Tag: The Primitives

The Week in Rock: April 29-May 5, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 29-May 5, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes items about the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, The Stone Roses, Public Image Ltd., Mission of Burma, Soundgarden, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, The Cure’s Porl Thompson and Bob Mould — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

New releases: The Primitives’ ‘Echoes and Rhymes,’ plus Swans, Stan Ridgway reissues

New releases: The Primitives’ ‘Echoes and Rhymes,’ plus Swans, Stan Ridgway reissues

This week’s new releases include ‘Echoes and Rhymes,’ the first new album from The Primitives in 21 years, plus reissues of Swans’ 1989 major-label album ‘The Burning World’ and ‘The Big Heat,’ the 1986 solo debut from Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway.

The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, Ride, Public Image Ltd., Men at Work’s Greg Ham, Devo, Squeeze, Paul Weller, The English Beat, Ultravox, The Primitives, Translator and much more.

Video: The Primitives, ‘Turn Off the Moon’ — first single off ‘Echoes and Rhymes’ LP

Video: The Primitives, ‘Turn Off the Moon’ — first single off ‘Echoes and Rhymes’ LP

With their new ‘concept covers album’ Echoes and Rhymes out in two weeks, The Primitives today released a video for the record’s first single: ‘Turn Off the Moon,’ a song that originally appeared as the B-side to the single ‘Lolita Ya Ya’ from the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Lolita.’

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about New Order, Duran Duran, The Stone Roses, Ultravox, Peter Hook, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Lee Ranaldo, Killing Joke, ‘Dance Craze,’ Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, The Cult, Dreams So Real and Soundgarden.

Video: Belle and Sebastian covers The Primitives’ ‘Crash’ for ‘Late Night Tales’ disc

Video: Belle and Sebastian covers The Primitives’ ‘Crash’ for ‘Late Night Tales’ disc

Last month we brought you a stream of Belle and Sebastian’s somewhat languid cover of The Primitives’ jangle-pop classic ‘Crash,’ recorded for the Scottish band’s ‘Late Night Tales’ mix CD — and now comes the music video, featuring animated, Lego-like reproductions of B&S.

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (March 2012)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (March 2012)

This month’s Auto Reverse mixtape includes brand-new music from Killing Joke, Paul Weller and The Stranglers, plus favorites old and new(ish) from The House of Love, New Order, Magazine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kate Bush, The Psychedelic Furs and much more.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.

Stream: Belle and Sebastian covers The Primitives’ ‘Crash’ for ‘Late Night Tales’ disc

Stream: Belle and Sebastian covers The Primitives’ ‘Crash’ for ‘Late Night Tales’ disc

Reunited British indie-pop combo The Primitives just announced they’re releasing a new covers album in April, and now they get the cover treatment as Belle and Sebastian give their classic 1988 single ‘Crash’ a leisurely makeover. Check out the new version here, and watch the original video, too.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

The round-up of this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap and Tommy Stinson, New Order, The Specials, Squeeze, Visage, Ian McCulloch and Public Image Ltd. — plus Slicing Up Eyeballs’ third birthday.

The Primitives releasing ‘Echoes & Rhymes’ — a ‘concept covers album’ — in April

The Primitives releasing ‘Echoes & Rhymes’ — a ‘concept covers album’ — in April

The Primitives today announced the release of their first full-length record in 21 years, a 14-track ‘concept covers album’ called ‘Echoes and Rhymes’ that will ‘revisit songs from semi-obscure bands from the ’60s with women lead singers’ in a variety of sonic styles.

Video: The Primitives, ‘The Witch’ — off new album of ‘semi obscure’ ’60s covers

Video: The Primitives, ‘The Witch’ — off new album of ‘semi obscure’ ’60s covers

Fans of The Primitives received a pleasant surprise this morning, when the reunited indie-pop act posted a video on its Facebook page of its newly recorded cover of late-’60s obscurity ‘The Witch’ by German duo Adam & Eve.

Free MP3: The Primitives, ‘Need All the Help I Can Get,’ off ‘Never Kill a Secret’ EP

Free MP3: The Primitives, ‘Need All the Help I Can Get,’ off ‘Never Kill a Secret’ EP

The Primitives recently released ‘Never Kill a Secret,’ its first new recordings in 20 years, and now the U.K. band’s label is offering up a free track from that four-song EP: ‘Need All that Help I Can Get.’

Video: The Primitives, ‘Rattle My Cage’

As promised, ‘Rattle My Cage’ — the lead-off track from The Primitives’ new EP ‘Never Kill a Secret,’ due out digitally this week — is ‘a bit noisier’ than our first taste of the four-song release.