Freddie Gibbs and Madlib announce EP, new track, LP, tour dates, basically everything short of a civil union

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib announce EP, new track, LP, tour dates, basically everything short of a civil union

Okay, so: turns out indie rapper Freddie Gibbs and production mastermind Madlib are doing… just about everything together. Which, is cool and all; but it kinda leaves me with little space left in which to be funny. So I’m feeling a little conflicted. Either way, let’s round it up. Who knows, maybe the whole thing will just turn out hilarious on its own.

First, there’s a new EP by the duo, entitled Deeper and out September 24 via Madlib Invazion (which, believe it or not, is a little label run by Madlib), from which you can currently stream the title track right over here. The press release says that Gibbs “showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger” on it; so there’s that. You can also buy the EP early right over here, just in case you want to feel the yin and yang of having/not having money.

Then there’s the main event: the pair’s Piñata LP, which is due February 4 of next year (also on Madlib’s cute label thingy) and which features Raekwon, Scarface, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, and G-Wiz. Which, if nothing else, is a very long list of people, so color me rhetorically impressed!

Lastly, there’s a few tour dates going down all over the place this fall. And by “all over the place,” I really mean all over the globe. So pay attention, East Rutherford, New Jersey! You too, Fitzroy, Australia!

Deeper EP tracklisting:

Side A:
01. Deeper
02. Deeper (Instrumental)
03. Ups and Downs (Bonus Beat)

Side B:
01. Harold’s
02. Harold’s (Instrumental)
03. The Long Walk Home (Bonus Beat)

Tour dates:

09.08.13 - San Bernadino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
09.14.13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
09.18.13 - Fitzroy, Australia - Laundry Bar
09.19.13 - Wellington, New Zealand - James Cabaret
09.20.13 - Auckland, New Zealand - The Studio
09.21-22.13 - Sydney, Australia - OutsideIn Festival
09.28.13 - Washington, DC - RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
10.04.13 - East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands Racetrack

• Madlib:
• Freddie Gibbs:
• Madlib Invazion:

Sacred Bones journeys to the CD Collectors’ Temple of Dune to bring you lost Twin Peaks and Eraserhead CDs

The dream partnership of filmmaker/musician David Lynch and ultra-cool indie label Sacred Bones continues. According to a press release, the label “recently unearthed” limited quantities of the original CD versions of Twin Peaks: Season Two Music & More (featuring ultra-rare track “Audrey’s Rap”) and the Eraserhead soundtrack, which were released by Lynch himself half a decade ago. Featuring collaborations between Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti and Lynch and Alan Splet, respectively, each CD was lovingly rescued from a CD Collectors’ Temple of Dune or David Lynch’s fanatical aunt’s garage or a weird record store in Tulsa that went out of business 10 years ago but just recently had a “going out of business” sale — you know, something like that. There’s some story like that behind their “unearthing,” trust me.

Within the past year, Sacred Bones released David Lynch’s second album, The Big Dream (TMT Review), as well as a deluxe limited-edition version of the Eraserhead soundtrack on vinyl. Limited quantities of the Twin Peaks: Season Two Music & More and Eraserhead CDs are available online now from the Sacred Bones webstore.

Twin Peaks: Season Two Music & More tracklisting:

01. Love Theme Intro
02. Shelly
03. New Shoes
04. High School Swing
05. Hayward Boogie
06. Blue Frank
07. Audrey’s Prayer
08. I’m Hurt Bad
09. Cop Beat
10. Harold’s Theme
11. Barbershop
12. Night Bells
13. Just You
14. Drug Deal Blues
15. Audrey
16. Josie and Truman
17. Hook Rug Dance
18. Packards’ Vibration
19. Half Heart
20. Laura’s Dark Boogie
21. Dark Mood Woods / The Red Room
22. Love Theme Farewell

Eraserhead Original Soundtrack Recording tracklisting:

01. Digah’s Stomp / Lenox Avenue Blues / Stompin’ The Bug / Messin’ Around With the Blues
02. In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)
03. Eraserhead Dance Mix

• David Lynch:
• Sacred Bones:

O’Snap! Jim O’Rourke starts a Bandcamp page to release eight unreleased/barely released albums!

Spit out your gross vegan lunches, you skinny-fat bastards! Jim O’Rourke just did something DIGITAL while you were picking your ass in the Whole Foods food court line. Apparently, he’s launched an awesome new Bandcamp page for himself, which he’s gone and populated the fuck out of with eight (count ‘em, 8) totally rare (if ever released at all) virtual Jim O’Rourke releases! O’Shit!

Yup, collected under the awesome titles of Steamroom 1—8, each obscure release can be yours for a modest $7 USD (which is probably cheaper than your dumb lunch was), and each comes with a tidy little description that details exactly where each release comes from. (For example, Steamroom 1 says: “Recorded 2012. Originally released as a tour cd for the Christoph Heemann / Will Long / Jim O’Rourke 2013 Japan Tour.”)

Each release also says “please download best possible quality,” so don’t fuck this up the same way you fucked up the gluten-free-ness of your tofu burger by putting mustard made from grain vinegar all over the top of it. O’Rourke will KNOW. And he will ruin you.

