Fat Worm of Error release an LP, a CD, a 7-inch, and tour like they’ve presumably never toured before

Fat Worm of Error release an LP, a CD, a 7-inch, and tour like they've presumably never toured before http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-10-08-fat-worm-of-error.jpg

Fat Worm of Error, a.k.a. the best band in the whole fucking world, are making some noise this year. Literally! Kinda! Sorta! Hot on the heels of us placing their 2006 release, Pregnant Babies Pregnant with Pregnant Babies, at #90 on our Favorite 100 Albums of 2000-2009, Fat Worm of Error are releasing THREE NEW ALBUMS. The first is an LP entitled Broods released this month on Ecstatic Peace!/Open Mouth, followed soon after — on September 11, to be exact — with a CD called Ambivalence & the Beaker via Resipiscent. The last? Well, you gotta get it on tour, TMT reader: it’s a self-released cassette release called, Music for 17 Arthur Ganson Machines, and it should be great.

SO HOW ABOUT THOSE DATES:

08.06.10 - Cleveland, OH - Menstrual Mansion
08.07.10 - Chicago, IL - Albion House
08.08.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Borg Ward
08.10.10 - Boise, ID - TBA
08.13.10 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
08.14.10 - Portland,OR - Artistery
08.15.10 - Oakland, CA - Changing Life Ministry
08.16.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Lab
08.17.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
08.18.10 - San Diego, CA - venue tba
08.19.10 - Tempe, AZ - Yobs
08.20.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Ubermind
08.22.10 - Austin, TX - US Art Authority
08.23.10 - Houston, TX - Notsuoh
08.24.10 - New Orleans, LA - Allways Lounge
08.25.10 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
08.26.10 - Carrboro, NC - All Day Records
08.27.10 - Baltimore, MD - Tarantula Hill
08.28.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory

• Fat Worm of Error: http://myspace.com/fatwormoferror
• Yeay! Tapes: http://yeay.suchfun.net
• Resipiscent: http://resipiscent.com
• Ecstatic Peace!: http://www.ecstaticpeace.com

Clinic tour North America this fall… now with dulcimers

This fall, Clinic are leaving the shores of Liverpool behind to venture once more to North America. The organ-loving (the musical instrument, not, like… your heart or your liver or whatever) four-piece is swinging through New York and New Jersey for a bit of a teaser this August, before returning in November to make their way from sea to Canada to shining sea. The band will be repping their latest album, Bubblegum, which is set for an October 5 release on Domino, arriving about two years after their last album, Do It! (TMT Review). Produced by John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St. Vincent), Bubblegum promises “dulcimers, strings, and tack piano.” Ooh, dulcimers! Hopefully they are being played by little woodland creatures and Joanna Newsom-sounding tiny Appalachian ladies.

Check out the video for the first single, “I’m Aware,” over here.

Clinic dates:

08.16.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
08.19.10 - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub
08.21.10 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s
11.05.10 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
11.06.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
11.09.10 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
11.10.10 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
11.11.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11.12.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
11.15.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.16.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
11.17.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11.19.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11.20.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

• Clinic: http://www.clinicvoot.org
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

Weezer sign to Epitaph because “that’s where they want to be,” release new album Hurley in September

Remember a couple months back when Weezer left Geffen and every headline on earth read something like “Weezer goes totally indie”? But then it seemed somewhat less interesting because Weezer’s contract with Geffen had simply run out and they didn’t renew it? Well, hey everybody, dust off those old headlines, because Weezer IS going totally indie!

In a move that I can only assume was made exclusively to curry the favor of my 16-year-old self, Weezer has signed to long-running punk label Epitaph. Not exactly the most predictable move (I would have guessed, I don’t know, XL?), but Epitaph has expanded its focus beyond its skatepunk roots in recent years. Unfortunately, this severely dampens my dream of Weezer exclusively playing Bad Religion and Pennywise covers.

By the way, Weezer is releasing a new album called Hurley through the label on September 14, nipping at the heels of last year’s Raditude (TMT Review). You will not like it as much as you liked The Blue Album and Pinkerton, but you will end up listening to it at least once anyway. I know how you are.

• Weezer: http://www.weezer.com
• Epitaph: http://www.epitaph.com

Deerhunter tour in anticipation/support of new LP Halcyon Digest

We know all ya’ll must be positively sweating your thin little V-necks off your spiny backs in excitement for Deerhunter’s new record Halcyon Digest, out September 28 on 4AD (TMT News). Well, get even more pumped, ambient-psych-punk-skinny-skinny-men lovers, because Deerhunter are about to tour all about, around, and deep, deep inside these United States. Following a week’s worth of dates in mid-August, Deerhunter will spend most of October and a nice slice of November turning this nation of carboloaders onto some freaky sounds. Joining in on the opening act tip will be Real Estate, Casino vs. Japan, and Animal Collective’s forgotten son Deakin.

