AIDS Wolf announce new LP March to the Sea, spread across US

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You may have noticed in the years since their inception that AIDS Wolf is not your typical Montreal band. There’s no namby-pamby ambient build-up, no Constellation flourishing of strings, and there are certainly no members of Arcade Fire involved. AIDS Wolf aim to be as jarring as their moniker, and usually succeed (in the best way possible, if you’re into your ears bleeding nu No Wave-style). These guys have released no small amount of material over the last four years: two LPs, plus splits and 7-inches aplenty. This September, AIDS Wolf are continuing their wave of destruction (deconstruction?) by releasing their third LP March to the Sea on Skin Graft, in addition to a remix album through Lovepump United (consisting of reworkings of their Throbbing Gristle cover “Very Friendly”).

Ready your earplugs and stock up on protection (you know), because AIDS Wolf are leaving next month for an exhaustive tour of North America to promote March to the Sea. You can hear a new track from the album, “Teaching to Suffer,” at the Chocolate Grinder — just make sure your parents are out of the room.

Tourdates:

09.15.10 - Pawtucket, RI - Machines With Magnets *
09.16.10 - New York City, NY - Cake Shop
09.17.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Death by Audio
09.18.10 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West
09.19.10 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
09.20.10 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
09.21.10 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
09.22.10 - Atlanta, GA - 529
09.23.10 - Little Rock, AZ - RADRADRAD House
09.24.10 - Dallas, TX - The Nightmare ^
09.25.10 - Austin ,TX - Mohawk
09.26.10 - San Antonio, TX - Korova Basement
09.28.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
09.30.10 - San Diego, CA - Bar Pink
10.01.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell @
10.02.10 - Sacramento, CA - Operation Restore Maximum Freedom X Fest ~
10.03.10 - San Francisco, CA - El Rio
10.08.10 - Portland, OR - Backspace
10.09.10 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
10.10.10 - Vancouver, BC - Honey
10.11.10 - Mon Missoula, MO - Zootown Arts Community Center
10.13.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry #%
10.15.10 - Kalamazoo, MI - The Strutt %
10.16.10 - Chicago, IL - Hideout %
10.17.10 - Columbus, OH - Bat Chapters %
10.19.10 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class %
10.20.10 - Fredonia, NY - BJ’s Fredonia %
10.24.10 - Easthampton, MA - Flywheel

* An Albatros, Gila Monster, Holy Sheet, Red Mass
^ Gang Starr Museum, Orange Coax
@ XBXRX, LA DIES
~ The Fresh and Onlys, Wounded Lion, Ganglians
# Gay Beast
% D Rider

• AIDS Wolf: http://deathbombarc.com/aidswolf
• Skin Graft Records: http://www.skingraftrecords.com
• Lovepump United: http://www.lpurecords.com

Boi stop! Big Boi plots fall tour

Surely, I don’t need to tell you by now that Big Boi’s solo record Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty (TMT Review) is something real special. Does anybody not like that record? Probably, but I have yet to meet them. Anyway, when you release a record that good, you deserve to hit up some big venues on a, well, fairly big tour. Of course, Big Boi would probably be able to play these venues regardless, solo record or not. The man was in a little group called Outkast, who happened to put out some really popular songs. But since the man is touring the US on basically a victory lap for his new record, we’re left with the possibility of hearing “Shutterbug” and “General Patton” and “Rosa Parks” and “Ms. Jackson” all in one set. A more glorious possibility, I may never see.

