Aaron Dilloway gives away free album “Siena” via Bandcamp, uploads dozens of Hanson Records past classics

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SHATTER ALL ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES… except that Bandcamp revenue stream!

Aaron Dilloway — ultra-prolific noise artist, floppy-mask-wearing creep, shrieking jester to our inner King Lear — has gifted the internet a brand-new solo album entitled Siena, named for its “[r]aw recordings made inside and outside in Siena Italy, summer of 2012.” The eight-track album is being offered for free download via Bandcamp, and will only be available on digital formats. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I have downloaded it. Looks great in iTunes 11.

Siena is only the tip of the digital iceberg, however. Perhaps even more exciting is that 30+ albums from the Dilloway-run Hanson Records back catalog are now available for perusal and cheap purchase, the majority of which were only available in super-limited tape editions. Hanson has been around since 1994, so there are literally hundreds of omissions, but what’s up so far has to be among the cream of the crop — Kevin Drumm’s Land of Lurches, Hair Police’s Drawn Dead, Emeralds’ Solar Bridge, ohhhhh nelly! Also don’t miss the titles in Hanson’s Flashback Series, such azz The Haters’ 1986 debut LP and To Live and Shave in L.A.’s 30-Minuten Männercreme from 1994.

Finally, and MOST excitingly, Hanson Records is on Facebook now. Let all your distant cousins know you’re fiending for more Exhumed Corpse!

• Aaron Dilloway/Hanson: http://hansonrecords.bigcartel.com
• Aaron Dilloway/Hanson: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanson-Records/164637297020970

Ariel Pink announces US tourdates, gets to play music in a cemetery; the hell are you doing with YOUR life, huh?

NME called his oeuvre “the work of a unique mind,” which is like half a compliment, half the way a perplexed teacher tries to explain to anxious parents that their little darling has been drawing pictures of angry vampires mass-murdering the entire drive-thru line at the In-N-Out Burger in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Except for the only thing Ariel Pink is killing is our preconceived notion of what pop music should sound like! Hey now!!!!!

And so Los Angeles’ most mighty purveyor of freak pop trudges onward, carrying his burden from city to city, all in the hopes of enlightening the people. This spring he’s touring in support of last summer’s critically be-drooled-over second record for 4AD, Mature Themes (TMT Review). And he’s playing festivals! He’s playing Hollywood Forever Cemetery! He’s playing the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, America’s sexiest library! He’s playing Portland’s Wonder Ballroom, the ballroom that begs the question, “Why doesn’t every city have a place called Wonder Ballroom? Hot damn that’s a cool name.” All for you, America, Ariel Pink does it all for you.


03.09.13 - Monterrey, Mexico - Festival NRML
03.23.13 - Santa Ana, CA - Burgerama Festival
05.17.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
05.18.13 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
05.20.13 - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library
05.21.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
05.23.13 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05.25.13 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
05.27.13 - Gorge, WA - Sasquatch! Fest
05.28.13 - Missoula, MT - Badlander
05.31.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
06.01.13 - Chicago, IL - Do-Division
06.01.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (late show)
06.02.13 - Dekalb, IL - Pink Otto’s
06.03.13 - Champaign, IL - Blind Pig
06.04.13 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
06.05.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar
06.06.13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
06.07.13 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
06.08.13 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
06.09.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
06.10.13 - Washington DC - U Street
06.11.13 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
06.13.13 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
06.14.13 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
06.15.13 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s
06.17.13 - Dallas, TX - Trees
06.18.13 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

• Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: https://www.facebook.com/arielpinkshauntedgraffiti
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

[Photo: Raymond Flotat]

Killer Mike is opening for Big Boi on an extensive US tour and you literally have no good excuse not to be there

We here at TMT love us some Killer Mike; check out our Favorite 50 Albums of 2012 list if you find that statement dubious. Last year’s R.A.P Music on Williams Street Records is so damn exceptional one is forced to use words like “scrumptious” and “ambrosial” when describing it. His tracks like “Go!” tend to be prefaced with hyperbolic statements like “what I am about to play is so good it will literally revive the dodo.” It’s often claimed his flow is so wantonly perfect they’re considering bottling it for use as an aphrodisiac. Now, obviously a song can’t live up to such a blatantly false and ridiculous thing, but his flow is actually that good. Between that and the fact that he and Big Boi are appearing in almost every major city across the US, you have no reason not to hit at least one of these shows.

Oh damn, right, Big Boi is technically the headliner of “The Running Shoes Tour.” Hey, that’s cool, we like Big Boi too. But Killer Mike’s music is so kinetic they use it to generate energy in nuclear power plants. How can you beat that?


