Fennesz scores a soundtrack, probably only using one pinky while he worked on something else

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As FACT reported today, completely unaware that the content vultures at TMT would swoop in and pick the meat off that story’s bones and regurgitate it on our own page as bloodied info-carrion, Christian Fennesz and his array of sleek machinery have graced Edgar Honetschlager’s film AUN with a soundtrack. If preorders appearing at the usual online locations are to be believed, the soundtrack will be released separately on Ash International as a 15-track CD — a popular music format among the socially elite who have foresworn vinyl for a less-fashionable, less-crackly alternative.

AUN, subtitled The Beginning and End of All Things, tells the tale of a Japanese scientist who accidentally kills himself experimenting with alternative energy sources, leaving his little boy Aun an orphan. Then 20 years pass and a Brazilian mathematician realizes the key to the energy source is a sea snail Aun found a long time ago. Look, I’m here for the music, go somewhere else if you’re into this heady film stuff.

The point is, most of this is brand-new Fennesz material (with a few tracks re-appearing from his 2007 Cendre collab with Ryuichi Sakamoto), and that is something to get excited about, even if you’re still taking in the double-disc Flumina (TMT Review) from last year. By the way, no offense, but referring to yourself as “Fennesz” or “Sakamoto” with no first name is just tacky and pretentious. Squeo, signing out.

AUN: The Beginning and End of All Things tracklisting:

01. Kae
02. Aware (feat. Sakamoto)
03. Haru (feat. Sakamoto)
04. Sekai
05. Euclides
06. Sasazuka
07. Trace (feat. Sakamoto)
08. Mori
09. AUN40
10. Nemuru
11. Himitsu
12. AUN80
13. Nympha
14. Shinu
15. Hikari

• Fennesz: http://www.fennesz.com
• Ash International: http://www.ashinternational.com

Bon Iver to tour a few more US cities so that he can use their names as song titles later

I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, Nobodaddy, there you are; I didn’t see any articles with your name on them last week and was so dang disappointed that I had half a mind to start dunking my donuts in Drano!” Well, first of all, that’s awesome; I’m totally flattered and a little turned on by that suicidal sentiment. And second of all, I wasn’t around because I was busy being an intrepid reporter out on the real streets of anytownsberg, Wisconsin, where I spent the better part of nine days tailing one Justin “Bon ‘Bonerizer’ Iver” Vernon. It’s true; I stuck to the man like glue and infiltrated all of his daily activities, from the fabric store grand-openings and daily beard-conditionings at the salon to the constant Skypes with Emma (they’re actually great friends) and High Teas with Kanye West.

And what kinda dirt did I dig up on my mission? Well, primarily, I learned that “Bon Iver” isn’t just a clever skewing of the ubiquitous concept of a bonny Scottish bear that we all thought it was after the Grammys; rather, it’s actually a French phrase that translates to “Bon Scott Forever, Brian Johnson Never.” Way less importantly, old boy has a shit ton of tourdates coming up this year for that one record of his that came out last year on Jagjaguwar. He’ll be hitting up just about every state in the union that has a wistfully named city in it, as well as some places in Europe that don’t yet know that he’s not Peter Gabriel. My guess is that those people probably won’t be disappointed.

Bon Iver 2012 tourdates:

04.12.12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
04.14.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
04.17.12 - Davis, CA - Freeborn Hall *
04.19.12 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
04.21.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
04.22.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *
04.23.12 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Ampitheater ^
04.27.12 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz Festival
05.21.12 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubliee #
05.22.12 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall #
05.25.12 - Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Bark #
05.27.12 - George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
05.29.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheater #
05.31.12 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater ^
06.02.12 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
06.03.12 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest Ampitheatre
06.05.12 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
06.06.12 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
06.07.12 - Tampa, FL - Carol Morsani Hall
06.08.12 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
06.10.12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
07.05.12 - Gdynia, Poland - Open’er Festival
07.07.12 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.08.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadpark
07.09.12 - Cologne, Germany - Tanzbrunen
07.11.12 - Groningen, Netherlands - Kardinger Plas
07.13.12 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
07.14.12 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07.15.12 - Paris, France - Olympia
07.17.12 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Neumunster Abbey
07.19.12 - Ferrara, Italy - Piazza Castello
07.22.12 - Bilbao, Spain - Palacia Euskalduna
07.24.12 - Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Coliseum
07.25.12 - Porto, Portugal - Porto Coliseum
07.27.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Poble Espanyol
07.28.12 - Hyeres, France - Midi Festival
07.30.12 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere
07.31.12 - Stuttgart, Germany - Killsbergpark
08.01.12 - Vienna, Austria - Big Hall
08.08.12 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08.10.12 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.11.12 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival

* All Tiny Creatures
^ Feist
# The Staves

• Bon Iver: http://boniver.org
• Jagjaguwar: http://www.jagjaguwar.com

RIP: Jimmy Little, Aboriginal musician from Australia

From The Huffington Post:

Jimmy Little, one of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal musicians, died Monday after a long illness, his family said. He was 75.

The iconic artist died at his home in the city of Dubbo, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Sydney, after a long struggle with diabetes, kidney problems and a heart condition, his family said in a statement.

