Scotland’s Mogwai have been a steady stream of good music for the past 15 years. Proving they have no intention of slowing down, Mogwai and Sub Pop have released a video for their song “How to be a Werewolf.” When it comes to Werewolves, the Scottish should know a thing or two, having seen their fair share of the beast (though there are no lyrics, so you are free to draw your own conclusions on the nature of werewolves). The video features plentiful Norwegian landscapes, a good deal of fuzz on the guitar and a bearded gentleman riding a bike. Enjoy.
FINALLY. Ryan Adams is set to release a double album of his musical archives. The most bad-ass musician on earth will be releasing the now titled III/IV hopefully before the year’s end (no release date yet), on his own label Pax-AM. This double album was recorded with the Cardinals in 2007 when the band was recording Easy Tiger(Lost Highway).
The set will be released on vinyl, cd and download, and if you head to the Pax-Am site, you can read all about the project. Amazon is already letting you pre-order as the album drops December 14th. Pax-Am is starting their pre-order later this month, with one on i-tunes on November 23rd.
The site describes the record like:
“a rock record that felt more like a hybrid of all the records that the band had mutually consumed as kids… from influences as wide as KISS and The Cars.” It’s also a “concept rock opera about the 80s, ninjas, cigarettes, sex, and pizza,”
Ah Ryan, it is good to have you back in any form.
01 Breakdown Into the Resolve
02 Dear Candy
04 Ultraviolet Light
05 Stop Playing With My Heart
06 Lovely and Blue
07 Happy Birthday
08 Kisses Start Wars
09 The Crystal Skull
15 Sewers at the Bottom of the Wishing Well
17 Star Wars
18 My Favorite Song
20 Death and Rats
21 Kill the Lights
Though we still haven’t gotten over the fact that Ryan Adams has ‘retired’ from making music, at least we still get to see the altcountry rocker online. Not only is he chatting it up about his new website project(s), http://ryanada.ms , but he also gives us some stripped down live performances from his house, complete with stuffed animal intro (be sure to check out his video of ‘Crossed Out Name’. Classic. Ryan also promises some unreleased Werewolph tracks on his new site, which if we recall was his fake ‘hard rock’ project.
Check out Ryan Adam’s Youtube page at DrAdamsFilms
One of Ryan’s latest videos titled ‘Ryan’s World’