I kinda laughed when I got the email from their publicist asking if we’d be interested in interviewing “veteran psych-rock band, The Asteroid No.4” I mean, veterans? How old could they be? That was until I realized that we last spoke to them in 2002–yes, 12 years ago. A lot has happened in the psych-rock … Continue reading 12 Year Itch: Glorious Noise Interview with The Asteroid No. 4
Free MP3 from Brian Jonestown Massacre’s upcoming album, Who Killed Sgt. Pepper. Where’s Matt Hollywood?
I must admit: I got very, very drunk Saturday night. I went to see a couple of local bands who are somehow associated with the Dandy Warhols and ended up mostly incoherent in the back of a cab stinking of gin and Voodoo Donuts. But just before everything went south (and maybe because of it) … Continue reading Cool Band: 1776
There may be no other musical sub genre I love more than the neo-psyche folk rock inspired by the ocean waves and grainy film of David Crosby macking chicks in a Big Sur hot tub. Maybe it’s my combined fascination with 12-string guitars and Charlie Manson (who is getting old, dig his recent mug shot-ed.) … Continue reading Cool Band: Eagle Winged Palace
MP3: The Lovetones – “Journeyman” from Dimensions, out February 24 on Planting Seeds. You can tell that the Lovetones’ Matthew Tow has been a member of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Four minutes of sixties-influenced psychedelic pop. If you enjoy Anton Newcombe’s prettier, more straightforward stuff, you’ll like this song. The Lovetones: web, myspace.
MP3: Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Yeah – Yeah” from My Bloody Underground, out April 15. Note: the track begins with 30 seconds of silence—no idea why. After that, it’s a classic acoustic Anton Newcombe ballad. His voice sounds ragged, scorched, and awesome. Hell yeah. Also: Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Black Hole Symphony”, a ten-minute ambient … Continue reading Brian Jonestown Massacre – Yeah-Yeah
A Rhino interview with the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Includes a live acoustic performance. More Rhino podasts. Also: Not Fade Away – The Rise and Fall and Rise (Again) of OC’s Anton Newcombe, a fascinating article that digs deep into Anton Newcombe’s teenage years, growing up and starting bands in Orange County: “He’d insist that he … Continue reading Brian Jonestown Massacre – Interview and live, acoustic
“Little Elf” by The Out Crowd, Matt Hollywood’s band, from Then I Saw the Holy City. More MP3s, myspace.
Holy shit, it was hot on Sunday. I was pretty sure we were all going to die for a while there. But hey, Glorious Noise suffers unbearable heat so you don’t have to. In this first installment, we cover Day One of Lollapalooza 2005.
“When Jokers Attack” by Brian Jonestown Massacre. From Tepid Peppermint Wonderland on Tee Pee Records.