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ネタもと:オフィシャル

Weight of the World

Official ForumのDavidくんのポストによりますと、
次のシングルのWeight of the WorldのUKでの発売日が来年早々に延期になったようです。(詳細は不明)
他のヨーロッパ諸国では10月31日に発売するようです。ヨーロッパツアーに合わせたんでしょうかね。UKにも戻るのにね。
トロントで収録されたプロモーションビデオはもうすぐオフィシャルサイトで公開予定だって。楽しみですな。
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wow.zip/7.3mb

ネタ元:Weight Of The World – Single Info

Irving Plaza photo

オフィシャルフォーラムで紹介されてたインタビュー
なんかずっと下のほうに落ちてるので、コピペしてみた。
元ページはこちら

mon: black rebel motorcycle club!
mp3: “ain’t no easy way”
website: www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com

the fact that irving plaza is still standing, that brmc’s smoldering, balls-out blues didn’t burn it to its foundation, is a miracle of modern architecture. my ears are still ringing, my thighs are still tingling. here’s some stuff they told me a few weeks ago:

bossBlog: obviously Howl is waaay different from your last record [country vs rock]. what’s the deal? motorcycle accident?
brmc: nah. we’ve always appreciated all the parts that make rock n roll what it is. country, blues, soul, you know, the roots are pretty important. so we’ve been playing songs like this all along. you know, no matter what we’re working on, we always end up sneaking in the acoustic songs.

so Howl’s not a concept record. it’s just us pulling the music apart and representing those songs the best way we know how. and being grounded in those roots helps the band evolve. like we started working on our next record before we finished this one and so far it’s really hardcore and industrial — nine inch nailsy rock n roll — harder than we’ve done before.

bossBlog: gotcha. so do you relate to any of your contemporaries or do you just think of yourselves in terms of roots?
brmc: i liked the feeling for a little while that we were shoulder to shoulder with american bands that were making new sounds. the raveonettes, warlocks, strokes, interpol — for a minute it looked like we could take back mainstream rock radio — but now it feels like … i don’t know … somehow a missed opportunity. i turn on the radio and it’s still the same sh*t for the most part. selfishness killed it. it woulda been better if it kept it’s community feel, but it stopped growing. it gets so competitive when labels drop a band if one single doesn’t catch. and that’s not really the point.

bossBlog: are you listening to anything new?
brmc: yeah sure. i like the warlocks, whatever goldfrapp record that song “doubts” is f#*%ing great. the new raveonettes record is pretty cool. oh and this english band called sister is about to take over the world.

bossBlog: what’s your favorite song on Howl?
brmc: oh man, i don’t think i have a favorite. it’s always changing. “howl” really meant a lot to me, i think “devil’s weight” has the best songwriting and “promise” is my favorite song to play live right now.

bossBlog: finally and most importantly, what were you like in high school?
brmc: i tried not to fit in with any one thing — and that sorta became my thing — i had like one friend in every clique so i could float in and out of all of them without really being anything.
bossBlog: ok. this has been awesome. bye. (obviously i had to leave out tons of other amazingness. boltnote me if you want the whole story.)

そして写真をクリックしたら、素敵な写真が。
http://www.flickr.com/photos/undergrounder/sets/1025713/
なんでか、画像が落とせない。

About Spike

Howl tourのサポートをしているSpikeさんの話題がオフィのフォーラムで出ていたので、補足して調べた上でまとめてみました。

Spike Keating
Swoon 23
Legendary Ether Pony(廃盤?usedありますアマゾン試聴可↓)
http://www.myspace.com/swoon23

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Magic Fingers
ここ(elephant stone record)にMatt Hollywood(元BJM)のthe Out Crowdのインタビューがあって、その真ん中あたりで一緒にバンドやってた話が出てきます。あー、なるほどねーそういうつながりねーって感じですよ。ちなみに、アントン(BJM)とは14の時から知り合いらしい。
というわけで、dandysとも仲良しなわけで”Bohemian Like You”にも出演済
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フォーラムでは言及のないバンドも調べたよ。
Television Eye
ここで1曲聴けます。