Ryan Jarman (THE CRIBS) and Jen Turner (HERE WE GO MAGIC) have debuted their first track titled, “Rumors,” from their side project Exclamation Pony. BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe has put “Rumors,” as one of his picks for ‘Future Sounds of 2013.’ “Rumors” is available here as a free download.
The Cribs‘ brand new video for “Leather Jacket Love Song” off their upcoming singles compilation, Payola, premiered today on Vevo. Watch the video, which the band has said was “17 years in the making,” HERE. Payola will be released Feb. 25th on Wichita Recordings.
THE CRIBS, who just wrapped up a year touring behind their sixth studio album, 2012′s In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, have announced they will release a singles album, Payola, in February of this year. The album features 22 of the band’s previously released singles and rare and hard to find songs. It also includes a brand new track, “Leather Jacket Love Song,” which was recorded with Edwyn Collins (The New Fellas) in the interim between Ignore The Ignorant and In the Belly of the Brazen Bull while the band were grounded in the UK due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. It is the final complete Cribs track to feature ex-member Johnny Marr contributing his guitar playing. Ryan finished the track in October 2010 but the decision was made shortly afterwards not to release it, following Johnny’s departure at the end of the year. With writing sessions for In the Belly of the Brazen Bull starting shortly afterwards, the song was shelved and not really thought of again until being spontaneously played live, where it quickly became a fan favourite after a bootleg recording was shared online.
Of the song, Ryan said: “I always really loved Leather Jacket Love Song and liked the idea of keeping it to ourselves really. With Payola coming out though and the 10 year anniversary this year, now just feels like the right time to release it I think”.
A deluxe version of the album, the “Anthology Edition,” will include an 18-song bonus disc featuring b-sides and rarities and will span all of the band’s released singles. Payola will be out February 25th on Wichita Recordings.
Mission of Burma have just announced that FUTURE OF THE LEFT, EXCLAMATION PONY (Ryan Jarman of The Cribs + Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic) and REPORTS have been added as support on their shows at The Fleece in Bristol, UK, The Bowery Ballroom in NYC and The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, respectively. Tickets for these and all of Mission of Burma’s shows are on sale now. Details can be found HERE.
The Cribs are nominated alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, and Blur for “Best Live Act” at this years Q Awards. Voting is open to the public so cast your ballot here. The Cribs are also touring the UK right now, so check out their tour schedule to see if you can catch one of their amazing live performances in person. If the UK is a little too far away for you, then check out the video for their new single ‘Anna’.
The Cribs have released a new video for single “Anna,” from their album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull. Directed by friend of the band and Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, the video can be seen now on VEVO.
The Cribs‘ fifth studio album, In The Belly Of the Brazen Bull, is out today on Wichita Recordings. The album, which has been widely acclaimed, debuted in the Top 10 on the UK charts, receiving fantastic reviews in Pitchfork, Filter, Consequence of Sound and Spin to name just a few.
The band will return to the US for a headline tour in support of ITBOTBB that begins June 5th at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. Check out their tour dates page for full details.
Get In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull:
9/10 – NME
9/10 – Drowned In Sound
85% – Filter
**** – Q
**** – BBC
**** – The Fly
7.3 – Pitchfork
After sold out UK and US Spring Tours, culminating with a packed house at Music Hall Of Williamsburg, The Cribs will be returning to North America this June. The band will be playing a string of headlining dates, starting on the East Coast and making their way across the country. Tickets are on sale now, head over to The Cribs website to grab your tickets while they last.
In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is the fifth studio album from Wakefield trio The Cribs. The recording process for this album saw the band split their time between Abbey Road in London, Steve Albini’s EAR studio in Chicago, and David Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio in Upstate New York.
06/05 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
06/06 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
06/07 – Black Cat – Washington DC
06/08 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
06/09 – Masquerade: Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA
06/11 – Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs – Houston, TX
06/12 – The Parish – Austin, TX
06/15 – El Rey Theater – LA
06/16 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
06/18 – Venue – Vancouver CA
The Cribs, whose fifth album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, comes out in the US on May 15 on Wichita (May 7 in the UK), are in the middle of a two-week North American headlining tour that began in Portland, OR and will wrap up in Boston, MA on Saturday, 14. View the video for the album’s first single, “Come On, Be A No-One,” featuring live footage from a handful of small shows they played earlier this year in the UK here, and catch them on the road if you can. All tour dates are listed here.
The Cribs are set to release In the Belly of the Brazen Bull on May 8th with Wichita Recordings. This will be the band’s fifth album following 2009’s UK Top Ten album, Ignore the Ignorant. The Cribs, returning to their three-piece status, recorded in New York with Dave Fridmann of Tarbox Road at the helm, in London’s storied Abbey Road, and in Chicago with Steve Albini. In April, The Cribs will kick off their North American Tour in Portland. After wrapping up in Boston, the band will head to the UK in May. You can download “Chi-Town,” track #7 from the forthcoming LP, here.
The Cribs have announced three intimate live dates for 2012 to preview their fifth album. On February 28th, they will be playing in London at ULU, followed by the Liquid Room in Edinburgh on March 1st and Metropolitan University in Leeds on March 3rd.
The Cribs have been confirmed to support The Strokes at their show tonight at Le Zenith in Paris, France. For full information, go here.
The council of The Cribs’ home town of Wakefield, West Yorkshire announced that the band would be honoured with a commemorative plaque. The plaque is to be installed in the pavement of the town center, and will be located near the city’s cathedral.
This award is said to recognize the contribution of a band that the Wakefield Express newspaper dubbed “Wakefield’s greatest ambassadors,” having galvanized the now-thriving music scene in the area, and their overall contribution to the cultural regeneration of the city, which this week also saw the opening of the new Hepworth Gallery.
The award ceremony will take place on June 8th, in the form of a meet and greet with fans at a location yet to be determined, then a photo shoot with the plaque at the Hepworth Gallery.
Despite currently being on a break, unfortunately The Cribs are not superhuman and still have to eat, therefore they will be playing a handful of Summer Festival shows this year before heading into the studio to work on their 5th album. The first show to be announced this Summer is RockNess Festival in Scotland, June 10-12th, where The Cribs headline the tent on Saturday night June 11th.