Tool to release new album digitally?

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Post by eyechakra » Sat May 11, 2013 11:12 pm

next stop: iTunes

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Post by Ettan » Sun May 12, 2013 8:41 am


toolphishdhs said


general white said
it doesn't take 7 years to make a music video, he's just lazy. 

and that's how Adam Jones of Tool got his nick name "Lazy Bones".  

 


doesnt take 7 years to make an album either but people seem to be happy to just sit around and wait like it is being released next month. what is a word for 1000x lazy because that is Tool? They left lazy behind about 3 years ago.


Meanwhile the other guys at tool were being lazy, danny had the time of his life. 

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Post by Calfium Jay » Mon May 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Digitally? The new Tool album is being released digitally?

 

By the time Tool get around to releasing their new album, bands will be releasing music subconsciously...

 

 

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Post by dickleiper » Mon May 13, 2013 4:27 pm

Not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but adam revealed at the first Auckland VIP Q & A that they had enough material for 10 songs and that they were still planning to get it done by end of the year....

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Post by The Boss » Mon May 13, 2013 4:38 pm

Calfium Jay said
Digitally? The new Tool album is being released digitally?

 

By the time Tool get around to releasing their new album, bands will be releasing music subconsciously...

 

 


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Post by Monolith NZ » Mon May 13, 2013 10:00 pm


dickleiper said
Not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but adam revealed at the first Auckland VIP Q & A that they had enough material for 10 songs and that they were still planning to get it done by end of the year....


Twas I that asked him about the new album at that VIP. I felt very awkward about doing it but hey, it worked out well! Here's my review:

 

So about ~30 people showed up for the May 8 VIP. After we got through security (pat down, bag search etc) we hung about in the foyer for 45 minutes or something like that while we waited for security to let us into the sound check. We were told that we were only going to hear two songs which I was a little disappointed about seeing that Aussie VIPs had gotten 4 or so. When we were finally ushered in we were told to stand on a white line that was located about 5 meters back from the main stage. They got right into it and played Vicarious which sounded pretty damn good other than being a little loud. Shortly after the song ended Maynard said "Thank you" into the mic, waved and then headed backstage. I wasn't very surprised by this but again I was a little disappointed. Adam then signaled to us to move forward to the barrier with a smile on his face. A few of the VIP's were yelling appraisal/random crap at the band. One genius yelled out "SWAMP SONG!" and a couple minutes later they were jamming it out right in front of us. My mind was blown at this point and just when I thought the sound check was over they launched into Aenima which was f**king epic as well.
Once the song finished we were moved into a small meeting room which was setup with chairs, speakers, guitar pedals etc. As we entered the room we each grabbed our "goodie bags" and a cold drink before taking our seats. Adam's guitar tech Frank came in with the guitar and fiddled around for a few minutes. He didn't seem very chatty so we fiddled around with our merch while we waited for Adam, who arrived 5 minutes later. Then began the most awesome hour of the night. Adam is a very well spoken, intelligent and insightful man who seemed really happy to be there. He thanked us for coming and then told us that he didn't really have a plan for how this was supposed to go. He spoke a bit about the band's history and why he thinks the band became so successful. Essentially he put it down to the band's discipline and mostly just hard work. They really 'bleed' for each album, he said. He also told us that at the end of each jam session he goes home and listens to the whole recording. He makes a 20-30 second 'best of' cd which he stores in a big collection of cd wallets (he has 20 big wallets or so he said). During a jam session someone might play a cool little riff or Danny might play a beat that nobody remembers or is easily overlooked. Adam's 'best of' CD's can capture those moments.
He spoke about some of his techniques and a lot about the timings in their music. He showed us how you can play a beat with each hand by slapping them on your thighs and saying "pass - the goddamn - butter" (something that Danny had learned as a kid). At some point he plugged in his iphone and played Jambi right in front of us. I can't even put into words how sweet that was. Some good questions were asked a lot of them are covered in other reviews. Someone asked about his music tastes and he told us that he's really enjoying a lot of hip hop at the moment because it's starting to get really weird and experimental. I didn't want to be 'that guy' who annoyed him by asking about the new album's release date (they've been asked about that time and time again) so I tried to be a bit different and I asked him if he could explain the albums sound in a few words or something like that. He grinned and asked if I was a journalist before telling us that it's going well and they have 10 unfinished songs which they're working on. He even said he that he's confident that they'll have something for us this year but emphasized that I shouldn't quote him on that. His guitar was handed around and I got to hold it for a minute or so. It was quite heavy and well used. After more Q&A we lined up and each got a photo with Adam and something signed. We exchanged a few thankful words etc as we shook hands and I walked out with a massive grin on my face.

The VIP package came with a laminate you can hang around your neck which I used to skip lines and get early access to the merch stands. I snapped up two signed posters, another t-shirt and a band-signed drum pad which Danny doodled on. Pretty pricey but worth it in my eyes. I spent the first half of the concert up front in the mosh which wasn't very enjoyable if I'm being honest. There were too many meat heads who blatantly chose GA because they love to get their tops off and get ruckus. I was having a hard time concentrating on the music so during Intension I pushed my way back and headed upstairs. There was another dude trying to get in but security weren't letting him. I seized the moment and flashed my VIP card again. I told them that he was with me and they let us both through. The guy thanked me and handed me a pill which he claimed was ecstasy. I wasn't keen and I can't even remember what I did with it. I managed to get right up close in the stands on the left hand side as Lateralus began and from then on I had a really good time. My only gripe is that the audio was too loud and Maynard's voice was hard to make out at times. You can't expect the best sound at every venue I guess. I hope someone gets something out of all that. Cheers.


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Post by NickTheGC » Tue May 14, 2013 2:43 am

Monolith NZ said

dickleiper said
Not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but adam revealed at the first Auckland VIP Q & A that they had enough material for 10 songs and that they were still planning to get it done by end of the year....


Twas I that asked him about the new album at that VIP. I felt very awkward about doing it but hey, it worked out well! Here's my review:

 

