Cloudland Canyon find promised land, rejoice by taking new album Fin Eaves to the Holy Mountain

Cloudland Canyon find promised land, rejoice by taking new album Fin Eaves to the Holy Mountain

Former Panthers front man Kip Ulhorn’s one-time side outlet for his psych-drone meanderings hasn’t peeped its head out in some time. Not since 2008’s spectacular and guest-riddled Lie in Light has Cloudland Canyon graced us with any of the psych-spliced euphoria that they’ve so properly refined and re-defined in the past years. Alas! No longer. Cloudland Canyon have seen the light, or something like that, and have decided to release their forthcoming long player Fin Eaves on the Holy Mountain label (home to such fellow guitar-drenched notables as Birds of Maya, Blues Control, and Wooden Shjips).

Apparently Ulhorn doesn’t have any qualms about letting his fans scope out the material before buying. You can already listen to basically half the album over at the Intercoastal Arists label page with accompanying video for each track. Impressed, you should be. It’ll be coming out July 29 September 7, just in time to mix with those brain-melting summer waves.

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Four-day vinyl music festival planned for July; it’s called Vinyl Music Festival…

Attention crate-diggers, dust-breathers, and DJs! Have you been looking for an excuse to visit beautiful Sarasota, Florida? Is there a gap in your gig schedule during the weekend of July 15, and you can’t find anything to fill it? Do you have a craving to search through bin after bin of 25¢ records with a giant horde of fellow vinyl nerds (Vinerds)?

I bet you answered “yes” to all those questions and you’re waiting with crazed interest for what my suggestion will be! Well, I’d say you should head on down to Sarasota during the weekend of July 15-18 and enjoy the Vinyl Music Festival!

Plenty of details are still in the works, but expect a smorgasbord of DJs (more than 50 artists at 12 different venues) and plenty of “roof-top parties, beach parties, street parties, and general wax-focused revelry” with 5,000 people penciled in as attendees. Plus, you can expect plenty of coke — and after-parties, presumably. Is there anything else we can plan for?

“Our festival is about more than just the music,” says organizer Matt Orr. “It’s about engaging with an entire city by visiting the beautiful beaches and experiencing the arts organizations and culinary gems we’re known for while enjoying a world-class music festival.”

Oh, okay, I get it now! An ass-ton of DJs playing some shows is hardly enough to qualify as a “festival,” so you’re doing the whole “our festival is about more than just music” thing so that people buy tickets expecting a crappy show and aren’t disappointed to find out that everything costs extra, Sarasota sucks, and the coolest parts of the weekend don’t include any of the “scheduled events.” Great work, but I’ll stick to my weekly, VFW-sponsored “Vinyl Music Festival and Record Sale” and continue avoiding Florida.

You should go, though.

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Radiohead’s Phil Selway announces solo dates (some with Wilco), is probably delighted to find that he’s already famous

Q: What did the drummer say right before he got pushed out of the airplane?

A: Who cares?

Okay, so we all know that drummers making solo records is typically a hilarious concept. And why not? Drummers are the butts of any good band joke for good reason, right? Such crazy, jilted, zeitgeist-ian affairs are often stuffed with “guest stars” and “co-writers” and seem to come more from a drummer’s sense of spite at “never having his ideas taken seriously” than from any real artistic need to make a record. So sure, I’m with you.

But it’s all fun and games and bad jokes until someone like Radiohead’s Phil Selway steps up to the plate. This dude’s got class, he’s insanely musical, and he’s got one heck of a Rolodex when it comes to the “guest stars” thing. Singer/songwriter Lisa Germano, former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Sansone have all contributed to his debut album Familial, which is out August 30 through Bella Union.

And now Selway’s manning-up even more with a small but incredibly classy list of shows lined up for the fall. In addition to hitting up Bestival, End of the Road, and Electric Picnic festivals, he’s also tagging along with Wilco for a couple of giant UK shows. Talk about good company. My guess is that it’ll probably be a while before we see Selway putting on that Shining Time Station conductor’s cap (though I’d pay to see that too).


09.04.10 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic Festival
09.11.10 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09.12.10 - Salsbury, UK - End of the Road Festival
09.14.10 - London, UK - London Royal Festival Hall *
09.15.10 - Newcastle, UK - 02 Academy Newcastle *
09.16.10 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland Ballroom *

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Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu announce joint tour, fans already lining up for tickets! (ლ ◔ㅸ◔)ლ

As we recently reported, Deerhoof are working on a new album (slated for 2011) and have just announced a summer tour. And as we are just now reporting, they’ve announced an additional slew of fall dates with none other than Xiu Xiu! TIME TO CELEBRATE, READERS!!

