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That’s right! It was time to take the next step. Here’s hoping you follow us on our new journey at brickbackground.com. Cleaner layout and new ideas but still the same voice imploring you to forever keep the search for good rock n roll alive. Come check out the site, sign up to get on our cool kid list (email)  and most importantly, let us know what you think of the new site. Thanks for being with brickbackground thus far. Let’s keep the party lit!

And for those of you that don’t want to keep it lit, heed my warning….

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Weird Shit Of The Day: Wu-Tang Clan’s Million Dollar Album

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No, that is not what it cost to produce it. That’s what they want one person to pay. And by one person, I mean literally one because they are only manufacturing one single copy. It’s apparently a double album titled ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ that has taken the prolific group twenty plus years to finish. They will tour it through museums and the like before the final sale, with an entrance fee of $30-50 and heavy security to make sure no recording devices find their way anywhere near it. RZA and crew seem to be on a mission to turn music back into an collectible piece of art and its an interesting point, although one could argue that charging a million dollars for an album does equal harm to the “value” of music as giving it away for free does. At least people hear it when it’s free and can make a choice to financially support a band and their music by buying hard merchandise, attending shows etc. To me, someone owning a million dollar record just means they probably have more money than they need. Bragging rights among rich buddies doesn’t add any value to a composition of music.

“The idea that music is art is something we have advocated for years. And yet its doesn’t receive the same treatment as art in the sense of the value of what it is, especially nowadays when it’s been devalued and diminished to almost the point that it has to be given away for free. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item,” said RZA,  “This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”

Well, at least they’ll know who leaked it online I guess. If you care, the full interview and explanation is right here on Forbes.com. Obviously.

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Morning Hype! Liquor Store and Dirty Fences!

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After a slow few weeks(and a couple of disappointing gigs)here in Philly when it comes to the live music front I’m more than stoked to be getting ready to check out a killer triple bill at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Things will kick off with Nancy, a Brooklyn punker band I really don’t know a whole a lot about but judging by their Bandcamp page they definitely seem fitting to be opening tonight’s festivities.

Second on the bill and easily the most anticipated of the three bands for me is more Brooklyn love by way of the architects of Brick Backgrounds 9th best album of 2013, Dirty Fences. Playing an amped up style of late 70’s, early 80’s power pop that would make a young Elvis Costello proud, I haven’t stopped listening to these guys since I first heard a track in some random skate video last summer. And speaking of skateboarding, the Dirty Fences dudes apparently have some DIY backyard concrete at their Brooklyn compound, further raising their stock around here. Wish I had a backyard.

Closers tonight are the mighty Liquor Store, probably voted most likely to save rock and roll if they could find a way not to get themselves kicked off the ballot. Saw them open for Natural Child last summer and they dropped jaws with their Nugent meets Dictators rock and roll hybrid so I’m definitely hyped on a full set from the New Jersey crew. When it comes right down to  it tonight’s probably gonna kill so if you’re in the area quit complaining about the weather and get to KFN. You know you want to….

 

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New Tunes: Marvin Berry And the New Sound

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All McFly jokes aside, Marvin Berry and the New Sound have some legitimate buzz around them right now and with due reason. Their debut full length comes out Feb 25th on Don Giovanni, their record release show is Feb 21st at Union Pool in Brooklyn with Liqour Store(more on those glorious bastards in the coming weeks) and to top it all off they’re actually really good, justifying the aforementioned hype that lately has seemingly been bestowed on pretty much any snot nosed kid that owns a guitar in Williamsburg. But here, high energy 60’s tinged garage rock mixed with a healthy dose of 70s Bomp Records worship and the recipe for good times is nearly perfected. Hoping for more tour dates soon but for now here’s three songs from the upcoming full length “Bootleg”. Power Rock!

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Songs of the Day: Murder City Devils – Hey Sailor/I Want A Lot Now

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Really looking forward the Murder City Devils mini east coast tour coming up in a couple weeks. Philly, New York and Silver City, MD are the chosen ones to be blessed by the Devils. Some of the best live music you will come across, even if they are getting on in years. Whispers of new music abound but for now a couple classics to set your Friday straight.

