Finalization of Sony’s takeover of EMI Publishing brings EMI bloodbath

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Remember when we reported on Sony’s purchase of EMI’s publishing rights back in November? Well, it would seem that the time has come to clean EMI’s house. It’s like Game of Thrones all up in there! Sony has sacked the castle of fair Los Angeles, toppled the guards at Nashvilleshire, and is setting ablaze the towers of New York. Ceremonial public offings have been made to keep the new populace in check (you can get the specific names of the now-jobless execs over at Billboard), and though the two companies will be kept separate on paper, they will be managed by a single, Sony-led staff.

The new King to rule them all, Sony/ATV Chairman Martin Bender, was quoted as saying, “At end of the day we are going to be one homogeneous company with one person — myself — running it,” Bandier told The New York Times last month.” Just imagine him saying that with a sword in one hand and the head of EMI’s former Chariman in the other.

Apparently the same is happening overseas in EMI’s international offices, but we’ll have to wait until next week’s episode to check in on that storyline.

• Sony/ATV Music Publishing: http://www.sony.com/SCA/outline/atv.shtml

Finalization of Sony’s takeover of EMI Publishing brings EMI bloodbath

Remember when we reported on Sony’s purchase of EMI’s publishing rights back in November? Well, it would seem that the time has come to clean EMI’s house. It’s like Game of Thrones all up in there! Sony has sacked the castle of fair Los Angeles, toppled the guards at Nashvilleshire, and is setting ablaze the towers of New York. Ceremonial public offings have been made to keep the new populace in check (you can get the specific names of the now-jobless execs over at Billboard), and though the two companies will be kept separate on paper, they will be managed by a single, Sony-led staff.

The new King to rule them all, Sony/ATV Chairman Martin Bender, was quoted as saying, “At end of the day we are going to be one homogeneous company with one person — myself — running it,” Bandier told The New York Times last month.” Just imagine him saying that with a sword in one hand and the head of EMI’s former Chariman in the other.

Apparently the same is happening overseas in EMI’s international offices, but we’ll have to wait until next week’s episode to check in on that storyline.

• Sony/ATV Music Publishing: http://www.sony.com/SCA/outline/atv.shtml

Maria Minerva to release Will Happiness Find Me? via Not Not Fun, collaborates with LA Vampires, tours; number of exclamation points in this article? 23!

Cheer up, Maria Minerva! BrooklynVegan says your new album is titled Will Happiness Find Me?, and I’m here to say that of course happiness will find you! There’re loads of reasons to grin: Nectarines! Pie! Water slides! Brunch! Garden gnomes! The Internet Cat Video Film Festival!

Not to mention last year’s LP, Cabaret Cixous (TMT Review)! And your Sacred & Profane Love EP! And your tape, Tallinn At Dawn! And your Noble Savage 12-inch! Damn! You sure have been busy! And we’re glad, because we like your style of synth-pop!

Your album comes out in less than a month! August 1 on Not Not Fun! And c’mon, you’ve also got a collaboration with LA Vampires called The Integration coming out in October! And you’re touring! Wow!!!

Dates:

07.19-20.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Retreat! 2012
08.11.12 - Ghent, Belgium - Wastelands 2012
08.24.12 - Auckland, New Zealand - Whammy Bar
08.25.12 - Wellington, New Zealand - Medusa
08.26.12 - Perth, Australia - Maylands Yacht Club
08.28.12 - Adelaide, Australia - Format
08.29.12 - Brisbane, Australia - Judith Wright Centre
08.30.12 - Sydney, Australia - Goodgod Small Club
09.01.12 - Melbourne, Australia - The Toff in Town
09.08.12 - New York, NY - MOMA PS1 ^
09.14.12 - Brooklyn, New York - Glasslands
09.28.12 - Portland, OR - Holocene *
09.26-30.12 - Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
09.30.12 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

* Julianna Barwick
^ Thom Yorke/Atoms for Peace (DJ set), Holy Other, Rustie, Justin Strauss

• Maria Minerva: http://myspace.com/mariaminervamusic
• Not Not Fun: http://notnotfun.com

Warp reissues Flying Lotus albums on vinyl, just in case you’ve been hibernating for the past four years

It’s worth offering another reminder: Flying Lotus’ new album Until the Quiet Comes is set for release this October — or, in the words of Fly Lo himself, “October, or some shit.” So, maybe it’s not worth offering another reminder, considering the equivocal way in which the album’s release date has been “announced.” Similarly, the album was initially expected to be released in June, and clearly that didn’t work out. What’ll happen if it’s postponed again? Are fans ready to angrily demand compensatory performances in their respective towns, free of charge, and in exchange for the amount of time they’ve had to wait for new material? Shall we have our brooms and pitchforks at the ready?

Warp must be sensing the anticipation, because they’ve just reissued on vinyl Flying Lotus’ two full-length albums, Los Angeles and Cosmogramma (TMT Review), as well as two EPs he’s released on the label, Reset and Pattern+Grid World. You can purchase the records individually or as a bundle, or you can stream everything for free here. That’s some real generosity on Warp’s part, and it’s almost enough to make me lay down my fighting broom. Unfortunately, she and I have grown extraordinarily close over these past few weeks. There, there Broomhilde, I’d never leave you…

• Flying Lotus: http://flying-lotus.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

The Swedes are coming: Taken By Trees announce new album, tour with Jens Lekman

Pass the lingonberries, please, because Taken By Trees and Jens Lekman have announced new albums and a supporting tour across the US this fall. Taken By Trees’ new record is called Other Worlds and finds singer and multi-instrumentalist Victoria Bergsman exploring a recent trip to Hawaii with photographer Amanda Marsalis. Paired with The Tough Alliance producer Henning Fürst, the album’s sound is said to feel “light, cool, and laid back.” Order up a mai tai in a coconut and hit play when the album drops October 2, courtesy of Secretly Canadian.

