“Riot in My House” – Mark Lanegan Band Yes, I just made a “Why isn’t everyone a raving Mark Lanegan fan yet?” post a couple of months ago, but I just started a new day job, and Lanegan’s rumbling tones have been helping ease my re-entry at the end of the work day (the album version of that killer live track above is particularly good for shaking off the effects of fluorescent lighting and conversations with normal people). And there is a bit of news to include: Lanegan has collaborated with British multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood and the result, an album called Black Pudding, is slated for release on April 16. April 2 will see a deluxe reissue of Mad Season’s sole album Above and will include a track featuring Lanegan called “Locomotive”. You can hear the song at Rolling Stone. Mark will be opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on a run of Australian dates: Sat. March 2 SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL Melbourne, VIC Sun. March 3 THEBARTON THEATRE Adelaide, NSW Wed. March 6 RED HILL AUDITORIUM Perth, WA Fri. March 8 RIVERSTAGE, Brisbane, QLD Sat. March 9 ENMORE, Sydney A few more songs on the way … Continue reading
Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers dropped by Hear Ya! to record a live session that you can listen to and download. Liars premiered their video for “WIXIW” at Entertainment Weekly, of all places. The Jimmy Cliff classic “The Harder They Come” is up on YouTube. Elton John will appear on the next Queens of the Stone Age album. No, really. The new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Push the Sky Away, is streaming on half of the interweb this morning, including at NPR.org, The Guardian, and Fact. A bunch of Joey Ramone’s belongings are going on the auction block. Check out a great short film on the New Orleans bounce scene. Finally, meditate on a personal story of an encounter with Johnny Cash.
Open Culture has some punk education for you in the form of two documentaries, Punk: The Early Years and Punk’s Not Dead. This is a little old (in internet time) now, but in case you haven’t seen it, check out the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds video for “We No Who U R” over at Spacelab. Wildlife have a new album coming out February 26. The lead single, “Born To Ruin”, is fantastic. Check it out below. Wildlife – Born to Ruin by waxrecords