“Angry World” makes good on the title of Neil Young’s forthcoming Daniel Lanois-produced solo album, Le Noise. The sludgy track lays Young’s thoughts on bankers and the ages of darkness/light over a fuzzed-out noisy crunch, vocal loops. As Young promised, it’s “very electric.” It’s also very mellow, considering the ire. This shadowy b&w video for the song pairs well with the Le Noise album art. Probably because it’s an excerpt of a film he’s releasing with the album (as a CD/DVD). The footage was shot by Adam CK Vollick in Lanois’s house. As you’ll note, some of it’s Young recording the song live in the studio, but there’s a lot more going on outside that window.
Le Noise is out 9/28 via Reprise. It’ll be released on Blu-ray and as an iPhone/iPad app about a month later. In related Young news, Buffalo Springfield are reuniting to play the Bridge School Benefit. BS guitarist Richie Furay told Rolling Stone that Young’s bassist Rick Rosas will take over for the late Bruce Palmer and Crosby, Stills and Nash drummer Joe Vitale will sit in for Dewey Martin. Surviving original member Stephen Stills will join Furay and Young. He also told them:
We’re going to play for 35-40 minutes … The setlist will probably be composed of the three albums, though probably more of the first album with a few of the second album and maybe “On The Way Home” from the last one. I really have no idea, though. I’m just going to show up and have a good time.
The next Bridge School Benefit takes place in Mountain View, California on 10/23 and 10/24. RS reports “other likely performers” include Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, Lucinda Williams, and T-Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue (Feat. Elton John, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, and Jeff Bridges).