STEELY DAN Do It Again With New Live Albums

27 July 2021

Band: STEELY DAN (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)
Who: Donald Fagen (age 73) and the late Walter Becker
(20 February 1950 – 3 September 2017)

Active (as a duo): 1971–1981, 1993–2017 / 9 albums

When his musical companion passed away Fagen promised to
“keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the
Steely Dan band.”

New live albums: Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!
and The Nightfly Live (Donald Fagen’s 1982 debut solo LP)

Out: CD & Digital on 24 September and 180g-vinyl on 1 October

Order info: here

The Steely Dan Band will take
the road again in the Fall. Dates here

Donald Fagen‘s 1982 solo LP
The Nightfly

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STEELY DAN: Facebook

Coming Soon… New THE KILLERS Album

26 July 2021

Band: THE KILLERS (Las Vegas)
Active: Since 2001, for 20 years now.
7 studio albums (including the new one)

New album: PRESSURE MACHINE
Out: 13 August – order info here

Brandon Flowers
(frontman): “I had a lot of time on my hands.
Before I’d normally be gearing up to tour, all of that time has gone
back into writing more songs. It’s been pretty fruitful.”

2022 Tour

My special Killers memory – Brussels, 2004 – max 100 people in a 150 cap. club

Coming Soon… BOB DYLAN: Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16

22 July 2021

Artist: BOB DYLAN
The troubadour celebrated his 80th birthday this year.
Active: Since 1961, yes, 60 (!) years / 39 studio albums (so far)

Album: (Take a deep breath) BOB DYLAN: SPRINGTIME
IN NEW YORK – The Bootleg Series 1980-1985

Info: The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg
Series
revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalog, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter
and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985.

In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing
and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog. Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan’s albums Shot Of Love (1981), Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances, and more.

Content: Deluxe 5-CD package, also available in 2-CD and 2-LP highlight editions, will feature 54 previously unreleased recordings, including outtakes, rehearsal recordings,
and live performances from Dylan’s early-’80s albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque.

Out: 17 September 2021
Pre-order: here

More info and tracklist: here

The original of Jokerman, the opener of Infidels

Star-Studded VELVET UNDERGROUND Tribute Album In September

16 July 2021

Album: I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR: A TRIBUTE TO THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

What: A star-studded (see tracklist below) tribute to iconic band
The Velvet Underground
, and more specific to their 1967
masterpiece debut LP.

Release: 24 September via Verve Records

Producer: Hal Willner, a longtime Saturday Night Live co-operator. He passed away last year due to complications from COVID-19 at the age of, only, 64. He had just finished working on an all-star T. Rex tribute LP (AngelHeadedHipster came out last September). Furthermore, he was also the driving force behind this VU tribute longplayer.

Here’s the first taster with Kurt Vile covering track 5
Run Run Run. Pretty cool version. Good job, Kurt.

Listen here…

Tracklist

1. Michael Stipe – “Sunday Morning”
2. Matt Berninger – “I’m Waiting For The Man”
3. Sharon Van Etten – “Femme Fatale” (Feat. Angel Olsen)
4. Andrew Bird & Lucius – “Venus In Furs”
5. Kurt Vile & The Violators – “Run Run Run”
6. St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett – “All Tomorrow’s Parties”
7. Thurston Moore – “Heroin” (Feat. Bobby Gillespie)
8. King Princess – “There She Goes Again”
9. Courtney Barnett – “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
10. Fontaines D.C. – “The Black Angel’s Death Song”
11. Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney – “European Son”

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: Discography

Coming Soon… New Album By The Swedish Residents ‘GOAT’

7 July 2021


(Photo Credit: Andreas Johansson)

Band: GOAT
Who: Formed in 2012, the experimental band’s anonymous members
claimed to hail from the remote and cursed village of Korpilombo in northern
Sweden
, where inhabitants had for centuries been devoted to a form of voodoo
introduced by a traveling witch doctor – there was no one else on earth quite
like them. They have delivered 3 studio albums so far.

New album: HEADSOUP
Info: A globetrotting acid trip of an album, collecting rarities spanning
the band’s career – standalone singles, B-sides and two brand new tracks.

Out: 27th August 2021 via Rocket Recordings
Order info: here

These out-of-this-world voodoo priests remind me of those other weirdos,
Louisiana-based The Residents as both bands wear masks since day 1, and
we have no clue who they really are. But that’s actually the only similarity as
The Residents are a one-eyeball-prog-rock-opera ensemble who is totally
unpredictable but harmless, whereas GOAT is a mind-bewitching psych-o-delic
tribe who put a spell on you and you never know what happens next. Spooky!

