The Fall announce a new album and promise that number 29 will finally earn them that Grammy

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The Fall, who many believe are just now reaching their peak, have announced (via their label, Cherry Red Records) that they will be releasing their 29th studio album on November 14, and, with my mom’s birthday just a couple days later, I think I’ve found the perfect gift!

The new album, titled Ersatz G.B., is described as “retain[ing] many of [The Fall’s] most distinctive elements whilst offering a fresh take on Mark E Smith’s familiar style and subject matter.” However, if you’re like me (and no one else is because my mom says that I’m sooo unique), then you’ve probably heard countless albums described in the exact same way; but please, don’t make mistake my sarcasm as malicious, because a new Fall album is always an event. To mark their momentous follow-up to last year’s warmly received Your Future Our Clutter (TMT Review), The Fall will also be releasing a special 7-inch single with a yet-to-be-announced A-side, but they did mention that it will contain an exclusive B-side that you’ll totally NOT be allowed to download and own without buying the single.

The Fall also announced that they will be heading out on a nine-date tour of the UK so that all the Fall-natics can get a chance to see Mark E., as if they haven’t already had a few chances.

Ersatz G.B. tracklisting:

01. Cosmos 7
02. Taking Off
03. Kennedy
04. Mask Search
05. Greenway
06. Happy Song
07. Monocard
08. Laptop
09. I’ve Seen Them
10. Change

UK tourdates:

09.11.11 - Glasgow, UK - The Electric Frog
09.18.11 - Tillburg, The Netherlands - Incubate Festival
10.22.11 - Cardiff, UK - SWN Festival, Cardiff University, Great Hall
11.02.11 - Leeds, UK - Stylus
11.03.11 - Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
11.04.11 - Newcastle, UK - Riverside
11.05.11 - York, UK - Fibbers
11.15.11 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
11.17.11 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
11.18.11 - Leicester, UK - The Auditorium
11.24.11 - London, UK - indigO2
11.26.11 - Poole, UK - Mr. Kyps
12.02.11 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties

• The Fall: http://www.visi.com/fall
• Cherry Red: http://www.cherryred.co.uk

The Fall announce a new album and promise that number 29 will finally earn them that Grammy

The Fall, who many believe are just now reaching their peak, have announced (via their label, Cherry Red Records) that they will be releasing their 29th studio album on November 14, and, with my mom’s birthday just a couple days later, I think I’ve found the perfect gift!

The new album, titled Ersatz G.B., is described as “retain[ing] many of [The Fall’s] most distinctive elements whilst offering a fresh take on Mark E Smith’s familiar style and subject matter.” However, if you’re like me (and no one else is because my mom says that I’m sooo unique), then you’ve probably heard countless albums described in the exact same way; but please, don’t make mistake my sarcasm as malicious, because a new Fall album is always an event. To mark their momentous follow-up to last year’s warmly received Your Future Our Clutter (TMT Review), The Fall will also be releasing a special 7-inch single with a yet-to-be-announced A-side, but they did mention that it will contain an exclusive B-side that you’ll totally NOT be allowed to download and own without buying the single.

The Fall also announced that they will be heading out on a nine-date tour of the UK so that all the Fall-natics can get a chance to see Mark E., as if they haven’t already had a few chances.

Ersatz G.B. tracklisting:

01. Cosmos 7
02. Taking Off
03. Kennedy
04. Mask Search
05. Greenway
06. Happy Song
07. Monocard
08. Laptop
09. I’ve Seen Them
10. Change

UK tourdates:

09.11.11 - Glasgow, UK - The Electric Frog
09.18.11 - Tillburg, The Netherlands - Incubate Festival
10.22.11 - Cardiff, UK - SWN Festival, Cardiff University, Great Hall
11.02.11 - Leeds, UK - Stylus
11.03.11 - Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
11.04.11 - Newcastle, UK - Riverside
11.05.11 - York, UK - Fibbers
11.15.11 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
11.17.11 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
11.18.11 - Leicester, UK - The Auditorium
11.24.11 - London, UK - indigO2
11.26.11 - Poole, UK - Mr. Kyps
12.02.11 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties

• The Fall: http://www.visi.com/fall
• Cherry Red: http://www.cherryred.co.uk

William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops NYC performance to be webcast today

As previously mentioned, William Basinski’s still-powerful Disintegration Loops (specifically, the hour-long opening track “dlp 1.1”) will be performed as a live orchestration this afternoon by The Wordless Music Orchestra to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The performance will be preceded by three other musical works that deal with themes of memory and memorial, and the full (free) program begins at 3:30 PM EDT in the Temple of Dendur exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you’re anywhere near Manhattan right now, start walking.

If you’re nowhere near Manhattan right now, here’s an alternative: NPR Music and Q2 are hosting a live audio webcast of the concert, which will then be archived for streaming during the following week. Basinski himself wrote a short essay for the occasion that you can read here, recollecting the making of The Disintegration Loops, and you can read our own thoughts on the music here.

