David Bowie says: “Buy Station to Station again, and I’ll bring back Tin Machine”

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Bowie’s back from space with another glorious reissue of one of his albums; this time around, it’s his 10th studio album, Station to Station, which’ll be loaded up with extras and sent to stores everywhere, care of EMI. However, the twist is that Bowie, who’s been exploring the outer reaches of space in an attempt to prove that no woman in the universe is more beautiful than his wife, Iman, needs cash to buy astronaut food and has promised all of his fans that if they all buy the album, he’ll resurrect late-80s/early-90s band Tin Machine as a reward! Although no one but Bowie seems too excited about the proposed resurrection of Bowie’s band (who charted with “Under the God”), they are excited for the reissue!

If YOU’RE interested, well then you should know that you can get it on September 28, and that it’ll be available in a 3CD version (with a booklet and photos and a recording of the famed 1976 concert at Nassau, Coliseum) or in a “Packed Full of Stuff” version that includes the original album, the Nassau concert, unreleased songs, 3 LPs of the CD material, a DVD, a massive booklet, a poster, and tons of other stuff that any real fan needs.

• David Bowie: http://www.davidbowie.com
• EMI: http://www.emimusic.com

The Black Heart Procession together with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Eluvium, and The Books at last

Fall is on the horizon, and those great purveyors of autumnal folk-styled indie rock The Black Heart Procession have a gift for you! Whatever could it be, you ask? Perhaps a nice gift box full of scented soaps? A brownie mix with a poem comparing cooking to friendship? Dockers pleated slacks? Well, this is Black Heart Procession, so it’s something called Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit, and it’s a limited-edition EP available on October 12 via Temporary Residence Limited. The EP includes three new songs from the group, plus a collaboration with famed dub dude Lee “Scratch” Perry and a reworking of the track “Drugs” by Eluvium.

To celebrate the unleashing of Blood Bunny into the world, Black Heart Procession are hitting the road this fall with fellow Temporary Residence amigos The Books.

Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit tracklisting:

01. Blank Page
02. The Orchid
03. Silence (Remix by Mr. Tube)
04. Devotion
05. Freeze (Remix by Lee ”Scratch” Perry)
06. Heaven Below (Remix by Mr. Tube)
07. Drugs (Remix by Eluvium)
08. Drugs (Remix by Jamuel Saxon)

Blackened dates:

09.28.10 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge *
09.29.10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
09.30.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10.01.10 - Durham, NC - Shaefer Theater, Duke University
10.03.10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10.04.10 - Knoxville, TN - Square Room
10.05.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
10.06.10 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
10.21.10 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theater
10.22.10 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
10.23.10 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End
10.24.10 - Ottawa, ON - Capitol Music Hall
10.25.10 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
10.26.10 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
10.27.10 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club, Calvin College
10.29.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10.30.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10.29.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box at the Henry Fonda
10.30.10 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
12.03.10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
12.04.10 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
12.05.10 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

* WITHOUT The Books

• The Black Heart Procession: http://theblackheartprocession.com
• Temporary Residence: http://temporaryresidence.com

Dead Meadow reunite with original drummer, rock out in California and Australia

There comes a time in every band’s life when the words “reunion tour” take on a shining, new allure, when a long-lost drummer returns to music from the scholarly clutches of law school and the group decides to set forth on a series of reunion shows in California and Australia. For psych rockers Dead Meadow, that time is now. Original drummer Mike Laughlin is back with guitarist/vocalist Jason Simon and bass player Steve Kille, in his first appearance with the group since 2002.

Dead Meadow are hot off a successful US and European tour, and now, reunited at last, the group will continue on to their upcoming Cali/Australia dates in support of the recent Xemu Records reissue of the group’s first two albums, 2000’s self-titled LP and 2001’s Howls from the Hills, as well as this spring’s dual DVD/LP release Three Kings (TMT Review).

Romantic evenings in dead meadows:

10.03.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10.05.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10.10.10 - Melbourne, Australia - The Tote (Jason Simon solo show)
10.11.10 - Melbourne, Australia - Toff In Town (Jason Simon solo show)
10.12.10 - Geelong, Australia - The National Hotel
10.13.10 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier Bar
10.14.10 - Melbourne, Australia - Forum Theater
10.15.10 - Brisbane, Australia - Globe Theater
10.16.10 - Sydney, Australia - The Lair (matinee/late shows)
10.17.10 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers Live

• Dead Meadow: http://www.deadmeadow.com
• Xemu: http://www.xemu.com

A Classic Education ready Hey There Stranger EP on Lefse, think about college options for the future

A classic education. Greek, Latin; Herodotus, the Socratic method, Euclidian geometry. Things aren’t quite the same these days. A classic education is now a little Canadian, a lot of Italian, and they’ve given up Aristotle’s logic for Lefse, which is set to release A Classic Education’s new EP, Hey There Stranger in the US on September 21.

