|Murder by Death and Amanda Palmer Team Up for Vinyl Split|
Side One showcases Murder by Death's take on Amanda's "Another Year", and Side Two is Amanda's cover of "Three Men Hanging" (with Zoë Keating on cello and Lyndon Chester on violin).
"We're excited to be working with Amanda," said MBD's Adam Turla. "We thought it would be a real challenge to perform a song by someone whose lyrics are so personal and revealing. After a lot of searching, we found the right song - 'Another Year.' Thanks for doing the series with us!"- more on this story
|Nylon Records Launches With Plastiscines Release|
The jeune filles set up HQ in Los Angeles with producer Butch Walker (Katy Perry, Pink, Avril Lavigne) and mix-master Claudius Mittendorfer (Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Muse) to create the new disc, which will be released in June.
In the meantime, the girls offer up a sweet video teaser trailer and EP entitled Barcelona, available on iTunes April 21st, to tide fans over.- Watch the video here
|Emperor's Final Recordings Released|
April 20th is set as the European release date for the series. The audio aspect of the Live Inferno series features exclusive recordings from the band's headlining performances at Norway's Inferno Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival. Each recording will be pressed as individual double-vinyl sets; the first pressing limited to 1000 on black vinyl with any additional pressings in varied colors selected by the band. A special gold-vinyl seven-inch limited to 2000 titled Thus Spake the Nightspirit (featuring a live rendition of the band's famed song from the album Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk with a live recording of "Inno A Satana" from the album band's popular In the Nightside Eclipse album on the b-side) will be pressed and released via the label's official webstores beginning February 16. [yeah their PR is a little slow]
The video portion, titled Live at Wacken Open Air 2006 - A Night of Emperial Wrath, has a running time of 70-minutes and includes footage professionally filmed at the Wacken Open Air Festival with additional on-stage and exclusive backstage footage filmed and compiled by the band. "It looks like these releases will be the final nail in the coffin for Emperor," says guitarist Samoth. "They are a testimony of the live reunion that took Emperor to even new heights; unique events like Wacken where Emperor headlined in front of 60 000 people. We had a great run of shows and feel lucky that we were able to come back even bigger and perform songs from our complete catalogue for a lot of dedicated fans old and new. There will be several cool formats and limited editions coming that should be a nice treat for the fans and a worthy representation of the Emperor legacy. Emperor is dead, long live the Emperor!"- more on this story
|The Moog Set Sophomore Release|
Led by baritone-voiced singer Tonyo Szabo, The Moog are an explosive combination of alternative and glam-punk made unique by the band's catchy Eastern European rock 'n roll touch. The highly anticipated second album was recorded in Seattle with producer Geoff Ott (Pearl Jam, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mark Lanegan) and offers the listener something quite uncommon in this day and age: the immersion of a total album experience.
The first single from Razzmatazz Orfeum will be "You Raised A Vampire" and will be released in colored vinyl 7" with stunning artwork by Gris Grimly. The 7" also includes a B-side cover of the Bauhaus classic "The Passion Of Lovers" featuring Bauhaus/Love & Rockets bassist/vocalist David J, who became a fan of The Moog after seeing them perform in Hollywood in 2008. The video for "You Raised A Vampire," which was shot in Budapest in the historic Gothic building where the first 'Underworld' movie was filmed, will hit outlets in May.- more on this story
|Artillery Return with New Album|
"When Death Comes" will be released as a jewel case CD and as a digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks. Japanese edition of the album will include an exclusive bonus track which won't be available elsewhere. The band will promote the new album on a massive tour, which will be confirmed soon.- more on this story including initial dates and tracklistings
|For What It's Worth, Placebo Release New Video|
With a thirteen year history that takes in five studio albums, ten million album sales, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzy swell of global success, Placebo are still brimming with new ideas. "For What It's Worth" embodies the urgency, optimism and color that characterize the new album.
The band will be showcasing new material on their three sold-out UK warm up dates and begin their European tour in late May. US dates, pre-order info and much more will be announced in the coming weeks.- Myspace link
|Former Springsteen Bandmate Danny Federici Tribute Attacks Tons of Stars|
Hosted by cancer survivor and comedian Robert Schimmel, the night Tom Morelloalso included surprise appearances by The Alarm's Mike Peters, himself a two-time cancer survivor,and Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim, in addition to performances by Chris Joyner and Alexa George. Morello used the occasion to debut new band Streetsweeper Social Club, featuring Boots Riley, former frontman for Oakland rap group The Coup, who will tour with Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction this year.
The event - which sold out weeks in advance - raised $9,500 towards continued melanoma research in conjunction with the fund Dannyfund.org. The figure does not include the incredible amount of internet contributions the fund online, which continues to increase.- more on this story
|Gary Lewis & The Playboys' The Complete Liberty Singles Collection|
|The Jadewalkers Limited Edition Vinyl|
The Jadewalkers are a punk influenced rock-n-roll quartet originally from Gotenberg, Sweden. Singer-guitarist-writer Emma Viking Skull relocated the band to NYC in 2005. The album is engineered by Ivan Julian of seminal 70's Punk band The Voidoids, and is mastered by underground Garagepunk baron Tim Warren of Crypt Records.
The promoters of SupermodeldeathdivE Party will be hosting a record release party at Bar Matchless (Manhattan Ave at Driggs Ave) in Greenpoint-Brooklyn, Saturday night April 25th, 9pm to 4am. Open vodka bar 9pm. Champagne at Midnight.- more on this story
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