Brian Eno to release collaborative album with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams on Warp

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According to Exclaim, Brian Eno is set to release a collaborative album with electronic producer Jon Hopkins and guitarist Leo Abrahams on Warp Records. Full details have yet to be announced, but the album is supposedly due sometime in the fall. While initial rumors late last month anticipated a solo Eno release — due in no small part to Eno’s website and this Warp page — the news of the collaboration was “leaked” on Abraham’s “webdiary”:

Lastly, there’s an album out soon by Brian Eno, with myself and Jon Hopkins. It will be on Warp. It contains the fruits of several years of jams between the three of us. I’ve not heard anything quite like it — it sounds ‘live’ and ‘alien’ at the same time. Some things have been permitted to survive, which only Brian would have had the courage to let go, and it’s so much the better for it.

Mysteriously, the paragraph has since been omitted from the original post. Don’t worry, though; we have our investigative team working on this developing story 24/7. In the meantime, check out this performance by Eno, Hopkins, and Abrahams:

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UPDATE (01:45 PM CST): Warp’s publicist informs us that the collaborative album is being billed as a Brian Eno album.

• Brian Eno: http://brian-eno.net
• Leo Abrahams: http://www.leoabrahams.com
• Jon Hopkins: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk
• Warp: http://warp.net

Brian Eno to release collaborative album with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams on Warp

According to Exclaim, Brian Eno is set to release a collaborative album with electronic producer Jon Hopkins and guitarist Leo Abrahams on Warp Records. Full details have yet to be announced, but the album is supposedly due sometime in the fall. While initial rumors late last month anticipated a solo Eno release — due in no small part to Eno’s website and this Warp page — the news of the collaboration was “leaked” on Abraham’s “webdiary”:

Lastly, there’s an album out soon by Brian Eno, with myself and Jon Hopkins. It will be on Warp. It contains the fruits of several years of jams between the three of us. I’ve not heard anything quite like it — it sounds ‘live’ and ‘alien’ at the same time. Some things have been permitted to survive, which only Brian would have had the courage to let go, and it’s so much the better for it.

Mysteriously, the paragraph has since been omitted from the original post. Don’t worry, though; we have our investigative team working on this developing story 24/7. In the meantime, check out this performance by Eno, Hopkins, and Abrahams:

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UPDATE (01:45 PM CST): Warp’s publicist informs us that the collaborative album is being billed as a Brian Eno album.

• Brian Eno: http://brian-eno.net
• Leo Abrahams: http://www.leoabrahams.com
• Jon Hopkins: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk
• Warp: http://warp.net

RIP: Derf Scratch, bassist of LA punk band Fear

From ANTI-:

Derf Scratch, the original bass player for influential Los Angeles punk band Fear has died. Scratch (Frederick Milner) passed away on July 28th, 2010 after a prelonged illness. Few bands merged the nihilistic humor, confrontational attitude and surprising level of musicianship like theoriginal Fear lineup did. Scratch was a versatile and accomplished musician who is rumored to have possessed a masters degree in music. The band’s riotous performance on Saturday Night Live at the behest of legendary cast member John Belushi showed the country just what chaos was coming their way. To read a strange and hilarious interview with Scratch, go here. To see a clip from the Decline of Western Civilization of Fear performing in 1980 go here.

• Fear: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_(band)

Local Natives announce fall tour? Yeah right! Oh wait… actually, yeah, right.

Those buzzed California indie rockers in Local Natives are going on tour? Uh, yeah right! I’ve heard that one before, buddy! And it was true last time I heard it, so I guess it’s true again. Local Natives are, in fact, embarking on another nationwide tour this fall, in support of their Frenchkiss debut Gorilla Manor (TMT Review). Next thing you’re going to tell me is that those guys are super thorough about hitting the United States’ major geographical areas. By the way, thanks for telling me that, because that totally is true, as the Local Natives boys are hitting up the West Coast, Midwest, Southeast, and East Coast on this tour. Who’s going to be deprived of Local Natives this fall? Nobody, apparently.

Dates:

09.17.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
09.19.10 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
09.20.10 - Santa Barbara, CA - SOHO Music Club
09.22.10 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
09.24.10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
09.25.10 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
09.28.10 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
09.30.10 - Omaha, NB - The Waiting Room
10.01.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10.02.10 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.03.10 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
10.05.10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Academy of Contemporary Music
10.06.10 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10.07.10 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
10.09.10 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.11.10 - New Orleans, LA - Tulane University LBC Quad
10.13.10 - Birmingham, AL - Work Play Soundstage
10.14.10 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
10.15.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade-Heaven Stage
10.16.10 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
10.19.10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
10.20.10 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
10.23.10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10.27.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
10.28.10 - Washington, DC - Nightclub 9:30

• Local Natives: http://www.myspace.com/localnatives
• Frenchkiss: http://www.frenchkissrecords.com

Animal Collective’s Avey Tare to release Down There in October

Avey Tare released a backwards album with Kria Brekkan in 2007 titled Pullhair Rubeye. Most people hated it (not TMT!). I’m not sure what I think yet, because I have yet to read Pitchfork’s review, but for what it’s worth, I really love Curren$y, Best Coast, and Wavves! Anyway, after having just established my credibility, I am now here to report that Avey Tare is releasing a solo album titled Down There on Animal Collective’s label, Paw Tracks. It’s not backwards, but it’s apparently influenced by crocodiles, which is pretty cool. Definitely cooler than being about beach balls, eh?

Down There is due October 26.

Down There tracklist:

01. Laughing Hieroglyphic
02. 3 Umbrellas
03. Oliver Twist
04. Glass Bottom Boat
05. Ghost of Books
06. Cemeteries
07. Heads Hammock
08. Heather in the Hospital
09. Lucky 1

• Paw Tracks: http://www.paw-tracks.com

How to write a Wavves news story, lesson one: new US tourdates

When writing a new story about Wavves, the biggest challenge is to not mention any of the following:

1. Nathan Williams’ on-stage meltdown at the Primavera Festival last year due to…
2. Drugs, which he still most likely takes with…
3. Bethany Cosentino a.k.a. Best Coast, who is his girlfriend and who also owns…
4. A cat named Snacks that is featured on the covers of both of their new albums.

Yeah, try not to mention any of that stuff, will you? The following items, however, are acceptable:

• Wavves’ new album, King of the Beach (TMT Review), is due out in physical form August 3 via Fat Possum Records.
• It was recorded at Sweet Tea Recording in Oxford, Mississippi by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse).
• These are Wavves’ upcoming fall tourdates:

08.02.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
08.06.10 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08.07.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle / Lollapalooza afterparty #
08.12.10 - San Diego, CA - Museum of Contemporary Art / San Diego
08.13.10 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House %
08.14.10 - Portland, OR - Berbati’s Pan +
08.16.10 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
08.17.10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
08.18.10 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
08.25.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
08.26.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
08.27.10 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
08.30.10 - Davis, CA - Sol Collective
08.31.10 - Visalia, CA - Howie and Sons Pizza Parlor
09.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.10.10 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
09.11.10 - St. Louis, MO - Billiken Club
09.14.10 - Bloomington, IN - Rhinos
09.15.10 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s
09.16.10 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
09.17.10 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
09.18.10 - Waltham, MA - Brandeis University
09.20.10 - Providence, RI - Met Café
09.24.10 - Kingston, NY - 323 Wall Street
09.25.10 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
09.27.10 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
09.28.10 - Greensboro, NC - Guilford College
09.29.10 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone
09.30.10 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10.01.10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In - Next Big Nashville
10.02.10 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
10.20.10 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden $

* Smith Westerns, Total Slacker
# Harlem, Fergus and Geronimo
% Abe Vigoda, The Growlers, Crystal Antlers
+ The Cool Kids
$ Phoenix, Dirty Projectors

• Wavves: http://www.myspace.com/wavves
• Fat Possum: http://www.fatpossum.com