Following in the grand tradition of the previous No Love Deep Web (which has just now seen a full physical release).
By Fred Mills
The love ‘em-or-hate ‘em-just-don’t-ignore ‘em-even-if-they-cancel-another-showDeath Grips have just issued another free album, this one titled Government Plates. That’s the artwork above, and you can download it here: http://thirdworlds.net/files/govt-plates.zip
Find out more details at the band’s Facebook page, or at their YouTube channel, where they’ve posted “videos” for each song on the album, like this one:
01 You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it’s your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat
02 Anne Bonny
03 Two Heavens
04 This is Violence Now (Dont get me wrong)
06 Feels like a wheel
07 Im Overflow
08 Big House
09 Government Plates
10 Bootleg (Dont need your help)
11 Whatever I want (Fuck who’s watching)
Superchunk has just released Clambakes Vol 7: Shut the F*ck Up!…No, We Love You – Live at the Corner Hotel 1996. It was recorded live in Melbourne, Australia on November 23, 1996.
Mac wrote of the new Clambake: “To celebrate our return to Australia, we take you back to the last show of our last visit and a Clambake recorded live at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne in November 1996. It sounds like this was a fun night and I’m sure it was—Smudge and The 3Ds were on the bill—so please excuse a few glitches in the recording and enjoy the energy circa ’96. Looking forward to seeing you again shortly.”
Superchunk will be in Brisbane and Melbourne next week, Nov. 11 – 16. Rock down under, y’all!
Clambake Vol 7 track list:
3. Hyper Enough
5. Punch Me Harder
6. Silverleaf and Snowy Tears
7. Iron On
8. Water Wings
9. Wilbur Chat
10. Sunshine State
11. On the Mouth
13. Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything
14. Skip Steps 1 & 3
15. Tie a Rope to the Back of the Bus
16. Driveway to Driveway
17. 100,000 Fireflies
From forthcoming album of rarities, out next week.
Seminal avant-punk psychedelic outfit Chrome will be releasing a full album (1 CD or 2 LPs) of previously unreleased material from 1979/80 on King of Spades Records this coming November 5. The album is titled: Half Machine from the Sun, The Lost Chrome Tracks from ’79-’80. You may enjoy this taster of a tasty track for free unadulterated MP3 download:
Guitarist Helios Creed explains: “Damon Edge & I made these ‘Lost Chrome Tracks’ during recording sessions for Half Machine Lip Moves & Red Exposure. We had so much material, good tracks went unused. I didn’t even realize the tapes were lost (and sold) due to an unpaid bill! I forgot about them until they were played for me recently, some 30 years later, but listening to the work I was brought right back in time where we had left off. I remembered for instance that I felt ‘Something Rhythmic’ was a special track, maybe even a hit. I guess it wasn’t time to complete these tracks then, because now is their time.”
New to the Chrome ethos? Shame on you! Chrome was founded by vocalist/drummer Damon Edge in 1975, inspired by proto-punk pioneers the Stooges as well as the radical experimentation of John Cage. After releasing their debut album The Visitation on Edge’s own Siren label, guitarist and vocalist Creed joined Chrome, replacing their original guitarist. He played bass as well as guitar, sang and composed songs with Edge, coming in to make their commercial and artistic breakthrough Alien Soundtracks, Chrome’s 2nd album — an immediate underground hit. And the rest is history…. Edge, sadly, passed away in ’97, so Creed – having had a prolific solo career – decided to resume operations under the Chrome name.
By way of paying tribute to the legendary Lou Reed and acknowledging his unexpected, tragic passing this week, our friends over at The Big O have made available a couple of free downloads, and they are pretty damn sweet.
The first concert hails primarily from Dayton, Ohio in ’74 and covers all the bases, from Sweet Jane and Walk on the Wild Side to Sally Can’t Dance and Kill Your Sons: “Live at the Palace Theatre, Dayton, OH; October 27, 1974. With parts from: The Felt Forum, New York, NY October 9, 1974; and patched audio in Heroin from The St. Bernard Civic Auditorium, Chalmette, LA; November 8, 1974. Excellent soundboard.”
