Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) Releases New Album “Stay Alive”

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) has surprise released a new album titled “Stay Alive.” You can find the effort in digital outlets now. Physical copies are also available to pre-order HERE.

“Stay Alive” Track Listing:

01. “The Swimming Pool Song”
02. “The Calendar Song”
03. “Shelter in Place”
04. “Return to Oz”
05. “The Mountain Song”
06. “SuperNatural Possession”
07. “Hanging Tree”
08. “Please Leave”
09. “Why Kant I Be You?”
10. “Ice Cream Song”
11. “The Magic Point”
12. “Blood and Thunder”
13. “So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Fuck Off”
14. “Old Friend (Stay Alive)”

Grace commented:

“I sat around for a month-and-a-half at home just being shellshocked being like, ‘What the fuck happened and what the fuck is happening with the world?’ As I started to get my bearings, I just came to the realization that waiting was going to kill the record and kill the songs. I spent two years working on all these songs, and the idea of throwing them away didn’t sit well with me.”

“But then I was like, ‘What am I waiting for?’ All I have to do is adjust my scope. I can sit here on my fucking ass and do nothing, or I can work. … I just want to put this out because it makes me feel alive and it’s giving me something better than sitting here losing my mind while the world falls apart.”

“It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about what you do. Just stay alive.”

Deftones Stream New Album “Ohms” With A “Visual Tracklist”

Deftones have officially released their new album “Ohms.” Fans can now stream the record in full through a “visual tracklist” on deftones.com.

Venomous Concept (Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Etc.) Stream New Album “Politics Versus The Erection”

Venomous Concept (Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, etc.) are streaming their new album “Politics Versus The Erection” in its entirety. That effort will officially be released on August 28. Kevin Sharp commented:

“We wanted to do a record that sounded reactionary. We went into a studio wrote and recorded PVE in four days, in the age of digital thinking, records full of edits. Politics Versus the Erection is perfectly imperfect.”

Rage Against The Machine & Queens Of The Stone Age Members Guest On New Run The Jewels Album

Run The Jewels have decided to release their new album “RTJ4” a couple days early. You can purchase the record HERE with proceeds set to go towards the Mass Defense Program. You can also stream it below. Notably, the effort features a number of guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, who is featured on “Ju$t” with Pharrell Williams, and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is featured on “Pulling The Pin” with Mavis Staples. Run The Jewels commented:

“Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love. With sincere love and gratitude, Jaime + Mike“

Old Man Gloom Stream New Album “Seminar VIII: Light Of Meaning”

Old Man Gloom are streaming their new album “Seminar VIII: Light Of Meaning“ in full. That effort will officially be released tomorrow (May 22). This news comes after the group previously surprise released another new album, titled “Seminar IX: Darkness Of Being,” earlier this year.

Old Man Gloom commented:

“As you all are able to hear the full scoop of the newest Seminars, I thought I’d shed a pinch of light on two tracks in particular.

First, Final Defeat.
That one I know I’ve talked a little about, but that was a demo Caleb made for a Zozobra project we never got around to about 5 years ago. He recorded it on his iPad at home, and when he sent it, I sent an email simply saying “WHERE THE FUCK DID THIS COME FROM?”.

Unfortunately we never got around to working on it together, but I’m really grateful we put it on this album. Caleb’s family was kind enough to lend us the iPad to get all the individual tracks off it. We were pretty blown away to find a lot of weird ambient noise and even super distorted weird vocals.

All that stuff at the end is caleb. Of course Steve added vocals and some very contextually inspired lyrics, and Kurt made the recordings sound super beefy, but it’s mostly caleb at home, including of course the only appearance of his bass on the album.

It was really weird for me to record to it in the studio, simultaneously painfully feeling his absence, but joyfully basking in his presence. Emotional is an unbelievable understatement, but the result is something I hope you all can find a fraction of the value we all feel it has.

Steve’s addition of “time to shake our world, prepare to live” hit me like a ton of bricks twice, once when I heard it the first time, and again after the pandemic started. If I was the kinda guy to get word tattoos, I would get this on my damn face.

Second, True Volcano.
This was the original demo Caleb sent us for the song Volcano, on Christmas. It was just one guitar, to show us the arrangement. As you know, we took it from him and butchered it without him knowing.

On the way to rehearsals steve and I were listening to Caleb demos, and I played this one, and we just thought it might be cool to honor Caleb’s original vision for the song. Again, Kurt weaved his magic, Nate added some amazing vocals and lyrics, Aaron wove it into the Gloom fabric, and Steve channeled our man on bass. It, again, became something I couldn’t envision. A true Caleb banger.

Hope you all are finding the light of meaning, and I hope you’re not being bogged down by the darkness of being. I had no idea these titles would find such a prescient hold on our current lives.

Much love!!!“

Listen To Remixed/Remastered Version Of Between The Buried And Me’s Self-Titled Debut Album

Between The Buried And Me have released a remixed/remastered version of their 2002 self-titled debut album digitally and on vinyl. The effort, which was remixed/remastered by producer Jamie King, can be streamed below: