Xiu Xiu have revealed 'Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy', the second song off their upcoming LP, Girl with Basket of Fruit, due out on February 8. The accompanying music video, directed by band member Angela Seo and Anna Lian Tes, is the follow-up to 'Scisssssssors'.
Watch 'Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy' below:
Xiu Xiu will also embark on a European tour at the beginning of March. The itinerary can be found on their website: http://www.xiuxiu.org/tour/
Pre-order the new album here: http://smarturl.it/basket-of-fruit
Canadian punk band PUP have released a new single for their upcoming album Morbid Stuff , releasing April 5th off of the band's own label Little Dipper. The song, titled "Kids", continues the band's tongue-in-cheek energy and gang vocal choruses, shouting about "embracing the calamity with a detachment and impassive disinterest.” Check out the visual below.
English indie rock titans Foals have announced a double album release for 2019. Titled Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, the double album will be divided into two separate releases. Part 1 is scheduled for an 8th of March release date. Part 2 has been given the vague date of autumn 2019.
This is Foals first release since 2015's What Went Down. A short teaser has been released via Youtube.
Taken from the band's new upcoming EP, "Dødskamp", Season Of Mist uploaded a new single to YouTube. The new album is coming out on 5th of April.
The label writes:
"'Dødskamp' has been commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway and Munch Museum, who asked four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch."
Davey Havok, singer for Blaqk Audio, went on radio station ALT 105.3 to premiere a new song from the electronic duo's upcoming album Only Things We Love. The song is titled "The Viles" and the record is set to drop March 15th.
Havok described the album as "less celebratory" with a "certain modern quality to it" when comparing it to their previous records. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes where you can also preview the new track and check out the tracklist for the entire record.
Ukranian progressive metalcore band Jinjer have released a brand new EP on January 11, 2019, entitled Micro, via Napalm Records. In promotion for the EP the band have released 3 songs prior the official release: Ape (October 19, 2018), Dreadful Moments (November 30, 2018) and Perennial (January 10, 2019), all accompained with music videos, respectively.
Blues king Gary Clark Jr. has recently released his first single in over three years titled "This Land". It is the title track to Clark's third record which is set to be released on March 1st of 2019 via Warner Music Group.
The music video, directed by Savanah Leaf, is a story about the musicians life with racism in his home right in the middle of Trump country, Texas. In an interview with the Rolling Stone Clark mentions the following:
“I think it’s only right at this point in time, if you have a microphone louder than others, to speak out about that anger... I haven’t been through shit compared to my people. But if I can do anything with my opportunity, and say thank you to Dr. Martin Luther King for sacrificing your life so that I can have a microphone … that’s the least I can do.”
Tim Bowness will release his 5th solo album, Flowers at the Scene on March 1 through InsideOut Music. The LP is comprised of 11 "strikingly diverse" songs and was put together mainly by Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson, alongside Bowness himself.
Other notable contributors include Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) and David Longdon (Big Big Train). Besides this, the man added there were songs written for a possible No-Man full length the past year, but nothing was officially announced.
Tim also revealed the first single off the record, called 'I Go Deeper'. Regarding the composition, he mentioned: “This was one of the last tracks written for the album. I co-wrote it last Summer with Italian musician Stefano Panunzi for use in a film. The original is in the more romantic tradition of no-man (and Porcupine Tree at its most lush), but I hear ...more
Prog metal act Dream Theater have now officially released the second song, called 'Fall Into The Light', which comes off their upcoming album Distance Over Time. The album is currently scheduled to drop on February 22nd.
In Flames have posted a lyric video for the title track off of their upcoming release I, The Mask, scheduled to be unleashed on the 1st of March. Anders Friden showcases his vocal mastery throughout the song, incorporating a wide variety of singing techniques.
British artist James Blake is back to make you reconsider those 4am nights staring at your phone screen with his fourth studio album. Assume Form releases in just a week, on January 18th, with pre-orders up on Blake's site now accompanied by a tracklist stacked with surprising features. Catch single "Don't Miss It" (released in early 2018) and pre-orders for the album below.
Assume Form tracklist:
Mile High (Ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
Tell Them (Ft. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
Into The Red
Barefoot In The Park (Ft. Rosalia)
Can't Believe The Way We Flow
Are You In Love?
