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Belgium takes control with this song by GUS, which stands for The Great UnStoppable, and for “Take It Over” he brings in vocalist Nia Saw of Zap Mama, who is currently using the name Lucinda Slim. If some of you are familiar with GUS, he has been doing his thing since the early 90′s, but proving that age and time is not an issue.
When I first saw the name Coho Lips, my mind went to the B-side of Steve Dahl’s “Do You Think I’m Disco” single on Ovation Records, “Coho Lip Blues”. This Coho Lips refers to a duo consisting of Arne Van Petegem and Chantal Acda, who you may be familiar with from their time in Styrofoam and Sleepingdog respectively. The two will be releasing their debut EP very soon on Circle Into Square, and it touches on a lot of different electronic textures and influences.
If you’d like to year another track from the EP, or are motivated to pre-order a vinyl pressing of it, you may do so through Bandcamp by clicking the box below (or clicking this link.)
Producer Justice Aaron is self-contained when it comes to his music and under the name Metaform, he is about to take things to a new level with a series of EP’s that will begin with the first installment, The Midnight Machine, Act One. Is this really where DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing left off? I’m sure many other artists would better suit that claim, but it’s a bold statement that also doubles as a way to say “I’m Metaform, this is my music, this is what I enjoy doing, have a deep listen and you may go away surprised”. Is it truly the human side to electronica, or merely the acceptance of someone presenting himself without curtain or masks? You be the judge.
This may sound like hip-hop but sounds more like raspy pop with a touch of soul. This is Big B, whose press release states he has “thuggish charm” but does he? He seems cool with me, maybe that’s for others to decide but the song is taken from his Fool’s Gold album, which he will be supporting this summer when he goes on the Cabin By The Sea Tour with The Expendables and The Dirty Heads. Follow their path:
June 21… Austin, TX (The Belmont)
June 22… New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
June 23… Jacksonville, FL (Free Bird Live)
June 24… St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Live)
June 25… Lake Buena Vista, FL (House of Blues)
June 26… North Myrtle Beach, FL (House of Blues)
June 28… Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
June 30… Ocean City, MD (Seacrets)
July 2… Boston, MA (House of Blues)
July 8… Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre)
July 9… Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
July 11… Kansas City (Midland Theatre)
July 12… Denver, CO (Exdo Event Center)
July 15… Boise, ID (Knitting Factory)
July 16… Spokane, WA (Knitting Factory)
July 21… Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
July 22… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
July 24… Reno, NV (Knitting Factory Concert)
July 26… Tempe, AZ (The Marquee)
July 28… Costa Mesa, CA (Pacific Amphitheatre)
The good gents of clipping. have brought in director Cristina Bercovitz to create the video for “Bullshit”, which features vocalist Jalene Goodwin in the song and video. The video is an eyeful as much as their music is an earful.
Chicago should be proud of an album called Twin Knowledge when it is released on June 4th by Maroon Desert Fountain. Or more importantly, Chicago should be proud of the artist who created it, a man who simply goes by the name of Bevel. While the press release I received called the video a “David Lynch + Tim Burton Sandwich”, I think musically it had the feel of Pink Floyd’s “Embryo”, where things creep up but not eerily so. What did it for me was ending the video with a Hawaiian tiki, a very nice touch.
If you do live in Chicago or nearby, Bevel will have an album release party for Twin Knowledge on June 13th at The Hideout.
His new album, Hometown Foreigner (Mello Music Group), is one of the best hip-hop albums of 2013, if not the decade of 10′s so far (my full review is forthcoming), but Trek Life shows what it takes to have flow, skills, and writing ability, because that is key in being not just a mere rapper, but a master of the ceremonies that is you enjoying his music in a live setting. In a visual setting, he is here with “Just The Music” which at times is all it takes to make a bad day good, or a good day even better.
