May 11, 2021

Phish: LP On LP 01 & 02 Vinyl

Jam veterans Phish have launched a new vinyl series: LP on LP (Live Phish on Long Play). The first two will be released on June 18:

  • LP ON LP 01 has Ruby Waves from Phish’s last show of Summer Tour 2019 at Alpine Valley
  • LP ON LP 02 has Waves from Phish’s technical rehearsal the night before Summer Tour 2011 began at Bethel Woods

St. Vincent: "Down" video

St. Vincent has unveiled a video for Down, the third single from her forthcoming new album Daddy's Home, out on May 14th 2021. The freakishly funky and lopsided rhythms will baffle the dance crowd and ensure she will come out as a winner. The video was made by Bill Benz.

The Guru Guru: (in) snakes & ladders (stakes don't matter)

Belgian noise rockers The Guru Guru have made a video for their new single (in) snakes & ladders (stakes don't matter), a track from their new double EP It's a (Doggy Dog) World / Live in Antwerp (out on June 25). It is a slow burner that takes its time to show its full power. Psychedelic post-rock gives way to mix of pop and metal and vice versa. Intense but accessible. Imagine Triggerfinger in a bar brawl with Deus and De Staat.

May 10, 2021

Porcupine Tree: new YouTube channel; House Of Blues (live in Los Angeles) on vinyl

English prog band Porcupine Tree have launched a new YouTube channel with remastered promo and live videos, most of them in HD and some in 4K. The show in Los Angeles on 30th July 2003 was already available on Bandcamp, but it now comes to dark blue vinyl via Burning Shed:

In the Summer of 2003, Porcupine Tree teamed up with Opeth for a co-headlining tour of North America, performing 15 shows in Canada and USA. This recording captures the band's set at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on 30th July. The band went on first on this particular evening, playing a set of around 90 minutes. Mixed for the first time from the multitrack recording, this is the complete performance with the exception of second encore Trains which suffered from issues due to a guitar string break.

Recorded live at the House of Blues, Los Angeles on 30th July 2003.

Restored and remixed from the 24 track ADAT tapes in 2020. Original recording supervised by Ian Bond. Cut from 48k / 24 bit audio files. 33rpm.


Royal Mail issues Paul McCartney stamps

Eight albums and four photos in the recording studio of Paul McCartney make up a new series of stamps issued by Royal Mail in the UK. The stamps will go on sale on March 28.