Christmas has come early this year, Swervedriver have announced their first new single in 15 years with a new album planned for 2014. The two track single is available NOW directly from the band as a download and features Mark Gardener of Ride on backing vocals.
A Facebook page has been set up for the 2CD reissue of the NME cassette C86. The album originally featured The Pastels, Primal Scream and The Bodines amongst others and is due for release in May 2014.
The updated version will be compiled and annotated by its original curator Neil Taylor. No tracklisting for the extra tracks has been announced yet so keep an eye on their Facebook page. This reissue follows the release of the Scared To Get Happy box set earlier this year.
The tracklisting for the original cassette is below:
Primal Scream – Velocity Girl
Mighty Lemon Drops – Happy Head
Soup Dragons – Pleasantly Surprised
Wolfhounds – Feeling So Strange Again
Bodines – Therese
Mighty Mighty – Law
Stump – Buffalo
Bogshed – Run To The Temple
A Witness – Sharpened Sticks
Pastels – Breaking Lines
Age Of Chance – From Now On, This Will Be Your God
Shop Assistants – It’s Up To You
Close Lobsters – Firestation Towers
Miaow – Sport Most Royal
Half Man Half Biscuit – I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart)
Servants – Transparent
MacKenzies – Big Jim (There’s No Pubs In Heaven)
Big Flame – New Way (Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology)
We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It – Console Me
McCarthy – Celestial City
Shrubs – Bullfighter’s Bones
Wedding Present – This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!)
On 2nd December, The Jesus And Mary Chain Vinyl Collection will be released through Demon Records, exclusively for European customers via the new store (www.myplaydirect.com/jesus-and-mary-chain). Limited to 1500 numbered copies, the collection will include the 6 studio albums, 2LPs of BBC sessions, a live BBC compilation LP, 32 page hardback book and a fan selected B-sides and rarities LP.
Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell of Slowdive will be reuniting for two special gigs in London later this month.
Ride have released a 5CD boxset including their 4 studios and the 1994 Japanese compilation ‘Cosmic Carnival’ in card replica sleeves.
Although the tracklisting for each album does not include the additional EP tracks featured on the 2001 remasters, this is the first time ‘Cosmic Carnival’ has been released outside of Japan.
The Telescopes are to release their 7th album ‘Harm’ on 30/09/2013 (UK) and 10/01/2013 (USA).
The excellent Daniel Avery has produced a couple of remixes for the new Primal Scream single.
Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that a Jesus & Mary Chain biography is due in October.
Primal Scream have today started streaming their new album today via the bands YouTube channel. A posting on the Primal Scream website states:
Today (Tues 7th May) and tomorrow we’re making the new album, More Light, available in-full for your listening pleasure. We can’t wait for you to hear it.
Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love) have announced the release of their debut single “Betty Ford”.
A video for the single is below. “It was a ridiculously cold day” says Pete “20 minutes after we finished filming it began snowing, and my body went into shock shortly afterwards. The playback packed up after the first take, so what you see is an unrehearsed first time take, but I’m not sure my body would have allowed any more – I began showing all the classic signs of hyperthermia afterwards and became quite light-headed and disorientated for some hours after.”