10th Sept Birmingham: Wagon and Horses
11th Sept London: Purple Turtle – ALBUM LAUNCH
Browsing on the Southern Records blog led me to discover that Penny Rimbaud has released a new track, you can find out more on their blog and some details are included below:
PREMONITION 13 will release their debut ’13′ on the 25 July and with the release date fast approaching Volcom have launched an album stream on premonition13.com and have made B.E.A.U.T.Y. available as a second download for all to share (after Pitchfork spin-off Altered-Zones premiered it http://www.alteredzones.com/posts/1531/premonition-13-beauty/)
By now, the musical exploits of Scott “Wino” Weinrich are the stuff of legend. The Obsessed. Saint Vitus. Spirit Caravan. The Hidden Hand. Shrinebuilder. His recent acoustic outing, Adrift. Wino’s latest project sees him plugged back in—both to his amplifier and the full-band format. Enter PREMONITION 13, a musical entity that finds its genesis in jam sessions dating back two decades, when Wino first met fellow guitarist Jim “Sparky” Karow and the two bonded over conversations about magnetism and a common love of Mesoamerican and ancient cultures. And so what started as a series of informal jams out at Karow’s spread in the high California desert—a place once inhabited by Brave New World author and LSD enthusiast Aldous Huxley—eventually became songwriting sessions.
Premonition 13 was formed after Wino and Karow enlisted the talents of Ostinato drummer Matthew Clark and former Meatjack bassist Brian Daniloski, Recorded at RTX guitarist Brian McKinley’s unnamed studio in Costa Mesa, California, PREMONITION 13’s debut sees Wino venturing into territories both new and familiar. “The band has two guitarists, first off, which I did for the first time in Shrinebuilder just a couple of years ago,” he explains. Musically, Wino cites Black Sabbath, King Crimson and his previous conspiracy-minded band The Hidden Hand as reference points for PREMONITION 13. He and Karow also make generous use of the E-Bow, a handheld guitar effect that sustains notes in a battery-powered electromagnetic field. As a reminder, the first MP3 from 13, “La Hechicera de la Jeringa,” can be downloaded for free here and you can view the video on the band’s website http://www.premonition13.com.
13 Track List
Hard To Say
La Hechicera de la Jeringa (Prelude)
La Hechicera de la Jeringa
Deranged Rock N’ Roller
I’ll leave you with some praise from the musical elite:
HENRY ROLLINS: “If you’re looking for a band that really represents America’s youth culture..it’s not The Go-Gos, it’s people like WINO who have nothing to lose, and who have no need to lie. The guy’s got no bullshit. He just says it — if you don’t like it, there’s the door. You can either walk…or if he gets up, you can run. The guy’s talent is undeniable. His charisma is total. He’s a great songwriter. He probably doesn’t even know how good is he on guitar. Wino plays the kind of guitar…like drinking Clorox (bleach) all night long guitar. Like I smoke angel dust and wound people guitar. The guy’s guitar playing sounds like TROUBLE — not the band, the situation.”
PHIL ANSELMO / PANTERA: “When it’s authentic, and when it’s a feel — it can’t be denied. WINO — what a fucking guitar player, number one. And he’s one of my favourite singers — nothing much to prove, just soul-felt vocals. If anyone can ask more than that, then I am not that particular person.”
IAN MACKAYE / FUGAZI: “When you think of him, he’s maybe seven or eight feet tall. But he’s actually not that tall. He just carries that much weight. He’s a legend. When Joe and I first got Fugazi together, it was just ‘Let’s see if we can write a bunch of songs like THE OBSESSED.”
PEPPER KEENAN / COC: “WINO’s music has always been so serious — the fucked up thing about it, that’s the only thing he knows. He’s gonna do that whether he makes a million dollars or ten dollars. To me that’s what always made WINO the quintessential lifer. It’s just what he does. His music is just so goddamned heavy. He means it.”
LEE DORRIAN / CATHEDRAL: “It’s an almost magical kind of music — so much honesty and natural heaviness that comes out of that guy. It’s kind of amazing.”
After devoting late Winter season to writing and recording, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM are in the final stages of completing their fourth full-length opus of epic, earthen Black Metal ceremony.
For over six months the Weaver brothers, Aaron and Nathan, have been immersed in the painstaking writing and recording process of their newest album, and this week the process is nearly complete, at press time the album in its final mixing stages. The Wolves In The Throne Room clan have confirmed the title of this forthcoming astral black metal document as Celestial Lineage.
The transmutation reaches a new level with the completion of the album. In contrast to the bleakly hypnotic architecture of Black Cascade, the lifespan of Celestial Lineage breathes more expansive and visionary life into the duo’s work. The Wolves In The Throne Room trademark long-form approach to arrangement remains intact, but there is a stronger thread of Popul Vuh-inspired underworld synthscapes and star-lit pulse woven with the intertwining guitar figures. Celestial Lineage will end a trilogy of releases which began with Two Hunters (2007), and is segued by Black Cascade (2009), and like both previous albums, will be released via Southern Lord, with a street date of September 12, 2011 now confirmed. Three songs on the album feature Jessika Kenney’s liturgical choir and solo voice, as heard on Two Hunters as well as 2009′s Malevolent Grain EP, the album also including orations from Aaron Turner (Isis).
Stated WITTR drummer Aaron Weaver of the writing process for Celestial Lineage: “An ornate constellation of imagery is what that guides the songwriting process. Cedar temples crowned with burnished bronze domes glimpsed in a remote valley. Wild Midsummer bonfires and feasting on roasted flesh. All of the sounds serve to evoke the images that exist in our minds eye. With this record we’re going to explore an entirely new palette of sound. We want the instruments to sound like the liturgical music of a cedar cult.“
Besides closing out a trilogy within Wolves In The Throne Room’s own annals, Celestial Lineage also marks the final release to ever be recorded in engineering wizard Randall Dunn’s infamous Aleph Studio, the birthplace of a plethora of groundbreaking releases from Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, Cave Singers, Bjork/Omar Souleyman and countless more over the past decade, as well as where the immense tones and energy on WITTR’s lauded Two Hunters and Black Cascadealbums were captured. Below are a few brand new in-studio photos from these special recording sessions.