Feel the feeling of finally getting a new album: The Feelies announce new album for Spring release

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It took 19 years to come true, but Feelies fans finally have a new album just months away from falling into their hands.

After the band’s reunion show opening for Sonic Youth in 2008, an ever-increasing amount of live gigs (including a 2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties show where the band played seminal album Crazy Rhythms in its entirety) and the recent reissue of their first two albums, fans have been wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’ for a new album, and contrary to the Dusty Springfield song, it worked. Yes, The Feelies have announced that this Spring they will be releasing their new album, Here Before, through Bar/None Records.

New material for the album was written throughout 2010, in the midst of band rehearsals, at founding member Glenn Mercer’s New Jersey home studio. That fall, after writing 13 new tunes, the band headed into Water Music studios in Hoboken and recorded the album with their classic (since 1984) lineup featuring Mercer, Bill Million, Brenda Sauter, Stanley Demeski, and Dave Weckerman. The album will see release on all available formats (CD, digital, and LP) and is sure to be in the employee picks section of old record shops the country over.

• The Feelies: http://www.myspace.com/thefeelies
• Bar/None: http://www.bar-none.com

Hunky pretty boys Kurt Vile and J Mascis to tour together

When you look up pictures of shredding overlord J Mascis and classic rock young-blood Kurt Vile, you find the following two consistencies: both dudes are usually clutching a guitar like it’s landmine that they’ve got to save their platoon buddies from… and both dudes’ hair look totally, hilariously, anachronistically absurd.

But come March, you might see another interesting thing when you Google these two: a lot more buddy pics. Both Mascis and Vile have records coming out that month — Mascis’ Several Shades of Why is due March 15 on Sub Pop and Vile’s Smoke Ring for My Halo is due March 8 on Matador — so the two are teaming up for a string of US dates to celebrate. The pairing of this guitar-centric duo is not exactly a stretch, considering Vile makes an appearance on Several Shades (as do a bunch of other luminaries like Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, The Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, and more), but it’s nonetheless momentous news when you consider the fact that it’s probably been decades since this much hair hit the road at one time.

J Mascis w/ Kurt Vile and The Violators:

03.10.11 - Ithaca, NY - Castaways
03.11.11 - Toronto, Ontario - The Great Hall
03.22.11 - Brattleboro, MA - Headroom Stages
03.23.11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
03.24.11 - New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge
03.25.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.26.11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
03.30.11 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
03.31.11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
04.01.11 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
04.02.11 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
04.07.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
04.08.11 - Athens, GA - The Melting Point
04.09.11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
04.10.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

J. Mascis:

04.29.11 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
04.30.11 - Portland, OR - Dante’s
05.03.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
05.04.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05.05.11 - Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar
05.06.11 - Echo Park, CA - Echo
05.07.11 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah

• J. Mascis: http://jmascis.com
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com
• Kurt Vile: http://www.kurtvile.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

[Photo: motorpsykhos]

Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead to release Norwegian Wood score in March; hypnagogic pop may or may not be mentioned in this news story

You already knew that Jonny Greenwood scored the soundtrack to Norwegian Wood, the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s eponymous novel (TMT News), but did you know that it’s being released March 7, just days before the film’s March 11 premiere? I did, because I read NME.

Check out “Doghouse,” as performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra (not to be confused with the BBC Hypanagogic Pop Band). It sounds exactly like Ludwig van Mozart to my ears, but what do I know — I’m just a renowned musicologist.

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• Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.com

The Mountain Goats tour with Megafaun in support of All Eternals Deck

The Mountain Goats’ new album, All Eternals Deck, is being lovingly released by Merge on March 29, but according to Merge’s Guide to Indie Rock Success (co-written by Simon Reynolds), the M. Goats must either tour in support of the new album or hope for a favorable review on popular website Pitchfork. Latter’s pretty tough, though — Hell, I should know: my band Mango Starr & The Hurlers released a new album last year called Gold-Minded, and it only received a 7.6 with no “Best New Music”! — and since I doubt their new album can be filed under chillwave or hypnagogic pop, I think they made the right move when they booked a tour with Megafaun.

Check out “Damn These Vampires” over at Stereogum.

03.24.11 - Richmond, VA - The National
03.25.11 - Washington DC - 930 Club
03.26.11 - York, PA - Strand-Capitol PAC
03.28.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03.29.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04.01.11 - Boston, MA - Paradise
04.02.11 - Ithaca, NY - Castaways
04.03.11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
04.05.11 - Chicago, IL - The Vic
04.06.11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
04.07.11 - Atlanta GA - Variety Playhouse
04.08.11 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.10.11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
04.11.11 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
04.12.11 - Pittsburgh PA - Mr Smalls
04.15.11 - Philadelphia PA- Theater of Living Art

• The Mountain Goats: http://www.mountain-goats.com
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

Coachella announces 2011 lineup, mysteriously snubs Sundafyllir Mostrarskegg La Resistance

Coachella has announced its 2011 lineup via a poster! As you can see, the bigger the font, the better the band. Alright, that’s not true (Kings of Leon is notably larger than Lightning Bolt in font size, and Kings of Leon FUCKING SUCK), but hey… there are some pretty sweet acts this year: Animal Collective, Death From Above 1979 (whoa!), Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wire, Ariel Pink, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Titus Andronicus, The Black Keys, blah, blah, blah. I think the poster speaks for itself, no?

The festival will be held at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA on April 15-17.

Hey, wonder what’s up with No Fun Fest this year.

• Coachella: http://www.coachella.com

Dan Deacon to score Francis Ford Coppola film, collaborates with So Percussion

When was the last time you saw a Francis Ford Coppola film you actually enjoyed? Lord knows it wasn’t Jack, and I hope for your sake it wasn’t Dracula — possibly The Rainmaker. Regardless, the guy hasn’t made an exceptionally solid film in quite some time, and what questionably halfway decent flicks he has made in the recent past have definitely left zero room for creative surprises……. until now. For Coppola’s next film Twixt Now and Sunrise, he will be enlisting Baltimore’s crazy king Dan Deacon to score it. And hey, if that weren’t enough, Deacon and Coppola are also going to be collaborating on a large(r)-scale secret project in the near future. Seriously?

With Dan Deacon scoring and all, you might think the plot of Twixt Now and Sunrise would involve, I don’t know, midget clowns, glitter, and visions of Satan or something, but it’s actually going to be a “gothic romance” staring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, and Elle Fanning. Don’t worry, I’m just as wigged-out by all this as you are. No word on a release date for the film, but according to IMDB, it’s currently in post-production.

In other news, Deacon’s got some new composition for So Percussion that he’s debuting in NYC on the 20th and a new orchestral work he’s performing with the Kitchner-Waterloo Symphony in Kitchner, Ontario early next month. Other than that, I’m not convinced any of this is actually real.

Shows:

01.20.10 New York, NY - Merkin Concert Hall *
02.03.10 Kitchener, ON - Conrad Centre for the Arts #
02.04.10 Kitchener, ON - Conrad Centre for the Arts #
02.12.10 Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Iowa City
02.23.10 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03.13.10 Denton, TX - 35 Conferette

* So Percussion
# billed as “Dan Deacon’s Electronic Bus”

• Dan Deacon: http://www.dandeacon.com

  

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