• Jim O’Rourke:

Two-thirds of recently-reformed Bitch Magnet now blissing out as Bored Spies

After Bitch Magnet reformed for All Tomorrow’s Parties and a selective international tour in 2011 and 2012, not to mention the reissue of their three full-length LPs via Temporary Residence, it would be easy to assume one could die happy. Well, if you haven’t done the deed yet, hold on: bassist Sooyoung Park (alias Panther Lau) and drummer Orestes Morfin have a new project bubbling up for the slow-core heads to drool all over. Bored Spies joins Park and Morfin with guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Cherie Ko (Obedient Wives Club; Pastelpower), and they’re just now wrapping up a tour of the States, bringing chunky motion à la Bitch Magnet/early Seam in line with a breezy, shoegaze-like ethereality courtesy of Ko’s arid, breathy vocals. Ko and Park live in Singapore, and Ko met the Bitch Magnet frontman while the group was on tour in Asia during 2012. Park heard some of her music, and the rest is history — they began collaborating on songs shortly thereafter, while the Phoenix-based Morfin added drum tracks via post-Millennial technology (the internet).

While a recent seven-song gig at New York’s Cake Shop showed that, like a young fawn, Bored Spies still needed to find their legs as a live act, it shouldn’t take too much time to shore up any loose ends. Meanwhile, a 7-inch single is set to arrive later this year on the Damnably label with an LP to follow shortly thereafter. If you didn’t catch them in performance, a warm studio taste of their Brad Wood-helmed single — featuring the gorgeous, chugging indie-pop anthem “Summer 720” and the breathtaking “Shashu E” — is available at the Bored Spies page on Bandcamp.

• Bored Spies:
• Damnably:

Gardland announce infectious debut LP Syndrome Syndrome on RVNG Intl.; spontaneous repetition just one of the symptoms

Everyday folk might see a 10-day excursion to the Australian Outback as a tremendous opportunity to be roasted alive and/or attacked by any number of poisonous species, but for Alex Murray and Mark Smith, the two members of Gardland (and owners of the recently incepted Hunter Gatherers label), the trip coincided with liberation from the poisonous qualities of civilization, that hampering of creativity that high population density can sometimes lead to.

As it happened, the trek away from their residence in Sydney coincided with the underpinnings for their debut full-length Syndrome Syndrome, set for physical and digital release on October 29 via RVNG Intl. Sure, stereotypes about the Ozzies might inspire you to assume didgeridoo inclusion at some point, but that assumption would be as wrong as me putting the assumption out there; the phrase used by the press release is “off-kilter electronic music,” bypassing the relative straightforwardness of much techno and house, without sacrificing rhythm or, I’m gathering, coherence. The album itself was recorded in a small room over a number of sessions, and an unfortunate synthesizer theft midway through the process only served to motivate the duo further — sort of like a less dark, musical version of the Batman tale.

Here’s a previously released song of theirs, and following that, the teaser for their new album.

Syndrome Syndrome tracklisting:

01. Grrone
02. Syndrome Syndrome
03. Katarakt
04. One in None
05. Ode to Ode
06. Trepan Heke
07. Magicville
08. Ride Wid Me
09. Success in Circuit
10. Nothing But Not Zero
11. Hell Flur

• Gardland:
• RVNG Intl.:

Sleigh Bells announce new album Bitter Rivals, share new title track, detail new tour dates; you know, all that new-album-cycle crap

Ah, autumn: the perfect time of year for loud bangs, giddy shrieks, and the sweet sounds of your audiophile friends complaining about “overstressed compressors” or whatever. In other words, ‘tis the season for a new offering from Sleigh Bells, the world’s premier hyper-real bubble-gum metal non-band!

According to a press release I didn’t write but read most of, the adorably hardcore duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller are fixin’ to release their third album (and follow-up to last-year’s Reign of Terror) on October 8 via the Mom + Pop label.

What does it sound like? Well, let me answer that question by saying all this stuff instead: it’s called Bitter Rivals and was produced by Derek Miller and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Yeezus, Wolf, Watch the Throne, 4, and Teflon Don). It’s also available for pre-order as I type this, and the title track can be downloaded via iTunes right now. But then again, why download something when you can just watch the embedded video (directed by the band in collaboration with The Creators Project) of that something here at good ol’ Tiny Mix Tapes dot com? That’s what I’d do. Especially if I wasn’t all that unsure about what the new Sleigh Bells could possibly sound like.

Bitter Rivals tracklisting:

01. Bitter Rivals
02. Sugarcane
03. Minnie
04. Sing Like a Wire
05. Young Legends
06. Tiger Kit
07. You Don’t Get Me Twice
08. To Hell With You
09. 24
10. Love Sick

OH SHIT, THERE’S ALSO A TOUR (guess I should have read that whole article after all):

10.04.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
10.10.13 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore *
10.11.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland *
10.12.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at Market *
10.15.13 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory *
10.18.13 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *
10.20.13 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10.22.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Grand *
10.23.13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird *
10.25.13 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom *
10.26.13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
10.27.13 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s *
10.29.13 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
10.30.13 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live *
11.01.13 - St. Petesburg, FL - State Theatre *
11.02.13 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room *
11.04.13 - Orlando, FL - Firestone *
11.05.13 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11.06.13 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *
11.08.13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
11.09.13 - Columbus, OH - Newport *
11.10.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
11.12.13 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews *
11.13.13 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix *
11.14.13 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
11.16.13 - Boston, MA - Royale *
11.17.13 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall *
11.19.13 - Washington, DC - Upstate Concert Hall *
11.20.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11.22.13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 +

* Doldrums
+ Danny Brown

• Sleigh Bells:
• Mom + Pop: