Arcade Fire toiling away at new album for late 2013 release; massive pipe organ to take lead vocals

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Woe is the Arcade Fire superfan! The past two years since the release of the band’s critically-acclaimed The Suburbs have been a barren, winter wasteland with but a few singles and tracks from The Hunger Games soundtrack to tide them over in lieu of a new studio album. But wipe your brows, my downtrodden friends, and thirst no more, for the wait is… ALMOST over, kinda.

For, in an interview with Ottawa radio station CKCU on Thursday, drummer Jeremy Gara revealed that the band is toiling deep within the depths of a subterranean studio to bring you your precious new studio album. They’ve got like, starving hobbits down there making guitars out of gold and shit, just so you people get your new album, and just so it rules. But just as in all stories of magic and hobbits, there’s a catch: the album won’t be ready until late 2013.

As Gara explains, the band works at their own pace, without pressure from crazy managers and bloodthirsty record execs. (Also the roof collapsed on their old studio, so they had to move to a new space.) Gara says, “We took a couple months off and we’ve been writing songs. Now we’re in the studio pretty much full time just doing what we do. And we kind of shut the door. We haven’t really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven’t done photos or interviews or anything. We’re just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together.”

• Arcade Fire: http://www.arcadefire.com

Peaking Lights get spelling lessons from Prince for Lucifer in Dub remix album

Do you remember the Peaking Lights album Lucifer (TMT Review) from a few months back? Did you listen to it and think, “I wonder what a dub edit of this album would sound like?” Well, if you did, I have some good news for you. Lucifer in Dub is due out December 11, via Mexican Summer.

The collection features six tracks assembled and remixed from pieces of Lucifer arranged personally by the band’s own Aaron Coyes. Check out “My Heart Dubs 4 U” below to C what the rest of the album will B like:

Lucifer in Dub tracklist:

01. Cosmic Dub
02. My Heart Dubs 4 U
03. Beautiful Dub
04. Live Dub
05. Dub Low Dub High
06. Midnight Dub

• Peaking Lights: http://peakinglights.com
• Mexican Summer: http://www.mexicansummer.com

RIP: Terry Callier, folk/soul/jazz guitarist

From Stereogum:

Influential folk-soul singer Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67.

Like England’s Nick Drake, the Chicago-based Callier was largely overlooked for much of his artistic prime; between 1968 and 1979, he released a handful of excellent and essential albums that blended jazz, folk, soul, and pop, including his debut, The New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier, 1972′s Occasional Rain, ’73′s What Color Is Love, and ’74′s I Just Can’t Help Myself (all of which would appeal to fans of Nick Drake’s music, too). […]

• Terry Callier: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Terry-Callier-Official/139187759490418

Norbert Möslang will release indoor_outdoor on December 10 via Ideologic Organ

Maybe I just haven’t Googled enough, but I can’t seem to piece together a coherent history of Norbert Möslang’s work. I know he played in the free jazz group Voice Crack from 1972 to 2002 and that they experimented with “everyday cracked-electronics.” I know that he’s releasing an LP called indoor_outdoor on December 10 via Ideologic Organ and that the record consists of just two tracks that are each nearly 20 minutes long.

I wish I had a cool video to show you or a couple of relevant anecdotes to tell you. Since I don’t, I’ll make a collage for you. A collage from the press release:

things sounding:
deep electric-rain-forest,
micro-vibrations,
underwater,
glass windows,
quiet art museum,

(this does not mean to be earnest)

indoor_outdoor tracklist:

01. indoor_outdoor
02. hot_cold_shield

• Norbert Möslang: http://homepage.hispeed.ch/bots
• Ideologic Organ: http://editionsmego.com/releases/ideologic-organ

Jeff Mangum, Lee Ranaldo, and Guy Picciotto among those set to perform at Occupy Wall Street-affiliated telethon

Everyone in the New York City area, quick! Grab your pots and pans, it’s… a city-wide cook-off? No! It’s an Occupy Wall Street event, and on second thought, it’s probably best that you leave the cookware at home, for fear of angering a wild Mangum — Jeff Mangum, that is.

On November 15, Jeff Mangum will headline, at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, “The People’s Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99%,” an event promoted by Strike Debt as the beginning of its Rolling Jubilee project, according to Flavorpill. Strike Debt, according to its website, is an organization that “seeks to abolish debt and reconstruct a just society where our debts and bonds are to one another and not the 1%.” Similarly, all proceeds from Rolling Jubilee “will go directly to buying people’s debt and canceling it,” and the goal of the particular event on November 15 is to raise $50,000 for that cause (according to Pitchfork).

Even better, Mangum won’t be the only musician performing for the sake of this less prominent, but not forgotten movement. Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo will all be performing as well, in addition to activist comedians Jeneane Garofalo, The Yes Men, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, and more. Tickets for the show go on sale November 2 at 10 AM on Le Poisson Rouge’s website. For those unable to physically attend, it will also be streamed live on rollingjubilee.org, from which, according to Spin, Strike Debt will also be taking donations.

You’re totally twinkling right now, aren’t you?

• Strike Debt: http://strikedebt.org
• Rolling Jubilee: http://rollingjubilee.org

Boris announces tour, split 7-inch with Asobi Seksu

Holiday shopping season is just over the horizon, so it’s time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family. Like most everything in life, the search for a single gift that’s just right for everyone is incredibly elusive (where are Oprah’s Favorite Things when you need them?). Well, let TMT clue you into the must-have gift of the 2012 season: an exclusive split 7-inch from Boris and Asobi Seksu. Just think of the joy on your grandmother’s face when she opens her package from you to find that gleaming disk of pressed vinyl emblazoned with the names of a Japanese noise trio and a Japanese-named shoegaze band! It may be the highlight of her year. Same goes for all those other folks lucky enough to be granted a gift from you this year. You’re awesome.

The split record will be out via Sargent House on Black Friday (November 23) as part of a Record Store Day promotion and will feature Boris doing an Asobi Seksu cover, with the reverse happening on the flipside, so plan on getting in line as early as possible to secure your copies. If your local record store opens at noon, you probably want to aim to arrive around 2:00 AM the night prior (pro tip). Come prepared, but not armed.

To bring even more yuletide cheer into your life, Boris will be touring through jolly old England and other swathes of Western Europe in December, including stops at Camber Sands’ ATP and the State-X New Forms Festival in the Netherlands. Full tourdates and 7-inch details below.

Asobi Seksu x Boris tracklist:

01. Farewell (Asobi Seksu)
02. Neu Years (Boris)

Tourdates:

12.04.12 - Brighton, UK - Coalition
12.05.12 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill
12.06.12 - London, UK - Scala
12.07.12 - Rye, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties, Camber Sands
12.08.12 - Leeds, UK - Brudnell Social Club
12.11.12 - Cork, Ireland - Cyprus Avenue
12.12.12 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
12.13.12 - Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow Warehouse
12.14.12 - Hasselt, Belgium - Kunstencentrum Belgie
12.15.12 - The Hague, Netherlands - The Hague - State-X New Forms Festival
12.16.12 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Jubez
12.17.12 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
12.18.12 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk e.V.
12.19.12 - Dresden, Germany - Beatpol

• Boris: http://www.inoxia-rec.com/boris
• Asobi Seksu: http://www.asobiseksu.com
• Sargent House: http://sargenthouse.com
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com

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