Monday, December 04, 2006


Oasis will release the title track from their recent tour documentary, Lord Don't Slow Me Down, as their next single. The song, which was recorded during the sessions for the band's 2005 album, Don't Believe The Truth, will be released a week before next year's Brit Awards, which take place on February 14. The band are due to pick up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event ...

The Killers have joined this year's race to be Christmas No 1 by releasing a brand new festive track. The Las Vegas band will release A Great Big Sleigh, although it is expected only to be available as a download. Speaking to NME, frontman Brandon Flowers explained exactly what got him in the Christmas spirit. "There are some great Christmas tunes that have been recorded over the years from the likes of George Michael (in Wham!) and John Lennon. "Sometimes you forget. You get so caught up in business and being an adult that you forget to have fun and enjoy things and be nice to people." A Great Big Sleigh is out on December 5 ...

Einstuerzende Neubauten shows up American indie rock outfits who think a 15- or 20-member choir's pretty hot stuff on the German act's latest CD. The joined with a 100-member choir, recruited from its avid online fan club, for Palast Der Republik. The DVD captures the veteran industrial/experimental act fattening up its lineup for a Nov. 4, 2004 show in the former East German Republic's former parliament building. The set, which followed in support of the act's 2004 Mute Records Effort, Perpetuum Mobile, hits stores March 13 from Music Video Distributors ...

That hush-hush live album available only at The New Pornographers' merch table on its latest tour will soon be a little easier to find. You won't have to be one of the few who caught the Pornographers on their latest Canadian tour to get a shot at picking up its fittingly titled Live! release. Copies of the limited-edition effort are set to show up in the band's online shop in upcoming weeks. A firm online-only release date for the effort has yet to be pinned down. Live! was taped while the band toured to support last year's Twin Cinema (Matador) between September 2005 and March 2006. The follow-up to Twin Cinema is also tentatively scheduled for a summer or fall release from Matador ...

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists will have their Touch and Go Records debut in stores this spring. The act's Living with the Living is set for a March 20 release from Touch and Go, according to Billboard. The 14-track effort was produced by Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, and follows up the band's 2004 effort, Shake the Sheets ...

Idlewild have announced details of their new album. They are set to release Make Another World in February, reports They also plan to release a new single, If It Takes You Home, on December 4 ...

The Ponys are set to release their first album from the Matador stables this spring. Get excited, but also get ready for a three and a half month wait: The band's Turn the Lights Out won't make it into stores until March 20. No cover art or track listing for the album has been revealed ...

Talk about a low-key label debut: The Higher's first release as an Epitaph band will come in the middle of December as a digital release. The band will release its four-cut Pace Yourself Tuesday (Dec. 12) to iTunes. If you're not a fan of Apple DRM, the rest of the digital retailers will receive it Jan. 12. The four-song effort was produced by Mike Green (The Matches), and precedes the band's On Fire, full-length, which will be available in good, old-fashioned hard-copy from Epitaph Feb. 20 ...

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas !!!
Gravenhurst - Fire In Distant Buildings + Flashlight Season !!!
Queenadreena - The Butcher And The Butterfly
Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas (Vol.1 - Vol.3)
Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas (Vol.4 - Vol.5)
Laibach - Anthems
Scandy - 13 Ways To Masturbate
Loxsly - Maps And Organs !!!
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
VA - Badass Cinema
VA - 16 Garage Funk Hits
Indie Electronic & DJ: Enduser, The Muse Rapt, Royksopp, Dj XP Woodoo, Man With No Name, etc.
Albums: Depeche Mode, Slipknot, System Of A Down, Trivium, A Perfect Circle, Chimaira, etc.
Billy Idol - Happy Holidays: Christmas Album (2006)


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