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Glen Phillips (another side project) & more Maynard news

10th Dec 08 (Wed) Leave a comment Go to comments

Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) released a great Plover side-project about a month and a half ago.  I dig it a-plenty.  Find out more about it over here.

Fresh off the heels of Plover is another Glen side-project called Remote Tree Children (or the all jammed together RemoteTreeChildren).  Their debut, Veterans of the Loudness Wars, is available @ Band Camp.  I’m downloading it now; so I can’t speak to it’s greatness*.  But knowing my hyperbolic ways and my mostly undying love for Glen Phillips, it’s gonna be better than a basket full of shiba inu puppies.  Better off for you uninitiated and/or hit hard by economic downturn(s)… it is mother fuppin’ FREE (or $10 if you want lossless).

>> http://remotetreechildren.bandcamp.mu/ <<
on the MySpaces: http://www.myspace.com/remotetreechildren

It’s FREE!!  But… support indie music if you are able!!

* Update: Holy poop skittles, the lead off track is fuuuuuun & funky & kinda disco-y (in the good way)… and the rest of the album doesn’t disappoint at all.  For such a late in the year release, this is still definitely a contender for Best of the Year for me.  Seriously.  I only type with mild hyperbole.


Also, fresh off of the news of a Puscifer live show in Vegas in Feb ’09… Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) blabbed to The Pulse of Radio that he and guitarist Billy Howerdel (APC & Ashes Divide) have been working on some fresh material for A Perfect Circle:

I doubt if we’ll do any touring or, you know, do a full album.  We might do some one-off shows here and there if the timing’s right and it seems like a good vibe and a smart thing to do. But most likely we’ll just kind of concentrate on… one or two songs at a time, rather than investing all the time and money and effort into making those plastic discs that no one cares about anymore.

The whole “plastic discs that no one cares about anymore” is troubling.  I’d hate to see only electronic releases in the future, but I guess new APC is new APC.  I gotta roll with the punches in this new, yet unfortunate, digital age…

The article also said that his main band, TOOL, has been on vacation since early 2008, although Keenan said that he expects the band to begin writing a new album sometime in 2009.


~Dan – np: BeckModern Guilt

  1. 11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 10:53 am

    Check out the track “Sweetest Angel” from Jonatha Brooke’s new album, “The Works.”

    Glen signs a verse and harmonies on the choruses.

    It’s beautiful, and I’m not just saying that because I brought them together to do it. :)

  2. 11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 1:36 pm

    Yeah, I DL’d that song from iTunes. Thanks for bringing them together to do it. :)

    I can’t jive with Jonatha much anymore… I dig 10 Cent Wings, Plumb, and Steady Pull a-plenty, but much after that wasn’t my thing. And I really can’t stand Woody Guthrie stuff (outside of a handful). The Glen & Jonatha collab is good, though… I agree.

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