A recap of recent music news because I’m a maker, damnit, and I don’t have time to read and re-tweet every piece of music news during the week. And I suspect, you’re a maker, too, and similarly, don’t have time for every, tweet, like and piece, either.
Borrowing a line from a friend of mine, get ready for Chinese Democracy, Too. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine assures us the long-awaited follow-up to his band’s 1991 masterpiece, Loveless will be released by year’s end. I also hear the first commercial implementation of a flux capacitor will hit shelves in time for the Black Friday rush…Much more likely to happen is this Japanese tribute album to My Bloody Valentine, Yellow Loveless, featuring among other artists, Boris covering MBV’s “Sometimes.” That should be worth the price of the import alone.
This is definitely happening: Soundgarden’s comeback album, King Animal will be out next Tuesday. You can stream the whole thing by following this link…And You Will Know Us by The Trail of Dead and The Coathangers have teamed for a Pussy Riot cover to not only benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy but also provide funding to the Russian punk collective’s legal defense fund.
In local news, experimental sound artists, Emeralds have a new album out and a fancy profile in Scene Magazine.…Cleveland production company, Bad Racket, has announced a new compilation: Live from Bad Racket, collecting audio tracks from their live video series, also called, Live from Bad Racket…Just like the comeback city, itself, the local Cleveland music show, Inner Sanctum, can’t and won’t pass idly into the long, dark night. You can now catch it Sunday nights, from 9-11 on 87.7 Cleveland Sound.
Rounding up our round up, the Jay Reatard documentary, Better Than Something, has been released to online sites like iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and Xbox for download or streaming. Relive the legend.