Antony, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Washed Out, Best Coast, many more make tracks for awe-some Fleetwood Mac tribute album

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From across many nations, generations, and genres they came, all united in a common love. Brave men and women grasp hands across the divide of arbitrary coolness to stand tall and say as one, “I don’t care if you don’t think they’re punk rock! Nor if my mom — and classic rock/adult contemporary stations with names like 88.1 The Fox or 98.4 The Bear or 102.5 The Honeybadger — love them! Fleetwood Mac wrote some of the greatest rock songs of the 1970s and I’m proud to say that I’m a Mac fan!” Because it’s hard out there sometimes for a Mac fan of a certain musical persuasion. Either the punk rock bartender at your usual waterin’ hole is shaking his head at you for picking “Rhiannon” on the jukebox, or you’re about to drown in pastel velour and middle-aged women in shitty capes at the Ren Fest. But my Rhiannon-loving friends, take heart! There’s a place for us now. And by “place” I mean indie-skewing Fleetwood Mac tribute compilation.

The songs of Buckingham, Nicks, McVie, and co. get a makeover on Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a new comp from Hear Music/Concord due August 14. Have you ever wondered what the Mac would sound like with Washed Out’s chillwave gloss? Under Lykke Li’s Scandinavian pop lens? With a Lee Ranaldo avant-garde twist? Under Best Coast’s sweet, lo-fi surgical knife? Well, respected film and TV music supervisor Randall Poster along with Gelya Robb (the team that put together last year’s Grammy-nominated Rave On Buddy Holly comp) have asked some of indie music’s leading names to take classic Fleetwood Mac tracks from the band’s entire 45-year career and give them a new spin. Poster, who has worked with Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Todd Haynes (and many many more!), describes how “the story of Fleetwood Mac has always intrigued me. And we’ve tried to tell that story through the arc of music we’ve recorded. Working with some of our favorite artists and performers, the magical musical legacy of Fleetwood Mac shows itself to be alive and well.” So there you have it, my fellow Fleetwood Mac fans. All your dreams of Bethany Cosentino crooning about Welsh witches are crystal visions no more. They’re real. So stand tall and stand proud and Just Tell Me That You Want Me.

Tracklisting:

01. Lee Ranaldo Band (ft. J Mascis) - “Albatross”
02. Antony - “Landslide”
03. Trixie Whitley - “Before the Beginning”
04. Billy Gibbons & Co. - “Oh Well”
05. Best Coast - “Rhiannon”
06. The New Pornographers - “Think About Me”
07. Marianne Faithfull - “Angel”
08. Lykke Li - “Silver Springs”
09. Karen Elson - “Gold Dust Woman”
10. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - “Storms”
11. Washed Out - “Straight Back”
12. Tame Impala - “That’s All For Everyone”
13. Craig Wedren (ft. St. Vincent) - “Sisters of the Moon”
14. The Kills - “Dreams”
15. Gardens & Villa - “Gypsy”
16. The Crystal Ark - “Tusk”
17. MGMT - “Future Games”

• Fleetwood Mac: http://www.fleetwoodmac.com
• Hear Music/Concord: http://www2.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/hear-music

The Fresh & Onlys are releasing an album and touring, and I’m jazzed, psyched, stoked, pumped, etc.

As if fans of garage rock weren’t already over the moon about all the recent announcements from Thee Oh Sees, now there’s something else to grin about: The Fresh & Onlys have a new album called Long Slow Dance coming out September 4 on Mexican Summer, they’ve just released the first single, and they’ve got an initial string of shows lined up. Christmas in June, amirite???

Produced by Phil Manley, who’s worked with the likes of Barn Owl, Moon Duo, Psychic Reality, and Wooden Shjips, Long Slow Dance will follow last year’s Secret Walls EP and 2010’s LP, Playing it Strange (TMT Review). Word on the street says the San Francisco group has incorporated some classical touches à la Ennio Morricone and that the album contains “a sprawling selection of stoner-anthems.” Rad.

Stream the first single, “Yes or No,” and check out the tourdates below to see if they’ll be paying your city a visit.

Yes or No tracklist:

A. Yes or No
B. Take Back the Night

Tourdates:

07.21.12 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol
08.05.12 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library
09.05.12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
09.06.12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
09.07.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
09.08.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
09.09.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium *
09.11.12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades *
09.13.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *#
09.14.12 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown *
09.15.12 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club *
09.16.12 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile *

* Terry Malts
# Grass Widow

• The Fresh & Onlys: http://thefreshandonlys.blogspot.com
• Mexican Summer: http://www.mexicansummer.com

Antony, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Washed Out, Best Coast, many more make tracks for awe-some Fleetwood Mac tribute album

From across many nations, generations, and genres they came, all united in a common love. Brave men and women grasp hands across the divide of arbitrary coolness to stand tall and say as one, “I don’t care if you don’t think they’re punk rock! Nor if my mom — and classic rock/adult contemporary stations with names like 88.1 The Fox or 98.4 The Bear or 102.5 The Honeybadger — love them! Fleetwood Mac wrote some of the greatest rock songs of the 1970s and I’m proud to say that I’m a Mac fan!” Because it’s hard out there sometimes for a Mac fan of a certain musical persuasion. Either the punk rock bartender at your usual waterin’ hole is shaking his head at you for picking “Rhiannon” on the jukebox, or you’re about to drown in pastel velour and middle-aged women in shitty capes at the Ren Fest. But my Rhiannon-loving friends, take heart! There’s a place for us now. And by “place” I mean indie-skewing Fleetwood Mac tribute compilation.