Little was one of the first indigenous artists to win mainstream success in Australia, playing everything from country to reggae across a nearly 60-year career.

• The Jimmy Little Foundation: http://www.jlf.org.au

Liars title new LP WIXIW, announce tourdates and tracklist, get their own TMT section

Boy oh boy, sure is a lot of buzz about Liars’ new record, and since they keep releasing tiny bits of info at a time, we keep on talking about them like every damn day. So I’m officially making this a separate news section, called Liars Beat.

Today on Liars Beat: our investigative team was able to uncover the new album’s title, which will henceforth be called WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”). The title is explained by front man Angus Andrew as “a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelled becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album.” Here’s a trailer for the album:

The 11-track album due out June 5 on Mute will be preceded by a single, “No.1 Against The Rush,” out May 29. You can listen to it here.

And lastly on Liars Beat, we have uncovered the first handful of shows in support of the new record, listed below along with the album’s tracklist. Stay tuned for all the latest. Next time, we’ll discuss possible rumors of a Vegas wedding involving Julian Gross and a camel.

WIXIW tracklist:

01. The Exact Colour of Doubt
02. Octagon
03. No.1 Against the Rush
04. A Ring on Every Finger
05. Ill Valley Prodigies
07. His and Mine Sensations
08. Flood to Flood
09. Who Is the Hunter
10. Brats
11. Annual Moon Words


06.02.12 - London, UK - Field Day
06.07.12 - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
06.08.12 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli De Helling
06.09.12 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
06.10.12 - Berlin, Germany - Roter Salon
06.12.12 - London, UK - XOYO
06.15.12 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
06.20.12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
06.22.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box

• Liars: http://liarsliarsliars.com
• Mute: http://mute.com

Carrie Brownstein to write memoir; Eric Nagurney to read memoir

Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag/Portlandia/other good things fame will be releasing a memoir through Riverhead Books, a division of the Penguin publishing group. I will read that book. As of now, the book does not have a title or release date attached to it, so basically the entirety of information regarding this book is that it will exist, Riverhead is putting it out, and I will read it. If anybody at Riverhead needs a good quote for this book’s press sheet, you can quote that part about me reading it. I’ll even do the heavy-lifting for you. “I will read that book” — Eric Nagurney.

In other news in the general orbit of Carrie Brownstein books, she and Portlandia co-star Fred Armisen will release a parody travel book based on the very program they star in. It’s called A Guide for Visitors and it is coming out on November 20. I will probably also read that, too. By the way, Brownstein was just on WTF, Marc Maron’s excellent interview podcast. Listen to that, because it’s almost-certainly great.

• Wild Flag: http://wildflagmusic.com
Portlandia: http://www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia
• Riverhead Books: http://www.riverheadbooks.com

Ende Tymes Festival 2012 lineup revealed, Kickstarter kickstarted

Well, it’s 2012, and if the Mayans have anything to say about it, then this will be about it. Or maybe they just figured they could add to the calendar later. Either way, now’s as good a time as any to say your goodbyes when you see your pals at New York City’s second annual noise festival, Ende Tymes. Go watch the many performers wreak audible havoc through cathartic cacophonies as giant meteors hurdle toward Earth and volcanoes begin to quake.

The festival, organized by Bob Bellerue, has already announced its official lineup and has implemented a Kickstarter fundraiser to ensure a quality festival and proper artist reimbursement. And since certain donation increments award you with a weekend pass, then why the hell not chip in, you lazy fuck? It’s the end of the fucking world, anyways.


Sudden Infant (DE)
Cheapmachines (UK)
Joseph Hammer (CA)
Thomas Dimuzio (CA)
Crank Sturgeon (ME)
R. Jencks (CA)
Telecult Powers (NY/LA)
Sickness (CT)
Goat (TX)
Zaïmph (NY)
Mike Shiflet (OH)
Maria Chavez (NY)
Hyena Hive (QC)
+DOG+ (CA)
Fatale (IL)
Andrew Coltrane (MI)
work/death (RI)
Skin Graft (OH)
Mesa Ritual (NM)
Husere Grav (TX)
Terrors (MD)
Paranoid Time (MI)
Tar Pit (MI)
Nonhorse (NY)
Grasshopper (NY)
Beer Damage (NY)
Lussuria (NY)
Chaos Majik (NY)
Narcissister (NY)
Isa Christ (NY)
Diablo (NY)
The Second Sun (NY)

Film/Video performances by:

Phill Niblock /Katherine Liberovskaya (NY)
Joke Lanz (DE) / Shelley Hirsch
Sonya Stefan (QC)
Jean-Sébastien Truchy / Jean Bourbonnais (QC)
Katherine Kline / Leyla Majeri (QC)
Maussade J.B. (QC)
Erin Sexton (QC)
Alexander Wilson (QC)
Jeff Carey (MD)
Cory O’Brien / Mei Mei Chang (DC)
Jason Soliday / Jon Satrom (IL)
Jeff Donaldson (NY)
Phillip Stearns (NY)
Greg Fox (NY)

• Ende Tymes: http://halfnormal.com/endetymes
• Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/571305920/ende-tymes-festival-2012