They’re… well, they’ve always been around but someone silent as of late. A few tracks from the vaults have been released, but now there’s the announcement that Load Records will be releasing “an archival EP of lost material from 2008” called Oblivion Hunter. This EP will be released on vinyl and digital, and with a new item to purchase means Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson are preparing to cross the country that is the United States, which they will do in August beginning in the nation’s capitol. They will make one stop up in Canada along the way, and that will be in Vancouver:
August 21… Washington DC (Rock ‘n Roll Hotel)
August 22… Richmond, VA (Gallery 5)
August 23… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade)
August 24… Atlanta, GA (The Goat Farm)
August 25… Birmingham, AL (Bottletree)
August 26… New Orleans, LA (Big Top Three Ring Circus)
August 27… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
August 28… Dallas, TX (Sons of Hermann Hall)
August 29… Austin, TX (Emo’s East)
August 30… Santa Fe, NM (Sol Santa Fe) *
August 31… Phoenix, AZ (Trunk Space)
September 1… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)
September 3… Oakland, CA (The New Parish)
September 4… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
September 6… Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater/ MFNW) #
September 7… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
September 8… Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market) %
September 10… Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
September 12… Denver, CO (Rhinoceropolis)
September 13… Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
September 14… Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College)
September 15… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
September 16… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
September 17… Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville Moose)
September 18… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
September 19… Baltimore, MD (Floristree)
September 20… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent)
September 23… Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
* = w/ Purity Ring
# = w/ Quasi, White Fang
% = w/ Fucked Up, Ceremony
A new track from Pete Marriott will represent to some people “the real hip-hop”, or at least a style of hip-hop that will make you go “oh damn, I remember when it was all like this.” This is a track from an album due out on October 2nd called Demos, and he has Romance dropping lyrics throughout a song that you may wonder “damn when is this going to end?” but when it gets to its conclusion, you’ll say “that’s it? I want more”. The song itself will be formally released on July 3rd.
A new video by Aesop Rock can and should be a good thing, but this one is called “ZZZ Top”. Aesop is not named Frank and doesn’t sport a beard, at least not in this video, directed by Pete Lee. But the song is from his forthcoming Skelethon album on Rhymesayers, which will be released on the greatest format (vinyl LP) along with the “eh, they’re okay” formats (MP3, compact disc). There will also be an instrumental version of the album sold, for those who wish to sing along. Curious what will happen when fans check out another song on their album, “Dokken Rules”.
LeaLea Jones is a British vocalist who has just released a single on First Word Records called “The Road”/”AK-47”. The A-side brings in legendary reggae vocalist Horace Andy helping her out, while “AK-47” displays her love of R&B.
The 7″ will of course be available for a limited time and can be bought directly from First Word, or you prefer, it is available through digital means too. Have a listen.
Debut albums is called Feat and/or will be on Decon. It is not called Feet but can move feet while dancings. ++STOP++
Mash-up mix song fun style “Ca$h Out x Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs” is the title. Make a free downloads tell everyone and/or all. ++STOP++
Touring Hood Internet, as they will welcome in the talents of Psalm One and Tanya Morgan on all West Coast dates. ++STOP++
Live shows are a plus, thus share data of all tentative stops. ++STOP++
July 25 – Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA*
July 26 – Chop Suey, Seattle WA*
July 27 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR*
July 31 – Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA*
August 1 – The Independent, San Francisco CA*
August 2 – Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa CA*
August 3 – The Central, Santa Monica CA*
August 4 – Casbah, San Diego CA*
August 9 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
August 11 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY
* with Psalm One and Tanya Morgan
Sounds like a plan to me. When Hood Internet finish, the album will be released. September 18th to be exact.
Portland duo John Heart Jackie are more than ready to record a new album, and they will very soon but they will also be doing a number of shows along the way in July. Perhaps they’ll feature existing new material, maybe they’ll write new experiences along the way. The group will have another Portland group along for the ride, Blind Pilot, during the last four shows that will take them to Canada, Maine, and New York:
July 19… New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
July 21… Brooklyn, NY @ Spindle Room
July 22… Washington, DC @ The Velvet Lounge
July 23… Philadelphia, PA @ Silk City
July 24… Pittsburgh, PA @ Shadow Lounge
July 25… Toronto, ON @ The Opera House *
July 26… Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre *
July 27… Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
July 30… Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall *
* with Blind Pilot
No definite release date for the new album, other than that it will be released sometime before the end of 2012.
You might remember when Rilgood dropped “We Rollin'” and made people get high off of their own hashish tongues. He’s back, and if it’s not broke, take another toke from the joint, right? This is “We Rollin’ II”, and a new song means a new mix tape in the form of Great Expectations, which you can have for it as you make your way towards its July 17th release date.
“Seasons” is the brand new Zapata-produced track from Serge Severe‘s next project, Silver Novelist, which will be released on July 30th. You can download the song for free right now via Soundcloud.
If hearing this will make you go “damn, I got to hear more from this kid from where?” Then I would say “Portland, Oregon”, and you would go “oh yeah, right on”, then I would lead you to the Bandcamp box below, where you’re able to pre-order the 6-song EP. (If you’re not seeing the player below, you may also click this link.)
If you’ve been waiting for new music from the Preach Jacobs and Dose collabrative project known as Analog, wait no more. “Bet You Didn’t Know That” is from their forthcoming album Arrow of God, which will be released on 12/12/12. That means of course you have to wait to hear it in full, but you can listen to one song immediately. As in now. Go ahead. I highly look forward to hearing the rest of it.