Dates:

08.10.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
08.12.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery (DJ Set)
08.12.10 - New York, NY - Pier 54
08.13.10 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
08.14.10 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
08.15.10 - Medford, NJ - Flying W Airport and Pool
10.01.10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10.09.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle $
10.12.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club $
10.15.10 - New York, NY - Webster Hall # $
10.17.10 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe # $
10.19.10 - Toronto, ON - Opera House # $
10.20.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick # $
10.21.10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom # $
10.22.10 - Chicago, IL - Metro # $
10.23.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line # $
10.26.10 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore # $
10.27.10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox # $
10.28.10 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom # $
10.29.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall # $
10.30.10 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s # $
11.01.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater $
11.03.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Clubhouse $
11.05.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater $ &
11.07.10 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.08.10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues $ *
11.09.10 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree $ *
11.10.10 - Nashville, TN - Exit In $ *

$ Casino vs. Japan
# Real Estate
* Deakin

• Deerhunter: http://www.myspace.com/deerhunter
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

Southern Lord signs NAILS, plans reissue and new album, beats me to the punch

Thursday is the day for getting things done. Me? I got a whole humdinger of a day planned out, full of productivity and fun. My to-do list goes a little something like this: do laundry, clean my room, pay some bills, sign metal power trio NAILS, and make some burgers for supper. All of that should go according to plan, lest celebrated metal label Southern Lord goes ahead and signs NAILS or I get sucked into reading about different members of The State on Wikipedia.

Well, what do you know? Southern Lord just had to go and ruin my day by signing NAILS. (Also, did you know Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant wrote Night at the Museum? Shucks!) To be fair, it’s probably for the best. Had I been able to sign them, I probably would have just invited them over to my house and tried to record the album via an old Yak Back I have lying around. Southern Lord, on the other hand, plan to release a new record from the group early next year, while also reissuing their Kurt Ballou-recorded Unsilent Death album (which was given a limited release earlier this year). Still, I was going to buy them pizza and nachos, so they’re missing out.

NAILS will also be getting all buddy-buddy with their Southern Lord labelmates when they play the Southern Lord-sponsored The Power of the Riff Festival in LA on August 8. In September, they’re heading out on a pretty lengthy tour, bringing every last bit of destruction and pain with them.

NAILS dates:

08.08.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo/Echoplex (Power of the Riff Fest)
09.05.10 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Front Room
09.06.10 - El Paso, TX - 10756 Limas
09.07.10 - San Antonio, TX - Ten Eleven
09.08.10 - Austin, TX - Red 7
09.09.10 - Dallas, TX - The Nightmare
09.10.10 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown Muisc
09.12.10 - Birmingham, AL - Firehouse
09.13.10 - Atlanta, GA - 585 Wells
09.14.10 - Pembroke Pines, FL - Talent Farm
09.15.10 - Tampa, FL - Transitions
09.16.10 - Jacksonville, FL - Warehouse 8B
09.17.10 - Greensboro, NC - Legitimate Business
09.18.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Daniel’s Pub
09.19.10 - Indianapolis, IN - Dojo
09.20.10 - Chicago, IL - Double Door *
09.21.10 - Detroit, MI - Blondie’s *
09.22.10 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar *
09.23.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa * &
09.24.10 - Montreal, QC - Katacombes *
09.25.10 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees *
09.26.10- Burlington, VT - 242 Main
09.27.10 - Albany, NY - Bogies
09.28.10 - Boston, MA - Church
09.29.10 - New Haven, CT - Lilly’s Pad
09.30.10 - Cleveland, OH - The Church
10.01.10 - Toledo, OH - Mickey Finn’s
10.02.10 - Cedar Falls, IA - 1108 Main
10.03.10 - Minneapolis, MN - TBA
10.04.10 - Kansas City, MO - TBA
10.05.10 - Denver, CO - Blast O Mat
10.08.10 - San Diego, CA - Club Soda
10.09.10 - San Francisco, CA - Sub

* Venomous Concept
& Strong Intention

• NAILS: http://www.myspace.com/unsilentdeath
• Southern Lord: http://www.southernlord.com

[Photo: Hans Van Housen]

Built to Spill cover old songs in 1980s synth-pop style, BECAUSE THEY CAN

Hey guys, writing new songs can be really hard! Especially when you’ve been a band for as many years as Built to Spill. So BTS frontman Doug Martsch and bassist Brett Nelson decided that, at this point, it’d be a pretty cool idea to cover their own songs. Wait, what? Yes, cover their own songs, but in a 1980s synth-pop style. Martsch and Nelson apparently reworked seven Built to Spill songs and are going to release the new recordings as the Electronic Anthology Project.

The album will be available to purchase at Built to Spill’s merch table during their current tour and from CD Baby. You can preview the songs now on their MySpace.

The Electronic Anthology Project tracklisting:

01. I Dim Our Angst In Agony (Goin’ Against Your Mind)
02. Age I Felt (Get a Life)
03. At the Where (The Weather)
04. Eels (Else)
05. What If Your Dull (I Would Hurt a Fly)
06. A Gloss Siren (Israel’s Song)
07. Far Path Tall Sign (Things Fall Apart)

• Built to Spill: http://www.builttospill.com