Secret Machines Follow New 'Road'
Rock trio the Secret Machines will unveil a new EP on June 7, led by the single "The Road Leads Where It's Led."Rock trio the Secret Machines will unveil a new EP on June 7, led by the single "The Road Leads Where It's Led." In addition to the previously unreleased track "Better Bring Your Friends," the Reprise set boasts covers of Krautrock pioneer Harmonia's "De Luxe (Immer Wider)," the Motown staple "Money (That's What I Want)," Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country" and Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks."
The latter two tracks have been part of the band's live sets for some time. At deadline, Secret Machines' only two confirmed dates are this weekend at California's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and June 10 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.
Sources say Secret Machines are also eyeing a run of dates with Kings Of Leon. Although the routing has not been confirmed, based on Kings Of Leon's tour schedule, which finds the band opening for U2 through May 28 in Boston and then headed to the United Kingdom, the outing couldn't begin until mid- or late July at the earliest and may not materialize until the fall.
Secret Machines' 2004 full-length debut, "Now Here Is Nowhere," peaked at No. 33 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 76,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.