It’s only been a month since Chelsea Light Moving released their debut album, but, as savvy NPR aficionados are aware, Thurston and the gang are already coming up with new material. Today at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM PDT, Seattle’s KEXP will air a set that Chelsea Light Moving recorded there a few weeks ago, wherein they wrote two new songs on the spot. The above video is of “The Ecstasy,” featuring lyrics by the poet John Donne.
Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed May 31st as the Australian release date for its sixth studio album … Like Clockwork on Matador Records / Remote Control.
The band has also unveiled the new album’s stunning artwork by UK artist Boneface.
… Like Clockwork’s release is preceded by first single “My God Is The Sun,” which received its recent live debut in Queens Of The Stone Age’s Lollapalooza Brazil set.
… Like Clockwork can be pre-ordered as of midnight Tuesday, April 9, from iTunes. All pre-orders will immediately receive “My God Is The Sun,” which can be heard at http://qotsa.com.
Described by Queens principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” … Like Clockwork is the band’s first full length collection of all new material since 2007’s Era Vulgaris, as well as the band’s debut release on new label partner Matador. The full track listing for the album is:
1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
2. I Sat By The Ocean
3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
4. If I Had A Tail
5. My God Is The Sun
7. Fairweather Friends
8. Smooth Sailing
9. I Appear Missing
10. …Like Clockwork
…Like Clockwork was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, California.
Queens of the Stone Age are: Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita and Michael Shuman. Jon Theodore will play drums on to
Kurt Vile performed two tracks from his forthcoming album on Radio K recently.
The forthcoming album ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’ is available for pre-order now on iTunes (digital) or the special edition vinyl which comes with a sticker sheet so you can decorate the front cover yourself via JB Hifi (CD/LP).
Majical Cloudz will release their new album Impersonator on Friday 24 May via Matador / Remote Control.
For the past few years, Devon Welsh has been recording solo material composed between rural Ontario and Montreal, and collaborating in production & performance with Matthew Otto under the guise Majical Cloudz.
Impersonator’s expressive power and swagger belie its extremely minimal music. These are intensely lyrical songs about death, patience, family, friendship and desire, with Welsh’s rich vocals atop Matthew Otto Kolaitis’ quiet looped waves of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds.
Majical Cloudz’ Devon Welsh explains of Impersonator:
In the last few years there’s been a massive explosion of amazing music made with computers, samplers and other electronic equipment. The possibilities became nearly endless and musicians indulged those possibilities. I love that kind of music but it also started to overwhelm me. I wasn’t cut out for the maximalist expressions of that style. So I took a break from music, and when I started again it was to make music that barely existed and felt like stillness more than movement. Where the songs could be more about humanness. I love all forms of electronic music, techno, house, rave, hip-hop, but I never want to feel like the music I’m making is just about stylistic play. The easiest way for me to do that is try to make something without obvious movement; where the music isn’t overstuffed sonically or referentially, it’s emptied out as much as possible. So the vision for Impersonator was to communicate a lot with as little as possible. It’s not meant to energize and turn you out to the world, it’s meant to do the opposite; it’s more like a cocoon.
2. This Is Magic
3. Childhood’s End
4. I Do Sing For You
6. Turns Turns Turns
7. Silver Rings
9. Bugs Don’t Buzz
Download: Majical Cloudz – ‘Childhood’s End’ HERE
Watch Majical Cloudz perform previously released album track ‘Turns Turns Turns’ live via Yours Truly below.
Download ‘Turns Turns Turns’ HERE.
Savages will release their debut album Silence Yourself on Friday 3 May 2013 via Pop Noire / Matador / Remote Control.
Available on LP, CD and download, the album was recorded in north-west London’s Fish Factory during a three week period in December 2012, and was produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald.
Clocking in at 38 minutes, Silence Yourself opens with an excerpt from the John Cassavetes film ‘Opening Night’, and features brand new recordings of ‘Husbands’, ‘I Am Here’ and ‘City’s Full’ – first heard on debut single ‘Husbands / Flying To Berlin’ and the ‘I Am Here’ live EP. Both tracks were previously released on singer Jehnny Beth’s record label Pop Noire.
Silence Yourself comprises of eleven tracks that are uncompromising and delivered with fierce conviction.
The album is available to pre-order from iTunes now, and fans who do so will instantly receive an mp3 download of ‘She Will’.
Listen to ‘She Will’ below:
Savages are: Ayse Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar) and Jehnny Beth (vocals).
Savages – Silence Yourself
A1 Shut Up
A2 I Am Here
A3 City’s Full
A5 Waiting For A Sign
B1 Dead Nature
B2 She Will
B3 No Face
B4 Hit Me
B6 Marshal Dear
Savages – Silence Yourself is out Friday 3 May 2013 via Pop Noire / Matador / Remote Control