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Georgia Music News 03/30/15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Clark   
ImageAfter that initial flurry of blistering EPs bursting with rock anthem after rock anthem, Biters have largely held back on the public releases (aside from last year’s “Indigo” single), focusing instead on touring, recording and maintaining their finely tuned look of perpetual rockness. The long drought is about to be drenched, however, as the band has signed a worldwide deal with Earache Records, who’ll be releasing their debut album (not counting the compilation It’s All Chewed Up, OK?) on July 13th, titled Electric Blood. This is great news for a killer band who’ve been working tirelessly on their focused vision and goals. As the single from the album, “Restless Hearts,” puts it: smash your fists into the air!

Ludaversal, the long-delayed eighth studio album from Ludacris (recently honored at the State Capitol for his work with the Ludacris Foundation helping troubled teens), is out March 31st via Disturbing the Peace/Def Jam, with a sharp lookin’ cover photo of Luda’s ’93 Acura Legend parked next to his private jet. Obviously the shot wasn’t snapped anywhere within the city limits of Atlanta or the windows of both would’ve been smashed hours earlier with all his belongings missing.

T.I., who stars in the new movie Get Hard, also does the theme song for the flick, “I Go Hard,” which plays as the end credits roll. So far there hasn’t been a soundtrack released for Get Hard (and there may never be, considering how badly it’s been received), but you can get Tip’s song on iTunes if you so desire.

City Hotel are a nimble outfit from Savannah infusing the bluegrass genre with a rather impressive liveliness. They keep the pace swift on their new CD, Dogged Days, but they never sound less than authentic, even when covering The Whigs.

Reptar’s second album, Lurid Glow, is out March 31st, and the very next day they embarked on a month and a half long tour that winds up May 15th at Terminal West. Cover your ears and rears!

Somebody must have a new LP to promote. Making the chat rounds, Ludacris guests on both The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Conan this Tuesday, March 31st, Late Night with Seth Meyers the following night, and then CBS’s The Talk on Thursday, April 2nd… Trisha Yearwood stops by the syndicated Wendy Williams Show on Thursday, April 2nd… Ciara visits Live with Kelly & Michael on Friday, April 3rd.

Guitar-powered, prog-leaning instrumental act Moonbase will play Live at WREK this Tuesday, March 31st, on Georgia Tech’s student station, 91.1 FM.
Radio Hour Playlist 03/29/15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Clark   
JEFF the Brotherhood - "Voyage Into Dreams"
Useless Eaters - "The Moves"
Diamond Rugs - "Couldn't Help It"
Pow Wows - "I Can See But You Don't Know"
Juliana Hatfield Three - "Invisible"
The Bright Light Social Hour - "Infinite Cities"
The Church - "Globe Spinning"
Mitski - "First Love/Late Spring"
Kaki King - "It Runs and Breathes"
Tobias Jesso Jr. - "Can't Stop Thinking About You"
Springtime Carnivore - "Find a New Game"
A. Sinclair - "How Many Ways"

The Cambodian Space Project - "Dance Twist"
Zoo - "Atoms & Combinations"
In Tall Buildings - "Bawl Cry Wail"
Swoop Swoop - "Tomorrow We Triumph"
Doldrums - "Loops"
Wire - "Blogging"
Tim Lee 3 - "Magnolia Plates"
Lauren Shera - "Howl"
The Pine Hill Project - "I Know You Rider"
Perfect Pussy - "Interference Fits"
James Williamson feat. Ron Young - "Rubber Leg"

The Stomp and Stammer Radio Hour
Sundays 3-5pm Eastern
WMLB, 1690 AM Atlanta

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Radio Hour Playlist 03/22/15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Clark   
Speedy Ortiz - "The Graduates"
Useless Eaters - "The Moves"
JEFF the Brotherhood - "Black Cherry Pie"
Perfect Pussy - "Big Stars"
The Blind Shake - "Tar Paper"
Asleep at the Wheel feat. Willie Nelson & the Quebe Sisters - "Navajo Trail"
The Pine Hill Project - "Farewell to St. Dolores"
The Districts - "Peaches"
Two Gallants - "Some Trouble"
A. Sinclair - "Suit Up"
The Cambodian Space Project - "Dance Twist"
Mark Ronson feat. Andrew Wyatt - "Heavy and Rolling"
Springtime Carnivore - "Keep Confessing"

