Hookworms sign to Weird World to re-issue debut album, continue to sink creepy, microscopic teeth into intestinal walls of unsuspecting mammals

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Hookworms are a psychedelic noise rock band that lives in Leeds, though they may also be found in the intestines of several species of large mammals, including dogs, cats, and certain humans. Hookworms are thought to infect as many as 200 million people in the United Kingdom alone, causing significant epigastric pains, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea — not to mention wanderings around museums wearing headphones — in those afflicted. Hookworms are taken very seriously by doctors the world over. According to several medical sources close to this author, “Hookworms are kinda gross,” and “have you seen a close up picture of one? They look like creepy goddamn aliens.”

Through a strange trick of evolution and the music industry, Hookworms managed to release an album entitled Pearl Mystic earlier this year on the UK label Gringo Records. In an attempt to spread their parasitic endeavor, Hookworms have now signed with Weird World Records, an imprint of Domino Records and the home of acts such as Peaking Lights and Washed Out. Through Weird World, the album will be made readily available to the minds and intestines of the rest of the world. This announcement was made through a previously un-observed hookworm behavior in which thousands of the tiny creatures temporarily exited their hosts and formed a human-shaped mass of writhing worm flesh that spoke in a low rasp. Those present for the announcement uniformly described the event as “pretty upsetting to watch” and are mostly all dead now.

Though death by the internal tearing caused by a writhing mass of hookworms is always unfortunate, those unlucky few were especially unlucky in this instance. They will never have the chance to see the September 3 release of Pearl Mystic on Weird World (September 2 in Europe). Nor will they have the chance to gaze upon the sophomore album from the band/parasite that should be available in the “not-too-distant future.” Personally, I find a fragment of consolation in the thought that those who have now moved on from our world might have at least pre-ordered the album from Weird World, as pre-orders are available now. And it is this writer’s sincere hope that while those victims of the writhing wormbeast drifted across the river Styx, they had the sounds of “Away / Towards,” from Pearl Mystic, echoing throughout their fading minds. Listen below so that if you too meet an untimely fate, you will go at least having heard this song.

Pearl Mystic tracklist:

01. Away / Towards
02. Form And Function
03. i
04. In Our Time
05. Since We Had Changed
06. Preservation
07. ii
08. What We Talk About
09. iii

• Hookworms: http://www.parasiticnematode.blogspot.com
• Weird World: http://www.weirdworldrecordco.com

Tropic of Cancer release new LP on Blackest Ever Black, ready their bat-driven carriage for European tour

Tropic of Cancer are the soundtrack to two synthpunk ice cubes falling in love in Nick Cave’s West Berlin refrigerator in 1987. Los Angeles-based Camella Lobo’s dark electronic project debuted in 2009 with the 10-inch single “The Dull Age” b/w “Victims” on the Downwards label. Since then, Tropic of Cancer have released 12-inches with cult labels Mannequin, Sleeperhold Publications, and a live split with HTRK on Ghostly International. Now they’re back with the band’s first-ever studio full-length, Restless Idylls, which drops September 23 via Blackest Ever Black.

Idylls is Tropic of Cancer’s return to the Blackest label, after the release of three-song EP The Sorrow of Two Blooms a while back. The new album will be available on LP, CD, and digital download. And to put the proverbial cherry on top of yer goth sundae, Blackest Ever Black is re-pressing The Sorrow of Two Blooms in August, plus a one-sided, limited edition 7-inch of album single “More Alone.” The band will tour Europe this fall, with Dva Damas as support on most dates. Tour wraps up at the Blackest Ever Black showcase in London, and the Unsound Festival in Krakow.

Restless Idylls tracklisting:

01. Plant Lilies at My Head
02. Court of Devotion
03. The Seasons Won’t Change (And Neither Will You)
04. More Alone
05. Children of a Lesser God
06. The Hardest Day
07. Wake the Night
08. Rites of the Wild

Dates:

09.19.13 - London, UK - Boiler Room *
09.20.13 - Athens, Greece - Fuzz Club *
09.21.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Berns *
09.24.13 - Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree *
09.25.13 - Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz *
09.26.13 - Cologne, Germany - Tsunami Club *
09.27.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Catclub *
09.28.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Trouw Amsterdam
09.29.13 - Njimegen, Netherlands - Merleyn Club *
10.01.13 - Vienna, Austria - Rhiz *
10.03.13 - Torino, Italy - Stereo Live *
10.04.13 - Bologna, Italy - RoBOt Festival
10.05.13 - Milan, Italy - TBA *
10.06.13 - Rome, Italy - Teatro Lo Spazio *
10.08.13 - Paris, France - La Machine du Mouline Rouge *
10.09.13 - Padua, Italy - Pulse *
10.10.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Moog *
10.11.13 - Madrid, Spain - Siroco *
10.12.13 - London, UK - Blackest Ever Black Fest at Corsica Studios London *
10.13.13 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival

* Dva Damas

• Tropic of Cancer: https://www.facebook.com/tropicofcancerband
• Blackest Ever Black: http://blackesteverblack.blogspot.com

kandodo to release sophomore album k2o on Thrill Jockey, water molecules rearrange themselves accordingly

Look, I might be your average kind of psych loving guy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have standards (slaps back of Ford pickup). These standards have been raised from the infertile soil to the tops of luscious mushrooms trees. And while I’ve been spending all this time harvesting this heavy psych mentality, I’ve come to know a good execution of the genre from a bad one (throws hay bale into back of truck).

