It has been four months since I last saw and heard from Ivan Ives, but he has returned with a brand new video for the song “Higher”. Last we heard from him, it was with the track “8mm
” but this time, Ives brings in some animation in a clip he directed himself and presents it to you. The song is from Ives’ Stranger
album, released last week.
It has been four years since England’s Code released their second album, the Spellemann Award-nominated Resplendent Grotesque. In 2013, Code’s junior album will hit stores and online merchants in November. Augur Nox (Agonia) will be released in digital and CD, but the vinyl pressing of the 2-record set will be available in three different color variations:
* standard black
* bone white with transparent green
* bone white with transparent clear
All pressings will come with a 16-page booklet, while the color vinyl pressings will come with a poster. For a preview of the album, check out the song “Glimlight Tourist”, which shows hints of power, speed, and black metal, and a bit more. Europeans will get the album on November 19th, North America a week later on the 26th.
Machinedrum’s long awaited Vapor City
album on Ninja Tune will be released on September 30th and to welcome it into the world, a video for “Gunshotta” has been produced. The video ends with a man looking at a building in the distant evening sky, and for some reason it reminds me of the building on the back of Led Zeppelin’s (untitled 4th album), or at least similar in feel to the Butterfield Court building in Dudley, England.
Faze One drops a video (directed by Q. Shepard) for a song that takes a hint from a respected Snoop Dogg classic and turns the question his way. It’s called “What’s My Name” and is taken from his T.I.T.S.
Noise As A Gradual Process is a process you’ll hear on this brand new split 7″ lathe between Torturing Nurse and ZZ. Only 20 copies of this 7″ clear vinyl lathe have been made. The description of the sounds read like this:
My parts were made entirely from tape loops and reel to reel machines. all of the loops were destroyed during tracking, but I’ve included little pieces of the 1/4″ tape loops in each of my copies.
The cost of this will be 25 Euros plus cost of shipping. For information on availability and shipping costs, e-mail
junkyyy [at] hotmail [dot] com.
Honoring hip-hop used to be an automatic and natural thing, until egos got in the way. Producer LDontheCut and rapper Supernatural take it back to the automatic with “Salute To The Breaks” and to the garden. The song will be on LDontheCut’s forthcoming Patiently Anxious project in November.
Stan Ipcus is a rapper and journalist, and while there are a few of you who might say that’s an oxymoron, it probably means you’ve never heard of Ipcus before. He is about to start in a humble manner with his appropriately titled Local Legend album, and he wants to to hear a track of his, “How I Met Your Mother”. If anything, you know that he knows how to write, but can he write his own lyrics? Bad question. Can he rhyme? That’s two strikes against you. Best you listen and decide for yourself before you have to head into the dugout. Yes, this may be the first and last baseball metaphor I make on this website.
October 8th is when Local Legend drops.
Can a sexy video help to prove a sexy song? Depends if the song itself is sexy. That is what the Silver Swans plan to execute with their video for “Sea Of Love”, a tune from their forthcoming album Touch
, due out before the end of the year.
A 7″ on Suicide Squeeze Records will be released, bringing together the music of The Coathangers and Audacity, and you’re getting a chance to hear Coathangers’ side before the October 15th release date. Their song is called “Adderall”, and you may have a listen below.
The Coathangers are now on tour, with Guitar Wolf joining them so if you are a faithful devotee, devote yourself to these performances.
September 28… Baltimore, MD (Ottobar) #
September 29… New York, NY (Santos Party House) #
September 30… Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa) #
October 1… Toronto, ON (Hard Luck Bar) #
October 3… St. Paul, MN (Turf Club) #
October 4… Chicago, IL (Subterranean) #
October 5… Lincoln, NE (Knickerbockers) #
October 6… Denver, CO (Marquis Theatre) #
October 8… Seattle, WA (Chop Suey) #
October 9… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theatre) #
October 10… Portland, OR (Dante’s) #
October 12… San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill) #
October 13… Los Angeles, CA (The Satellite) #
October 14… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar) #
October 16… Austin, TX (Red 7) #
October 17… Houston, TX (Walter’s) #
October 18… New Orleans, LA (Siberia) #
October 19… Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn) #
October 20… Memphis, TN (Hi-tone) #
# w/ Guitar Wolf
Connecticut rapper Sikai decided to take on Drake’s “Pound Cake”. Already, that sounds like a bad decision to me. But the goal was for Sikai to do his own thing, and I feel he has succeeded big time. Check out “Percocet Pound Cake”, and please do not make one for yourself.