Philly, PA@Union Transfer Feb 7th

New York, NY@Webster Hall Feb 8th

Silver City, MD@The Fillmore Feb 9th

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Song Of The Day: Fuzz – ‘Till The End Of The Day (Kinks Cover)

The Brooklyn label Famous Class has been putting out 7 inch splits in a series they call Less Artists More Condos with proceeds to benefit the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Panero was a founder of Famous Class. Number 10 in the series has Ty Segall’s behemoth Fuzz tackling The Kink’s ‘Till The End Of The Day on the A side while CC Headcleaner gets sludgy on the B side with Free The Freaks. A sick piece of wax for a good cause. Listen below and hit up the Famous Class webstore to order one for the turntable.

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New Tunes: Deep Swell

Assuming that when you’re in a band that tours as much as Clutch does any other band you involve yourself in can be called a side project, Deep Swell is the side project of Clutch guitarist Tim Sult. A little less heavy and a little more groove than his mainstay coupled with a really sexy snarl from lead singer Briena Pearl has made for some enjoyable listening this morning. Their full length is out now but only two tour dates to be found, one in their hometown of  Shepherdstown, WV at the Opera House LIVE on Feb 7th and Feb 9th in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar. Hopefully more dates to be added, I could see this being a good time.

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Future Hype! Early 2014’s Most Anticipated!

So before we get down to the business of waxing nostalgic on 2013 we though that we’d take a dip into the future and see what the first few months of 2014 will hold for us. These are certainly not the be all end all for what will be good in 2014 nor are they in any particular order. Just some good tunes that we can all look forward to….

1: Jesus Sons “Title TBA” Release Date early 2014. A new project from the former bassist of Brick Background favorite The Spyrals. Garage rock goodness. Out on Mock Records.

 

2:Black Lips “Underneath The Rainbow” Release Date Mar 2014. Atlanta shit disturbers back with a southern rock/country tinged record. Interesting concept. Out on Vice Records.

 

3: The Men “Tomorrow’s Hits” Release Date Mar 4th. Brooklyn punkers turned noise folk jammers release an album a year. 2014 will be no different. Out on Sacred Bones.

 

4: The Pack A.D. “Do Not Engage” Release Date Jan 28th. Vancouver’s criminally underrated duo return with legendary producer Jim Diamond back at the helm. Out on Mint Records.

 

5: The War On Drugs “Lost In The Dream” Release Date Mar 18th. Philly based rock and roll versed in the art of trippy Americana. Out on Secretly Canadian

 

6: Natural Child “Dancin’ With Wolves” Release Date Feb 25th. You can take the boys out of Nashville but you can’t take Nashville out of the boys. Hyped for this one. Out on Burger Records

 

7: Against Me! “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” Release Date Jan 21st.  Hopefully a return to form after the overproduced 2010 effort “White Crosses”. Self released on their Total Treble label

 

8: Johnny Cash “Out Among The Stars” Release Date Mar 25th. If for some sick and twisted reason you need an introduction, here it is:

Some other records that may pique the interest that I’m sure I’ll touch on through the year include new Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, heavy vibes from Philly’s Hound and pretty much any thing from the new wave of San Francisco’s psych garage scene. Bring it, 2014!

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Afternoon Hype! Rocket From The Crypt U.S. Reunion Dates!

I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to get to write this post but the day has finally come! Rocket From the Crypt are playing shows again and they’re coming to Philly. This, my friends, pleases me immensely. Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Philly and D.C. are all on the docket for the first week of April as well as some shows in Australia late Feb/early March. I recommend getting your tickets waaaay in advance for these shows because it’s gonna be a barnburner! All U.S. dates below the music….


APR 01 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
APR 02 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
APR 03 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
APR 04 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
APR 05 Black Cat Washington, DC

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Morning Hype! New Helmet!

New music from long time New York stalwarts Helmet is never a bad thing. This track comes from an upcoming split tour 7″ with the Melvins, whom they’ll be touring Australia with come December. That’s a sick double bill so if you’re Down Under listen to this and get hyped! Riffs for days!

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