Where's The Catch? (Ft. André 3000)
I'll Come Too
Don't Miss It
Lullaby For My Insomniac
Vltimas, the extreme metal outfit featuring David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), Rune Eriksen (ex-Mayhem) and Flo Mournier (Cryptopsy), have aired two songs at the official YouTube channel of Season of Mist.
Both songs have been curated from the band's upcoming debut album Something Wicked Marches In, due out on March 29.
Michigan-based Post Hardcore band La Dispute have just released a music video for a new song entitled 'Footsteps at the Pond'. The song is the second single from their upcoming fourth album and Epitaph debut Panorama, which is due to be released on March 22nd.
Psychedelic/alt rock band Red Vox have released a surprise new album, entitled Kerosene. While not a proper follow up to Another Light according to guitarist/vocalist Vinny, the album serves as a small transitional album between Another Light and their next "proper" album.
A statement from Vinny on the release of Kerosene:
"This isn't exactly our big follow-up to Another Light. It started as a 5 or 6 song acoustic EP to record after Stranded and ended up getting a lot more involved than that. After growing to 10 songs we realized it was no longer an EP and no longer just acoustic. Most of these songs are brand new but some have been with me since the beginning of Another Light. It's not a happy album, but it all comes from a real place. I hope you enjoy it as we get started recording our proper next album. Thanks for sticking with us. - Vinny"
Listen to Kerosene on the official Red Vox Youtube channel:
The acclaimed indie-rock outfit Sleater-Kinney kicks off the new year by announcing their forthcoming album, produced by none other than Annie Clark of St. Vincent fame.
The news was released through a post on the trio's twitter, next to a picture of the band and Clark posing at the mixing table. A similar tweet followed from St. Vincent shortly after.
Read the tweets here:
The upcoming album follows "No Cities To Love" from 2015, the group's warmly received release after a 10-year long hiatus. Annie Clark has lauded this particular release in interviews and has been an acquaintance of the band for several years.
Relapse Records just uploaded a new single from Devil Master's first upcoming LP, Satan Spits on Children of Light, slated for a March 1st release through Relapse.
The label writes:
"Philadelphia's Devil Master stake their claim as one of the most venomous, twisted entities in the underground with their hellish debut. The album, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder) rattles the very gates of hell with a vile dose of black metal-infused punk mayhem.
Commanding the steel of Venom, the fury of Bathory's earliest years, and the raw, uncompromising nature of the notorious Gism, Satan Spits on Children of Light sees Devil Master emerge from the grave and reach new blasphemous heights. Give in to the Satanic panic and obey your Devil Master!"
In what is probably the most unexpected reunion ever, Last Crack have re-emerged, with a new album to be released later this year.
The Madison WI outfit had released two albums of quirky progressive/hard rock in the early '90s, that progressively earned an ever increasing cult following, the magnitude of which led to their reissue from Metal Mind Records in the noughts.
The new record deal was inked with EMP Laber Group, whose head, Thom Hazaert had the following to say:
Growing up in Wisconsin, Last Crack coming out of Madison was such a huge deal. I remember 'Burning Time' coming out, and it was like dynamite. They were really doing something that no one else was doing at the time. All the 'cool' kids loved them. They were always a band that was so ahead of their time, and it's a huge honor to release the follow-up to 'Burning Time', all these years later. Hopefully the world finally caught up.
High on Fire were forced to cancel again a North American leg of their Electric Messiah promotional tour, as Matt Pike has been diagnosed with diabetes. One of his toes was partly amputated last Fall and now, he's in danger of losing another one or worse, a bigger part of his leg.
He gave an official statement regarding his medical condition:
“Dear Friends and fans,
To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancellation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.”
“I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of ...more
British band Bring Me the Horizon have released a third single from their upcoming album Amo, titled "Medicine". The song features a much more pop-oriented sound than even That's the Spirit, indicating the upcoming album's sound.
Philly death metal band Pissgrave are set to release their new album Posthumous Humiliation on March 1st via Profound Lore Records. Along with the album announcement Pissgrave have released a new song called "Euthanasia".
To pre-order the album and see the disgusting cover art click the link below: