The folk and blues-inspired psychedelic garage rock of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is best enjoyed in a live setting. That’s why news of a new live DVD from the San Francisco outfit is so exciting.
The aptly entitled Live is a two-DVD, one CD package that will be released on the band’s very own Abstract Dragon label on November 10th. Directed by Tessa Angus, the first DVD features footage from shows in Berlin, Dublin and Glasgow during 2007, while the group was touring to support its last album, Baby 81, while the second DVD is 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, video of the band recording 2005’s Howl, and much, much more. Also included in the package will be CD sporting 14 songs from the concert film and a 48-page booklet of candid photos.
And if that weren’t enough BRMC news, the band is hard at work on their fifth studio album and the followup to 2007’s full-length Baby 81. Created in Philadelphia, PA and the first featuring new drummer Leah Shapiro, the yet-to-be-titled eff is already billed as band’s most personal to date.
“We lived and breathed this record for six months out in one the coldest Philadelphia winters in history,” said vocalist and bassist Robert Been. “Every track on there was frozen to our bones, and chipped off one sliver at a time.”
The album is expected to hit stores in March of 2010. In the meantime, pick up the DVD on November 10th and/or head to the official BRMC site for a remix of “666 Conducer” and a video from The Effects of 333, the band’s 2008 instrumental release.