Ride’s debut album ‘Nowhere’ is to reissued on December 21st to mark the albums 20th anniversary.
According to Pitchfork the new edition includes a remastered version of the original album’s U.S. edition, as well as the 1991 EP Today Forever and an unreleased 1991 live show. It’ll come packaged as a hardback book, along with a 40-page booklet featuring photos and an essay by critic Jim DeRogatis.
I’m sure you all know the tracklisting for the album and the ‘Today Forever’ EP. The tracklisting for CD2 ‘Live at the Roxy, 1991′ is as follows:
01 Polar Bear
04 Dreams Burn Down
05 Like a Daydream
06 Vapour Trail
07 In a Different Place
08 Perfect Time
11 Chelsea Girl
12 Drive Blind
Gruff Rhys releases a new solo album on February 14th 2011. The album is themed around the Gruff’s life of living in hotels and collecting the free shampoos around the world.
The tracklisting for the album is:
Shark Ridden Waters
Honey All Over
Sensations In The Dark
Take A Sentence
Space Dust #2
At The Heart Of Love
Patterns Of Power
If We Were Words (We Would Rhyme)
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Long-term member of the Jazz Butcher, Max Eider recently released his latest album ‘Dissaffection’ via Tundraducks records.
Those of you who have followed the Jazz Butcher closely will know Max was orginally in the band from 1982 until 1986 and he later rejoined in 1995.
You can buy the album directly from Max’s website at www.maxeider.com and if you would like your copy signed, just let him know when paying. You can also stream the whole album and download the first single and video free from his site. Continue reading
Many of you may have missed the recent release of a rather excellent 160 page fanzine on Felt, the book had a limited pressing of 500 copies and sold out in a couple of days.
Due to the high volume of emails the writers received after the fanzine sold out, a second (and final) edition has been pressed which is now available to order online.
The fanzine features contributions from Gary Ainge, Paul Becker, JC Brouchard, Thomas Chatterton, Ben Clancy, Martin Davies, Anh Do & Matt Fishbeck, Dickon Edwards, Lora Findlay, Alistair Fitchett, Tim Gane, Chris Heath, Julian Hyde, Rui Kalda, Paul Kelly, Phil King, Ben Knight, Sybille Lacroix, Lucy McKenzie, Alasdair MacLean, Alan Michael, John Mohan, Kevin Pearce, Scott Portnoy, Brian David Stevens, Marco Thomas and Emily Wardill.
You can order the fanzine now for £10 (including UK postage) from the Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango fanzine by clicking here. But be quick before it sells out again…..
25 years after the release of his last album (as lead singer of The June Brides) Phil Wilson is set to release his solo debut on November 8th. The album is preceded by a new single “I Own It” on October 11th on 7″ vinyl and download. The album is released on Slumberland Records in the US and Yesboyicecream Records in the UK & Europe. Continue reading
NME reports that Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and ex-Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs have formed a new musical project named Jonny.
The pair will release a four-track free EP, simply titled ‘Free EP’, on November 10 and will tour in early 2011.
The songs set for the EP are ‘Gloria’, ‘Beach Party’, ‘Continental’ and a cover of The 23rd Turnoff’s ‘Michael Angelo’. They are set to release a full album next year.
Jonny will play:
London Water Rats (January 19)
Brighton Ballroom (February 3)
Cambridge The Haymakers (4)
Reading Play (5)
Bristol Cooler (7)
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (8)
Nottingham Bodega (10)
Liverpool Mojo (11)
Sheffield The Harley (12)
Manchester Deaf Institute (14)
Birmingham Glee Club (15)
York The Basement (16)
Middlesbrough Westgarth SC (18)
Glasgow Platform (19)
Newcastle Cluny (20)
Sunderland Independent Room 2 (21)
November 1st marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Psychocandy, the Jesus & Mary Chain’s debut album.
To celebrate Jim Reid has given an interview to the Von Pip Musical Express where he talks about the album comparing it to “an old photograph” and the backlash they recieved after their initial success. He also answers the inevitable question if the band will celebrate the anniversary by playing the album at some live dates… “I wouldn’t rule it out, but the truth of the matter is it’s a very hard record to play live.”
To read the full interview click here.
The band recently released a 2CD ‘best of’ which you can get for a mere £4.99 by clicking here.
The Jesus and Mary Chain release a 44 track ‘best of’ next week. Alongside all the obvious tracks you’d expect, the album also features two rare tracks including the 2008 recording of “All Things Must Pass” (recorded for the NBC TV programme “Heroes”) and “45 RPM” (previously only available on a long-deleted mid-90s XFM compilation). Continue reading