Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros tour together this fall in support of lengthy band names

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros tour together this fall in support of lengthy band names http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-12-06-clap-your-hands-say-yeah-edward-sharpe.jpg

Ugh. Oh, hey there, marquis-letter-hanging guy. Listen, you might want to sit down, because I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. One of the biggest disasters for the marquis-letter-hanging world since The Presidents of the United States of America and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin hit the road together on that improbable “Pop Bands Hypothetically Tour Together Sometimes” tour back in 2002 is afoot. Yup, this one’s a mouthful and I’m not going to sugarcoat it: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are touring North America with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros this fall.

Look, calm down, man. I’m on your side here. I know what you’re thinking, and all I can say is, I don’t know how the hell you’re gonna fit all that on that thing either. It just so happens that both bands have relatively new records out right now (CYHSY’s Hysterical and Edward Sharpe’s Here), and some booking guy somewhere thought it’d be a real slick business proposition to stick the two of them out there together with no regard whatsoever for the tireless little guy out there thanklessly hanging the band names on the marquis every night. Typical 1%-er bullshit, am I right? Either way, I’m with you, marquis-letter-hanging guy. I don’t see how this shit show is going to work. I mean, does that beautiful, antique, gold-guilded, pearl-inlaid marquis letter kit of yours that was passed down to you from your grandfather after he was struck by lightning back in 1989 while hanging letters for Metallica even have seven A’s???

Dates:

07.08.12 - New York, NY - CBGB’s Festival
09.07.12 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
09.11.12 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09.12.12 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
09.14.12 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
09.15.12 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater
09.17.12 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
09.18.12 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Center
09.23.12 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
09.25.12 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
09.26.12 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater
09.27.12 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
09.29.12 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston P.A.C
09.30.12 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
10.01.12 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
10.03.12 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theater
10.05.12 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC

# Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes

• Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: http://www.clapyourhandssayyeah.com
• Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com
• Vagrant: http://vagrant.com

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros tour together this fall in support of lengthy band names

Ugh. Oh, hey there, marquis-letter-hanging guy. Listen, you might want to sit down, because I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. One of the biggest disasters for the marquis-letter-hanging world since The Presidents of the United States of America and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin hit the road together on that improbable “Pop Bands Hypothetically Tour Together Sometimes” tour back in 2002 is afoot. Yup, this one’s a mouthful and I’m not going to sugarcoat it: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are touring North America with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros this fall.

Look, calm down, man. I’m on your side here. I know what you’re thinking, and all I can say is, I don’t know how the hell you’re gonna fit all that on that thing either. It just so happens that both bands have relatively new records out right now (CYHSY’s Hysterical and Edward Sharpe’s Here), and some booking guy somewhere thought it’d be a real slick business proposition to stick the two of them out there together with no regard whatsoever for the tireless little guy out there thanklessly hanging the band names on the marquis every night. Typical 1%-er bullshit, am I right? Either way, I’m with you, marquis-letter-hanging guy. I don’t see how this shit show is going to work. I mean, does that beautiful, antique, gold-guilded, pearl-inlaid marquis letter kit of yours that was passed down to you from your grandfather after he was struck by lightning back in 1989 while hanging letters for Metallica even have seven A’s???

Dates:

07.08.12 - New York, NY - CBGB’s Festival
09.07.12 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
09.11.12 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09.12.12 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
09.14.12 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
09.15.12 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater
09.17.12 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
09.18.12 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Center
09.23.12 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
09.25.12 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
09.26.12 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater
09.27.12 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
09.29.12 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston P.A.C
09.30.12 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
10.01.12 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
10.03.12 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theater
10.05.12 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC

# Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes

• Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: http://www.clapyourhandssayyeah.com
• Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com
• Vagrant: http://vagrant.com

Archers of Loaf go on tour for the weekend, else the boss is gonna be maaaad

Like a beer-soaked grime monster rising up from the corner of your favorite dive, Archers of Loaf are back! Don’t worry, they’re a friendly beer-soaked monster. Take a picture with your buddy! In actuality, the grimemonsters Archers of Loaf have been back for a little while. The 90’s indie-rock legends made a triumphant (in their own dirt-stained, scruffy way) return last year, playing a string of dates across the nation. Now, their four records are in the process of being reissued by their fellow North Carolinians at Merge Records. Reissues of Icky Mettle and Vee Vee are already out, while the gussied-up versions of All the Nation’s Airports and White Trash Heroes are due on August 7 in colored vinyl, double-CD, and digital download formats. If you have to look at something besides record sleeves, the Gorman Bechard’s Archers of Loaf concert documentary What Did You Expect? will be screening in select cities on select dates soon. Look at those dates down there, lower on the page.

To capitalize on all this “Hey, Archers of Loaf are back!” momentum, the band will be doing some touring this summer. Since presumably everybody in the band has day jobs (except for Eric “Wild Man” Bachmann, cause he’s a wild man), these dates are all on the weekend. That’s good news for you if you, too, have a day job! That’s bad news for you if you’re a weirdo who only likes going to concerts on weekdays or something? Get a job, weirdo.

