Archers of Loaf make (potentially) triumphant return with US tour! Sound the trumpets!

Archers of Loaf make (potentially) triumphant return with US tour! Sound the trumpets!

Sing it with me! All I ever wanted/ all I ever wanted/ all I ever wanted was to be your spine! Archers of Loaf, indie rock legends and creators of the greatest song of the 1990s as decreed by me and perhaps only me, have returned as a touring entity. While they made a surprise appearance this past January by opening a show by fellow North Carolinians The Love Language, they now have a full tour planned for later in the year.

Unlike many reunited acts, Archers of Loaf aren’t popping in for a quick couple of dates and then bouncing out. No sir, this tour actually manages to hit pretty much every major region of the United States. Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, they’re all in luck! Locations outside of the US, well, they’re in less luck, but hopefully this reunion lasts long enough for the band to schedule some international dates. While we’re at it, let’s also pray to the gods of indie rock for an Archers of Loaf + Dismemberment Plan power tour.

Archers of Loaf reunion dates:

05.21.11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
05.27.11 - Gorge, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06.03.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
06.04.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
06.11.11 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
06.12.11 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
06.25.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06.26.11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
07.08.11 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
07.09.11 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
07.22.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
07.23.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08.05.11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
08.06.11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
08.19.11 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle
09.02.11 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09.03.11 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

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Pandora caught red-handed sending personal user info to advertisers; masturbation joke ahead

Mom (knocking): What are you doing in that bathroom?
Pandora: Leave me alone. I’m, uh… I’m just sorting through people’s musical preferences.
Mom: You better not being sending out people’s personal information in there. Don’t think I don’t know about those advertisers you keep under your bed!

If you don’t have a smart phone, then you are probably a) ostracized by society and b) unaware of the Pandora radio app that allows users to create their own stations based on their musical preferences, which then leads to other tracks being recommended by related artists. To use the app, users must submit their age and gender information.

According to Hypebot, Veracode — an application security company based out of Burlington, MA — opened Pandora’s box recently when they decided to look into the program’s inner workings following the revelation in an initial public offering (IPO) filing that a grand jury was investigating smart phone apps like Pandora.

The team at Veracode is responsible for analyzing programs such as Pandora to search for security flaws. Veracode discovered that Pandora’s iPhone and Android apps have been transmitting user age, location, gender, and other unique identifiers to advertisers. The names of the advertisers who received this information have not yet been given. However, we now know that advertisers not only know that you created a Rebecca Black station, but they can envision precisely where you were when you created it.

Pinback announce new tourdates and Record Store Day 7-inch (as in vinyl, not sub sandwich)

Another day, another release announced for Record Store Day. If Pinback really knew what was up, they would ditch Record Store Day for 8-Track Day, which is presented by the same folks that brought us LaserDisc Day last year. Who needs gigantic records, like the limited-edition 7-inch Information Retrieved pt. A that Pinback are releasing through Temporary Residence Ltd. for Record Store Day, when you can carry around one of these nifty devices in your super-cool fannypack? Hey, if people can buy records and pretend it’s still 1969, I can wear my fannypack with pride and pretend it’s still 1983. Perhaps Pinback will hop aboard the 80s bandwagon too when they hit the road this spring. Check out the dates after the strange promo video.

Information Retrieved pt. A tracklisting:

A. Sherman
B. Thee Srum Proggitt

On tour:

04.20.11 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
04.21.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
04.22.11 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
04.23.11 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
04.24.11 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
04.26.11 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
04.27.11 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
04.28.11 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
04.29.11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
04.30.11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Starlight Ballroom
05.01.11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
05.02.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
05.04.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
05.05.11 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea’s Cafe
05.06.11 - Dallas, TX - Loft @ Palladium Ballroom
05.07.11 - Austin, TX - Emo’s Alternative
05.09.11 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
05.10.11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
05.11.11 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s 365 Club
05.12.11 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew
05.13.11 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

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The Avalanches, Spiritualized, Sonny Rollins, Odd Future, and more head down under for Australia’s Vivid Live; put another bad joke on the barbie!

The Avalanches, Sonny Rollins, Odd Future, Chris Cunningham, Cut Copy, Bat for Lashes, and others have all been announced as part of the lineup for Sydney, Australia’s Vivid Live, a series of concerts that will all take place at Sydney’s fan-favorite Opera House. The music festival is part of Sydney’s annual Vivid Sydney (May 27 - June 13), an annual “festival of light, music, and ideas” that “celebrates the city as a leader in the field of the creative and cultural industries both nationally and throughout the region.”

However, most of the artists involved in the concert series are mostly looking forward to the chance to repeatedly tell native Australians: “That’s not a knife; now this, this is a knife,” before brandishing a large hunting knife, to the astonishment of onlookers. Band members are generally elated to make this, and many other tired, old, unfunny jokes because let’s face it, it’s what most people know about Australia; expect plenty of jokes about vegemite and Mad Max.

This year the music festival is curated by Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic, founder of the hugely successful Sydney-based record label Modular. The complete lineup is as follows: Bat for Lashes, Sonny Rollins, Spiritualized, Chris Cunningham, Yo Gabba Gabba (?), Cut Copy, Tame Impala, Architecture in Helsinki, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, OFWGKTA, Wu Lyf, Azari & III, The Crystal Ark, The Avalanches (DJ set), 2ManyDJs, Lucky Dragons, Dom, Bag Raiders, Sneaky Sundays, Daniele Baldelli,Canyons, Horse Meat Disco, Superbien, Mad Racket, The Swiss, Tom Kuntz, Beni, Van She, Flight Facilities, Club Kooky, Softwar, Bamboo Musik, and Changes. If you don’t believe me, check out the video below.

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Jay Reatard’s 1998 debut Teenage Hate to be reissued with bonus tracks and remastered hatred

The late, great Jay Reatard’s first album (with The Reatards) is getting the deluxe reissue treatment. It’s called Teenage Hate and come May 31, Goner Records will release the double album as a compact disc as well as a limited-edition clear vinyl set. Teenage Hate was originally released by teenage Jay back in 1998 with 18 tracks, but this fancy new version will more than double that number with the addition of early tracks like “Fuck Elvis Here’s The Reatards” that were previously available only on cassette. Not only that, you can find tracks featuring Greg Cartwright from The Oblivians and the Reigning Sound! You can find covers of Fear, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, and The Dead Boys! And so much more!

If you’re a Jay Reatard fan, deluxe Teenage Hate is like 39 chests of buried treasure. In an early review, soon-to-be fan Dave Dunlap called Mr. Reatard “a real ‘Little Lord Punkleroy.’” Heh. However, Dunlap designated the pubescent garage rocker as “easily the most blistering pizzunk to dribble down the leg of the raspy whore that is the ‘Memphis scene’ in a long while.” Teenage Hate is where it all began, people. As a wise Black Eyed Pea once put it, “Let’s get it started in here.”

Teenage Hate tracklisting:

01. I’m So Gone
02. Stacye
03. I Love Living
04. When I Get Mad
05. C’Mon Over
06. Out of My Head, into My Bed
07. You Fucked Up My Dreams
08. It Ain’t Me
09. Down in Flames
10. I Gotta Rock n Roll
11. Memphis Blues
12. Quite All Right
13. Fashion Victim
14. Old News Baby
15. Not Good Enough for You
16. Ollie V.
17. Not Your Man
18. I Can Live without You
19. Black September
20. Chuck Taylors All Stars Blues
21. I Lie To
22. Memphis Blues
23. On the Go
24. Give It to Me
25. Carot Belly Bunny Blues
26. You Build Me Up Just to Bust Me Back Down
27. Your the One
28. When I Get Mad
29. Get the Fuck Outta My Home
30. You Build Me Up Just to Bust Me Back Down
31. You Ain’t No Fun No Mo
32. I Lie To
33. Give It to Me
34. C’Mon Over
35. Not Your Man
36. Your Old News Baby
37. Crazy Man
38. Action Woman
39. I’m Down

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Dead Meadow to release their Peel Sessions while John Peel is still dead

Good news today for fans of Dead Meadow and those types of people who collect Peel Sessions like baseball cards, as Dead Meadow have announced that they will be releasing the sessions they did for John Peel on May 10 via Xemu Recordings.

Recorded in 2000, the six-song sessions were the first Peel Sessions that legendary DJ John Peel allowed to be recorded outside of the UK. “At the time we had no money and no tour to head to the UK but John Peel really wanted us on his show,” explains bassist Steven Kille. “He allowed us to record locally and since we were all good friends with Fugazi while living in DC we tracked the songs on reel-to-reel tape at their practice space in Arlington, VA.” Besides the six songs recorded for Peel, the CD will also include acoustic versions of “White Worm” and “Golden Cloud,” which were recorded at the same time but in seperate sessions.

In continuing sad news, John Peel remains dead while pop music slowly decays from within and great bands die due to lack of exposure.

Peel Sessions tracklist:

01. Dusty Nothing
02. Good Moanin’
03. The Boot
04. Indian Bones
05. Drifting Down Streams
06. Breeze Always Blows
07. White Worm
08. Golden Cloud

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