Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Three O’Clock To Release 'The Hidden World Revealed' Compilation With 10 Unreleased Tracks

Los Angeles psychedelic pop quartetThe Three O’Clock have reunited for a short run of dates this April and they are celebrating their current reunion with a brand new compilation album.

Titled 'The Hidden World Revealed', the compilation will feature 10 previously unreleased tracks and spans the years 1981 to 1986, including better known songs such as "Stupid Einstein", "Jet Fighter" and "With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend" as well as previously unreleased demos and alternate takes, including a home demo of "Jennifer Only" that dates back to the band's original incarnation as The Salvation Army. 

In a news release announcing the album, drummer Danny Benair says:
"The Hidden World Revealed takes you from the early days of recording in Michael Quercio’s garage to the days leading up to Arrive Without Traveling and beyond. A combination of the well-known and the unknown. The completist guide to The Three O’Clock — ten years in the making 30 plus years of recording. . . whoosh!"
The 20-track best-of will be available on CD format and is due out June 25 on Omnivore Recordings. Check the full tracklist below.

01. All in Good Time
02. With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend
03. In Lone In Too
04. Stupid Einstein
05. Lucifer Sam
06. Rodney on the ROQ Commercial *
07. Jet Fighter
08. When Lightning Starts (Alternate Version) *
09. Sound Surrounds (Demo) *
10. Around the World
11. On My Own (with Strings) *
12. I Go Wild (Alternate Version) *
13. In My Own Time (Alternate Version) *
14. Why Cream Curdles in Orange Tea *
15. A Day in Erotica (Alternate Version) *
16. Jennifer Only (Home Demo) — The Salvation Army *
17. The Girl with the Guitar (Says Oh Yeah) (Demo) *
18. Seeing is Believing
19. Regina Caeli
20. Feel a Whole Lot Better

* Previously Unreleased

Look for The Three O'Clock at Coachella on April 14.

Listen: Primal Scream Covers For The Troggs' "I Want You" And Sonic Rendezvous Band's "City Slang"

Primal Scream celebrate Record Store Day 2013 with a limited edition 12" release, putting their own stamp on two venerable greats: The Troggs’ ‘I Want You’ and Sonic Rendezvous Band’s ‘City Slang’.

'I Want You' / 'City Slang' is set to be released on April 20th. Listen to both covers below.

Primal Scream - I Want You (Record Store Day Exclusive)


Primal Scream - City Slang (Record Store Day Exclusive)


For more information on Record Store day go to www.recordstoreday.com.

In related news, Primal Scream new album 'More Light' will be out on May 13, pre-order NOW!

Beady Eye Reveal Artwork For New Album "BE", Announce Intimate Shows

Beady Eye have revealed the artwork to their forthcoming album 'BE'

The NSFW cover was shot by photographer Harry Peccinotti, best known for his erotic work and for shooting the famous Pirelli calendars in 1968 and 1969, and sees his wife lying naked on her back.

The band have also announced three intimate live dates for those who pre-order their new album BE from the band's official store before next Monday. They'll play the Manchester Ritz on June 19, the Camden Centre in London on June 20 and  the third date is on June 22 at the ABC in Glasgow .

Watch the artwork for 'BE' below.


Beady Eye brand sophomore album 'Be' will be out on June 10. 

Visage New Album 'Hearts And Knives' Dedicated To Producer Martin Rushent

Visage have revealed that their forthcoming album 'Hearts And Knives' (their first album in 29 years) is dedicated to Martin Rushent, one of the top English record producers during the late '70s and early '80s, who died in June 2011.

In a message posted on their Facebook, Visage say:
The new Visage record 'Hearts And Knives' is dedicated Martin Rushent. 
For those of you who don’t know, Martin Rushent died in June 2011 and was one of England’s finest ever record producers. He is best known for his work producing 'Dare' by The Human League, however in his time he also worked with The Stranglers, Shirley Bassey, The Buzzcocks and many more. In 1978, shortly after formed Visage, Martin signed our first ever single 'Tar' to his Genetic Recordings record label. We went on to record our first album at his then new Genetic Studio. In those days it all was a bit embryonic; new gear, in a new studio with us learning as we went along. Martin would pop his head around the door a few times a day “Hi Chaps, how is it going?” as we struggled with some piece of studio gear.  
In 2010 we approached Martin to take on an executive producer role for our (at that time) nascent album idea. He kindly accepted and was more than happy to discuss production templates, song ideas and the general direction of the album. He was also halfway through a new version of 'Frequency 7' at the time of his death. Although Martin was unable to see his work through on 'Hearts and Knives' you may notice that some of his mantras, thoughts and ideas have percolated into the fibre of the record. The instrument choices, direction & the musical styling’s are all references to him.  
Thank you Martin for your immense help in getting us started in 1978 and everything since.
Martin Rushent (11 July 1948 – 4 June 2011)
Visage new album 'Hearts and Knives' will be out on May 20.

Camera Obscura Stream New Single "Do It Again"

Glasgow five-piece Camera Obscura have shared the audio for their new single "Do It Again". 

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and is taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'Desire Lines', which will be out on June 3rd (4th USA) via 4AD.

Their follow-up to 2009's 'My Maudlin Career' was recorded with Spoon producer Tucker Martine in Portland in late 2012. 

The record – reportedly their "most challenging to write" – boasts guest appearances from The New Pornographers' Neko Case and My Morning Jacket's Jim James.

Stream "Do It Again" below.


Desire Lines Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. This Is Love (Feels Right)
3. Troublemaker
4. William’s Heart
5. New Year’s Resolution
6. Do It Again
7. Cri Du Coeur
8. Every Weekday
9. Fifth in Line to the Throne
10. I Missed Your Party
11. Break It to You Gently
12. Desire Lines
13. Making Money

You can pre-order Camera Obscura new album 'Desire Lines' here

New Order Confirm They Are Working On New Material

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner confirmed the band are now working on new material and plan to record it soon.

In an interview with the Rolling Stone on their current US tour, Sumner said: "We're coming out in small bursts and writing in small bursts at home – so we’re constantly here whether you like us or not, we’re here to stay". 

He describes the band's most recent work as more electronic- and synthesizer-based, which they were excited to return to after their more recent guitar-heavy material. 

"That's not to say there won't be enough space on the album for enough cool guitar tracks if someone's got them," Sumner says. "I think New Order's a hybrid band and will always remain so."

This new material might happen as an album but maybe also as a series of EP's and it would be the first NEW ORDER release without bassist Peter Hook who left the band in 2007.

In the meantime enjoy the band's recent Coachella performance of 1985's "Perfect Kiss" below.

Watch: The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone Official UK Trailer

Shane Meadows' highly anticipated documentary THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE, about the legendary Manchester band, will open on 5 June across the UK and Ireland through Picturehouse Entertainment.

The release will follow a premiere on Thursday 30 May in Manchester at a location to be announced, with the band set to make a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.

Featuring unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

The documentary includes never-before-seen material spanning the band's musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.

Watch the trailer below.