UK prog rock band The Pineapple Thief have released a music video for “Someone Pull Me Out Of Here”, which comes from the band’s 2012 release All The Wars. The video shows a woman who is in the midst of what seems to be a deep depressive period, barely able to go through the motions and unable to do something as easy as walk out the door. Having seen many friends go through periods like this, I know first hand just how painful and difficult these times can be. If you’re up for it and it doesn’t trigger anything, the video can be seen below.
It was recently announced that The Pineapple Thief frontman Bruce Soord has teamed up with Katatonia singer Jonas Renske to release an album entitled Wisdom Of Crowds. More details on that can be found here. READ MORE
I won’t stop saying it, Anathema‘s Weather Systems is nothing short of pure genius and is a work of art. It is one of the best albums I’ve heard in years and I simply cannot get enough of it. I love it so much that it was my 2012 Album Of The Year.
Now, Off The Record has posted two fantastic videos that feature Anathema’s Danny Cavanagh and ex-The Gathering singer Anneke Van Giersbergen performing unplugged, the first of which is a beautiful version of “Untouchable, Part 2″, which comes from Weather Systems. The second video is of The Gathering’s song “Leaves”, which comes from their 1997 album Mandylion. Head one below to see them. READ MORE
Porcupine Tree/Blackfield mailman Steven Wilson has released a music video for “The Raven That Refused To Sing”, the title track from his upcoming solo album. It’s a stunning, eerie, and heartbreaking video that is beautifully animated with muted colors in the style of older cartoons. You can watch this highly recommended video below.
The Raven That Refused To Sing will be coming out Feb. 25th via KScope Records. READ MORE
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) has announced a second leg of tour dates in support of his upcoming third solo album The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), which will be released Feb. 25th through KScope Records. You can read more about the album here.
According to Wilson’s website, “The line up on the tour will be the same as the band that recorded Steven Wilson’s new studio album…Guthrie Govan (lead guitar), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Theo Travis (flutes, saxes), Nick Beggs (bass guitar, stick), and Marco Minnemann (drums).”
Wilson has also been working with Lasse Hoile “…to take the visual elements of the show to the next level, making the show even more of a cinematic experience.”
Head on below for the tour dates. READ MORE
British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree have released a second video blog discussing the upcoming live album Octane Twisted. Keyboardist/synth guru Richard Barbieri and renowned drummer Gavin Harrison sit down to go over a few questions regarding live production, why the recordings from the Chicago and Royal Albert Hall venues were chosen, what the worst parts of touring are, and more. Check out the video below. READ MORE
On Nov. 20th, Porcupine Tree will be releasing their 2CD live album Octane Twisted, which features a full performance of the first disc of their last album The Incident. The second disc of the live set contains eight tracks from various albums over the years. The Incident recording as well as five tracks on the second disc were performed in Chicago while three tracks on the second disc were recorded in London. A special edition with a live DVD of the Chicago performance can be pre-ordered here.
In anticipation of this release, the band has made available a stream of the song “I Drive The Hearse”, which you can also download for free. Check below for the widget.
Porcupine Tree has been one of my favorite bands for about 10 years now, so I’m definitely going to pick up a copy of this. The song “Trains” is what hooked me on them. What song got you? READ MORE
British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree will be releasing Octane Twisted, a 2CD+bonus DVD live album on Nov. 19th via KScope Records. The first CD will be a performance of the entire The Incident album while the second CD will be tracks from several other records of their career. The majority of the tracks were recorded 2010 Riviera show in Chicago while a few tracks were recorded at the Royal Albert Hall. The bonus DVD includes footage of The Incident performance in Chicago. Below is the full track list and statement from the band. READ MORE