Ducktails announces tour in support of The Flower Lane, makes use of the carpool lane

Ducktails announces tour in support of The Flower Lane, makes use of the carpool lane

Listening to Ducktails’ newest album The Flower Lane, you might notice a couple of standout characteristics. One: the lo-fi aesthetic typical of Matthew Mondanile’s previous work under the moniker has essentially been abandoned, and two: unless he has a surprising talent for altering his voice so that it sounds undeniably feminine, Mondanile seems to have found a few cohorts to contribute to his previously, almost strictly, solo project. The female voice might be Madeline Follin or Jessa Farkas, depending on which track you’re listening to, and the album itself offers all kinds of extra-Mondanile credits, including Joel Ford, Daniel Lopatin, and a few multi-instrumentalists. It’s all for the better, I say; The Flower Lane is easily my favorite Ducktails album.

Assuming I’m not alone in my thinking, you may be interested to know that Ducktails (meaning Mondanile and several of his creative companions) are set to tour the US at the beginning of March. Along the way, the band will play shows with Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Merchandise, Mark McGuire, and more. Check out the dates below, just after the seemingly deity-sent DJ Sprinkles remix (barely, it seems) of “Letter of Intent.”

03.06.13 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
03.07.13 - Raleigh, NC - King’s Barcade *
03.08.13 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival *
03.09.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
03.10.13 - Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
03.12.13 - Houston, TX - Walter’s on Washington
03.17.13 - Dallas, TX - Spillover Fest
03.20.13 - San Diego, CA - The Void @
03.21.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo @ #
03.22.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel @
03.24.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios @
03.26.13 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl @ %
03.27.13 - Seattle, WA - Barboza @ %
03.30.13 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club %
03.31.13 - Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin %
04.01.13 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival, The Mill %
04.02.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle %
04.03.13 - Toronto, ON - Garrison %
04.04.13 - Montreal, QC - II Motore %
04.05.13 - Boston, MA - Brandeis University %

* Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
@ Mark McGuire
# Merchandise, Wet Hair
% Monopoly Child Star Searchers

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[Photo: Madalyn Baldanzi]

Black Pus (Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt) offers new track, some tour dates, and, as always, another mental image of some black fucking pus

Listen mister know-it-all, too-cool-to-listen-to-stuff-for-more-than-24-seconds, music-blog reader-guy. If you wanna be all shitty and stereotype-y and say that Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale’s solo work as Black Pus probably just “sounds like lightning Bolt without the other guy from Lightning Bolt playing so much bass over the top of it,” then fine. But I, for one, am going to give the guy a little bit of RESPECT and a modicum of fucking CREDIT and actually listen to the new track, “1000 Years,” that the Thrill Jockey label has offered in advance of his new album All My Relations that comes out on March 19. So if you’ll kindly excuse me…

Oh. No. Wait. Nevermind. You were right. That’s exactly what it sounds like. Okay! Hey, catch him on tour this May (live loops, drumming, some singing, yadda-yadda-yadda)! And pre-order the album now to receive an “11” x 11” hand-made three-color silk screen print” of one of Chippendale’s comics! Do it! While I slink away! Byyyyye!

All My Relations tracklist:

01. Marauder
02. Fly on the Wall
03. 1000 Years
04. Word on the Street
05. All Out of Sorts
06. Hear No Evil
07. Nowhere to Run
08. A Better Man

Black Pus tourdates:

05.03.13 - Boston, MA - Cambridge Elks Lounge
05.04.13 - Buffalo, NY - Sound Lab
05.05.13 - Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog
05.07.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
05.09.13 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club *
05.10.13 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
05.11.13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
05.13.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
05.14.13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
05.15.13 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge ^
05.16.13 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
05.18.13 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
05.19.13 - Oakland, CA - Lobot Gallery
05.20.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell #
05.22.13 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
05.23.13 - Tucson, AZ - Topaz Tundra
05.24.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Small Engine
05.26.13 - Austin, TX - Mohawk (Inside)
05.29.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
05.30.13 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
05.31.13 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West
06.01.13 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
06.02.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio

* Skoal Kodiak, Seawhores
^ MTNS, Numbs
# Foot Village, Street Buddy

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Tyler, The Creator sets release date for Wolf, premieres new video for “Domo 23,” announces tour, exists paradoxically

Tyler, the Creator, who has reportedly traveled back in time on no less than three occasions to “accidentally” kill his forebears (rendering his existence temporally paradoxical), has announced a new album, Wolf, which will be out April 2. Wolf will have three separate album covers, presumably one for each of the different timelines “created” by his willy-nilly jaunts through time, with the deluxe version featuring artwork by L.A. artist Mark Ryden. The album’s first video, for “Domo 23,” just dropped via the Odd Future website:

