Friday, August 24, 2007
Opening, What's A Man's Paris, and Helium Heels are the first three songs off their debut album titled DML. They are in the studio in Los Angeles finishing up recording for their 2nd full length on Danger Bird Records. They are keeping busy with a few shows, playing the Fuck Yeah Fest on August 24th.
DivShare File - 01_Opening.m4a
What's A Man's Paris
DivShare File - 02_What_s_A_Man_s_Paris.m4a
DivShare File - 03_Helium_Heels.m4a
Posted by The American Underground at 8:25 PM
Bands come face to face at Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has slammed Smashing Pumpkins' comeback - just before the bands share a bill at The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals.
Reznor's outfit are second on the bill to the grunge titans in Leeds tonight (August 24) and in Reading on Sunday (26).
The Pumpkins headlined the bash back in 1995, at the height of their commercial success. Frontman Billy Corgan split the band in 2000, but they reconvened last year and released a new album, 'Zeitgeist', in July. However, along with Corgan, the only other previous member of the group who remains is drummer Jimmy Chamberlain.
Reznor says: "I was never a big Smashing Pumpkins fan back when they were the Pumpkins, not to shit on Billy (Corgan) or anything but I don't hear anything that would make me want to care.
"I think trying to resurrect the name Smashing Pumpkins .........its all a bit corporate for me."
And Reznor admitted he wasn't overly impressed with the line-up on the day his band are playing, though he did have positive comments to make about the festival in general.
He commented: "I heard the line up for another day and that sounded a lot better than the line up on the day we are playing, so I doubt you will see me on the side of the stage for Fall Out Boy!"
He added: "But it's (Carling Weekend) always seemed the crème de la crème of festivals. This is the definitely the highlight of our tour when it comes up."
Posted by The American Underground at 2:04 PM
Can't get enough of Daft Punk's earth shakin', booty rockin' live performance? Well, if so, you're in luck, for the pyramid scheming French duo -- Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo -- have announced the release of Daft Punk Alive 2007, a two-disc set documenting the electro-house outfit's first hometown show in ten years, set to drop stateside Nov. 20. The live release, filmed at Paris' Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy June 14, 2007, will also arrive with a 50-page digi-book showcasing photographs shot while on tour. In addition, the record's first single, a live version of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," will be supplemented with a music video directed by Olivier Gondry (brother of Michel Gondry) that includes live footage shot by fans.
CD 1 tracklisting:
1. "Robot Rock"
2. "Oh Yeah"
3. "Touch It"
5. "Television Rules the Nation"
7. "Too Long"
8. "Steam Machine"
9. "Around the World"
10. "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
12. "Too Long"
13. "Face to Face"
14. "Short Circuit"
15. "One More Time"
17. "Aerodynamic Beats"
18. "Forget About the World"
19. "Prime Time of Your Life"
21. "Rollin' and Scratchin'"
23. "Da Funk"
26. "Human After All"
CD 2 tracklisting:
3. "One More Time" (Reprise)
4. "Music Sounds Better With You"
5. "Stardust" (Instrumental)
Posted by The American Underground at 9:36 AM
Joy Division are to feature in a big screen documentary as well as the upcoming biopic "Control", it has been announced.
The seminal Manchester band are the focus for a new movie directed by Anton Corbijn, which follows the life and death of singer Ian Curtis.
Their career will also be detailed in "Joy Division", which premieres at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Co-written and directed by Grant Gee, who has previously worked with Radiohead, the documentary will also feature members of New Order and the late Tony Wilson.
Meanwhile, plans to re-release the landmark Joy Division track "Love Will Tear Us Apart" to coincide with the current activity around the band have also been revealed.
It will come out on September 24, while "Control" is due to hit cinemas worldwide on October 5.
Posted by The American Underground at 9:17 AM