* The Patrick Carney side project, Drummer, consisting entirely of Akron area drummers playing other instruments than drums (Except for the one drummer who has to play the drums in the band) will be released September, 29th on Audio Eagle Records. Another preview track, “Feel Good Together” is available for download now via Pitchfork.
* Speaking of side projects, the new Jack White band, Dead Weather, has an album due out next week and the fine young men at Buddyhead have posted a couple from said album.
* New Robert Pollard releases aren’t exactly the things of news, since let’s be honest, there’s a new Pollard release every other month. Yet, when that new release is by his new band, Boston Spaceships, who happen to be his most successful project of recent years, then, yes, it is news. From 0 to 99 will be out October 6th on GBV Records.
* Fresh off his stint playing with Modest Mouse, The Smith’s Johnny Marr has joined forces with the UK band, The Cribs for their latest long player, Ignore the Ignorant. For a limited time, you can download the album track “We Were Aborted,” from the Cribs’ website. And while the UK release date for Ignore the Ignorant is set for this September, it probably won’t be available state side until late this fall or early winter.
* Lastly, I want to leave you with one very rad concert announcement. The Detroit proto-punk band Death, whose lone release was re-issued on Drag City Records earlier this year, will be making a very rare live appearance at The Beachland Ballroom on Sunday, September 29th. If you’re unfamiliar with their story, I highly suggest checking out Mike Rubin’s piece, “This Band Was Punk Before Punk Was Punk,” published earlier this year for the New York Times. And come to think of it, I highly suggest checking out that album, For The Whole World to See, too.