The much anticipated and mysterious multi-media project/album involving Danger Mouse , Mark Linkous , and David Lynch entitled “Dark Night of the Soul ” featuring Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse along with the Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Frank Black, the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Jason Lytle, and James Mercer of the Shins, has apparently been canned.
Dark Night of the Soul is a treatise written by Spanish poet and Roman Catholic Mystic Saint John of the Cross. It has since become an expression used to describe a phase in a person’s spiritual life, a metaphor for a certain loneliness and desolation. The Lynch Project has proven just as cryptic and while the Dark Night of the Soul book has been released along with an art installation at L.A.’s Michael Kohn Gallery this summer, the album official release “has been either scrapped altogether or put on indefinite hiatus” according to Billboard magazine, “due to unspecified legal issues with EMI”. Whether or not the installation has plans to reach New York, is still shrouded in mystery but luckily the album is out there if you snoop around. I picked up a copy at a record shop on East 3rd Street and you can stream the entire album HERE.
Bleach: Deluxe Edition
Its been 20 years since Nirvana released their debut album “Bleach”?Sursly? 20 years! Am I that old and I just didn’t get the memo? Either way, “Bleach” was/is so damn good and a defining album for the grunge era. One of the first bands/albums to really mix things up for me on the jr. high wrestling tourney bus circuit, flannel on, walkman cranked to 11. Nothing says grunge quite like a singlet and the runs. While my awkwardly pissed off 13 year old self wasn’t quite so hip to “Bleach” until Nirvana’s sophmore effort “Nevermind” blew up in ’91, this album is a staple that has made the transition in my music collection from cassette to cd to digital and now hopefully vinyl…the circle is complete. Raw, emotional and “about a girl”, may be one of my favorite Nirvana songs ever.
On November 3, Sub Pop will re-issue the Platinum Certified Bleach album in an expanded CD/double-LP with a never-before-released live performance, special packaging and the first run of the double-LP will be on….wait for it…. 180g white vinyl. Total boners.
Heres what Sub Pop has to say:
“This edition will include an unreleased live recording of a complete February 9th, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The show features performances of “Love Buzz,” “About a Girl” and a cover of The Vaselines’ song “Molly’s Lips” and has been re-mixed from the original tapes by Endino (complete track listing below). A 52-page CD /16-page LP booklet which includes candid photos of the band not previously released to the public will also be included in this deluxe edition.”
Both formats will be available for pre-order at subpop.com leading up to this edition’s release.
Check out the track “Scoff(live): mp3 HERE:
Seattle based Sub Pop records , who scored cred in the late 80s for signing Nirvana and continues to push amazing artists into our ears, is offering a free stream of So Cal punks No Age’s new EP Losing Feeling. The label is hip to the fact you are going to download this sh#t before its released anyway, so now you dont have to wait until October 6th and can still feel good about yourself for supporting a solid label. Pre-order the 12-inch vinyl for 8 bucks right here, and, with registration, stream the entire EP or download “You’re A Target” free from the links below.
Stream: No Age, Losing Feeling
Download: No Age, “You’re A Target”
The Dodos new album “Time To Die” will not be officially physically released until September 15th and not digitally until July 28th…but in the meantime, you can stream the full album HERE. Enjoy.
You can also catch the Dodos with Ruby Suns on Tour this year:
The Dodos & Ruby Suns – 2009 Tour Dates
08/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Museum *
08/14 Seattle, WA – KEXP Mural Amphitheater Summer Series *
08/28 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music Festival
09/26 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
09/27 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
09/28 San Diego, CA – Casbah
09/29 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
09/30 Phoenix, AZ – Modified
10/2 Dallas, TX – House of Blues-Pontiac Garage
10/3 Houston, TX – The Orange Show
10/4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/6 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
10/7 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/8 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
10/9 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
10/10 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10/13 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/14 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/15 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
10/16 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/20 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
10/22 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/24 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/25 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
10/26 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
* No Ruby Suns
After seven years without a CD release, Superchunk finally released “Leaves in the Gutter” a couple months ago. A 5 song EP release in the mold of their early 7-inches and between – album EP masterpieces. If you let this one slip past you, what better way to get over the hump than to check out all four new tracks plus last year’s vinyl-only hit single, “Misfits & Mistakes” all streaming for free HERE .
A set of songs that sway, stretch, and scream while always reaching outward for personal connection. As ever, Andy Stack’s production layers his own multi-instrumental arrangements over Jenn Wasner’s woozy compositions, but musically, too, things sound more precise. There’s less squalling feedback than before, but lingering violin and pedal steel bring out the droning Americana that has always informed Wye Oak‘s sound.
Stream the full Wye Oak album “The Knot” for a limited time HERE.
Small Black announced they will release their new album, Limits of Desire on May 14, 2013 via Jagjaguwar. They have shared the first single ” Free At Dawn” , along with the album art and tracklisting.