Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa announces tour, shares video, demonstrates scientific principle

Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa announces tour, shares video, demonstrates scientific principle

Let’s get this out of the way: I’m no scientist. If I was a scientist, do you think I’d be writing about music on the internet? Of course not. I’d be telling my science buddies about music in person while we invented time machines or whatever. As it stands, I was an English major, and I have neither real scientific skills nor any buddies to speak of. Even so, I’ve heard a segment or two of the popular program Radiolab, so I feel pretty confident talking about most science-y subjects. For example, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, which is basically the principle that states “when you look at something too closely, it gets harder to understand.”

Take it from me when I say that Arrington de Dionyso’s (everyone’s favorite purveyor of throat singing and throat singing accessories) upcoming tour with his band Malaikat dan Singa is basically all the confirmation you need that the uncertainty principle is, you know, a thing. I mean just look at it! A huge chunk of those dates are TBA!! One of them just lists “Ohio” as the location! THAT’S A WHOLE STATE! Ladies and gentleman, it does not get much more uncertain than that. Science confirmed. I mean, I guess it could get a little more uncertain. Maybe if he just listed “Earth” as the location for all of them, but Arrington knows how to walk a line, he knows that would’ve been too uncertain.

Confirmation of scientific principles aside, this is an extensive tour, and one that does not suffer from the all-too-common plight of “not coming anywhere near my house” (give it a gander, I’ll bet you a bitcoin and a half that it comes close to your house too). The tour is in support of de Dionyso’s upcoming release with Malaikat dan Singa Open the Crown. If it’s anything like 2011’s Suara Naga (TMT Review), its combo of jagged rhythms, skronky clarinet, and throat singing will punch right through any of your lingering uncertainty and make you dance like no one but de Dionyso himself is watching. Open the Crown is out April 30, and you can pre-order it right now from K Records. Until then, check out the video for “I Create in the Broken System” off the album below:


04.05.13 - Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern @
04.06.13 - Portland, OR - Cherry Sprout Produce #
04.07.13 - Ashland, OR - 221 Oak
04.08.13 - Hayfork, CA - Northern Delights Cafe
04.09.13 - Arcata, CA - Mexnwow (house show)
04.10.13 - Sacramento, CA - The Press Club
04.11.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Knock Out $
04.12.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
04.13.13 - San Diego, CA - The Void
04.14.13 - Irvine, CA - TBA, UC Irvine
04.15.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Lot 1
04.16.13 - TBA
04.17.13 - Tucson, AZ - La Cocina %
04.18.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace w/James Fella and Barren Nieces
04.19.13 - Prescott, AZ - Yoga Shala (Early solo throat singing show)
04.19.13 - Prescott, AZ - 846 Middlebrook Road
04.20.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Synchro Studio
04.21.13 - Taos, NM - Mesa Brewing Company ^
04.22.13 - TBA
04.23.13 - TBA
04.24.13 - TBA
04.25.13 - Austin, TX - Las Cruxes Gallery
04.26.13 - Austin TX - Museum of Human Achievement
04.27.13 - Norman, OK - Ampy Shanty
04.28.13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Coochie House
04.29.13 - Kansas City, MO - Mini Bar &
05.01.13 - Saint Louis, MO - Blank Space
05.02.13 - Bloomington, IN - Root Cellar Lounge
05.03.13 - Cincinnati, OH - Comet Bar
05.04.13 - Chicago, IL - The Burlington *
05.05.13 - Kalamazoo, MI - Louie’s Trophy House Grill
05.06.13 - Ann Arbor, MI - Elks Lodge !!
05.07.13 - Detroit, MI - Trinospheres
05.08.13 - London, Ontario - Art Show
05.09.13 - London, Ontario - TBA
05.10.13 - Ottawa, Ontario - Pressed 750 Gladstone
05.11.13 - TBA
05.12.13 - Quebec City, Quebec - Bar-Coop L’Agitée
05.13.13 - Montreal, Quebec QC - Casa del Popolo
05.14.13 - TBA
05.15.13 - Toronto, Ontario - Double Double
05.16.13 - Buffalo NY - The Vault
05.17.13 - Lowell, MA - 119 Gallery
05.18.13 - Brooklyn, NY - The Silent Barn
05.19.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Studio 1026@@
05.20.13 - Pawtucket, RI - Machines With Magnets@@
05.21.13 - Boston MA - Cambridge Elks Lodge@@
05.22.13 - New York City - TBA@@
05.23.13 - Manhattan, NY - Cake Shop ##
05.24.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Secret Project Robot $$
05.25.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
05.26.13 - OH - TBA
05.27.13 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s %%
05.28.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarter’s Rock and Roll Palace
05.29.13 - Madison, WI - Dragonfly Lounge ^^
05.30.13 - Minneapolis MN - Kitty Cat Club
05.31.13 - Omaha NE - TBA
06.01.13 - Denver, CO - Deer Pile
06.02.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
06.03.13 - Boise, ID - TBA
06.04.13 - Portland, OR - Record Room
06.07.13 - Tacoma, WA - House Show &&
06.08.13 - Seattle, WA - Heartland **

@ Yada Yada Blues Band and Briana Marela
# Million Brazilians, Jason Traeger, Girls in Trouble
$ Sweatlodge
% Ohioan
^ Art of Flying
& Aurograph
* Hotegaia, The Sundance Kids
!! Black Pus
@@ Chain and the Gang, Calvin Johnson
## Daniel Higgs, PC Worship
$$ Greg Saunier’s Aye Aye Rabbit
%% Mako Sika
^^ Spires that in the Sunset Rise
&& MTNS, DJ Urine
** MTNS, Geist & The Sacred Ensemble, DJ Urine

• Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa:
• K:

Sun Araw’s European vacation: more guitars, less Chevy Chase (sadly)

You know, our own James Parker was right in his review of Sun Araw’s most recent effort The Inner Treaty (TMT review). Sun Araw do sort of lend themselves to verbose, ostentatious descriptions. That being said, the purveyors of languid, interstellar-island-psych jams (see? I know some words!) better known as Sun Araw are taking the show overseas to peddle the aforementioned jams to the Old World.

Hot off an appearance at Unisex Earplug, TMT’s first (unofficial) South by Southwest showcase, and collaborating on an art installation (I’m assuming this was a real story, I don’t really trust anything published on the internet on April 1, regardless of the source), Cameron Stallones is packing up his pedals, synths, and shit for Europe. The tour hits up a lot of those tiny countries I can’t find on a map — my sincerest apologies to our Latvian readers — so I did get a nice little geography lesson while writing this piece. It wraps up in Berlin at a venue called West Germany and I know just enough about history and geography to be confused by the venue’s name. The American public school system didn’t completely fail me in that regard, teaching me that the Berlin Wall fell in my lifetime.

Part-time Sun Araw member and fellow ambient dude (okay, I ran out of words) Deep Magic a.k.a. Alex Gray (a.k.a. DJ/PURPLE/IMAGE) will be joining Sun Araw on a bunch of the dates. A new Deep Magic album, titled Reflections of Most Forgotten Love, will be out on Preservation. It should be noted that Dracula Lewis, Love Cult and Diva + Matthewdavid are also making appearances on the tour.

The dates are as follows:

04.05.13 - Moscow, Russia - Artplay *
04.06.13 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Zoccolo *%
04.09.13 - Tallinn, Estonia - Kino Sõprus
04.10.13 - Valmiera, Latvia - Kafērīga
04.12.13 - Lisbon, Portugal - ZDB @
04.13.13 - Lisbon, Portugal - venue TBA
04.15.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ *
04.16.13 - Belgium, Brussels - Les Ateliers Claus
04.18.13 - London, UK - Corsica Studios *
04.19.13 - Bologna, Italy - Bologna Live Arts Week Festival
04.20.13 - Madrid, Spain - Electronica En Abril
04.21.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Upload
04.23.13 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Bourg *
04.24.13 - Milan, Italy - Spazio Concept #
04.25.13 - Turin, Italy - Spazio 211 #
04.26.13 - Padua, Italy - Pulse #
04.27.13 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska #
04.29.13 - Rome, Italy - Dal Verme #
04.30.13 - Naples, Italy - venue TBA #
05.03.13 - Berlin, Germany - West Germany *

* Deep Magic
# Dracula Lewis
% Love Cult
@ Diva + Matthewdavid

• Sun Araw:

Light in The Attic to reissue Public Image Ltd’s First Issue, do a pretty good job of actually making a re-release interesting

Whenever I hear about an album being reissued, my first question is always “why should I buy that?” Even if it’s an album I love and it’s been remastered, I’m always hesitant. Only when I feel like my experience or understanding of the album can be enhanced do I indulge in one of the endless string of reissues that get brought out every month.

Well it seems like Light in the Attic is trying to grab the attention of discerning music buyers such as myself with their reissue of Public Image Ltd’s album First Issue. They’ve reproduced the original LP sleeve and included extras like a poster, news clipping, and stickers. A little more bang for your buck. Tack on that this is the first time this album has been properly released in the US and it sounds quite nearly like the perfect storm. The LP and 2CD editions are both up for preorder on Light in the Attic’s site, so they can be delivered straight to your doorstep upon June 18 release.

First Issue tracklisting:

01. Theme
02. Religion I
03. Religion II
04. Annalisa
05. Public Image
06. Low Life
07. Attack
08. Fodderstompf

• Public Image Ltd:
• Light in the Attic:

Robedoor releasing new album Primal Sphere on Hands in the Dark, attempting an apocalypse do-over

In a perverted, masochistic way, I enjoyed the sense of possibly-impending doom the supposed apocalypse brought to 2012. Somehow, even if I never really believed such a thing could or would occur, the pall of probably-not-but-what-if decimation felt novel bordering on epic. Brushing up against a sci-fi nightmare/dream brought a weight to things, for those of us disconnected enough from reality and with overactive imaginations.

The members of Robedoor seem to be similar overly-imaginative, end-of-the-world romantics. Their upcoming album Primal Sphere absolutely drips gritty SF; just check out the tracklisting. To me at least, the name of each track seems like a little snippet of a doomed world. There is also something poetic about being a year late to the cataclysm party, and I’m sure this has not escaped them. If I was a paranoid man I would say Hands in the Dark is, by releasing this album on May 14, attempting to start that catastrophe-clock again. This could just be wishful thinking on my part, though; the naïve part of me wants to live my sci-fi fantasy and Primal Sphere could be the perfect soundtrack.

Primal Sphere tracklisting:

01. Stagnant Venom
02. Blasted Orb
03. Flannel Shroud
04. Concrete Brother

• Robedoor:
• Hands in the Dark:

Black Francis is going on tour this spring to promote the comparative utility of future Pixies tours

Dear TMT Newswriters of the future:

If you’re reading this, then I am dead… tired of writing for this shit magazine. Congratulations on your overworked, underpaid, overlooked, under-appreciated position as an official journeyman TMT newswriter. Before I left, Mr P made me promise that I’d create a small list of pointers for future writers here, and even though I told him to go stick it, I’m such a goddamn font of productivity that I couldn’t help but think of a few, so I figured I’d jot them down for you. Good luck, suckers.

1) If you discover that an artist whom you’ve started writing about has tourdates listed that are not already formatted in the usual TMT way, don’t write that story. But don’t un-reserve it either. No one else will want it.

2) The editors “say” they want you to embed stuff rather than use gratuitous links that carry readers away from the TMT website, but that rule never applies to that Dave Grohl “Fresh Pots” video because every music fan always needs to see that right away.

3) Just leave Jeff Tweedy alone.

4) While it’s always funny and appropriate to make up fake nicknames for venerable Pixies frontman Frank “Black ‘Prankie Blackstar’ Francis” Black, it’s important to remember that that dude is huge and scary, and that he does tour the US every once in a while in support of some such frustratingly un-Pixies project or another. And He will not hesitate to totally find you and eat your fingers. If you don’t believe me, just ask my speech-to-text assistant program about the last time I jerk-off sleeping at the yuppie’s summer pudding, knishes?

Black Francis tourdates:

04.26.13 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge ^
04.27.13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair ^
05.02.13 - Harrisonburg, VA - Clementine Cafe *
05.03.13 - Chattanooga, TN - Rhythm & Brews *
05.04.13 - Jackson, MS - Martin’s *
05.05.13 - New Orleans - The Mint *
05.07.13 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall *
05.08.13 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly’s *
05.10.13 - Greenville, SC - The Handlebar *
05.11.13 - Charlotte, NC - Visualite Theater *
05.12.13 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Jewish Mother *
05.13.13 - Washington DC - The Birchmere *
05.14.13 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar *

^ Dennis Crommett
* Reid Paley

• Black Francis:

Mount Kimbie announce new LP Cold Spring Fault Less Youth on Warp, appeal to feral animals with new single “Made To Stray”

Whether you couldn’t help but stare hypnotically at the gigantic ass on the front cover, or you were left completely awe-struck by the album’s evolutionary take on the dubstep (non-brostep) genre, 2010’s Crooks and Lovers (TMT Review) from British duo Mount Kimbie for sure entered your purview at some point during that particular year. Reviewers were almost universally smitten, and therein may lie the reason for the almost three-year lapse in between that album and their just-announced LP for Warp, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, due out May 28.

THE PRESSURE… to offer a worthwhile follow-up to a successful debut album would be enough on its own, but when you’re one of a handful of forerunners precipitating a post-genre movement, the pressure to keep up the post-ness, would, I imagine, tend to be overwhelming. Or maybe it just comes creatively natural to them. Or definitely it comes creatively natural to them, as you’ll undoubtedly hear if you listen to the new single, “Made to Stray,” below.

Those sure sound like original vocals. And going even further in terms of deviations from their debut, the album features two collaborations with British singer-songwriter (and part-time Rick Astley doppelganger) King Krule, on the tracks, “You Took Your Time” and “Meter, Pale, Tone.” Past the tracklisting, peruse the plethora of tourdates, many of which have Holy Other supporting. Pass that up, I surely shan’t.

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth tracklisting:

01. Home Recording
02. You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule)
03. Break Well
04. Blood and Form
05. Made To Stray
06. So Many Times, So Many Ways
07. Lie Near
08. Meter, Pale, Tone (feat. King Krule)
09. Slow
10. Sullen Ground
11. Fall Out


05.02.13 - Berlin, Germany - Certain People, Berghain
05.04.13 - Liverpool, UK - Sound City Festival
05.05.13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Night + Day Festival
05.10.13 - Vienna, Austria - Poolbar mit Pratersauna
05.11.13 - Basel, Switzerland - Imagine Festival Kaserne
05.18.13 - Berlin, Germany - Night + Day Festival
05.24.13 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands - London Calling
05.25.13 - London, UK - Field Day Festival
05.30.13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
05.31.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
06.01.13 - Washington, D.C. - Black Cat *
06.02.13 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
06.04.13 - Montreal, QC - SAT *
06.05.13 - Toronto, ON - The Hoxton *
06.07.13 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
06.08.13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln *
06.09.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom *
06.10.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *
06.13.13 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club *
06.14.13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
06.15.13 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
06.17.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
06.18.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
06.23.13 - London, UK - Osterley Park (Night + Day Festival)

* Holy Other

• Mount Kimbie:
• Warp: