Oh shit, All Tomorrow’s Parties are in Iceland? How the heck am I supposed to get over there by then?!?

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Hello news reader!

If you finish reading this sentence about the formal announcement of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland (June 28 - 29, 2013 in Keflavík, Iceland) and the early bird tickets that are on sale now, can you please remember to check back in with us on or around April 16, 2013 for the complete and most assuredly comedically-delivered lineup announcement?

Thanks. —Nobodaddy

P.S. – If you need to kill time from now until then, here’s the entirety of Brian Eno’s Thursday Afternoon. It’ll get you close.

• ATP Iceland: http://www.atpfestival.com/events/atpiceland.php

Autre Ne Veut to tour Europe, make love to you and you and you and you

What’s up, ladies of Europe? Here’s a bit of news for you: Autre Ne Veut will make love to you. He’s coming to your country, he’s coming to your city, he’s coming to play you some intense electro-pop, then he’s coming to make some intense love to you.

Then he’s going to feel overwhelmed and sit in the closet, thinking about his life. Ladies, this is a man who named his last album Anxiety (TMT Review). A lot of people have anxiety and that’s okay.

Because he’s going to make love to you again! Then probably the breakdown thing at some point. Between this cycle of making love and breaking down, he’ll play a string of dates in Europe throughout the month of April. Joining him on one of his London dates are Majical Cloudz, kindred souls in the field of emotionally intense electro-pop. They’ll probably talk about electro-pop and intensity and feelings and stuff. Then they might make love.

Autre Ne Veut dates:

04.16.13 - London, UK - Birthdays
04.17.13 - London, UK - Electrowerkz *
04.19.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Madame Moustache
04.20.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Nieuwe Anita
04.22.13 - Berlin, Germany - Naherholung Sternchen
04.23.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Rush
04.24.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Landet
04.25.13 - Oslo, Norway - Blåå
04.27.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Lolita @ Razzamatazz

* Majical Cloudz

• Autre Ne Veut: http://www.autreneveut.com
• Software: http://www.softwarelabel.net

Yeasayer embark on summer tour via bus or great ship

Years ago, I was reading from a book of wisdom. The wisdom, as a whole, was pretty good, but mostly non-applicable to my life. Someone was sure to get something of worth from the tidbit concerning turnips and their ability to induce fertility, it just wasn’t going to be me. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight? Red sky at night, I stay inside, because that is freaky as all hell. There was one bit of wisdom that stuck out to me, though. It spoke of the Brooklyn band Yeasayer, prophesizing that, once the calendar reached two-thousand-and-thirteen, they would travel America on a great ship.

Well, hate to break it to you, book of wisdom, but that’s hot garbage. Nobody travels by great ships anymore, you idiot! Well, I suppose it’s only half hot garbage. Though the great ship part is ridiculous, Yeasayer are touring America this summer, playing stuff from their last album on Secretly Canadian, Fragrant World (TMT Review). In fact, they’re even touring a little bit right now, in this decidedly non-summer time, for a few shows, including Coachella. After they’ve done those shows, they’ll stretch out for a month or so, before hitting the road again for a couple handfuls of summer dates. They will be traveling to those shows in a bus or a van or some other sort of transportation that’s not a great ship.

Yeasayer dates:

04.11.13 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
04.12.13 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
04.13.13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.20.13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
06.09.13 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
06.25.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
06.26.13 - Columbus, OH - Bluestone
06.27.13 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
06.28-29.13 - Kansas City, MO - Kanrocksas
06.27-30.13 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival
07.02.13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
07.03.13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland
07.05.13 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival

• Yeasayer: http://yeasayer.net
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

Scott Walker reissues first five solo albums, enters final stage of metamorphosis

The rare Scott Walker beetle (genus: Driftus, species: Epizootica) is among the most high profile, and certainly the most musical, of the wide array of holometabolous insects on God’s green earth. Though the early stages of the Driftus Epizootica’s life-cycle are often typified by a flurry of activity, both in the form of collaborative endeavors with ersatz family groups and solitary pursuits, they are perhaps most notable for the middle period of their development. This middle period usually manifests in the creation of a thick, mysterious cocoon, through which only intermittent emissions are observable. Most frequently this comes in the form of increasingly opaque albums released at relatively lengthy intervals, such as 2006’s The Drift and 2012’s Bish Bosch (TMT Review).

However, until now, the final stages of the Driftus Epizootica’s metamorphosis have not been observed by scientists. As a result, the recent discovery of a well-maintained late-stage Driftus Epizootica in the wild has lead to much tittering and back-slapping in the entomological community. These truly are exciting times! We have already observed a subtle up-tick in the release of albums (the mere six years between The Drift and Bish Bosch is almost half the amount of time between The Drift and its predecessor, Tilt), in addition to the entirely unexpected manifestation of what scientists are calling a “multimedia event.”

Now, fellow scientists The Quietus are reporting that Driftus Epizootica seems to be re-enacting its earliest stages of development by reissuing its first five releases, Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, and ‘Til the Band Comes In. Available June 3 via Universal, they seem to re-mastered from their original tapes and packaged both in CD and vinyl box sets. The vinyl box set will include an 11” print from Scott 2 and a 48-page booklet with an essay by Rob Young (author of No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker) as well as four archive interviews with the Epizootica specimen from NME and Melody Maker. The CD box set will contain a 16-page booklet by Rob Young, as well as photos and extensive liner notes. The magnificence of creation is surely on display here! Though no one can quite guess what’s next in the metamorphosis for Driftus Epizootica, scientists and laypeople alike are surely glued to their science machines for the next exciting development!

• Scott Walker (Driftus Epizootica): http://4ad.com/artists/scottwalker

Soundway Records putting out compilation of obscure East African recordings, Kenya Special; edutainment never sounded so good

Personally, I can never diversify my musical tastes enough. The more music I listen to, the more I become interested, and the more I consume. It’s a vicious cycle, to be honest. The music world feeds and feeds off that kind of obsession today; endless sampling, mashing together of genres, sounds, and instrumentation, all constantly drawing from the past to shape the future. What happens when we throw drone and folk in the same pot? What would result from smashing a dance cassette and a noise cassette and splicing them together (erm…maybe)?

Point being, the world of music is damn vast, confusing, and disorienting right now (in a beautiful way, really) and it’s only getting more so. Which is where things like Soundway Records’ Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s and ‘80s come into the picture. It’s one of those lovely (and thankfully increasingly prevalent) oversized collections of previously obscure oddities/treasures that’s tearing around the past and grabbing whatever it can to illuminate the present. Some of this stuff remains interestingly prescient too; check out the mix of dance rhythms and often frantic electric guitar work on the Benga tracks. Just goes to prove that genre-screwing was just as prevalent in the 70s. Makes one wonder what kind of rarities collections might have been released back then. Unearthing the past to fuel and possibly elucidate the present: always a damn good thing.

Kenya Special tracklist:

01. The Loi-Toki-Tok Band - Ware Wa
02. The Rift Valley Brothers - Mu Africa
03. Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys - Watoto Nyara
04. The Mombasa Vikings - Mama Matotoya
05. The Lulus Band - Ngwendeire Guita
06. Mbiri Young Stars - Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe
07. Gatanga Boys Band - Wendo Ti Mbia
08. Orchestre Vévé Star - Nitarudia
09. Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band - Sina Raha
10. DO 7 Band - H.O. Ongili
11. New Gatanga Sound - Thoni Na Caki
12. The Lulus Band - Nana
13. Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo - Ng’ong’a Wa Mwanjalo
14. Orchestre Baba National - Sweet Sweet Mbombo
15. Afro 70 - Cha-Umheja
16. Peter Tsotsi Juma & The Eagles Lupopo - Kajo Golo - Weka
17. The Lulus Band - Mutumia Muriu
18. Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo - See Serere
19. The Loi-Toki-Tok Band - Leta Ngoma
20. Orchestre Super Volcano - Mngeni Mali Yare Yore
21. The Rift Valley Brothers - Tiga Kurira
22. Kalambya Boys - Kivelenge
23. Huruma Boys Band - Teresia
24. Gatanga Boys Band - Keep Change Kairitu
25. The Famous Nyahururu Boys - Mwendwa
26. The Eagles Lupopo - Pelekani
27. Ndalani 77 Brothers - Nzaumi
28. Afro 70 - Afrousa (Move On)
29. Nairobi Matata Jazz - Tamba Tamba
30. Kiratu And His Group - Yanagiria Kayo
31. Afro 70 - Week End
32. The Mombasa Vikings - Kibe Kibe

• Soundway: http://www.soundwayrecords.com

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead tour Australia, play Source Tags and Codes, give the people what they want

The first rule of business is to give the people what they want. Maybe. As someone with very little money and even less sense of business, that may well not be the first rule of business. Logically, the first rule of business is probably “get money” or “don’t not get money.” Still, I feel like I was on to something with that whole “give the people what they want” thing. Take …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead for instance. They know what the people of Australia want: to see them. And they know how to give the people of Australia what they want: by going to Australia. The Austin/New York/HELL band will bring their prog/punk/HELL songs to the most continent-like of countries this May for a roughly handful of live dates.

That said, the giving people what they want does not end there. Those five dates will be very special ones indeed, as the band plans to play their 2002 album Source Tags and Codes in full. It would be a safe bet to say Source Tags is the group’s most beloved record, because Source Tags is the group’s most beloved record. Beyond just playing that classic album, Trail of Dead plan to enter a second part of each show by playing various highlights from the rest of their catalogue. So… they’re just going to play Source Tags and Codes again? I kid, I kid, Madonna’s pretty great, too.

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead dates:

05.22.13 - Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel
05.23.13 - Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
05.24.13 - Brisbane, Australia - Coniston Lane
05.25.13 - Perth, Australia - Rosemount Hotel

• …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: https://andyouwillknowusbythetrailofdead.bandpage.com