Lilly Hiatt - "Off Track"
James Williamson feat. Carolyn Wonderland - "Open Up and Bleed"
Torche - "Bishop in Arms"
Parquet Courts - "Sunbathing Animals (live at Third Man)"
The Bright Light Social Hour - "Infinite Cities"
Wire - "Burning Bridges"
Swoop Swoop - "For Real"
Kaki King - "Trying to Speak II"
Tobias Jesso Jr. - "How Could You Babe"
In Tall Buildings - "Flare Gun"
Diamond Rugs - "Thunk"
Colleen Green - "Whatever I Want"

The Stomp and Stammer Radio Hour
Sundays 3-5pm Eastern
WMLB, 1690 AM Atlanta

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News Leak 03/20/15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Susan Moll   
ImageCourtney Barnett has named her long-awaited debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, and you can expect to find it at your favorite record emporium March 24.
The Montreal noise group Doldrums has inked on the dotted line with Sub Pop, and plans to release The Air Conditioned Nightmare, its debut for the label, on April 7. They’ll be stopping by Aisle 5 on April 21 if you’re into that sort of thing…

May 5 is the day Mikal Cronin will issue his third long-player, MCIII. Bonus: He plays the tzouras!

Calexico has completed work on its next album, Edge of the Sun, and plans to release it April 14 via Anti-. Guests include Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, Neko Case, and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell.
Omnivore Recordings has prepared a double-disc reissue of Game Theory’s 1995 Real Nighttime album for a March 17 arrival. The original set has been expanded to include over two dozen bonus cuts and new liner notes contributed by producer Mitch Easter and New Pornographer Carl Newman.
Wire is set to release its 13th studio full-length, a self-titled effort, on April 21…
Omnivore Recordings has put together a collection of Translator demos scheduled to surface on March 31. Titled Sometimes People Forget, the set entails over two-dozen recordings, all chosen by the band, that were created from 1979 through 1985.
May 5 is the day country songbird Shelby Lynne will grace us with her next record, I Can’t Imagine. Guests include Citizen Cope mainstay Clarence Greenwood.

The original lineup of the legendary Northwest garage outfit the Sonics has reconvened for its first album in 30 years, This is the Sonics. It comes out March 31, so prepare to let the good times roll.

Bruce Springsteen, Alejandro Escovedo, Wayne Kramer and Ryan Adams are among the melody makers putting in guest appearances on singer/songwriter Jesse Malin’s next album, New York Before The War. Look for it March 31.

The Jesus and Mary Chain are celebrating the 30th anniversary (!) of the release of Psychocandy with an itinerary of American tour dates slated to begin in May. None, however, are anywhere in our vicinity, damn them…
Oh, Canada! The Besnard Lakes have broken ground on their follow-up to 2013’s fantastic Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO, but they have yet to divulge a working title or potential street date.
Jupiter Ascending PDF Print E-mail
Written by David T. Lindsay   
ImageJupiter Ascending [PG-13]: As throwback space opera, the Wachowskis have ignored that in light of Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity, their hackneyed story borrows too much from more familiar, better sources to be seen as anything other than hammy! With a title referencing the main character played by Mila Kunis, who always seems to act as if googly eyes is the same thing as profound inquisitiveness, housekeeper Jupiter Jones is a Russian immigrant with money problems. I guess that's to make her relatable for young viewers? Targeted as the reincarnated space queen/mom to barbaric rival siblings one million light years away, genetically engineered bounty hunters are sent to return her to the “planet of Dr. Moreau” where inhabitants create hybrids using animal and human subjects to seed worlds that, once over-populated, get “harvested” to create a serum that makes them eternally younger! Bathory indulgence implied! And if you aren’t confused thus far, two warriors recognize Jupiter as the only one who can stand up to the Abrasax royals. Channing Tatum is Caine, who the Wachowskis have turned into an intergalatic “Silver Surfer” wearing glowing hover boots that help him to glide through the cosmos leaving behind a trail that makes his shoes look like he’s riding a skate (surf?) board! There's even a line in the movie where Eddie Redmayne, who for some reason thinks it makes his character mysterious and powerful to whisper his lines, actually says, “…and she called the planet, Earth”! That’s the oldest no-no cliché in all of science fiction!
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