I’ve been lax in posting as of late… sorry… what to get me out of the funk? News about the new Sigur Rós album Kveikur, album art, tracklist, and a new video…
Gorgeous use of limited colors, and a little more loud (maybe Kjartan was keeping the rockiness at bay) – this video bodes well for the what is to come in the new album. They begin their North American tour tomorrow (I get to see them in Bend, OR in May), including their biggest headline show to date at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
Kveikur comes out June 18, 2013, and pre-order is live over on sigur-ros.co.uk for both CD & vinyl versions.
The limited edition pre-order should be live soon.
Oh, and this was also announced yesterday… PRINCE is playing two shows in one night at small rock club Roseland Theater in downtown Portland, Oregon.
And guess who snagged tickets to see the 8pm show on April 21st? Me! Whoa!
Call it intuition, call it luck, call it the power of the letter “J” – but I haven’t thought of Jude (Christodal) in forever. After spinning some Jurassic 5 on my iPod yesterday afternoon and flipped on over to Jude’s lovely No One Is Really Beautiful shortly after that.
Then I thought… what the hell has Jude been up to lately?
Time to hop on over to www.judemusic.com, and what do you know… he had posted this bit of news only a day before…
Thurs, Jan 24th, 2012: (bold by me)
I’ve decided to cobble together some unfinished records and make some new recordings as well. I’m past the point of pain from the writing, past the preciousness that keeps me from finishing songs, and past the point of thinking each track can change my life. So, with that remarkably confident build-up, in case anyone is still out there reading this, I love you for listening, and I hope to please you with this next work.
All I can do is try to be truthful in the songs. My instrument (vox) ain’t exactly what it used to be, but I’ll try to hide that from you with magical over-tracking, just like all the cool kids do now :)
Peace be with you. I expect to take a month, and then maybe get it out this Spring or something, no need to wait, right?
Now be patient and kind or I’ll crawl back into my hole! Oh, and Happy 2012. Peace be with us all.
His last post prior to Thursday’s post was March 17th… 2010. Yay! New Jude music on the very near horizon!
In other news… sorry for my own lack of posts lately. Crazy busy time for me lately. I still plan to have my “Best of 2012” post out soon, too. WTF is wrong with me?!
Yesterday Radiohead’s Thom Yorke announced the official release date for his side project, Atoms For Peace. Thom Yorke on vocals, Nigel Godrich producing, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on bass, Joey Waronker on drums and Mauro Refosco on percussion, the debut album Amok will hit Feb 26, 2013.
To tide fans over until February, Yorke advises fans to visit Atoms For Peace’s official site for something to “stare at.”
“We formed to learn to play The Eraser record, if you don’t know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that… and it fell into this record,” Yorke said in a press release.
“I’m still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year ! We’re figuring all that out right now.
“Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain… which is what is nice about it.”
The album can be pre-ordered now here. It will be released as a CD, limited edition CD, double gatefold vinyl LP, and limited edition double gatefold vinyl LP.
1 – Before Your Very Eyes
2 – Default
3 – Ingenue
4 – Dropped
5 – Unless
6 – Stuck Together Pieces
7 – Judge Jury and Executioner
8 – Reverse Running
9 – Amok
Tomahawk’s fourth album, Oddfellows, comes out Jan 29, 2013. They released a 7″ single for “Stone Letter” on RSD 2012 Black Friday, and now we have a video and some Feb 2013 West Coast tour dates… I already got my Portland ticket!
Tomahawk w/ Retox West Coast Tour
- Feb. 12, 2013 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
- Feb. 13, 2013 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
- Feb. 15, 2013 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
- Feb. 16, 2013 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
- Feb. 17, 2013 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
- Feb. 19, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
Tomahawk is Mike Patton (vocals, keys & effects), Duane Denison (guitars), John Stanier (drums) and Trevor Dunn (bass). Oddfellows can be pre-ordered now in both CD & vinyl.
My good-good friend from the Cincinnati area, Ashley Peacock, is breaking his 9 year silence as a solo musical artist. His last solo album was 2003’s Precursor EP, which led into his brit-pop band The Times’ 2005 album Begin (link w/ audio samples). His last album with a group was 2012’s Growing Concern (link w/ audio samples) under the Chance Brothers moniker.
He is long overdue for a solo album, and he’s trying to raise $1,750 via Kickstarter to put the finishing touches on the record.
I’m not sure where he’ll go with his new record. I love a lot of music, but I know when he’s working on something I need to support it. I hope you’ll listen to some of his past stuff and give him your attention for what’s to come.
Odds weigh heavily that you’ll like it! Go to the Kickstarter HERE.