News Roundup: Show No Mercy/GNAW, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, Thom Yorke


–We’d be remiss to not mention friend of SOTC Brandon Stosuy’s latest Show No Mercy, which features the debut of the Khanate project Gnaw (Shawn Bosler: “In that paranoid world where extreme metal intersects with extreme noise–a world where Merzbow sells brain implants in Neuromancer-like bazaars to kids in Godflesh T-shirts–Gnaw are the jack-in/boot-up soundtrack”), SNM standby guitar wizard Mick Barr, Castavet, and Period. Sunday night at Public Assembly. We will be in the building.

–Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II–a record that we thought would never, ever, come out, even as recently as when we ran an interview with the guy in July–leaked to the internet yesterday. Think real hard right now about finding “Cold Outside” and taking the next few hours off. Preferably in a quiet, dark, and chilly room somewhere. It’s out officially next week, September 8th, the same day Rae’s spectacular show at Santos goes down.

–Master of repackaging the same information several times over in increasingly clear formulations Thom Yorke has posted a terse little bulletin at his band’s website, Dead Air Space:

    Dear Sir or Madam

This is to inform you of the release of two more bits of work shortly.
They are loosely under the Thom Yorke name this time, although these days its all getting kind of blurry.
FeelingPulledApartbyHorses is written & played by Jonny and I and is a radical rework of an old tune thats been kicking around without a home since 2001? i think.
The Hollow Earth is a bass menace that was born out of the Eraser period but needed a little more time.
Both were produced by Nigel Godrich as ever. And mastered by Bob Ludwig.
They are being put out on 12″ with sliced sleeve by Stanley and Tchock.
My sources tell me this will be available from the 21st of September if you’re interested.. On sale in the w.a.s.t.e part of our website (with a gratis download.)
Or you can go buy it in a good record shop if you are lucky enough to have one near you.
Then later on there will be like a normal download thing i think around the 6th of Oct through the usual channels.

And so it goes. all the best

There you have it. Again.