Coming Soon… New Album By THE WAR ON DRUGS

15 August 2021

Artist: THE WAR ON DRUGS (Philadelphia)
Adam Granduciel‘s highly successful band.

Active: Since 2005 / 4 studio albums (so far) with
A Deeper Understanding as the most recent one,
already 4 years ago.

New album: I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Info: “An uncommon rock album about one
of our most common but daunting processes,
resilience in the face of despair.”

Release: 29 October 2021
Order info: here

Lead single

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TRACKLIST

01. “Living Proof”
02. “Harmonia’s Dream”
03.“Change”
04. “I Don’t Wanna Wait”
05. “Victim”
06. “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”
07. “Old Skin”
08. “Wasted”
09. “Rings Around My Father’s Eyes”
10. “Occasional Rain”

THE WAR ON DRUGS: Facebook

SOULFUL SUNDAY With Brand New Album By Old Byrd DAVID CROSBY

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

25 July 2021

DAVID CROSBY: one of the former Byrds nightingales and one of
the legendary CSN & Y voices has a new solo LP out called FOR FREE.

Although it sounds to my ears as if this could have been a characteristic
Crosby record from the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc… the press is pretty euphoric.

NME gives it a 5/5 score: “If ‘For Free’ does prove a parting gift, it’s as fitting as
any, an album that can only be made after a life lived. And it’s another glimmering
triumph from the counterculture great.”

And American Songwriter rewards the 79-year-old troubadour (turning 80
next month) with a 4/5: “Clearly, Crosby’s content with where he still resides, an
artist whose drive and determination remain as emphatic as ever. With For Free,
David Crosby soars on his own satisfaction.”

Anyway, it’s a fine album for lazy Sundays like this one…

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DAVID CROSBY: FacebookAll Solo Albums

Coming Soon… VAN WEEZER Album

19 April 2021

Band: WEEZER
Active: 1992–1998, 2000–present
15 albums (so far)

Album: VAN WEEZER – 15th LP

Note 1: The album is dedicated to the late Eddie Van Halen
Note 2: Recordings started in 2019 and a release was planned
for a 15 May 2020 release, but postponed for a year, until next
month.

Release: 7 May 2021 – only 4 1/2 months after
their previous excellent album OK Human.

Singles: Hero / The End Of The Game / Beginning Of The End

– HERO –

– THE END OF THE GAME –

– BEGINNING OF THE END –

WEEZER: Facebook

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – Turn Up The Volume’s 7 Best Albums First Trimester 2021

The 7 best albums Turn Up The Volume had on repeat the first 3 months of 2021.

‘FULL SPECTRUM’ by THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA (Singapore/Italy)

Released: 26th February – debut LP

TUTV said: Manimal and Samara are a poetallica sensation. A new laser light at the end of
a mythical tunnel where anything can happen. Imagine Sylvia Plath fronting a theatrical and mind-challenging psychedelic noise band. Their debut album is a multi-faceted opus in sound and vision. Compelling poetry exploring life, death, birth, past, present, and future embedded
in a titanic thunder and lighting symphony going from perplexing metal to chill-out ambient. The final result is at times jaw-dropping, at times weirdly confusing, at times dumbfounding
but always flabbergasting and fascinating. When surreality becomes reality you know something is about to happen.

Key single: Psychopath’s Monologue…


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Stream album here…

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‘SURVIVORS’ by ONISM E (San Antonio / NYC)

Released: 19th February

TUTV wrote: Gusto, high-spiritedness and anxiety are the keywords here.
This warm-blooded record is a heart-rending reflection of the group’s state of
2021 mind. A galvanizing collection of cohesive poignant emo songs influenced by
the disturbing way our troubled world is handling human issues, once-in-a-lifetime
dramas, and the personal turmoil of frontwoman Chavez. Her soul-stirring and
powerful (Aretha Franklin / young Tina Turner) voice, weeping guitars, and the
electrical intensity are at times overwhelming and heartbreaking. Impressive!

