As you may have already heard, Las Vegas’ favorite rockers are back from an extended break. The Killers‘ last record was Day & Age back in 2008. A few solo albums later, they are now gearing up to release their newest work, entitled Battle Born on September 17. Lead frontman Brandon Flowers, bass player Mark Stoermer, and drummer Ronnie Vannucci all put out their own projects, then all reunited again in April of last year for Lollapalooza in Chile. They went into the studio shortly afterwards,
The first single has hit the interwebs. You can listen to “Runaways” here now, and it will be on iTunes on July 17. They also recently released a teaser trailer for the new upcoming record, you can check it out here now.
The name originates from the phrase on their home state Nevada’s flag. And it also happens to double as the name of the their studio. Other songs confirmed already are “Here With Me,” “Flesh & Bone,” “Heart of a Girl” and, “Carry Me Home”, with the full tracklisting set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
According to Gibson.com, singer Brandon Flowers last month elaborated of the of the title, saying: “In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better.” Drummer Ronnie Vanucci added: “It’s living up to its title. This is our difficult fourth record.” On Wednesday, Flowers spoke to BBC DJ Zane Lowe and said of “Runaways” online debut: “I’m guilty of checking, seeing what the scoop is. I want people to like it, so I’m kind of curious as to what the reaction is. I’ve always felt good about this song. It’s exciting to think that we’re gonna be playing again – we want people to hear this new stuff.”
When they get around to touring this time, they will unfortunately be without touring saxophone player and long time friend Tommy Marth, who died earlier this year.
One of our favorite bands we have watched grow and blossom over the past 2 years is the Dirty Heads. Starting off as a local KROQ staple, they joined forces to collaborate with Rome, the new singer of Sublime With Rome, and the rest is history. Now you can see them on MTV, and on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Last night, the guys made their 2nd appearance on the ABC late night show. They seem to have a new keyboard player with them here. We aren’t yet sure who he is, or how often he will be joining the band. Here are both songs they performed, and below them are current tour dates. We also just confirmed another in person interview with the band next month, stay tuned! We will try and find out about the keyboard player.
CHIODOS ANNOUNCES SUMMER AND FALL TOUR DATES FEATURING REUNITED LINEUP INCLUDING VOCALIST CRAIG OWENS AND DRUMMER DERRICK FROST
Last week I jumped at the opportunity to connect with Radioinactive, a LA underground hip-hop scene vet and key member of legendary crews like the Dirty Loop collaborative, Shape Shifters and Log Cabin (which featured Murs, Eligh and Scarab who should be familiar to the Paid Dues or Rock The Bells concert-going crowd). During our convo, he schooled me on the LA 90′s underground hip-hop scene which revolved around the historic Good Life Cafe, a health food store in south central LA that had open mics rumored to have the likes of Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg also come through. I also discovered that in his career he’s gotten to open for Onyx,the Fu-Schnickens, Suicidal Tendencies, Cypress Hill, House of Pain and Eminem. Plus how could someone who’s a world traveler and has rapped in pig latin and like a goat ala George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, not be interesting?
Peep the “Bury Me Standing” video and interview clips below. Look for Radioinactive on Facebook and on Twitter, @radioinactive1!
New York, NY (July 10, 2012) – Abandoned Pools release their long-awaited third album, Sublime Currency on August 28, 2012 via Tooth & Nail Records. Sublime Currency is the culmination of the eleven-year journey of Tommy Walter, the songwriter and musician who began the project after leaving eels. Abandoned Pools will play a rare club appearance for their CD release when they headline The Roxy in Hollywood on September 15.
Tommy Walter was bassist and co-founder of the critically acclaimed band The Eels, who sold well over a million copies of the debut album, Beautiful Freak. Sublime Currency is the follow up to Abandoned Pools’ 2005 release Armed to the Teeth, a disc that revealed a songwriter grappling with confusion and darkness. Now, Tommy has answered his own questions, finding solace in his faith and recent marriage. Read more
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PROJECT 86 PREMIERE NEW SONG, “SOTS,” ON REVOLVERMAG.COM
July 10, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – In anticipation for the upcoming album release of Wait For the Siren on August 21, devout rock band Project 86 has premiered a new track, “SOTS,” today, exclusively on RevolverMag.com. Wait For the Siren is currently available for preorder in a variety of exclusive bundles now at: http://project86.zambooie.com/, and will be available in stores and digitally on iTunes, Amazon and all major online retailers on August 21.
Listen to “SOTS” from Wait For The Siren now on RevolverMag.com: http://bit.ly/NiD48z Read more
Already armed with a fantastic history or legendary covers, the Easy Star All-Stars were already headed for the Reggae/Dub Hall Of Fame.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti have revealed a new and original song from forthcoming album, Mature Themes, out August 21st. The song, “Only In My Dreams,” was given its global debut on Los Angeles radio stalwart KCRW’s Morning Becomes Electric show today, and a free MP3 can now be downloaded from 4AD.com. The band has also added European tour dates to their Fall / Winter schedule, see below for all upcoming shows.
“Only In My Dreams” is the Los Angeles act’s most dazzling and melodic pop song thus far, recalling the upbeatness of The Kinks and vocal harmonics of 10cc, and offering a very different side to the band that brought the world “Round and Round,” which was crowned Song of the Year by Pitchfork in 2010. The follows in the footsteps of “Baby,” originally recorded by Donnie and Joe Emerson in 1979.
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It’s official, Tame Impala have a brand new album on the way. We can hear the swoons, sighs of relief and fist pumps from here. Lonerism will be the groups first outing since 2010′s Innerspeaker and it will be here in October. Now catch your breath.