Stream: MaidaVale – “Colour Blind” from the North American Release of Tales of the Wicked West

MaidaVale - Tales of the Wicked West

The Sign Records has announced June 30 as the release date for MaidaVale‘s North American version of Tales of the Wicked West and today we are excited to bring you the second track from this album “Colour Blind.” The original version of this album came out last year (and can be heard here) but hopefully, with this stateside release, more listeners will get a chance to experience MaidaVale’s bluesy and psychedelic take on the late 60’s and early 70’s rock scene. Check out all the details after the jump. Continue reading

Initial Descent: August 5, 2016

Chicago’s Russian Circles release their new album, Guidance, on August 5. (Photo by Nicholas Sayers)

Morning, kiddos. It’s a pretty cool Friday, all things considered. For one, it’s my last day at my job. For another, I just had my brain annihilated by Carcass, Ghoul and Night Demon last night at the Gramercy Theatre. (Also, Crowbar played.) You might say I’m kinda jacked on this week, and you’d be right. Factor in some new metal on top of that? Game on. So what’ve we got this week?

Well, we start with Guidance, the new, sixth album from Chicago instrumental trio Russian Circles. Beyond that? All manner of things: VukariNecromancing the Stone (which my colleague Manny-O-War is super high on), Bloody Hammers (with whom my other colleague Tenebrous Kate had an awesome interview)…you name it. Beginning this week, we’re also expanding our “Other New Releases of Note” section to cover even more new releases. Want your band featured in an upcoming edition? Send us your info! We’ve added a new submission form at the very end of the post to do just that.

Exciting stuff all around. But for now, let’s focus on this week — here’s what’s on tap:
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