(Scene change.) So when folks come asking around about what good kind of psychedelic music experience I would recommend to them, I look into their eyes and say (places clean dishes into dish drying rack), “this here ‘kandodo’ really seems to do the trick (holds up bottle of degreasing liquid).” And then I tell them, “the experience gained from being a member of The Heads really shows in the quality. Not to mention the (Simon P)rice is very reasonable.”

(Another scene change.) And it’s not even the great execution between Krautrock and stoner metal that really does it for me. Much like last year’s self-titled (TMT Review), it how wonderfully these things blend together, the builds and compositions. That’s the kind of magic that can only be made at the hands of a true expert. Go long, buddy! (throws football to son).

(Final scene.) So whether it’s that true drug heavy feeling or as that there press release says, “music that is at once infinite and immediate,” I’m sticking with kandodo, the household name I’ve come to know and trust (rubs face against toilet paper).

• kandodo: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kandodo/168305819900725
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

Deltron 3030 excite me by announcing new album Event II, freak me out a little by calling it a rap opera

Hot damn, hip-hop fans! If it seems like we’ve all been clamoring for another shit-hot collaboration album from Deltron 3030 (a.k.a. the supercollective comprised of Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Kid Koala, and producer Dan the Automator) since way back in the year 2000 when the gang first released its self-titled debut and made all of our high school girlfriends threaten to dump our asses if we didn’t stop listening to it on a Discman plugged into a tape deck while smoking shitty weed; that’s because we HAVE been! It’s freaking THIRTEEN years later, man. WE’RE OLD as shit. We’re fatter, lazier, uglier (partially from drinking all of this crap), and possibly kid-ridden. On the plus side, though? Our weed is a little better.

…Which is good! Because we’re gonna need it come October 1, when the group’s long-awaited follow-up, Deltron 3030: Event II, finally comes out on Bulk Recordings. In addition to guest appearances from the likes of Damon Albarn, Mike Patton, The Lonely Island, Rage Against the Machine’s Zack De La Rocha, Emily Wells, and Jamie Cullum, the album also apparently features quite a few oddballs, including actors David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as, uh, chef David Chang. But because they’ve made us all wait for 13 years, the trio is being kind enough to release an EP, entitled City Rising from the Ashes, on August 13, which will feature three tracks from the new album. Oh, and there’s also a trailer out now that features the opening track… aaaand Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Sweet.

But… so… why is there a chef in the credits? And more importantly, what’s the album concept? Let’s ask Del:

This time, the album has a specific story. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything’s destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we’re like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive. That’s the scene of it. We’re trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don’t know if you could even categorize this as a hip hop album - it’s more like a rock opera, but using rap.

Uh oh. Sorry Del, but… that all kinda sounds like Waterworld. Jeez, I hope you guys didn’t make Waterworld.

Deltron 3030: Event II tracklisting:

01. Stardate (ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
02. The Return
03. Pay the Price
04. Nobody Can (ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
05. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
06. Melding of the Minds (ft. Zach De La Rocha)
07. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
08. Back in the Day (ft. The Lonely Island)
09. Talent Supersedes (ft. Black Rob)
10. Look Across the Sky (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
11. The Future of Food (ft. David Chang)
12. My Only Love (ft. Emily Wells)
13. What Is This Loneliness (ft. Damon Albarn and Casual)
14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
15. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
16. Do You Remember (ft. Jamie Cullum)

City Rising From the Ashes EP tracklisting:

01. City Rising From the Ashes
02. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
03. Pay the Price

• Deltron 3030: http://twitter.com/OfficialDELTRON
• Bulk Recordings: http://www.bulkrecordings.com

GG Allin is back! In bobblehead form!

On June 27, 1993, naked and covered in his own blood and fecal material, GG Allin ran down the streets of New York in an attempt to avoid the police after one of his notoriously chaotic (and often short) live shows was shut down. Successfully escaping arrest, Allin made it to a friend’s place where the party continued into the next day. In the wee hours of the morning, God decided to reclaim one his angels from this earthly plain and return him to the heavens. 20 years ago, young Kevin Allin shuffled off this mortal coil.

So how do we pay tribute to this fallen hero? Well, rather than crack beer bottles over our heads and shove bananas in our asses in a public, or fucking everything we kill/killing everything we fuck, you can just spend some money, as there’s a bunch of GG memorabilia hitting the streets this year.

