Dan Deacon announces new album on Domino, hopefully featuring Francis Ford Coppola on lead vocals

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Hey righteous party animals! Are you guys talking about makin’ banging albums? Well, watch out. Because nobody makes albums like ma boy Dan “Dan Deacon” Deacon! Why, just this morning I was peeping deets about the new album that the old party-starting rave master has up his sleeve for August 28 in the USA (August 27 everywhere else). Yeah, it’s right next to all the fuckin Ecstasy that he also keeps up his sleeve! BOO-yeazz!! Alright, settle it down, now, settle it down. Anyway, he’s fixing to call it America, and it’s his first album for them outrageous mo-fuckers at Domino (they’re all whacked-out and Euro Trip over there, so you know they know how to throw it down) and his followup to the crotch-grabbing transcendence of Bromst (TMT Review) from back in hazy-ass 2k9. (P.S. Me and this chick got all crunked out listening to that record once and started eating hotdogs and then french kissing and passing the chewed up hotdogs all back and forth between our mouths and shit while we rubbed up against each other, you know? Shit. Was. SENSORY.)

I think we can totes expect more of the same ballin’, balls-out, balls-to-the-wall badassery this time around. Actually, give me one sec. to copy/paste some press release shit here… I won’t even read it first. I’m just gonna assume that it backs up my general ‘tude. Here we go. Haha, put this in your pipe:

The ecstatic, celebratory sounds found on America are in compelling contrast with the darker thematic undercurrents. The album demonstrates anger, confusion, and apocalyptic anxiety over corporatism and war, but finds consolation in the geography of the United States and in recent social movements both domestic and international […]There’s a subtler approach to timbre on America, informed by Deacon’s recent experiences in the classical world - commissions and collaborations, his Carnegie Hall debut; his first film score (for a Francis Ford Coppola film).

…Dawg! Uh, that is not where my headspace was all at. Sorry, duders. But if it’s any big dif to you, the album’s first single still sounds pretty tub-thumbing to these ragin’ ears. So maybe that press release is just full of some bunk ass schwag.

America tracklisting:

01. Guilford Avenue Bridge
02. True Thrush
03. Lots
04. Prettyboy
05. Crash Jam
06. USA I: Is a Monster
07. USA II: The Great American Desert
08. USA III: Rail
09. USA IV: Manifest


07.07.12 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival
07.12.12 - New York, NY - Pier 84 *
07.14.12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
07.21.12 - Antigonish, NS - Evolve Festival
09.01.12 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
09.07.12 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09.19.12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
09.20.12 - Berlin, Germany - Festsall Kreuzberg
09.21.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Reepers
09.22.12 - Eindehoven, Netherlands - Area 51
09.23.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
09.24.12 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
09.25.12 - Paris, France - Le Trebando
09.26.12 - London, UK - Scala
09.28.12 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill
09.29.12 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt

* John Maus

• Dan Deacon: http://www.dandeacon.com
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

RACES announce summer tour, racists announce summer stay inside and boil in their own repulsive hatred

It is a good thing that the internet is text-based and not conversation-from-a-loud-crowded-room-based. If the internet really were the latter, you might have heard the headline of this article and thought that racists were going on tour. “Racists? I don’t want to see racists.” That’s you reacting in this imaginary situation. Frankly, I don’t blame you! I wouldn’t want to see racists either and I’d be doubly concerned that they had become organized enough as a group to book an entire tour. That would truly be unfortunate.

Thankfully, we have the sweet clarity of text. As you can see, it’s RACES who are going on tour. RACES are a Los Angeles-based indie rock signed to Frenchkiss who are (probably and hopefully) not awful racists. They are going on tour to play songs and (probably and hopefully) not try to spread a message of hate and intolerance for other living human beings. They’ll be on tour through much of July and August, playing a string of shows in cities that you might live in. Do you live in Denver? Minneapolis? Chicago? Austin? The other cities on this tour? Well, then you can go see them. Did I mention that they have a debut album called Year of the Witch out on Frenchkiss? They do. See, they even love witches.

RACES dates:

07.17.12 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
07.19.12 - Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin, Memorial Union Terrace
07.20.12 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
07.21.12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
07.22.12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
07.23.12 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel
07.25.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
07.27.12 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
07.28.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
07.29.12 - Washington, DC - DC9
07.31.12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
08.01.12 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
08.03.12 - Houston, TX - Rudyard’s
08.04.12 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s
08.06.12 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
08.07.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room

• RACES: http://racestheband.com
• Frenchkiss: http://www.frenchkissrecords.com

RIP: Steeve Hurdle, ex-Gorguts/Negativa guitar player

From Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles:

According to Cooperative Funeraire de L’Estrie in Quebec, ex-GORGUTS/NEGATIVA guitar player “Big” Steeve Hurdle passed away on May 20th after post-surgical complications. Hurdle was living in Sherbrooke, Quebec at the time of his passing.

• Gorguts: http://www.gorguts.com
• Negativa: http://www.myspace.com/negativa1

Oneohtrix Point Never releasing EP of Replica remixes and collaborative reworkings by Richard Youngs, Matmos, Limpe Fuchs, and NOT Rudolf Eb.er (lame)

Oneohtrix Point Never has a new EP all set for release on June 12, and the concept is Replica remixes/reconstructions involving Lopatin’s own dream team of collaborators. COOL! It seems like whenever a band blows up and releases a remix EP, their list of esoteric influences shrinks down to a digestible pack of MAJOR artists and lamer labelmates, so we’re happy to report that Beck, Jack White, Damon Albarn, James Murphy, and Björk have nothing to do with the four tracks making up Dog in the Fog - Replica Collaborations & Remixes.

