The Red Eye Flight


Posted in radiohead by huckd on October 7, 2009

Thom-Yorke-and-Flea-play--001Thom Yorke debuted his new solo band (which features Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea) in Los Angeles this past weekend at the Orpheum (plus a rehearsal at the Echoplex nightclub), performing his 2006 solo album “The Eraser,” in its entirety, plus 7 new songs. One of those new songs–“Lotus Flower”–has already moved into Radiohead material territory. Now word has it that Yorke and crew will be reconvening at their Oxfordshire studio this winter to record sessions for a new Radiohead album. Guitarist Ed O’Brien told NME that the band would “definitely” have a record ready for release by next year. Despite their digital fascination, O’Brien insisted that the new record would be pressed to vinyl and CD, regardless if it came out digitally-ala “In Rainbows.”

Radiohead recently released a free download of the one-off track, “These are My Twisted Words,” which probably won’t appear on the album–according to O’Brien.


Download: New Vampire Weekend track “Horchata”

Posted in Uncategorized by huckd on October 5, 2009

Vampire Weekend "Horchata"Click the link below to check out the first track off Vampire Weekend’s forthcoming album entitled “Contra.” The influences of Paul Simon and African-pop still permeate their sound strongly. Hear for yourself:


10/6 – Montreal, QC Le National
10/8 – Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
10/15 – London, UK King’s College
10/22 – Paris, FR Nouveau Casino
11/02 – Long Beach, CA The Art Theater
11/05 – Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s
11/07 – Lafayette, CA Town Hall Theatre
11/08 – Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
11/09 – Visalia, CA The Cellar Door
11/10 – San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
11/12 – Bakersfield, CA Chencho’s
11/14 – Lomita, CA VFW Hall
11/17 – Tokyo, JAP Tokyo Unit
11/21 – Sydney, AUS Oxford Art Factory

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*Spoiler* Third Man Records Announces Record Club Batch #2 Releases

Posted in dead weather, the white stripes, third man records, vinyl by huckd on October 4, 2009

On Sept. 30, Third Man Records made a post on their “vault” page announcing the release¬† of their next round of limited-edition vinyl albums and goodies.

The meat of the release is a 2008 Raconteurs performance recorded in London, which is pressed to two 180-gram vinyl. Also being included in the package is a 7″ White Stripes single of¬† alternate takes of”Let’s Shake Hands” and “Look Me Over Closely.” “Let’s Shake Hands” was the first 7″ single released by the Detroit duo back in March 1998 during a limited pressing of 1,000 red-clear vinyl. There were subsequent 1,000-copy pressings in 2002 (black vinyl) and 2008 (with stenciled cover art by original artist Dion Fischer.)

The White Stripes: "Let's Shake Hands" debut 7" (1998, Italy Records)

The White Stripes: "Let's Shake Hands" debut 7" (1998, Italy Records)

Lastly, the second installment package will include a Rob Jones-designed Dead Weather screen print. Also to the appeasement of many fans, Third Man Records will be overhauling their shipping practices after many fans complained of bent records from round one.

Your turntable still lives on.