Toronto’s Born Ruffians have announced the details of the deluxe 2-disc edition version of their album “Birthmarks” due out on March 25th, 2014 via Paper Bag Records - pre-order it here. The two-disc set will include the tracks from original album plus four brand new tracks and five acoustic versions recorded by Luke Lalonde outside of a studio in an intimate setting. Watch the video for super-catchy 6-5000 lifted from the album via YouTube below.
In the meantime, Born Ruffians are debuting two new acoustic tracks and artwork every week until release date on their website here.
With Her Shadow
Too Soaked To Break
Dancing On The Edge Of Our Graves
Oh Cecilia (*Exclusive to CD)
With An Ax
Rage Flows (Acoustic)
Never Age (Acoustic)
Your Sufferin’ Heart
The Horrors have revealed details of the follow-up to their 2011 release “Skying”. The band’s 4th album, “Luminous“ was recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, The National). The album will be out on May 6, 2014 via XL Recordings.
I See You is the first trackpremiered from “Luminous.” The track is a seven-and-half-minute synth anthem recently unveiled at The Fly Awards in London, where The Horrors were joined onstage by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Stereogum exclaimed “the song is a pulsating jam that pushes eight minutes and sounds like the first Horrors song that could really fill a stadium.” Listen to / watch the lyrics video for I See You via YouTube below.
Ausmuteants are a four-piece from Geelong, Victoria influenced by avant punk like Chrome, the Screamers, and Devo. As a two-piece, Jake (synth, guitar) and Billy (drums) flushed that obsession with the release of the “Split Personalities“ tape/CD in 2012.
They’ve since added Marc and Shaun on bass and guitar respectively and worked ’60s songwriting ideas, and disco rhythms into finely crafted pop songs. In 2013, they hit the studio and recorded twenty-two tracks; the best twelve became Amusements.
Working in partnership with Aarght in Melbourne, Goner Records brings “Amusements” stateside for a proper US release. Listen to the super catchy and super synth hooky Tinnitus, which is lifted from the album below.
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”.