"Like, hip-hop," Mumford says with a grin. "We really want to rap. We've just got so much to say – saying it through a melody doesn't really work for me. We've been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It's gonna be a fresh experience for our band." Does the band rap in the practice room? "Yeah," Mumford says. "We're like, 'Motherfucker!'"
Tool will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut EP, Opiate, with a special, limited edition re-release on March 26th. Details below.
Tool will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release. The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set...
On their Twitter, The National has announced they'll be releasing their upcoming album in May. They've also announced North American tour dates with Dirty Projectors. Head to replies to check them out.
A few online retailers are posting about a vinyl release for Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, to include a colored 10". Some are speculating it'll be a Record Store Day release, and others thing the 10" will contain the B-Side "My December." You buying?
Rob Zombie will release Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor on April 23rd. A new song tilted "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown" can be heard in the replies, where you can also see the album art.
1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
3. Revelation Revolution
4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
5. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
6. Rock And Roll (in a black hole)
7. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
8. White Trash Freaks
9. We're An American Band
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
Northcote (ex-Means) will release a self-titled record on May 7th through Black Box Recordings. A digital 7" titled Burn Right Past Them All will be released on March 12th to tide listeners over until the album release.
1) How Can We Turn Around
2) When You Cry
3) Hope The Good Things Never Die
4) A Thousand Nights
5) Burn Right Past Them All
6) Counting Down The Days
7) Drive Me Home
8) Knock On My Door
9) Find Our Own Way
10) Speak Freely
11) Walking Home In The Rain
12) The Only One Who Knows My Name
According to an interview with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 yesterday, Frank Ocean is fairly deep into work for his follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed channel ORANGE. "I'm ten, eleven songs into this next thing," Ocean said. He also alluded to collaborations with Pharrell, Danger Mouse, and possibly Tame Impala.
The Venetia Fair will release Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain on March 1st. Check out the artwork in the replies, and listen to the first single, "The Day I Set Them Free," here.
1. Too Late to Dream
2. The Day I Set Them Free
3. We Used to Worship the Moon
4. Pride Alone Won’t Put This Fire Out
5. The Dirt Won’t Keep Your Secrets
6. Only In the Morning
7. Bleeding A Stone
8. The Sky Came Down
9. Go On, Paint Me A Picture
10. The Saints of Gomorrah
11. You Never Looked Like This
12. Puking Platitudes
13. I Could End My Search Tonight
Primal Scream have announced the release of their tenth studio album, More Light, out in UK on May 6. They've also revealed "2013", the first single from the album, featuring Kevin Shields on guitar. Head to replies to check out the video.
K Será will release their debut album, Collisions and Near Misses, on February 26. Check out album artwork, track list, and tour dates in the replies, and go re-listen to the album's first single, "Dream, Like I Do."
British Sea Power will release their new album on April 9th via Rough Trade Records. Stream the title track from Machineries Of Joy in the replies as well as seeing the artwork.
01) Machineries Of Joy
02) K Hole
03) Hail Holy Queen
04) Loving Animals
05) What You Need The Most
06) Monsters Of Sunderland
07) Spring Has Sprung
08) Radio Goddard
09) A Light Above Ascending
10) When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass
RVIVR will releaseThe Beauty Between on February 25th.
1) The Seam
3) Spider Song
4) Old Dogs
5) Wrong Way/One Way
6) Big Lie
7) Paper Thin
9) Ocean Song
10) The Hunger Suite I. Go Away
11) The Hunger Suite II. Bleed Out
12) The Hunger Suite III. Hunger
13) Elephant Song
14) Party Queen
Over the Ocean's new album, Be Given to the Soil, is now available for pre-order exclusively on gatefold double vinyl on Spartan Records. An initial pressing of 100 copies is being pressed on Ultra Clear with Dark Green Haze double vinyl and comes in a gatefold jacket. Each copy includes a digital download card. Additionally, when you pre-order the album at the Spartan store, you'll get an instant download of a b-side track called "Mountain." All pre-orders will ship the week of April 1st. You can pre-order your copy here. Head to the replies to look at a picture of the vinyl.
Kurt Vile will release the new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, on April 9th via Matador Records. Download the 9-minute album opener at Pitchfork and check the replies for the artwork and forthcoming tour dates.
01) Wakin on a Pretty Day
02) KV Crimes
03) Was All Talk
04) Girl Called Alex
05) Never Run Away
06) Pure Pain
07) Too Hard
08) Shame Chamber
09) Snowflakes Are Dancing
10) Air Bud
Austrian emo/ indie rockers Rika have joined the Count Your Lucky Stars Records roster and have announced a February 15 release for their new LP How to Draw a River, Step by Step, which will be co-released by Count Your Lucky Stars in the US and Goddamn Records in Austria. You can download "Port Dover" taken from the upcoming album for free here.
The Stick People will release their debut album, Madness, on April 23rd via EFM Records. Listen to the first single, "Think About That," here, and check back next Friday to stream a new song.
01) Open Up
04) I Am the Rain
06) Think About That
07) My Everything
08) The Box
09) Hello, Goodbye
11) Matter of Time
13) Misery's Angel
Melvins will release a covers album titled Everybody Loves Sausages on April 30th via Ipecac Recordings.
01) Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)
02) Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)
03) Black Betty (Original artist unknown)
04) Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)
05) Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)
06) Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)
07) Female Trouble (Divine a.k.a. John Waters)
08) Carpe Diem (The Fugs)
09) Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)
10) In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)
11) Romance (Tales of Terror)
The track listing for The Strokes' upcoming album, Comedown Machine, has been released.
01) Tap Out
02) All The Time
03) One Way Trigger
04) Welcome to Japan
05) 80’s Comedown Machine
07) Slow Animals
08) Partners in Crime
10) Happy Endings
11) Call it Fate, Call it Karma
Dungeonesse will release their Self-Titled debut on May 14th, 2013 via Secretly Canadian Records. You can stream the first track, "Shucks," in the replies.
02) Drive You Crazy
03) Show You
04) Private Party
06) This Could Be Home (Featuring TT The Artist)
07) Wake Me Up
08) Cadillac (Featuring DDm)
09) Anywhere You Are