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Le Butcherettes Premiere new Song “Shave the Pride” via NPR; Reveal A Raw Youth Album Cover
Le Butcherettes, who are in the midst of the Chaos As Usualtour with the Melvins, have debuted “Shave The Pride” via NPR (http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/07/14/421138241/song-premiere-le-butcherettes-shave-the-pride). The song comes from the Mexican trio’s forthcoming album, A Raw Youth (Sept. 18, Ipecac Recordings). The track, which Teri Gender Bender said was originally titled Pogonophobia, the fear of beards, is a commentary on societal apathy. “The outrage and frustration are this time directed in particular to society’s ‘beard’, explains Gender Bender. “The beard symbolizes our unwillingness to view all perceptions of the story, empathy, angles, life… hiding behind the mass… mass media, laziness, etc.”
Melvins Release “The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard” Reissue
Melvins have put two rare releases together for a special reissue that is out today, June 2nd. “The Bulls & The Bees” was originally release in 2012 as a download in partnership with Scion A/V, while the out-of-print “Electroretard” release came out originally in 2001 on Man’s Ruin Records. Both are out now on CD and Digital Download, with vinyl coming later this year.
The complete tracklist:
The Bulls & The Bees
- The War On Wisdom
- We Are Doomed
- Friends Before Larry
- A Really Long Wait
- National Hamster
- Shit Storm
- Youth Of America
- Gluey Porch Treatments
- Lovely Butterflies
- Tipping The Lion
- Interstellar Overdrive
Zu premieres video for “Cortar Todo”
Zu has launched their new video for the title track to “Cortar Todo”. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NPTuwRVZ9o
The guys are also kicking off the first leg of their European tour this Saturday in Italy. Stayed tuned for more info and make sure to check out their new website at www.zuism.com
02.05 Ravenna IT @ Bronson
03.05 Rome IT @ INIT
06.05 Prato IT @ Decibel / Black Out (Free Entry)
07.05 Recanati IT @ Dong
08.05 Torino IT @ Spazio211
09.05 Chabeuil FR @ Rencontres entre les mondes (+King Khan and the Shrines)
10.05 Milano IT@ Magnolia
12.05 Innsbruck AU @ PMK (+Zeni Geva)
13.05 Graz AU @ Explosiv (+Zeni Geva)
14.05 Zagreb CR @ KSET (+Zeni Geva)
15.05 Padova IT @ Parco della Musica
16.05 Bologna IT @ Locomotiv Club
Rolo Tomassi Sign To Ipecac Recordings
Rolo Tomassi, the female-fronted British band NME dubbed “mathcore noise bastards (and bastress),” release their North American debut album, Grievances, on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings.
The band, which hails from Sheffield, formed in 2005, taking their name from the film L.A. Confidential. While Rolo Tomassi have yet to release an album Stateside, the band has toured the U.S. with Jane’s Addiction, joined Dillinger Escape Plan on their European outing and saw their 2010 album, Cosmology, produced by Diplo. Pitchfork said singer Eva Spence is, “equally comfortable singing in a glassy, ethereal coo and a glasses-shattering screech.”
Check out the new track “Stage Knives” (https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/rolo-tomassi-stage-knives/s-518bC)
Faith No More Add Late Summer Tour Dates; Sol Invictus Physical Pre-Orders Available Now
Faith No More, who release their highly anticipated album Sol Invictuson May 19, return to North America for a late summer tour, kicking off on July 26 in Austin.
The announcement arrives as the band is about to embark on their first North American outing since 2010, with all dates sold out along the three-week trek that starts April 15 in Vancouver. Faith No More will play The Tonight Show on May 13, marking the Bay Area band’s first late night TV performance since 1995.
Sol Invictus physical pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x.
July 26 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
July 27 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
July 28 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
July 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
July 31 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
August 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 2 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 4 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 5 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 7 - Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum
Refused support July 30 to August 7
Zu launch new video, new website and announce European tour dates
Following the recent release of their brand new full length, Cortar Todo, ZU have shared a music video for the album track "Conflict Acceleration" directed by Sara D'Uva. The band have also announced the first round of European tour dates, which you can also see below.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "CONFLICT ACCELERATION"
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
02.05 - Ravenna @ Bronson
03.05 - Rome @ INIT
06.05 - Prato @ Decibel / Black Out (Free Entry)
08.05 - Torino @ Spazio211
09.05 - Chabeuil @ Rencontres entre les mondes (+King Khan and the Shrines)
10.05 - Milano @ Magnolia
12.05 - Innsbruck @ PMK (+Zeni Geva)
13.05 - Graz @ Explosiv (+Zeni Geva)
14.05 - Zagreb @ KSET (+Zeni Geva)
15.05 - Padova @ Parco della Musica
16.05 - Bologna @ Locomotiv Club
Keep up to date with all things ZU on their brand new website: www.zuism.net
Melvins announce summer tour plus reissue of “The Bulls & The Bees/Electroretard” coming June 2nd
The Melvins return to the road with the continuation of their Hold It In tour kicking off June 6 in Tucson at Club Congress. The tour announcement comes along with the June 2 reissue of “The Bulls & The Bees/Electroretard”
The Melvins released "Hold It In" in October, the 12-song album pairs Osborne and Crover with Butthole Surfers' JD Pinkus and Paul Leary. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates with labelmates Le Butcherettes opening. Le Butcherettes released Cry Is For The Flies in September and had joined the Melvins on the first leg of the Hold It In tour.
A little delay...
It seems that crazy weather that hit the East coast the past few weeks, closed down the production plants for several days and delayed the Faith No More Superhero seven-inch just a bit. It will now be in stores on Monday March 23rd.
We truly appreciate your support and understanding!
Zu premieres title track from the March 24th release of “Cortar Todo” on The Quietus
Zu are preparing to release their first new full-length in five years, titled Cortar Todo and due out via Ipecac Recordings on the rapidly approaching release date of March 23rd. The Quietus has revealed the title track, an intensely rhythmic beast that seeps industrial fluid and volatile flames of brass-bending static, and is symptomatic of the roaming, alien sounds of the album.
LISTEN TO "CORTAR TODO" AT THE QUIETUS: http://thequietus.com/articles/17252-listen-new-music-from-zu
Don't forget, you can still listen to 'Rudra Dances Over Burning Rome' at the Ipecac Soundcloud page - https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/zu-rudra-dances-over-burning-rome/s-ut0Z5
Cortar Todo reveals new dynamics from the band, the album is more direct, sharp, focussed, and more intense and musical than anything we have heard from Zu so far. Check out the artwork and track listing below.
- The Unseen War
- Rudra Dances Over Burning Rome
- Cortar Todo
- A Sky Burial
- Orbital Equilibria
- Serpens Cauda
- No Pasa Nada
- Conflict Acceleration
- Vantablack Vomitorium
In addition to the album release, we can expect a long period of touring starting in May 2015.
Faith No More Release "Sol Invictus" on May 19th
Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 19th via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.
“What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we're doing reflects where we've gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “And I think there's parts that are very powerful and there's parts that have a lot of "space." Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it's always going to sound like us. It's just what we do, that makes us feel good.“
Sol Invictus was produced by Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio.
The Bay Area band recently announced their first North American tour since 2010, with all dates sold out upon on-sale. Faith No More traveled to Australia last week, then North America in April/May followed by a European tour in June.