Domino signs the whole Real Estate family in summer BBQ spectacular

Domino signs the whole Real Estate family in summer BBQ spectacular

For lackadaisical New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate, summer time is their bread and butter… time. Even though their self-titled debut (TMT Review) has been out for roughly a year-and-a-half by now, plenty of plaid-clad youths should be nursing a beer and a dog to their warm, swaying songs this summer. Just as summer is the ideal time for Real Estate’s music, it is also the ideal time for news stories about Real Estate. So here’s your Tiny Mix Tapes summer news jam 2011 (stay young forever never change): Real Estate have signed to UK-based label Domino. If all goes as planned, the label should be putting out the group’s sophomore record this October.

In the past, Real Estate and their satellite projects have been putting out music through a variety of labels, including Underwater Peoples, Woodsist, and Mexican Summer. But now, they appear to be exclusively Domino clients. In addition to putting out Real Estate records, the label plans to put out future music from guitarist Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails and bassist Alex Bleeker’s Alex Bleeker and the Freaks. Real Estate and Domino: true summer buddies ‘til the end.

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RIP: Carl Gardner of The Coasters

From Rolling Stone:

Carl Gardner, the lead singer of the 1950s vocal group the Coasters whose tenor voice powered such classics as “Poison Ivy,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Young Blood” and “Searchin’,” has died of unknown causes. He was 83. Gardner co-founded the group in 1955 and is the only member in its every incarnation over the past 50 years — though in recent years health problems have kept him off the road. “Carl Gardner was one of the great lead voices of the rock and roll era,” soul legend Sam Moore said in a statement.

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Jacuzzi Boys get out of the water long enough to announce a sophomore full-length, then jump in the pool to cool off

You may have heard about Jacuzzi Boys if you’re one of many who dabble in the latest trend of 60s-inspired garage rock bands, or if you’re from Miami and enjoy the sparse local scene not hailing from Gainesville. These guys have released splits and 7-inches with King Khan, Nobunny, Vivian Girls, and Woven Bones, so if you’re one of the aforementioned dabblers and know your stuff, you’ve heard them. The trio’s debut full-length, No Seasons, came out in 2009 on the Orlando label Floridas Dying, and two years later, they’ve announced a second full-length, this time to be released on Hardly Art.

Despite the sunshine, citrus-packed diet, and speedos that Florida has to offer, the Jacuzzi Boys left their home state to record the new album, Glazin’, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, at a studio closest in name to one you might find down in the great retirement sector of the South (Key Club Studios). According to guitarist/lead singer Gabriel Alcala, the production is definitely a step up from that on No Seasons: “While No Seasons was a primal wallop, Glazin’ has a slight sheen of a studio environment. Moving beyond the beauty and harshness inherent in a life spent within a single climate, Glazin’ instead offers a take on the culture that surrounds that environment: girls, cruising, air conditioning, and ‘raspberry feelings.’” Right, guys. Living in Miami and wearing short sleeves in December is just so hard. It truly is miserable when the possibilities of layering and scarves are abolished from your personal style options.

Glazin’ is out on August 30, when the average temperature in Miami is about 90 degrees and even the most attractive person starts to look like Iggy Pop (a confirmed fan — kind of) after a couple hours in the sun. Just remember not to leave your vinyl copy in the car if you run post-record-store errands.

Glazin’ tracklisting:

01. Vizcaya
02. Automatic Jail
03. Glazin’
04. Cool Vapors
05. Libras and Zebras
06. Crush
07. Silver Sphere (Death Dream)
08. Zeppelin
09. Los Angeles
10. Koo Koo with You

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Prurient releases new LP Bermuda Drain in July; writer muses on the concept of romantic sperm

Whether I like it or not, “prurient” is a romantic word, and it’s also the stage name of Dominick Fernow’s noise project that has flourished for over a decade. I also like to think that Fernow makes romantic noise music, if such a thing exists.

Prurient’s new album Bermuda Drain will see release on July 19 on Hydra Head. Those are some watery, sexy words right there and it’s makes me want to line the bathtub with gothic candles and just unwind to some melodic electronics. The album will be available on CD, 2xLP, and limited-edition cassette (with bonus tracks). You may also know Fernow as the head of shop and label Hospital Productions and as a contributor to Wes Eisold’s Cold Cave.

Recently, I contemplated on Twitter regarding why there are no romantic words for male ejaculate. Then, by chance or fate I write this new story. Fernow is a busy-ass man and deserves recognition, which is why I am officially naming sperm “Prurient.” You’re welcome. Now go write a poem about the pristine flow of your prurient while listening to the engaging synthesizer loops of Bermuda Drain.

Bermuda Drain CD/2xLP tracklist:

01. Many Jewels Surround the Crown
02. A Meal Can Be Made
03. Bermuda Drain
04. Watch Silently
05. Palm Tree Corpse
06. There Are Still Secrets
07. Let’s Make a Slave
08. Myth of Sex
09. Sugar Cane Chapel

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New Matt “MV” Valentine album What I Became out tomorrow. Have a happy period.

Since what seems like the dawn of time, Matt “MV” Valentine has been cranking out (and cranking out) albums from the back of his little grass shack in Kealakekua… er, Vermont. Normally, such obsessive ejaculating of music eventually paralyzes creativity and castrates consumer interest, but with MV each sweet release is always a fresh endeavor. We can’t help it; those irresistible rural psych nuggets make us weak in the nards and in the cookies. Haven’t experienced that uncertain feeling south of the equator? Well, the best time to get into MV may have been years ago but don’t fret… the nth best time is right now because he is to release his latest record, What I Became, tomorrow!

Valentine can be a consummate cavorter, hooking up and downing tracks with a bevy of partners. This time around he is the lone wolf, recording (most of) What I Became by himself at his Maximum Arousal Farm studio/home. And from what we’ve heard, it is yet another lovely change o’ pace from this steady seducer. What I Became is out this week on Woodsist and features very little help from Jeremy Earl (Woods), Mike Smith (Muskox), and constant twin spirit Erika “EE” Elder.

What I Became tracklist:

01. Continuing the Good Life
02. Hit the Trails
03. PK Dick
04. Stay
05. Ease My Eyes
06. Ave B
07. Sweet Little Indian Girl

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RIP: Seth Putnam, founder of grindcore band Anal Cunt

From Roadrunner Records:

ANAL CUNT’s publicist, Kim Kelly of Catharsis PR, has confirmed via Twitter that the band’s frontman, Seth Putnam, died earlier today (Saturday, June 11) of a suspected heart attack. He was 43 years old.

Commented Kelly on her personal blog: “Yes, it’s true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to a heart attack.

“I handled all the promotion for ANAL CUNT’s last album, ‘Fuckin’ A’, and Seth was always happy to oblige any request I sent his way. The band had been working on a new album before his passing, so chances are his musical career’s epitaph has yet to be inscribed.

“I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I’m hoping that the Internet will remember that. This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that.”

Putnam was known for his brutal screaming and lyrics that either shock, offend, or invoke morbid humor. Throughout his career, Putnam was involved in many side projects, including providing backing vocals on PANTERA’s “The Great Southern Trendkill” album.

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