Key track: Stay


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Stream/buy album here…


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‘PUTAIN ROYALE‘ by PINK ROOM (Belgium)

Released: 12 March 2021 – second LP

TUTV wrote: “The essential message of this new powerhouse album is loud and clear:
noise-challenging turbo Pink Room is here to stay! Their tsunami energy is beyond any
decibel regulation. Again, loudmouth Bart Cocquyt leads the rip-roaring troops. As I said
before his vocal range is out-of-this-world. He easily could front a death metal band (Stay Black/Stay White) or a Nirvana reunion (Losing/Skin) or kick Ozzy Osbourne‘s ass (Hail Satan). Expect ear-shattering jackhammers, over-the-top frenzy, and an overall sonic lockdown paranoia.”

Key single: Losing

Stream album here…

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‘IS 4 LOVERS’ by DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 (Canada)

Released: 26 March 2021 – 4th LP

TUTV wrote: “The masters of drone rock are back, and they’re getting better over the years. Gigantic fuzz and buzz jackhammers but also some softer – yes, since they became fathers they let their heart & soul speak/play more – stuff. This stunning work will end up on many end-of-the-year lists.”

Key single: One + One

Stream album here…

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‘i became birds’ by home is where (florida, us)

Released: 5 March 2021

tutv wrote: “i’m damn sure this incredible punch-powered-punk-passion turbo was here before, about 40 years ago, inspiring bored kids like black flag , shellac, melvins, jello biafra, and other anarchist snotnoses, to leave home, steal guitars and drums in order to have some wild fun while scaring bad people with their deafening racket that’ll teach those old-fashioned adults watching fox.news all day long. so here they are back again, inspiring young social media junkies to steal guitars and drums instead of watching their phones all day long. home is where it all starts when you have no money to rent a smelly rehearsal room to rock your heads off. so you move into your own smelly basement and scream your poor lungs to pieces. listen up all you lost teenagers out there, play i became birds over and over again ’cause these hungry florida misfits can and will save your lives.”

Key track: sewn together from the membrane of the great sea cucumber


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Stream/buy here…


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‘CARNAGE’ by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS (Australia)

Released: 25 February

TUTV wrote: “A mix of the romantic crooner and the haunting crooner. Growing with every spin. Compelling orchestrations, classical arrangements, with Ellis showing his musical skills once more. Can’t remember when Cave made an average album. Did he, actually? Okay, Carnage once again on my headphones.”

Key track: White Elephant

Stream album here…

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‘WE… ARE DOOMED’ by THE IRRATIONAL LIBRARY (The Netherlands)

Released: 15 January

TUTV wrote: “The rap and roll venom of Rage Against The Machine, the fuck-you-hypocrites grimness of Black Flag, the punky saxophone of X-Ray-Spex, the sharp poetic spit and sneer anarchy of Mark. E. Smith, the challenging spirit of an open-minded-plainspoken-asskicking-anti-establishement-and-other-scumbags force of doom and gloom. Sounds exactly like 2020/2021, like the end of the world as we know it, but also like an album that’s going
to be on my earphones for a long time.”

Title track: We… Are Doomed

Stream album here…

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Still Rockin’ In The Free World – Another NEIL YOUNG Live Album ‘WAY DOWN IN THE RUST BUCKET’ Out Now

18 March 2021

Living legend NEIL YOUNG released another live album and concert film, titled
WAY DOWN IN THE RUST BUCKET a few weeks ago. From a 1990 concert with
Crazy Horse in Santa Cruz, California after his 18th LP Ragged Glory appeared.

Who needs another Neil Young live longplayer? Well nobody, but as he is one of
my all-time favorite singer/songwriters/rockers in the free world, it’s fun to hear
a set of great songs played live – at a high-quality level – for the first time.