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Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu tour (all dates with Father Murphy):

09.30.10 - Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall
10.03.10 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
10.05.10 - Bloomington, IN - Rhino’s
10.06.10 - Cincinnati, OH - The Northside Tavern
10.07.10 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
10.08.10 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
10.09.10 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
10.10.10 - Boston, MA - Paramount
10.11.10 - Portland, ME - Space Gallery
10.12.10 - Milford, CT - Daniel Street

Other Deerhoof dates:

06.25.10 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
06.26.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
06.27.10 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
06.28.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Jazzfest at Pyramid Cabaret
06.30.10 - Calgary, AB - Central United Church for Sled Island Festival
07.01.10 - Calgary, AB - Republik for Sled Island Festival
07.03.10 - Vancouver, BC - Jazz Fest at Commodore Ballroom
07.04.10 - Olympia, WA - The Capitol Theater
07.05.10 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
07.06.10 - Portland, OR - Berbatti’s
07.08.10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10.01.10 - Montreal, QC - Le Tulipe for Pop Montreal Festival

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Calgary Folk Music Festival reminds North America that Alberta can be a cool place, too; full list of performers announced

The Calgary Folk Music Festival has finally announced the complete lineup for this year’s festival, and we couldn’t be happier. Luckily for festival lovers and summertime vagrants across North America, the festival runs from July 22 to 25 at Prince’s Island Park in Calgary, Alberta (so you can still go to Pitchfork or the Siren Music Festival the weekend before! Have to chose between Folk and Whartscape, though). Major acts include Roberta Flack and some pretty serious folk acts, but also Stars, Man Man, St. Vincent, and The Swell Season, plus international groups like Konono No. 1.

If you’re in the area but for some reason don’t like music (thanks for reading TMT anyway), here’s a festival press kit with some recommendations of things to do around Calgary. Picnics, walks, trout fishing, and skinny dipping are all included on the list – though you should still try to work Roberta Flack into your schedule, regardless.

Calgary Folk Music Festival lineup:

Karla Anderson, Annie Lou, Asani, Natacha Atlas, The Avett Brothers, Axis of Conversation, Baskery, Bette & Wallet, Debashish Bhattacharya, Greg Brown, The Burning Hell, Caracol, The Cat Empire, Coolooloosh, Delhi 2 Dublin, DJ Dolores, DJ Logic, Dojo Workhorse, El Puchero del Hortelaño, e.s.l., David Essig, Etran Finatawa, Roberta Flack, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Fribo, Chris Gheran, Ghostkeeper, Thea Gilmore, Haydamaky, Joe Henry, Hill Country Revue, Robin Holcomb, Honeybear, Jon and Roy, Jordan Klassen, Konono No. 1, Library Voices, Cord Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans, Madison Violet, Dan Mangan, Man Man, Laura Marling, Mauvais Sort, The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project, Geoff Muldaur, Ohbijou, OX, Po’ Girl, Finley Quaye, Peatbog Faeries, Steve Pineo, Romantica, Tom Russell, Shakura S’Aida, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, JB Shore, Samantha Savage-Smith, Stars, St. Vincent, Sunparlour Players, The Swell Season, Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir, Timber Timbre, Frank Turner, Ian Tyson, Ukrania, United Steelworkers of Montreal

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NASA remix LP The Big Bang set for release this month

I know what you’re thinking: first they put a man on the moon, now they’ve got a team of scientists remixing one of last year’s most star-studded party albums?? But before you start envisioning the video for “She Blinded Me With Science” transposed to today, let’s get a few things straight. In case you haven’t guessed by now, the album in question is by NASA, a.k.a. North America/South America, a duo consisting of LA producer Squeak E. Clean and Brazilian DJ Zegon. Last year, they released the acclaimed The Spirit of Apollo, and this year, with a little help from some friends, it has been remixed and rechristened The Big Bang. Spirit featured some real heavy hitters, so seriously, Bang better have Buzz Aldrin rapping about ghostriding the whip on his spaceship and sipping Henny with alien babes or some shit.

Well, it’s almost that good. Expect some musical alchemy from the likes of Treasure Fingers, Herve (a.k.a. The Count of Monte Cristal), Steve Aoki, Mr. Oizo, The Ashton Shuffle, Villains, LA Riots, DJ Chernobyl, and Mario C, plus some remixes by NASA themselves in the form of Boombotz (Squeak E. Clean and Kool Kojak) and Ape Shit Brothers (Ali Disco B and Zegon). You can also find new tracks “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “The Big Bang.” Spectrophonic Sound is digitally releasing The Big Bang through DashGo on June 30.

The Big Bang tracklisting:

01. The Big Bang (feat. Maximum Hedrum)
02. Gifted (Boombotz Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, Lykke Li, and Maximum Hedrum)
03. Samba Soul (Ape Shit Brothers Remix) feat. Del the Funkee Homosapien
04. I Wanna Be Your Lover (feat. Max Hedrum and Barbie Hatch)
05. Whachadoin? (Boombotz Remix) (feat. Spankrock, MIA and Santigold)
06. Gifted (Treasure Fingers Epicwave Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, and Lykke Li)
07. There’s a Party (Ben Crea Funkgloriusmix) (feat. George Clinton and Chali 2na)
08. Way Down (Squeak E. Clean Jupiter Remix) (feat. RZA and Barbie Hatch)
09. A Volta (J.O.B. Remix) (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, and Lovefoxx)
10. Whachadoin? (Villains Remix) (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santigold, and Nick Zinner)
11. Money (The Count’s (AKA The Count of Monte Cristal) Dungeon Remix) (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Seu George, and Z-Trip)
12. Gifted (Steve Aoki Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, and Lykke Li)
13. N.A.S.A. Music (LA Riots Remix) (feat. Method Man, E40, and DJ Swamp)
14. Electric Flowers (Mario C Remix) (feat. Nina Persson and RZA)
15. Gifted (The Ashton Shuffle Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, and Lykke Li)
16. Strange Enough (Mr. Oizo Remix) (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Karen O, and Fatlip)
17. Whachadoin? (DJ Chernobyl Remix) (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., and Santigold)