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Local Music News
Singer-songwriter Mark Merrell (who also played with Whiskey Heart and the Neverly Brothers) passed away
Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits (due November 2) features new renditions of classic Waits songs by Aimee Mann, Phoebe Bridgers, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Corinne Bailey Rae, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Courtney Marie Andrews, and others.
The Judas Priest frontman is streaming video of "Donner And Blitzen" as the lead track from forthcoming Rob Halford & Family & Friends Christmas album, Celestial,
featuring his brother Nigel on drums, nephew Alex (son of Priest bassist Ian Hill) on bass, sister Sue, on bells, and guitarists Robert Jones and Jon Blakey. Other tracks include "Deck The Halls," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Joy To The World," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
The new lineup has so-far released five singles off their upcoming album Nine
(due September 20): "Darkside," "Happy Days," "Generational Divide," "Blame It On My Youth," and "I Really Wish I Hated You."
His new single and music video for "Tres Sietes" comes in advance of his upcoming studio album King K.A.N.E.
Their Party at Fivepoint, happening October 12 in Irvine, will include support from local reggae act Hirie, as well as the Interrupters and J Boog.
Their upcoming second album Gone In Your Wake
is so far preceded by a single for "Chemical" and a video for a new track, "Disassociate," as they prepare to go on tour with Of Mice & Men (including Soma on September 24).
Their new EP Heart
, part one of a four part EP series called Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul
, will be previewed while opening shows on tour with Angels & Airwaves (which he drums with), including San Diego's HOB on October 5 and 6.
Their third album Dreamer
(due September 13 via MegaForce) will be supported with a national headline tour that begins October 11 in Ventura and ends in San Diego at Observatory North Park on November 23. A video for the album's fourth single "Message In A Bottle" is streaming online.
Their Geocidal Tendencies tour with Atheist kicks off November 22 in Austin and wraps at Brick by Brick on December 22.
They're streaming audio of a 1994 live version of "Interstate Love Song," recorded in New Haven, CT, as a preview to the 25th anniversary edition of their second album Purple,
due September 13. The reissue includes three unreleased songs from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas,
as well as demos ("Unglued" and "Army Ants"), alternate takes ("Meat Plow" and "Interstate Love Song"), and acoustic recordings ("Big Empty").
The Mrs. Magician and First Wave Hello guitarist formed Cheddar Goblin Records for his debut solo studio album, Cemetery Luau
, due in October. After that, "I'm going to be releasing a new cassette tape with a lot of weird songs, demos, and instrumentals...it's kind of a sister tape to the 'death tape' that I released on Grizzly Records in 2012."
His Covers II
album, due September 13, features songs from Kate Bush, Echo & The Bunnymen, Mazzy Star, The Verve, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, Catherine Wheel, and Röyksopp. Laswell performed, produced and recorded the album, with the exception of vocals from Molly Jenson on four songs.