Pitchfork says: “This joyous live document flips the energy of 1991’s Weld on its head, swapping out incendiary arena rockers for oddball picks and warm, woolly vibes… For a
dirty, grungy rock’n’roll band, there’s no better place to hold communion than the local
pub, where the separation between artist and audience can be so thin, it may as well be nonexistent. Maybe that’s why Way Down in the Rust Bucket feels so transcendent:
It captures the world’s greatest bar band in their spiritual home.”

Full review here. Score: 8/10.

The special issue contains a 4xLP box set, a 2xCD set and a deluxe edition
box set, with the latter format including a DVD, four LPs, and two CDS.
A digital release is also coming via the official Neil Young Archives site.

Trailer for the accompanying film of the show…

Full album…

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NEIL YOUNG: Website

Coming Soon… New ‘MY NAME IS IAN’ Album


15 March 2021

Band: MY NAME IS IAN
Who: Alt-electronic trio from Wales

Album: FANTASTIC COMPANY
Release: 4 June 2021 via Bubblewrap Collective

Info: “The band’s standard ‘prolific-and-terrific’ approach, culminating in no less than 18 releases since 2010, has been put to one side, with their latest being written and recorded over two years. The resultant LP takes a substantive shift from the garage-pop of previous records and leaps double-footed into a charmingly wonky, indie-dance parallel universe where almost anything seems possible.”

Lead-single: FOR LOVE
Imagine Talking Heads going dance with Nile ‘Chic’ Rodgers on guitar. Only one eye wink
and this crazily funky earworm makes your head rotate like a glimmering disco ball. This
is an incredibly vitalizing injection of addictive rapture. Shake your booty here…


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Also on Spotify

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I AM IAN: Website

Coming Soon… PAUL McCARTNEY With A Little Help From His Friends

12 March 2021

Last December, beetle Paul McCartney released his acclaimed
McCartney III LP, a follow-up to his 1970 solo debut McCartney
and 1980’s McCartney II.

He now broke the news that McCartney III Imaged is on its way.
An album of covers and remixes by an impressive cast of artists such as
Damon Albarn, Blood Orange, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Beck, Anderson,
Paak, Idris Elba, Khruangbin, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Josh Homme
& more.

Here’s a first taster. A remixed version of
The Kiss Of Venus with rapper Dominic Fike.

Check it out…

Tracklist

01 “Find My Way” (Feat. Beck)
02 “The Kiss Of Venus” (Dominic Fike)
03 “Pretty Boys” (Feat. Khruangbin)
04 “Women And Wives (St. Vincent Remix)”
05 “Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix)”
06 “Seize The Day” (Feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
07 “Slidin’ (EOB Remix)”
08 “Long Tailed Winter Bird (Damon Albarn Remix)”
09 “Lavatory Lil” (Josh Homme)
10 “When Winter Comes (Anderson .Paak Remix)”
11 “Deep Deep Feeling (3D RDN Remix)”
12 “Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix)”*
* Physical release exclusive track

McCartney III Imagined is out 16 April.
Order info here.

The original III

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MACCA: Facebook

Coming Soon…. MAXÏMO PARK With New Album ‘NATURE ALWAYS WINS’

5 January 2021

Band: MAXÏMO PARK (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

Album: NATURE ALWAYS WIN – their 7th album
Release: 26th February 2021 – Pre-order facilities here.

Frontman PAUL SMITH: “I’ve always wanted to reflect the time that each record is made in, and not hark back to anything. Whilst it paints a bit of a sorry picture of Britain in terms of more obvious things in the lyrics like ‘the libraries are closing down‘ and ‘the island’s revolted‘, there is this yearning for a simpler time. Those places are still out there, you’re able to access them and you don’t necessarily need to be nostalgic. There’s enough hope all around us.”

The topnotch singles: Child Of The Flatlands / I Don’t Know What I’m Doing / Baby, Sleep

– CHILD OF THE FLATLANDS –

– I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING –

– BABY, SLEEP –

MAXÏMO PARK: Facebook