Break! Big Boi dates:

08.19.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series
08.26.10 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
09.02.10 - Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
09.04.10 - Atlanta, GA - Heineken Red Star Soul
09.05.10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Casbah
09.06.10 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
09.17.10 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
09.18.10 - Providence, RI - Brown University
09.22.10 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Community Center
09.23.10 - San Francisco, CA - Regency at Grand Ballroom
09.24.10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Palms Casino
09.25.10 - Fontana, CA - Epicenter
09.28.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
10.01.10 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
10.08.10 - Columbia, SC - University of South Carolina
10.15.10 - San Diego, CA - UC of San Diego
10.23.10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
10.28.10 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Visitors Center
10.29.10 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Civic Center (Moogfest)
10.30.10 - Houston, TX - Tom Bass Park Amphitheater
11.12.10 - Chattanooga, TN - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
11.18.10 - Sydney, Australia - Fox Studios

• Big Boi: http://www.myspace.com/bigboi
• Def Jam: http://www.islanddefjam.com

New Orleans benefit album features Bonnie “Prince” Billy, My Morning Jacket, The Wrens, and more

Five years ago this summer, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Today, the city is dealing with the consequences of the BP oil spill, as well as ongoing rebuilding from Katrina’s destruction. On the occasion of this unfortunate anniversary, the nonprofit musicians’ resource group Air Traffic Control is putting together a little something special. It’s a digital download album called Dear New Orleans, named after a letter Times-Picayune writer Chris Rose published shortly after Katrina to thank people for their support of New Orleans.

Dear New Orleans features an enormous 31 tracks, including covers and original songs from the likes of Steve Earle, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Laura Veirs, Jon Langford, Wayne Kramer, The Wrens, Mirah, Thao Nguyen, and My Morning Jacket, plus many more. Jon Langford and McSweeney’s Publishing head Barbara Bersche provided the album art. The compilation will be available for download on August 24 from dearneworleansmusic.org, iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, and eMusic.com. Proceeds benefit arts and culture organization Sweet Home New Orleans and the environmental group Gulf Restoration Network.

Dear New Orleans tracklisting:

01. OK Go, “Louisiana Land”
02. The Mendoza Line, “Catch a Collapsing Star”
03. Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, “Midnight in the City of Destruction”
04. Janet Bean and the Concertina Wire, “My Little Brigadoon”
05. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “Love in the Hot Afternoon”
06. Paul Sanchez (feat. Shamarr Allen), “Don’t Be Sure”
07. Alec Ounsworth (feat. Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and John Boutte), “Dr. So and So”
08. Steve Earle, “Dixieland”
09. Luke Reynolds, “Flood”
10. Jon Langford, “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”
11. Laura Veirs, “I Can See Your Tracks”
12. Vijay Iyer, “Threnody”
13. Jill Sobule, “Where is Bobbie Gentry?”
14. Flobots, “Stand Up”
15. Rebecca Gates, “Doos”
16. The Wrens, “Crescent”
17. Indigo Girls (feat. Brandi Carlile), “Kid Fears”
18. Timothy Bracy’s Collection Agency, “Matching Scars”
19. Nellie McKay, “Late Again”
20. Blind Pilot, “Buried a Bone”
21. Mirah (feat. Thao Nguyen), “NOLA”
22. Allison Moorer, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
23. 2nd Chief David Montana, “The Change of Heart Man”
24. Wonderlick, “The American Way”
25. Bonerama, “Mr. Go”
26. Thao Nguyen and Bonerama, “Body”
27. Erin McKeown and Bonerama, “Blackbirds”
28. Nicole Atkins and Bonerama, “When the Levee Breaks”
29. Mike Mills and Bonerama (with Wayne Kramer and Dave Herlihy), “Ohio”
30. Wayne Kramer and Bonerama (with Mike Mills, Erin McKeown, Nicole Atkins and Martín Perna), “Kick Out the Jams”
31. My Morning Jacket and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “Carnival Time”

• Air Traffic Control: http://www.atctower.net

Es verdad?? of Montreal to release False Priest on cassette! No me digas!!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of producer Jon Brion (Grammy-nominated co-producer of of Montreal’s forthcoming full-length False Priest and former collaborator with the likes of Kanye West, Fiona Apple, and Rufus Wainwright), I think of shitty fidelity. To that end, someone somewhere in Kevin Barnes’ camp has decided to release the aforementioned record on limited-edition cassette via Indianapolis label Joyful Noise Records, in conjunction with Polyvinyl. The cassette edition is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies (of shitty, plastic cassettes), and the (annoyingly small-sized) artwork (again, of the shitty, plastic cassette) will feature a 12-panel booklet containing (sized-down) paintings and reinterpretations of paintings by David Barnes, Nina Barnes, and Kevin Barnes. The cassette itself will be red, matching much of the artwork. Needless to say, because it’s borderline-unplayable in most of today’s listening scenarios, high-quality MP3s and FLAC audio are included with your (shitty, plastic) cassette. But hey! The 80s, man! And noise cassettes, dude!

