Weekly Update 12-April-2018

Time for another not so weekly update!  In this issue:

  • Mike Patton talks Tool
  • Legend of the Seagullmen gig
  • Tom Morello comments on Tool album again (in Italian)
  • Off the Grid!
  • Albums worth listening too!

Mike Patton talks Tool

Faith No More singer Mike Patton is a well respected member of the music industry, and seems to be somewhat of a Tool fan according to a recent chat with Revolver:

WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE TOURING WITH TOOL?
Honestly, it has been great! Tool always pays us fairly and treats us very well. I admire that they do whatever they want. They don’t take orders from record labels or “industry types.” My hat is off to them.

HOW HAVE TOOL’S FANS RESPONDED TO YOUR BANDS?
Weeeeeeell. During the Fantômas run, I collected a lot of spare change from the stage after each show. I can’t complain though — if I paid $60 to see my favorite band and a bunch of noisy weirdos took the stage, I’d be violent, too!

WHAT INFLUENCE, IF ANY, HAVE TOOL HAD ON YOU AND YOUR OWN WORK?
They give me hope that not all huge bands are pompous, clueless, drug-addled morons. That, and I steal lots of fashion ideas from Maynard’s stage wear.

Legend of the Seagullmen gig

There’s a gig happening for Legend of the Seagullmen this weekend at the Roxy Theater in LA.  Brett Hinds seems to be on board this time, so if you’re in town it’ll be a good chance to check out this bands first headline set, as well as with Brett on board. Tickets here!

Tom Morello comments on Tool album again (in Italian)

Rolling Stone Italy have an interview with Tom Morello, who talks about the new Tool music that he heard a while back.  My Italian is pretty rough, but I believe he says something along the lines of hearing all long and distinctly Tool.  Here’s a sample:

Un’ultima domanda: so che hai ascoltato il disco dei Tool. Ci fai uno spoiler? Non lo diciamo a nessuno. 
Ho sentito la versione strumentale del disco, non facciamo confusione. Maynard non aveva ancora registrato nulla. Suona alla grande, posso dire che vale la pena aspettare così tanto. I Tool sono una band che presta grandissima attenzione alla composizione, curano tutto nei minimi dettagli. Ho ascoltato 7 o 8 canzoni: sono lunghe, eleganti, brutali… sono i Tool.

Off the Grid

This one is more of a housekeeping item – I’ll be off to the Nullarbor Plains here in Australia over the next two weeks, and will be mostly off the grid. Kittaan will be holding down the fort over that time, posting any interesting Tool news that might come up, as well as the best of recent A Perfect Circle promo work as Eat The Elephant gets released while I’m away.

Albums worth listening too!

Plenty of great new albums at the moment – here’s a few suggestions:

  • Cosmic Psycho’s – Loudmouth Soup Classic Aussie Punk rock band release one of their best albums in some time. Some of you Aussie Tool fans may remember that these guys supported Tool back on the first Lateralus tour in 2001.
  • Front End Loader – Neutral Evil Another one of my favorite Aussie rock bands, not content with aging gracefully have elected to put out another album, with a release schedule that somewhat resembles Tool.  They don’t sound like Tool though.
  • Dr Octagon – Moosebumps: an exploration into modern day horripilation Kool Keith is back with Dan the Automator and Kid Koala with what I think is a pretty cool hip hop album.
  • Earthless – Black Heaven I always thought this band was an instrumental one, but turns out they sing sometimes too, like on this album.  It’s pretty good!
  • Conjurer – Mire These guys are a great hardcore doomy style metal band from the UK.  Check it out on Bandcamp.

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nxrm
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nxrm

Thanks for the updates, and have an excellent time away.

elusivEuphoria
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elusivEuphoria

Seems like the translation is more less –
Q: I know you listened to the Tool album. Do you have any spoilers? We won’t not tell anyone.

A: I’ve heard the instrumental version of the record, just so we are not confused. Maynard had not recorded anything yet. But it sounds great, I can say that it’s worth waiting so long. Tool is a band that pays great attention to the composition right down to the smallest details. I have listened to 7 or 8 songs: they are long, elegant, brutal … they are Tool!

DRURY
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DRURY

These mike Patton comments sound like they are from many years ago…this is very confusing to me, as I remember reading this before.

cahernandez
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cahernandez

The Mike Patton comments were already featured in Tool’s Revolver special edition. They are not new.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Heading out to San Jose for the APC concert tomorrow. Hope they have some cool posters for sale. Anybody else going?

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

So what does everyone think about the new APC?

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

I downloaded the album Wednesday morning which was the day I went to go see them in San Jose. I personally think the album is a snooze fest. The most interesting song might be “Feathers” and that’s not saying much.

They played a ton of new stuff at the show and it was so boring. However, they played one of my favorite tracks “Thomas” live so that was nice. When they play stuff I’m interested in they are on par for sure but the new stuff… not good in my opinion.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

5 listens through the new album… There’s certainly some aspects that deserve attention and appreciation throughout. There’s a level of sophistication to some sections of the album where other sections fall flat. Still not my favorite but I’m finding bits to appreciate as I listen more.