THE EGG HAS LANDED DOWN UNDER!… And a Box Set?!

October 23, 2009

The Egg has Landed from the Cosmos!

The Egg has Landed from the Cosmos!

And of course in various places around Europe too! Although those from the country of the Red Sun have had a two day head start! And those from United Kingdom have to wait until the 26th, and those in the US of A have to wait until the 27th!

I’ve already got my iTunes copy and Deluxe edition (and waiting for the vinyl to come in).

If you didn’t pre-order it on iTunes, you would have noticed you’re not able to get the Jimi Hendrix cover of “If 6 Was 9”, however, you’re in luck because another edition of Cosmic Egg has appeared on iTunes as the “standard edition” of Cosmic Egg with bonus tracks: “Sundial (Acoustic)”, “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” (a Neil Young cover) and “Mannish Boy” – another Jimi Hendrix cover. Those who DID pre-order the album on iTunes can still get these bonus tracks indivually.

What is most exciting now though is the email Wolfmother has just sent through it’s mailing list.

The bell does toll, the train has left the station and thy day hath arrived, Cosmic Egg the triumphant 2nd album by Wolfmother, is out today and available at all friendly physical and cyber retailers.

Cosmic Egg represents a giant leap forward for Wolfmother from their self-titled debut record and a bold step into the unknown. Shamelessly running the gauntlet of heaviosity from melancholic, piano-led laments to thundering heaving rock, Cosmic Egg shows reveals every colour in the Wolfmother rainbow as a vivid, blindingly good time.

Preceded by the ripping first single New Moon Rising, the 12 track album is now available in an array of wondrous formats. You can pick up a copy of Cosmic Egg as a standard 12 track CD, a deluxe 16 track digipak CD, double gatefold vinyl and of course, as a deluxe digital version with a bonus track through iTunes. If that isn’t enough for you, there will be a lush box set to follow in the new year.

A lush box set?! I’ve already bought three editions of the album already! (iTunes, Deluxe and Vinyl) And the prospect of a box set is making it look like it’s going to be 4!

We’ll have to wait until the new year for it’s release, but even with a new Wolfmother album already in my hands, I’m still just as excited (damn you good marketing strategy!).

More news as it comes!

New Moon Rising music video!

October 13, 2009

Wolfmother have just published a new blog/update on their myspace and facebook respectively.

Hurrah, it’s here! You’ve been taunted with the teaser, now prepare your eyes for the kaleidoscopic visual feast that is the “New Moon Rising” video, premiering now…

An onslaught of colour, effects and cut up animation, the “New Moon Rising” video was prepared by New Zealand directors Special Problems, and is an arresting display of psychedelic voodoo and the perfect jump off point into the world of the new record, Cosmic Egg.

The worldwide online premiere of “New Moon Rising” will come courtesy of our friends at Pitchfork.com.

And as a special treat for those in Australia, the television world premiere will be made from MTV at 5:00pm AEST, repeating exclusively for 24 hours.

Enjoy.

I haven’t been able to find the video on Pitchfork, and I don’t have MTV, and I’m a bit confused, are they saying that the video will be on repeat on MTV for 24 hours?

“Cosmic Egg” is Triple J’s Feature Album this week!

October 12, 2009

triple jIf you tune into Triple J this week, they’ll be playing songs from Cosmic Egg at random intervals during the day every day this week.

They’ve already played “White Feather”, “California Queen”, “Sundial”, “10,000 Feet”, “Far Away”, “Pilgrim” and “Phoenix” today alone, so tune in and get a taste of the new album before it hits the stores in 11-17 days (depending where you live in the world). For those who don’t live in Australia, listen to their web stream.

Here’s what Triple J had to say about Wolfmother’s new album:

The sprawling musical beast that is Wolfmother, has resurfaced with a new line up, a new direction and a brand new album; Cosmic Egg.

It’s a record that strikes a balance between the band’s trademark psychedelic riffery and a more scuzzed-out stoner rock sound. Cosmic Egg was recorded by the four-piece in LA with veteran producer Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, MBV, JAMC).

All up, this is a remarkably assured follow-up record, and our feature album all this week on triple j.

Cosmic Egg Pre-Orders are HERE!

August 28, 2009

Pre-Orders are now available worldwide for the muchly anticipated release of Cosmic Egg, Wolfmother’s follow-up album to their Grammy-award winning debut album, and with 3 new members since Chris Ross and Myles Heskett left the band. Cosmic Egg was recorded in Sunset Studios in L.A. produced by legendary UK producer Alan Moulder, and also includes guest musician Slash.

There are several different editions of the album. A standard edition, a deluxe edition, and a 2LP Vinyl edition.
You can pre-order these over at the official Wolfmother music store.

The track-listing is for the following editions [Read more]

What happened to the Cosmic Egg preorder?

August 15, 2009

Earlier this week, the Wolfmother Facebook group announced details of Cosmic Egg and the new single, New Moon Rising, which debuted on Australian radio yesterday.

However, there was also this news:

Starting this Friday, visit Wolfmother.com for details on pre-ordering the album in your part of the world. Cosmic Egg will be available in a number of formats including CD Album / 2LP Vinyl / CD Album + Vinyl combo / Limited Edition Box Set and more.

So it’s now Saturday across the whole world (I believe?!) and still no news. All that happened on wolfmother.com was this, which indicates they intended to post some news but it didn’t quite work out:
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You can preorder the album import on Amazon.com, but it won’t be out until October 27, which is a lifetime after the Oct 8-13 we know the album will be out, so not very useful.

Anyone know anything about this?

Update: [Read more]