“Conscience Killer” from BRMC’s live DVD/CD “Live In Paris”

Yesterday marked 3 years since the release of “Specter at the Feast” and the first show of the South American dates at House of Vans in São Paulo, Brazil. There are a number of videos and photos already posted online. Many more are posted on this site’s Facebook page, plus links to many new interviews (in Spanish and Portuguese) are added to the Interview page.

Also, you can view a clip of “Conscience Killer” from “Live in Paris” below:

Monster Children 49 photos by Tessa Angus

BRMC has posted these images from the Monster Children Annual Issue 49 that they are featured in on their Facebook page, photos by Tessa Angus:

UPDATE: Visit this page for a PDF scan of the feature.

‘Sound of the Cities. Eine popmusikalische Entdeckungsreise’.

Where was Punk invented? How did Drum ‘n’ Bass evolve? What was the atmosphere in Hippie-paradise San Francisco like in the Sixties? Music cities have a special vibe and are the birth place of legends.

German journalists Ole Loeding and Philipp Krohn have visited the 24 most important pop capitals and asked 160 artists, producers and experts why these places are unique.

Music pioneers like The Velvet Underground, Can, Tortoise, Allen Toussaint, Kurtis Blow, Eagle Eye Cherry, Faith No More, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Urge Overkill provided some deep insights into the music scenes of their city.

24 portraits of cities like NYC, London, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Chicago etc. and their musical legacy are the content of Loeding’s and Krohn’s new book:
‘Sound of the Cities. Eine popmusikalische Entdeckungsreise’.

It was released on Wednesday, September 23rd, and costs €22,95 (*Only available in German so far. They’re doing their best to get an English version out there as well.)

More info: www.facebook.com/soundofcities.

“I love San Francisco and I love L.A. Great places. They have romanticism for music and art in their own way. But I can give a shit about giving them credit for what we do. I don’t think they deserve it.” (…)

“San Francisco is a very cool city to be in. The problem with cool cities – if it’s Austin or New York or San Francisco, those are particularly cool cities – the top five places in the world are usually incredibly cold to a local band in trying to get something going.” (…)

“The most credit I can give the city is that we were doing the opposite of anything it wanted us to do. That’s the nature of your environment when you are growing up and you fucking hate everything around you. And your parents, school, teachers and the cops on the street: You just want to push it all away.”
— Robert Levon Been

Pre-Order Live In Paris

BRMC have posted some clips from the new 33.3% Documentary by Yana Amur, which is accompanying the new Live in Paris CD/DVD sets now available to pre-order from BRMC’s website:

Here’s the email announcement sent to the BRMC mailing list:

    BRMC Live In Paris

‘It was a little over a year ago while sitting in the back of a passenger van outside Tokyo, all of us covered in sweat and half cocked grins trying to catch our breath after having just walked off stage, I just remember someone muttering the idea that we might actually really want to think about filming one of these shows before it’s all over’

‘I guess my first reaction was that we could all use a very long hot shower much more than another live DVD at that exact moment. My second was that it might be a shame if we reached the end of that tour without capturing any of the beauty and even brutality of it. But a lot of the music we create is not only where we exist, but also where we escape to.’

‘It’s difficult though with film to avoid making a band into just another ‘reality show’ crafted into a product on a shelf, and at the same time just painting a plain picture of a live concert would be like a dream without very much color or feeling.

In the end we have released two separate films to show both sides of the same coin….

‘Live In Paris’ is the dream.

And ‘33.3% Documentary’ is the morning after.

We hope you enjoy what you find’

-Robert Levon Been / BRMC

BRMC ‘LIVE IN PARIS’ & ‘33.3% DOCUMENTARY’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE TODAY:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRE-ORDER OPTIONS
[The triple-disc ‘Live In Paris’ DVD/CD bundle and vinyl are now available with various bundle options including exclusive T-shirt and poster designs].

Live in Paris

© Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Check out this clip of “Sometimes The Light” posted on the Facebook page announcement:

Here’s the track listing courtesy of The Portable Infinite:

The concert film was directed by Bartleberry Logan and won the 2014 UK Music Video Award for “Best Live Concert Film.” Live In Paris will be available as a 3 Disc set (2 CDs + 1 DVD) or 3 Vinyl collection + 1 DVD. Fans who pre-order either format will have the opportunity to augment their purchase by adding either a poster and/or T-shirt, both exclusive to the pre-order. Fans can begin placing their pre-order immediately at http://blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com/, where they can also preview some clips from the concert and documentary.   As a bonus for those who pre-order, fans will be able to immediately download 6 digital tracks from the album.

Live In Paris CD/Audio Tracklisting

  1. Fire Walker
  2. Let The Day Begin
  3. Returning
  4. Lullaby
  5. Hate The Taste
  6. Rival
  7. Teenage Disease
  8. Some Kind Of Ghost
  9. Sometimes The Light
  10. Funny Games
  11. Sell It
  12. Lose Yourself
  13. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
  14. Ain’t No Easy Way
  15. Berlin
  16. Conscience Killer
  17. Screaming Gun
  18. Rifles
  19. Stop
  20. White Palms
  21. Spread Your Love
  22. Mercy
  23. Shuffle Your Feet
  24. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)

DVD Tracklisting

  1. Fire Walker
  2. Let The Day Begin
  3. Returning
  4. Lullaby
  5. Hate The Taste
  6. Rival
  7. Teenage Disease
  8. Some Kind Of Ghost
  9. Sometimes The Light
  10. Funny Games
  11. Sell It
  12. Lose Yourself
  13. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
  14. Ain’t No Easy Way
  15. Berlin
  16. Conscience Killer
  17. Rifles
  18. Stop
  19. White Palms
  20. Spread Your Love
  21. Mercy
  22. Shuffle Your Feet
  23. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)

 

 

Hoy empieza todo con Ángel Carmona – Los fantasmas de BRMC – 15/07/14

Robert and Peter of BRMC were on a morning show “Hoy empieza todo con Ángel Carmona” on Radio 3 in Spain, in case you missed it – there’s a podcast/archive which is embedded below: the actual interview portion starts around 1:27:54 . They talk a little about their recent festival appearance at 101 Sun Festival.

Hoy empieza todo con Ángel Carmona – Los fantasmas de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – 15/07/14 15 jul 2014 Recibimos a Robert Heem y Peter Hayes, integrantes de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club que en estos días están en España presentando su álbum ‘Spectre at the feast’. Un disco muy influido por la muerte de Michael Heem, antiguo íder de The Call, padre de Robert y mentor de la banda. Una circunstancia que ha añadido si cabe más carga emocional al rock oscuro y poderoso de BRMC. Este fue el principal contenido de un programa en el que también recordamos a Ian Curtis (Joy Division) en el día en que habría cumplido 58 años y escuchamos canciones de grupos y artistas como Talk Talk, St. Vincent, Jack White, Caribou, Klaxons o Berri Txarrak, entre muchos otros.

BRMC Graffiti Guerrilla

This video was posted a couple weeks ago and it’s great to see a full article (in French) on the artists! Excerpt of the article through Google Translate:

“This beautiful graffiti is the result of a collaboration between Diskaerosol , graffiti artist Charly and Aurélie Compain a Berruyère that after working in the music industry, is involved in the creation of music and video. What inspired this project? The American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC dubbed) .

The duo decided to imagine and realize a graffiti referring to BRMC, visual novel. He had to act fast, “so that it fits with the French group tour ( from February 5 to 24, note ).  “On January 17, the duo moved under the bridge bypass: Diskaerosol going all day spray paint in hand, then Aurelie Compain filmed the whole execution of the work. “We arrived at 10 am and did not stop until the last ray of sunshine! “She recalls.

She shot a video edited in fast motion where you can see, about 4 minutes, the fresco rise gradually. Music by BRMC, obviously.”

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Graffiti Guerrilla from ian ottaway on Vimeo.

(French Tour, 2014) by Aurélie Compain

BRMC in Indonesia

The Indonesian shows looked quite amazing and there were tons of awesome photos and reviews, thanks to the many dedicated fans, talented photographers and writers attending the show. Photos and reviews from Shutterbeater (Jovy Aidil Akbar), Nara Pratama, and SUB Magazine made me wish and feel like I was there. Here are also some great videos by ziad alfarabi and  that helped a lot too!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Mantra, Bali from Pres Ban Productions on Vimeo.

San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club detoured from a tour of arena and stadium shows to play a small, exclusive bar in Bali for a limited audience.
VIDEO by Pres Ban Productions
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE by Shaun Gilhooley
PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason Reposar
PRESENTED by Vestal, Jack Daniels, Uluwatu Surf Villas and Mantra Productions

Leah featured in The Drum Thing

Leah is being featured in “The Drum Thing” by Deirdre O’Callaghan, an upcoming book which takes you into the home lives of drummers such as Dave Grohl, Brad Wilk and Questlove with detailed photographs as well as in-depth interviews. In order to fund the remaining costs for production, storage, shipping, travel expenses, equipment transportation, and local assistants for the shoots, Deirdre needs you to support her Kickstarter campaign.

Click here to contribute: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedrumthing/the-drum-thing

JBTV.com videos + US Fall Tour Dates!

Fall Tour dates have been trickling through, including shows in Russia in September and Australia and  Japan in November. Most of the US dates will probably be late September through October with stops at:

September 27 – The Pagaent in St. Louis on (tickets now on sale)
September 29 – Mr Small’s Theatre in Millvale, PA (tickets now on sale)
October 3 – The Stone Pony in Ashbury Park, NJ (tickets not yet on sale)
October 8 – Grand Central in Miami, FL  (tickets went on sale today)
October 10 – State Theater in St. Petersburg, FL (tickets on sale August 9)
October 14  – The Civic Theater in New Orleans, LA (tickets on sale August 19)
October 17 – The Glass House in Pomona, CA (tickets on sale August 9)

Until we get more tour dates, enjoy some recently released acoustic performances from JBTV.com and MacMall!

UPDATED: MacMall and 12:51 blog have uploaded several more new videos to YouTube and I added them to a playlist for your viewing pleasure.

Vater Percussion – Leah Shapiro – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Vater Drumsticks Artist Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club talks about her background in music, how drums came natural to her, why she uses the Vater 2B in wood tip and Grip Tape.

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Rock it Out! Blog: “A Conversation With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club”

“On this episode of the Rock it Out! Blog, Sami catches up with the members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club prior to their performance at Chicago’s Vic Theater. Watch as they about their new album, Spectre At The Feast, why they released a song by The Call for their first single, the album’s throwback artwork, and what it was like to be a part of Dave Grohl’s Sound City documentary.

Make sure to follow Rock it Out! Blog on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to its YouTube channel

Gotta love how BRMC are the Cupids of the rock music world!

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