So about ~30 people showed up for the May 8 VIP. After we got through security (pat down, bag search etc) we hung about in the foyer for 45 minutes or something like that while we waited for security to let us into the sound check. We were told that we were only going to hear two songs which I was a little disappointed about seeing that Aussie VIPs had gotten 4 or so. When we were finally ushered in we were told to stand on a white line that was located about 5 meters back from the main stage. They got right into it and played Vicarious which sounded pretty damn good other than being a little loud. Shortly after the song ended Maynard said "Thank you" into the mic, waved and then headed backstage. I wasn't very surprised by this but again I was a little disappointed. Adam then signaled to us to move forward to the barrier with a smile on his face. A few of the VIP's were yelling appraisal/random crap at the band. One genius yelled out "SWAMP SONG!" and a couple minutes later they were jamming it out right in front of us. My mind was blown at this point and just when I thought the sound check was over they launched into Aenima which was f**king epic as well.
Once the song finished we were moved into a small meeting room which was setup with chairs, speakers, guitar pedals etc. As we entered the room we each grabbed our "goodie bags" and a cold drink before taking our seats. Adam's guitar tech Frank came in with the guitar and fiddled around for a few minutes. He didn't seem very chatty so we fiddled around with our merch while we waited for Adam, who arrived 5 minutes later. Then began the most awesome hour of the night. Adam is a very well spoken, intelligent and insightful man who seemed really happy to be there. He thanked us for coming and then told us that he didn't really have a plan for how this was supposed to go. He spoke a bit about the band's history and why he thinks the band became so successful. Essentially he put it down to the band's discipline and mostly just hard work. They really 'bleed' for each album, he said. He also told us that at the end of each jam session he goes home and listens to the whole recording. He makes a 20-30 second 'best of' cd which he stores in a big collection of cd wallets (he has 20 big wallets or so he said). During a jam session someone might play a cool little riff or Danny might play a beat that nobody remembers or is easily overlooked. Adam's 'best of' CD's can capture those moments.
He spoke about some of his techniques and a lot about the timings in their music. He showed us how you can play a beat with each hand by slapping them on your thighs and saying "pass - the goddamn - butter" (something that Danny had learned as a kid). At some point he plugged in his iphone and played Jambi right in front of us. I can't even put into words how sweet that was. Some good questions were asked a lot of them are covered in other reviews. Someone asked about his music tastes and he told us that he's really enjoying a lot of hip hop at the moment because it's starting to get really weird and experimental. I didn't want to be 'that guy' who annoyed him by asking about the new album's release date (they've been asked about that time and time again) so I tried to be a bit different and I asked him if he could explain the albums sound in a few words or something like that. He grinned and asked if I was a journalist before telling us that it's going well and they have 10 unfinished songs which they're working on. He even said he that he's confident that they'll have something for us this year but emphasized that I shouldn't quote him on that. His guitar was handed around and I got to hold it for a minute or so. It was quite heavy and well used. After more Q&A we lined up and each got a photo with Adam and something signed. We exchanged a few thankful words etc as we shook hands and I walked out with a massive grin on my face.
The VIP package came with a laminate you can hang around your neck which I used to skip lines and get early access to the merch stands. I snapped up two signed posters, another t-shirt and a band-signed drum pad which Danny doodled on. Pretty pricey but worth it in my eyes. I spent the first half of the concert up front in the mosh which wasn't very enjoyable if I'm being honest. There were too many meat heads who blatantly chose GA because they love to get their tops off and get ruckus. I was having a hard time concentrating on the music so during Intension I pushed my way back and headed upstairs. There was another dude trying to get in but security weren't letting him. I seized the moment and flashed my VIP card again. I told them that he was with me and they let us both through. The guy thanked me and handed me a pill which he claimed was ecstasy. I wasn't keen and I can't even remember what I did with it. I managed to get right up close in the stands on the left hand side as Lateralus began and from then on I had a really good time. My only gripe is that the audio was too loud and Maynard's voice was hard to make out at times. You can't expect the best sound at every venue I guess. I hope someone gets something out of all that. Cheers.


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Wow what a great review! The sound issues definitely got sorted out by the second show. Actually I think after the intermission on the 8th Maynard's voice was clearer. Would you care to expand on the "pass - the god damn - butter" thing? Sounds interesting. Thanks!

 

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Post by Ettan » Tue May 14, 2013 3:03 am

Nice review buddy!

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Post by Hotdog » Tue May 14, 2013 3:12 am

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Post by insaner » Tue May 14, 2013 2:29 pm

if you want the live dvd audio, get the first gwinnett arena show from atlanta a few years back.  the recording is almost perfect and in talking to nobby that night after the show, asking why so much was different than a regular show, he just gave me a wink.  there were cameras everywhere.  the audio recording is the best sound of any bootleg i have ever heard, and i believe Travis was the taper.  cool guy.  the first half of the first song sounds dodgy, but he tightens it up from there on and its perfect.

 

my guess is that it was one of the few nights they recorded for the dvd, which is why they added so many different things to the songs.

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Post by fortysixand2 » Tue May 14, 2013 4:57 pm

toolphishdhs said
who wants a link?


Here please. I have this show somewhere but I don't feel like digging.

 

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Post by insaner » Tue May 14, 2013 8:09 pm

i've been to well over 50 shows and it was probably the best show i have seen by them.

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Post by NickTheGC » Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 pm

insaner said
i've been to well over 50 shows and it was probably the best show i have seen by them.


The Atlanta show or the Auckland show?

 

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Post by insaner » Wed May 15, 2013 7:35 am

atlanta.

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