Quick Hits & Clips: Vektor, The Chord And The Fawn, Saosin, Lucero, Tegan And Sara, Eyehategod

posted September 22, 2009

  • Futuristic thrashers Vektor have announced the release of their debut full length album "Black Future," set for worldwide release on November 17th 2009, on Heavy Artillery Records. Vektor are currently preparing to hit the road for their first national tour in support of Black Future alongside label mates Exmortus.
  • The Chord and the Fawn have announced that they will release their debut full-length album on December 1st. The band have taken their ukulele and other musical trinkets to Flowers Studio (The Jayhawks, The Replacements, Mark Mallman, Motion City Soundtrack) in Minneapolis where they are working on their debut full length titled "M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I." With engineer Peter Anderson and producer Tom Rehbein, the production is sure to match the talent of this young duo and generate a huge buzz in the Twin Cities. The group has posted a track called "Love, Sex, and Rock 'N' Roll" on their MySpace page.
  • The first video from Saosin's new album "In Search Of Solid Ground" is the single "Changing" which you can now view on MySpace!
  • To promote Lucero’s new album "1372 Overton Park," the band commissioned a music video for each song on the record. While these videographer’s level of experience ranged, some holding only handy-cams, others with years of training under their belt, they sought out videographers with one thing in common: they’re all huge Lucero fans and wanted to make a video. Videographer Alex Mecum, who works for Bottom of the Bottle Productions (NBC’s Today Show, Columbia Pictures’ Girl Interrupted, MTV’s Choose or Lose), shot a video for "Darken My Door" starring a homeless puppet. The band will be premiering a new video every Thursday leading up to the release of 1372 Overton Park on October 6th.
  • To accompany the release of Matthew Spektor's book, That Summertime Sound, audio recordings were made of readings done by Jeremy Irons, James Franco, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr). Check out an excerpt read by Sara Keirsten Quin of Tegan and Sara. The book follows the 19-year-old narrator as he is forced to choose between going home to Los Angeles to a detached family or a rock n' roll adventure into the heartland of America.
  • New Orleans' Eyehategod have spent the last two decades at odds with a corrupt music industry, using their music as a proverbial middle finger aimed at everything from government officials to sanctimonious shitheads hiding behind organized religion. "Confederacy Of Ruined Lives" is their fourth studio album, released in late 2000. Vinyl-only imprint I'm Better Than Everyone Records is collaborating with Eyehategod on its vinyl release. This extremely special release will be available to the masses on Tuesday, October 22nd and will be available in two versions: The main edition will behand numbered and limited to 400 on thick black vinyl. There will also be an extremely limited edition of 100 hand numbered copies on white vinyl with tan and black splatter. Both editions will be encased in a deluxe triple gatefold! Pre-order options are available now.