Posted in music on July 1, 2014

Shellac

Shellac, one of the bands of the highly talented and highly opinionated Steve Albini, have been talking about a new album for a while, and now the followup to 2007's Excellent Italian Greyhound has finally been announced. It comes out September 16 via Touch & Go and a press release reads:

SHELLAC

DUDE INCREDIBLE

PRE-ORDER NOW (at the Touch and Go Records web store): HERE

DURATION: 32:43

TRACK LISTING ◊ 9 songs

Side A

Dude Incredible / Compliant / You Came In Me / Riding Bikes

Side B

All The Surveyors / The People's Microphone / Gary / Mayor/Surveyor / Surveyor

THE BAND

Steve Albini ◊ Guitar

Todd Trainer ◊ Drums

Bob Weston ◊ Bass

DATA

This is Shellac's fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in 'Dude Incredible'; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example.

PACKAGING

Both the CD and LP version of Dude Incredible come packaged in a chipboard album jacket with two high gloss, full color monkeys on the front cover. The LP includes a CD of the full album.

QC

Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality.

PROMOTION

Other than the informational sheet you hold in your hand (or virtual hand), this record will have no formal promotion. There will be no advertisements, no press or radio promotion, no e-promotion, no promotional or review copies, no promotional gimmick items, and otherwise no free lunch.

TOURING

The band will continue to play shows or tour at the same sporadic and relaxed pace as always. There is no correlation between shows and record releases.

THE IPODS

Dude Incredible will be available for digital download purchases in formats including full-bandwidth 24-bit files.

There you have it.

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Comments (136)

dude, incredible

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:41 PM

"You Came In Me" uh yeah

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:43 PM

the Ipods

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:43 PM

Anyone out here lucky enough to have caught big black live? Wish i would have been old enough

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:45 PM

yes

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:45 PM

Great news

You Came In me.

I love it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:46 PM

Ah, Steve's Jesus Lizard tribute band!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:47 PM

Is this the band with that dork in glasses playing the guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:49 PM

I Went in You?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:49 PM

Aww, a disgruntled aging scenester's passive aggression!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:51 PM

The iPods, WAY more diversity than Shellac.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:01 PM

^ Wait, are you talking about Albini or the BV commenters?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:02 PM

They got tired of playing the oldies circut?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:03 PM

DURATION: 32:43
- LOL more like an EP amirite

THE IPODS
- LOL now we're talking

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:07 PM

^yeah 30 mins ten years in the making.

Lol

Too busy collecting that festival $

#punk

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:09 PM

I know I'm supposed to like the Jesus Lizard so I tell everyone I like The Jesus Lizard*.


*(but secretly I think they fucking suck)

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:19 PM

Got to love how they made a point of letting us know their would be no promo material, instead of just having no promo material. Albini will never change.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:26 PM

^lol. this

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:29 PM

^he`s got to be the biggest dickhead indie rock has ever produced rite?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:32 PM

^ Albini came up during the last era when there was money in music outside of pop. You have to cut the angry aging Über Nerd™ some slack. Making millions of dollars for essentially doing nothing but indulging in a hobby would drive anyone fucking crazy. lol, he'll never know that's what happened either.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:45 PM

Albini is kind of a dick, but most geniuses are. I bet Beethoven was no day at the beach, and we all know about how much of an asshole Ritchie Blackmore can be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:02 PM

^lol@ albini and genius being used in the same sentence

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:05 PM

4:05 thinks of himself as a genius

not THAT'S LOL

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:08 PM

Steve Albini invented the smarmy music rant: you fuckers all owe him royalties.

Posted by Janet Jackson | July 1, 2014 4:12 PM

Albini can be outspoken and isn't afraid to share his opinions. Does that make him a dick? Maybe, maybe not.

At least he's not a passive-aggressive cunt like most of you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:14 PM

lol @ albini being a genius. He is a small minded, power hungry, manipulater.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:16 PM

Any word on acetates?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:17 PM

lol 4:08 can't read. hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:18 PM

Thanks 4:14, and I was just thinking we had a "thing" going on. Now, I dunno, you seem ... mad? You are mad, aren't you!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:19 PM

"ol @ albini being a genius. He is a small minded, power hungry, manipulater."