Instead, Lopatin called on TMT’s favorite shape-shifting troubadour Richard Youngs and techno legend Surgeon to provide remixes of “Nassau” and “Remember,” respectively. AND THAT’S JUST THE “B-SIDE” LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Starting things off are two reworkings of Replica’s title track, one featuring King Midas Sound’s Roger Robinson as re-edited by OPN himself, and another featuring fellow vocal obsessive Limpe Fuchs as re-edited by Matmos! Shit… nobody tell Björk!! Dog in the Fog will be released digitally via Software; no word yet on a physical release. Listen to the Matmos collab here and check out some new European dates below the tracklist. And then clip your fingernails or something, you look threatening today.

Dog in the Fog - Replica Collaborations & Remixes tracklisting:

01. Replica (ft. Limpe Fuchs) [Matmos edit]
02. Replica (ft. Roger Robinson) [OPN edit]
03. Remember [Surgeon remix]
04. Nassau [Richard Youngs remix]


05.31.12 - Düdigen, Switzerland - Kilbi Festival
06.01.12 - Valencia, Spain - Ensems Festival
06.09.12 - Sopron, Sweden - Volt Festival
06.20.12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall #
07.05.12 - Frankfurt, Germany - Robert Johnson Club
07.06.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.07.12 - London, UK - Bloc Festival
07.08.12 - Den Hague, Netherlands - Holland North Sea Jazz Festival
07.15.12 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
08.10.12 - Helsinki - TBA
08.12.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival

# Liars

• Oneohtrix Point Never: http://www.pointnever.com
• Software: http://softwarelabel.net

Neon Indian wants to make beautiful music with you and your PAL, announces contest that’s way less racy than it sounds

Sometimes you just need a PAL. Whether you’ve had a hard day at work, a recent breakup, or just got really bummed out from watching too much Mad Men, nothing feels better than taking time to just sit down, relax, and share some much-needed time with the crazy mini-synth created by Neon Indian in conjunction with Bleep Labs. Sure — human friends are nice and all, but will they help you create the sort of mindblowing drone/synth/bloop-blip-bloppy-soundin’ track that will win Alan Palomo’s heart and be forever preserved in the magical grooves of a limited 7-inch vinyl-only release on his own Static Tongues label? In short, no. Human friends cannot. Only PAL 198X can help you make this sort of musical magic; or at least, only proud owners of the PAL 198X are eligible.

Here’s the deal, see: Palomo, the man behind Neon Indian, wants you to show him whatcha workin’ with. Fire up your PAL 198Xs, ladies and gents, and create some “music (or non-music),” as Palomo puts it. And, like it did in kindergarten, creativity counts on this one. Make a video of you foolin’ around with your PAL, and submit that along with your track — PALOMO WANTS TO SEE IT ALL. Rules: there are no rules. Okay, okay, there is ONE. You gotta take a photo of your PAL with your production handle and the name of your track written next to it to prove ownership, then add the video and photo as the artwork for said track on the contest’s SoundCloud upload page.

If you’re kicking yourself for not already owning one of these hot little numbers, never fear, for Bleep Labs is releasing a limited run of these thangs for the low, low price of 15 American dollars. They’ve also got a new ribbon controller add-on for you. (You know what that means. I do not.) Your deadline, should you choose to accept it, is July 20. Mr. Neon Indian himself will pick the winner during the first week in August. The winner’s track will make up the B-side of the aforementioned Static Tongues 7-inch, where it will be intertwined with Palomo’s own contribution in “a series of drone and percussive lock grooves generated by the PAL as open source sample material for producers and enthusiasts alike.”


08.04.12 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

• Neon Indian: http://neonindian.com
• Bleep Labs: http://bleeplabs.com

[Photo: Dr. Bleep]

Ariel Pink, Sun Araw, Nite Jewel, White Magic, Dntel, and more covering Faust, Can, other krautrock klassix in L.A.

Ahh Hollywood. A strange, glittering, magical place where life can change in an instant, where dreams can come true. A place for dreamers, mystics, and total nutjobs. And for those Los Angeles residents dreaming specifically of a wonderful night of krautrock cover sets performed by some of the West Coast’s finest bands, well let’s just say the stars have aligned. This rare astrological phenomenon takes place but one night only, on this Friday, June 1, when online radio collective dublab and the deutsche-lovin’ folks over at The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles have teamed up to bring a little shindig known as “Krautrock Classics: An Evening of Cosmic German Music” to the John Anson Ford Theatre.

What could be better than a night spent in a lovely regional park listening to experimental Teutonic tracks from the 60s and 70s? Why, when they’re being performed by the likes of Sun Araw, Ariel Pink, and Nite Jewel, of course! Krautrock-inspired art and music will set the stage for a pre-show picnic at the Edison Plaza from 6-8 PM, with special DJ sets and “Krautrock themed t-shirt printing” (???) by HIT+RUN. Then once the magic hour rolls around, the program is as follows.

Imagine! Nite Jewel and Friends performing the entirety of Kraftwerk’s Computer World! Carlos Niño & Friends doing Popol Vuh, Pharoahs & Friends doing Manuel Göttsching’s E2 E4, Dntel and Hrishikesh Hirway (One AM Radio) working over Faust, ESP doing Can, Daedelus doing Rüdiger Lorenz, Sun Araw Band doing Krokodil, White Magic and Ariel Pink doing Inner Space (pre-Can), plus synth interludes by Nanny Canteloupe and live visuals by Alex Pelly & Miko Revereza. With this many stars spinning round the Krautrock universe, your Friday, June 1 horoscope practically writes itself. Tickets available here.

• dublab: http://dublab.com