“The Felt Sense”
Tu Fawning, featuring Portland’s Corrina Repp and Joe Haege, are releasing their debut full-length, Hearts On Hold, on October 5 through their own Provenance Records. Why their own record label? According to the band:
We have all seen enough to know that many artists sacrifice creative control, even in small ways, upon deciding to work with a 3rd party. Hell, they (record labels) used to decide what song you’d play, who’d you play with and when you’d release it…and then they might not pay you! While it may not be that bad anymore, at least on the independent label level, you are still a commodity. Art will always take a backseat to the notion of moving units. But what happens when you are driving the car and you invite art to the front seat?
Buckle up, readers.
• Tu Fawning: http://www.tufawning.com
[Photo: Alicia Rose]
Warpaint, ironically made up of non-aggressive, passive, objectified women (JK!), are releasing their new album, The Fool, on October 25 via Rough Trade.
On the Road [documentary]
David Bazan (Pedro The Lion) is a thinker. His music reflect that, and that’s why TMT has always supported what he’s done. It’s also why he makes for a great subject for a documentary, and thanks to producer/videographer/editor/emailer J. Wakeford Francis and Feltheart Filmworks, we have one called On the Road. The video above, filmed last fall, is part 1 of 3. You can find the rest at Feltheart Filmworks.
Three Mile Pilot
Three Mile Pilot, who have been out of commission for awhile to concentrate on Pinback and The Black Heart Procession, are finally back with a new album, The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten, due September 28 from the good people at Temporary Residence Ltd. “Still Alive” might not be as classic as “Stayin’ Alive,” but let’s give it some time, eh?
Squarepusher Presents Shobaleader One
I’m in the middle of this great According to Jim episode, so I gotta make this quick: Squarepusher’s in a new band called Shobaleader One with “a bunch of people who you may or may not have heard of from other bands and projects. Part of their idea is that this music is a completely clean break with whatever they’ve done in the past so I’m not allowed to mention any names. I can tell you that they are pretty frightening players.” Their debut album, d’Demonstrator, is due October 19 on Warp. Now back to some more According to Jim!