Friday, December 04, 2015

Dust Announce Debut Album 'Agony Planet', Share New Single "Breeding Pit"

Brooklyn-based dance/production trio DUST (comprised of audio engineer Michael Sherburn, DIY nightlife entrepreneur John Barclay and multi-disciplinary artist Greem Jellyfish) have announced that they will release their debut full length, 'Agony Planet' on January 22 via on Mike Simonetti's new 2MR imprint.

Immersed in Brooklyn's DIY rave community, all three members held roles in the genesis of notable extinct venues 285 Kent and Trip House, and now Bossa Nova Civic Club. In 2012 Sherburn and Barclay joined forces to found DUST and were joined shortly thereafter by Jellyfish; the following year they released their first 12", "Onset of Decimation," on Mannequin. Between 2013 and 2015, they released several more 12", two on Mannequin, as well as one for Sci-Fi & Fantasy and one for 2MR.

'Agony Planet' is "an unrelenting and bold debut from a trio not afraid to explore the dark caverns of the underground", and features thirteen tracks, spanning in genre from digital hardcore, dungeon techno, and celestial ambience, are all held together by a theme of extravagant extraterrestrial warfare. Club-savvy techno engineering accompanied by frontwoman Greem Jellyfish’s bizarre monologues and warped screams beckon listeners on a journey through the occult mysticism of the nightmarish and torturous deep ocean of an alien hell. 

The band have also shared their sick new single "Breeding Pit".

Pre-order the record here, check out the tracklist and listen to "Breeding Pit" below.

01. Breeding Pit
02. Alien Prey
03. Xenocide
04. The Alien Is Contracting
05. Tell Me
06. Kolobos
07. Venus
08. Message from Enoch
09. Wasteland
10. She Woke Up In Water
11. Acid Bath
12. Hellbound
13. The Alien Is Contracting (Digital Bonus Beat)


New Entry: Trails and Ways Reveal New Single "Escape"

Oakland, CA indie rock/pop band Trails and Ways have revealed their new catchy single "Escape".

About the track, vocalist/guitarist Keith Brower Brown told sfweekly: "This is one from the album sessions that we recorded in a more live style, all of us playing, looking at each other in our small practice room. It is about "the strength — and even triumph — it feels like to look back and sense you've started to make a better, more honest life for yourself than you thought you could." 

Stream the track below.


Watch: Hooton Tennis Club Air "Always Coming Back 2 You" New Video

Liverpool lo-fi/pop garage band Hooton Tennis Club have aired the video for their current single "Always Coming Back 2 You".

The is taken from the band's debut album 'Highest Point in Cliff Town', released back in August via Heavenly Recordings. Grab it here.

The video was directed by Douglas Hart. Watch it below.


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Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland Dies, Aged 48

Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away Thursday night in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. 

Weiland's dead has been confirmed on his official Facebook page.

He was born Scott Richard Kline in San Jose, California; he changed his name at age five after his stepfather adopted him. He moved to Ohio as a child but came back to California for college. There, in Long Beach, he met future STP bassist Robert DeLeo at a 1985 Black Flag show. Legend has it that after talking for a while, they both figured out that they were dating the same girl. The band formed shortly thereafter, first taking the name Mighty Joe Young. The band spent a few years playing around San Diego and eventually changed their name.

Stone Temple Pilots' 1992 debut, "Core," has sold more than 8 million units in the United States. Their hits include "Vasoline," ''Interstate Love Song" and "Plush," which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.

In 1995, he was arrested after deputies found him carrying crack and heroin. He pleaded guilty to felony heroin possession in 1998. And his arrests for drug possession and stints in rehab led the Stone Temple Pilots to cancel tour dates and contributed to their 2003 breakup.

After the band split, Weiland joined former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum and former Wasted Youth guitarist Dave Kushner to form the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Weiland departed Velvet Revolver in 2008 to join the reunited Stone Temple Pilots.

RIP Scott Weiland