Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Due for release towards the end of the year on an as-yet-unspecified label, the band have settled on 12 tracks and have selected the final title of 'Lust, Lust, Lust', which has been inspired by the lyrical content of many of the songs.
"There are a lot of songs that deal with desire, restlessness and the tough choices you have to make sometimes," explained frontman Sune Rose Wagner, who, along with bandmate Sharin Foo, has just completed mixing duties in New York. "Lust and forbidden desires are definitely the main themes of the record and most of it comes from a personal perspective."
The album was self-recorded, self-produced and the final tracks were culled from a selection of over 100 that Wagner had demoed during the past two years. Of the songs standouts included the distinctly surf-influenced number 'Dead Sound' and a bubblegum-pop smash in the making called 'You Want The Candy'.
However the duo have clearly given the new material a much darker edge overall, particularly in the shape of the discordantly melodic band favourite 'Expelled From Love' and 'Aly Walk With Me' which is comprised of a hypnotic hip-hop groove and dynamic quiet/loud guitar shifts.
"We didn't want that flimsy sound we had on the 'Pretty In Black' album (which came out in 2005) anymore," continued Wagner. "It's a grittier, tougher and much more powerful record - one that I think is perfect for doing a massive amount of drugs to in some underground Berlin club!"
Track names for, 'Lust, Lust, Lust' are:
'You Want The Candy'
'Expelled From Love'
'The Beat Dies'
'Honey I Never Had You'
'Aly, Walk With Me'
'With My Eyes Closed'
Posted by The American Underground at 10:16 AM
Monday, July 30, 2007
The Stooges have announced that they will perform their album 'Fun House' in its entirety for the very first time in the US.
Iggy Pop and company will play their landmark 1970 album at Las Vegas' Vegoose Festival, which is set to take place October 27 and 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Posted by The American Underground at 11:17 AM
Babyshambles second album details details details...
The tracklisting for the new record is out!!
This record, currently untitled, it has been produced by Blur and Kaiser Chiefs collaborator Stephen Street, and is expected out in the autumn, although the exact release date is yet to be finalised.
Comeback single 'Delivery' is currently scheduled to be released on September 17.
The tracklisting for the album is:
'Carry On Up The Morning'
'Side Of The Road'
'Crumb Begging Baghead'
'French Dog Blues'
'There She Goes'
'Deft Left Hand'
'The Lost Art Of Murder'
Posted by The American Underground at 11:08 AM
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
So the acoustic show came to the Wilshire theatre last night. Six man band with pedal steel, and an upright piano. The Wilshire was the perfect setting for a show like this. Very quiet crowd, that seemed to know it was seeing something very special.
At one point Ryan says, "I'd like to send this one out to my buddy Glenn Danzig. Hes goin through a really dark period in his life. Cheer up Glenn, we love ya buddy."
Setlist went somethin like this:
please do not let me go
blue sky, blues
oh my god, whatever, etc.
the sun also sets
let it ride
elizabeth, you were born to play the part
i taught myself how to grow old
this is it
goodnight hollywood blvd.
how do you keep love alive?
a kiss before i go
One of the best played acoustic type shows Ive ever been to. Everything was perfect soundwise. Through a two hour show I never once had the thought "man I wish I could hear the _______ better". The harmonies this band was throwin around were sick, four part, gospel sounding shit. Neal Casal is the perfect guy for this band. He knows what NOT to play, and thats hard to find nowadays. Plus, his voice in the middle of the harmonies sounded great.
I know the guys hit and miss in these parts, but Im not sure theres a better singer/songwriter under fifty on the planet. Sure, hes written more than his share of depressed/heartache songs, and that gets old at times, but the new record actually has an upbeat feel to it, and those songs breathed freshness into the set. Rumor is he'll be back in the fall with amps on the stage this time around, and Ill be there for that as well. Im just really glad I was able to hear these songs, in this setting, with a respectful crowd giving the music the ability to be dynamic. The way acoustic music should be. Good on Ryan for havin the nuts to tour like this, and for keeping a band together for over a year now. Hopefully hes settled into life.
Posted by The American Underground at 2:15 PM
Devendra Banhart has announced that his new album will be called: Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.
The record will feature Joanna Newsom's brother Pete Newsom, Vetiver's Andy Cabic, Otto Hauser, Greg Rogove and Rodrigo Amarante from Los Hermanos.
