Blank Dogs sounds like The Cure’s Pornography through a lo-fi punk-rock filter. The new album, Under and Under, will be released on In The Red this June. I won’t go into the Wavves-esque mythology behind this band, just listen to some music.
Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Famous Last Words
Game of Diamonds
Finally! Raekwon has a deal with EMI Label Services to release his long-awaited Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 this summer. Featured guests and producers include Dr. Dre, the RZA, J Dilla, and more. And the first single keeps it in the family – “The New Wu” features Method Man and Ghostface Killah. The only problem here is they haven’t given an exact release date. Until I see it, I won’t believe it.
Interpol’s bass player, Carlos D., will premiere his debut as film producer on April 17 at NYC’s Anonymous Gallery. The short, titled My Friends Told Me About You, was directed by Daniel Ryan and filmed in Chicago in 2007. Dengier also scored the film. Here’s what he has to say:
“Making MY FRIENDS TOLD ME ABOUT YOU was a chance to explore the narrative potential of sound and spectacle. The idea was to achieve the expression of film as a composition, a tone poem of carefully selected cinematic effects and gestures.”
Watch the trailer here.
Thanks for the tip, David.
dead prez’s stic.man seems to have gone a little Kanye in this new video, from his solo album Manhood (Deluxe Edition). Dude even takes a break from lip-synching to sip some red wine. Check it out, it’s a good ‘un.
CFTPA’s latest album, Vs. Children (Tomlab), marks a bit of an advance for Owen Ashworth’s sound, but it’s still basically that lo-fi keyboard rock you (might) know and (possibly) love. Read my review here.
On September 9th, a digitally remastered version of the entire Beatles catalogue will be released. Each album will come with, according to the press release, “replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.” Completist collectors are most certainly getting some Norwegian wood.
In addition, two boxed sets will be released on September 9th as well: Past Masters Vol. I and II and The Beatles in Mono, which contains Beatles songs originally mixed for mono release.
Broken Social Scene member Andrew Whiteman’s Apostle of Hustle will release Eats of Darkness on Arts & Crafts on May 19. Today, you can go online and to buy a ticket/digital album bundle for the upcoming tour in support of the new record. Also, the tracks “Soul Unwind” and “Perfect Fit” are available for free download on the Apostle of Hustle website now.
Are you in a band in southern Ontario? If so, Apostle of Hustle is looking for an opening act. Send submissions here: firstname.lastname@example.org