Saturday, June 20, 2015

'Beautiful Noise' at Reckless Records Chicago

Beautiful Noise Blu-ray & DVD now in stock at RECKLESS RECORDS, CHICAGO!!

Posted by Beautiful Noise on Saturday, June 20, 2015

Reeves Meet & Greet in Wisconsin

Reeves will be doing a Meet & Greet and Reverend Guitars demo at Cascio Interstate Music in Wisconsin on Aug. 3rd.

Cascio also has contests to win tickets to Reeves' show at Shank Hall later that night, and for an autographed Spacehawk guitar.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Andy Anderson update

From Jenn Vix on Facebook: "Happy to announce that I've recorded a track with Andy Anderson, who played drums in The Cure, The Glove, and with many other bands and musicians. I'm now mixing this first track, and we have plans to record a second one over the next few weeks. This new music will be on my upcoming EP, scheduled for a late Oct/early November release. Publicity will happen ahead of the release date."

Update (03/15/15): From Jenn Vix - "Here is my new track, 'Eyes Roll Back', featuring Andy Anderson on drums."

Update (06/17/15): 2nd track from Jenn & Andy, 'I Don't Trust You'.

Perry joins Love Amongst Ruin

Original story (09/27/12): Perry Bamonte is back! He's been announced as the new bass player for Love Amongst Ruins. Welcome back, Perry! We've missed you! Can't wait to see you playing live again. (Thanks Adam)

Update (04/09/15):  Listen to their first track, 'Swan Killer', which is Q's Song of the Day:

Name: Love Amongst Ruin
Track name: Swan Killer
Hometown: London
Who? The group fronted by former Placebo man and sometime drummer for The Boo Radleys, Steve Hewitt.
Why now? This the first track to emerge from forthcoming album Lose Your Way (out 1 June) and features The Cure’s Perry Bamonte on bass.
Hear more:
(Thanks @DaniHe82)

Update (05/11/15): 'Lose Your Way' EP is now available on iTunes UK, Amazon UK, Amazon US.

Update (05/12/15): 'Lose Your Way Revision' posted at Substream.

Update (06/07/15): New interview with Steve seems to indicate that Perry does NOT play on the new album, but will join them for live shows and will write with Steve for the next album:

Arena: On this record, you worked with Perry Bamonte from The Cure, which is pretty wicked. How did he enter the fold, and how has he contributed to Love Amongst Ruin and the band's music?

Steve Hewitt: I first met Perry in Paris when The Cure and Placebo played at French radio station NRJ's birthday show in some French theatre. We have stayed in touch pretty much from there. When we found ourselves no longer in bands, I thought it a good idea to get Perry involved with LAR. Perry actually got involved after the album was finished, but we will be writing together for the next album, and he will be playing live with us as a full time member.

Just checked with Daryl Bamonte, and here's what he said: "Perry did not play on the LYW album but is in the band now, will play live and also write/perform for the next album."

Update (06/17/15): Billboard has premiered the new video for 'Modern War Song'.

'There's a Girl in the Corner'

Robert Smith's excellent cover of The Twilight Sad's 'There's a Girl in the Corner' will be available on a limited edition 7" and a digital download on June 15th. You can pre-order the 7" via The Twilight Sad's website and at Rough Trade.

Robert's share of the proceeds from the single will be donated to Amaze.

Credits: Lyrics James Alexander Graham. Music Andy MacFarlane. Voices & instruments by Robert Smith. Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by Robert Smith at Homestudio. Assisted by Bunny Lake.

Update (05/29/15): From The Twilight Sad on Twitter  "We've Sold Out of our new 7" feat Robert Smith of on our website but you'll still be able to get them from Independent Record Shops"

Update (06/11/15): From The Twilight Sad on Facebook - "Unfortunately, due to issues at the manufacturing plant, we're sorry to say the 7” of ‘It Never Was The Same’ / ‘There’s A Girl In The Corner’ (RS cover) has been delayed.
We hope to have these delivered to pre order customers and in stores around 30th June but will keep you informed if that changes.
Please accept our apologies on this: we understand it must be frustrating, we are frustrated too.
Thank you if you have already pre-ordered, it means a lot, and we hope you enjoy the single when it arrives."

Update (06/15/15): The digital version of the single is now available at Amazon (US / UK), iTunes (US / UK), and most of the usual places.

Update (06/16/15): The vinyl has arrived.

While the 7" is sold out at the Twilight Sad website, you can still order it at Banquet Records, Fat Cat or Rough Trade. If you find it at other stores, please let me know. Thanks!

Reviews: Soundblab

Articles: God is in the TV / The Guardian / Paste / Consequence of Sound / MXDWN / Death & Taxes / Diffuser / Exclaim / NME / Under The Radar / XFM / Pitchfork

Reeves' Rock Inside Out guitar course

Expected Release Date: 06/03/2015

Update (06/17/15): Now available here.