Drag City to reissue Harmony Korine’s 1998 first novel. “It’s about a race war and it happens in Florida.”

Drag City to reissue Harmony Korine's 1998 first novel. "It's about a race war and it happens in Florida." http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1302/korine_splash.jpg

Harmony Korine, Nashville native and writer/director of the white trash cult-classic film Gummo, penned a sort-of novel back in 1998 entitled A Crack-Up at the Race Riots. He originally plugged the book to David Letterman, who had taken an interest in Korine as a regular goofy guest since his first visit promoting Kids, and described the book as… “It’s about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel.”

Although you can still get the book on Amazon, Drag City is reissuing it for those of us unwilling to pay $70+ for a book, and on April 16, you can own the second edition of this bizarre compilation of print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, poetry, and clip art for a reasonable price.

The book’s release will closely coincide with the theatrical release of Korine’s latest exploitation of sub-culture, Spring Breakers, a film which, due to its star-studded cast and viral marketing, may accidentally earn money at the box-office from ticket buyers who misunderstand the stylish irony and instead watch for the bikinis and beach MTV atmosphere.

• Harmony Korine: http://www.harmony-korine.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

TMT writer Collin Anderson involved in serious accident, currently in intensive care

Terrible news, TMT readers. On Saturday, February 2, TMT writer Collin Anderson and his girlfriend Rachel Firak were involved in a serious car accident. They are both currently in intensive care with family and friends.

We here at TMT are extremely concerned. Our thoughts are with Collin and Rachel. Please do the same in support. And, while you’re at it, check out Collin’s work here as “unicornmang.” He’s enormously talented, incredibly thoughtful, and does far more for TMT behind the scenes than readers could know.

Special thanks to the family for keeping us updated. Our thoughts are with you too.

We love you Collin and Rachel!

My Bloody Valentine title new album 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

UPDATE: MBV’s website is working now.

From My Bloody Valentine’s Facebook:

The album is now live on
Www.mybloodyvalentine.org


From My Bloody Valentine’s website:

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.


But we got the title, m b v, and its tracklisting:

01. she found now
02. only tomorrow
03. who sees you
04. is this and yes
05. if i am
06. new you.
07. in another way
08. nothing is
09. wonder 2

• My Bloody Valentine: https://www.facebook.com/mybloodyvalentine

My Bloody Valentine to release new album tonight. AND WEBSITE!!!

From My Bloody Valentine’s Facebook:

We are preparing to go live with the new album/website this evening. We will make an announcement as soon as its up.

• My Bloody Valentine: https://www.facebook.com/mybloodyvalentine

Hydra Head Records entering second stage of rehab

Last September, after nearly 20 years of releasing some of the best in metal and its various related styles and subgenres, Hydra Head Records announced they were closing their doors. Truly a major loss for music fans, the label had to cease most of their operations in the face of financial difficulties due to the realities of running an independent record label and a rapidly changing music industry (I blame you kids and your downloading). In November, the label announced a rehab plan to hopefully raise enough funds to keep their back catalog available for the long haul.

Well, now it’s the new year and the next phase of their Financial Rehab Program is in effect. The label has acquired enough funding to roll out another series of rare and limited-edition releases. Highlights include a new t-shirt designed by label and Isis co-founder Aaron Turner, some (ab)used music gear Turner used in Greymachine and House of Low Culture, as well as some Isis vinyl rarities. Hurry and look between the couch cushions and under your mattress because a lot of this stuff is selling fast.

Unfortunately, it’s “[s]till highly unlikely” Hydra Head will be putting out any new material. In the meantime, the label is planning a large-scale repressing of items from their back catalog. For complete details, check out this blog entry on the Hydra Head site.

In addition to the re-releases, a few bands associated with the label are touring this Spring. Tourdates below.

Old Man Gloom (all dates w/ Converge):

02.10.13 - Auckland, New Zealand - Basement Bar
02.12.13 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier
02.13.13 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers
02.15.13 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboards
02.16.13 - Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar
02.17.13 - Brisbane, Australia - Hi Fi
02.19.13 - Shibuya, Japan - Club Quattro
02.20.13 - Imaike, Japan - Bottom Line
02.21.13 - Umeda, Japan – Akaso

Torche:

02.06.13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
02.07.13 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
02.08.13 - Atlanta, GA - 529
02.09.13 - Savannah, GA - The Jinx
02.10.13 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
03.02.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus

Pelican:

05.23-26.13 - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest

• Hydra Head: http://www.hydrahead.com

RIP: Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner of The Ohio Players

From NPR:

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, leader of the funk band the Ohio Players, has died at the age of 69. No cause of death has yet been reported.

The Ohio Players had seven Top 40 hits in the 1970s, including “Love Rollercoaster,” “Fire” and “Skin Tight,” and helped define a movement that included Parliament Funkadelic and Kool & the Gang. The band’s success stemmed partly from Bonner’s playfully commanding lead vocals and gusto.

• The Ohio Players: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Players

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