Entries tagged with: Faith No More
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Nevermen, the supergroup of Mike Patton, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Doseone, have released "Hate On," a new song from their upcoming self-titled LP. It's a slow-burning, ambient-then-thumping, noisy track, and you can stream it below.
The band's album is out next week (1/29) via Ipecac. Nevermen recently canceled their upcoming tour dates.
The Faith No More/TV on the Radio-related band Nevermen just announced a tour last week, but they've now had to cancel it due to illness. Pitchfork mentions they say there was an "illness within the Nevermen family" and that "the band hope to reschedule the shows in the near future." Tickets for all shows will be refunded. All affected dates (including NYC's Webster Hall) are listed below.
Boards of Canada also just remixed Nevermen's "Mr. Mistake." Listen to that below...
photo: The Pop Group at Rough Trade in 2015(more by Greg Cristman)
The music world is pretty much always caught up in nostalgia, so it's no surprise that albums from the past are always getting reissued. Here's a roundup of some cool ones to look forward to:
Post-punk pioneers The Pop Group are reissuing of their second album For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?, which will be out via Freaks R Us on February 19. It's the first reissue of the album, and the first time it will be released on CD and digitally. It also features "We Are all Prostitutes," which was originally intended for the album but didn't make the cut. That song will also be reissued as a limited edition 7" in its original sleeve artwork.
Faith No More are celebrating the anniversary of their debut album We Care a Lot, which had Chuck Mosley as a frontman pre-Mike Patton. The reissue will be out via Koolarrow Records next year, and will include rare photographs and bonus tracks.
Another important album that is being reissued is the iconic Jagged Little Pill, to commemorate its 20th anniversary. This album made Alanis Morissette become the youngest musician to win a Grammy for Album of the Year and sparked the two-decade long debate of the meaning of irony. This reissue is out now on Rhino Records. The 20th anniversary sparked nostalgic feelings for Alanis, who wrote the story behind the making of the album in her site, where she mentions that the album wasn't well-received by record companies at first. She explains:
There were a few songs we re-recorded to see if my intensity could be stamped out a bit (heavy forbid a woman be intense)...and they were rejected by everyone. To their credit, they could tell something was lost in that process. Thank God. When the songs "You Oughta Know" and "Perfect" were written, we went and visited many record companies, none of which were impressed. Rejection for me, over the 10 years I had been in the music industry at that point, intimated I had not found my "home" yet...so I persevered.Jimmy Eat World are also celebrating a 20th anniversary. This year marks their two decades since their debut as a band. They're reissuing their five major albums on vinyl, which will be out in December. These include Static Prevails, Clarity, Bleed American, Futures, and the Stay On My Side Tonight EP which has never been out on vinyl (and which includes one of their best songs, "Distintegration"). Most will be out as double LPs on December 11 but Bleed American and SOMST come out as single LPs on December 4 and 18, respectively.
Spoon's 10th anniversary of their album Gimme Fiction is this year as well. They are reissuing the album on December 11 via Merge and Matador (they're reissuing the international release). It's a double LP that features twelve unreleased demos, nine bonus tracks, and a book with photos and the story behind the making of the album. They shared a demo of "Was It You?" which is featured on the reissue.
Stream Spoon's demo of "Was It You?" and Alanis Morissette's reissue below...
by Bill Pearis
The folks at Record Store Day have announced this year's RSD Black Friday releases for your post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy needs. (Black Friday 2015 is November 27.) This year's crop includes that Deerhoof live album, a double-vinyl reissue of Outkast's classic Stankonia, Lush's best-of Ciao!, a new Ariel Pink single that features Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, and a new Spoon 10" featuring their cover of The Cramps' "TV Set."
Some other RSD Black Friday exclusives/firsts: vinyl reissues of Buzzcocks' Music in a Different Kitchen, The Clash's debut album, Faith No More's pre-Mike Patton 1985 debut album We Care a Lot, Ween's The Pod, a two-disc colored vinyl edition of Garbage's debut album, The Jesus & Mary Chain's odds-and-sods compilation Barbed Wire Kisses, and the rock-meets-rap Judgement Night soundtrack (where Mudhoney met Sir Mix-a-Lot).
In the more curious department, there's a 30th anniversary double-vinyl reissue of the 1985 Transformers Movie soundtrack that featured Stan Bush's "The Touch" (later reused in Boogie Nights to great ironic effect). The gatefold jacket "completely 'transforms' all four sides from an Autobot themed jacket to a Decepticon themed jacket." Cool? There's also a vinyl soundtrack for Sharknado 3, which if you're an indie band/label wondering why you can't get your album pressed till July, this could be a contributing factor.
There are lots more RSD Black Friday 2015 releases and you can peruse the whole list here.
photos by Rudy Rubio
Motörhead / Faith No More / Thrice @ Riot Fest Chicago 9/11/2015
Having cut short or cancelled a number of recent live dates, it was anyone's guess how Friday's set would go. But over the course of an hour, Lemmy once again defied age and staked Motörhead's claim as one of the most unique bands in the history of metal, the result of their still potent mix of punk and heavy metal. "We are Motörhead... And we play rock and roll!" declared the frontman in his inimitable style.Following its Denver edition a couple weeks ago, Riot Fest's 2015 Chicago edition kicked off Friday (9/11) in Douglas Park. Day 1 sets included Motörhead (who had canceled some shows on this tour due to Lemmy's ill health), Ice Cube delivering a partial N.W.A. reunion with Ren and Yella, as well as Faith No More, Anthrax, Thrice, Anthrax, Fishbone, Death, Living Colour, Coheed & Cambria, No Doubt, and more.
Lemmy Kilmister, as CJ Ramone once pointed out, goes beyond mere rock and roll icon into a rare class more resembling a folk hero. "Is it loud enough?" he joked heading into the psychedelic haze of 1979's "Metropolis." "Would you like it louder? I'll have to turn it up then!" It was a joke he likely didn't even realize the irony of on an afternoon rife with sound issues.
Motörhead's punk influence was on full display during "Over the Top," a performance Lemmy dedicated to - who else? - himself. "This is gonna be the last song for us but if you make some noise, we come back" mocked the bassist as the opening chords to "Ace of Spades" rang out across Douglas Park Friday night. - [Chicago Now]
Riot Fest Chicago wraps up today with Modest Mouse, The Prodigy, Snoop Dogg, L7, Jimmy Cliff, Beach Slang and more. Next weekend is Riot Fest Toronto. More pics from Riot Fest Chicago day 1, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Faith No More / Refused
The band is older now and not the same 20-somethings that ran around like maniacs on the stage of Saturday Night Live back in December of 1990. That doesn't mean they aren't still lively. They opened the show with the title track off The Real Thing and my god, was it sensational. That performance was jam-packed with the type of raw energy that very few bands can do night in and night out but these guys somehow find a way. Each one of them leaves a piece of themselves on that stage and there is no holding back the intensity. It's hard to believe it's the same band that had so much infighting that led to the implosion seventeen years ago. The band seems like they really like, no, love each other, and put all egos aside, much to the delight of me and thousands and thousands of fans.Faith No More brought their tour with Refused to NYC on Wednesday (8/5) for a show at The Theater at MSG (moved from the main arena). Both bands were supporting solid post-hiatus albums, and played off those and gave us classics too. Pictures and setlists of both bands are in this post.
They remained active over the years between breakup and reunion. Patton put out a slew of albums with his bands Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantômas, Peeping Tom and more. Hell, I even saw Tomahawk and Fantômas both open for Tool a decade or so ago (to, um, mixed reactions from the crowd). And of course drummer Mike Bordin kept busy by playing with Ozzy Osbourne's band and sometimes subbing in for Bill "Fucking" Ward of Black Sabbath. And while they all can list accolades outside of Faith No More I think they all can agree that when they get together, something magical happens. [The Supernaughts]
After the MSG show, Refused did what they usually do after playing a big NYC show, and headed to a much smaller venue (The Studio at Webster Hall this time) for a midnight show. Did you make it to that one? How was it? Setlist from that below too.
Even with Faith No More back in action, Mike Patton isn't content to work on just one project. He's also currently busy with Nevermen, his collaboration with Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and rapper Doseone.
More pictures and setlists below...
Nevermen, the long-in-the-planning collaboration between Mike Patton (Faith No More), Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and rapper Doseone, will finally release their debut album this fall on Patton's Ipecac Recordings. You can get a taste right now via the brooding, atmospheric "Tough Towns" which Doseone told Rolling Stone is "dedicated to anyone remotely young, feeling inexplicably inspired in the 'nowhere' they are from. May you soon escape with style into elsewhere." Listen below.
Patton, meanwhile, will be with Faith No More for their show tonight (8/5) at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden with Refused. Tickets are still available.
photo: Faith No More at Webster Hall in May (more by PSquared)
Faith No More's upcoming tour with Refused hits NYC on August 5 at Madison Square Garden, but the show has now been moved from the main arena to the Theatre at MSG, which is the smaller room in the facility. If you purchased tickets to the show, those will be refunded, and you get access to tickets for the new show in the previous purchaser presale. That starts today (7/22) at 5 PM with password FNMFAN. General on-sale begins Friday (7/24) at 11 AM.
FNM's tour also includes three Texas dates with Napalm Death, an appearance at day 1 of Riot Fest Chicago and more. Updated dates are listed below...
photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.
Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.
Update: Denver additions announced too.
UPDATE: More artists added.
First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.
Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...
photos by P Squared Photography
A reunited band has to reclaim its mantle (although Faith No More has been touring internationally since 2009), and that's what it was doing at Webster Hall. In new songs and old ones, the band had its longtime brawn and precision. It also reiterated its old ploy of contrasting its own tumultuous songs with easy-listening standards like the Herb Alpert hit "This Guy's In Love With You," which reassured the audience, "We know each other very well." [NY Times]Faith No More, who we also caught earlier on tour in Chicago, kicked off their 2-night run at Webster Hall in NYC last night (5/13). They also appeared on Fallon that night. Pictures from the former and video from the latter are in this post.
Le Butcherettes opened at Webster, like they're doing all this tour and did again tonight/Thursday at Webster Hall. Refused open when Faith No More return to NY to headline MSG on 8/5. Tickets are still available for that show.
Faith No More are also playing Bumbershoot this year.
For more, check out the big feature Rolling Stone just did on the band.
More pictures from Webster Hall, including one of the setlist, and the Fallon videos, below...
photos by James Richards IV
So much for needing to shake off any rust. Thursday at an uncomfortably packed Concord Music Hall, Faith No More picked up where it left off 18 years ago, the last time the avant-metal band toured North America and released an album.The reunited Faith No More are currently on tour, having hit Chicago's Concord Music Hall this past Thursday (5/7) with Le Butcherettes. The above review and pictures in this post are of that show. Setlist below.
Exploring extremes of loud and quiet, manic and mellow, sinister and auspicious as if venturing into such divisive territories constituted the norm, the quintet proved anything but conventional. Its diverse 80-minute set served as a constant reminder that the group's success in the 90s -- a run that included a major-label deal, hit albums and renowned videos -- remains as bizarre as its most innovative songs. Historically, the sort of artistic experimentalism practiced by Faith No More gets confined to the fringes. [Chicago Tribune]
The tour comes to NYC this week for two sold-out Webster Hall shows (5/13 & 5/14), also with Le Butcherettes, and it returns for a much larger show on August 5 at MSG with Refused. Tickets for MSG are still available, and we're also giving away a pair on Facebook.
More Chicago pictures and setlist, and FNM's updated list of dates, below...
Seattle's 2015 Bumbershoot Festival will happen on Labor Day Weekend (September 5-7). This year's lineup includes Faith No More, The Weeknd, Brand New, Social Distortion, Flying Lotus, Babes in Toyland, The Melvins, Neko Case, Minus the Bear, Chance the Rapper, Atmosphere, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Mikal Cronin, and lots more. Festival passes and single-day tickets are on sale now.
Check out the full 2015 Bumbershoot lineup below...
Faith No More also have a more intimate tour including two sold-out Webster Hall shows in May, and Refused have one too including a Bowery Ballroom show and a Music Hall of Williamsburg show in June, both of which are also sold out.
Faith No More (photo by Dustin Rabin)
Refused recently announced a tour of intimate US venues, including two now-sold-out NYC shows in June with TBA openers. (West Coast gets White Lung.) Now they've announced another tour, which brings them to slightly larger venues, this time supporting the reunited Faith No More!
The Faith No More/Refused run hits NYC on August 5 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/10) at 11 AM. An artist presale for all dates starts Wednesday (4/8) at 10 AM local time, and the MSG show also has AmEx, MSGE, and Chase presales starting Thursday (4/9) at 11 AM.
All Faith No More/Refused dates are listed, with a stream of recent FNM single "Superhero" and a live video of Refused from 2012, below...
photo by Dustin Rabin
"Superhero" actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the "Superhero" song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things.Faith No More said they'd be following their 2014 single "Motherfucker" (first new song in 17 years) with another single "Superhero" as a 7" on March 17 and digitally on March 31. The song hit the web today via Marvel, who also did the above-quoted interview with bassist Bill Gould. Listen below.
Actually this is kind of interesting because we're probably a unique band in a way. While we write music we're talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don't exist. "Superhero" was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it "Superhero." So it's kind of like in the DNA; it's a comic strip. [FNM's Bill Gould to Marvel]
Both "Superhero" and "Motherfucker" are set to be on their new album, Sol Invictus, due May 15 via Reclamation/Ipecac. It's their first album since 1997's Album of the Year. They've also got upcoming tour dates, including two sold-out NYC shows.
photo by Dustin Rabin
Last week, alt-metal freaks Faith No More were announced for Heavy Montreal, and now the band have revealed that they'll be going on a North American tour sooner than that. The tour hits NYC for shows at Webster Hall on May 13 & 14. Tickets for those shows (and the whole tour) go on sale on Friday (1/30) at 10 AM local time, and there's a fanclub presale starting Wednesday at 10 AM. A password for the presale will be required. More details at FNM's site. All dates are listed below.
Before they head out on tour, the band will release a new single, "Superhero," as a 7" on March 17 and digitally on March 31. This follows their 2014 single, "Motherfucker," their first new song in 17 years.
Revisit "Motherfucker" with the list of dates and "Superhero" artwork, below...
Faith No More @ Williamsburg Waterfront, 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Hard rock fest 'Heavy Montreal' takes place again in Montreal from August 7 to 9, 2015. No lineup yet, but Faith No More were just confirmed as being one of the bands playing!
In November 2014, Faith No More released "Motherfucker", their first new song in 17 years. The band is currently working on a new album, due for April 2015. For their new tour, fans can expect an explosive show with a collection of their best hits and a selection of new songs. It's a long awaited come back that the band, formed in 1981, is about to make in North America and HEAVY MONTREAL is proud to be part of it.You can listen to 'Motherfucker' below...
photo by Dustin Rabin
As discussed, Faith No More are officially back and will release first new album since 1997 in 2015. That's being prefaced with the previously-mentioned "Motherfucker" single on Record Store Day Black Friday (11/28) which features that song as well as a JG Thirlwell remix of it on the flip. They've played the song live, but now Rolling Stone has a stream of the studio recording. Listen below.
"Motherfucker" gets a digital release on December 9. Most info is still TBA on the album, but it's set to come out via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.
by Ian Chainey
Faith No More recently hinted there was more on the way. Now, it's fact. After signing on for their first live date of 2015 at Australia's Soundwave Festival, the Mike Patton-led group announced there will be a new LP released next year, as well, reports Rolling Stone. The currently-title-less full-length, to be released on Reclamation Recordings, will be the band's first in nearly 18 years. And to give fans a taste of what's to come, the single "Motherfucker," which the band has played live, will hit shelves in a limited run for Record Store Day's Black Friday event (11/28). A digital version of the single will follow soon after than on December 9.
Along with the new tunes, the accompanying PR blast mentions worldwide tour dates to come. Well, you might as well start getting your kids ready for the possibility of that tour: Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star are putting out a Faith No More-themed collection of lullabies. The label have given other heavies the nighty-night treatment, including Slayer and Iron Maiden. The set will be out on September 16 through Roma Music Group. Alas, it doesn't include "Jizzlobber," but "Epic" is there, allowing you the opportunity to win Parent of the Year by flopping around like a fish out of water. Explaining that reference won't make you feel old at all.
Check out a lullabized version of "Falling to Pieces" below...
by Ian Chainey
Will there be more of Faith No More? According to a tweet from the band, maybe:
The Reunion Tour is over; in 2015 things are going to change.The Mike Patton-fronted rockers have played two shows this year, most notably at Black Sabbath's Hyde Park event back in July when they debuted two new songs, "Motherfucker" and "Leader of Men." You can watch video of both songs performed at Faith No More's other date in Gdynia, Poland below. The new stuff development was foreshadowed by this tweet on May 29:
-- Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) August 19, 2014
Hey! Stay tuned for more Tweets from Twats!!! The reunion thing was fun, but now it's time to get a little creative. pic.twitter.com/6RBFE7aHbd -- Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) May 30, 2014I hope you didn't scroll to that pic while in the bathroom. Anyway, until actual word comes down that there is album in the works, the Faith No More continues to add more fest engagements. The most recent has penciled in a date on their 2015 calendar for Australia's Soundwave Festival. The schedule haven't been nailed down (four days total -- Feb 22, 23, 28, and March 1. Four cities -- Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane), but as you can see in the flyer below, they're positioned as headliners atop a weird/interesting collection of artists including Mayhem, Godflesh, and Judas Priest (who are still set to tour the US soon), along with, uh, New Found Glory, Slash, and Papa Roach. Get your whiplash neck braces ready now, Australians.
In other Mike Patton news, Tomahawk have released a video for "South Paw" featuring sock puppets (*pours a bag of tube socks out for Sifl and Olly*). And Mr. Bungle's catalog will be getting repressed on vinyl next year. Of course, Patton's Mr. Bungle bandmate, Trey Spruance will be touring with his Secret Chief 3 in October, including two NYC shows: October 21 at La Poisson Rouge and October 22 at Saint Vitus.
The two new Faith no More songs, the Tomahawk video, and the Soundwave Festival poster appear below.
In honor of Shark Week on The Discovery Channel: metal album covers featuring sharks.We compiled the same list and added some more. There's two by M.O.D. (who are active lately) including the one above. Check out the rest below...
This does not include shark-featuring album covers in other genres, like Ride's "Vapour Trail" single, Gallows' In the Belly of a Shark EP, or Great White's discography (which, admittedly, has some spectacular (ly awful) shark-featuring covers). I feel like I'm missing an obvious one or three. If you know, care to share?
by Doug Moore
Okay, so Halloween was technically yesterday, but a lot of Halloween parties are happening this weekend, which means that there's still time to GET SPOOKY. And for all of your spooky-getting needs, we present Mutation.
Mutation is one of those supergroup side projects whose lineup sounds like the product of a boozy what-if conversation amongst three record store clerks with wildly different tastes. Though the project is helmed by Ginger Wildheart of The Wildhearts, it also features Merzbow, Shane Embury of Napalm Death, Mark E. Smith of The Fall, Chris Catalyst of Sisters of Mercy / Eureka Machines, Rich Jones of Amen, Jon Poole of Cardiacs, and various other guest contributors.
Mutation's roster is diverse enough that it'd be hard to use it to guess what the music actually sounds like, aside from "weird" and "noisy." In practice, the band is both of those things, but their delivery is considerably more cohesive than the scattershot lineup implies. Their songs are built on jagged grind-plus-noise-rock foundations; each tune adds several layers of Mr. Bungle-esque freewheeling electronic noodling and zany vox delivered by Wildheart, Smith, and various others. And, surprisingly, the songs actually hold together -- they're not exactly hook-driven pop tunes, but you stand a pretty good chance of remembering them when they wrap up.
Mutation's new album, Error 500, is out now, fittingly via Mike Patton's Ipecac label. Check out two streaming songs an a clip of Smith's guest vocal tracking below.
Tomahawk at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Eclectic supercrew Tomahawk, featuring Mike Patton, Duane Denison, Trevor Dunn and John Stanier, are back in action. Though the quartet hasn't scheduled anything for the NYC area yet, it may be because they've been hard at work on Oddfellows, the band's new effort for Ipecac and first LP in more than five years. It's out January 29 and we've got the premiere of its title track.
A list of what tour dates there are -- and the song stream -- are below.