• William Basinski: http://www.mmlxii.com
• Wordless Music Series: http://wordlessmusic.org

The Silent Barn approaching its fundraising goal with eight days left!

It’s been hard times for the actual music community this summer, and it feels like the world really is out to get them. Even before the PIAS fire, the ransacking of The Silent Barn in Queens was a devastating blow. In response, the venue started a Kickstarter project with a $40,000 goal of recovering their losses, and also making their new venue more compliant with fire code and other safety regulations. In a wonderful display of support, the community donated over $20,000 on the first day, and another $10,000 in the first week. Admittedly, donations fell by the wayside a little after that, but a steady clip was maintained nonetheless.

Now, as of this writing, Rebuilding The Silent Barn has a little over eight days left before its deadline of early September 18, and currently stands at $39,305, just $695 left before the goal is reached. $695! If about 50 of you donated $15 (which is basically beer money for most of you for a couple days), they’d make it over the top. Several writers, editors, and former staff here at Tiny Mix Tapes have made their donations, so if you haven’t done so already, get to it! Even if, by the time you read this, they’ve already reached their goal, additional donations will always be welcomed. Every little bit shows you’re doing the right thing.

• Rebuilding The Silent Barn: Kickstarter page

Group Inerane embark on their first and best European tour

The Tuareg people are nomads who inhabit a stretch of desert in northwestern Africa. Their society is matrilineal, so social status is transmitted through women, families generally reside close to the wife’s parents, and women own the family’s livestock. Tuareg men wear an indigo veil that conceals most of the face, and the garment has earned them the nickname of “Blue People,” because indigo pigment tends to stain the skin.

Group Inerane has developed a sound that embodies the mystique of Tuareg history and even slightly channels 60s psychedelia, a sound that the group’s label, Sublime Frequencies, says “rivals both the Magic Band’s early 70s marathon workouts and The Velvet Underground’s drone on tracks like ‘Sister Ray’.” The Wire reports that Group Inerane has a handful of European dates scheduled throughout November and December, and their most recent album, Guitars from Agadez Vol. 3 (TMT Review), will be repressed along with a new 7-inch, which will be sold exclusively on tour.

Tourdates:

11.11.11 - Trondheim, Norway - Fri Resonans
11.12.11 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
11.13.11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Clandestino Institut
11.15.11 - Malmo, Sweden - Inkonst
11.16.11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Mayhem
11.18.11 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
11.19.11 - Krefeld, Germany - Suedbanhnhof
11.20.11 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Worm
11.21.11 - Berlin, Germany - Kreuzberg
11.22.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Nato
11.23.11 - Geneva, Switzerland - Usine-Kab
11.24.11 - Lyon, France - Sonic
11.25.11 - Paris, France - Instants Chavires
11.26.11 - Hasselt, Belgium - Kunstencentruum Belgie
11.27.11 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who
11.29.11 - Bristol, UK - The Croft
11.30.11 - London, UK - Plan B
12.02.11 - Glasgow, UK - Kinning Park Complex
12.03.11 - Leeds, UK - Assembly Rooms
12.04.11 - Minehead, UK - Butlins

• Sublime Frequencies: http://www.sublimefrequencies.com

Blackout Beach has a new album called Fuck Death, but you’re not tagged in it

“Fuck Death” seems like a phrase someone might paint across the side of an abandoned building in bubble letters the colors of Christmas lights, and Blackout Beach could easily be the title of a post-high school graduation Facebook album, one where everyone looks sweaty and beer cans are conveniently blurred out.

However, spray paint and digital cameras did nothing to inspire the forthcoming LP from Frog Eyes’ frontman Carey Mercer’s solo project. The title comes from a Leon Golub painting, and Mercer cites a variety of influences including the book of Job, George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, Kraftwerk, fuzz, cosmic sounds, Iraq, and Chinese soldier poems. Somehow, this all adds up to the sound of a slow-motion electro-apocalypse, and Mercer says, “The most important lyric on Fuck Death is ‘run away.’ It’s a bit heavy, especially because the dominant 2011 story is that kids want to live on an invisible beach within their hearts and party this stuff away. But not all kids scorn uneasiness. And not all music is made for kids.”

Pack your bags and start thinking about where you’re going to crash tonight, because that “run away” track, “Beautiful Burning Desire,” is available to download at Dead Oceans. Fuck Death will be out on vinyl and digital formats on November 15.

Fuck Death tracklisting:

01. Beautiful Burning Desire
02. Torchlights Banned
03. Deserter’s Song
04. Be Forewarned, the Night Has Come
05. Hornet’s Fury into the Bandit’s Mouth
06. Drowning Pigs
07. Broken Braying of the Donkey’s Cry
08. Sending Postcards to a Ghost

• Blackout Beach: http://www.myspace.com/blackoutbeach
• Dead Oceans: http://www.deadoceans.com