And what have you done in the music world or any other world Mr. Genius.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:20 PM

^ What does it matter? Albini's still a pompous cunt regardless of what I have or haven't done.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:27 PM


^hey i agree. But you didn`t write the og comment.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:29 PM

4:27 sounds like a pompous cunt to me

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:32 PM

^ In other words you admit that I have the authority to judge.


L U L Z


I win, faggot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:38 PM

Can I get a monkey in Matte? Don't much like the Monkey in high-gloss. Thank you, that is all

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:40 PM

Have you ever seen a shellac crowd? Those dumpy, bottom rung on the ladder, neckbeards, make the typical st. vitus crowd look like alpha males in comparison.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:43 PM

4:38 you are arguing with the wrong dude, unless I lost track of who was who on here

What's the matter, you don't like being called a pompous cunt? It's kind of a funny turn of phrase, don't you think? Kind of like stroking your tiny dick.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:43 PM

"It's kind of a funny turn of phrase, don't you think? Kind of like stroking your tiny dick."

Joke Skool: where you can learn how to write a joke that makes sense.

;_; (sometimes I cry for you, Buckeye)

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:48 PM

^ I am your father, Puke

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:50 PM

^

;_; (much tears)

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:51 PM

^ no tickee no shirtee, Hop Sing

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:52 PM

"^ What does it matter? Albini's still a pompous cunt regardless of what I have or haven't done"

Translation=I have done nothing in my life and am insignificant so i just sit around and make nasty comments about people who have done way more than myself.


(and no Albini is not a pompous cunt but you are a meaningless worm who no one gives a shit about)

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:52 PM

^lol u mad

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:53 PM

4:53 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:54 PM

4:38 are you into fitness?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:55 PM

^ Fitness is fabulous!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:56 PM

Great! How bout you fitness here inta yo mouf

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:57 PM

^


;_; (tears forever)

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 4:58 PM

I have yet to read a single funny comment in this bunch. You all need to step it up, a bit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:00 PM

^ Stating you came here for comedy makes you sound kinda ...dumb.

FYI

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:05 PM

^ you should learn how to read, that way you won't continue to embarrass yourself with dumb comments

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:13 PM

lol@ no promotional gimmick items. you mean like a vinyl record? lol how does music work in 2014?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:14 PM

^so rite

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:16 PM

@5:13 Yeah, like I said. Kinda... dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:17 PM

"^lol u mad"

posted at 4:53


"4:53 ftw"

posted at 4:54

The dumb leading the dumb or more likely the same sad loser praising his own comment

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:18 PM

^ Holy. Fuck.


*wiping tears of laughter from my eyes*

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:20 PM

lol@ 5:18 who puts your helmet on for you in the morning? more importantly what stickers do you have on it?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:25 PM

^same sad pathetic loser not funny and trying way too hard

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:27 PM

^ I so want to believe you're real.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 5:29 PM

^still trying very hard

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:07 PM

^ I so want to believe.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:11 PM

^I so want you to be original, clever or witty

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:23 PM

^ lol, it's 2014, how the fuck do you even exist?

Tell the truth; you get mad at inanimate objects too, don't you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:26 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWMh6mDiUIw

^ Here, I found a video of you reacting to external stimuli.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:31 PM

He teaches us that he who posts the most wins. 90% of all posts are Him. This is the way it is. The right way.

"If you call your opponents the names they call you, you'll get your LOLZ. I got free cable shitbirds, I know."

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:32 PM

^ If this anger actually exists....


... L U L Z

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:35 PM

^These last few comments have got to be the same moron basically talking to himself.

Quite amusing. Keep it up

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:46 PM

steve is a pompous cunt? thanks captain obvious

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:51 PM

Prig Black.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:55 PM

http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lutpj8BbU01qffv5do1_1280.jpg

^ Here he is taking it all out on a guitar* (*note inanimate object)!

"Grrr.. take that! And that! This'll teach God a lesson for what he did to me genetically!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:01 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/09/steve_albini_te.html

for real, fuck this dude. stay the fuck out of new york.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:13 PM

Albini knows the post city is for fruitz.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | July 1, 2014 7:15 PM

lol at the fanboys (aka: fuckbois) who pay this nerd to "produce" their albums (aka: play scrabble).

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:18 PM

He doesn't need to understand music, music needs to understand Him.

"You didn't tell me Albini had an album called 'Songs About Fucking.' LOL. Dad, I need your credit card."

-Jersey Republian

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:19 PM

^smh at this cripple

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:21 PM

@7:15/7:19(same Buckeye)

Funny how you chime in right after the 6:00 dinner rush at Domino's is over. Funny how it's always like that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:21 PM

^lol@ buckeyes unintentional comedy

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:22 PM

^ "who Cloud Nothings thing"

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:26 PM

bad cover and album name

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:37 PM

Of course he has, 7:38. What the fuck else would the permateen beta do? They don't call his adopted town of Chicago "the second city" for nothing. This faggot grew up in Montana. Fucking Montana. Seriously, what the fuck could he possibly know about anything? Listen to his huckster bullshit at your own risk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:50 PM

^ Hi, my name's Josh. I torture sausages.


Nice to meet you.

Posted by Josh The Fabulous F5er! | July 1, 2014 7:58 PM

^reprezent mah nigga

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 8:09 PM

Damn 7:50 came w/ that ether.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 8:23 PM

^ Albini's a bullshit peddling asshat. Works on the rubes. Apparently.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 8:48 PM

^ The patrons of the PRF BBQ would beg to differ.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 8:59 PM

^ I know, rite?


I'm only here to help.

Posted by Josh The Fabulous F5er! | July 1, 2014 9:14 PM

lol@ that quote 9:33. albini projecting like a motherfucker

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 9:57 PM

"highly opinionated" meant more in the 80s, now we have comment threads

Posted by Polly Jean | July 1, 2014 10:26 PM

"The Emperor's New Clothes" is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 10:50 PM

A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The Emperor's ministers cannot see the clothing themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but continues the procession.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 10:51 PM

Is remembered mostly for Cobain. And that was the dumbest dude aliv.....err.

Funniest thing was his version got REJECTED. Same deal with Fugazi.

98% bull shit, 2% talent, in a scrawn....Patton Oswalt's body.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:18 PM

Every word 9:33's Albini quote is true.

Hit a little too close to home fellas?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:29 PM

^do you like any bands that have come out of nyc other than like the ramones?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:34 PM

^ I met his dick shriveling "feminist" wife once. Would not (even with yours). Dude's level of self-loathing is something to behold. He's obviously aware of all of it too, which makes it even worse. He now spends his days recording the "music"(lol) of the same bloated neckbeards he's duped with his "opinions". Haa haa ha, the punishment so fits the crime in this case. All of which makes him even angrier because he knows his whole pathetic existence is one vicious feedback loop. Which he would then try to convince you was legitimately good music or "art". Are you starting to see how this works?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:37 PM

^lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:46 PM

“[I]t sucks and I’m tired of hearing about it. Believe me I’ve tried. I just hate the parts I hate about it more than I like the little things there are to like. The batting average is just so low I can’t bear the dead time between highlights being filled with all that noodling. It’s vain music.”

- Albini on jazz

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:49 PM

some runners-up on bv found albini's comments hit a little close to home.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:52 PM

@11:52 Yeah, you said that already at 11:29. Why don't you write it again though? A few more times and it just might work!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:57 PM

Woo! Look at all these edginess! Woo! U think Albini irrelevazwoo! Shocking! Woo! LookAmeeee! Woo!

New York rulezwoo!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:59 PM

^lol cry more faggot

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:00 AM

12 AM

ASHLEY SCHAEFFER BM DOUBLE WOO!!!

AH SAID DOUBLE WOOOOO, BOY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:05 AM

^lol this is just too sad

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:06 AM

2xWOO AH WIN!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:08 AM

^ Hey... wait a minute. Is that you, Steve?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:10 AM

^ dumb as woo right there

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:16 AM

Sad trolls

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:23 AM

Feeling bad feels good though. Learn how to love letting the pain wash over you.

Lesson #1 in troll skool. It's only real if it hurts. If you can't feel it then they can't feel it.

Posted by Josh The Fabulous F5er! | July 2, 2014 12:23 AM

^ Whoops forgot my "^".

The truth is sad indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:24 AM

I'm expecting plenty of diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:28 AM

^ No, sadly. You really can't.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:28 AM

^ Just trellin' bruh. U mad?

I wish, 12:30. Nihilism would be nice out though. This is my time, I won't be getting any of it back.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:37 AM

* a nice out

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:38 AM

eh, harsh, but albini did pretty much insult 90% of the bands ever to come out of new york. "you're going to reap just what you sow". ha.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:53 AM

^RIP Lou, btw. Sorry you where too big of a loser to get any attention in Freeport. *rolls eyes*

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:00 AM

^perfect day iz uh gud song doe

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:11 AM

http://www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=50926&start=140

^ Here's a link to the page where some random dickriding dipshit from the EA forum named the new Shellac record. This is how lazy/narcissistic the Montana raised hornswoggling dilettante is.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 3:13 AM

This thread is beyond boring. Maybe next time an Albini thread comes down the pike you two can come up with some new shit? You know, if you can break yourselves away from the mirror.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 8:18 AM

I haven't liked Steve Albini since I read he called Ben Folds' 'Army' boring.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 12:46 PM

This post will fall on deaf ears for sure but I'll just say this...

I've recorded with Steve.

I've met Steve.

I've played with Steve, Bob, and Todd several times.

I've toured with Steve, Bob, and Todd several times.

Your inferred opinions of Steve are in error I can guarantee that. He is a very approachable person who is not arrogant and will pour his heart into recording anyone at anytime. One of our records Steve was running a 103 F temperature and was puking. He took a 3 hr nap, worked till 1 am that day and made our best sounding record ever.

One thing I will say about Steve is that he doesn't pull punches and says exactly what is on his mind and voices is opinion. That strikes many as arrogant or bullshit or whatever. I find it refreshing.

Anyway... Just some thoughts.

Posted by Scott | July 2, 2014 12:54 PM

You know who gets offended by people that speak bluntly and plainly? Those that rely upon style over substance, that's who. Those who don't really have anything to say to begin with. People who are sure that it's all about them. Those are the people that get offended by people like Steve Albini.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:07 PM

^Offended? Personaly, I just think he is a Charlatan.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:12 PM

Lol @ 1:07. You can't make this shit up. Albini and his PC nerd crew, who get offended at literally everything, are here to let us know that if we are offended by his jackass comments, it's our problem. Hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:21 PM

"One thing I will say about Steve is that he doesn't pull punches and says exactly what is on his mind and voices is opinion. That strikes many as arrogant or bullshit or whatever. I find it refreshing."


Except if someone says something you don't agree with. Then 'refreshing' flies out the window, and it time to collectivize.

You people are so full of shit, how do you even stand yourselves?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:26 PM

Not for nothing, but if I'm getting offended at anything I'm the one with the problem.

#mentalhealth #maturity #eatadick

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:28 PM

1:26 what you describe is the liberal MO

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:34 PM

"Except if someone says something you don't agree with. Then 'refreshing' flies out the window, and it time to collectivize."

How do you draw that from what I stated? My statement is a characterization of how I personally feel based on my own individual experiences with Steve. Are you saying that anyone who doesn't agree with your opinion on this and likes Steve, likes Steve's work, is a fan of Shellac etc... is part of a collective?

Anyway I know trying to have an actual discussion on here is akin to hitting myself in the head with a hammer to relieve a headache so I leave you to your bashing of someone you only know from the internet and a few out of context quotes. I simply wanted to say I've met the man in person and he simply isn't what you are selling on here.

Have at it cooches!

Posted by Scott | July 2, 2014 1:36 PM

^ I like Scott, he's a'ite.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:01 PM

Ahaa haa ha, love it. Looks like some of Albini's bamboozled dickriders (Scott, etc.) can't stand being told their beloved Emperor is naked. Notice how Scott just cuts and runs after a bit of push back.

This is how Albini keeps his "MUH ANALOG TAPE" scam going; by targeting the isolated and ignorant. Tape is inferior to digital in every way possible. In fidelity, editability, etc., etc. Fucking period. This is hard science talking, not me. Google is your friend.

Take your weak minded shit back to Ohio, hayseeds.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 4:22 PM

5:14 thinks that music still works in 2014.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 9:46 PM

^ There's so much truth in this that it's painful.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 9:49 PM

in 2014 being in a band is basically the same thing as playing on a beer league softball team.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 10:23 PM

Next tour: 2026. See everyone will be dead by then?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:05 PM

albini babies

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 5:43 PM

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