Black Dice announce tour, share new song on SoundCloud, earn 28% less than white dice

Black Dice announce tour, share new song on SoundCloud, earn 28% less than white dice

So get this. Here I am at the TMT offices, minding my own business, watching The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask walk-through videos on YouTube, right? Typical Monday. And who walks in but fucking Squeo, the goddamn geriatric, suspenders-wearing, cigar-smoking News Editor who still wears his high school class ring all the time. And here he is in my office pointing his smoldering cigar all in my face, and he’s all like like: “Nobodaddy, Black Dice just announced some shit, and I need you to polish up a gem on it toot-sweet! What a scoop!” So I say “sure thing, boss; you can count on me” but internally I’m all like: ugh, really? Black Dice?? On a Monday??? I was just about to find out how to get the Bunny Hood from Romani Ranch so that I could use its powers to run faster across Termina on-foot in order to stop the moon from falling from the sky and crushing Clocktown by the end of the Third Day because of that spell that the Skull Kid put on it when he was possessed by Majora’s Mask!. Again, I should stress that this was all internal.

Anyway, so I’m like, “what ‘shit’ did they announce, boss?” And he’s pretty excitable, so he’s twitching and gesticulating and getting cigar ashes all over my little Formica-top desk when he explains, “Well, they just used a new-fangled doohickey called Soundcloud to share the opening track “Pinball Wizard” from their upcoming full-length Mr. Impossible, which is hitting the streets April 10 in the US and April 9 in all them communist countries on that-there Ribbon Music label! What’s more, they big North American tour in store, which they’re calling they, uh, ‘Electronic Mind Monsters Reader 2012’ tour or something It’s hot stuff, just came in off the wires this morning. Priority one, Nobodaddy! Mr P wants it yesterday!” So I just kinda jot down what he’s saying and nod, trying to seem oblivious to the billowing curls of pungent cigar smoke that are slithering out to all corners of my shit little office. Without looking up from my notepad, I mumble some shit like “What about those Legend of Zelda reports you wanted, Squeo?” And he doesn’t miss a fucking beat. “Oh, no, definitely do those first.”

Black Dice:

04.07.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Living Bread (album release show)
05.03.12 - Boston, MA - Blue Triangle
05.04.12 - Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
05.05.12 - Toronto, Ontario - Polyhaus
05.06.12 - Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House
05.07.12 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
05.08.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05.11.12 - Seattle, WA - Seattle Tavern
05.12.12 - Portland, OR - YU Contemporary
05.14.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Lab
05.15.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Center for Arts
05.18.12 - Austin, TX - Red 7
05.19.12 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
05.20.12 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
05.22.12 - Atlanta, GA - 529
05.23.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
05.24.12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
05.25.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Emoda Warehouse
05.26.12 - New York, NY - Secret Project Robot

• Black Dice:
• Ribbon Music:

Young Man releasing Vol. 1 on Frenchkiss Records. And he’s not just confusing everyone, he’s touring!

I bet you think gathering and writing news stories here at TMT has something to do with emails and Google searches. You’re wrong. Ever heard of an Incredible News Flash Contraption? It’s shaped like a tuba and built mostly out of popsicle sticks, glass bottles, and papier-mâché. Throughout the day, various announcements shoot out from it, usually slips of paper folded into airplanes, and occasionally birds or hats.

This morning, I unfolded my airplane and read about Young Man, the project of singer-songwriter/producer Colin Caulfield. He’s about to hit the road for a spring tour, and on May 22, he’s releasing Vol. 1, an album produced by John McEntire (who’s worked with the likes of Broken Social Scene, Tortoise, and The Sea & Cake). Even though the title implies that it’s the first in some sort of series, Vol. 1 is actually the second part of an album trilogy that began with last year’s Ideas of Distance. Because reports from the News Flash Contraption come equipped with miniature music players and tiny sets of speakers, I got to listen to an alternate version of “Then & Now,” a track off of Ideas of Distance, and you can check it out at IFC.

Vol. 1 tracklist:

01. Heading
02. Thoughts
03. By and By
04. Do
05. Fate
06. Wasted
07. 21
08. Wandering
09. Directions


03.05.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
03.06.12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
03.07.12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *
03.08.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
03.09.12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
03.10.12 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl *
03.13.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *
03.14-18.12 - Austin, TX - South by Southwest
03.19.12 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill *
03.20.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
03.22.12 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar *
03.23.12 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig *

* Fanfarlo

• Young Man:
• Frenchkiss:

Screaming Females tour America, because if not them, who?

Forget firefighters and police officers, New Jersey’s Screaming Females are the true unsung heroes. Nobody tours America these days, because who would want to? It doesn’t have the sexy glamour of Canada or Denmark. As grey and dull as America is, the people still want their brash punk rock. So give a hand to Screaming Females for touring this scorched country, doing what nobody else wants to do. The band has two trips through the United States planned for the next few months. First, they’re heading out with Jersey siblings Titus Andronicus down the East Coast and to über-festival SXSW. Once that rigamarole is over (yeesh, SXSW, am I right??), they’re going on a rather extensive tour through the Midwest and out to the West Coast. They’ll be joined by Memphis crusties Tragedy on those last few dates.

