Lefse releases new Twin Peaks-esque LP by gloom pop dude Cemeteries this October

Lefse releases new Twin Peaks-esque LP by gloom pop dude Cemeteries this October http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-12-09-cemeteries.jpg

Imagine the bastard love child of Julee Cruise and The Smiths (yes, all of them), growing up and watching Muppet Babies alongside contemporary gloom pop acts Minks and Violens, everybody smiling through their suburban sadness and learning how to share together. That bastard love child would grow up into Buffalo native Kyle J. Reigle, or as he’s known on the “sad teens taping tracks off the college radio” circuit, Cemeteries. (Let’s just all pretend teens still do this, okay? It was once like, an essential rite of passage for sad teens everywhere.)

Fortunately, Lefse Records is around to do the fancied-up version of taping songs off the radio, i.e. “releasing records.” And so it is that Cemeteries’ new album, The Wilderness, shall be brought into the world mere days away from Halloween, on October 23, and that Mr. Reigle will gloriously join the ranks of Lefse artists like How to Dress Well and Youth Lagoon. Inspired by classic horror films and the music of frequent David Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti, The Wilderness is the product of six months spent recording in Reigle’s spare room. Fans eager for an end-of-summer dose of Twin Peaks-ian dreamy angst can get listening to the first single, also called “The Wilderness,” on SoundCloud.

The Wilderness tracklisting:

01. Young Blood
02. The Wilderness
03. What Did You See
04. Summer Smoke
05. In the Trees
06. Roosting Towns
07. Leland
08. Brighter Colors
09. A Real Gust of Wind

• Cemeteries: http://cemeteriesmusic.tumblr.com
• Lefse: http://www.lefserecords.com

Faust to tour the West Coast this October, tons of yellow jokes to ensue

NOTICE: in the spirit of unfathomable(ish) generosity, the venerable German experimental ensemble hereby known as Faust shall henceforth parade down the West Coast of the United States forthfrom this October in a golden(ish) chariot(ish) in order to receive whencefrom the socially appropriate sexually arousal and otherwise unadulterated adulation of what shall be, by design, a quite restricted number of very fortunate musical disciples, worshipers, followers, students, believers, adherents, enthusiasts, fans, proselytizers, devotees, zealots, junkies, posers, and peons.

Hencewith, please be advised that the touring line-up shall consist of founding members Jean-Hervé Peron The Great and Powerful and His Holiness Zappi Diermaier, as assisted, enhanced, et. al. by two also-grovel-worthy guest musicians, Geraldine Swayne (who lent his divine talents to last year’s Something Dirty album) and Amaury Cambuzat (who lent his divined talents to 2009’s ‘C’est Com…Com…Complique’). It has been assumed — by virtue of this exceedingly compassionate advance notice — that True Believers in the almighty and everlasting Faust shall forthsuch act accordingly and procure admittance hencefluff to one or more of the following series of chronologically ordered engagements by whatever means necessary.

In other words, line up and kiss the ring, whores.

10.14.12 - Portland, OR - Venue TBA
10.15.12 - Seattle, WA - The Comet Tavern
10.17.12 - Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf Hotel
10.18.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Workshop with The Herb Albert School of Music at the Roy Oliver Disney Hall
10.19.12 - Los Angeles, CA - REDCAT
10.20.12 - Los Angeles, CA - CalArts

• Faust: http://www.bureau-b.com/faust.php
• Bureau B: http://www.bureau-b.com

Nate Young and Drainolith announce joint tour; reconsider your sanity, live and in person!

Occasionally we all have a hard time following our own advice. I keep warning my friends about how dangerous it is to weave in and out of traffic while blasting the Mario Kart Star Power music through the car speakers, but I’ve been known to reenact Mario moments in my own hazardous way. I don’t have immediate access to fireballs, so I walk around in suspenders and throw orange water balloons at people. It’s wrong and I know it, but can you blame me for wanting to live out my fantasies?

Nate Young of Wolf Eyes fame is surely living out his fantasy as an artisan of noise, and for that reason, we shouldn’t harp on the fact that he’s chosen not to Stay Asleep. Instead, he and the equally deranged (though less enveloping [not in a bad way]) Drainolith are doing the veritable opposite: touring the Eastern half of the continent beginning at the end of this month. They’re touring, and they’re each premiering a couple of new tracks with us (stay tuned!!). Clearly they’re awake, but don’t be surprised if their performances live on through your nightmares.

That last line was intentionally cheesy, by the way.

Drainolith and Nate Young dates:

09.25.12 - Buffalo, NY - The Vault
09.26.12 - Toronto, ON - The Holy Oak
09.27.12 - Montreal, QC - La Brique *
09.28.12 - Burlington VT - TBA #
09.29.12 - Brooklyn, NY - PACS Gallery 70 %
09.30.12 - Far Rockaway, NY - Red Light District ^
10.02.12 - Baltimore, MD - Tribal Haus &
10.03.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - VIA Music and New Media Festival

* JS Truchy
# 420, Lord Bird
% Sightings, ZS
^ Relax
& Twig Harper, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf

• Drainolith: http://www.facebook.com/Drainolith
• Nate Young: http://www.wolfeyes.net/nateyoung

Daniel Lopatin and Tim Hecker to release Instrumental Tourist in November; fanboys everywhere start fappin’ furiously, fangirls watch

I imagine that when an action movie fanatic got word of the release of the film The Expendables, he performed a series of behaviors along the lines of shitting his pants and giggling uncontrollably while frantically blogging about it with shaky, sweaty fingers, clumsily avalanching onto the keypad. Well, such is my reaction when I learned that Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) are co-curating a series of collaborative free jazz and electronic albums, titled SSTUDIOS, on Lopatin’s own Software imprint on Mexican Summer, with the first release being a collaboration between Lopatin and drone god Tim Hecker.

Hecker and Lopatin’s album, titled Instrumental Tourist, is out November 20 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. The press release states that the two performers used techniques “of jazz-based improvisation, with little preparation prior” and transcended “their respective visions by agreeing to a new language.” Listen to “Uptown Psychedelia” over at the Chocolate Grinder right now or as soon as it’s convenient for you.

Daniel Lopatin. C. Spencer Yeh. Tim Hecker. This many big names on one project is my star-studded action film. This is my CGI-heavy blockbuster.

Instrumental Tourist tracklist:

01. Uptown Psychedelia
02. Scene From a French Zoo
03. Vacinnation For Thomas Mann
04. Instrusions
05. Whole Earth Tascam
06. GRM Blue II
07. GRM Blue III
08. Racist Drone
09. Grey Geisha
10. Instrumental Tourist
11. Ritual For Consumption
12. Vaccination

• Tim Hecker: http://www.sunblind.net
• Daniel Lopatin: http://www.pointnever.com
• Software: http://www.softwarelabel.net

Eeliks:en (a 7-year-old) to release debut album on Fonal, requests that all royalties be paid in the form of fish sticks

Waaaait a second. When I was 7 years old, I was wholly preoccupied with learning cursive, eating Chicken McNuggets, and trying to decide whether girls were worthwhile company. I can’t say for sure when it was that music entered the purview of my interests, but I’m almost positive it wasn’t before middle school. And even then, I spent a genuinely embarrassing amount of time listening to atrocious stuff, like Puff Daddy & The Family.

So what, right? It’s hard not to be a young’n and have horrible taste. Perhaps I should qualify that: it’s hard not to be an American young’n and have horrible taste — at least one Finnish 7-year-old is putting us to shame by releasing an album on on the hip, experimental, folk-ish label Fonal, suggesting that Scandinavians have a bit more going for them than just their superior quality of life and breathtaking attractiveness. They’re apparently endowed with kick-ass musical instincts as well.

The 7-year-old Finn in question is Eelis Mikael Salminen a.k.a. Eeliks:en, and on October 29, he’s releasing his debut album Suutre Teiter. After a reportedly failed attempt at recording the album on his iPhone, Eeliks:en was persuaded to continue the project by his dad. Eelinks:en describes his music as a “mix between electronic and dance music,” garnished further with lyrics straight out of a gibberish dictionary. Check out the title track below, and try not to feel unaccomplished while reminiscing about your primary school days.

Suutre Teiter tracklisting:

01. Prodeen
02. Huonoin biisi
03. Monilaulu
04. Musa komppi
05. Suutre teiter
06. You stye a back in row
07. Bob is theare
08. Niilon rassel rossel
09. ppr
10. vika
11. eelisniilonnopeemusakomppi
12. Nopee musa k,o,m,p,p,i,_-
13. eka
14. tittidi tidi tu tuu tuu
15. The inj
16. Meiksent more
17. nopee musa k,o,m,p,p,i, nu
18. Rauhallinen rockkkkkkkk-
19. tin tin the tin tin
20. Rokc pläjäys
21. year2011
22. feat Nipi
23. _)
24. Zitak zikitak oo oo
25. Niilon yskilaululu
26. Oskarin äp äp
27. 299_n tahtista musaa
28. titititititititititi
29. Nopein Eeliksen seka rock rap hiphop
30. Hello for Kalle
31. Nipin eka hitti
32. Sienan eka musiikki komp_pi
33. Dj dj and dj

• Eeliks:en: http://www.fonal.com/shop/artist-eeliksen
• Fonal: http://www.fonal.com

Erykah Badu teams up with Brooklyn Philharmonic for coolest orchestral season of all time

Did you play in Orchestra or Band as a kid? (Don’t deny it. Scientific research shows that 85% of indie music fans were in some form of embarrassing high school musical ensemble. Or Speech. You were all in Speech.) Does Orchestra/Band still conjure up memories of screeching cat noises? Teen girls in awkward 90s all-black Sister Wives-lookin’ dresses? The creepy orchestra conductor who idolized the 16-year-old first chair cellist? If so, you better check yourself. Because the Brooklyn Philharmonic is revolutionizing the way audiences think about symphonic music and they’re doing it like WHOA.

Last season, the Brooklyn Phil teamed up with Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def). This year, they’re working with Artist-in-Residence Ms. Erykah Badu as part of their Bed-Stuy series, where they expect to premiere arrangements of songs from New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War and other works. But that’s just part of the season: the Brooklyn Phil will also be holding an orchestra concert, chamber concert, family workshop, and neighborhood tour, all influenced by the local culture of Bed-Stuy, Brighton Beach, and Downtown Brooklyn, respectively. Other events include collabos with famous authors, performances of legendary works of film music, and rarely-performed Russian works.

More info is available at the Brooklyn Philharmonic website.

• Erykah Badu: http://www.erykah-badu.com
• Brooklyn Philharmonic: http://www.bphil.org

  

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