January 22, 2020

Black Sugar Transmission: 2020 album trilogy

It's been almost four years since the release of In The City's Arms, so NYC singer and guitar ace Andee Black decided "to make up for lost time" by announced a new Black Sugar Transmission album trilogy, a massive collection of electro-rock. The first one is called Wandering Into The Bullseye and will be released in February. The other two, unnamed at this stage, will be available in the Summer and the Fall.

January 20, 2020

Radiohead opens a public library

The members Radiohead will act as curators for their own public library:

Radiohead.com has always been a) infuriatingly uninformative and b) surprising. The most surprising thing to do next, therefore, is to suddenly become incredibly informative. So that is what we have done.

We present: the RADIOHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY, an online resource containing everything we have ever done... well, more or less. Videos, music, artwork, websites, merchandise, and assorted ephemera.

» radiohead.com

Close Lobsters: new album "Post Neo Anti: Arte Povera in the Forest of Symbols"; stream "All Compasses Go Wild"

Scottish jangling rockers Close Lobsters are a sort of pop-up band. Founded in 1986 they released two well-received albums , before going on hiatus in 1989. They resurfaced for one-off shows in 2012 and 2014, followed by two singles and an EP in 2015. Then things went quiet again. Until now that is.

It turns out that they have been working in fits and starts on a new record since 2014 and the long-awaited third full-length Post Neo Anti: Arte Povera in the Forest of Symbols will be released by Last Night From Glasgow (UK) and Shelflife Records (USA) on February 28.

Ubiquitous Meh!: "It's Just Like Real Life" video

Sound and visuals artist Nigel Ayers, from the band Nocturnal Emissions, made a trippy video for It's Just Like Real Life, a track from the Ubiquitous Meh! album SouthWay Gothic. Recommended if you like Pere Ubu and related freak punk acts.

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HCTF review of SouthWay Gothic.