Mastodon releases new-ish song (Updated 6/29)

Mastodon released a new song "Deathhound" from their upcoming record "The Hunter" via adult swim.
Correction-The song is a b-side from Crack the Skye

Mastodon is playing a handful of festivals this summer including a show with Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Meat Puppets on July 30th at the Gorge.

Off the record.

This post is not music or arts related.
                              The events that occurred tonight only happen once in some peoples lifetime, others seek this type of life, and some are just oblivious and not in touch with reality. That said, what happened to me tonight and what I observed is not political and I take no stance (in my writing) on either side. I do support same sex equality. I also I respect peoples personal opinion on government and authority, to an extent.
                             As most residents of Seattle know, tonight was the big night of the Seattle Pride Fest that is held in numerous areas of the city. And Capitol Hill is the melting pot of the city for many different cultures, lifestyles, and much much more. I happen to work in the neighborhood and frequent many shows and bars scattered about. As I was leaving the Comet Tavern around 12:10pm, just as a flash mob/drunk and partying Pride Fest attendees are heading west on Pike street towards Broadway with what I estimate was 100-300 people. Everyone is happy and dancing around with various participants holding boom-boxes with loud techno playing. I decided to join when i realized no matter what bus I take, I'm not getting anywhere. By this time, we are heading north on Broadway when the march leaders try to head East on Pine and are diverted back north on Broadway heading north. I started filming when the Seattle police arrived.

  Seconds after the video, an anarchist whom had just taken a pick axe to an ATM threw a white plastic barricade at one of the police cars. The police stop their vehicles and run after the anarchist with billy clubs, tazers and guns and tackle him on the corner of Broadway and E Olive. There was about 4 police officers hold the guy down, with 3-4 riot police with tazers pointed at the crowd. With all of the recent events with the Seattle Police, who wouldn't record whats happening. As I was walking toward the sidewalk, with camera (phone) in hand, a cop with full riot gear on, pulls a laser guided tazer at me and says quote "Not a good time, not a good time".  Here is what I recorded. I know it doesn't exactly show up in the next video, but I swear by everything dear to me, it definitely happened.

and pretty much the end.

Helms Alee Weatherhead Full Stream

Listen to the New Helms Alee in its entirety here. Weatherhead comes out tomorrow (June 21 2011) .

New Yob Track

Yob has released a new track from their upcoming release, "Altma."

Due out 8/16/2011 via Profound Lore. Stream "Prepare the Ground" here

Yob hits the road with Dark Castle in Seattle July 1st.

07/01 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
07/02 – Portland, OR @ Branx
07/03 – Boise, ID @ Redroom
07/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
07/05 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
07/06 – Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s Tavern
07/07 – Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
07/09 – Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday
07/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
07/12 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
07/13 – Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets
07/14 – Montreal, QC @ TBA
07/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Courthouse
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
07/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
07/18 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
07/19 – Charlotte @ TBA
07/20 – Savannah @ TBA
07/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ 8B Warehouse
07/22 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
07/23 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
07/24 – Panama City FL @ C Level
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
07/26 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
07/27 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
07/29 – New Orleans @ One Eyed Jacks
07/30 – Houston, TX @ The Mink
07/31 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
08/01 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement
08/03 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar
08/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
08/06 – Berkeley, CA @ Gilman St
08/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
08/08 – Arcata, CA @ The Alibi

Power of the Riff Fest 2011

Southern Lord Records has announced the Power of the Riff Fest for 2011. So far 4 dates have been confirmed.

Los Angeles Aug 13 2011 @EcholPlex
Trap Them
All Pigs Must Die

San Francisco Aug 15 2011 @ The Elbow Room
Trap Them
Black Breath
All Pigs Must Die
San Fransisco Aug 16 2011 @ Mezzanine
 Early Graves

Seattle Aug 18 2011 @ Neumos
All Pigs Must Die
Masakari and

Members of Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mars Volta and Janes Addiction start Supergroup

Word on the street is Mastodons Brent Hinds is teaming up with Dillinger guitarist Ben Weinman, ex-Mars Volta Drummer Thomas Pridgen and Janes Addiction Bassist Eric Avery. Mr. Hinds said this

“We tried to get together and do an album, but there’s been no time. We want to record crazy stuff and Ben is working on that, but it’s been hard to get together.”

Mastodon is in the process if recording their 5th studio album entitled "The Hunter" due tba.

Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt dead at 43

                                           RIP Seth Putnam May 15th 1968- June 11th 2011
Notorious front man of grind band Anal Cunt died of a heart attack on June 11th.
Putnam had overdosed on weeks worth of Ambien on October 12th 2004 and was in a coma and later recovered. He has an extensive catalog of music from his own band AC and had many guest appearances on many notable albums such as Panteras 1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill. RIP and condolences to his friends, fans, and family.   

Neil Young Releases 26 Year Old Video

Neil Young has released a live video performance for his upcoming Live Release "A Treasure"  out June 14th. The song was recorded 26 years ago on the Nashville Now TV show on Sept 20th 1984.

MusicfestNW Announces Line Up

MusicfestNW has anounced their line up for this year. It will be held citywide at 18 venues around Portland OR. Some notable bands are:

Butthole Surfers
Witch Mountain
Wizard Rifle
and many many more

More info here.

New Helms Alee Track

A new track from Helms Alee's Weatherhead is on facebook. Weatherhead will be released June 21st via Hydrahead. Helms Alee will be touring with Big Business and Torche this summer.

Jul 07 Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
Jul 08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Cafe
Jul 09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
Jul 11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Jul 12 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
Jul 14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Jul 15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Jul 16 Washington, DC @ The Rock And Roll Hotel
Jul 17 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Jul 19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Jul 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jul 21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Jul 22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Jul 23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Jul 24 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Jul 26 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Jul 27 Indianapolis, IN @ Earth House Collective
Jul 28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Jul 29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Jul 30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Jul 31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Aug 02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
Aug 03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Aug 04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s