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Anyone know if they plan to ever release another record, and if so, will that record be made available on compact disc?

And whatever happened to Blonde Redhead?

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 19 June 2003 14:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I asked T&G this just a couple of weeks ago: No news at all. But when I saw them last fall, they played three new songs. So there's hope at least.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 19 June 2003 14:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

So there'll be a three-song, limited edition 500 copies, black vinyl single that I won't buy because it'll be sold out before I can get one and I don't have/want a record player....

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 19 June 2003 14:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

... but it wouldn't matter anyway because it plays at 500 RPM for better sound quality and comes on 7,000,000 KG/square inch extra virgin vinyl forged from the hearts of blacks holes for that true analog loyalist sound BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE IT WILL BE WORTH IT!!!...

mei (mei), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

...and the only lyrics are the word FUCK...

NA. (Nick A.), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

::giggle::

Jon Williams (ex machina), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

shellac is playing a couple of shows at the beginning of july in illinois.

the e-mail that was sent out about it mentioned something or other about the shows being a test to see if todd's back is up to par. guess that must mean he had some sort of back troubles... the southern records page doesn't mention anything of either the back troubles or the shows, though, so who knows?

according to southern records, blonde redhead will be playing some shows around california/vancouver/seattle/portland around the end of the month.

brad koski, Thursday, 19 June 2003 17:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

One of these days I really hope they put out at least those first two 7's as a CD. I'd buy one. I recorded mine off of my old dodgy turntable and burned a disc, but it kind of sounds lame. "Wingwalker" and "Doris" are two of their best songs.

earlnash, Thursday, 19 June 2003 20:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Blonde Redhead has recorded a new album and is talking to several record labels.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 19 June 2003 21:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(I know this 'cause I recorded my recent one at the studio where Blonde Redhead records & the studio people are pals with them - they say the new stuff's unbelievable but unfortunately I was unable to get to hear any of it)

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 19 June 2003 21:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Todd's back problems were reported on the Southern site a while back, they were cos of an accident.

mei (mei), Friday, 20 June 2003 05:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
I just pulled out At Action Park after not listening to it for a while. TOTALLY CLASSIC.

Hurting (Hurting), Sunday, 21 August 2005 14:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

: )

cozen (Cozen), Sunday, 21 August 2005 14:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

amen, brother!

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 August 2005 14:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

still waiting for that new album Shellac...I've heard a lot of work has been done on it...no release date though...I'm wondering if the death of Loder who usualy masters their stuff is holding things up now....

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 22 August 2005 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the Touch & Go site:

"Membership:
Steven Frank Albini - electric guitar
Todd Stanford Trainer - drum set
Robert Spurr Weston IV - electric bass guitar

Band information:
While there is no specific coordination between Shellac's record
releases and touring schedules, you can expect the band to tour at
its usual sporadic and relaxed pace.

Current:
Shellac will have a new LP anytime between now and 2007."

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 August 2005 14:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this came up during the question and answer period of the show yesterday. Weston said the new material is almost all recorded, but they hadn't even begun to think about packaging yet and that "could take a while."

the cheshire fucking cat (chëshy f cat), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>they hadn't even begun to think about packaging yet and that "could take a while."

The new record will be an edition of one, packaged inside a car a la Merzbow. The delay comes from designing a system of gyros so the vinyl won't skip while the car is in motion, because it'll be vinyl-only, of course.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

pdf OTM *roffle*

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Trainer opined that a 12" jewel box would really make the product stand out at Wal-mart.

chëshy (chëshy f cat), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i hope they do what they did for 1000 hurts, where you got the vinyl box, it came with a loose CD pressing of the record...that was a great deal...

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, wasn't John Golden in L.A. the guy who mastered their stuff to date, and not John Loder? (Sorry to be pedantic at the expense of Loder, R.I.P.)

donut floccinaucinihilipilification (donut), Monday, 22 August 2005 16:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Golden has doen many Albini and Weston recordings, but Loder mastered all the Shellac records.

I'm sure the new record will be worth the wait when it is finally released

chris besinger (chris besinger), Monday, 22 August 2005 16:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If "The End Of Radio" is any indication, I agree.

