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by Bill Pearis


Spectres hail from Bristol, UK and make the kind of hazy, dark din that's not too far off from what Ride or Swervedriver did in their early days. Their debut album, Dying, came out back in February via Sonic Cathedral and is definitely worth a spin. Listen to the whole thing below. With the new James Bond film bearing a title very similar to their name, Spectres have done the logical thing and recorded their own unofficial Bond theme that mixes the sweeping elements inherent in the genre with their noisy predilections. And unlike Sam Smith, they dare to both title it and rhyme "Spectre." (Its b-side is a song called "Bondage.") It's out today via Sonic Cathedral (on gold vinyl!) and you can watch the video for it below.

In other indie James Bond news, label wiaiwya just released A Girl and a Gun - a Global POP Subterfuge, a new 007 tribute album featuring covers of the many movie themes by indiepop artists such as Hefner's Darren Hayman ("Goldfinger"), Black Tambourine's Pam Berry ("Underneath the Mango Tree" from Dr. No), onetime Voxtrox singer Ramesh (who collaborates with Charm Bracelet for "For Your Eyes Only") and 31 others. (This thing goes deep.) You can stream the whole thing below.

Spectre, the movie featuring Christoph Waltz as a Blofeld-like baddie, is out November 4.

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DOWNLOAD: Iceage - "Coalition" (MP3)

Iceage at LPR in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

As mentioned, Danish punks Iceage are releasing their new album You're Nothing on February 19 via Matador and they've just revealed the first taste of that album with the new track, "Coalition," which you can download above or stream below.

The band already announced that they'll play a NYC show on January 25 at 285 Kent, which Raspberry Bulbs, Nomad, and Deformity open (tickets) and they've just revealed that the show is part of a whole tour which includes two other NYC dates. The day after the 285 Kent show, Iceage will play Home Sweet Home (1/26) (131 Chrystie St) with Pharmakon and Dream Affair. Admission for that show is $10 at the door (more info on the flyer below).

Then in April the band will do an east coast run with Vancouver punks White Lung which hits NYC on April 20 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show are not on sale yet but you can check ticketmaster for updates. Other tour dates include support from Merchandise, Milk Music, Hoax, and more. All dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Parquet Courts (who play Death by Audio this weekend) are on the Bowery show too and tickets go on sale Friday (1/11) at noon.

White Lung released one of the greatest punk records of 2012 with Sorry and towards the end of the year they released a 7" for their European tour with two new songs, "Two of You" and "Hunting Holiday." You can stream both of those below.

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Shoxx at Acheron, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The previously discussed show with Spectres and Crimson Scarlet (who are on their way to Varning) tonight at Acheron (10/26) has grown. Juuust a little. Now the two band bill has absorbed another punk show previously scheduled for 538 Johnson featuring headliner Shoxx with Leather, Destruction Unit and Warthog. The combined six-band mega-bill kicks off at 8PM and will set you back $10.

The reason for the switch?

Hi. FDNY has been in the building all morning trying to crack down on illegal lofts. So for our sake/538's sake, PLEASE don't be an asshole tonight or do anything that might further jeopardize our home beyond us already having shows here. i love having shows in our apt and want to be able to continue doing so, and also am not interested in being homeless. - [Facebook commenter]

Head below for live video of some of the bands at Acheron tonight.

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