Quick Hits & Clips: Julian Casablancas, The Bled, Black Tusk, Drink Up Buttercup, Brand New

posted January 14, 2010

  • Tune in with Julian Casablancas tomorrow, Friday, January 15th, as he takes over the XPN airwaves at 8 pm EST. The solo indie-rocker and Strokes front man will share some of his favorite tunes from Iggy Pop, Beirut, Stevie Wonder, Guided By Voices and many more. Plus, you'll hear Casablancas play a live set of songs from his new solo album, "Phrazes for the Young!"
  • The Bled has a brand new MySpace page and they've posted two new songs from their upcoming Rise Records release "Heat Fetish," available March 2nd, on the site.
  • Savannah, GA's Black Tusk entered the studio this past Monday to begin work on their Relapse debut and follow-up to "Passage Through Purgatory." Black Tusk are recording at the Jam Room Recording Studio in Columbia, SC with engineers Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich. The album's tentative title is Taste The Sin and advance song titles include "Unleash The Wrath," "Double Clutchin, Part 1," "Redline, Part 2," "The Take Off, Part 3," and "The Ride, Part 4."
  • Drink Up Buttercup will release a live video document of every song from their debut record, stripped of studio trickery & audio comfort zones, embracing the strange surroundings they find themselves in - basements filled with balloons, children's playgrounds and old folks homes.. One
    new track will be released every Tuesday, culminating, on March 23rd, with the release of their debut LP "Born and Thrown on a Hook." The project began earlier this week in the basement of Jim & Farzad's parents' houses with the record's opening track "Seasickness Pills."
  • The long awaited vinyl version of Brand New's critically acclaimed third album, "The Devil & God Are Raging Inside Me," will be released on March 23rd on the band's own Procrastinate! Music Traitors label. The double LP will be pressed on white vinyl and will contain an additional lyric sheet that wasn't included in the CD version.