after the bump.

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Total Massacre suggests "Get Rich Or Try Dying"

Posted Jan. 13, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

Total Massacre, of Los Angeles, CA, has shared a new single called "Get Rich or Try Dying," one of many planned singles to come throughout 2021.

Vocalist Cap’n No-Fun says, “'Get Rich or Try Dying' started like most of our songs do, with a suggestion for a funny song title (this time from our drummer Tommy) combined with the unshakeable sense that literally everything has been fundamentally stacked against us. So not exactly new territory for us as far as songwriting goes but I feel like this one does a good job honing in on one of the really important points that I think is pretty important, and all too easily overlooked: That our lives are the commodity that is being bought and sold.”

Watch the video below.

The band culls a 1980s bluntness combined with buzzsaw guitars for a fierce and hook-driven sound. They previously released a self-titled album in 2018 and The System Works... in 2019.

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Videos SPB premiere: "I Can't Take It" by Stephen Heath

Posted Jan. 6, 2021, 8:27 a.m.

SPB premiere: "I Can't Take It" by Stephen Heath

‘Tis the season for a fresh outlook. Stephen Heath is no exception. The guitar player has performed with L.A. Takedown, Paul Bergmann, Weyes Blood, and Death Valley Girls over the years. But we aren ...

Videos Chaser looks ahead with a New Year's single

Posted Dec. 28, 2020, 2:05 p.m.

Chaser looks ahead with a New Year's single

SoCal skatepunk band Chaser has shared a new video for the sinle "2020," which officially releases on Jan. 1, 2021. Check out the song below, then head to digital platforms for further consumption after the ...

Videos NYE Melvins TV

Posted Dec. 19, 2020, 5:25 p.m.

NYE Melvins TV

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At 3pm EST on Dec. 31, 2020, the Melvins will host a 5-song livestream event dubbed “Melvins TV: Volume 1.” A $5 ticket gains access, with various merch bundles available as well. The short set ...

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Videos It's Dope Body: The End

Posted Dec. 19, 2020, 10:36 a.m. in Videos by Loren

It's Dope Body: The End

photo by Lauren Hamersmith

Dope Body have unveiled a new concert film called Cope Body: The End, comprised of live footage from the band's last show in Baltimore ...

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Videos Video Premiere - "Before You Love Me" by Jack Conman

Posted Dec. 15, 2020, 12:03 p.m. in Videos by Andy

Video Premiere - "Before You Love Me" by Jack Conman

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Following up 2017’s well-received Heddison EP, Manchester-based songwriter Jack Conman is getting set for the release of his debut full-length, Seventh Sense Libido, which ...

Conman describes it thusly:
“The main theme of the video is a comparison of how childhood events can affect future relationships. Each person in the bed represents a different event. 
The home video clips are memories that seem to be idealistic and innocent which I wanted to contrast with the sleazy undertones of sharing a bed with multiple people. Its basically to show that being loved and accepted by one person would feel better than being validated by a few. I feel like using sexual imagery is the most accessible way to explain the meaning, but the main message of the song doesn't have anything to do with sexuality, the meaning leans more towards the cliche of craving acceptance.”
Check out the video below and keep an eye out for the new record in early 2021.
 

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Videos Boris with Merzbow covers the Melvins

Posted Dec. 5, 2020, 2:07 p.m. in Videos by Loren

Boris with Merzbow covers the Melvins

photo by Loren Green

Boris with Merzbow, who collaborated for the upcoming 2R0I2P0 record, out next Friday, Dec. 11, have shared a cover of the song "Boris," originally by ...


2R0I2P0 Track list:
Away From YouTo The BeachComaLoveAbsolutegoJourneyUzumeEvolBorisShadow Of Skull

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Videos 46 Chicago-area artists contribute to charitable comp

Posted Dec. 5, 2020, 1:04 p.m. in Videos by Loren

46 Chicago-area artists contribute to charitable comp

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Fans of charitable causes, Chicago area music and new music in general may want to check out Warm Violet, a new 46-track compilation that released ...

track listing:
Ariel Zetina - Shoulda Worn Fuchsia (Raw Mix)AQ - Happy DancePost Animal ft. NNAMDI - Full FangsLorelei - Get In The GrooveOHMME - There Goes A Tenner (cover)Bill MacKay - Grapes on the VineSpirits Having Fun - Broken CloudChelsea Bridge x Havadine Stone - PepperKen Vandermark - Mutual LightOptions - Get Me (demo)Liam Kazar - There You Go AgainHEAD- Never Miss A BeatHalf Gringa - Afraid of Horses (live)Je’raf - Ballad of the Flat EarthersFire-Toolz - dEcRePiT φ PhOeNiXTyresta - A Better WorldFloatie - In The    NightNorman W. Long - Recovering Landscape/CommunityLala Lala - Clarity (demo)Madeleine and Isabella Aguilar - ClearRatboys - Alien with a Sleep Mask On (demo)Patter - DFARetirement Party - The Things We Do To Feel Alright (demo)Monogamy - Go To Work !RXM Reality - Red LightAngel Bat Dawid - Black SlightChris Sutter - Light LightOux - Passion (acoustic)Birdlabs - Mary (All Things Are Delicately Interconnected)8990 - ZebraCee Dertz - Me N My TeeVeeLettering - Bozo Flip (demo)Glass Noose - Onion WineFaithful - VisionzMidnight Minds - PromontoryWAD - Blood MoonInto It. Over It. - Ravenswood (live)Pet Symmetry - Potted Plant Meets Vintage Amp: A Katherine Grube Love Story (live)Avery Springer - Shorts SongBetter Love - Aqua BlueLily the Fields - SentencesCharles Joseph Smith - Bucket Drum SambaBone Reader - PromisesThe JuJu Exchange - FecundityResavoir - Ill Wind (live)Eli Winter - Knock It Out (live 8/31/2019 at Space L in Houston, TX)

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Videos Voodoo Bloo preps for album with a new single

Posted Nov. 19, 2020, 7:37 p.m. in Videos by Loren

Voodoo Bloo preps for album with a new single

Voodoo Bloo, a New Zealand punk band, has shared the single and video to "Ha Ha OK OK," which preludes the release of their debut ...


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Videos New documentary on Shane MacGowan

Posted Oct. 30, 2020, 9:09 p.m. in Videos by Loren

New documentary on Shane MacGowan

Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan is set to premiere (digitally) soon. The 124-minute film was directed by Julien Temple and produced ...

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Videos New song from Danny Elfman

Posted Oct. 30, 2020, 8:57 p.m. in Videos by Loren

New song from Danny Elfman

Composer Danny Elfman, known for his collaborations with Tim Burton, including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, as well as playing in Oingo Boingo ...

Rounding out the lineup on "Happy" is Elfman on vocals, guitars and synth, plus drums by Josh Freese (The Vandals, Nine Inch Nails), guitar by Nili Brosh (Dethklok), bass by Stu Brooks (Dub Trio), and additional synth design by Randall Dunn. 

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