Earlier this week, the video for “Mine Smell Like Honey,” filmed and directed by Dominic DeJoseph, premiered at spinner.com. The film was shot in Berlin at Hansa Studios where the band recorded a portion of their new record; Michael had this to say about it:
everyone will have seen, or will soon see our first film for COLLAPSE INTO NOW , directed by DOMINIC DEJOSEPH, for the song MINE SMELL LIKE HONEY. it was shot last summer in Berlin at Hansa Studio, in the stairwell that connects the recording studio to the big room several flights down. it was boiling hot and dusty as hell, and we had a great time doing it. thanks to everyone and especially to Dominic!
Also, a muscular, in-studio video (filmed at Hansa as well) of Discoverer, the lead track on COLLAPSE INTO NOW, made its debut at Rollingstone.com yesterday. Watch the video here.
COLLAPSE INTO NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
COLLAPSE INTO NOW hits record stores and online musical outlets as early as Friday March 4th in Australia and some parts of Europe (including but not limited to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, and Norway). The record will be out in the United Kingdom on March 7th and slightly later in the week in other areas of the world, while Canada, the USA, Mexico, and South America see a March 8th release date.
Amazon.com and iTunes are accepting pre-orders for COLLAPSE INTO NOW.
MICHAEL’S HANDWRITTEN LYRICS FOR “WALK IT BACK” AUCTIONED FOR TRUE COLORS
Michael’s handwritten lyrics for CIN track Walk It Back are being auctioned at this site for the True Colors Winter Fund 2011 Charitable Auction.
THE BASEBALL PROJECT RELEASES NEW RECORD
Baseball’s sardonic rock chroniclers, The Baseball Project are back with Volume 2: High and Inside, an even more detailed look at the stories behind the stories of America’s Favorite Pastime.
Their second season finds band members Steve Wynn (The Miracle 3, The Dream Syndicate), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.), Linda Pitmon (The Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) drilling down even deeper into the Byzantine, lore-laden annals of baseball history. Volume 2 also includes guests spots by Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, as well as Chris Funk and John Moen of The Decemberists, dispelling any fears of a sophomore slump.
Place a pre-order for Volume 2: High and Inside on CD or LP and get two exclusive bonus tracks (“Dizzy Dean” and “The Magic Mitt of Jason Byles”) in your Stash instantly to start enjoying right away. Offer ends 3/1/2011.
PETER RECORDS WITH FERNANDO VICICONTE
Read Oregonlive.com’s article on Peter’s contributions to Fernanado Viciconte’s forthcoming record True Instigator.
COLLAPSE INTO NOW LISTENING PARTY IN ATHENS MARCH 7TH
On Monday night, March 7th, a special Pre-Release Listening Party for COLLAPSE INTO NOW will be held at the 40 Watt Club on Washington Street in downtown Athens. The night will feature a preview of the entire album, both live and silent auctions (as well as a raffle), and a screening of previously unreleased footage filmed in conjunction with the recording of the album.
Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased online from athensmusic.net. Proceeds benefit Community Connection &Family Connection/Communities in Schools/Whatever It Takes. The party starts at 7:00 with doors at 6:30. Visit athensmusic.net for ticket information and other details. Please note: the band will not be in attendance.