Quick Hits: Wino, Nick Lowe, Black Tusk, Indian, The Kill Van Kulls

posted February 7, 2011

  • NPR is hosting the premiere of "Hold On Love," the first officially-released track from Scott "Wino" Weinrich's upcoming solo album "Adrift."
  • It's 1978. Nick Lowe has maintained a busy diary, producing sessions for Elvis Costello and The Pretenders, among many others, touring tirelessly with Rockpile etc... In December, he decamped to Eden Studios in London to record his second album 'Labour of Lust.' And a camera crew captured the whole thing! The result is 'Born Fighters,' a fascinating look inside the sessions for two classic albums. Screened only once on Granada Television in the UK, the film was thought lost to the bin of history, but someone has uploaded it to YouTube.
  • Black Tusk will re-issue their debut album "Passage Through Purgatory" this spring via Relapse Records. "Passage Through Purgatory" has been re-mastered, re-packaged with expanded John Dyer Baizley artwork, and includes two bonus tracks.
  • Chicago, IL's Indian has posted the first preview of music taken from their Relapse debut "Guiltless" online. The new track, "No Grace," can be heard now via the band's MySpace and Facebook pages. Guiltless will see its North American release on April 12th (April 25th internationally) on CD, 12" vinyl, and digitally.
  • Indie rockers The Kill Van Kulls have only been together for six months and have already garnered attention from the likes of XFM and BBC. While finding inspiration in a disused mill and working through the night to sharpen their upbeat four to the floor, kick heavy pop songs, The Kill Van Kulls plan to release their first single "Fools Wish" via the band's own label on February 28th.