Piece Of Mind (Capitol/EMI) was not the first time I had heard of Iron Maiden, for my Uncle David was the Iron Maiden fan first. He had the debut album, along with Killers and the Maiden Japan EP, so outside of sitting down and holding the record covers so I could be introduced to the band’s mascot, Eddie, I was able to hear the rough and rugged heavy metal from a band fronted by Paul Di’Anno. However, I would say that my first proper introduction to the band was through the music videos that played on MTV in 1982, specifically from the band’s third album, The Number Of The Beast. MTV would play “Run To The Hills” and the title track like crazy, and I remember thinking to myself “this is a new singer”. That new singer would be Bruce Dickinson, and his voice was clearer and perhaps more… I don’t want to say operatic but he was truly a singer opposed to Di’Anno’s primal wails, which I liked but Dickinson was better. My uncle also had The Number Of The Beast, and I enjoyed not only the songs I was familiar with, but also “The Prisoner” and to this day, out of nowhere, I will say “who is number one? You are number six. I AM NOT A NUMBER, I AM A FREE MAN! Ah ha ha ha ha…”
The first Iron Maiden I ever bought was released in May of 1983. Piece Of Mind was cool to me because as a kid who was raised with Loggins & Messina albums, I knew of the song “Peace Of Mind” from the Sittin’ In album. But this was Piece Of Mind, as in someone is taking a chunk, a sliver of brain matter and it was going to be offered. At least that’s what I thought when I was 12. In the spring of 1983, the album was made known by its first single, the great “Flight Of Icarus”.
The video was different from the videos that the band had made so far, for now the group were shown in a recording studio creating the song. The video also introduced to the world new drummer Nicko McBrain, who may have also portrayed the character of Death in the video as he looks down at an ocean shore, and who also offers the camera a very big piece of brain to the camera. Nonetheless, the song seemed not so frantic as “Run To The Hills” or “The Number Of The Beast”, or at least to me it wasn’t frantic. It had a nice groove to it, and I loved it. I thought “yes, I have to get the album”.
Piece Of Mind was also the first Iron Maiden album I would immerse myself in, for while I enjoyed the hard and torrid sound of their music, I found some of the songs on this new album to be more developed and, at times, progressive. Their early albums (at least in the U.S.) were released on Harvest Records, whom I always associated with Pink Floyd. The new album was released on Capitol proper, and yet there seemed to be a move towards trying to make their songs a bit more dramatic thematically powerful. “Still Life”, with its backwards spoken word introduction (which says ” “What ho said the t’ing with the three ‘bonce’, do not meddle with things you don’t understand…” as spoken by McBrain), is an example of the direction the band felt like exploring and would do for many years to come.
“The Trooper” was the album’s second single, where the video seemed to be a slight throwback to the old film footage used in “Run To The Hills”. This was the energetic I loved where bassist Steve Harris played his instrument like a jazz pianist, while the twin guitar power of Dave Murray and Adrian Smith was like a more electrifying version of the type of bluesy Southern Rock the Allman Brothers Band had made famous in the late 60′s/early 70′s. One might not immediately think of The Allman Brothers Band while hearing Iron Maiden but the proof is there in the riffs and solos. On top of that, McBrain’s drumming showed more versatility than that of previous drummer Clive Burr, and that’s not taking away anything from the greatness Burr made in his time with the band, but McBrain was (and is) on another level with his playing, and “The Trooper” was proof of this.
The album’s opening track, “Where Eagles Dare”, came off like the Iron Maiden from the first two albums, with that type of juggernaut attack that Murray, Smith, and Harris had made famous throughout Europe, Japan, and South America, and slowly throughout the United States, and Dickinson was showing that he could easily do the type of singing comparable to Ronnie James Dio. “Revelations” shows why the band became representatives of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), where it sounded like they enjoyed the progressive rock energy of early Judas Priest, the uncut sexual prowess of the Scorpions, and the bluesy bite of Led Zeppelin and turned it into something that hadn’t been done in this fashion before. One can listen to it now and go “oh, that’s King Crimson flavored” or “that could be something Rainbow tried in the late 70′s” but now it was becoming the Maiden song, which would lead countless teenagers to want to form their own bands and rock out in their own way. “Die With Your Boots On” continued to show the band’s fascination with the military and being involved in wars and sacrificing their lives for the love of country. What I loved about the song is Dickinson’s background vocals during the bridge where he sings “and you’re gonna die”, he does it differently from his normal singing voice but does it with a bit of bravery and snide sarcasm, as if to say “I’m dying for you, what are you going to do for me?”
