Quick Hits & Clips: These Arms Are Snakes, Living Things, Val Emmich, Willie Basse, Dälek

posted November 11, 2008

  • Behind the scenes footage of These Arms Are Snakes from their upcoming new video for "Red Line Season" has been posted on the Subterranean Blog. The video was produced and directed by "Artificial Army" who has done videos for Thursday, Mars Volta, Blackalicious The Sword and more. The band will also be heading out on a West Coast tour with Trap Them and Narrows in December, and are currently touring Europe w/ label-mates Russian Circles.
  • Living Things are back with their first single "Let It Rain," available for free streaming: QuickTime hi lo; Windows Media Player hi lo. The band's new album "Habeas Corpus" is out in 2009 from Jive/Zomba.
  • The latest music video from Val Emmich is now available. "Get on With It" shows off Emmich's supreme sense of humor and ability to laugh at himself as he battles and obstacle course of ninjas, a slip n' slide, being mauled by dodgeballs, and running through tires. Emmich has also recorded a stripped down version of "American Girl" that was featured on Ugly Betty this season on which Emmich is guest starring as Betty's musician neighbor.
  • Metal Pioneer, Willie Basse releases his second single "Don't Waste My Time!" to Active Rock Radio stations nationwide this week. The new single features Ric Parnell on drums (Spinal Tap, Billy Idol) and was mastered at Oasis Mastering in Burbank, CA by Eddy Schreyer (Queen, Iggy Pop, Slayer). "Don't Waste My Time!" is currently being streamed at his MySpace page.
  • dälek, the Newark based hip hop duo that XLR8R referred to as "...the most innovative hip-hop crew on Earth" and Magnet said created "the soundtrack for our post-millennial angst," will release their new album, Gutter Tactics, on January 27 via Ipecac Recordings. “Absence was the book on how extreme you could go. Abandoned Language had more ambient moments and was the end of that chapter of writing it all either heavy or mellow. Gutter Tactics is more about us continually doing some early hip-hop sh*t but with the attitude of the Melvins or Black Sabbath," explains okt0pus. The album was recorded in the band's newly constructed Union City studio.