In a recent interview with Las Vegas Weekly, A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel spilled the beans on the status of a future APC album, stating, “…I’d love to – when the time is right. It would be awesome. I’m trying to write songs with that in mind.” However, Howerdel has his focus elsewhere right now: “…right now, I’m focusing most of my energy on a new Ashes Divide record, which is under way with 11 songs.” Howerdel hopes to enter the mixing phase of the new Ashes Divide album in January or February.
APC’s last album was 2004′s eMOTIVe, which was a collection of cover songs from such artists as Devo, Depeche Mode, John Lennon, and more. There were also two original tracks on that record.
Meanwhile, APC will be performing their sole 2012 show tomorrow night in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. READ MORE
James Iha, who has played in such bands as Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle, is set to release his second solo album Look To The Sky on Sept. 18th. It has been 14 years since his last solo album Let It Come Down, which he released while he was still in Smashing Pumpkins.
Iha explains why it took so long for this album to come out, saying, “I wanted this record to be more eclectic and reflect all of my tastes which is why it took so long. It was important to me for the record to be multi-dimensional and complex. Being a part of the Smashing Pumpkins, and working with so many other bands and artists since my last album gave me a fresh perspective on what music could be.”
Confirmed guest appearances include Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O and Nick Zinner, Tegan And Sara‘s Sara Quin, Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger, Antony & the Johnsons and legendary Television guitarist Tom Verlaine.
You can hear the first single “To Who Knows Where” below. It’s a soft, sweet song that is quite enjoyable in its pureness and innocence. READ MORE
There’s honestly nothing better than a long weekend, am I right? Three days of doing whatever you want and the knowledge that next week is only four days instead of five. It’s so awesome that it makes me want to dance in joy. Seriously, I just want to get up off this chair and dance like the whitest guy on the planet and not give one shred of care as to how the world sees me. So, you know what? That’s what I’m gonna do! And I’m gonna do it like the guy in the video below, which features the song Pop Culture by Madeon. Dance with me readers! Dance into a long, relaxing weekend!