Quick Hits & Clips: EODM, Trail Of Dead, Nada Surf, Gnaw

posted February 14, 2009

  • In an exclusive Valentine's Day-themed interview, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes holds forth on first dates, creating the perfect romantic scenario, and putting love back into rock n' roll. Watch Hughes' interview, the band's Shock Session performance and then check out Boots' "Top Lady Lovin' Songs" playlist.
  • To celebrate the upcoming release of their new record, ...and you will know us by the Trail Of Dead commissioned a viewing gallery of some of frontman Conrad Keely's artwork. The gallery is an interactive visual gallery featuring original artwork created by Keely. Users can browse through his personal artwork and pen drawings as they preview new music from The Century of Self. Be sure to click the link to a piece called The Procession which features a magnifying glass to focus in on the blue ballpoint pen detailed drawing. Trail Of Dead's new record "The Century Of Self" will hit stores on February 17th through the band's own label, Richter Scale Records.
  • Following the successful release of their career spanning limited edition five-album vinyl box set this past November, Nada Surf are excited to be extending their love affair with wax. On April 14th their albums The Proximity Effect, Let Go, and The Weight Is A Gift will be put out individually on vinyl for fans of the warm crackle. The albums have been out of print on vinyl individually for many years, and Nada Surf wanted to re-issue these records and make them available to fans who couldn't get their hands on the box-set this fall. The following night, April 15th, the Brooklyn band plays a home borough one-off show at the intimate Bell House.
  • Gnaw present their debut album This Face, to be released by Belgium's Conspiracy Records on February 20, 2009. Formed in 2006 by Alan Dubin (ex-Khanate, OLD) along with Jamie Sykes (ex-Burning Witch, Thorr's Hammer, Atavist), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (ex-Ike Yard: '80s NYC industrial legends) and Brian Beatrice (Emmy Award winning sound design/mix wizard), Dubin thought it would be fantastic to collaborate with some of his respected musician/friends, all who have diverse music backgrounds to see/hear what would develop.