03.23.13 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
04.18.13 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater
04.19.13 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04.20.13 - Charlottesville, VA - University of Virginia
04.21.13 - Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage
04.23.13 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
04.24.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
04.25.13 - Williamsburg, VA - College of William & Mary
04.26.13 - University Park, PA - Penn State University
04.27.13 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
04.30.13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
05.01.13 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
05.02.13 - San Francisco, CA - San Francisco State University
05.03.13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
05.04.13 - Memphis, TN - Beale Street Festival
05.05.13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
05.07.13 - Denver, CO - Cervantis
05.08.13 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
05.09.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
05.13.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
05.15.13 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
05.15.13 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
05.18.13 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
05.19.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Observatory
05.23.13 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Hall
05.24.13 - Austin, TX - The Backyard
05.25.13 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
05.26.13 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Fest
05.30.13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
05.31.13 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
06.01.13 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
06.02.13 - Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing Co.
06.04.13 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
06.05.13 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
06.06.13 - Jacksonville, FL - Brewsters Megaplex
06.07.13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
06.08.13 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
06.09.13 - Wilmington, NC - Brooklyn Arts Center
06.11.13 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
06.12.13 - Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
06.14.13 - Washington, DC - Howard’s Theatre
06.15.13 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
06.16.13 - Toronto, Ontario - North By Northeast
06.19.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise
07.12.13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

• Killer Mike: http://killermike.com
• Big Boi: http://www.bigboi.com
• The Running Shoes Tour: http://www.bigboi.com/tour
• Williams Street: http://video.adultswim.com/music

RIP: Stompin’ Tom Connors

From Billboard:

Canadian music icon Stompin’ Tom Connors, whose songs about every nook and cranny of Canada, its people and favorite pastime included “The Hockey Song,” “Sudbury Saturday Night,” “Bud The Spud,” “Tillsonburg” and “Big Joe Mufferaw,” died Wednesday of natural causes at his home, in Halton Hills, Ontario, his family at his side. He was 77.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted “We have lost a true Canadian original. R.I.P. Stompin’’ Tom Connors. You played the best game that could be played.”

The 11 o’clock news across the country dedicated segments to Connors, some even leading with the story. Twitter and Facebook were filled with dedications and personal comments about meeting or working with him or simply enjoying his music or his true patriotic love for Canada.

At the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators game, his enduring anthem “The Hockey Song” was played in its entirety after news of his death was announced on the scoreboard. The song is played during every third period. The lyric includes: “Oh, the good old hockey game is the best game you can name. And the best game you can name is the good old hockey game.”

• Stompin’ Tom Connors: http://www.stompintom.com

Arctic Monkeys announce US tour, promise to play that song you like

Hey buddy.

Don’t know if you heard, but the Arctic Monkeys are coming to town. Your town, that is. Well, maybe not your town. Probably not even your town, actually. But, hey, you know, them’s the shakes. Ha ha. Well, thing is, they are coming to some towns in the United States. Doing a tour, that’s what they’re doing here, buddy.

Maybe you should go see them. They said they’re going to play that song you like. Unless, you know, they play the songs that you don’t like, but other people like. Boy, that would be a bummer. Just how it goes sometimes, heh. Still, to go to a town that’s not your town (because they’re not playing your town), just to have ‘em play songs that you don’t like? Woof.

They are playing six US dates this May, though. Look, I know you’re on the fence. If they’re playing your town, you should go see them. I really think they’ll play that song you like. Maybe don’t go if they’re not playing your town or they’re only playing towns far away from your town or you’ve got work tomorrow. Really, your call, man.

See you later, buddy.

Arctic Monkeys dates:

05.24.13 - Gorge, WA - Sasquatch! Festival
05.25.13 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
05.26.13 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
05.28.13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
05.29.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
05.31.13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues

• Arctic Monkeys: http://www.arcticmonkeys.com

Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi puncture the inky dark with a new collaborative release, out April 30 on Black Truffle Records

A beige palimpsest came under my door today. It started out clear and readable, the lettering confident, but as the paragraphs stretched out, the letters grew cramped and angular, as if carved by a shaky hand into the bark of a tree. What follows is my attempt at a transcript:

New album from Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi announced. Called something like Now While It’s Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery. Recorded late last year during annual concert at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo. Follows past collaborative releases recorded at same annual get-together as 2012’s Imikuzushi (TMT Review) and 2010’s Tima Formosa (TMT Review). Just heard screams down the street. Probably nothing. Nothing. Sky grey as pewter, swirling all toilet-like. Album is out April 30. Released by Black Truffle Records. Not sure if I’ll make it until then. Mind slipping.

What was that? Companion says it was nothing. She hardly speaks these days.

Album is six tracks long, each piece reportedly showing a different side of the trio. (Note: trio is cubic in shape and all shapes are meaningless arrangements of matter). Track one features guests Charlemagne Palestine (note: yes, that Charlemagne Palestine) and Eiko Ishibashi. My last guest was Clarence. He’s long gone now. Now While It’s Still Warm… broader musically than past releases. It moves from atmospheric folk-drone to jarring free rock. It moves. It’s moving! (Note: The dark creeps in. Fields that were once wide expanses are cordoned invisibly). (Note: Replenish stock of dried meats in morning). To be released as six-panel digipak CD and limited-edition gatefold LP. Design by Stephen O’Malley. Live photographs by Ujin Matsuo. Artwork by Shunichiro Okada. Their shadows gather in the distance. One day I will be free.

• Jim O’Rourke: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/jim-orourke
• Oren Ambarchi: http://www.orenambarchi.com
• Fushitsusha: http://www.fushitsusha.com
• Black Truffle: http://www.blacktrufflerecords.com