Directed by Sam Pilling (http://www.sampilling.com/)
Wanna trip? Then press play. The debut S/T album from the faceless London based electronic artist SBTRKT is full of beats ranging from dubstep to Chicago house, and plenty of awesome collaborators, such as Little Dragon in this track for "Wildfire." Why the name and anonymity? He's said he'd, "rather not talk about myself as a person, and let the music speak for itself. The name SBTRKT is me taking myself away from that whole process." And his tour is going global right now. Check here for dates!
Directed by Sam Pilling (http://www.sampilling.com/)
Berlin's Atari Teenage Riot released Is This Hyperreal? back in June 2011 and are about to hit the US road this September. Thought it was fitting that these pioneers of digital hardcore got Video of the Week. Especially with the brutally honest message that Nic Endo unleashes in this intense clip for "Blood In My Eyes." Known for their radical views and abrassively awesome pounding beats in their original run from 1992-2000, they are back with the classic noise and a whole new set of alarming topics that other artists are too afraid to cover. That's what's up!
Summer/Fall Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates:
9/04 - Seattle, WA @Bumbershoot Festival
09/05 – Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre *
09/07 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
09/08 – San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub (w Retox) *
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Keyclub *
09/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal Resort *
09/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
09/14 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris *
09/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon *
09/21 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
09/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
09/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder *
09/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater *
09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club *
* = w/ Otto von Schirach
German electro pop duo Digitalism have been touring the US in support of their latest release I Love You, Dude and are about to wrap up this weekend with some dates on the East Coast. So in conjunction with their video "Circles" being Video of the Week, we've got a ticket giveaway going on for their show at the 9:30 Club in DC on Friday, 8/19! All you have to do is email us (include first/last name) by 5 PM today (8/18), and let us know what your favorite Digitalism song is and why! We'll announce the winner on this blog, and email you back to confirm. Enter here...
Dave Grohl & Mark Hoppus
Fuse TV, the best and only music channel in North America, has collided with Scene Trek! No, our yet to be created webisodes weren't picked up, yet, but until that happens, we totally suggest you check out the radness that is Hoppus on Music.
Hosted by Mark Hoppus, frontman and bassist for Blink 182, this weekly block of entertainment (Fridays @11 on Fuse) features ballsy interviews via Hoppus and his array of rocker guests whom in the past have included Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, and Liam Gallagher. The show also features performances by some of the coolest bands, including the National, Death Cab For Cutie, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, and more.
This Friday at 11 PM you can tune in to Fuse TV to check out an interview with Slipknot's frontman Corey Taylor, and a performance by the Antlers!
And don't forget to DVR the show incase you are out supporting your locals, or even checking out Blink 182 who is currently on tour with My Chemical Romance and Manchester Orchestra!
We are stoked to do this shout-out for Fuse TV and believe it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship. xoxo
(by Metal Chris) The goregrind band Haemorrhage is known for their crazy medical mishap themed live concerts and this video shows them translating that into this sick (in a good way) music video. Even though they're from Madrid, Spain, their lyrics are in English. Not that you can understand most of it but then, the blood splatter imagery translates to any language. They released an album, Hospital Carnage, in May of this year and this video for the song "Traumageddon" is the second, and best, video off of it. Click play above and be ready for Haemorrhage to melt your face off. Just be sure that you do not go to the ER afterwards!
(by Dawn Reed) Ciao escursionisti scena! This past week saw the return of the US TV phenom that is the Jersey Shore, from their new culla off a beaten path of Florence Italy. So get ready for a slew of new italia acronyms...TSQ? Taxi sono qui! But will any Italian bands be repped on the soundtrack of the invasion? So far, no, but there's still an epic season ahead, and here are a couple bands from 'the boot' that are semplicemente meraviglioso!
The Cut, all out on UK tour!
From Bologna, Cut is one of the bands that should easily be dominating the indie scene. Just check out this rad video "Awesome" from their last album, Annihilation Road, that proves their ability to reign in the high ranks of rock. Ferruccio Quercetti (guitar/vocals), Carlo Masu (guitar/vocals), and Francesco Bolognini (drums) have been together since 1996, and have recorded 5 albums and an EP, and have a UK tour coming up in October. In a 2008 interview with UK's The Times, Quercetti said this about the Italian rock industry, "It’s so close to itself. The problem is that it’s been hard to get Italian bands to an international audience, because there’s no structure. There are lots of good bands that lived and died in Italy without anybody noticing outside."
And keeping indie Trip-Hop alive in Bologna is the duo LetHerDive, consisting of Francesca Bono (vocals) and Matteo Trifirò aka Trif_o (beats). Filling out the live sounds, Gianluca Modica brings the bass and also contributed to some tracks on their 2010 release The Closet. A remix album of the Closet is scheduled to be out soon including remixes from PRX, Lorenzo Montana, Pois and more. Check out this live version of "The Bravest" and pop open a bottle of lemoncello because you are about to get chilled the eff out.
So I was watching Robot Chicken on Adult Swim last night, when all of a sudden-boom- I was transported to my youth when a video ("Don't Tell Me What To Do") from Brooklyn's Cerebral Ballzy came thrashing through the commercial break, 80's hardcore punk to the max, making me want to skateboard down the block with pizza and beer in hand. Ah! Fucking awesome. Check out this video for "Junky For Her" off their S/T LP released last week by Williams Street Records (Adult Swim hollerrr.) And here's some awesome news: They are set to play at Summer Sonic Fest in Japan and both the Reading and Leeds Fests in the UK this month!
DIRECTED BY: VICE COOLER
DP: WHO ATE MY TEETH?
B ROLL: DALTON BLANCO
LIGHTING: ADAM FRANKLIN
PROPS: TONY STOCKERT