Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Boredoms update, and Acrassicauda/Metallica


Pitchfork has the scoop on the Boredoms’ latest, Super Roots 10, which has just been released and is apparently already a rarity. Their news item is titled “It Exists!”:

First off: an apology. Sometimes we get so busy pawing through Decemberists album cover news that we miss something big. And so we’re late to the punch on this one: Super Roots 10, the latest entry in the ongoing EP series from monolithic Osaka scene kingpins the Boredoms, is out now. It exists. There aren’t any copies up on Ebay yet, but if you keep a watchful eye out, you can probably own a copy for somewhere in the low triple-digits.

The EP went on sale last Wednesday, though CDJapan says that the first pressing is already completely sold out, unsurprisingly enough. The EP comes with typically headache-inducing cover art from frontman EYE, who also produced the thing. Thrill Jockey, the band’s U.S. label, has no word on an American release, so tough titties and happy downloading.

In other news: The story I was teasing about is now up. I went with Acrassicauda, the Iraqi band featured in the film Heavy Metal in Baghdad, to meet their idols Metallica at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Metallica machine was like nothing I’ve ever seen, a whole traveling army to put on their huge show and manage every backstage detail. And yet each member of the band spent a great deal of time meeting with Acrassicauda — privately, leaving celebs and industry well-wishers waiting — and encouraging them to keep the rock ’n’ roll faith. You’ll have to read the story to find out the astonishing extent of Metallica’s graciousness.

When I get time I will post the full interview with Acrassicauda.



Unknown said...

Hold yourself back, man... Low triple-digits is still a lot of money. Maintain.

Anonymous said...

Really liked the Acrassicauda story. That documentary was fascinating. Felt somewhat terrible after watching it though, so was uplifted to hear how things are turning out for them.