What should you wear to Ceremony’s recently announced summer tour? Take the TMT Quiz!

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Ceremony’s got a new LP coming out on Matador. They just announced their summer tour dates. It’s almost July and your local venue just hit a solid 110 °F inside. If you’ve ever been to a Ceremony show, you know, regardless of season, it’s totally like an angry sauna (we’re talking fervent and fermented, girl). We know you don’t want the pertinent information about the tour (news is boring). You’ve only got one question on your mind: “TMT, what the hell do I wear?” We’ve got a quiz for that:

01. You’re waiting to get inside the venue. Three of your best friends are wearing jean jackets even though it’s a solid 90 ° outside and they are so throwing shade at you for insisting on wearing boat shoes in the pit. Which one of these funny words would you use to best describe your friends?

A. Injudicious
B. Misguided
C. Ill-advised
D. Sagacious

Correct answer: Anything but D. Can anyone explain the logistics behind wearing a jean jacket in the summer? What kind of life is that?

02. Which Ceremony song title best describes your own personal style?

A. “Feel Like a Man”
B. “You’re All the Same”
C. “It’s Going to be a Cold Winter”
D. “Vagrant”
E. “Plutocratic Swine Rake”

Correct answer: Who cares? You do you! Just kidding, the correct answer is D.

03. If you could choose ONE opening band on this tour to party with, who would it be? And you can’t say “Ceremony” — I’m partying with those guys!!!

A. Angel Du$t
B. Forced Order
C. Dangers
D. Nothing (the band, not a snarky answer)
E. Boris (huge fans of wearing jackets during July)
F. All of the above

Correct answer: F. All those bands are awesome.

Quiz result: You got Shorts! You’re wild, free, but also prudent, and you love to liberate your epidermis. Everyone’s going to think you’re so fly at the Ceremony show. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with boat shoes.

Share your quiz results on your favorite social network, and also at one of the many tour dates below:

07.08.14 - Portland, OR - Slabtown
07.09.14 - Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge
07.10.14 - Boise, ID - The Crux
07.11.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed ***
07.12.14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater ***
07.13.14 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. ***
07.14.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo %
07.15.14 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean %
07.16.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme %
07.17.14 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class %
07.18.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar *
07.19.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church * &
07.20.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
07.21.14 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
07.22.14 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah at Tremont Music Hall * %
07.23.14 - Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery *
07.24.14 - Orlando, FL - The Social *
07.25.14 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic Nightspot
07.26.14 - New Orleans, LA - Mudlark
07.27.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
07.28.14 - Dallas, TX - Trees **
07.29.14 - Austin, TX - Mohawk **
07.30.14 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
07.31.14 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Warehouse
08.01.14 - West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre
08.02.14 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
08.03.14 - Bakersfield, CA - Munoz Gym

* Iron Lung
** Boris
*** Angel Dust, Forced Order
& Nothing, Dangers
# Boris, Nothing
% Nothing

• Ceremony: http://www.ceremonyhc.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz to release debut album Tyranny in an insidious attempt to use up all the world’s letter z’s!

You guyz! You all remember erstwhile Strokes front-mumbler Julian Casablancaz, don’t you? Remember, he’s the guy who sang the line, “spaceships, they won’t understand” and got away with it? Yeah, that dude. Well, it seems like ever since then, he’s been wondering just what the hell else he can get away with.

So, yeah. The latest thing is called Julian Casablancas+The Voidz. It’s a face-melting rock band fronted by Julian. It’ll release an album too. It’ll be titled Tyranny (no z’s, sorry), and it’ll come out on Julian’s own label (Cult Records) on September 23 (there’s also a big old rock tour to follow). If you want it before then, though, you can pre-order the digital version at the label website. It’s worth $3.87 USD, by the way.

What else? In very slight addition to Casablancaz, the band features Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai (Salt & Pepper) on guitarz, Jeff Kite on keyboards, Jake Bercovici on bass, and Alex Carapetis on drums. You know those people, right? The album was also produced by Shawn Everett and “incorporates world underground music from the 70s and 80s, hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.”

But since you’ve probably been not really reading any of what I’ve been writing here because you’ve been so distracted wondering what the deal is with the album’s title, here’s Casablancaz saying some stuff about the album’s title:

Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’ve read enough books to know what he’s talking about.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz tour dates:

08.14.14 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Diana
08.16.14 - Mexico City, Mexico - Ceremonia
08.23-24.14 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
10.16.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10.17.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10.18.14 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
10.20.14 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
10.21.14 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
10.22.14 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10.28.14 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10.30.14 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
10.31.14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
11.06.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
11.09.14 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center
11.11.14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11.13.14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox

• Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: http://juliancasablancas.com
• Cult: http://store.cultrecords.com

What should you wear to Ceremony’s recently announced summer tour? Take the TMT Quiz!

Ceremony’s got a new LP coming out on Matador. They just announced their summer tour dates. It’s almost July and your local venue just hit a solid 110 °F inside. If you’ve ever been to a Ceremony show, you know, regardless of season, it’s totally like an angry sauna (we’re talking fervent and fermented, girl). We know you don’t want the pertinent information about the tour (news is boring). You’ve only got one question on your mind: “TMT, what the hell do I wear?” We’ve got a quiz for that:

01. You’re waiting to get inside the venue. Three of your best friends are wearing jean jackets even though it’s a solid 90 ° outside and they are so throwing shade at you for insisting on wearing boat shoes in the pit. Which one of these funny words would you use to best describe your friends?

A. Injudicious
B. Misguided
C. Ill-advised
D. Sagacious

Correct answer: Anything but D. Can anyone explain the logistics behind wearing a jean jacket in the summer? What kind of life is that?