Damn. I was hit hard when i heard the news of Loder, and now I'm still getting hit. :(

donut floccinaucinihilipilification (donut), Monday, 22 August 2005 17:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

2009 tour dates

05/13/09 - Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
05/14/09 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/16/09 - Butlins Holiday Center, Minehead, United Kingdom - with ATP Festival
05/17/09 - Butlins Holiday Center, Minehead, United Kingdom - with ATP Festival
05/29/09 - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
06/11/09 - Vera Project, Seattle, WA
06/13/09 - Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR
06/14/09 - Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR
06/15/09 - W.O.W Hall, Eugene, OR
06/17/09 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
06/18/09 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
06/20/09 - Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
06/21/09 - Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
06/25/09 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

(note: shellac are playing Vera on the 6/12 as well. Arcwelder is opening. I am really really excited.)

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Saturday, 7 March 2009 03:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Go forth and rock.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 March 2009 03:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

why on earth do they wanna play the W.O.W. hall, good Lord

Cindy Sherman I'm Your #1 Fan (J0hn D.), Saturday, 7 March 2009 03:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

once again (as i believe you posted on their previous stop in seattle) ,thanks for the advance notice. making plans to catch the vera show again.

drone/a/sore, Sunday, 8 March 2009 00:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yay, W1ll! I know a lot of folks from Vancouver are already planning this out. (I think most of the audience at the last stop were from BC. When Bob asked for bills, I forget the joke that prompted that, most everyone held up $CDNs)

BTW, The Vera has moved since 2005. It's actually in the Seattle Center now, just blocks away from Easy Street Records in Lower QA, right next to where the QFC used to be. 1st Ave N and Republican St. are the nearest cross streets. It's also a much bigger and kinda weirder space.

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Sunday, 8 March 2009 00:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

"why on earth do they wanna play the W.O.W. hall, good Lord"

Some of the most classic concerts of my life, I saw at WOW Hall.

Fugazi on the Repeater tour with Beat Happening and Calamity Jane.
Melvins on Eggnog tour (Joe Preston on bass). Also again for Lysol (Lorax on bass).
Jesus Lizard on the Liar tour with Jon Spencer opening.
Alice Donut on Untidy Suicides tour.
Thinkin Fellers with Mudwimmin.
Nomeansno on the Wrong tour with Victim's Family.

And more recently, Isis with Mogwai.

I kick myself now for not going to Sleep on Holy Mountain tour supporting Hawkwind.

Nate Carson, Monday, 9 March 2009 02:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

got my ticket for the june 11 show,,,,trying to wangle a way to see bat for lashes the night before at the crocodile.

drone/a/sore, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 03:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

btw,shellac has added a june 12 vera show.

drone/a/sore, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 03:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got a ticket for both. ^_^

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 05:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

todd trainer on animal planet o_O and awesome

:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZWrVQTlonc

Na'vi Girls (Need Love Too) (M@tt He1ges0n), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Amazing!

Wax Cat, Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

OMG that was awesome. though todd trainer seems like a truly weird dude.

the architecture of horniness (askance johnson), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

That's amazing. It's good to see that Albini can drop the cynicism, misanthropy and sarcasm when it counts. On a dog owner's program.

Doran, Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah in the spring and summer sometimes i would look out my office window and see todd, all vampirish in black, walking his lil' doggie around, so cute.

i don't know him but i've found that everyone i know who has actually dealt with or knows albini IRL says he is super nice and awesome...people that say "oh he's such a dick" tend to not know him irl.

Na'vi Girls (Need Love Too) (M@tt He1ges0n), Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was joking. I've heard that Albini is actually a pretty nice guy if you meet him. It was more how he usually comes across in interviews that I was talking about.

Doran, Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

awesome video!! wonder if uffizi tours with 'em.

