Dischord Records is going to release S.O.A.’s first demo tape. This band, whose acronymn stands for State Of Alert, was Henry Rollins’ first band. It will probably be unlistenable for most normal people, but completists and punk history buffs, rejoice.
Via COS, here’s a behind-the-scenes video for the new Beck album, featuring a chunk of a new song called Blue Moon:
Want to hear a new Broken Bells song? I don’t speak French, but what I’m guessing happened here is that Danger Mouse and James Mercer walked into a random piano store and played a couple songs for this French blog. One of the songs, The Changing Lights, is a brand new one from their forthcoming album After The Disco. Great performances.
The Foo Fighters appear to be making great progress on their 8th album, judging by this photo posted to Twitter:
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 16, 2014
This week we hit up Eric McFadden’s Wednesday residency at The Mint in LA. On any given Wednesday night in LA this month, nowhere will you find a more talented group of musicians getting together. This week, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, and Jesse Hughes and Eden Galindo of Eagles Of Death Metal showed up. The band did a bunch of EODM songs, before Boots and his entourage returned to the studio, where their fourth album is heavily underway.
A young kid from Germany named Jesper Munk performed at this show as well. He killed an old Randy Newman song. His first trip to America ends tomorrow, but we told him to come back soon. Because here’s how good he is.
We’ve come to tolerate Thurston Moore half-assing the indie rock that Sonic Youth gets to call grunge only for its awful sloppiness. Apparently he is now also mocking black metal or something, with the release of III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb, the debut album (yeah, we see what he did there) from his joke “supergroup” Twilight, who have already broken up, and whose music doesn’t even sound like black metal. I guess Googling the genre you’re trying to do would be sellout or something. COS has a track you can hear, and the album’s tracklist, and it’s all stupid garbage.
We’ve been keeping tabs on Fences, a brilliant artist that played our SXSW showcase back in 2012. He’s got a new album in the works, and we just got word that the first single features Macklemore. Maybe this dude is about to get his long overdue breakthrough. Stay tuned, as we’ll have that up as soon as it drops.
Albums out this week:
Bruce Springsteen’s sort-of remix album with Tom Morello and the E Street Band, High Hopes
Mark Lanegan’s anthology, Has God Seen My Shadow?
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ new album Give The People What They Want
Another Pixies EP, EP2. If you care, you already know this.