For the uninitiated, Morrissey started his career in music as the singer/lyricist of The Smiths. After the band broke up in 1987, Morrissey went on to a successful solo career with his debut Viva Hate, scoring hits like "Everyday Is …
Planning on buying Morrissey's latest release, World Peace Is None of Your Business (Harvest Records)? Check out the exclusive Best Buy Edition, which is a double-disc digipak with six extra tracks.
The new tracks are:
One of Our Own
Drag the River
Julie in the Weeds
World Peace is None of Your Business (Best Buy Edition)
Below is an unboxing video of the Best Buy version.
We last saw Australian four-piece The Jungle Giants open up for San Cisco on their National tour in 2012.
The Brisbane-based band was at SXSW to promote their debut album Learn To Exist, which came out last August 2013.
The Jungle Giants tour dates:
Mar 28 The Metro Theatre *Lic/AA* Sydney
Mar 29 Rics Big Backyard Brisbane
Mar 30 Alhambra Lounge *U18s* Brisbane
Apr 04 The Corner Melbourne
Apr 05 Sounds Loud Festival *U18s* Melbourne
Apr 05 The Corner Melbourne
Apr 20 Autumn Sounds Bundaberg Qld
Apr 25 Groovin The Moo Oakbank
Apr 26 Groovin The Moo Maitland
Apr 27 Groovin The Moo Canberra
May 03 Groovin The Moo Bendigo
May 04 Groovin The Moo Townsville
May 09 The Rosemount Perth
May 10 Groovin The Moo Bunbury Wa
May 17 One Night Stand Mildura Vic
Watch Brody and The Jungle Giants at Maggie Mae's in Austin, Texas, for SXSW 2014.
Morrissey fans should spot the obvious reference to "Girlfriend in a Coma", and I'll have to admit that was the reason why I've been following the career of Girl in a Coma since 2004 through a handful of wonderful demos.
I just got word that one of my favorite band, Girl in a Coma, covered one of my favorite singer, David Bowie, all wrapped up by a new video by one of my favorite director, Robert Rodriguez.
The song is taken from their Adventures in Coverland series of cover 7", out on Blackheart Records (yes, that is Joan "Runnaway" Jett's record label).
I can only speculate about the Rodriguez video came about because GIAC's song, "Yo Oigo", appeared on the soundtrack to the trailer-turned-movie Machete. However, according to Spin.com, the director was already a big fan.
The music video came from last year's SXSW, where Rodriguez filmed clips of them, then followed up with their hometown gig in San Antonio. Basically, he surprised the girls with the video for "As the World Falls Down".
What's interesting about the music video, is that the audio is a mixture of GIAC's "BB" and maybe a live version of the Bowie cover. Check out the original studio version from Adventures in Coverland on Blackheart's website.
Here's the latest tour dates, check them out if they're coming to your town:
09/23: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
09/24: Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico Gathering
09/29: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
09/30: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Hall
10/02: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/03: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/04: Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
10/05: Providence, RI @ Club Hell
10/08: Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
10/09: Newport, KY @ Southgate House
10/11: Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
10/23: Helotes, TX @ Josabi's
10/30: Houston, TX @ Tom Bass Park Amphitheatre
11/05: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar
11/19: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater (w/ The Dresden Dolls)
11/20: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (w/ The Dresden Dolls)
11/21: Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa (w/ The Dresden Dolls)
September 2014: For the first time in nearly two decades, the Morrissey concert film, Introducing Morrissey, is finally made available on the DVD format, courtesy of Rhino Entertainment (US), and Parlophone (UK). The film actually did very well for its first week in the charts, #2 in the UK Music Video Chart and #14 in the US Music Video Chart.