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Celebrating 20 Years of Nortec, the duo's new compilation album, Nortec Collective Bostich + Fussible's Greatest Hits,
includes songs such as "Tijuana Sound Machine," 'Tengo La Voz," and "Tijuana Makes Me Happy."
A young Barcelona electropop group, High Pijama, found Hill's decade old acoustic song "No Angel" and turned it into a futurepop Americana dance track.
Their sophomore album People in the Sky
, due on Halloween via Pig Baby Records, is so far preceded by singles for "Battle Line," "Steely Eyed Lady," and the newest, "Something's Got To Give"
The recorded a live-in-studio Halfway Home session streaming online, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Darkthrone.
Returning from hiatus, they released another song recorded live in studio for Half Way Home earlier this year, "A Band Astride Clouds," with a handful of shows just announced including a November 1 appearance at Soda Bar's 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Having recorded their EP The Cage
at Bellville Studios in Cape Town, South Africa, by Theo Crous (guitarist for Springbok Nude Girls), they're hitting the South African shores again this month for their second visit and tour of the country.
The reunited costumed band, who recently played their first gig in four years, released a typically bizarre video for their track "Recyclable Body Fluids In Human Form," in advance of their November 7 Music Box gig alongside Silent and the Creepy Creeps.
Having announced new music on the horizon, the influential reunited punks are reissuing their classic single "Don't Push Me Around" in an autographed starburst vinyl pressing with an original insert, released by Bomp Records.
Their new EP Heart
, part one of a four part EP series called Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul
, will be followed November 22 by part two, Mind
, with a video now streaming online for "A Way To Feel Again," directed by John David Moffat.
A new single dropped October 22, "If This Isn't Me," along with a music video directed by Grant Reinero. "The songs take a new direction for me," Levine told the Reader,
"as they are very personal and focus on my own life experiences, inspired by some recent events and hardships in my life. No plans to play these new songs live, they may just live in the recorded world. However, some members of my band Ariel Levine & Mechanical Royalty are considering coming out of hiatus and forming a new three-piece with new music."
In response to Eve Selis' post about the two no longer working together, he replied "Eve and I remain friends and will always be friends. We did not have a fight or a blowout or anything of that nature. The fact is we just drifted apart musically. It’s been happening for the last couple years and now she is on a much different path than me."
Fronted by singer-guitarist Riley Hawk (Petyr), son of skateboard star Tony Hawk, the band's first video from their debut full-length Down In Flames,
"Bleed Me Free," was shot entirely on Super 8 film. They're on an album support tour with San Francisco stoner rockers Acid King.
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," and four original holiday songs including the newly released lyric video for "Morning Star." Judas Priest were just named among the nominees for induction into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The new lineup has released several singles off their new 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.
A single for "Chemical" is streaming online from their second album Gone In Your Wake,
along with a video for a new track, "Disassociate," as they tour in support of the release with Of Mice & Men.
Their third album Dreamer
is being supported with a national headline tour that began 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.