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Day in Rock Report for 11/12/2021

(hennemusic) Jack White has announced plans to release two new albums in 2022. Due April 8, “Fear Of The Dawn” follows 2018’s “Boarding House Reach” as the rocker’s fourth studio set; the 12-song project is being previewed with a video for the recently-issued single, “Taking Me Back.”

A softer take on the track, entitled “Taking Me Back (Gently)”, will be featured on the July 22 release of “Entering Heaven Alive”; the tune sees White on acoustic guitars and vocals alongside piano, violin, upright bass, shakers and trap kit handled by other players. (read more)

Radiohead and Epic Games Publishing have teamed up to present "Kid A Mnesia Exhibition": an upside-down digital/analog universe created from original artwork by Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood and sound design by Nigel Godrich to commemorate 21 years of Radiohead's Kid A and Amnesiac albums.

"Kid A Mnesia Exhibition" will be available beginning November 18th as a free download for PlayStation 5, and for PC and Mac at the EPIC GAMES STORE. (read more)

Volbeat have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Shotgun Blues". The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Servant Of The Mind," which is set to be released on December 3rd.

Michael Poulsen had this to say about the upcoming record, "I wrote the whole album in three months. I was in a good place and mood while at home, and had a captive audience of myself... (read more)

(hennemusic) The Tragically Hip are revisiting their classic 1991 album, “Road Apples”, in sync with a series of remastered and expanded 30th anniversary editions.

Originally recorded in New Orleans, LA, the project featured singles like “Little Bones”, "Three Pistols" and “Twist My Arm" while going on to become the Kingston, ON band’s first album to top the Canadian charts. (read more)

Luke Combs celebrated winning the Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday night's 55th Annual CMA Awards with the release of a brand new single and video called "Doin' This", after performing the song live for the first time during the CMA Awards broadcast.

He had this to say, "This song means a lot to me personally. Not to recite the lyrics, but for me, it's truly about playing country music for a crowd, whether that's 70 people or 70,000 people, and playing country music with my buddies in the band.

"It really doesn't matter where we're playing or how many people we're playing for because it isn't about the fame, the fortune, the name, or the glory. It's about getting to make and play country music." Watch the video (read more)

The Verve Pipe have announced that they will be playing two special hometown shows over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the release of their new album "Threads".

The iconic band will be releasing the album on November 5th and will take the stage for the two headline shows at The Listening Room in their hometown of Grand Rapids, MI on November 26th and 27th. (read more)

Seattle rockers The Jaws Of Brooklyn released their brand new 60s influenced garage pop track "Fever" today and to celebrate we asked Lindsay Love to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Fever is about embracing the sides of myself that have historically been deemed "unacceptable", "unattractive", and "inappropriate" by society - especially anger - and giving myself permission to explore and express all of who I am. (continue)

Chicago rockers The Plain White T's are getting in the Christmas spirit with the release of their brand new rendition of the holiday classic "Winter Wonderland".

Frontman Tom Higgenson had this to say, "It was so fun to put our spin on a holiday classic. We tried to make it our own by anchoring it with the acoustic guitar and having Tim and Mike add some sweet harmonies. (read more)

Architects have announced that they will be performing an exclusive global streaming event from the legendary Abbey Road Studios on December 11th.

The performance will be backed by Parallax Orchestra, made up of some of England's best and most versatile classical musicians, arranged and written by Simon Dobson, Parallax Orchestra's conductor and a three-times British Composer award (BASCA) winner for his compositions. (read more)

Raven Black have released a lyric video for their cover of the "This Is Halloween," the opening theme of the 1993 Tim Burton cult classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

The group had this to say about their cover of the classic song, "Being our favorite all time Halloween Movie, created by Tim Burton, it was natural for us to want to cover this song. (read more)

Split Second Meltdown, the project by rock multi-instrumentalist Rob Clores (The Black Crowes, Charli XCX, Jesse Malin), have released a music video for the brand new single "Big Game Hunting".

The single was released digitally today and is the follow-up to the project's 2020 EP, "SSM". SRO sent over the following details: The video is a combination of performance footage (shot in black-and-white at the NYC venue East Berlin) and outdoor concept scenes filmed in color in Melville on Long Island, New York. It was directed by Scott Rosenbaum of Red Hawk Films who has many films and videos to his credit including the award-winning feature length documentary Sidemen: the Long Road To Glory (2018) The Perfect Age of Rock (2011). (read more)

Psych-rockers Starcoast just released a music video for their brand new single "Around" and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

The song "Around" came from our last tour of the west coast where we picked up an RV in Las Vegas and played shows up the coast until we reached Seattle. The shows were honestly amazing, but we continued working our 9 to 5 jobs virtually on pacific time (6am-2pm) for the whole tour. On top of the already exhausting nature of touring, experiencing the dichotomy between working our dull day jobs and playing amazing shows each night highlighted how empty and repetitive the day jobs felt. Each day was the same, the clock spinning around and around until we could break free for the night, just to wind up back where we started the next morning. (continue)

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