Lou Reed – vocals, mayhem
Danny Weiss – guitar
Michael Fonfara – keyboards
Peter ‘Mouse’ Johnson – drums
Prakash John – bass on the NY tracks maybe all the others
Peter Hodgeson – bass maybe on the others besides NY
The other one is Firenze, Italy, 1980, from the Growing Up In Public tour, and has a totally different setlist, everything from Street Hassle, Real Good Time Together and Coney Island Baby to The Kids, Caroline Says II and The Power of Positive Drinking: “Live at the Parco delle Cascine, Firenze (Florence), Italy; June 14, 1980. Very good TV or FM broadcast.”
Lou Reed – vocals, guitar
Stuart Heinrich – guitar
Chuck Hammer – guitar
Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass
Michael Fonfara – keyboards
Michael Suchorsky – drums
All you rock ‘n’ roll animals out there, check out the shows at the links provided. Each track can be downloaded as an individual MP3.
As everyone starts prepping for Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert wherein most of the performers play all-acoustic or acoustic-tilting sets, why not settle in with a download of his recent appearance at the annual Farm Aid bash? Dateline: Sept. 21, at Saratoga, NY. It was mostly acoustic, and Young focused on a brace of his favorite songwriters, like Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin and Ivory Joe Hunter.
Below is the setlist, and you can download the entire thing right here along with artwork suitable for inserting in that CDR you burn. Enjoy!
Atlanta garage legends The Coathangers released the mighty Larceny & Old Lace in 2011, while more recently they’ve been serving up a new split 7” every six months courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records. This time around, the ladies pay homage to driver’s-little-helper with single, “Adderall,” which was premiered by Noisey HERE. It’s due out Oct. 15 and you can listen to it below as well:
We are advised: “Showcasing the grittier side of their sound while still maintaining all of their token swagger, “Adderall” is a fitting cap on the split 7” series with recent Suicide Squeeze signees Audacity, OC pop/punks, on the other side of the record.” Previous installments have paired the ladies with Davila 666, Nu Sensae and Heavy Cream. This one is limited to 750 copies (100 translucent blue / white split vinyl, 150 translucent blue vinyl, 500 on black) and is also available digitally.
Tomorrow The Coathangers kick off their North American fall tour in Nashville with Japan’s guitar power trio, Guitar Wolf:
9/27: Exit / In – Nashville, TN #
9/28: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD #
9/29: Santos Party House – New York, NY #
9/30: La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC #
10/01: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON #
10/03: Turf Club – St. Paul, MN #
10/04: Subterranean – Chicago, IL #
10/05: Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE #
10/06: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO #
10/08: Chop Suey – Seattle, WA #
10/09: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC #
10/10: Dante’s – Portland, OR #
10/12: Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA #
10/13: The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA #
10/14: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA #
10/16: Red 7 – Austin, TX #
10/17: Walter’s – Houston, TX #
10/18: Siberia – New Orleans, LA #
10/19: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA #
10/20: Hi-tone – Memphis, TN #
The veteran singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer is back with a new classic, no lie.
By Blurt Staff
The mighty Richard X. Heyman will be releasing X, his 10th solo album, this fall. As on past efforts Richard performs all vocals and instrumental tracks and produced himself. Recording took place in his home studio, “The Kit Factory” in New York City, with his wife Nancy Leigh engineering, excepting drum tracks which were recorded at Eastside Sound and engineered by Eric Elterman. The new album will be released on September 24 on Turn-Up Records.