However, lest you feel the need to scour your local thrift store for their last ghetto-blaster, rest assured that Polyvinyl is also releasing False Priest in that good-old confusing 2010 way on September 13 in Europe and September 14 in North America on CD, LP (ahem, 2xLP/180 gram vinyl with exclusive 180-gram red vinyl edition limited to 2,000 copies, that is) and all those good digital ways.

In other oM news, the lead single from False Priest, “Coquet Coquette,” is now available for purchase at all of the finer, high-class online retailers and includes remixes of the track by Starfucker and Yip Deceiver. The band also just dropped a video for that single, directed by Jason Miller of Eikon Productions, which you can check out at the Chocolate Grinder whenever you feel like you’re ready to see a mess of cannibalistic, necrophiliac barbarians! Which, you know, hey, maybe just isn’t today. That’s okay.

• of Montreal: http://www.ofmontreal.net
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com
• Joyful Noise: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com
• Eikon Productions: http://www.eikonic.com

RIP: Michael Been of The Call and father of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Been

From Ink Tank PR:

Michael Been, vocalist and guitarist of ’80s band The Call, and father of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Been, passed away today in Belgium, after suffering a heart attack backstage. Been was on tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, acting as their sound engineer. He was 60.

The Call erupted on the scene with a passionate sound and a strong political message, and earned numerous hits, including “The Walls Came Down,” “I Still Believe (Great Design)” and “Let the Day Begin,” which climbed to #1 on the Rock chart. Their fans included Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, and Bono, all contributing to albums, and Gabriel deeming them “the future of American music.”

Been was not only the father of Robert Been but a significant part of BRMC’s development. Often referenced as their fourth member, Been spent countless hours in the studio acting in many roles from mentor and guide, to helping the now internationally revered band capture their sound to tape. He acted as co-producer and engineer on numerous BRMC albums and was their loyal sound engineer for as many years.

• The Call: http://the-call-band.com

Mark McGuire (Emeralds, St. Louis Cardinals) preps Living With Yourself for Editions Mego

Mark McGuire has announced that he will finally be moving past his impressive (and sometimes controversial) legacy as one of baseball’s most productive batters and will be focusing on his second passion: music. The legendary player, who finished his career playing with the St. Louis Cardinals and hit 583 homers in a 15-year career, has announced that his debut album, Living With Yourself, will be released October 1 through Editions Mego.

Recorded in 2009, Living With Yourself features both electric and acoustic guitar-playing and is sure to show a side of the slugger that many fans never knew existed. The subject matter of the album “focus[es] on [McGuire’s] family, early friendships and the problems that inevitably develop through years of knowing someone.” The album is further described as “tak[ing] McGuire’s sound even further out, and contains some his most accomplished songs to date.” Hmm, I wonder if Mark’s friendship and rivalry with fellow home-run kings Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds will be addressed…

Oh, wait, what? This Mark McGuire is the musician and guitarist for Emeralds and not Mark McGwire the steroid-packed baseball player? THEN WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THIS ALBUM?

Living With Yourself tracklist:

01. The Vast Structure of Recollection
02. Around the Old Neighbourhood
03. Clouds Rolling In
04. Brain Storm (for Erin)
05. Two Different People
06. Moving Apart
07. Clear the Cobwebs
08. Brothers (for Matt)

• Mark McGuire: http://mcguiremusic.blogspot.com
• Editions Mego: http://www.editionsmego.com