The world lost Rik Mayall a few weeks ago. You may have known him as Rick or Prick or The Peoples Poet from the British comedy The Young Ones. Here's a brilliant sample of his work:
Boris' new album Noise came out this week. It is a thing of beauty. That record has completely ruined my listening habits. I can't not listen to it.
August is shaping up to be an amazing month of releases. J Mascis and The Gaslight Anthem both have new records out that month. And they'll both be coming through Pittsburgh in October.
Sub Pop will be releasing Tied To A Star for J. If you pre-order through them, you'll get colored vinyl and an immediate download of the first single Every Morning. He'll be playing at a club the size of my living room when he hits town.
Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem will be released in a few different ways. There will be splattered vinyl available through their web store in August followed by deluxe double vinyl picture discs that will have bonus tracks in September. And they'll be touring with Against Me! Unfortunately, the show is at the venue that shall not be named but certainly try to get beer in me. Boycott broken. Grrr.
Tacocat is one of my new favorite bands. They certainly don't take themselves too seriously. They're on Hardly Art which is some sort of off-shoot of Sub Pop. And they've got a bandcamp page.
A Million Ways To Die In The West was worth leaving the house for based solely on the Doc Brown cameo.
X-Men Days Of Future Past was good but much like all of the other X-Men movies it felt like it was lacking something.
There was a new promo for Gotham:
Thanks for listening.
Rock over London. Rock on Chicago.
Here's the download link:
Out of Step Music Hour Episode 68
Here's the playlist:
1. Stephen Colbert & Black Belles~Charlene II (I'm Over You)~Charlene
2. Resistor~Resistor (Resist Her)~Resistor (Resist Her)
3. Tacocat~Crimson Wave~NVM
4. The Cramps~Mystery Plane~All Tore Up
5. Toadies~Stop It~Rubberneck (Reissue)
6. King Buzzo~The Blithering Idiot~This Machine Kills Artists
7. The Damned~Neat Neat Neat~Peel Session, 11/30/1976
8. The Ruts~In A Rut~In A Rut
9. The Adverts~One Chord Wonders (Single)~Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
10. Mr. Burns~Look At All Those Idiots~The Simpsons Sing The Blues
11. Rollins Band~If You're Alive~Life Time
12. La Sera~Fall In Place~Hour Of The Dawn
13. Pixies~Hey (Live)~Indie Cindy (Deluxe)
14. Ramones~Street Fighting Man~Too Tough To Die (Expanded)
15. The Gotobeds~New York's Alright (If You Like Sex & Phones)~New York's Alright
16. Quicksand~Blister~Manic Compression
17. Tess Brunet~Adele~Au Ras Au Ras
18. Eviction~Living In Emptiness~Who Will Win
20. godheadSilo~Booby Trap~Skyward In Triumph
21. Soul Coughing~Disseminated~Irresistible Bliss
22. Derketa~Darkness Fades Life~Mind Cure April 2014
23. VUM~Valence~Strange Attractor
24. Patton Oswalt~Airplane~My Weakness Is Strong
25. Black Belles~Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)~Charlene