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Mark Stewart vs. Primal Scream “Autonomia”Video Premiere

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by dk

Starting out as a teenager in the late 70s with the Pop Group and thru the 80’s with the Maffia up to his new solo record, Mark Stewart has led the attack on conformist reality. Mark is a constant inspiration and a true Thief of Fire. A poet of paranoia and a great laugh. What a guy.” – Primal Scream


 Approaching the release of his eagerly anticipated album The Politics of Envy (due out March 26th via Future Noise Music), Mark Stewart has joined forces with fellow subversive musical compatriot Bobby Gillespie and his band, Primal Screamto release the video for his first single ‘Autonomia.

Directed by Douglas Hart, founding member and bassist of The Jesus and Mary Chain, the video exhibits a raw, riotous & feverish vivacity infused with the artists’ trademark punk rock ethos to convey the song’s deep political message.

Written about Carlo Giuliani, an autonomist protestor killed in the 2001 G8 demonstrations in Genoa, ‘Autonomia’ features Bobby Gillespie‘s frenetic call-and-response chant with Stewart.  Stewart explains that when he started writing the song “it was kind of like a protest song … afterwards I started getting on with Bobby and I asked Adrian [Sherwood] about doing it.  It’s important that people hear about the story, it’s the message and the atmosphere as much as anything.”  ‘Autonomia’ the single will be released through Future Noise Music on February 20th.

Hart, who has been orchestrating music videos for over 30 years, has directed over 80 videos, including a number of videos for Primal Scream. Recently he directed a semi autobiographical short film entitled “Long Distance Information” which was screened at the 2011 London Film Festival.

Joining Bobby Gillespie and Primal Scream on the album is cult film-maker Kenneth Anger, original Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levene, NYC punk innovator Richard HellLee ‘Scratch’ PerryGina Birch of the Raincoats, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, Jesus And Mary Chain bassist Douglas HartFactory Floor, and Daddy G of Massive Attack. 

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Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) Announces Release Date & Album Title ‘The Politics of Envy’+ Special Guests

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by dk

MARK STEWART (The Pop Group)
Announces Solo Album
‘The Politics of Envy
Out March 26, 2012 on Future Noise Music

Special Guests include:
Kenneth Anger, Richard Hell, Keith Levene (Clash/PiL),
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Gina Birch (Raincoats),
Tessa Pollitt (
Slits)Douglas Hart (Jesus And Mary Chain),
Factory Floor, Youth, Daddy G (Massive Attack),

Bobby Gillespie
 and all of Primal Scream.

 

Tracks:  1. Vanity Kills  2. Autonomia  3. Gang War  4. Codex  5. Want  6.Gustav Says  7.Baby Bourgeois  8.Method to the Madness  9. Apocalypse Hotel  10. Letter to Hermione  11. Stereotype
“The reality-subverting punk-and-beyond maverick returns with heavy friends.”
– Ian Harrison, Mojo

“Mark Stewart changed everything”
– Nick Cave

“Mark is my hero”
– Daddy G, Massive Attack

“I didn’t want that song to end ever! It’s crazy to get to play with one of my heroes, I kind of can’t believe it.”
– St. Vincent

“Mark Stewart has led the attack on conformist reality. Mark is a constant inspiration and a true Thief of Fire.”
– Primal Scream

Never has there been a better time for the return of Mark Stewart.
At the end of 2011, a year of riots, revolutions, occupations and increasing collapse of the global financial system Mark Stewart returns with the limited 7” of Children of the Revolution, perfectly capturing the restless mood on today’s streets worldwide to create the apocalyptic dancehall mutation of T. Rex’s glam classic.

His new album The Politics of Envy is due out 26th March, 2012 through Future Noise Music, and features a stellar cast, including cult film-maker Kenneth Anger, original Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levene, NYC punk innovator Richard HellLee ‘Scratch’ Perry,Gina Birch of the Raincoats, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, Jesus And Mary Chain bassistDouglas HartFactory FloorDaddy G of Massive Attack and all of Primal Scream.

