Post-Thanksgiving: Primal Scream, The National, Z-Trip, Atlas Sound Arcade Fire covers Smiths, and more
Lots of good stuff from the holiday weekend. Mainly the videos from the Primal Scream Screamadelica shows. Seeing them doing Loaded was pretty fuckin' awesome and it's something that I've never seen. The chances of a show like that coming to the US is pretty rare but damn. They should get together with Suede and knock it out.
We've only barely mentioned Freebass in the past, it was during Excellent Online's crappy "digg-wannabe-days" (sorry everyone, I now love reddit). Anyway, Freebass is a supergroup that features Peter Hook (New Order), Mani (Stone Roses, Primal Scream), and Andy Rourke (Smiths). It was a triple-bass supergroup. Yes, they now have a drummer and a singer too. Earlier this year they released their first EP, Two Worlds Collide, and their album, It's A Beautiful Life, in digital form only. Next week they're going to release the CD version of their EP and with that release, Andy Rourke is departing from the band. According tho their official site, "Andy Rourke was initially involved in the conception of the group and contributed to the EP and a few tracks on the LP , He is now living in NYC and will not be joining the band for live dates."
Two bits of news from NME:
First up is that Noel Gallagher is playing the a show for the Teenage Cancer Trust later this month and he'll be joined by none other then Mani (from Primal Scream and Stone Roses fame.
Secondly, Liam snubbed Noel when he accepted an award for Best Brit Album and then threw the award in the crowd. Apparently, he was just misunderstood! He only thanked the band because all the news circulates around Liam and Noel and he "thought it was only right to mention to other lads who played on the album and the best fans in the world". And when he tossed his award into the crowd, "I thought it was a nice gesture to give this to the fans. Obviously it was misinterpreted as per usual."
Primal Scream will play their breakthrough album, "Screamadelica", in full at London's Olympia according to NME. If you don't recall, Screamadelica came out in 1992 and was quite the departure from the normal shoegaze/indie sound. At first I remember hating the record especially since I loved the single version of "Come Together" and "Loaded" so much. The album was more electronic then indie and that obviously had to do with the influences at the time as well as recruiting DJs Andrew Weatherall and Terry Farley.
Now I look back and have realized what an important album that was. And obviously I'm not the only one since the Royal Mail are now making stamps with the classic cover which you can buy.
In a world-exclusive video documentary with Mani and Bobby Gillespie, the pair talk about the creative process behind the Scream's ninth studio album, 'Beautiful Future'. - Source
Ahead of the release of their new album 'Beautiful Future', Primal Scream have made a brand new track available to download for free. - Source
Primal Scream are to release their new album 'Beautiful Future' in the summer. - Source
Primal Scream, the keepers of the rock'n'roll flame, will be getting the first play of their new single, 'Can't Go Back', on Xfm today. All the details here... - Source
Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Elbow's Guy Garvey are joining forces to help out new artists. - Source
Primal Scream are set to return with their first collection of new material since 2006's 'Riot City Blues'. - Source