Archers of Loaf dates:

06.23.12 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival at Republik
07.14.12 - New York, NY - 4 Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport
08.10.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08.11.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08.18.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
08.24.12 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
08.25.12. - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
08.26.12 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar

What Did You Expect? screenings:

06.18.12 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
07.05.12 - New York, NY - CBGB Fest
07.07.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle
08.15.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Trylon

• Archers of Loaf: http://archersofloaf.net
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

Mount Kimbie sign to Warp Records, any day now they’ll be riding bikes, going on dates, going off to college, dying

Mount Kimbie, they’re so young and beautiful. Their cheeks are rosy red, their mouths are filled with the rainbow of youth, their brains are filled with wonder. When they took their Play-Doh and made their debut album Crooks & Lovers (TMT Review) back in 2010, we all looked at them like they were the cutest electronic kids in the world. And you know why we did that? Because they were, damn it! Name a cuter tiny electronic child in the world. Don’t. Don’t do that. I will cease you.

Everybody’s gotta grow up, though. For people, that involves gross hair and bleeding and all the feelings in the world. For electronic acts, it means signing to Warp Records. And with that in mind, it looks like our little buds in Mount Kimbie are growing up. Oh, the tears. They’re signed to the label and with that, they’re going to release… something. Warp’s press release says they’re working on their first release for the label, but provides no further information. I bet it’ll be just great, though! So proud of our boys.

• Mount Kimbie: http://www.mountkimbie.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

The Fresh & Onlys are releasing an album and touring, and I’m jazzed, psyched, stoked, pumped, etc.

As if fans of garage rock weren’t already over the moon about all the recent announcements from Thee Oh Sees, now there’s something else to grin about: The Fresh & Onlys have a new album called Long Slow Dance coming out September 4 on Mexican Summer, they’ve just released the first single, and they’ve got an initial string of shows lined up. Christmas in June, amirite???

Produced by Phil Manley, who’s worked with the likes of Barn Owl, Moon Duo, Psychic Reality, and Wooden Shjips, Long Slow Dance will follow last year’s Secret Walls EP and 2010’s LP, Playing it Strange (TMT Review). Word on the street says the San Francisco group has incorporated some classical touches à la Ennio Morricone and that the album contains “a sprawling selection of stoner-anthems.” Rad.

Stream the first single, “Yes or No,” and check out the tourdates below to see if they’ll be paying your city a visit.

Yes or No tracklist:

A. Yes or No
B. Take Back the Night

Tourdates:

07.21.12 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol
08.05.12 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library
09.05.12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
09.06.12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
09.07.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
09.08.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
09.09.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium *
09.11.12 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades *
09.13.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *#
09.14.12 - Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown *
09.15.12 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club *
09.16.12 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile *

* Terry Malts
# Grass Widow

• The Fresh & Onlys: http://thefreshandonlys.blogspot.com
• Mexican Summer: http://www.mexicansummer.com

Antony, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Washed Out, Best Coast, many more make tracks for awe-some Fleetwood Mac tribute album

From across many nations, generations, and genres they came, all united in a common love. Brave men and women grasp hands across the divide of arbitrary coolness to stand tall and say as one, “I don’t care if you don’t think they’re punk rock! Nor if my mom — and classic rock/adult contemporary stations with names like 88.1 The Fox or 98.4 The Bear or 102.5 The Honeybadger — love them! Fleetwood Mac wrote some of the greatest rock songs of the 1970s and I’m proud to say that I’m a Mac fan!” Because it’s hard out there sometimes for a Mac fan of a certain musical persuasion. Either the punk rock bartender at your usual waterin’ hole is shaking his head at you for picking “Rhiannon” on the jukebox, or you’re about to drown in pastel velour and middle-aged women in shitty capes at the Ren Fest. But my Rhiannon-loving friends, take heart! There’s a place for us now. And by “place” I mean indie-skewing Fleetwood Mac tribute compilation.

The songs of Buckingham, Nicks, McVie, and co. get a makeover on Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a new comp from Hear Music/Concord due August 14. Have you ever wondered what the Mac would sound like with Washed Out’s chillwave gloss? Under Lykke Li’s Scandinavian pop lens? With a Lee Ranaldo avant-garde twist? Under Best Coast’s sweet, lo-fi surgical knife? Well, respected film and TV music supervisor Randall Poster along with Gelya Robb (the team that put together last year’s Grammy-nominated Rave On Buddy Holly comp) have asked some of indie music’s leading names to take classic Fleetwood Mac tracks from the band’s entire 45-year career and give them a new spin. Poster, who has worked with Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Todd Haynes (and many many more!), describes how “the story of Fleetwood Mac has always intrigued me. And we’ve tried to tell that story through the arc of music we’ve recorded. Working with some of our favorite artists and performers, the magical musical legacy of Fleetwood Mac shows itself to be alive and well.” So there you have it, my fellow Fleetwood Mac fans. All your dreams of Bethany Cosentino crooning about Welsh witches are crystal visions no more. They’re real. So stand tall and stand proud and Just Tell Me That You Want Me.

Tracklisting:

01. Lee Ranaldo Band (ft. J Mascis) - “Albatross”
02. Antony - “Landslide”
03. Trixie Whitley - “Before the Beginning”
04. Billy Gibbons & Co. - “Oh Well”
05. Best Coast - “Rhiannon”
06. The New Pornographers - “Think About Me”
07. Marianne Faithfull - “Angel”
08. Lykke Li - “Silver Springs”
09. Karen Elson - “Gold Dust Woman”
10. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - “Storms”
11. Washed Out - “Straight Back”
12. Tame Impala - “That’s All For Everyone”
13. Craig Wedren (ft. St. Vincent) - “Sisters of the Moon”
14. The Kills - “Dreams”
15. Gardens & Villa - “Gypsy”
16. The Crystal Ark - “Tusk”
17. MGMT - “Future Games”

• Fleetwood Mac: http://www.fleetwoodmac.com
• Hear Music/Concord: http://www2.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/hear-music