The songs of Buckingham, Nicks, McVie, and co. get a makeover on Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a new comp from Hear Music/Concord due August 14. Have you ever wondered what the Mac would sound like with Washed Out’s chillwave gloss? Under Lykke Li’s Scandinavian pop lens? With a Lee Ranaldo avant-garde twist? Under Best Coast’s sweet, lo-fi surgical knife? Well, respected film and TV music supervisor Randall Poster along with Gelya Robb (the team that put together last year’s Grammy-nominated Rave On Buddy Holly comp) have asked some of indie music’s leading names to take classic Fleetwood Mac tracks from the band’s entire 45-year career and give them a new spin. Poster, who has worked with Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Todd Haynes (and many many more!), describes how “the story of Fleetwood Mac has always intrigued me. And we’ve tried to tell that story through the arc of music we’ve recorded. Working with some of our favorite artists and performers, the magical musical legacy of Fleetwood Mac shows itself to be alive and well.” So there you have it, my fellow Fleetwood Mac fans. All your dreams of Bethany Cosentino crooning about Welsh witches are crystal visions no more. They’re real. So stand tall and stand proud and Just Tell Me That You Want Me.

Tracklisting:

01. Lee Ranaldo Band (ft. J Mascis) - “Albatross”
02. Antony - “Landslide”
03. Trixie Whitley - “Before the Beginning”
04. Billy Gibbons & Co. - “Oh Well”
05. Best Coast - “Rhiannon”
06. The New Pornographers - “Think About Me”
07. Marianne Faithfull - “Angel”
08. Lykke Li - “Silver Springs”
09. Karen Elson - “Gold Dust Woman”
10. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - “Storms”
11. Washed Out - “Straight Back”
12. Tame Impala - “That’s All For Everyone”
13. Craig Wedren (ft. St. Vincent) - “Sisters of the Moon”
14. The Kills - “Dreams”
15. Gardens & Villa - “Gypsy”
16. The Crystal Ark - “Tusk”
17. MGMT - “Future Games”

• Fleetwood Mac: http://www.fleetwoodmac.com
• Hear Music/Concord: http://www2.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/hear-music

K Records history chronicled in new book that is not titled The Evolution of Tape Hiss

So yeah, the new book isn’t called The Evolution of Tape Hiss, even though that is totally what I would call it. However, there is a new book, written by Mark Baumgarten, that documents the history of Olympia, Washington’s K Records.

Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music will be released by Sasquatch Books on July 10 and examines and elucidates on the history of K Records, which, if you don’t know, is a really cool, really influential record label that indie kids, nerds, lo-fi fanatics, art schoolers, and that cute girl in glasses that you always see at the record store totally love. It was co-founded by Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, is dedicated to “exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre,” and has released records by Beck, Modest Mouse, The Microphones, Mirah, Built To Spill, The Gossip, Shonen Knife, and, of course, Beat Happening.

The book itself features interviews with “many players from the 1980s and 1990s indie underground,” both those directly involved in K Records and those who watched as fans, and comes (digitally) packaged with its own soundtrack. The (digitally) included album is not a “best of” but rather a sonic document attempting to “capture the story and spirit of K Records with a broad range of musical styles,” and will be available for download on the author’s website from July 10 through July 17; see the tracklist below.

Love Rock Revolution tracklist:

01. Beat Happening - “Foggy Eyes”
02. The Beakers - “Red Towel”
03. The Few - “Rollin’ Like the Tide”
04. Mecca Normal - “Smile Baby”
05. Beat Happening - “The This Many Boyfriends Club”
06. Some Velvet Sidewalk - “Loch Ness”
07. Girl Trouble - “Bring on the Dancing Girls”
08. Heavenly - “Starshy”
09. Rose Melberg - “My Day”
10. KARP - “Connect 5”
11. Tree People - “GRE”
12. Halo Benders - “Don’t Touch my Bikini”
13. Lois [ft. Dub Narcotic Sound System] - “Ship to Shore”
14. Black Anger - “NON- Fiction”
15. D+ - “Don’t Worry About Me”
16. The Microphones - “The Glow Pt 2”
17. IQU - “Yopparai”
18. Old Time Relijun - “Cold Water”
19. Calvin Johnson - “What Was Me”
20. Mirah - “The Garden”
21. LAKE - “Roger Miller”

• K: http://krecs.com
• Mark Baumgarten: http://markbaumgarten.typepad.com
• Sasquatch Books: http://www.sasquatchbooks.com

Bob Dylan’s recent announcement of North American tourdates was pure poetry, man.

Hey, I guess Bob Dylan will probably show up at the following places this year to do whatever he feels like:

06.30.12 - Tonbridge, UK - Hop Farm Music Festival
07.02.12 - Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle Spandau
07.03.12 - Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
07.04.12 - Bonn, Germany - KunstRasen Bonn.Gronau
07.06.12 - Bad Mergentheim, Germany - Lieder im Schloß
07.07.12 - Salzburg, Austria - Salzburg Arena
07.08.12 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.11.12 - Bilbao, Spain - Explanada del Museo Guggenheim
07.13.12 - Benicàssim, Spain - Benicàssim Festival
07.14.12 - Cap Roig, Spain - Cap Roig Festival
07.15.12 - Nîmes, France - Festival de Nîmes
07.16.12 - Barolo, Italy - Collisioni
07.18.12 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourvière . Lyon
07.20.12 - Bayonne, France - Arènes de Bayonne
07.22.12 - Carhaix, France - Festival Vieilles Charrues
07.29-30.12 - Kent, UK - Hop Farm Fest
08.10.12 - Lloydminster, AB - Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds
08.11.12 - Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre
08.12.12 - Cranbrook, BC - RecPlex
08.14.12 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
08.15.12 - Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
08.17.12 - Rapid City, SD - Barnett Arena
08.18.12 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Arena
08.19.12 - Fargo, ND - Civic Auditorium
08.21.12 - Rochester, MN - Taylor Arena
08.24.12 - Fort Wayne, IN - Parkview Field
08.25.12 - Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park
08.28.12 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
08.29.12 - Johnstown, PA - Cambria County War Memorial
09.01.12 - Big Flats, NY - Tag’s Summer Stage

• Bob Dylan: http://www.bobdylan.com
• Columbia: http://www.columbiarecords.com

Cat Power announced a new album yesterday, but we didn’t really rush to report it because, you know, unicorns

So, the staff at TMT were just chilling out, tapping away on the Floating Platform, our HQ graciously given to us by Mission of Burma a year or two ago. We had been searching for the Lost City of Columbia for the past few months to find a new power source. This is because, after the loss of Jeph Jacques’ ability to tell actual jokes and/or punchlines, finding enough snark to power the engines to keep the ship afloat in the clouds has been a difficult task, even with our combined sauciness. You may note this in some of our articles. While punching out stuff and wondering what corrupted Amanda Palmer, the New Release Klaxon went off, Priority Two (Priority One is dedicated to DJ Rashad, Julia Holter, The KLF, and The Music Tapes only). Apparently, Chan Marshall a.k.a. Cat Power has a new album, Sun on the way, due September 4 on Matador. I was given the task to tap out a piece.

For about 10 minutes, I thought about what angle to take, tossing up between discussing the last performance I saw her (MFA, Boston, 2006), or the really bizarre point-blank question a roommate once asked me about Chan’s popularity among lesbians. Just when I came to a decision, I hear a sudden cry of “Land ho!” To which Caroline Rayner responded, “We’re in the frickin’ sky! Did we crash again?” Yet there it was, an island in the sky, filled with lovely flora and fauna. And waterfalls.

While ruminating about, preparing some form of bridge or dock to land on the island, I decided to listen to the new track associated with Sun, “Ruin.” It’s very… Cat Powery, with a twinge of loops. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It really depends on how you feel about Cat Power, who built her own studio in Malibu for this album. I was about to take a second listen, when somebody (who I later found out to be Nobodaddy) screamed “UNICORNS!” Everybody rushed out to meet the mythical beasts, which for some reason I couldn’t see. We would spend the rest of the day on the island, halting our work and enjoying some shore leave. I witnessed our writers floating around, but no unicorns. We even secured a new temporary power source that may aid in our search for something more permanent (John Crowell explained it was the horn of a dead elder unicorn, which was platinum. I just nodded and walked away).

This morning, I was looking at my ancient word processing device, and realized I forgot about the article. This is the result. Of course, I should mention that, while the shore leave was great, I couldn’t understand the deal with the unicorns. Later, I asked Ben Pearson, “Do you see them?”

“The ducks?”

“You always see the ducks,” I said. “I mean the unicorns.”

“Nope.”

“Neither do I, Ben. I wonder why.”

Sun tracklisting:

01.Cherokee
02. Sun
03. Ruin
04. 3,6,9
05. Always On My Own
06. Real Life
07. Human Being
08. Manhattan
09. Silent Machine
10. Nothin But Time
11. Peace and Love

• Cat Power: http://www.catpowermusic.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com