May 30, 2006

Today's Hotness: Lilys, Ministry, Rocket From The Tombs

Lilys -- Everything Wrong Is Imaginary [UK]>> Lilys' most recent triumph Everything Wrong Is Imaginary will be issued in the UK July 3rd on Rocketgirl, a combo record label and mail order service that has issued recent sets by Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie and Philly dream poppers Mazarin. Earlier this year in an unpublished interview chief Lily and music savant Kurt Heasley told us to expect alternate mixes and even some Smiths-esque vocals on the title track on the album's UK issue. The band's MySpace dojo is currently streaming what sounds like a different mix of Everything Wrong's suprisingly excellent funker "A Diana's Diana" that we hope will be on the UK release. Also at the MySpace page is the amazing cover art for the disc, which we've posted at left.

>> Upon completing its current tour goth synth-poppers-turned-industrial behemoth Ministry will write and record a final record, The Last Sucker, which is supposed to be the ultimate installment of a trilogy of records that lambaste the current U.S. administration. Bandleader Al Jourgenson plans to mothball the band to concentrate on operating a recently launched record label. Billboard has more details here, and here's an amusing quote: "[E]veryone seems to think I write real sh*tty music when a Democrat's in office. So we'll do that one, and then me and George Bush go riding off hand-in-hand, into the sunset."

>> Ohio-based proto-post-punkers Rocket From The Tombs has reformed, according to BrooklynVegan. Details here. Wild, man, wild


Howard Davis said...

The new Lily's is fantastic. It's been out here for a few months. Great band.

jbreitling said...

Yeah, I am a huge fan. I reviewed it for Junkmedia here in early January.