Meanwhile, as we recently reported, Lekman’s newest long player is titled I Know What Love Isn’t, that poor unlucky fella, and will be released on Secretly Canadian September 4 in the US. Jettisoning the full sound of 2007’s Night Falls on Kortedala, the new album is said to feature “strings but not a string section, an upright piano not grand” — it’s a less-is-more effort this time around, and it’s sure to leave us all moist in the eyes and in the pants, if you know what I mean. Check out the new video for the first single, “Erica America,” here.

But what’s better than two new Swedish delights this fall? A tour featuring both of the aforementioned artists! After touring through Europe in September, Lekman will hook up with Taken By Trees in October for an extensive jaunt through the US. Be sure to bring them tidings of pickled herring and meatballs to keep them from getting too homesick as they entertain us from coast to coast.

Jens Lekman dates:

07.28.12 - Castelbasso, IT - Soundlabs Festival
09.10.12 - Helsinki, FI - Tavastia
09.11.12 - Århus, DK - Train
09.12.12 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
09.13.12 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller
09.14.12 - Malmö, SE - KB
09.15.12 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
09.17.12 - Stockholm, SE - Dramaten
09.19.12 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
09.20.12 - London, UK - Hackney Empire
09.21.12 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
09.23.12 - Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique
09.24.12 - Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie
09.25.12 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli de Helling
09.26.12 - Berlin, DE - Postbahnhof
10.01.12 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater*
10.02.12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall*
10.04.12 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix*
10.05.12 - Montreal, QB - National*
10.06.12 - Boston, MA - Royale*
10.08.12 - New York, NY - Terminal 5*
10.11.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
10.12.12 - Washington, DC - 930 Club*
10.13.12 - Richmond, VA - National*
10.15.12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle*
10.16.12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety*
11.01.12 - Seattle, WA - Neptune*
11.02.12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
11.03.12 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater*
11.05.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore Auditorium*
11.06.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre*
11.08.12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern*
11.09.12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom*
11.12.12 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
11.13.12 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
11.14.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s*

* Taken By Trees

• Taken By Trees: http://www.myspace.com/takenbytreesmusic
• Jens Lekman: http://www.jenslekman.com
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

Deerhoof tour North America for college kids and morose, out-of-shape, debt-stricken, child-laden kids

Wow, everybody, let’s hear it for The Deerhooves. Those hardworking motherfuckers are always out there sweating it out on the ol’ dusty tour trail. And you know what? Sure, sometimes its because there’s an “album” they’re “pushing,” a “product” they’re “marketing” or whatever else you want to stick annoying quotes around (as they certainly did with 2011’s Deerhoof Vs. Evil). But SOMETIMES, ladies and gentlemen, sometimes they just get out there and tour for the sheer fucking THRILL of bein’ out there on the road, playing out-of-sight music for eager college kids; mildly-optimistic, out-of-college kids; and morose, out-of-shape, debt-stricken, child-laden, way-out-of-college kids. And guys, you’ll never guess what! This is one of those times.

Yup. Deerhoof is hitting the road this fall in support of absolutely nothing. Which is, now that I think about it, another way of saying that they’re hitting the road in support of absolutely anything at all! So, just take your pick of what you want them to be touring in support of, and (I assume) they’ll support it. Interested in world peace? Boom. World Piece tour. Are you a fan of Breaking Bad?? Cool, because Deerhoof is touring in support of Brian Cranston. Do you like Apple Computers? Well you’re in luck, because Deerhoof is coming to your town to promote them. And so on and so on. In fact, the only real danger here is if the thing that you you like is actually Deerhoof. Because no matter how harmless it sounds, Deerhoof can’t tour in support of Deerhoof without starting an endless feedback loop and ripping the fabric of the universe apart, ending all of existence for all space and matter and time for ever and ever in the blink of an eye. So yeah, if you just like Deerhoof, stay home.

07.20.12 - Antigonish, NS - Evolve Festival
09.05.12 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat
09.06.12 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival @ Memorial Auditorium
09.17.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg
09.18.12 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
09.19.12 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal @ Cabaret Du Mile End
09.21.12 - Lexington, KY - Boomslang Festival @ Cosmic Charlie’s
09.22.12 - Chicago, IL - Scuba’s Tavern (early all-ages show)
09.22.12 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s Tavern (10PM door 21+ show)
09.23.12 - Minneapolis, MN - The Brick
09.24.12 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
09.25.12 - Denver, CO - The Hi Dive
09.27.12 - Garden City, ID - Visual Arts Collective
09.28.12 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
09.29.12 - Portland, OR - Branx
09.30.12 - Arcata, CA - The Depot @ Humboldt State University
10.01.12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
10.02.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
11.03.12 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar
11.05.12 - Houston, TX - Walter’s
11.06.12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
11.07.12 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
11.08.12 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
11.09.12 - Orlando, FL - Accidental Music Festival @ The Plaza Live
11.10.12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
11.12.12 - Richmond, VA - The National
11.13.12 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

• Deerhoof: http://deerhoof.net
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com