Double Dagger of Bawmor are shuttin’ down after nine years and playing dair last show downey Ottobar on a Fridee in October. B’lieve. For people not from Baltimore: Double Dagger are calling it quits and playing their final show October 21

Double Dagger of Bawmor are shuttin' down after nine years and playing dair last show downey Ottobar on a Fridee in October. B'lieve. For people not from Baltimore: Double Dagger are calling it quits and playing their final show October 21

After nine years, three albums, a butt-load of EPs and singles, Double Dagger are calling it quits. Their reason, as posted this afternoon on their website, was this:

Like any relationship’s end, it’s complex, but for us it mostly comes down to time. As the band got older and grew and changed, the people in it did too, and our individual lives are pulling us towards other pursuits. With this in mind, we decided to focus on playing a few final shows in some of our favorite cities, and go out on a high note instead of slowing fading away. We still like the music, the shows, and each other, and we think it’s best to bring things to a close while we can still devote our full energy to this music.

Okay, that’s fair. That doesn’t mean I like it. I have a big case of the sads. However, this isn’t the END end. The band has been working on a few new songs that will be released posthumously, most likely via Thrill Jockey. Their last show will take place on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Ottobar in Baltimore with “awesome secret guests.” If you can’t make it to Baltimore, they also have dates in DC, Brooklyn, Cleveland, and two shows in Chicago (one listed as TBD, because I bet it’s some sweaty house show).

Goodbye, Double Dagger. I will never forget being 16 and getting kicked in the face and having a black eye and busted lip and telling my mom I tripped at work.

Final dates:

10.14.11 - Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge
10.15.11 - Chicago, IL - TBD
10.16.11 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
10.19.11 - Washington DC - Black Cat
10.20.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio ^
10.21.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *

* with “awesome secret special guests!!!”

• Double Dagger:
• Thrill Jockey:

James Ferraro to be played by Adrian Grenier in my blockbuster movie idea, readies new album and EP for Hippos in Tanks

James Ferraro is Flintstones and as of September 13 has released a digital EP, Condo Pets, as a prelude to his upcoming LP Far Side Virtual on Hippos in Tanks. Ferraro recently signed to Hippos this year, commenting that “the results of this relationship will see a new era in Art History.” The label prophecies that the upcoming LP will be one of his greatest achievements in exploring his fascination with the synthetic side of American living, and Ferraro tells us it will fund his plastic surgery.

The Condo Pets EP is available now and tackles difficult/fatuous subjects such as Google Street View and Carrie Bradshaw’s iPod. Far Side Virtual, limited to 1,000 copies, will follow closely behind on October 25.

Condo Pets tracklist:

01. Text Bubbles
02. The Secret World of Condo Pets
03. Eco – Tot
04. Life in a Day
05. Smoothies, Foodies, Flat Screens and Virtuality
06. Find Out What’s on Carrie Bradshaw’s iPod
07. Saint Prius

• James Ferraro:
• Hippos in Tanks:
• Buy Lorazepam Online:

of Montreal releases sexy retro box set, slips information on sexy new album, and lets out a few strands of sexy jism on the faces of devoted fans

For over a decade, the frantic and occasionally genius mind of the indie sex symbol formerly known as Kevin Barnes (now known as the African-American cross-dresser Georgie Fruit) has evolved to capture all sorts of whimsical, kitschy, avant, and occasionally disturbing pop into a style all his own. And so, as one big masturbatory celebration of the many sights and sounds (and falsetto whines) of Kevin Barnes, of Montreal will be releasing a very limited edition (just 500 copies) cassette box set through Joyful Noise Recordings, containing all of the band’s 10 full-length albums. From early lo-fi Elephant 6 releases, to the artistic and commercial breakthroughs of Satanic Panic in the Attic and Sunlandic Twins, to 2007’s heart-wrenching classic Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, to the super “sexed up and glammed out” funk of the band’s latest releases, an entire spectrum of sounds will be represented in this cohesive package.

The box set will be housed in a custom-built wooden box (by Deep Wood Workshop), and screen-printed with original artwork from David Barnes (screen-printing by In Case of Emergency Press). Each cassette will be individually wrapped, including the original album art. Purchasing the set will also give owners an instant MP3 download of the band’s entire discography (you know, for when you remember just how much cassette tapes suck and how much more convenient an iPod is over a Walkman). The box set will be available October 25 for $75 during its first week of preorder (going on right now), and then on September 19 for $100.

Kevin Barnes has also revealed a little bit of information about the band’s upcoming LP Paralytic Stalks in an interview with our “Marsha Brady” sister website. Barnes claims that the record will be “…a bit more esoteric”, and that it’s “…probably not something everybody’s going to like. The songs are way more intimate and confessional.”

• of Montreal:
• Joyful Noise:

Mike Patton continues to put off new albums with Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantômas, and Peeping Tom to release a new album of Italian film scores

Have you ever been sitting around watching a classic film like The Godfather and thought to yourself, “Gee, Nino Rota’s score would’ve been so much better if he composed it entirely from farts and burps?” And then that idea blossoms and spreads like your inevitable venereal disease, and you start to wonder, “what if ALL movies were composed entirely of atonal bodily functions?!” It wasn’t until you put down the bong and decided to go back to wrapping burritos at Taco Bell that you came to the realization, “why the fuck would ANYONE think that would be a good idea?”

Well, somebody obviously did. Hence, film scores by Mike Patton.