All roads have been leading to this. The Politics of Envy cages, consolidates and hotwires the rampant barrage of elements which have infused Mark Stewart’s work since his first band, The Pop Group blasted the post-punk landscape.

“The whole thing grew out of some art thing I was trying to do with Kenneth Anger, some kind of avatar…it’s passing it on but also paying homage. Anger’s spirit kind of hangs over the whole thing,” explains Mark.

Vanity Kills kicks off the resulting LP with Kenneth Anger on Theremin, plus Richard Hell and Bristol new blood Kahn. Followed by Autonomia, featuring Bobby Gillespie’s frenetic call-and-response chant with Stewart, who wrote the song about Carlo Giuliani, killed at the 2001 G8 demonstrations in Genoa. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry guests on Gang War, spitting diamonds, with Tessa Pollitt blanketing the dense, heavyweight urban dubscape, before Stewart takes us into the slo-mo coldwave ofCodex. Joined by Factory Floor and Youth for Want, Stewart then hits us with the album’s fine example of 21st-century schizoid wall of sound Gustav Says.

Railing against “corporate cocksuckers” and declaring “sanity sucks” on the cool disco electro Baby Bourgeois, we’re then taken into the huge, seething synth-crawl of Method to the Madness, providing one of the album’s atmospheric highlights, gouging beyond industrial or dubstep to create a frightening new take on modern mood music. Daddy G’s unmistakable deep-throat intonations make the perfect garnish for the bleak, heaving whale of a tune, that is Apocalypse Hotel. Being mutual fans of their work, Stewart gives us his version of David Bowie’s Letter to Hermione, now a spookily-orchestrated, beat-less lament. Stewart turns on the light and lets Keith Levene unleash some of his inimitable metal guitar jangle on Stereotype. They are joined by Factory Floor and Gina Birch on this slice of gorgeously-melancholic brilliance, an effortless modern pop classic, which provides the perfect end to this intoxicatingly provocative set of songs.

Continuing an unmatchable track record of anarchic pioneering and seismic influence, Mark Stewart is back with his eighth album and what must be his most high profile project to date, reasserting him as one of the great volcanic creative minds.

Check out the video for “Nothing is Sacred” 


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The Misfits Announce First New Album in Nearly a Decade & US Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , on August 18, 2011 by dk

 

Misfits Announce First New Album in Nearly

a Decade: The Devil’s Rain, Out October 4th

on Misfits Records

 
Band Kicks Off Lengthy US Tour in September

Punk icons the Misfits return with their long-awaited, first full-length release of all-new, original material in nearly a decade. Rooted in the horror and sci-fi themes their audience craves, The Devil’s Rain will be released October 4th on Misfits Records.  It was produced by Ed Stasium, who’s credits include the Ramones’ Road to Ruin and Too Tough to Die, as well as the Misfits’ 1999 release Famous Monsters
 
The Devil’s Rain showcases a jaw-dropping, two-panel front/back cover painting featuring the rebirth of the band’s iconic “Fiend” mascot in an epic setting rendered by Arthur Suydam (known for his immensely popular work on the Marvel Zombies series, among others). The band’s current lineup – consisting of founding member Jerry Only on vocals/bass, Black Flag alum Dez Cadena, and drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce – will kick off an extensive US tour in September.
  
In 1977, at the dawn of the punk movement the Misfits set out to make an impression, and created a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. Immortalizing black and white B horror films in their music, the Misfits developed a ghoulish and totally unique persona of their own that’s consistently evolved over the years, while remaining true to its roots. The band’s iconic “Fiend Skull” logo has become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.

Bands across the spectrum of rock have covered their material, including Metallica, Guns ‘n’ Roses, My Chemical Romance and countless others citing the ‘Fits as a key influence. Boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, the Misfits are generating more interest today than ever before. With new releases charting higher than all priors, and constant touring around the globe, their diverse demographic and legion of “fiends” (as their fans are affectionately known), multiplies daily.