Do the english boil pizza? (acoleuthic), Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

This will be messy:
http://www.atpfestival.com/events/shellacny.php

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Noon! I can see lots of people buying tickets for that and not making it.

kraudive, Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Coming to my hood. Still worth seeing live?

uhhhhhh (admrl), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes! (if you like shellac)

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Saw the 20th anniversary show in Minneapolis over the weekend. It was great.

your native bacon (mh), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:04 (six years ago) Permalink

line-up for their ATP this December currently looking great:

Shellac Of North America
Neurosis
Wire
Mission of Burma
Oxbow
Nina Nastasia
Melt Banana
The Ex + Brass Unbound
Mono
Shannon Wright
Zeni Geva
Arcwelder
Scrawl
Uzeda
Bottomless Pit
Prinzhorn Dance School
Three Second Kiss
Pinebender
Red Fang
The Membranes
Buke and Gase
Dead Rider
Helen Money
Bear Claw
ALiX
STNNNG
+ more TBC

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

so did i mh! had a blast....

btw STNNNG marks the first time a participant in ILX Pre-Covers LULU makes an appearance at ATP

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 15:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"Little Dog" is coming to the UK!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:03 (six years ago) Permalink

I wasn't quite in the right headspace for STNNNG when they were on, but I think that's more due to me than anything about the band! I was kind of thrown off by a lot of things, having just been in a car and then getting dinner having a lot to do with it.

your native bacon (mh), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

I need to give their post-At Action Park catalogue another chance

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 17:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm such a rigid, miserable, boring fucker.
― xelab, Friday, September 12, 2014 3:49 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rap steve (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:31 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm obsessed with this version of The End of Radio since someone posted it in another thread.

worth a listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzDQWrp5VpA

cajunsunday, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:34 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^this one is so, so good

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

The new album is fucking great btw. Too soon to call it but feels like the second best thing they've done.

Doran, Saturday, 13 September 2014 19:06 (four years ago) Permalink

behind Terraform, obv ;)

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

LOL. I do like Terraform but I find the opening track a bit of a slog to be honest - even though technically it's amazing.

Doran, Saturday, 13 September 2014 19:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Doran, that's my favourite Shellac song you're dissing! Consider this glare admonishing.

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 19:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I used to think Didn't We Deserve....was a chore to get through but it has the effect of my appreciating the odd Trainer fill or Albini noise more than the standard 2/3 minute Shellac number

Master of Treacle, Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Doran I feel the inverse on Terraform. I adore "Didn't We Deserve..." but I find the rest of the album kinda forgettable.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Posting the lyrics to "Prayer To God" on my Facebook page got me fired from my job.

Despite that, total classic.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

^lol

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:56 (four years ago) Permalink

also, wait, what

imago, Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Yes. I finally got a lawyer to take my case but it's an uphill battle in an At Will state. We essentially have to prove that firing me for such a lame reason is a cover-up for some other things that they legally couldn't fire me for.

One prong of attack will possibly be a PR campaign so once my lawyer and I get on the same page, I will be trying to get the local media interested in my story. I think it won't be difficult - man fired for posting song lyrics to Facebook is sexy especially since a man was arrested for posting song lyrics not too long ago. But I'll leave the details to my lawyer.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 13 September 2014 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

And that's why you don't friend people from work and make yr status updates public!

Second singles comp, that's what I listen to theist despite being crappy vinyl rips

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 13 September 2014 22:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Tell us here when you're going public with the story NYCNative.

Doran, Saturday, 13 September 2014 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Alice Donut on Untidy Suicides tour.
Nomeansno on the Wrong tour.

Bet these were amazing.

nate woolls, Saturday, 13 September 2014 23:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Today! Can't wait, heard some of the snippets here and there, plus heard most of these tunes live over the past 7 yrs I'm sure.

Are they my favorite band? Man, they might be

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:12 (four years ago) Permalink

"Man Fired for Posting 'Kill Him, Fucking Kill Him' on Facebook"

the man with the black wigs (Eazy), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Posting the lyrics to "Prayer To God" on my Facebook page got me fired from my job.
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:53 PM

hopefully didn't coincide w/ a relationship status update

☝ (am0n), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Picked this up yesterday, I like it a lot. The first song reminds me of Achilles Last Stand in places.

nate woolls, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

thought this was out next week. young(er) me would have been aghast at the idea of this band's album release passing me by. not to say I'm not eager

well-behaved wingmen really hate Mystery (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

for nycnative:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSL_S2qztig

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:44 (four years ago) Permalink

We've talked about it and I think we've conceptually gotten our head around the idea of making a compilation of those early, oddball recordings and the Peel Sessions but we haven't committed to doing it yet. - http://exclaim.ca/News/steve_albini_breaks_down_shellacs_dude_incredible_track_by_track

I included my hopes for a comp at the end of my review - http://fastnbulbous.com/shellac-dude-incredible/

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Shit, new album rips, what a comeback! Bass wise very Terraform-y, which is just up my street. Loving this. Shellac is such a unique constant in music.

