Thursday, May 26, 2005


1) According to Filter Magazine, the new Underworld album is scheduled for release in August. For loyal readers of Underworldlive, where Karl has constantly teased that the new album was in the final stages, this is some welcome news. That was only a UK release, but I am sure it won't take too long for the untitled album to come out in the US.

2) I don't know how James Murphy is doing it, but he is a touring/remixing machine at the moment. Hot off the DFA remix of NIN's "The Hand That Feeds" (which I have yet to hear), DFA is now going to remix The Chemical Brothers' "The Boxer." This is most excellent news as "The Boxer," sung by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans (UK), is one of the sharpest songs on Push the Button.

3) Correction on my last bit of Goldfrapp news: the new album is now called Supernature - it was originally supposed to have the title of the first single "Ooh La La."

4) I saw Gang of Four last Tuesday night (May 17) at Irving Plaza. By this point, I am sadly not capable of a full write up. For a bunch of 40-something Brits that haven't played together in ages, they were a fierce blitzkreig of a live band. Reminded a little bit of Primal Scream's tight energy, except Jon King's on stage theatrics (including pounding an 80s era microwave with an aluminum beisbol bat)added to the experience, as opposed to Bobby G's clumsy attempts to derails the Scream. Go4's drummer, Hugo Burnham is a badass - like OL said, he makes some very sophisticated beats look very simple. The fact that he looks like he could beat up an entire pub if a barroom brawl every broke out adds to his mystique. As I was one of the Go4 fans that only know Entertainment! and "To Hell With Poverty," I was quite happy with the song selection for the night, which was in large part that album plus that single. "Ether" is a killer track, but "Damaged Goods" and "Return the Gift" were also quite memorable. Check out Rajeev's write up on OL - he has pictures that nicely sum up my view of the show.


At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

filter doesn't have a clue

At 3:02 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Do you mean about the release date of the Underworld album or in general? I am not going to say it is the best music publication but if they are right about the release date, that is fine by me...

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

about the release date

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Phil said...

What's the story then with the album?

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