Modest Mouse to release new song at the end of the month

It looks like Modest Mouse is ready to give fans some new tunes. On Thursday (March 21), the Washington-founded band announced plans to release a brand new song at the end of the month. Titled “Poison the Well,” the new single is due out digitally on March 29.

The confirmation comes a week or so after fans began to receive cryptic puzzle pieces in the mail. Thanks to social media, those who did not receive puzzles in the mail were able to see what the band had up their sleeve.

As per images uploaded onto social media, the puzzles came in a drawstring bag with directions that read “Assemble my insides to reveal the advertisement.” Another message accompanied the bundle which read, “‘Poison the Well’ will arrive 3.29.”

This isn’t the first time the band mailed out cryptic messages to announce major news. In 2014, they pulled a similar stunt when they announced the release of their sixth studio album, Strangers to Ourselves. The group mailed test pressings of the album’s lead single, “Lampshades on Fire,” as well as a note announcing the name of the single, the name of the album, and the record’s release date.

“Poison the Well” is the band’s first new song in four years. Modest Mouse’s last studio effort was 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves.

In addition to “Poison the Well,” the act also revealed that they will be taking part in this year’s Record Store Day. Their contribution to the annual music lover’s holiday will include a triangular mint-green 7-inch record which will feature “Poison the Well” on the A-side of the record and a previously unreleased track on the B-side.

Record Store Day will take place on April 13.

Modest Mouse made headlines earlier this month when they were announced as the special guest on the Black Keys’ “Let’s Rock” fall tour.

The upcoming excursion begins on Sept. 21 at the Life is Beautiful music festival in Las Vegas and concludes two months later on Nov. 24 at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Shannon and the Clams, Repeat Repeat, and Jessy Wilson will open on select dates.

The full “Let’s Rock” tour itinerary can be found here.

Florence and the Machine will reportedly release new song for Record Store Day

Could new Florence and the Machine music be closer than we all originally anticipated? If fans are to believe what was posted on a Dutch Record Store Day website, then the answer is yes. Over the weekend, Stereogum reported that the United Kingdom-founded act will release their first new song in almost two years just in time for the annual music lovers’ holiday.

According to the article, which notes that the original posting was taken down, Florence and the Machine’s new song will be titled “Sky Full of Song.” The new song will come in the form of  a clear, 7-inch vinyl and will be available on April 21 (aka Record Store Day). Though no further information was given, it does come a month after Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle confirmed that Florence Welch and company will release new music before the end of 2018.

“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle said in his interview with Virgin boss, Richard Branson.

“Sky Full of Song” will be Welch and company’s first new song in almost two years. Back in 2016, they contributed a total of three songs to Songs from Final Fantasy XV. The provided tracks included two original songs (“Too Much is Never Enough” and “I Will Be”) and a cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.”

While they did provide two new songs to the soundtrack, Florence and the Machine’s last studio album was 2015’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Nine Inch Nails to Release ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ Exclusive for Record Store Day

If you’re a hardcore fan of Nine Inch Nails, then this Record Store Day might have the perfect treat for you. On Wednesday (Oct. 28), the complete listing for Record Store Day Black Friday 2015  was announced. On the massive list, it was revealed that the Trent Reznor-led band will be releasing a massive boxset for the music lover’s holiday.

The boxset has been named Halo I-IV and will feature music from the band’s hit, debut record, Pretty Hate Machine. The boxset will feature four vinyls, three of which will feature different takes and remixes of the singles from the record (“Down In It,” “Head Like a Hole,” and “Sin”). As for the fourth vinyl, it will feature Pretty Hate Machine in the configuration that was originally released back in October 1989.

Pretty cool, huh? Check out the complete listing for the release below. For more information about Record Store Day Black Friday 2015, which will take place on Nov. 27, and the other releases head on over to their official website here.

