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King Khan & the Shrines announce U.S. release of What Is?!

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , on Friday, February 20, 2009 by Ryan Buege

The long running Berlin, Germany by way of French Canada garage-soul-rock band, King Khan and the Shrines, have announced a US release for their 2007 album What Is?! through their US label Vice Records. What many people might not know is that the recent The Supreme Genius Of album was simply a greatest hits compilation of songs that Khan has already released across the pond. This is why, as you might notice, several of the beloved songs from that release from last year are also on this full length album

It’s great that What Is?! will get to see the light of day as their second release through Vice. Look for it on April 21, 2009. Right now, you can listen to a few of the tracks on the band’s MySpace page. .

1. (How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way
2. I Wanna Be A Girl
3. Welfare Bread
4. Land of the Freak
5. I See Lights
6. 69 Faces of Love
7. No Regrets
8. Cosmic Serenade
9. Le Fils Du Jaques Dutronc
10. Let Me Holler
11. In Your Grave
12. Take A Little Bit
13. Fear & Love
14. The Ballad Of Lady Godiva

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New Audio: Black Lips – “Trapped in a Basement”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Erik Burg

While I’m not, by any means, a huge fan of the Black Lips, usually one or two from each album usually gets my attention enough to put on repeat for a while. Their third album, due to drop the 24th of this month, entitled 200 Million Thousand has been getting some play around the blogosphere as of late. This cut comes courtesy of the great people at I Guess I’m Floating. “Trapped in a Basement” is a bit of a change from their other material, but for me at least, it’s a welcome change. Shifting from the sound that makes me want to smash an empty beer bottle over my friends head, “Trapped” takes it down a notch while still remaining interesting. The lo-fi production remains, the scratchy vocals remain, but along with this track comes the lingering feeling that these guys would have fit in perfectly with the Doors, Yardbirds, and other classic rock groups. 

It’s definitely worth a look, and it’s definitely going to put some people off, but in the end I believe it’s a great step forward for the psych-rock-grunge band. Keep your eyes out for this release on the 24th on Vice Records. Enjoy!

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mp3: Black Lips – “Trapped in a Basement”