Tuesday, October 30, 2012

P.O.S Receives Generous Donations From Fans

On the eve of the release of his new album, We Don't Even Live Here, P.O.S announced that he unfortunately had to postpone his North American tour due to health issues concerning the urgent need for a kidney transplant. Thanks to the effort and donations from fans, he was able to raise the money for the surgery. Of course, there are still various medical bills to cover after his surgery. For anyone interested in donating, you can do so here. There are a couple of videos explaining his situation and from his new release below. We Don't Even Live Here is in stores now.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Whose House Are You Haunting Tonight? (October 2012)

Side Ahhhhh!
01. Ghost Rider by Suicide
02. Saw a Ghost by Trenchmouth
03. Ghost in My Mind by The Softlightes
04. Ghost Dance Deluxe by Felt
05. Feel Like a Ghost by El-P
06. Ghost Dance by Tomahawk
07. Bad Ghosts by Raveonettes

Side Boo
01. The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson
02. The Ghost Inside by Broken Bells
03. Her Ghost by Jon Brion
04. The Ghost of Rockschool by Belle & Sebastian
05. The Ghost of Snake by Erik Sanko
06. The Ghost That Kept on Haunting by Far

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bobbing For New Releases This Rocktober

Welcome to the month best known as Rocktober (or October to those not interested in be awesome) and this month is packed with such a varied collection of new releases that you are guaranteed to find several new ways to occupy your ears this month including new releases from Tori Amos, Tilly and the Wall, Bat for Lashes, P.O.S, Cody Chesnutt, Ellie Goulding and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Along with several Beach Boys reissues, the month concludes with the double down of two epic box set reissues from The Velvet Underground. If you have not called this month Rocktober yet, then you, sir, have no heart.

Video Graveyard

Since the inception of the music video as a viable musical promotional tool, there have been a lot of videos involving zombies. For example, there is, of course, the legendary clip for "Thriller" as well as "Scream" by Misfits which was directed by the lord of the zombies, George Romero. Let us not forget videos starring The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed or Ke$ha over the last 20 years. One video that hardly ever shows up on the radar is Phantom Planet's clip for "Big Brat" from their third self-titled album. The clip directed by Spike Jonze is pays homage to the old "B" horror movies of yesterday while offering a sweet and bizarre love story. Even more of a reason to love this video. Enjoy this zombie love story in all of its uncensored glory from a band that is clearly obsessed with the dead/undead. Never mind the fact that they wrote and recorded songs called "Raise the Dead" "The Living Dead" and "Stiffs" or appeared on American Dreams as The Zombies or even recorded a song for Stubbs the Zombie (sadly overlooked game), it is the lyrics is "Always on My Mind" that makes me wonder about their love of the undead. You say love song, I say zombie raising incantation.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

GWAR Closes Out A.V. Undercover Season 3 With A Kansas Cover

In TV, a season finale leaves with a cliffhanger or resolves many stories presented throughout the previous episodes or months. When A.V. Undercover presents their season finale (and the last ever in the little round room), you get a group of aliens covering a popular 70's rock song. GWAR takes the Kansas classic, "Carry On Wayward Son" and adds their own humorously brilliant and heavy stamp all over the song especially during the number's memorable chorus. This performance is also notable for the debut of their new guitarist, Pustulus Maximus (Brent Purgason). Seriously, it is GWAR covering Kansas...how could you not enjoy this? After the jump is the video for GWAR's cover of "Carry On Wayward Son" as well as a list the upcoming dates for their Fate or Chaos Tour featuring DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder.