Big Boi names his next solo album Daddy Fat Sax in honor of the great service he received at White Castle

Big Boi names his next solo album Daddy Fat Sax in honor of the great service he received at White Castle

Hot on the heels of the release of his second solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (TMT Review), Big Boi has announced that his follow-up album will be titled Daddy Fat Sax and is slated for a “late 2011” release, which seems pretty far off to be hinting at something already.

Now, before you assume that ALL of Big Boi’s albums will be named after his more flamboyant and eccentric family members, let me tell you a story about the origin of the title Daddy Fat Sax. Back before Outkast were the megastars that they are now, even before ATLiens, Big Boi and Andre 3k used to visit a local White Castle whenever they got hungry in between recording/writing sessions. They kept returning to one particular location because of a lovable dude they called Daddy Fat Sacks, for his habit of including two or three extra sliders in every 10-sack that the guys bought, because he was a huge fan of the band’s music.

After the completion of Sir Luscious Left Foot, Boi once again felt a craving for The Castle and returned to his favorite location, where Daddy Fat Sacks still worked, to feed his appetite. Unfortunately, upon arrival, Big Boi discovered that Daddy Fat Sacks had passed away in a horrible chicken-ring accident. Distraught, Big Boi bought 50 sliders and returned home, where, after eating 30 burgers in one grief-fueled sitting, Big Boi decided that he would name his next album after the local burger hero, except that he would change “Sacks” to “Sax” because, “I’m planning on a doing a bunch of sax samples, tenor, soprano, and probably have at least a couple sax players come into the studio for the next record.” And the rest was history.

“I got about four, five songs that I’m tinkering with right now,” Big Boi told Music Tele-Vision News about the new album. “But at the same time, there’s a couple of records that we picked out for the Outkast record too. So while Dre is working on his records, we’re kinda, with Organized Noize, seeing what’s gonna go for the ‘Kast album. And at the same time, with the beats I already got, I’m just making the most out of my time, whether I’m on the road touring or just on the bus or whatever; just putting ideas down.”

Big Boi also remained silent on the future of a new Outkast album, saying that neither he nor Andre 3000 will say anything, anything, until the album is completed and near release.

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Christian Fennesz, David Daniell, and Tony Buck announce new live LP Knoxville

It’s not every day that you bear witness to an album being created in its full form within the context of a live setting. I mean, unless you’re a DMB or Phish fan. But even taking those powerhouses into account, rarely does one experience such an event within the context of a fully improvisational live show. One such lucky crowd was those who soaked up last year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN on February 7, when a completely improvised performance took place between guitarist/computer wiz/sound manipulator Christian Fennesz, guitarist David Daniell, and drummer Tony Buck (of The Necks). The performance took place without any prior meeting or collaboration between the three musicians. Eat that, Mr. Matthews.

Since this performance was obviously of a unique and non-repeatable nature (and apparently completely mind blowing), Thrill Jockey has decided to step up and document this happening by giving it an overly appropriate name (Knoxville) and an LP and CD release come August 24 of this year. Thrill Jockey also reports that future performances can be expected from the trio. Ultimately, we can only hope that they’ll follow in the footsteps of Phish and release an album from every single one of those performances.

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RIP: Sugar Minott, the “Godfather of Dancehall”

From Dancehall.Mobi:

Foundation dancehall / reggae singer, Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minott is dead. He reportedly died earlier this evening, and although the cause of death has not yet been publicized, just a couple months ago Dancehall.Mobi reported that he was gravely ill and had been diagnosed as having Angina Pectoris – a severe heart condition – and ordered by his doctor to rest. R.I.P. to the original ‘Godfather of Dancehall’.

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Junk Culture tells kids to “say NO to tobacco,” then goes on tour with Tobacco! Hypocrite!

Illegal Art beat maestro Junk Culture (a.k.a. Deepak Mantena) is a good role model for the kids. Encoded somewhere in his tripped-out sound collages is a simple message to all the children: “Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, and do your best!” Pretty stand up guy, obviously, but how does such a message come off when Mantena goes on tour with someone named Tobacco this fall?? Pretty fishy, but hey, nobody’s perfect. Besides, the guy went to school in my beloved home state of Mississippi, so he has my infinite respect. At the moment, Junk Culture is in the middle of a summer tour with Common Loon. Now Common Loon, that’s a name nobody could find an objectionable message in. Unless you hate loons.

Junk dates:

07.10.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall *
07.11.10 - Philadelphia, PA - The M Room *
07.12.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks *
07.13.10 - Youngstown, OH - Lemon Grove Cafe *
07.14.10 - Cincinatti, OH - Southgate House *
07.15.10 - Champaign, IL - Mike N Molly’s *
07.16.10 - St. Louis, MO - Antartica
09.09.10 - Washington, DC - DC9 !
09.10.10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church !
09.11.10 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar !
09.16.10 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse !
09.17.10 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground !
09.18.10 - Boston, MA - Middle East !
09.23.10 - Toledo, OH - Mickey Finn’s !
09.24.10 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig !
09.25.10 - Kalamazoo, MI - The Strutt !

* Common Loon
! Tobacco, Dreamend

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OM reunite with DO to bring doom to Australia on their first tour of the continent

Last week, I was in Australia talking to the citizenry asking them about what they miss culturally by being an isolated continent with a serious cultural lacking. Once I collated my data, I found that, besides daily professional wrestling programs, what the Aussies miss most is drone and/or doom metal.

Eager to help the problem, I got on the phone with Al Cisneros and his drone and/or doom metal band OM and begged them to play Australia so that all the Aboriginals could finally experience the ominous, brooding, and totally metal world of OM. Supporting OM throughout their Outback pilgrimage will be Lichens and Blarke Baker/BlackWidow, with special guests at each show. Ticket information and other details can be found at OM’s website listed below.

You’re welcome, Australia!

OM Australian tourdates:

07.11.10 - Geelong, Victoria - The National Hotel w/ Agents of Abhorrence,
07.15.10 - Adelaide - Fowlers Live w/Spacebong
07.16.10 - Melbourne - Hi Fi Bar w/ Breathing Shrine
07.17.10 - Sydney - Factory Theatre w/ Naked on the Vague
07.18.10 - Brisbane - Hi Fi Bar

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Deerhunter plug microphones into a bunch of guitar pedals to announce Halcyon Digest in most “emotional” manner possible

Just when you thought your friends weren’t looking and it was safe to come-down off of this hypnogogia trip that you’ve been on for the past 18 months or so (with all these weird artistic notions of “photocopies of photocopies” and whatnot that you don’t really understand)… you’ve gotta think again. The ambient-punk fever-dream that is Deerhunter is back, baby, and they’re bringing their fourth LP with them. Pop another Tylenol 3, my friend. The forecast is looking haaaaazzzzzaaay!

This new LP, entitled Halcyon Digest, is due September 28 via good old 4AD. And, like the good chopped-and-screwed punk ethicists that they are, frontman Bradford Cox and his cronies are promoting it by encouraging fans to download and print out a promotional poster from their new website and stick it up somewhere gnarly around town. Street-teamers who take a picture of their promo effort and email it to will receive an email link to download the album’s as-of-yet unannounced lead single, as well as a non-album bonus cut. Sounds like fair compensation for services rendered, eh?

Well, what are you waiting for, dude? You heard Bradford Cox: get out there and waste some paper in the name of rock and roll!

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