Some of the tracking titles are: Cristobel, So Long Old Bean, Samba Vexillographica, and Seahorse.
The Album is said to have a September UK release.
Posted by The American Underground at 11:57 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Paul’s a singer song writer in the vein of Gram Parsons, Early Wilco era Jeff Tweedy, & Exile On Main Street era Rolling Stones. Singin’, dancing’, down on his knees, screamin’ to some empty bottle or some woman.
His backing band is solid, to say the least. Dutch (Lead Guitar), Steve Tegel (bass), & Johnny Niemann (keys), & Paxton (drums). Three of the Four are from LA favorites The Vacation.
Paul is playing in Los Angeles on Saturday July 28th. @ Safari Sam's with Mike Stinson & Dale Watson.
His Album is available on itunes
Posted by The American Underground at 11:48 AM
Kings Of Leon with BRMC
Detroit, MI The Filmore (October 4)
Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre (9)
Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre (10)
Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (18)
New Orleans, LA Voodoo Island City Park (28)
Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem
9/17, Morrison, CO (Red Rocks)
9/20, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
9/30, St. Paul, MN (Roy Wilkins Auditorium)
10/3, Louisville, KY (Waterfront Park)
10/5, Columbus, OH (LC Pavilion)
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sep 1 2007 Echoplex Los Angeles, California
Sep 2 2007 Echoplex Los Angeles, California
Sep 3 2007 The Independent San francisco, California
Sep 4 2007 The Independent San Francisco, California
Sep 7 2007 Berbati's Pan Portland, Oregon
Sep 9 2007 Neumo's Seattle, Washington
Sep 12 2007 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 14 2007 Monolith Festival at Red Rocks Denver, Colorado
Sep 16 2007 Belly Up San Diego, California
Jul 21 2007 Siren Music Festival Coney Island, New York
Jul 30 2007 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 31 2007 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Aug 1 2007 Turf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
Aug 2 2007 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 4 2007 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Aug 6 2007 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Aug 10 2007 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 11 2007 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
Aug 18 2007 Emo's Austin, Texas
9/6, Portland, OR (MusicFest NW)
9/10, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater)
9/11, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater)
9/14, Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Festival)
9/15, Morrison, CO (Monolith Festival)
9/16, San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island Festival)
10/10, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
10/11, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
10/13, Detroit, MI (Majestic)
10/19, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
10/20, New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)
10/24, Asheville, NC (The Orange Peel)
10/26, Nashville, TN (Cannery Ballroom)
Queens Of The Stoneage
Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair (July 22)
Chico, CA - Senator Theater (24)
Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater (25)
Boise, ID - The Big Easy (27)
Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater (28)
Billings, MT - Shire Auditorium (29)
Fargo, ND - Playmaker's (31)
Duluth, MN - DECC Arena (August 1)
Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room (4)
Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater (7)
Little Rock, AR - The Village (8)
Tulsa, OK - Cain's Bathroom (10)
Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (11)
Dallas, TX - House of Blues (September 16)
Lake Buena Vista, FL- House of Blues (19)
Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle (22)
Norfolk, VA - The Norva (25)
Posted by The American Underground at 11:12 AM
Source: Filter Magazine
Posted by The American Underground at 9:58 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
09.11.07 Tue Overture Hall Madison WI
09.13.07 Thu Snowden Grove Amphitheater Southaven MS
09.14.07 Fri The Palladium Ballroom Dallas TX
09.18.07 Tue Robinson Auditorium Little Rock AR
09.19.07 Wed 9th Street Summerfest Columbia MO
09.21.07 Fri Louisville Slugger Field Louisville KY
Posted by The American Underground at 3:45 PM
Monday, July 16, 2007
Right now they are locked up in a little room in Los Angeles writing songs for their new record. The follow up to their wonderfully psychedelic debut. The band says they have "a boat load" of new songs they are in pre-production on, and "writing more for the sake of the drill." They are playing two local shows in Los Angeles (July 29th @ The ExPlex And August 26th @ The Fuck Yeah Fest)
Check out their self titled debut record: DML-http://www.amazon.com/Darker-My-Love/dp/B000GIXELS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-7012359-2700063?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1184617958&sr=8-1
Posted by The American Underground at 1:16 PM