Failure, Zao, Shai Hulud, Etc. To Be Featured On Fugazi Tribute Album “Silence Is A Dangerous Sound“

Ripcord Records will be releasing a new Fugazi tribute album, titled “Silence Is A Dangerous Sound,“ on October 1. The effort will feature 43 songs and proceeds from it will benefit the Tribe Animal Sanctuary Scotland. Pre-orders can be found on Bandcamp.

“Silence Is A Dangerous Sound” Track Listing:

01. Authority Zero – “Bad Mouth”
02. The Darling Fire – “Reclamation”
03. Dowsing – “KYEO”
04. Belvedere – “Styrofoam”
05. The Last Gang – “Blueprint”
06. Shai Hulud – “Great Cop”
07. Crazy Arm – “Epic Problem”
08. Batteries – “Target”
09. Teenage Halloween – “Reprovisional”
10. La Dispute – “Strangelight”
11. Tsunami Bomb – “Walken’s Syndrome”
12. Taking Meds – “Burning”
13. USA Nails – “Caustic Acrostic”
14. Haggard Cat – “Life And Limb”
15. Direct Hit – “Burning Too”
16. Pet Symmetry – “Public Witness Program”
17. Place Position – “Place Position”
18. Chamberlain – “Runaway Return”
19. Viva Belgrado – “Repeater”
20. Frauds – “Cashout”
21. Seas, Starry – “Brendan #1”
22. Couch Slut – “Full Disclosure”
23. Failure – “Waiting Room”
24. Nathan Gray – “Bed For The Scraping”
25. GILT – “No Surprise”
26. Swain – “The Argument”
27. The Hostiles – “Turnover”
28. This Is Hell – “Sieve-Fisted Find”
29. Into It. Over It. – “Instrument”
30. LIFE – “And The Same”
31. Big Ups – “Do You Like Me”
32. Zao – “Guilford Fall”
33. Jonah Matranga – “Suggestion”
34. Heart Attack Man – “Bulldog Front”
35. Sounds Of Swami – “Merchandise”
36. S. T. Manville – “Long Division”
37. Bodega – “Provisional”
38. Braidedveins – “Oh”
39. STORM(O) – “Break”
40. Wojtek – “Fell, Destroyed”
41. West Thebarton – “Margin Walker”
42. Snapped Ankles – “Give Me The Cure”
43. Before Stories – “Dear Justice Letter“

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Shares Acoustic Cover Of Failure’s “The Nurse Who Loved Me”

Paramore’s Hayley Williams recently shared a partial acoustic cover of Failure‘s “The Nurse Who Loved Me” on social media. You can check that out below. Williams commented:

“the sun is out, the laundry is drying so… one of my favorite songs of all time on one of my favorite albums of ever. go listen to the real thing— @failurebandig “The Nurse Who Loved Me” left my cringey ending in there bc thats showbiz baby”

Ken Andrews (Failure) Releases New EP “What’s Coming”, Premieres “Sword And Shield” Video

Ken Andrews (Failure) has released a new EP titled “What’s Coming.” The effort features five tracks including “Sword And Shield,” “What’s Coming,” “Crow’s Eye,” “Too Many Thoughts,” and “How Will You Know.” You can find an official video for “Sword And Shield” below. Andrews said the following about that track:

“This song has two firsts for me, one is that it is the first overtly political song I have ever written, and two, I wrote the video concept and the song at the same time. Making this video was something I simply had to do. Thankfully, my friend and amazing actor, David Dastmalchian, who was as motivated as I was, took the video to another level with his performance.”

Failure Release 2020 Version Of Their Cover Of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”

Failure have released a new version of their cover of Depeche Mode‘s “Enjoy The Silence.“ Ken Andrews said the following about that:

“We originally recorded a cover of ‘Enjoy The Silence‘ for the 1998 Depeche Mode tribute, ‘For The Masses‘. That album has all but disappeared, no longer in print and not available via streaming platforms but we as a band are proud of our take on that song and had wanted to re-record it for some time. With the blessing of both Martin Gore and Depeche Mode, we re-addressed our version and came up with this new version for 2020.”

Failure Frontman Ken Andrews Says Drummer Kelli Scott Is “Recovering Well From His Cancer Surgery”

Failure frontman Ken Andrews has offered an update on drummer Kelli Scott’s battle with colon cancer. He said the following in a new video that he launched for his creative and recording techniques:

“I’m happy to report that Kelli Scott, the drummer of the band Failure, is totally recovering well from his cancer surgery. So in my world, everything’s very upside down with schedules and what we can do, but we’re all healthy so that’s the main thing.”

Scott himself previously commented on his illness earlier this year:

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[via The PRP]

Failure Cancel July Shows

Failure have officially cancelled their July shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those dates were supposed to feature full album performances of “Comfort,“ “Magnified,” and “Fantastic Planet.“

Failure commented:

“Failure fans and anyone who bought tickets to any of the nine shows the band was scheduled to perform this July 2020. All nine shows are officially cancelled. The band have been planning and preparing to do the shows, but the reality is concerts like this are not going to be safe well past July, and may not be allowed to comeback until wide adoption of a vaccine is in place.

Although the band does plan to eventually reschedule these shows, we feel it would be a mistake to reschedule them at this point, when there is no realistic way of knowing when concerts will be safe again. We are very aware that many ticket holders for these shows also have travel and accommodation bookings to contend with and we don’t want you to have to deal with rescheduling all of that twice.

As soon as the path forward for safe concerts becomes clearer, we will rebook these shows. The band wants everyone to know how disappointed we are that these shows are cancelled, but in the big picture this is just a delay, and these shows will eventually happen.

In the meantime, some good news to report. The band just received a second set of test pressings from the plant that is manufacturing the Failure 1992-1996 Box Set and they sound great! We are approving them and hope to see the Box Set move into production next week! Stay tuned.

–Failure“

Failure Release Digital Version Of “Failure 1992-1996” Box Set

As previously reported, Failure’s new vinyl set, “Failure: 1992-1996,“ has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the band have decided to release a digital version of the effort. 20% of the proceeds will go towards the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Failure’s New Vinyl Box Set Delayed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Failure’s new vinyl set, “Failure: 1992-1996,“ has been delayed. The set was originally supposed to be released on April 7, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The band commented:

“Due to manufacturing delays related to Covid-19, the shipping date for the Failure Boxset has been pushed back. At this point, many vinyl plants worldwide are temporarily shutdown, so we can not currently project a release date. To compensate for this unfortunate turn of events and give a little quarantine goodwill we have decided to release download codes to the digital versions of the remixed/remastered audio to anyone who has already purchased the boxset. We have your E-mail and you will receive a download code by this Tuesday, April 7th. If you purchase now, and moving forward, you will also receive the codes.”

In other news, the group have also confirmed that their special July tour is still on for now:

“Concerning the July shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York— as they are still more than 90 days away no decision has been made to cancel them yet, so we are moving ahead with preparation as though they are going to happen. Of course, this could change as stay-at-home orders are extended, so stay tuned for further updates.”

[via The PRP]

Failure To Perform “Comfort,” “Magnified,” & “Fantastic Planet” In Full At July Shows, Announce New Vinyl Box Set

Failure will be performing “Comfort,“ “Magnified,” and “Fantastic Planet“ in full during three-night residencies in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be releasing a new vinyl set featuring those records. The release, which is titled “Failure: 1992-1996,” will be available on April 7.

The band issued the following statement:

“We will be playing our first three albums: Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet, in their entirety in a trio of July residencies: July 9 to 11 at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, July 16 to 18 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and July 23 to 25 at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.

We have also announced an April 7 release of FAILURE 1992-1996, a four-piece vinyl box set featuring the three ‘90s-era albums. With the original masters finally being unearthed, Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet have been meticulously restored, remixed, and remastered by Ken to a new level of sonic fidelity that eclipses all previous iterations of the band’s early work.

‘Almost everything people have heard from these albums has been sourced from 16bit digital files made in the ‘90s, which was state of the art at the time,’ explains Ken. ‘But when we found out we were getting our hands on the original analog master tapes, and with all the confusion and lack of quality control on several of the previous iterations, we set out to create the definitive versions of Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Everything has been sourced directly from first generation multitrack and stereo master tapes. This is us finally getting to present our early work the way we’ve always wanted to.’

In addition to all the originally released songs from the three albums, we have discovered several unreleased songs which have also been restored and will be included in the box set. ‘Listening to the b-sides and outtakes from that first year of being a band takes me right back to playing the tiny stage at Jabberjaw in Los Angeles,’ added Greg. ‘It’s always surprising to me how much of the expansiveness and atmosphere of the later records exist in embryonic form on those earliest stripped-down recordings.’

‘These new versions have all the magic from the originals, but now, instead of looking through a hazy pane of glass, the window has been completely opened and you can hear all the elements in their full glory,’ said Kellii.

FAILURE: 1992 to 1996 is available exclusively via Failure.hellomerch.com with pre-orders available now. Bundled packages, featuring the box set and various VIP or ticketing packages, are available via Failure.soundrink.com.

FAILURE: 1992 – 1996 tracklist:

Comfort

Submission
Macaque
Something
Screen Man
Swallow
Muffled Snaps
Kindred
Pro-Catastrophe
Princess
Salt Wound

Magnified

Let It Drip
Moth
Frogs
Bernie
Magnified
Wonderful Life
Undone
Wet Gravity
Empty Friend
Small Crimes

Fantastic Planet

Saturday Saviour
Sergeant Politeness
Segue 1
Smoking Umbrellas
Pillowhead
Blank
Segue 2
Dirty Blue Balloons
Solaris
Pitiful
Leo
Segue 3
The Nurse Who Loved Me
Another Space Song
Stuck On You
Heliotropic
Daylight

Outtakes (not listed in sequence):

Petting the Carpet
You’re Too Much *
Gone
Lunch *
Pennies *
Rat Sack *
Wake Up
Count My Eyes *
Comfort *
Solaris 2014

* – Previously unreleased

Tour dates:

July 9 Chicago, IL Comfort at Thalia Hall
July 10 Chicago, IL Magnified at Thalia Hall
July 11 Chicago, IL Fantastic Planet at Thalia Hall
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Comfort at The Echoplex
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Magnified at The Echoplex
July 18 Los Angeles, CA Fantastic Planet at The Echoplex
July 23 New York, NY Comfort at Bowery Ballroom
July 24 New York, NY Magnified at Bowery Ballroom
July 25 New York, NY Fantastic Planet at Bowery Ballroom

Tickets for Chicago are on-sale this Friday, Dec. 20 at 11 am central. Tickets for Los Angeles are on-sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 12 noon pacific. Tickets for NY are on-sale Dec. 20 at 12 noon eastern.”