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, Screaming Females have a new record called Ugly coming out April 4 through Don Giovanni Records. Don Giovanni will always remind me of Fat Wreck Chords offshoot Honest Don’s Welcome Wagon. Screaming Females also have a rather gross new video out for the Ugly track “It All Means Nothing.” You can watch that at Paste, but I’d pass if you’re at work or really like cats.

Screaming Females dates:

03.05.12 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
03.06.12 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
03.07.12 - Nashville, TN - Freakin’ Weekend *
03.09.12 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge *
03.10.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Basement *
03.11.12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *
03.12.12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio *
03.14.12 - Austin, TX - Bar 96 (SXSW - BrooklynVegan Showcase)
03.15.12 - Austin, TX - Beerland (SXSW - Chaos in Tejas Showcase)
04.05.12 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s
04.06.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
04.07.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Pilam’s Human Barbecue
04.08.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
04.09.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Roboto Project
04.10.12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
04.11.12 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
04.15.12 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
04.17.12 - Boise, ID - The Crux
04.18.12 - Seattle, WA - The Rendezvous
04.19.12 - Bellingham, WA - JINX Art Space
04.23.12 - Oakland, CA - 1234 Go! Records
04.24.12 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04.26.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
04.28.12 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe (early show)
04.28.12 - San Diego, CA - Bar Pink (late show)
04.29.12 - Pomona, CA - VLHS
05.02.12 - Las Cruces, NM - The Trainyard &
05.04.12 - Austin, TX - Red 7 &

* Titus Andronicus
& Tragedy

• Screaming Females:
• Don Giovanni:

Michael Jackson’s entire back catalog of unreleased music stolen by mean, pop-loving hackers

Forget the whole “rest in peace” thing. That was never really an option for Michael Jackson, especially once Sony paid his estate $200 million for a guaranteed contract that awarded them the rights to 10 projects over the next seven years. The theft of Jackson’s back catalog apparently happened last April when Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked, compromising the data of 77 million users. It’s only today via the BBC that Sony has confirmed the stolen property included Jackson’s unheard material.

The hackers are said to have copies of unreleased studio material from Jackson’s classic albums Thriller, Off the Wall, and Bad, and possibly more songs from other Sony artists, like Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, and Jimi Hendrix. Sony has since “plugged the gap.” Hit The Guardian for further detail regarding the whole mess.

• Michael Jackson:

Flying Lotus titles new album Until the Quiet Comes because Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic was taken

Recently, The Champs invited FlyLo over to their podcast to shoot the breeze, while they all got hot and bothered discussing Thom Yorke in detail. During this interview dear ol’ Flying Lotus revealed details concerning his follow-up to 2010’s
Cosmogramma (TMT Review).

It will “probably” get a June release date, under the title of Until the Quiet Comes. Hear a brand new track by the Adult Swim-loving producer in Part One. Fair warning, you might have to listen to Sasha Grey talk about things related to her “muff.”

• Flying Lotus:
• Warp:

Radiohead add May/June East Coast and Canada dates to their whistle stop train tour

You just can’t keep The Original Boys in Black down: word just arrived from Radiohead’s camp that additional tourdates have been added to their in-progress North American tour. Shows in Mansfield, MA, Newark, NJ, Washington, DC, Cincinnati, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Tinley Park, IL, Auburn Hills, MI, Camden, NJ, Montreal, QC, and Toronto, ON have now been green-lit by each of the band members: Tom Arnold, Johnny English, Colin Quinn, Ed Brubaker, and Phil Myholes.

The extra dates are rumored to be linked to the band’s feverishly anticipated appearance at Bonnaroo, a festival in the desert curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, famous for the giant “burning man” sculptures that are set ablaze each year by whoever reaches the highest mark on the jumbotron Clap Meters. I think we can safely say it’ll be “No Surprises” if we see Tom Arnold spraying the tinder with kerosene this year. Check the added dates below, mixed in with the old ones.


03.05.12 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center #
03.07.12 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center #
03.09.12 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center #
03.11.12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center #
03.13.12 - Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center #
03.15.12 - Glendale, AZ - Arena #
04.09.12 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena #
04.11.12 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion #
04.12.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl #
04.14.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.17.12 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol # *
04.18.12 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol # *
04.21.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
05.29.12 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
05.31.12 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
06.01.12 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
06.03.12 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
06.05.12 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
06.06.12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
06.08.12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
06.10.12 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
06.11.12 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hils
06.13.12 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
06.15.12 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
06.16.12 - Toronto, ON - Downsview Park
06.30.12 - Rome, Italy - Hyppodrome (Rock in Roma) *
07.01.12 - Florence, Italy - Parco Delle Cascine *
07.03.12 - Bologna, Italy - Piazza Maggiore *
07.04.12 - Codropio, Italy - Villa Manin *
07.06.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wulheide *
07.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wulheide *
07.10.12 - Nimes, France - Les Arenes
07.11.12 - Nimes, France - Les Arena
07.13.12 - Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
07.15.12 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive!
07.25.12 - Taipei, Taiwan - Nanang Exhibition Hall

* Caribou
# Other Lives

• Radiohead: