It’s been 11 years since The Raconteurs released an album, but this year they’re fixing that. “Help Us Stranger” will be released on June 21st, with bassist Jack Lawrence. The band announced a tour in support of the album.
Trickfish Amplification has announced the TF212V to their line of bass cabinets. The cab is fitted with a pair of 12-inch Eminence neodymium drivers as well as a HF driver with a 80° conical horn. It is rated at 400 watts RMS/800 watts peak handling.
Steve Di Giorgio’s bass playing always blows me away. The six-string fretless always drives whatever song he’s playing. Case in point: he’s just shared a new playthrough for the song “The Curtain Will Rise” from the band Gone in April.
BecosFX has added to their CompIQ series with the CompIQ PRO Stella Compressor. Designed for bass and guitar, the pedal is described as “highly versatile… providing compression, limiting, and a twist of available harmonic distortion.”
Sego has released their second album, called “Sego Sucks.” The indie-rockers expanded from duo to a quartet between the two releases, adding guitarist Brandon McBride and bassist Alyssa Davey just last year.
Gruv Gear has unveiled the next product in its line of gig bags and cases. The Kapsule will come in single and double case options that will fit most basses and guitars.
Technoir is a fresh future soul/electronic band from Italy that has good taste in bass players. They recently released an EP, “AlieNation,” with the song “More Than You Can See.” The track’s thick texture is filled out by bassist Stuart Zender.
DC-based post-punk band Priests have returned with “The Seduction of Kansas,” which marks their second full-length release and sixth album in total. The band continues their politically-leaning themes, starting with the album title.
Warwick’s Rockboard has expanded their product line with the Mod 5 Module. The unit, which fits on all Rockboards except the DUO and DUO 2.1, offers six selectable IR-based mono/stereo speaker simulations with support for user IR - and more.
Periphery has returned with their fourth album called “Periphery IV: Hail Stan.” It marks the first release since Adam “Nolly” Getgood left the official ranks of the band, though they hired him back on to record the bass lines.