Moved by the Paolo Giordano novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Mike Patton’s “bowels of chili” have created an educational 16-track release highlighting music he composed for the film, which boasts being able to teach kids the importance of prime numbers. While his long career in music has encompassed a wide range of styles filtered through the irreverent lens of Frank Zappa sensibilities (and of course, the aforementioned disgusting noise collages), his latest soundtrack promises to be a more personal experience with emphasis on isolated notes, subtle transitions, and introspective atmospheres. The album, titled Music from the Film and Inspired by the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi), has been set for an 11-1-11 release via Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. It will be packaged in a multi-panel digipak, featuring a leaf cut-out embossed with a locking mechanism. The album’s tracklisting follows the dorky theme of prime numbers, numbering the songs with the first 16 prime numbers.


The Solitude of Prime Numbers tracklisting:

02. Twin Primes
03. Identity Matrix
05. Method of Infinite Descent
07. Contrapositive
11. Cicatrix
13. Abscissa
17. Isolated Primes
19. Radius of Convergence
23. Separatrix
29. The Snow Angel
31. Apnoea
37. Supersingular Primes
41. Quadratix
43. Calculus of Finite Differences
47. Zeroth
53. Weight of Consequences

• Mike Patton:
• Ipecac:

Chad VanGaalen done with Women, continues touring to busy himself

Having taken a small break last year from his own work to produce Women’s Public Strain (TMT Review), Chad VanGaalen has since released his fourth album, Diaper Island (recorded in his studio, Yoko Eno!), bringing his visceral indie sounds with him and ultimately to you, his biggest fans. The Calgary talent will finally hit stateside on October 6 in Portland, OR before finishing out the last jaunt of his tour in his Canadian homeland,

By the way, you know VanGaalen’s a fantastic animator too, right?


10.06.11 - Portland, OR - Holocene
10.08.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
10.09.11 - Los Angeles, CA - FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival
10.10.11 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10.11.11 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
10.13.11 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond’s Garage
10.14.11 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
10.15.11 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theater
10.22.11 - Halifax, NS - St. Antonio’s Community Hall
10.23.11 - Fredericton, NB - Capital Bar
10.25.11 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
10.26.11 - Kingston, ON - Chalmers United Church
10.27.11 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
10.28.11 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
11.04.11 - Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre
11.05.11 - Calgary, AB - Central United Church
11.16.11 - Regin, SK - The Exchange
11.17.11 - Saskatoon, SK - Roxy Theater
11.18.11 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre

• Chad VanGaalen:
• Sub Pop:

Real Estate (the band) announce album details and fall tour; Real Estate (the thing) announces its market is still fucked…

If you fancy yourself a big fan of New Jersey song-singers Real Estate, but you didn’t know that their sophomore album (and Domino debut) Days is due out October 18 in the US and October 17 in the UK, then you might not really be such a big fan after all. You might just like summertime, barbecues on the beach, and hitter boxes where the little hitter thing it painted up like a cigarette so you can drive around in broad daylight smoking weed in your car without anyone noticing unless they look at you for too long, which no one will because because, duh, you’re always in motion. Unless I’m at a stoplight, in which case I’ll I gotta do is hold that shit in and keep my hands down. ‘Cept at that one light that’s like, foreverlong! Ugh! I remember that one time last winter, when… I mean, but anyway, so, yeah: Real Estate. Good band. New record. You got that, right? Cool. ‘Graph 2, here we come!

Days was recorded with Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen) in a New Paltz, NY barn-cum-studio and is dorkily described in the press release as “a coming of age moment for childhood friends Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, and Alex Bleeker,” which makes me think that something kind of freaky went down in that barn. It’ll be available on CD, cassette, and vinyl, but Domino has an exclusive vinyl preorder that includes a “white label bootleg 12-inch of the band’s June 30, 2011 live performance at Brooklyn venue 285 Kent Ave.” Basically, it’s a live preview of the whole record, recorded by NYC Taper and limited to only 300 copies. So, you know, “act now!” or whatever (sheesh, Domino should be throwing me some money for all this).

So, now that we’ve established that there’s a new Real Estate album coming out, there must be a new tour happening, right? Well, yes. Yes there is. After a few hang-outs in Europe and the UK, they’ll be jamming through the US starting on Halloween night in Chicago. They’ve also hinted that they will soon unveil the details of a free New York record release party taking place sometime in October on their Twitter thingy (@realestateband), so stick that in your hitter box and smoke it… while driving… to a beach BBQ. With some babes.

Days tracklisting:

01. Easy
02. Green Aisles
03. It’s Real
04. Kinder Blumen
05. Out of Tune
06. Municipality
07. Wonder Years
08. Three Blocks
09. Younger Than Yesterday
10. All The Same


10.20.11 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club
10.22.11 - Gent, Belgium - Charlatan Club
10.23.11 - Brighton, UK - Hanbury Ballroom
10.24.11 - Manchester, UK - Now Wave @ Islington Mill
10.25.11 - London, UK - The Garage #
10.26.11 - Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
10.27.11 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Bitterzoet
10.28.11 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
10.31.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11.01.11 - Minneapolis, MN - TBD
11.03.11 - Denver, CO - Moe’s
11.04.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
11.05.11 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
11.06.11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11.07.11 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11.08.11 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
11.11.11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
11.12.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
11.13.11 - San Diego, CA - Sunset Temple
11.14.11 - Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn
11.16.11 - Austin, TX - The Parish
11.17.11 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
11.18.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
11.19.11 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies
11.20.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Art Works
11.21.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
11.23.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

* Big Troubles
# Twin Sister, Trailer Trash Tracys

• Real Estate:
• Domino: