The Damned: “Neat Neat Neat (Late Late Show)

The first of the The Damned‘s performances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is now available online. The performance is to support the band’s brand new album, So, Who’s Paranoid which was released digitally on October 28, 2008. The digital release will be followed by a physical release on November 17th in the UK and the 12th of December in the US.

Craig talks about his first exposure to the Damned and punk rock and how the music reminded him of “musical fighting.” The single was the second single from the band and first released in 1977.

The record follow 2001’s Grave Disorder which was released on Nitro Records.

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Death By Stereo complete album

Death By Stereo have revealed the details of their long-awaited new studio album. Frontman Efrem Schulz mentioned in a recent interview that the album is now complete and will be titled Death Is My Only Friend. The record follows Death For Life which was released in 2005. Efrem also mentioned some additional details:

We recorded it with Jason Freese (Green Day) and Jay Baumgardner who has done just about every rad record under the sun! We are so pumped, it blows all the records we’ve ever done away!”

The new album is expected to drop sometime in 2009. It will not be released on the band’s longtime home, Epitaph, however. The band are currently free agents. The group also recently announced some shows with Suicidal Tendencies in December.
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Win tickets and CDs from The (International) Noise Conspiracy

The (International) Noise Conspiracy On November 25, 2008, The (International) Noise Conspiracy will be releasing their new album, Cross Of My Calling. But just prior to that, they will be headed to the United States for a six day tour. To celebrate the new album and the tour, we’re giving away copies of the album, posters and tickets to the show of your choice.

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Nada Surf plans vinyl box set

Nada Surf have unveiled plans to follow up 2008’s Lucky with a five-disc vinyl box set featuring all five of Nada Surf’s studio records. Due out November 25, 2008 and limited to 1,000 numbered copies, the career-spanning box contains all five studio albums on vinyl, an exclusive repressing of the first 7″ single, and full-color 24-page lyric and photo book. It will also include download codes for MP3 versions of The Weight Is A Gift, The Proximity Effect, Let Go, Lucky and a collection of rare and out-of-print bonus tracks and b-sides.
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These Arms Are Snakes release new 7-inch split with Tropics

We-Be Records has announced a new split from These Arms Are Snakes and Tropics. The split will feature exclusive tracks from both. TAAS offer up ‘Meet Your Mayor’, and Tropics ‘Future Gets Tense’. It’s limited to 500 copies, on heavyweight white vinyl, and was mastered at Abbey Road studios, London.

The release coincide with both band’s tour of the UK alongside Russian Circles.
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More about upcoming Beastie Boys album

Beastie Boys have performed another interview discussing their next full length. The band’s last album, The Mix-Up, was a strictly instrumental affair but the new one is expected to have the group’s trademark hip hop and punk mix and more… “scatological” lyrics. MCA and Mike D. explained:

It’s pretty scatological, to be completely honest. There are probably more scatological lyrics on this particular album than ever before,” MCA added. “If you don’t know what that means, go home and look it up. Not to give too much away, but there are in-depth studies on animal behavior and their organs. Actually Beastie Boys: Animal Kingdom is really not a bad title for it – just going to put that out there.

The long-running, Hall of Fame-nominated group released their last album with vocals, To The 5 Boroughs, in 2004.
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Slayer, Converge, Slint, Today is the Day make “Creepiest Guitar Riffs”

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, so the Halloween-themed articles are coming fast and furious. One of the more interesting ones is this feature from IGN which lists the 10 “Creepiest Guitar” riffs and some favorites make the list.

Along with a number of black metal bands, the site names Slint‘s “Nosferatu Man” from Spiderland, Slayer‘s “South of Heaven” from South of Heaven, Converge‘s “Jane Doe” from Jane Doe and Today Is the Day‘s “Willpower” from Willpower.

You can check out the list along with samples of each song here.
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