While you’re preparing for the spookiest day of the year, catch up with the music news that’s got us buzzing with the latest edition of While You Were Away. This week we’re talking about new music from New Years Day and H09909, plus 30 years of Pearl Jam’s Vs. and more.
Ho99o9 unveils new mixtape ‘Ho99o9 Presents Territory: Turf Talk, Vol. II’
Ho99o9 have surprised released their new 17-track mixtape dubbed H0999 Presents Territory: Turk Talk Vol. II.
The release arrives days before Ho99o9 head out on their European tour with Perturbator and Carpenter Brut. Check out their dates here.
Pearl Jam announce ‘Vs.’ 30th anniversary reissue
Pearl Jam will reissue their second album, Vs., in celebration of its 30th anniversary. The digital release is out now, while physical editions arrive November 17th.
The physical re-release includes 2xLP Dreamsicle-colored vinyl and clear cassette, out through the band’s Ten Club; a 1xLP clear vinyl out via Target and international retailers; and a 2xLP black vinyl out through other retailers.
Pre-orders are ongoing.
Lol Tolhurst X Budgie X Jacknife Lee share new collab with Isaac Brock
Lol Tolhurst X Budgie X Jacknife Lee, the trio’s new collaborative project, have unveiled their new single “We Got to Move,” featuring Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock on vocals.
The song’s accompanying video, directed by Daniel Rashid, features Budgie and Tolhurst – former drummers of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure respectively – banging away on trash cans, while guest star Fred Armisen runs wild in a rage room.
Watch the video below.
“We Got to Move” follows previously released single “Los Angeles” both taken from the trio’s upcoming album Los Angeles. Along with Brock, the album features a number of guest stars, including LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, The Edge, Bobby Gillespie, and Arrow de Wilde. The album arrives November 3rd. Pre-order it here.
New Years Day share new single ‘Vampyre’
New Years Day have unveiled their new single “Vampyre” just in time for Halloween.
Following last year’s “Hurts Like Hell” vocalist Ash Costello explains the song “is… for anyone who has battled or is battling a malignant narcissist, which, essentially, is a certain kind of person who tries to suck the life out of you.
“Since I have personally experienced living with this type of monster, I wanted to write a song specifically for anyone else going through something similar, in hopes it may help them discover some strength or help give them power to overcome it. So this is a song for anyone who has dealt with this type of person. It insists, ‘You’re not going to drain the life from me.’”
Listen to the song below.
Tours on sale this week
Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer are teaming up for a series of co-headlining shows in the UK and Ireland next summer. The tour kicks off June 7th in Birmingham and wraps up June 14th in Cardiff. Tickets are currently on sale.
Adele has extended her “Weekends with Adele” Las Vegas residency with 32 additional shows taking place in 2024. These will be the final dates of her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 26th.
Code Orange will embark on a North American tour next year in support of their new album The Above. The tour starts February 13th in Austin, Texas, and wraps up March 17th in Los Angeles, California. Teenage Wrist and Soul Blind will support all dates, with Spy and Gridiron on select shows, plus one more act to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.
Dropkick Murphys will hit the road next year for their annual St. Patrick’s Day shows. The punk rockers will play four shows with Pennywise in Boston, Massachusetts with Pennywise starting March 14th and running through the 17th. Tickets available here.