I have just learned via Pitchfork of a new highly anticipated album due out next year. It’s from a new group called Mister Heavenly that consists of…wait for it…
Nick Thorburn (frontman of Islands)
Joe Plummer (drummer of Modest Mouse)
and main Man Man man Honus Honus
Talking to Spinner recently, Honus Honus said that the new band would occupy some aesthetic middle ground between his own work and Thorburn’s: “It actually sounds like a mash-up of our two styles. For the Man Man stuff, if you like our doo-wop-y stuff, ‘Doo Right’ or ‘Ice Dogs,’ that vein. If you like what Nick does, the stripped-down pop stuff and the Unicorns stuff, it’s like that.” A press release gives that style a name: “doom-wop”. We’ll have to see if the term catches on.
Tonight, the band heads out a small tour opening for Passion Pit. Their last show has them headlining in Salt Lake City!
11-30 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
12-01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
12-02 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
12-03 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
12-04 Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre
12-05 San Diego, CA – Soma
12-07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
12-08 Santa Barbara, CA – The Granada Theater
12-09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
12-10 Salt Lake City, UT – Kirby Court
The new Hot Hot Heat album Future Breeds will be out June 8 through Dangerbird Records.
The band’s fourth album is a call to action. After leaving their previous label, the foursome stripped away all the unnecessary elements in their lives, built their own studio in Vancouver, and emerged renewed and recharged. The resulting record is at once propulsive and volcanic, and fueled, as ever, by candy-coated melodies that hurl you through Bays’ lyrical world.
Over the years, the Canadian band has delivered their kinetic brand of rock and roll live to thousands, toured the world with bands such as Modest Mouse, Kings Of Leon, The Walkmen and Queens of the Stone Age, and released several albums, garnering praise from everyone from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone and Spin who described their sound as “aggressively exuberant funk-punk.”
Here’s the tracklist for all to see:
3. Times A Thousand
5. Goddess On The Prairie
6. Zero Results
7. Future Breeds
8. JFK’s LSD
10. Buzinezz Az Uzual
11. What Is Rational?
12. Nobody’s Accusing You (Of Having A Good Time)
I’ve got loads of music news today; but it’s all going to be quite random…so brace yourselves.
FIRST of all, I’d like to mention that Modest Mouse is releasing an 8-track EP today called No One’s First, and You’re Next. They aren’t totally new songs, but rather new versions of outtakes from previous albums. Probably a good thing for anyone that isn’t very familiar with MM’s older stuff. Yes, they did exist before “Float On”.
Next, but of little importance, is the “comeback” of Limp Bizkit. I really have nothing to say about it, I’m only mentioning it because I just read a brief article of their reunion. If YOU are interested in reading more about it, then here’s the link I was looking at: “Limp Bizkit to Make U.S. Comeback, For Some Reason”
RATATAT will be releasing a new album sometime soon, though at this time, I don’t know when (and it’s bugging me!). What I DO know, is that Kid Cudi (the guy that does that song “Day n’ Nite”) is a fan. I like Kid Cudi’s popular single, but I did do a run through on his album and I think it might be the only song I really like. BUT, that’s not to say that others will like it. Plus, who knows? Maybe it’ll grow on me. I will say that Kid Cudi is much cooler than I originally thought just because Ratatat is an inspiration to him. And that the duo collaborated on Cudi’s debut Man on the Moon: The End of the Day (release date: September 15).
Other albums coming out in the near future:
August 18th – Cascada, Sean Paul, and Division Day (which I will be reviewing)
August 24th – David Guetta
August 25th – Imogen Heap, Matisyahu, Mew, Arctic Monkeys, and Jet
September 1st – Datarock