Mondo Generator preps new album release/tours


Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri! Now that was a sight back in the ol’ Queens of the Stone Age glory days, not to mention the Kyuss era, when these two giants of rock would simply plummet pure riffage across the stage and audience. In somewhat antagonistic positions, Oliveri and Homme were like brothers until unfortunate circumstances, well to known and deplorable to mention here, broke the two apart. QOTSA survived under Homme’s solitary rule, not only that, but the band flourished releasing two more well received banging albums, as well as gigs at most important festivals in the world. Besides QOTSA, Homme also endeavored in numerous successful side projects like Eagles of Death Metal or last year’s supergroup sensation Them Crooked Vultures, besides production work for Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro or Mastodon. In the light of all this, Oliveri was eclipsed, fading into obscurity as no release of note came from his side – nothing but mediocre post-punk rubbish.

This year Oliveri and his beloved Mondo Generator are set to release a new album, one much awaited by the punk-rock demigod’s fans, as is the case with every MG release to be honest, before the disappointment upon the delivery sets in, that is. Mondo Generator’s new album, called “Time To Destroy, will be out at the end of the summer, and a first glimpse is the band’s upcoming single “Dog Food”. The upcoming Oliveri endevour is set to feature some of his pals like Dave Grohl (you can hear him on the kit of “Dog Food” ), Happy Tom (Turbonegro) and Marc Diamond (The Dwarves). Contrary to my predictions, “Dog Food” is pretty awesome. A party starter song, filled with angry chords and beats – it’s got Oliveri written all over it. The single will be out August 10th.

Listen to the new single Dog Food, as well as it’s B side, the Irish whiskey brawler “Sam Hall”, as sung by Oliveri, all on his MYSPACE.  US tour dates right after the jump.

Wed August 4th – Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Fri August 6th – Dante’s, Portland, OR (USA)
Sat August 7th – Studio 7, Seattle, WA (USA)
Mon August 9th – Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Wed August 11th – 3 Kings Tavern, Denver, CO (USA)
Thu August 12th – Riot Room, Kansas City, MO (USA)
Fri August 13th – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN (USA)
Sat August 14th – Frequency, Madison WI (USA)
Sun August 15th – Double Door, Chicago, IL (USA)
Mon August 16th – Southgate House, Newport KY (USA)
Tue August 17th – Smalls, Hamtramck MI (USA)
Wed August 18th – Bug Jar, Rochester NY (USA)
Thu August 19th – Santos, New York, NY (USA)
Fri August 20th – Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Sat August 21st – Northn Star Bar, Philadelphia PA (USA)
Sun August 22nd – 37th & Zen, Norfolk VA (USA)
Tue August 24th – Casbah @ Trenton Music Hall, Charlotte NC (USA)
Wed August 25th – Stella Blue, Asheville NC (USA)
Thu August 26th – Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis TN (USA)
Fri Augsut 27th – The Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK (USA)
Sat August 28th – Emo’s, Austin TX (USA)
Sun August 29th – Skillman Street Bar, Dallas, TX (USA)
Tue August 31st – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM (USA)
Thu September 2nd – Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

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  • Random Amy

    In my opinion, the success of QOTSA post-Nick may be down to Hommes “rule” but is not entirely down to retaining original fans, and seems to be more down to moving into a new arena entirely alongside the mega-rock-band-status bands such as the Foo Fighters. If that’s they wanted, then good luck to them, but a large portion of their rawness and soul was lost the day Nick left. Mondo fans have the pure raw passion of Nick now, leaving QOTSA fans with the bland pop of Josh Homme and his QOTSA. Together they were immense. Apart, QOTSA are mediocre drivel, and Mondo are far from “mediocre post punk rubbish”. Listen to Cocaine Rodeo, and A Drug Problem That Never Existed. When it’s a choice between mainstream success and musical intergrity, Nick and his Mondo Generator will come up winners every time.
    I can’t wait to hear “Dog Food”, and hopefully Nick will return to the UK sometime soon. Angry, party starter songs are part of what Nick does best. Very excited!!! :D