Eyeball Records have launched a secret page in which fans can "explore" Mongrel, the highly-anticipated, forthcoming release from New Jersey grindcore outfit, The Number Twelve Looks Like You. The album has been slated for a June 19th release via the label.
Satori (ex-Rx Bandits / Link 80) has posted a new song entitled "Deeper" on their MySpace page. The song is set to appear on the group's as-of-yet untitled new album, which is scheduled to hit stores this winter in Japan and the United Kingdom.
Fujiya & Miyagi released their first proper full length album this past year internationally, and will release Transparent Things on January 23rd, 2007 through Deaf Dumb & Blind Recordings. To make up for the fact that they're a little late to America, the band has added a US-only exclusive track, "Reeboks In Heaven". Think krautrock/electronica music.
Yoko Ono will be releasing her new album Yes, I'm A Witch in February 2007 on Astralwerks; however, Yoko chose a bunch of different artists she wanted to work with (including Flaming Lips, Cat Power, Le Tigre and more), gave them access to her back catalog and asked them to rework one of her songs each. Essentially this has become a compilation of Yoko Ono remixes and covers. In March, Astralwerks will follow up with a compilation of dance remixes to Ono songs.
According to Victory Records, Streetlight Manifesto's forthcoming, currently untitled third release has been delayed from a previously announced January release date until February. You can find a user-submitted scan of a page from a recent Victory Records catalogue bearing the details in the replies.
!!! will be releasing their new album, Myth Takes, internationally on March 3rd, 2007. It comes three years after 2004's Louden Up Now. There's no word yet on an American release date, but be on the lookout for that.
No Torso has posted a new song entitled "Hangman" on their official MySpace page. The track appears on the Norwegian octet's Asian Man Records debut, Several Brains, which is available now via the label.
Streetlight Manifesto released their debut album, Everything Goes Numb, in 2003 via the label, and re-recording of lead vocalist Tomas Kalnoky's past material, Keasbey Nights, followed earlier this year.
Frank Liesener, frontman for Germany-based ska collective Frank and his Skunk Allstars, has posted a new album track entitled "Calling Inside" on his official MySpace page. The song appears on Frank's sophomore release, Hatred of a Minute, which is available online now via Long Beach Records Europe.
Air will be releasing their new album Pocket Symphony on March 6th through Astralwerks. The album was recorded with producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Pavement, Beck) and with guest vocals from members of Pulp and The Divine Comedy. Expect some more experimentation on this one, including the use of classical Asian instruments.
MxPx's new album, Let It Happen Deluxe Edition, hits stores everywhere tomorrow. The release now has its very own website. Go there now and check out three brand new studio recordings from the album, download new buddy icons, desktops, and web banners too. Tomorrow, the website will kick into high gear with a ton of videos from the DVD portion of the release and a previously unreleased original demo from one of their earliest recordings.
Jagjaguwar Records who signed over the summer Montreal's The Besnard Lakes, a six-piece atmospheric band centered around husband-and-wife Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, will be releasing their sophomore album, The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, on February 20, 2007. It was recorded in the same studio (Lasek's) as Wolf Parade, Islands and Sunset Rubdown. The album features guest appearances by members of bands such as Stars, The Dears and Gospeed!/A Silver Mt. Zion.
Jon Pebs, frontman for the San Diego septet, Buck-O-Nine, has released a statement explaining the concept behind the band's forthcoming effort, Screaming From The Suburbs. You can find out what Jon had to say below.
Hot Rod Circuit has titled their new album The Underground Is a Dying Breed, and it is set to hit stores on March 20th, 2007 via Immortal. The band is currently recording the album at frontman Andy Jackson's home studio, and Tim O'Heir will be mixing the record. "The band is so excited about the record," says Jackson, "The Underground Is A Dying Breed has a very raw, live feel. It is a little more stripped down and more classic Hot Rod Circuit. We really took our time writing and kind of found ourselves on this record...we became Hot Rod Circuit."