On X, Richard once more proves himself a world-class artist whose effortless mastery of popular music idioms is matched by his uncanny knack for infusing classic styles with timeless emotional truths. For example, on the new album, the track “The Difference Between Us” is a conversation between two parties; one has already made up their mind about this relationship and the other is still trying to rationalize it. “The funny thing is,” notes Richard, “the name of this album is ‘X.,’ which is my middle name (for real); it’s also the Roman numeral 10 (it’s my tenth album), while ‘ex’ is what we call past partners and lovers. The music on “Difference” is slightly inspired by Little Feat, with a nod to Bill Payne’s piano style and Richie Hayward’s drumming.”
“Double Exposure” will be released on LP/Download by Third Man Records on 9/24/13 in the US and 10/7/13 in UK / Europe. And not, that is not the title of a Television bootleg album, at least not as far as we can tell in 2013…
By Blurt Staff
Kelley Stoltz recorded his new LP “Double Exposure” in the garage behind his house – going into the project were vintage synths, 17 guitars, tape echos, mellotrons, a 50′s jukebox, a Teardrop Explodes poster, a tape machine used by The Residents, an amp used by Stooge James Williamson, and a myriad other noise making. All told the place is called Electric Duck Studio and it’s become a muse capturing zone for Stoltz, as well as Sonny & the Sunsets, The Mantles, Tim Cohen, Life Stinks, The Sandwitches and many others. For all of you Aussie rules fans, the album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control and features Stoltz playing most of the instruments himself and overdubbing parts through his trusty 8 track tape machine.
New track “Kim Chee Taco Man” is right here:
So here’s the deal on the album, courtesy Kelly’s camp:
“Double Exposure” is Kelley’s first album in a while – near on 3 years since his last one, “To Dreamers” came out on Sub Pop. What the heck has he been doing since, you ask? Well renovating the garage for one, and using said garage studio to engineer, produce or encourage the above named bands… You see time flies when you’re having fun. Add in some love, a little heartbreak, turning 40, deciding to jog everyday, staring at the wall, singing hundreds of songs into the phone, sleeping, recording an album of cover songs with his family, making a couple 45 singles, catching white wine buzzes, getting dropped by Sub Pop, playing keyboards on tour with Rodriguez, and signing on with old supporters at Third Man Records… really it’s as good old Sandy Denny sang, who knows where the time goes. Anyway, if you stir up all that stuff and a few other things we won’t mention here, you have the makings of a fantastic and heartfelt record, “Double Exposure” has 10 new jams that Thee Oh Sees main man, John Dwyer, describes thusly, “A piece of gold in your ear, A lovely thought in your mind, A breeze in the sun, This record is perfect…” Nicely put there Johnny! And you too will thrill to the sound of delay pedals twisting the keys on “Inside My Head”, crane your neck to the backwards guitars of “Are You My Love”, ramble and gamble to the clanging cymbals on the title track, question the sanity of a song called “Kim Chee Taco Man”, and finally, fall down and weep at the sweet fluted sentiments of “It’s Summertime Again”.
In honor of the closing of the New Jersey band’s old stomping grounds Maxwells!
By Blurt Staff
It’s called “My Wildest Dreams and it hails from the deep past – 1986, to be precise, back in the thick of the college-rock era and cut by Hoboken heroes The Bongos. They recently reunited to play the recent closing (July 31) of venerable venue Maxwells, home of many a Bongos performance back in the day. Enjoy!
Just the bare necessities from one of BLURT’s fave bands…
By Blurt Staff
With new album Blur The Line set for an Oct. 1 release, Those Darlins have just unveiled a nakedly fresh track, “Oh God.” Check out the video, below, or scroll down for a link where you can download a free MP3 of the song.
Last week’s album announcement came amid a bit of controversy in Nashville after a 9′ x 9′ banner of the album art was asked to be removed from the outside of a building due to complaints, and the teaser video for “Oh God” reveals the full image the album art was taken from.
Blur The Line was recorded in Nashville by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, John Cale, Jeff the Brotherhood). It is the band’s third album, which follows 2011′s acclaimed Screws Get Loose.