By ANDY VIHSTADT
Separated at Birth
Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan premiered the first material from their Gutter Twins project on MySpace last week. The duo, dubbed as the “Satanic Everly Brothers,” will be releasing Saturnalia on Sub Pop on March 4. Get on their space to stream a couple of tracks, including “Idle Hands,” which Dulli says, “fuses Middle Eastern exoticism with shocking guitar riffs that shoot AC/DC boogie into another fucking galaxy.”
If you were lucky enough to be on the Futureheads’ Christmas-card-slash-mailing list, “Crash” should've landed in your inbox a few weeks ago. No word on whether the song will make the final tracklisting on May’s This is Not the World, but if you missed out, you can stream it at the group’s MySpace page. “The Beginning of the Twist” has been announced as the first proper single from LP3, and here’s the band previewing it live on the street for unsuspecting Londoners.
Del tha Funkee Homosapien is straying from camp Hieroglyphics for his fifth solo album, 11th Hour, due in March on Definitive Jux Records. Grab a sample below, thanks to Pitchfork. Also due from Del sometime in 2008 is Deltron Event II, the long-awaited second chapter in his side project with Kid Koala and Dan the Automator.
Del tha Funkee Homosapien, “Bubble Pop” MP3
M. Ward is teaming up with singer/actress/star child Zooey Deschanel for She and Him. The duo’s debut, Volume One, won’t be released until March, but check out their covers of Ricky Nelson’s “Lonesome Town” and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” performed earlier this month at L.A.’s Songs of the City event.
She And Him: "Lonesome Town"
She And Him: "I Put a Spell on You"
I stopped paying attention to Moby once he planted himself on that giant soapbox and got greedy (see The Moby Equation), but the nine-minute trailer mix for Last Night suggests that LP6 might be a break from the usual car-ad soundtrack. Check it out it here ). The album’s due in March, and the bald one describes it as “a love letter to dance music in New York City.”
Kelley Stoltz: “Your Reverie” MP3 from Circular Sounds, due 2/5 on Sub Pop
Ladyhawk: “I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying” MP3 from Shots, due 3/4 on Jagjaguwar (courtesy of Fader)
Jason Collett: “Out of Time” MP3 from Here’s to Being Here, due 2/5 on Arts & Crafts
Eels, Meet The Eels: Essential Eels/Useless Trinkets 1996-2006 (Geffen)
Magnetic Fields, Distortion (Nonesuch)
Cat Power, Jukebox (Matador)
Super Furry Animals, Hey Venus (Rough Trade)
Joe Jackson, Rain (Ryko)
The Mars Volta, The Bedlam in Goliath (Universal)
Hot Chip, Made in the Dark (Astralwerks)
Jason Collett, Here’s to Being Here (Arts & Crafts)
Nada Surf, Lucky (Rough Trade)
British Sea Power, Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade)
The Dirtbombs, We Have You Surrounded (In the Red)
Morcheeba, Dive Deep (Ultra)
The Mountain Goats, Heretic Pride (4AD)
The Raveonettes, Lust, Lust, Lust (Vice)