First up, we have America’s favorite scum rocker once again immortalized in polyresin with a brand new bobble Throbblehead doll. Unlike the first one Aggronautix released a few years back, portraying GG in his “1991” look, this one is based on his general appearance circa 1989; some hair, bandana, big sunglasses, leather jacket, the whole nine yards. Slightly more dignified than a glorified diaper and cowboy boots. You can check out it out on the Aggronautix site but if you want to make your office space 80% more transgressive you need to get on it because it’s a limited run of 2000.

What might be the strangest (and probably most downright terrifying) piece of GG merchandise is this which is available from Sikrik Masks. Have you ever wanted to feel like you were GG? I mean, like, be GG? Well, now you can! Sort of! This super creepy latex mask also depicts GG from the late 80s and is sure to give everyone who sees you wearing it all kinds of nightmares. Aside from scaring the shit (would GG have it any other way?) out of your friends, you can also use the mask if you’re trying to rob a bank or have the technical know-how to interrupt the signal of your local PBS station.

Really, though, the best thing about the barrage of GG stuff this year is My Prison Walls, a collection of GG’s journal writing, prose, lyrics, artwork, and correspondences (including letters to/from John Wayne Gacy). The 208-page hardcover is limited to 2500 individually numbered copies and is available from Aggronautix. The first 50 pages of the book are comprised of GG’s log of his first 30 days (his first first 30 days) in prison, titled “30 Days in the Hole.” Our pals over at Vice have offered up a preview/write-up of GG’s prison experience, and from the looks of it, there’s a lot of one-person pant rummages going on. Really though, the book gives some firsthand insight into the mind of an, at best, polarizing and, at worst, psychotic figure in American underground rock culture. It also will probably serve as a good compliment to Todd Phillips’ (yes, that Todd Phillips) 1993 documentary Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies.

No word yet on Merle Allin’s take on this, or if he’s getting a cut of the sales, but I’m just glad that we’re one step closer to a real life Planet GG.

• GG Allin: http://www.ggallin.com

Islands announce new album Ski Mask, single, and bank robbery/winter sports-themed North American tour

Contrary to popular belief, Nick Thorburn of Islands (and previously The Unicorns) was not born a unicorn. Indeed, after last night, it would appear that he was born a cat burglar. You see, according to several witnesses, a masked man with a build suspiciously similar to Thorburn’s broke in to my home and made off with my humidor, my smoking jacket, and my other humidor! The worst part? None of my friends believe me! Needless to say, I am stricken. My closest friend, who I’ll call Skipper here for the purposes of anonymity, called me this morning to explain why he didn’t believe me. “Dear friend, I can tell by the tone of your voice and by the content of what you’ve said that you weren’t seriously robbed, but that you are instead working on your next news post for Tiny Mix Tapes, and I’ll have none of it!”

“But, Skipper! I would never do such a thing!” I complained. Skipper replied, “Enough! You and I are both well aware that Thorburn’s follow-up to last year’s A Sleep & A Forgetting with his rotating cast of collaborators in Islands is called Ski Mask. Do you honestly expect me to believe that he’s been running around the country burgling people? Did he wear the titular ski-mask while he made off with your humidors? Next you’ll tell me he invited you to spend a weekend skiing with him in Aspen! Because you are as dapper and knowledgeable as you are tricksy, I’m sure you’re well aware that Ski Mask will be out September 17 on Thorburn’s own Manqué imprint.” After tracing the shape of a SoundCloud embed box in the air, he continued, “And I’m sure you’ve heard the tropicalia-inflected ‘Wave Forms’ that is currently streaming on the band’s site? And I trust you know about their North American tour beginning in September?”

After Skipper impressively recited the tour dates from memory, I told him that I did indeed know all of this, and I thanked him for basically writing my news post for me (I had been recording our conversation, as I do with all of my friends). I thought about protesting, saying that perhaps Thorburn was robbing gentle music news writers because of his pent-up anger. After all, Thorburn described Ski Mask as an album that is both a summary of his “experience thus far with being in a band,” and “really about being angry.” However, I chose to stay silent, and Skipper graciously invited me to join he and his roommates for an egg cream at the local soda fountain later that day. I accepted the invitation, all the while plotting my revenge against Thorburn.

Ski Mask tracklist:

01. Wave Forms
02. Death Drive
03. Becoming the Gunship
04. Nil
05. Sad Middle
06. Hushed Tones
07. Here Here
08. Shotgun Vision
09. Of Corpse
10. We’ll Do It So You Don’t Have To
11. Winged Beat Drums

Dates:

09.18.13 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
09.20.13 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
09.21.13 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
09.22.13 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
09.24.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
09.25.13 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room
09.26.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
09.27.13 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
10.08.13 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
10.09.13 - Montreal, QC, Il Motore
10.10.13 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10.11.13 - Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch
10.12.13 - Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller
10.13.13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10.14.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10.16.13 - Washington, DC - Empty Bottle
10.17.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
10.20.13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

• Islands: http://islandsareforever.com

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