02. Which Ceremony song title best describes your own personal style?

A. “Feel Like a Man”
B. “You’re All the Same”
C. “It’s Going to be a Cold Winter”
D. “Vagrant”
E. “Plutocratic Swine Rake”

Correct answer: Who cares? You do you! Just kidding, the correct answer is D.

03. If you could choose ONE opening band on this tour to party with, who would it be? And you can’t say “Ceremony” — I’m partying with those guys!!!

A. Angel Du$t
B. Forced Order
C. Dangers
D. Nothing (the band, not a snarky answer)
E. Boris (huge fans of wearing jackets during July)
F. All of the above

Correct answer: F. All those bands are awesome.

Quiz result: You got Shorts! You’re wild, free, but also prudent, and you love to liberate your epidermis. Everyone’s going to think you’re so fly at the Ceremony show. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with boat shoes.

Share your quiz results on your favorite social network, and also at one of the many tour dates below:

07.08.14 - Portland, OR - Slabtown
07.09.14 - Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge
07.10.14 - Boise, ID - The Crux
07.11.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed ***
07.12.14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater ***
07.13.14 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. ***
07.14.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo %
07.15.14 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean %
07.16.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme %
07.17.14 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class %
07.18.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar *
07.19.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church * &
07.20.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
07.21.14 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
07.22.14 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah at Tremont Music Hall * %
07.23.14 - Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery *
07.24.14 - Orlando, FL - The Social *
07.25.14 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic Nightspot
07.26.14 - New Orleans, LA - Mudlark
07.27.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
07.28.14 - Dallas, TX - Trees **
07.29.14 - Austin, TX - Mohawk **
07.30.14 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
07.31.14 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Warehouse
08.01.14 - West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre
08.02.14 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
08.03.14 - Bakersfield, CA - Munoz Gym

* Iron Lung
** Boris
*** Angel Dust, Forced Order
& Nothing, Dangers
# Boris, Nothing
% Nothing

• Ceremony: http://www.ceremonyhc.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

Thrill Jockey to reissue White Hills’ 2007 album Glitter Glamour Atrocity, thrilling vampires everywhere

If you caught NYC trio White Hills in Jim Jarmusch’s 2013 existential vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive and thought, “What is that song that Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are rocking out to?” then Thrill Jockey has some good news for you. The Chicago-based label is re-releasing the band’s 2007 album Glitter Glamour Atrocity, which was previously only available on a very limited number of CDs.

The album features “Under Skin or By Name,” the track performed in Only Lovers Left Alive to a freakishly ageless vampire Tilda wearing her sunglasses at night (listen below). The new release will be spruced up with properly mastered tracks and brand-spankin’-new artwork that takes cues from Jarmusch’s gloomy Detroit movie. Glitter Glamour Atrocity is out on August 26. Tilda, take note.

• White Hills: http://whitehillsmusic.tumblr.com
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

Nate Young (Wolf Eyes), Charles Ballas (Formant), Neil Hagerty (The Howling Hex), and Alex Moskos (Drainolith) melt their brains into one, and the result is… horrifyingly, Dan’l Boone!

For those who don’t partake in the vigorous study of Appalachian history, the actual Daniel Boone was some crazy wack American explorer who survived captivity in the hands of the Shawnee, and who single-handedly discovered Kentucky after gliding over the land using a man-sized, custom flying squirrel costume. I might have the minutiae slightly incorrect, but he was an explorer, and though his legacy has reportedly been exaggerated to a ridiculous degree, that fact alone may have been enough. Uniformly adventurous musicians Nate Young (Wolf Eyes), Neil Hagerty (The Howling Hex, formerly of Royal Trux), Alex Moskos (Drainolith), and Charles Ballas (Formant) have just formed Dan’l Boone, and nothing makes any sense.

“I’d come downstairs into Charles’ basement and Nate and Neil would be making competing diagrams that represented the record. I was so lost,” says Moskos. And to supplement the visual philosophizing, Hagerty stated the following, “cryptically,” in a voicemail to Ballas: “To create music by reverting to zit-popping thrash, you must believe that the prognosis is so dismal that it takes time to hear them retain enough for your face before summary dismissal.” Context might’ve been helpful here, or you might just want to skip right to the psychoactive aids. So confused right now.

Perhaps thank Hagerty for the Drag City connects, though! The self-titled LP is out September 23.

Dan’l Boone tracklisting:

01. Pasadena Rings
02. Thee Testimonye of An Maiden
03. Tampa
04. Paper Tree Alley
05. Mindface
06. Hostage Rock

• Dan’l Boone: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/danl-boone
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks enter the tour bus this summer, make your ears bleed in a good way

Hot summers make people do insane things that they normally wouldn’t do. Sweating is a bitch. The mean streets get meaner. Instead of getting your shiv out the next time someone looks at you the wrong way, you could satisfy your bloodlust with Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. Just the name should be enough to keep you calm, but not too calm, as then you might be crossing genres in slacker flicks, which is more Richard Linklater’s territory, not Sam Raimi’s. What about slasher slacker films? Is that a film area worth exploring? I think it probably is.

These are some things you might want to think about and there’s no better place to do that than in August when it’s hot as finuck and you are out there in a crowd listening to Avey Tare and his Slasher Flicks bug out hard and bug out live. Catch the video for Enter the Slasher House highlight “Strange Colores” below, then check the tour dates and remember just how freak-nasty things could get for you in August.

Dates:

07.18.14 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.19.14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07.22.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
07.23.14 - Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
08.23.14 - Los Angeles - FYF Fest
08.24.14 - San Francisco - Great American Music Hall
08.25.14 - Santa Cruz - The Catalyst Atrium
08.27.14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
08.28.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
08.29.14 - Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret

• Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks: http://www.entertheslasherhouse.com
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.us