Further dispatches from the Odd Future camp consisted of garbled transmissions on the return of Odd Future’s Adult Swim show “Loiter Squad” on March 10, Tyler’s new Golf Wang clothing line, and something about time’s ability to be altered that ended up sounding kind of misogynistic. The clothing line will be available on the upcoming tour, which will find Tyler taking his space-time warping black hole of Steve Albini-infuriating mayhem around the US, Canada, and Europe beginning in March. No scientists could be reached for comment, but one imagines they all have their fingers crossed that Tyler manages to rewrite the laws of physics before heading out or else we are all probably doomed.


03.12.13 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03.15.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s
03.16.13 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
03.17.13 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
03.18.13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
03.20.13 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
03.21.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
03.22.13 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
03.23.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.24.13 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
03.28.13 - Paris, France - Trabendo
03.29.13 - Berlin, Germany - Festall Kreuzberg
03.30.13 - London, England - Islington Academy
04.02.13 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
04.03.13 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
04.05.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
04.07.13 - La Jolla, CA - Porter’s Pub
04.08.13 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Slo Brew
04.10.13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
04.11.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre

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RIP: Tim Dog

From The Source:

Hip Hop mourns its first loss of 2013, with the death of BX veteran rapper Timothy “Tim Dog” Blair today from a seizure following a long bout with diabetes. He was 46 years old.

Tim is most noted for his “Fuck Compton” anthem, directed towards Dr. Dre and N.W.A.,which was possibly the catalyst of the “so-called” East Coast vs. West Coast rap rift. The song garnered several response tracks from DJ Quik, Compton’s Most Wanted, and Dr. Dre. He has appeared on projects with the likes of KRS-One and The Ultramagnetic MCs.

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Mount Eerie tours Europe, samples the continent’s trains

There’s a lot to be said for these United States, but an impressive rail system, that’s not one of them. What’s a train-loving boy to do? You get the hell out of America and you head for a rail paradise like Europe. That’s exactly what Tiny Mix Tapes darlings Mount Eerie are doing, as mastermind Phil Elverum and pals head to Europe and the UK for much of May. Sources report* that Elverum plans on riding every single train he can possibly, he’ll break your thumbs if you try to stop him.

As you may recall, Mount Eerie put out two records last year, Clear Moon (TMT Review) and Ocean Roar (TMT Review). As you may also recall, we really liked these records. Please stop reading this story, because you should just be listening to those records instead.

* Sources in question are entirely phony. Whether any member of Mount Eerie plans to spend even a single minute on a train is unknown to those outside the band’s inner circle. But if I was a betting man, I’d put money on trains.

Mount Eerie dates:

05.06.13 - Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja
05.07.13 - Stavanger, Norway - Folken
05.08.13 - Bergen, Norway - Landmark
05.09.13 - Oslo, Norway - Revolver
05.10.13 - Aarhus, Denmark - Pop Revo Festival
05.11.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Huset
05.12.13 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
05.13.13 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
05.14.13 - Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
05.15.13 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
05.16.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
05.17.13 - Koeln, Germany - King Georg
05.18.13 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who? Mayday
05.19.13 - Cardiff, UK - Buffalo Bar
05.20.13 - Sheffield, UK - Queens Social Club
05.21.13 - Glasgow, UK - Nice N Sleazy
05.22.13 - Aberdeen, UK - Tunnels
05.23.13 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
05.24.13 - London, UK - St. Giles in the Fields
05.25.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival

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Rainbow Arabia prepare new album FM Sushi, everyone hopes they washed their hands

Electro-pop pair and Eastern-culture enthusiasts Rainbow Arabia have announced a new album entitled FM Sushi. The album’s teaser trailer finds the band moving away from the “world music” leanings of their previous full-length — 2011’s Boys and Diamonds (TMT Review) — and serving up straight 80s synth with a sprinkling of techno-noir for flavor. If the Bladerunner-tinged trailer hooks you, the band’s new track, “River’s Edge,” is available to stream on SoundCloud.

Not content to simply diversify their cultural tastes, the wife and husband duo have decided to spice up their band life by including Dylan Ryan, drummer and former member of Cursive, in their fun. When FM Sushi comes out April 15 from Time No Place, we’ll see how this addition morphs their mojo.

FM Sushi tracklist:

01. River’s Edge
02. He Is Sorceror
03. Math Quiz
04. Lacking Risk
05. Thai Iced Tea
06. Three Moons
07. FM Sushi
08. Precreation
09. Moments I Had
10. Silence Me

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