HALO I-IV TRACKLIST:

Halo I:
Side A:
01. Down In It (Skin)
02. Down In It (Shred)
Side B:
03. Down In It (Singe)

Halo II:
Side A:
01. Head Like a Hole
02. Terrible Lie
03. Down In It
04. Sanctified
05. Something I Can Never Have
Side B:
06. Kinda I Want To
07. Sin
08. Thats’ What I Get
09. The Only Time
10. Ringfinger

Halo III:
Side A:
01. Head Like a Hole (Slate)
02. Terrible Lie (Sympathetic Mix)
03. Head Like a Hole (Clay)
Side B:
04. Head Like a Hole (Copper)
05. You Know Who You Are
06. Head Like a Hole (Soil)

Halo IV:
Side A:
01. Sin (Long)
02. Sin (Dub)
Side B:
03. Get Down, Make Love
04. Sin (Short)

Watch the Foo Fighters Rock a Tiny Venue for Record Store Day

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It came as no surprise to anyone that this year’s honor of Record Store Day Ambassador was given to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, because come on, that guy lives and breathes rock and roll.

In honor of the music holiday, Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters decided to go to a small record store in Niles, OH and give the residence of the town a one of a kind performance at their neighborhood record store, Record Connection.

Now, a month after the performance which took place on April 18, the band have released a short, barely four-minute long, behind-the-scenes look at what went on that day.

Footage from the video includes interviews with fans and Record Connection owner Jeff Burke. According to Burke, and his brother, their father wanted him to open an ice cream shop. Instead, he went ahead and opened a record store which has been in business in the same shopping center for 32 years!

Now, that’s something.

You also get to see how much equipment the Foo Fighters packed into that small space, that even Burke was surprised/impressed by it.

Check out the video below.

The Foo Fighters are currently across the pond finishing up their European tour dates. They’ll return home after their performance at Glastonbury at the end of June.

The Devil Wears Prada Share Record Store Day Contribution

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Record Store Day was a few weeks ago, and now The Devil Wears Prada are giving fans the chance to hear their Record Store Day contribution, a song titled “South of the City.”

The band revealed they went into a recording studio back in 2014 in northwest Indiana to record the song. They spent four days holed up, but decided to film the experience and release it as a short documentary. The documentary is currently available for viewing and comes in at 36 minutes.

If you’re interested, it can be seen here while the stream of “South of the City” can be heard below.

The Devil Wears Prada recently revealed they had returned “home” to Rise Records to release their upcoming new album; they conceptual record, Space.

Currently, the Ohio band are in the middle of the second leg of their “Zombie 5 Tour” in honor of the record’s fifth anniversary. Secret and Sleepwave are currently on the road with them.

After the “Zombie 5 Tour” wraps up, they’ll take a quick break and then head out on this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival alongside Slayer and HellYeah.

Listen to Florence and the Machine’s Record Store Day Contribution

While Florence and the Machine were getting ready for their second weekend at Coachella (poor Florence and her broken foot), fans of the band were heading out to independent record stores for Record Store Day where a special vinyl was released with a new track from their upcoming new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Like with every Record Store Day, the record was limited so not everyone was fortunate to get it.

But fear not. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, someone has uploaded the song titled, “As Far As I Could Get,” onto Soundcloud.

Check out the song below.

https://www.soundcloud.com/fatmvenezuela/as-far-as-i-could-get

“As Far As I Could Get” joins previously released songs What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye,” and “Ship to Wreck” on the group’s upcoming third studio album due out on June 2.

Real Friends to Release Record Store Day EP

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Real Friends took to Twitter, and probably every other social media account of theirs, earlier in the day to tease some big news to their followers

With in 15 minutes of that announcement, the Illinois band had revealed that they will be releasing a new EP titled More Acoustic Songs on Record Store Day (April 18).

In a video that they posted, the track list for the vinyl release was unveiled. “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” Late Nights in My Car,” and “Summer” will be featured on the record as well as a cover of The Starting Line’s song, “Island”

Check out the teaser below.

In a statement, both bassist Kyle Fasel and vocalist Dan Lambton revealed their excitement to be a part of this year’s Record Store Day and as to why they decided to go the acoustic route for the release.

“We are stoked to showcase our songs in acoustic form,” said Fasel.

“The main reason we did this was for personal taste. We all have connected with acoustic music in the past and currently. It’s also an added bonus to highlight these versions of our songs to our fans. It shows our songs in another light that we are very excited about sharing.”

“I am extremely excited that Real Friends is being included in this year’s Record Store Day,” added Lambton.

“RSD gives people a reason to leave the comfort of their homes and the ease of online shopping in order to have an actual experience when buying new music. It can introduce younger listeners to great record stores in their areas that they might not otherwise find if they were to strictly do their record shopping online. To be a part of something that is continually providing exciting releases to highlight and celebrate vinyl is very humbling.”

More Acoustic Songs will be available only at independent record store on Record Store Day.

In other news, Real Friends will be heading out on tour this spring alongside The Maine, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors. Full tour dates can be seen here.

Electric Century to Release EP for Record Store Day

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Electric Century will finally be releasing some new tracks.

The group took to Twitter last night to reveal the good news to their fans who have been awaiting new music since last year.

The record, which will be the first solo release from former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way and his partners in the act Dave Debiak of Sleep Station and Justin Siegel formerly of Stars in Stereo, is set to be released on Record Store Day (April 18).

The EP will feature four songs; three of which are previously unreleased tracks. Check out the full details of the upcoming record directly from the Record Store Day website as well as the band.

“Electric Century EP 

DETAILS:
Format: 10″ Colored Vinyl
Label: Panic State Records 
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Electric Century is a fever dream. A Britpop happening made to bounce along heavy beats and driving bass. It’s your subconscious offering relief, a telltale anthem of joy. But the dream has been infected, like always, by the voices in your head: I can’t remember life without the pain.

Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) conceived Electric Century in a daydream. The band is derived from a title, scribbled in his middle-school science notebook. Its idea has been weathered through love and bitter loss, and cultivated within the world’s strangest embrace — sudden celebrity.

In Electric Century, Mikey joins forces with longtime friend Dave Debiak (Sleep Station, New London Fire), whose songwriting captures demons, addiction and despair, then holds them up plainly against the happy facade that we show to the world.

TRACKLIST:

1.  Right There
2.  I Lied
3.  Hail the Saints
4.  If Heaven Will Have Me (Exclusive Record Store Day Track)”

Last year, the group released two tracks, “Let You Get Away” and “I Lied” to give people a taste of what to expect from the new project.

Stream Conor Oberst’s “Fast Friends”

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Though Record Store Day was three days ago, it doesn’t mean that all the special songs and records that were purchased won’t be making their way onto the internet.

Previously we have had the chance to listen to fun.’s debut demo, Point and Light, Jack White gave us two versions of his new track “Lazaretto,” Green Day releases Demolicious and Paramore released a B-side in honor of the music lover’s favorite holiday. We can now add a B-side track titled “Fast Friends” from Conor Oberst to that list.

This new B-side is the first piece of news that we have gotten from the Bright Eyes frontman since those accusations against him were made earlier this year. Another bright side for the singer, his new album Upside Down Mountain will be available on May 21 through Nonesuch Records.

Until then, you can stream Oberst’s “Fast Friends” below until his new record is officially on shelves in a month’s time.

Listen to Jack White’s Record Store Day Recording of “Lazaretto”

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Yesterday, we revealed how Jack White was able to beat a world record without even knowing that such a record had existed before his plan was set in motion.

The record at hand? World’s Fastest Record Release.

Besides giving fans who were not able to head to his Third Man Records in Nashville on Record Store Day experiment a look at just what took place, White also released the live recording of one of his new songs, “Lazaretto,” the lead single and title track from his upcoming new album due out on June 10.

Below is the official video that was released earlier today which finds us listen to two programs directors who got to first hand experience what went on as White attempted to accomplished his record-breaking accomplishment. In total, it took about four hours from the live performance/recording in the morning, to the master being taken to the United Press plant in town to the actual vinyls making their way back to Third man Records where present fans were able to purchase it for $30.

The live version of “Lazaretto” can be heard around the 7:20 mark, but if you are really interested in what went down during Record Store Day, then watch the full 11-minute clip.

White also decided to release the official audio from the upcoming album as well as the track list for it. All that can be seen after the recap of Record Store Day.

LAZARETTO TRACKLIST:

1. “Three Women”
2. “Lazaretto”
3. “Temporary Ground”
4. “Would You Fight For My Love?”
5. “High Ball Stepper”
6. “Just One Drink”
7. “Alone In My Home”
8. “Entitlement”
9. “That Black Bat Licorice”
10. “I Think I Found The Culprit”
11. “Want And Able”