Night Birds have released further details for their upcoming EP. The EP is titled Monster Surf and will contain four tracks. Three of those tracks will be surf-rock influenced instrumentals, and the fourth will be a Mel Brooks cover. The EP will be released May 13 via Wallride Records.
Meanwhile, the band is currently working on material for their next LP and will play dates across the USA and Europe this summer. You can click read more for the Monster Surf cover art and upcoming tour dates.
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Get this. James Williamson of the Stooges is a nerd. Like, he’s a huge, colossal, gigantic nerd. The man who resurrected the Stooges, the man who wrote the nasty, nasty licks for Raw Power, the man who ran with the wildest, most drugged-out band ever, the man who plays riffs that can cut a car in half, is a Pointdexter.
Do you know why Williamson’s music record is blank from about 1980 through 2009? It’s because after the colossal drug trips and catastrophes that were Raw Power and Kill City, Williamson did a little production work for Iggy and then moved to California, went to college, and got a job right away at a computer company in the Silicon Valley.
And then, do you know what he did after that? He was so good at computers that he worked his way up to being Vice President of Technical Standards for Sony. That’s right, the man who stood next to Iggy as he got his ass kicked by rednecks on Metallic K.O. eventually became one of the most important guys in the tech field, meaning that not only is he perhaps rock’s most important guitarist, but he’s also one of the computer industry’s most important computer guys. Because Williamson mastered both the rock and computers field, making us all look like lazy slackers, features editor John Gentile called up Williamson for the story on how he transitioned from the stage to the computer age.
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This is John G and today we’ve got a “counter-point” review. Man, I love debate. Judging by your comments, it seems that a lot of you enjoy debate as well. In fact, I’ve heard some of you are master-debaters…
Today’s reviews are:
- Banner Pilot - Souvenir (Counter review to this review)
- Various Artists- As You Were: Issue Three
- Brick Assassin - Brick Assassin
Looking for another (or any) review? Head here. Want to submit your own review? Do that here.
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To celebrate Earth Day yesterday, Portugal. The Man partnered with Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute for a project called “Endangered Song” to help spread awareness of the endangered Sumatran Tiger. The project is explained as:
We’ve asked 400 influences to raise awareness and inspire change by digitizing the previously unreleased song and sharing it online using #EndangeredSong. The 400 late-cut poly carbonate records are the only copies in existence and will actually degrade over time as the record is played. The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally reproduced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action. This is the Endangered Song Project.You can learn more about the project here.
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Aaron Freeman, who was formerly known as Gene Ween of Ween, has formed a new band simply called Freeman. They’ve posted the first single called “(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man” that will release their self-titled debut on July 22, 2014 via Partisan Records.
The single follows Aaron Freeman’s last official release as “Gene Ween” which was called Gener’s Gone: The Final Demo Recordings of Gene Ween (2009-2011) which was quietly posted online late last year.
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Emo-champions The Jazz June (or “indie rockers” if you want to be diplomatic) have released their first song in twelve years. The track is called “Over Underground” and is off a split with Dikembe. You can check out the jacked-up, rampaging track over at NPR.
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Young Ladies, who actually don’t feature any young ladies, but rather gentlemen from Latterman, Moniker, Bridge and Tunnel, Discount and Daytrader, have posted a video for their song “Head Back Home.”
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Brooklyn Vegan has premiered a new song from Museum Mouth titled “Drool.” The song will appear on their upcoming album, Alex I Am Nothing, out on May 27 via Self Aware Records. The band describes the album as:
Alex I Am Nothing is a concept album about becoming obsessed with someone you can not have. The chords and song structures throughout the record stay consistent, there are repeated lyrical themes and the album is bookended with two “Alex” tracks.
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UK’s legendary Subhumans are going on tour with USA’s legendary Mischief Brew! It’s going to be a regular anarcho-love fest. (Wear protection). Just before that, the Brew is playing a show in their hometown of Philadelphia with none other than Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. You can click read more for the dates.
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