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

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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

• Xiu Xiu: http://xiuxiu.org
• Deerhoof: http://www.deerhoof.killrockstars.com

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

• Calgary Folk Music Festival: http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com

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)

• NASA: http://www.myspace.com/nasa

Dirty Projectors and Björk to release Mount Wittenberg Orca on June 30; Domino releases teaser videos

Domino has released at least two teaser videos for the much-talked-about Mount Wittenberg Orca (described as Bitte Orca’s younger, hotter sister”) suite that Dirty Projectors and Björk performed last year at the Housing Works benefit show in New York (they also performed one of the tracks on Jimmy Fallon and every now and again on tour). Divided in six parts, the suite will be self-released digitally as an EP on June 30 to benefit the National Geographic Society.

To hear more of the Mount Wittenberg Orca tracks performed live, check out YouTube. Or just check out the teaser videos and wait for the sure-to-be-awesome EP:

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Mount Wittenberg Orca tracklist:

01. Ocean
02. On and Ever Onward
02. When the World Comes to an End
04. Beautiful Mother
05. Sharing Orb
06. No Embrace
07. All We Are

UPDATE: Read a letter from Longstreth about the project at Stereogum.

• Dirty Projectors: http://www.dirtyprojectors.net
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

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Vampire Weekend appropriate concept of touring from West Africa

Just in time for the new Twilight movie coming out this month, Vampire Weekend have decided to promote their song on the soundtrack by turning into actual vampires and extending their already lengthy tour into the fall. Who needs sleep when you can go on the road for nine months out of the year? Just be sure to leave your garlic at home, kids, unless you want to see a very pissed off Ezra Koenig. Joining the Vampires on the road, in addition to previously announced openers Dum Dum Girls and Beach House, will be The Very Best, who will take over for Dum Dum Girls on the last dozen or so dates.

06.24.10 - Cornwall, England - Eden Project
06.25.10 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury Festival
06.27.10 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Rockin’ Park Festival
06.29.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
07.01.10 - Borlange, Sweden - Peace & Love Festival
07.02.10 - Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
07.03.10 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.04.10 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07.05.10 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.08.10 - Manchester, England - Orange RockCorps Festival
07.09.10 - Naas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07.10.10 - Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
07.13.10 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere
07.15.10 - Nimes, France - Nimes Festival
07.16.10 - Benicassim, Spain - Benicassim International Festival
07.17.10 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07.18.10 - Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
07.30.10 - Icheon City, South Korea - Jisan Valley Rock Festival
08.01.10 - Naeba Ski Resort, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08.27-28.10 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Malkin Bowl *^
08.29.10 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater *^
08.31.10 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater *^
09.01.10 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater *
09.02.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
09.03.10 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater *^
09.05.10 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *^
09.06.10 - Bloomington, IL - IU Auditorium*^
09.07.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheater *^
09.08.10 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis Theater ^
09.10.10 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory *^
09.11.10 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *^
09.12.10 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *^
09.13.10 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park *^
09.15-17.10 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *^
09.25.10 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre *%
09.26.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *%
09.28.10 - San Diego, CA - SOMA *%
09.29.10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at the Palms *%
10.03.10 - St Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *%
10.04.10 - Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theatre *%
10.06.10 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom *%
10.07.10 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre *%
10.08.10 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.11.10 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live *%
10.13.10 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore *%

* Beach House
^ Dum Dum Girls
% the Very Best

• Vampire Weekend: http://www.vampireweekend.com

Google to launch download, subscription-based service, because there’s more awesome music out there now than ever before

Tired of listening to its dad’s scratched Bob Seger vinyl on the hi-fi and its mom’s Christian radio stations in the car all the time, Google decided it was high time to get into its own scene, man. And with high school starting next fall, Google figured there was no better time than now to amass its own badass, chick-impressing record collection.

So, right after it cuts the lawn, Google is investing in a music download service tied to its search engine later this year (to be followed by a subscription service in 2011), at least according to something called The Wall Street Journal. And although this “street journal” said it was currently unclear as to whether or not label deals have been struck yet, it is pretty sure that Google is at least “in talks” about offering a music service tied to phones running its Android system. (I assume that these talks are taking place via gchat.)

So, here’s how it all goes down: Google’s download service will offer paid Google downloads by providing a Google link to its Google store when users search for an artist or song… on Google. According to that pesky Wall Street Journal, insiders have said that the download store would be an interim step towards the creation of a subscription streaming service compatible with Android phones.

But Google’s plans to use a large music library to get laid in high school could provide a challenge to digital music market leader iTunes. Then again, Apple probably doesn’t care because it (a) probably gets laid all the time, and (b) is widely expected to be preparing a cloud-based version of iTunes right now, which I WANT RIGHT THE HELL NOW. So in the words of my BOYS in D-Generation-X, suck it, Google.

• The Wall Street Journal: http://bit.ly/a9XqUd
• Google: http://duckduckgo.com