Stranded In Stereo: Monday Morning Newsletter (3-22-09)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Morning Newsletter (3-22-09)

Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction and Street Sweeper have released a 6-song EP for free download. It features previously unreleased music from all three artists. You can get it here.

Regina Spektor is putting the finishing touches on her fifth LP, Far. In recording She worked with four different notable producers: David Kahne, Jacknife Lee, Mike Elizondo even guitarist Jeff Lynne from the band ELO. The album is slated for the end of June.

The Barcelona natives Los Vera Cruz have posted their new record online for free download. Jose has read their instructions in espanol and their intention is that you download yes, but also buy their record on vinyl to properly appreciate it. An a limited edition of 500 copies are being pressed.

Thrice has been steadily blogging through the writing process of their new but untitled album. They have about 13 new songs in the works in various forms of completion. You can read about their shut-in exploits here.

Kid Rock has been at his own Allen Roadhouse studio for weeks now workin on a new album. Both the Twisted Brown Trucker Band and hack studio engineer Uncle Kracker, have been on and throughout.

Reprise record is reissuing the Green day catalog on vinyl this year starting with 39/Smooth and Kerplunk March 24th. Dookie is due April 18 and other releases following each month ending with the live record Bullet In A Bible on November 10th. In the middle of that streak, their box set of singles and rarities will come out as well.

Bob Dylan is not dead, but actually still recording. His new album Together through Life is complete and slated for an April 28th release. Most of the album was composed during the sessions for th soundtrack to the film, My Own Love Song.

Nelly Furtado has launched her own record label, Nelstar. The first release from Nelstar will be Fritz Helder & The Phantoms' debut record, due out July 7. The label is named for the trip hop duo she was in with Talis Newkirk in 1996. Jose is withholding his opinion of the record, but there is a reason that they call them “vanity” labels.

Bass guitar-wanker Billy Sheehan is putting out a new solo album, Holy Cow! due April 14 on Mascot Records. Guests on the album include Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and Doug Pinnick of King’s X. Sheehan is a long time studio bassist and part time tour hand for a number of other guitar-wankers. He's also a looney scientologist with a quite pricey OT III rating.

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