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
There’s been a range of recent reissues from the old Creation catalogue out again this summer, so here’s a quick summary of everything incase you want to buy any:
Edition 59 continue their fantatsic re-releases of all the old early Creation releases. Continue reading
Jim Jasmine (Jim Shepherd of the Jasmine Minks), Boyracer and The Painted Word are featured on volume 3 of the Television Personalities tribute albums released by Canada’s Beautiful Music label.
Previous versions included Phil Wilson, BMX Bandits, Biff Bang Pow! Nikki Sudden and The Legend!
The tracklisting for Volume 3 is shown in the image below:
You can pre-order the new album alongside the previous two volumes by clicking here and you can also read about how the idea for the albums was put together by clicking here.
The Jasmine Minks have released a new EP of unreleased tracks from 1992 with all proceeds from the EP going to MacMillan Cancer Support charity.
The website states: “Oatcake Records are proud to release as their inaugural record, a Jasmine Minks 4 track CD ‘Poppy White’ recorded in 1992 and never before released. This 4 track ep is dedicated to the memory of 2 guys very important in the Minks, sadly with us no more. All proceeds from this sale will go to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity. mp3 versions are available from i-tunes, amazon, 7digital, tesco and many more places throughout the world.”
Uncut reports that acclaimed UK indie label Sonic Cathedral is set to release a tribute album to former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson.
‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ features contributions from the likes of Dead Meadow, A Place To Bury Strangers and an appearance from Erickson himself.
Erickson will be backed by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields and The Black Angels on a live rendition of 13th Floor Elevators’ classic, ‘Roller Coaster’.
The album will be released on June 7.
The tracklisting for ‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ is:
Roky Erickson & The Black Angels – ‘Roller Coaster’
The Strange Attractors – ‘Reverberation (Doubt)’
All The Saints – ‘Don’t Fall Down’
A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Tried To Hide’
Dead Meadow – ‘Kingdom Of Heaven’
Darker My Love – ‘She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)’
Sarabeth Tucek – ‘Splash 1 (Now I’m Home)’
Lower Heaven – ‘Fire Engine’
Hush Arbors – ‘Dr Doom’
Cheval Sombre – ‘You Don’t Love Me Yet’
Le Volume Courbe – ‘I Love The Living You’
Black Acid – ‘Unforced Peace’
I Break Horses – ‘Goodbye Sweet Dreams’
Album can be ordered directly from Sonic Cathedral here.
After more than a decade away, Sean Jackson of 18 Wheeler returns with his debut solo album.
We caught up with him to talk about his time on the label, upsetting Kate Moss, gigging with Kim Fowley, life since the 90’s heyday and working with Joe Foster again on his excellent new album.
You can also hear a track from his new album.
Click here to read the interview.
Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys have collaborated together on an album entitled ‘The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness’.
Tony explains: “Hello, peace my brothers, this record was made with lots of feelings and true love to bring consciousness and show a little bit of truth that needs to be said without hypocrisy. We are creatures of God, so there’s no death. Spirit is light, all evil won’t prevail – there’s no evil when it crashes with goodwill.”
The ‘experimental’ record will be released on 26th July supported by a handful of shows, including Camp Bestival and Field Day:
29 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
30 Camp Bestival, Dorset
31 Field Day Festival, London
In other Gryff Rhys news, his collaboration with De La Soul on the new Gorillaz album is released as a single today. You can find out details about that on Gorillaz.com.
Teenage Fanclub have posted details about their new album online. The post states:
“It gives us great pleasure to finally announce the release of our new album Shadows. It will be available in Glasgow, Europe, Australasia and Japan on May 31st, and from Merge in North America from June 8th. Download options will be available in all territories.”
Tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Sometimes I Don’t Need To Believe In Anything
2. Baby Lee
3. The Fall
4. Into The City
5. Dark Clouds
6. The Past
7. Shock And Awe
8. When I Still Have Thee
9. Live With The Seasons
10. Sweet Days Waiting
11. The Back Of My Mind
12. Today Never Ends
You can hear a preview of Baby Lee’ by visiting their website [click].
Mark Gardener (Ride), Rachel Goswell and Mojave 3 (Slowdive) all feature on the long-awaited remix album by Ulrich Schnauss.
This is not one of your normal remix albums as he gives each track his own unqiue sound. Those of you who are unfamiliar with his work should definitely check this out. Currently playing keyboards for The Engineers, Ulrich is due to release his forth album later this year following 2007′s ‘Goodbye’ album.
Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Howling Bells – Setting Sun
2. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ghost in the Graveyard
3. Katharina Franck – Faithful Friend
4. Madrid – Out to Sea
5. Asobi Seksu – Strawberries
6. Dragons – Remembrance
7. Aus – Halo
8. Mahogany – Supervitesse
9. Lunz (Roedelius & Tim Story) – Lunz
10. Rachel Goswell – Coastline
11. High Violets – Chinese Letter
12. Mark Gardener – Story of the Eye
13. I’m Not A Gun – Make Sense and Loose
14. Mojave 3 – Bluebird of Happiness
You can order the album by clicking here.