Ahead of Headsoup comes new single Queen Of The Underground. A puzzling-electrifying trance groove moving like a vicious snake climbing out of its basket.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will love this to death.

Be ready

GOAT: Facebook

HEADSOUP out 27 August – order info here

Deluxe Edition Of 2014 Debut Album ‘STREET VENOM’ By DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

4 July 2021

Band: DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
Who: Garage rock fury from Los Angeles, led by
vocalist/guitarist/organist and charismatic voodoo
doll Bonnie Bloomgarden, fabricating Californian
doom boogie.
Active since 2013 / 4 albums so far

Debut album STREET VENOM – released in 2014, only on
a small run of cassettes – comes back 30th July, for the first
time on vinyl, courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records.

This deluxe edition is a fully remixed and remastered version
of Street Venom plus two bonus tracks. The initial vinyl pressing
is limited to 2000 copies—1,500 on Satan’s Fingerprint (retail only),
300 on Full Moon Fever, and 200 on Eye of the Beholder (both available
only direct from the label store and Bandcamp). A digital issue is
also obtainable. More info right HERE.


I still love you, Bonnie (photo by Turn Up The Volume)

To get in the right mood, the band shared a psychedelia-colored
video clip for Sanitarium Blues, one of the album’s highlights.

Bonnie Bloomgarden about the song…

“When I was a kid, I ended up in a mental institution after trying to finish my life!
I eventually found out that I am bipolar and extremely empathetic. Life just got too intense/scary to know how to deal with alone! I didn’t know how to get help or that
help would work… This song is about my stay at the institution! The combination of
stuff I do that is currently keeping me alive/balanced is taking antidepressants,
walking a lot, meditating, therapy, plant medicine, space from humans, and my dog.”

Listen/watch here below…

Original album…


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DVG: Facebook

(concert pics by Turn Up The Volume)

Coming Soon… RINGO STARR’s 81th Birthday

29 June 2021

Imperishable Beatle legend RINGO STARR posted a video message for
his – still countless number – of fans worldwide and asked everybody,
everywhere to think, say or post #peaceandlove at Noon their local
time on July 7th to fulfil his 81th birthday wish.

The tradition started in 2008 after being asked by a
reporter what he would like for his birthday. He said
Peace and Love.

Ringo wants a little help from his friends…

He looks rather 61 than 81

RINGO STARR: Facebook

Coming Soon – Live Vinyl EP ‘VIVIR EN LA HABANA’ By BLONDIE

19 June 2021

Band: BLONDIE
Active: 1974–1982, 1997–present
11 studio albums (so far)

New EP: VIVIR EN LA HABANA
Info: Live versions of 6 Blondie songs recorded when
the band played in Cuba for the very first time in 2019.
It’s the soundtrack to the Short Docu of the same name,
which premiered some days ago in the UK.

The Tide Is High
Long Time
Wipe Off My Sweat
Heart Of Glass
Rapture
Dreaming

Out: 16 July 2021
Order info: here
Taster: The Tide Is High

BLONDIE: Website

Out 16th July

FOO FIGHTERS Massive Fans Of BEE GEES Legends

19 June 2021

Since FOO FIGHTERS shared a cover of the BEE GEES‘ mega hit
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING earlier this year we know that Dave
Grohl
and co are big fans of the Gibb Brothers‘ harmonies.

And the Foos are taking it a step further with a limited vinyl LP, titled
HAIL SATIN, with 5 Bee Gees covers, but also 5 live versions of Medicine
at Midnight
(their newest album) tracks. This special issue will be out on
Record Store Day, 17 July. More info here.

The promo clip for the album…

For the occasion FF call themselves
the DEE GEES and cover…

“You Should Be Dancing”
“Night Fever”
“Tragedy”
“More Than a Woman”

plus Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing”

Here’s a taster…

RECORD STORE DAY: Website

Coming Soon… New JAKE BUGG Album – Hear The Singles Here

11 May 2021

Artist: JAKE BUGG (UK)
Active since 2011 – 4 albums so far

New album: SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING – 5th LP
Release date: 20 August 2021
Order facilities: here

Info: ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ marks a bold and exciting new chapter
for Jake Bugg. His 5th studio album is filled with catchy guitar hooks, rhythmic
base lines & anthemic choruses giving the record a huge euphoric feel. Cleverly
set against more introspective songs with beautifully crafted lyrics, the album
plays with a spectrum of emotions that we can all relate to.”

Jake Bugg: “The most fun I’ve ever had making a record.”

Singles: Lost / Kiss Like The Sun / All I Need

– LOST –

– KISS LIKE THE SUN –

– ALL I NEED –

JAKE BUGG: Facebook