ZOO ZERO, who take their name from the Alain Fischer directed French film starring Klaus Kinski, will release their self-titled debut album on September 30, 2013. ’Zoo Zero’ is available as a download or on heavy gauge white vinyl, featuring a locked groove on the second side. The band are truly independent, turning down distribution deals and management interest in order to maintain full control over their music, and are releasing their debut on their own label, Crest Cont. Records. Listen to Fraktion, lifted from the album via Soundcloud below.
Gary Numan, the 80s music innovator and Culture Addicts fave, is back with a new track and an announcement that he will be releasing a new album this fall. Listen to the grinding, dark track I Am Dust via Soundcloud below.
‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)‘ will be released on October 15th, 2013 in North America. Watch the album trailer below.
Gary is touring around with NIN and Cold Cave over the next little bit, and hopefully he makes his way to Toronto (please, Gary…please). Check out the full list of live date on numan.co.uk.
Phèdre have announced that their new album ‘Golden Age’ will be out October 1 via DAPS (North America) / Discos Tormento (Mexico/South America). It will be available on vinyl (with booklet), booklet (with download code) and digital. Watch the weirdo video for the opening track Infinity Chamber lifted from the album via YouTube below.
Phèdre is Hooded Fang’s front man Daniel Lee, bassist April Aliermo and whichever friends they pull in for some guest appearances.
Holograms have shared the second single from their forthcoming sophomore album “Forever”, due out September 3rd via Captured Tracks. The track is titled Meditations and is a super uptempo, sing-along friendly with the chorus bursting into repetitive chanting of “destruction”.
FADER premiered the track this week, saying “it comes and goes like a tornado, but … [they] still find room for moments of grace, like the beautifully wilting, tremolo-ing guitar solo that occurs mid-way though.” It’s a bold force with dynamic beauty – a theme that pulses throughout “Forever”.
Take a listen to Meditations via Souncloud below.
As part of ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations, Arts & Crafts is preparing to release ‘X‘ - an entirely new collection of original collaborative recordings by pairing up the artist from the label roster.
The 10 tracks on the album include new compositions as well as fresh, unexpected interpretations from a list of artists that includes Broken Social Scene, Feist, Timber Timbre, Chilly Gonzales, Stars, Dan Mangan and many more.
‘X’ is available Tuesday, May 28 on LP, CD and in digital formats.
Apostle Of Hustle
Broken Social Scene
Gold & Youth
The Hidden Cameras
Ra Ra Riot
Still Life Still
Specific artist pairings will be revealed as May 28 approaches – this could get interesting. Stay tuned to Arts-Crafts.ca/x for updates.
After the mystery release on Record Store Day and some additional mysterious, cryptic vinyl surfacing (see below) from Board of Canada, the band have revealed reveal that their new album is titled ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ and it will be released on Tuesday June 11th in North America via Warp Records.
A Book For Wanderers is a solo project by Niagara Falls-based artist Anthony Botting. His self-titled debut was recently released and contains a whopping 15 tracks. The album kicks off with Seasons which sounds very Primal Scream circa ‘Screamadelica’-esque and this got my ears all perked up since ‘Screamadelica’ is a Culture Addicts favourite. Unfortunately, this sound did not continue to other tracks. The album took a sharp left down a 90s grunge / softer new metal vein on track 2 through the rest of the album. Think Pearl Jam meets Our Lady Peace mix in some I Mother Earth – can you say looking to the past (yawn)?. Take a listen to ‘A Book Of Wanderers’ via Soundcloud below.
If grunge type rock’n'roll that has a Canadian bent sound, this album would be perfect for you. There are some serious rock vocals and riffs on this debut, and the lyrics are suited well to your summertime backyard keg party and sound like they were written by frat boys. Pop in the album, grab a beer, and high five your bros.
A Book Of Wanderers will be playing some live dates in the coming months, here’s a list:
- April 27th, May 31st, and June 15th @ Aspetta Cafe – Toronto, ON 8PM
- June 1st @ 5949 Delaware St Backyard Show (Intimate & Interactive) with John Wozinac of Marcy Playground 8PM
- June 22nd @ Location TBA With Brian Byrne of i mother earth 8PM
- June 22nd @ Frogpond Winery Niagara-on-the-lake 1-3PM
For more information on A Book Of Wanderers, visit abookforwanderers.com.