The album ends with “To Tame A Land”, a song where the band go through a number of different textures, emotions, and song structure, something they would take to higher levels with “Rime Of The Ancient Mariner” (from their follow-up album Powerslave) and the title track to Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. It showed that the band were more than capable of exploring new worlds and themes, taking the listener into deeper thought processes that in truth was always there since the first album. Except this time, it was on a progressive rock label that most heavy metal bands of that time were not doing. It was something that the next wave of metal groups, specifically those of the thrash and speed metal varieties, would take to heart, especially groups like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Dark Angel, and Death Angel (with the fantastic 10 minute instrumental, “The Ultra Violence”, oddly enough used recently for a string of commercials for the Carl’s Jr/Hardees burger chain).
As with most heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden were championed by headbangers throughout the United States, they were something new that was not Black Sabbath, who despite now having Dio as a vocalist, was still considered old school, but a champion of the old and cherished ways. Iron Maiden represented a new breed of hard rock that England always embraced, and they were considered pioneers of the genre. What made Piece Of Mind different was that it was the first Maiden album to be majorly pushed by MTV promotion. Sure, MTV did place two videos from The Number Of The Beast into heavy rotation but MTV also played Def Leppard, Dio, and Rainbow videos within Haircut 100, Culture Club, and Joe Jackson videos too. The difference is that the new album could be promoted with help from MTV, a deliberate push because after almost two years of existence, MTV were proving to be the way to get music to as many people as possible in one time. It used to be where radio promotion meant dealing with local and regional program and music directors, MTV essentially cut that out and went directly to the millions of people who had cable (or who lived in homes that had cable) and got into their consciousness that way. While Piece Of Mind only had two singles/videos, it was more than enough to get the word out about its existence. That didn’t make them an MTV band the way Def Leppard were becoming at the time, for Def Lep’s pop qualities helped crossed them over. Piece Of Mind may have arguably had some pop touches, but barely, and if Def Leppard became the hard rock band the ladies could like, then Iron Maiden would remain the music of the working man or, to add to existing stereotypes, “hard enough for the ladies to love too”, as if women couldn’t love aggressive metal. Shame on them.
In rock’n'roll, it is known that if an artist makes it to a third album, they may remain successful for the rest of their careers, however long they plan on taking it. As the band’s fourth album, Piece Of Mind showed a group that may sound comfortable but they also had something to risk with a new drummer in their lineup. It is the Dickinson/Harris/Murray/Smith/McBrain lineup, started with this album, that would take the band around the world many times over and keep them on the top of the heavy metal chain for years. The group may have taken a risk by sharing a piece of their minds with listeners, but it proved to be a very successful risk, and one that they have done and continue to do very well.
Shot on May 10th as part of their residency tour in Europe, this is a full length (118 minutes) Melvins performance in Paris, France at Le Trabendo, on day one of their two day stay at the venue. This is an incredible performance, professionally shot and mixed (i.e. broadcast quality), so kick back and have a blast.
After releasing four albums and a split LP, France’s Glorior Belli have a new label home: Agonia Records. The new album is completed and is scheduled for release this fall, but beginning tomorrow (May 16th), the band will mark the start of their very first tour of North America. This will include afternoon and evening shows in Baltimore on the 26th.
May 16… Milwaukee, WI (Frank’s Power Plant)
May 17… Chicago, IL (Ultra Lounge)
May 18… Indianapolis, IN (Indy’s Jukebox)
May 19… Columbus, OH (Carabar)
May 20… Pittsburgh, PA (Belvedere’s)
May 21… Syracuse, NY (Club Fusion)
May 22… Somerville, MA (P.A.’s Lounge)
May 23… Providence, RI (Dusk)
May 24… New York, NY (Union Pool)
May 25… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie)
May 26… Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest)
May 26… Baltimore, MD (Sidebar)
May 27… Louisville, KY (Diamonds)
For a hint of what their live shows are like, here’s a recent performance shot in Sweden.
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