For both fans of their classics and newcomers discovering the band for the very first time, The Devil’s Rain embodies the ferocity and melody that have made the Misfits omnipresent and immortal. One thing is certain, The Misfits are here to stay and every day is Halloween.

 
Misfits Tour Dates:

(All dates w/JuiceheaD as direct support except for *)
 
09/16:  Rome, Italy @ Piper Club
09/17:  Harelbeke, Belgium @ Rat Rock Festival
09/23:  Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
09/24:  Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
09/29:  Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
09/30:  Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/02:  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/03:  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/04:  West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/05:  Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theater
10/06:  Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/07:  Scottsdale, AZ @ The Canyon
10/08:  Albuquerque, NM @ Historic El Rey Theater
10/09:  Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/12:  Murfreesboro, TN @ Gilligan’s
10/14:  Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/15:  Auburn, ME @ Club Texas
10/16:  Danvers, MA @ The Palace Ballroom
10/20:  Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
10/21:  Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/22:  Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/26:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
10/28:  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/29:  Toledo, OH @ The Omni
10/31:  New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
11/03:  Rosedale, MD @ Recher Theater
11/04:  Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/05:  Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
11/06:  Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/09:  Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen Music Hall
11/10:  Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
11/11:  Oklahoma City, OK @ Samurai’s
11/12:  San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/14:  Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/17:  Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
11/18:  Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/19:  Daytona Beach, FL @ Sickboys
11/20:  Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
 
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Download: MYSELF-Reality T.V. (Feat. UK Grammy Winner Don Letts of Big Audio Dynamite)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by dk

MYSELF features the musicians: Fishbone, Ivan Neville, Leon Mobley of Ben Harper, Rocky George of Suicidal Tendencies, Greg Bell & UK Grammy winner Don Letts of Big Audio Dynamite.
Reality T.V. is From the album Punk Floyd, released on 15th August 2011 on Glasstone Records
Download: MYSELF-Reality T.V. (Feat. UK Grammy Winner Don Letts of Big Audio Dynamite)


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R.I.P.Poly Styrene 1957-2011

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by dk

We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter,  won her battle on Monday evening (4/25/11)  to go to higher places. Poly Styrene was born Marianne Elliot Said on June 3, 1957. She passed away due to cancer.
 
Poly Styrene was a punk amongst punks. A groundbreaking presence that left an unrepeatable mark on the musical landscape, she made history the moment she uttered, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” The influence of Poly and X-ray Spex has been felt far and wide ever since. The seminal album Germ Free Adolescents is a landmark work and a primary influence on Britpop and Riot Grrrl. At the center of it was Poly Styrene, a bi-racial feminist punk with the perfect voice to soundtrack rebellion. Poly never sacrificed the intelligence or the fun in her music and style. Her trademark braces and dayglo clothes were a playful rejection of the status quo and of conformity and complacency. She dissected gender politics, consumer culture, and the obsessions of modern life in a way that made us all want sing along with her.
 
At the core of Poly’s work from Germ Free Adolescents through Generation Indigo, is a revolutionary with a genuine love for this world and the people and things in it. Her indomitable heart is all over the new material from her championing of cruelty free products and as she put it, “being conscious of the slaughterhouse culture” (“I Luv Ur Sneakers”) to giving voice to marginalized poor people worldwide (“No Rockefeller”) to tackling racism (“Colour Blind”). Poly Styrene never stopped exciting us with her incisive world-view, amazing wit, and her adventurous sound. It is impossible to imagine what modern music would be like without her incalculable contributions but it’s probably not worth imagining a world that never had Poly Styrene in it.
 
A thrilling work from a true pioneer and rebel in every sense, Poly Styrene’s album Generation Indigo is out today through Future Noise Music and was produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, The Fireman, Edwyn Collins).The album’s fusion of punk spirit, and fresh sounds has already received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic from Spin, NPR, NME, MOJO and countless others. The forward looking Generation Indigo showcases Poly’s humorous musings on pop culture, the internet and fashion whilst also tackling heavier subject matter (war and racism) with her politically aware and intelligent lyrics all in the inimitable voice of a genuine icon. Listen to the full Generation Indigo record streaming on AOL Spinner.
 
Poly was very proud of Generation Indigo. See an interview where she discusses the album track by track here. The album is released in the US today.
 
iTunes
 
Album
http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/generation-indigo-exclusive/id428317002
 
“Virtual Boyfriend” single & remixes
 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/virtual-boyfriend-single/id427784943
 
Amazon
 
Album
http://amzn.to/hhhOGr
 
Deluxe Album
http://amzn.to/fx2DU0
 
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Poly Styrene “Generatio​n Indigo” Minimix MP3, Album Out April 26!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by dk

Generation Indigo Minimix MP3 Available Today,

Album Released April 26!

Download:Poly Styrene – Generation Indigo Minimix by Youth

“ … just as energetic and confrontational as the music she made over 30 years ago.”
– Rolling Stone
 
” …she presides over an atom-sharp array of digital dance rock, reggae, and ye olde buzz-saw guitar and sax. ”
– SPIN 8/10
 
“Poly Styrene’s made a record both defiant and full of grace”
– NME 7/10
 
“The fireball that is Ms. Poly Styrene has failed to disappoint.”
– BUST
 
Poly Styrene’s highly anticipated album Generation Indigo is almost here! For an early taste of what the album holds,  download this Minimix MP3 of Poly Styrene’s new album Generation Indigo, both produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, Edwyn Collins).   She’s a genuine icon and one of the premier influences on the Riot Grrrl and Britpop scenes.
 
X-ray Spex may have only been around for a couple of years but their star shone brightly. A true musical and fashion rebel, Poly Styrene has returned at her most thrilling. Generation Indigo is a fantastic return to form for Poly and a welcome comeback for her fans. The forthcoming album Generation Indigo is due on April 26 through Future Noise Music. With her never-failing ability to connect with her audience regardless of the year and their age, Poly Styrene’s remarkable voice sounds as vibrant and innocent as ever. To hear a full track, download the neo-X-ray Spex punk rock track “Thrash City”.
 
Pre-Order Generation Indigo Now!
iTunes
Amazon
Limited Deluxe CD on Amazon
 
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Poly Styrene Releases “Thrash City” MP3, Generation Indigo Out 4/26!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by dk

Poly Styrene

Generation Indigo

(Future Noise Music; April 26)
 
“Poly, DayGlo heroine of playfully serious punk and icon to Beth Ditto among many others, makes an unexpected festive return”– NME
 
“The fireball that is Ms. Poly Styrene has failed to disappoint.”
– BUST
 
Generation Indigois not so much a comeback as it is a return, and a welcome return at that.”
– My Old Kentucky Blog
 
“’Generation Indigo’ is her most commercial record yet but remains spiritually, socially, and environmentally concerned”
– Mojo

X-ray Spex may have only been around for a couple of years but their star shone brightly. A true musical and fashion rebel, Poly Styrene has returned at her most thrilling.  The forthcoming album Generation Indigo is due on April 26 through Future Noise Music and was produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, The Fireman, Edwyn Collins). Poly Styrene’s return is highly anticipated as she remains a genuine icon and one of the premier influences on the Riot Grrrl and Britpop scenes. The forward looking Generation Indigoshowcases Poly’s humorous musings on pop culture, the internet and fashion whilst also tackling heavier subject matter (war and racism) with her politically aware and intelligent lyrics. Hot on the heels of the anthemic lead single “Virtual Boyfriend”, Poly gives us another taste of the album with the MP3 of “Thrash City” which RollingStone.com premiered today! 

Download it here
Generation Indigois a fantastic return to form for Poly and a welcome comeback for her fans. With her never-failing ability to connect with her audience regardless of the year and their age, Poly Styrene’s remarkable voice sounds as vibrant and innocent as ever.
 
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www.twitter.com/poly_styrene
www.facebook.com/polystyrenemusic

iTunes links
Generation Indigo (album pre-order)
Virtual Boyfriend (single and remixes)