Quick Hits: Amon Amarth, The Hairs, XPN, The Get Up Kids, Nick Lowe

posted February 19, 2011

  • Decible Magazine's Deciblog has premiered "Slaves Of Fear," the fourth track off Amon Amarth's eagerly anticipated new full-length "Surtur Rising." Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29, 2011, the record marks the eighth studio offering from the band.
  • Brooklyn-based, The Hairs, have announced their debut video for "Duh x 12."
  • XPN announced its I Heart XPN Button Makeover Contest. Until midnight February 20, XPN fans can submit original designs to be featured on a button that XPN will produce for its listeners.
  • The Get Up Kids have posted a new video for "Automatic" off the recently released "There Are Rules." The video was directed by Brendan Costello.
  • Rolling Stone is exclusively premiering the newly-remastered version of "Endless Grey Ribbon" from the long-awaited reissue of Nick Lowe's 1979 classic 'Labour of Lust' (out March 15 on Yep Roc). The track was originally released on the UK version of the album, replaced in the US by "American Squirm" ("Endless Grey Ribbon" later appeared as a b-side in the US to Lowe's hit single "Cruel To Be Kind"). Both songs are included in this deluxe reissue, along with the bonus UK b-side "Basing Street."