This week on WASTOIDS Music News: new music from Rancid and Rose City Band, drum legend Dave Lombardo (Misfits, Slayer, Mr. Bungle) embraces Rites of Percussion, Mystic 100’s take your questions on the 1-877-WASTOIDS hotline, Water From Your Eyes vs Neil Young, and new Russian Circles vinyl from Hello Merch.
Smoke it if you’ve got it. Rose City Band’s new album of freak friendly country rock, Garden Party, is out today on your favorite streaming site and at fine record stores. The Portland, Oregon band has celebrated with a sick new video for the song “Slow Burn,” featuring everything we love at WASTOIDS—weed, aliens, animation, law enforcement.
The “Slow Burn” video was animated by Mickey Miles, who recently appeared on our show Midnight Music Review with Salvador Cresta, to explain how he uses a freaking iPad to make his dazzling art.
We recently shared news about Bad Optix, a new punk supergroup featuring Op Ivy member Tim Armstrong. And now, word of a brand new album from Armstrong’s flagship band Rancid. The band’s 10th album, Tomorrow Never Comes, is out June 2nd from Hellcat and Epitaph Records, produced by longtime collaborator, Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph founder, Brett Gurewitz.
How is a drum solo like a sneeze? You know it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do about it. Drummer Dave Lombardo is best known for drumming with artists like Slayer, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle, The Misfits and more. But now he’s going where only the best drummers go: he’s releasing an ALL-DRUM outing called Rites of Percussion. As you might expect, it features TONS of drums, including multiple kits, congas, bongos, timpani, and more. Rites of Percussion is out May 5th from Ipecac Recordings.
Experimental pop duo Water From Your Eyes have shared a new animated video for “True Life.” The band says the song was “intended to be our ‘Short Skirt / Long Jacket.’” The song originally contained lyrics from Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl,” but Neil’s lawyers denied use of the lyrics. This prompted the band to rewrite the lyrics so that they reflect that legal quagmire. Water From Your Eyes plays Trunk Space in Phoenix AZ Saturday night, April 22nd. The band’s debut album Everyone’s Crushed is out May 26th.
And to close: remember Milk Music? They made ripping psych rock. Well, now a days they go by Mystic 100’s. Their new album, On a Macro Diet, was, quote, “inspired by frequent LSD use…[and] features a wide range of musical styles that might all fit under the umbrella terms of groovy’ and ‘out there’.” Got a question for ‘em? Call 1-877-WASTOIDS.
Music News is brought to you by Hello Merch. This week, Hello has launched pre-orders for the 15th anniversary edition of Russian Circles, Station.