Okay, enough academic mumbo jumbo. These Bolognese boys have been working their way up since 2009, when Holiday Records released their single “What My Life Could Have Been” b/w “Toi” (a free download from Holiday: a poppy, up-tempo musing followed by a 60s sashaying cover of Gilbert Bécaud). Singles are all fine and good, but a band can only go so far with free downloads and 7-inches (Best Coast managed for a while, but we got restless, if you will remember), and ACE’s first 12-inch EP (First EP) only had content on one side. Still, the promise is there, and in the meantime, nobody’s complaining about free downloads (download the opening track from Hey There Stranger here).

Tracklisting:

01. Gone to Sea
02. Terrible Day
03. What My Life Could Have Been
04. Devilish Coast Sway
05. I Lost Time
06. Toi

• A Classic Education: http://www.aclassiceducation.com
• Lefse Records: http://lefserecords.com

The RIAA spent $1.398 million in the second quarter; apparently it still lives in 2001

It was reported by Digital Music News that the RIAA spent a hefty $1,398,227 on lobbying initiatives this past quarter. Here is a list of things that we at TMT feel the RIAA should spend its money on instead:

1. Financing the tours of hard-working independent bands.

2. Splurging on a spa day, so it’ll stop being stressed out about how people are still downloading music illegally.

3. A time machine to get itself to 2010.

• RIAA: http://www.riaa.com

New mixtape from Das Racist, Sit Down, Man, up for download September 14!

“Stoner jokesters,” eh, New York Times? How typically dismissive. At this point, if all you know of Das Racist is a clever name and “Combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut,” you’re seriously missing out. Their first mixtape, Shut Up, Dude, came out earlier this year, causing reviewers everywhere to cautiously tip-toe around terms like “pomo rap” and “ethnic electronic band” (these dudes’ words), quickly positing Das Racist as one answer not only to Sasha Frere-Jones’ lament about the demise of hip-hop, but also ye old racial polemic.

Das Racist are now preparing to unleash a second mixtape, this time more courteously titled Sit Down, Man. Check out the trailer (yes, a trailer) here, a nice fireside-style chat with Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez, including a few audio clips from Sit Down, Man tracks and a shout-out from Diplo. Sit Down, Man, presented by Diplo, Mad Decent, Greedhead Entertainment, and Mishka, will be available online September 14 at maddecent.com, greedhead.net, mishkanyc.com, and djbooth.net. For only their second mixtape, Das Racist is really packing heat: there’s production from Diplo, Boi-1da, Dame Grease, and Scoop Deville, plus guest artists El-P, Teengirl Fantasy, Vijay Iyer, and more. Holy shit, dude.

Check out the music video for “Who’s That? Brooown!” over at Pitchfork, diligently bringing hip-hop in all its forms to middle-class college students everywhere.

Sit Down, Man tracklisting:

01. All Tan Everything (Prod. Sabzi)
02. Town Business [ft. Kassa Overall] (Prod. Kassa Overall)
03. Puerto Rican Cousins (Prod. Gordon Voidwell)
04. Amazing (Prod. Keepaway)
05. Roc Marciano joint [ft. Roc Marciano] (Prod. Mike Finito)
06. We’re Rapping to You [ft. Lakutis] (Prod. Sha-Leik the Engineer)
07. Fashion Party [ft. Chairlift] (Prod. Chairlift)
08. Love It Mane [ft. Fat Tony]
09. And the White Man Get Paid Off of All of That (Dusk/Blackdown Cover)
10. Commercial (Prod. Teengirl Fantasy)
11. hahahaha jk? (Prod. Boi-1Da)
12. Return to Innocence (Prod. Dash Speaks)
13. Rooftop f/ Despot (Prod. Dame Grease)
14. Julia (The Very Best) (Das Racist Remix)
15. You Can Sell Anything (Prod. Diplo)
16. Sit Down Man [ft. El-P] (Prod. Scoop Deville)
17. Free Jazzmataz (Prod. Vijay Iyer and Das Racist) [bonus]
18. Fatima’s Oppression Part 2 (Prod. Das Racist/Ben Sinclair) [bonus]
19. Irresponsible [ft. Lakutis] (Prod. Das Racist) [bonus]

• Das Racist: http://www.myspace.com/dasracist

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