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 20 September 2014 22:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Shellac Endless Boogie is such a unique constant in music.

xelab, Saturday, 20 September 2014 22:45 (four years ago) Permalink

After listening three times, it's not as great as Terraform for me, but it's still very, very good.

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 20 September 2014 23:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Very, very good in a "It won't get me fired but I'll certainly have to talk things over with my boss" kind of good.

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 20 September 2014 23:51 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Okay, I'm willing to concede that this is God-level now.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 24 October 2014 01:47 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Billy Idol wearing Shellac t-shirt at his recent performance in St. Paul

http://apps.startribune.com/blogs/user_images/chrisr_1421761538_08_358253_10BILLY012115_32926143.JPG

Wu-Tang Clannad (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:15 (three years ago) Permalink

He only likes the first two singles tho

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:19 (three years ago) Permalink

always knew he was cool

walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:46 (three years ago) Permalink

todd's former band rifle sport doing an xmas standard

https://soundcloud.com/g-rard-boissy/ldbmix

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 January 2015 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

This looks like it'll be a good read

http://thequietus.com/articles/22952-shellac-steve-albini-interview

nate woolls, Thursday, 3 August 2017 10:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Glad Steve's not aware of Frank Turner. If only the rest of us weren't. Pity the Quietus can't afford an editor.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 3 August 2017 22:18 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Shellac shows up and really works well in the soundtrack to this weeks episode of the comedy AP Bio.

earlnash, Sunday, 13 May 2018 03:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Shellac are one of the greatest live rock bands ever.

They were so good in Eugene last night, just fantastic. I spent a lot of time just zoning out on Todd's drumming, damn that dude can play.

sleeve, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:12 (two months ago) Permalink

also sometimes Steve would hit this crazy squeal/feedback effect on his guitar and the thing would just go insane, anyone know what I'm referring to?

sleeve, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:13 (two months ago) Permalink

That's the Interfax Harmonic Percolator pedal all turned up to 10.

ringworm, Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:25 (two months ago) Permalink

My guess would have been harmonic percolator too.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:43 (two months ago) Permalink

cool, thanks!

sleeve, Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:55 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Listening to all their albums again. It will surprise none of you to learn that Terraform and Excellent Italian Greyhound are the two that are really holding up for me

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Inspired to do so by the new Daughters album being #1 on the 2018 RYM chart and it making me want to listen to Shellac instead

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Terraform>1000 Hurts>At Action Park>various singles (Rude Gesture/Uranus/Bird is most Popular Finger etc)>Dude Incredible>Excellent Italian Greyhound

but they are all good and the gap between best and "worst" is not very much

Greta Van Fleek (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:14 (one month ago) Permalink

search: 2004 Peel Session version of "The End Of Radio"

sleeve, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:17 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah that's amazing, I know it

Terraform is clearly the best one for me - the shorter songs are sharp and the long songs utterly gripping. House Full Of Garbage might have usurped Didn't We Deserve... as my favourite Shellac song

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

but fully agreed that they're all good

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Terraform>1000 Hurts>At Action Park

Agreed. Terraform indeed clearly the best one, the tension of the longer ones and the short bursts works so well. I'll admit I've not heard Excellent Italian Greyhound, will correct that shortly.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 1 November 2018 09:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I would reverse that order. Here's my list:

At Action Park > early singles > Terraform > 1000 Hurts > Excellent Italian Greyhound > Dude Incredible

Neil S, Thursday, 1 November 2018 10:06 (one month ago) Permalink

oh and this live album from 1993 is really good too, not least for the awkward interactions with the largely silent Japanese crowd: https://www.discogs.com/%E3%82%B7%E3%82%A7%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E6%9D%B1%E4%BA%AC/release/1041522

Neil S, Thursday, 1 November 2018 10:33 (one month ago) Permalink


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