Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's New(s)?

To fulfill the promise of bringing you the newest in the new, a daily segment is going to be introduced to the blog, starting with the flagship post today. Every day at around 5PM, when most of the dust has settled on any major music announcements, I'll be giving a tiny compendium of anything you might've missed throughout out the day. No scouring for countless links only to be disappointed, it's all here (hopefully) under one umbrella. So enjoy the newest in the new.

Pearl Jam announces new album

After a recently concluded website-countdown, alt-rock veterans Pearl Jam have announced a new album entitled Lightning Bolt scheduled to be released October 15th. Their 10th studio album and first since 2009's Backspacer was produced by frequent collaborator Brendan O'Brein and is preceded by lead single "Mind Your Manners" which you can listen to below. Finally, the band will be touring the album starting in Buffalo on October 10 and will go through December.

"Mind Your Manners"

In Utero reissue planned

In other grunge-related news, following the massive 20th anniversary reissue of Nevermind we saw two years ago, Slicing Up Eyeballs  is reporting that a similar reissue for the bristly, Steve Albini produced follow-up In Utero is in the works and scheduled for a September release. No word yet for what bonus material appear on the album, so for now click here to enjoy an unearthed promo clip for the album featuring comedian Bobcat Goldthwait and Kurt Cobain in childbirth.

Wavves side-project drops new album

Cali surf-punk Nathan Williams, de facto leader of the band Wavves has a beat-making side-project called Sweet Valley with his brother Kynan and today the duo has released a follow-up to last year's Eternal Champ, Stay Calm, and Jenova albums. The almost 40-minute album is currently available on their Soundcloud page.

Animal Collective cancel more dates

In a sad continuation of events from March, Animal Collective is nixing the rest of their July tour appearances due to an apparent illness in the group. Writing on their Facebook page, the group says, "Due to illness, we will unfortunately not be able to perform our upcoming July tour dates, including the Camp Bisco and Forecastle festivals. We deeply apologize and tried our best to make it work with an alternate set, but ultimately we didn't feel like we were giving fans what they deserved from an Animal Collective show. We are working on rescheduling the non-festival dates as soon as possible. Again we send our sincerest apologies to fans anticipating these shows, especially considering the cancellations earlier this year." The tour will presumably start up again in the fall, the dates for which are posted below, along with a great clip of the band performing at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival.

09-06 Portland, OR - MusicFest NW *
09-07 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory *
09-08 Salt Lake City, UT - Depot *
09-09 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
09-11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-14 Mexico City, Mexico - Ceremonia Festival
10-16 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre *
10-17 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
10-20 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Festival
10-21 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern *
10-22 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee *
10-24 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater *
10-25: St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10-25-27: Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

Today's Supernatural

Check back tomorrow, same time same place for more of the newest in new(s). 

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