Houndstooth cryptically announce debut LP from producer Call Super, out in September

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JR Seaton operates as Call Super, a Berlin-based producer that pushes a fractured, funky take on acid and techno. Seaton was the very first signing to the Fabric-operated Houndstooth label, who put out his Naive Reception 10-inch back in 2012. After various other excursions and plenty of time to sharpen his sound, we can now expect a Call Super full-length LP on the imminent horizon.

We don’t have too many details aside from the following ominous transmission from the artist himself:

The fears and passing joys of the world pouring in through mouth, nose, eyes and ears. React against what we cannot stand: the co-opted postures all over the land. Here now with the contradictory mix of the blissful, the panicked the paranoid that thrives place to place. Drowning us. Veins, organs and mind are filled until we blur into these cities and skies and our reactions fade away.

A positive assertion is staked and I see that this is no longer a part of me.

So, there’s that, a release date, a name (Suzi Ecto) and a tracklist. The former is September 15, the formats are vinyl, CD, and digital, and the latter is below. Pre-order the album from Houndstooth right here.

Enjoy Call Super’s eclectic FACT mix in anticipation of his LP below:

Suzi Ecto tracklist:

01. Snipe
02. Dovetail
03. Sulu Sekou
04. Hoax Eye
05. Raindance
06. Fold Again At Last
07. SE
08. Rosso Dew
09. Coney Storm Drain
10. Okko Ink
11. Acephale I

• Call Super: http://callsuper.tumblr.com
• Houndstooth: http://www.houndstoothlabel.com

Newcastle’s TUSK Festival announces 2014 dates and first batch of bands

TUSK Festival’s 4th edition dates and early line-up have just been announced. The festival will take place between October 10 and 12, in the Star & Shadow Cinema in Newcastle. As usual, the festival will include live music, movies, art installations, workshops, and exhibitions.

To stoke our expectations through the summer, the festival has also shared the first bands in their line-up: the US avant-jazz trio Borbetomagus, Japan’s legendary abrasive-noise multimedia project Hijokaidan, Swiss improv maestro Norbert Möslang and the Irish harpist Áine O’Dwyer. These are not necessarily the headlining acts, but an international batch of artists tangentially connected by their will to experiment beyond stylistic conventions — and their ability to fit so many vowels in their names.

Keep an eye on TUSK Festival’s website for new confirmations; if past editions are any indication, this year’s line-up is sure to fill out with very interesting names. Get your weekend passes here.

• TUSK Festival: http://tuskfestival.com
• Borbetomagus: http://www.borbetomagus.com
• Norbert Möslang: http://homepage.swissonline.ch/bots
• Áine O’Dwyer: http://www.secondlanguagemusic.com/SL022.html

Lone announces North American tour dates, throws Canada a tiny bone

Manchester producer Lone a.k.a. Matt Cutler is coming to the United States in support of last month’s excellent Reality Testing LP, with one date in Toronto to make it a “North American” tour. Oldest DJ trick in the book, Cutler. The Canadians will take what they can get though, I guess — one basketball team, one baseball team, and one show from Lone. Everything in moderation.

Featuring an audio-visual component from Glasgow artist Konx-Om-Pax a.k.a. Tom Scholefield, the quick American jaunt will see Lone’s prismatic house and hip-hop in a smattering of large cities, including a token Austin date and two New York shows in one day. You can almost hear the Canadians in Montreal and Vancouver muttering, “Wait, that’s not fair” at a moderate volume. I kid because I love, my Northern friends, and I know you can take it. But until Lone announces a string of Saskatchewan dates, you guys should enjoy the blissed-out beauty of Reality Testing and then caravan your asses to Toronto for a Blue Jays/Lone dream weekend.

Tour dates:

08.29.14 - Chicago, IL - Smartbar
08.30.14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin
09.04.14 - Miami, FL - Bardot
09.05.14 - Toronto, ON - Tattoo Queen West
09.06.14 - Long Island City, NY- MoMA PS1 **
09.06.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands ±
09.11.14 - Austin, TX - Empire
09.12.14 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
09.13.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos

** Early show
± Late Show

• Lone: https://soundcloud.com/lone-1
• R&S: http://www.randsrecords.com

Ekoplekz announces Four Track Mind, his second album this year, short European tour

Just last week, we shared our consternation over the energy level Oren Ambarchi has displayed this year, having released at least three albums so far, while concurrently participating in several tours and side projects. Not to be outdone, Nick Edwards has announced Four Track Mind, his second album under the Ekoplekz moniker this year. The LP comes as a companion piece to March’s Unfidelity, and is also Edwards’ second album on Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu label. In fact, several of Four Track Mind’s songs originated during Unfidelity’s recording sessions; but whereas the latter immersed itself in early-90s electronica — murky beats and all — the new album opens up Ekoplekz’s sonic repertoire, letting more diverse moods and ideas into the songs. For instance, it combines long, gnarly pieces like “Ariel Grey” or “Return to Annex” with more melodic tracks “Meek Street” or “In Teak Effect.”

Nick Edwards is one of the main agitators of the fertile Bristol electronic music scene, and has taken part in many side projects (Ensemble Skalectrik, eMMplekz, The Nunton Complekz, Kid Rude), collaborating with several fellow young composers/DJs like Bass Clef and Baron Mordant. His many aliases notwithstanding, Ekoplekz is Edward’s main creative outlet, a prolific project active since 2010. Although it would be difficult to categorize all of Edward’s output, it’s identified by loopy industrial dub drones, adventurous rhythm-tweaking, and a very tactile approach to sonic textures.

For Four Track Mind, Edwards has planned a very low-key release, keeping publicity to a minimum and putting the LP out in a limited, vinyl-only edition. The album will be available in a double LP format, limited to 300 numbered copies and sold through Planet Mu’s own store (and a handful of specialized retailers). In Ekoplekz’s words, this one is for serious fans only. But don’t feel left out just yet. Edwards will follow the album’s release with a short tour of the European electronic music festival circuit. That’ll give you a chance to hear some of these tracks live, in case you can’t get your hands on one of the precious few copies out there. Check the dates below.

Four Track Mind is out August 18 on Planet Mu.

Four Track Mind tracklisting:

01. Ariel Grey
02. Tantrikz
03. Meek Street
04. Interstice
05. Reflekzive
06. Death Watch
07. D’Vectif
08. In Teak Effect
09. Four Track Mind
10. Return to the Annex
11. Fox Eyes

Euro tour dates:

09.12.14 - Odense, Denmark - Phono Festival
09.13.14 - Aarhus, Denmark - Aarhus Festival
09.19.14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate
10.03.14 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Club Fuga
10.04.14 - Budapest, Hungary - UH Festival
10.24.14 - Geneva, Switzerland - Cave12

• Ekoplekz: https://www.facebook.com/ekofidelity
• Planet Mu: http://www.planet.mu

Pissed Jeans to reissue Shallow and Throbbing Organ via Sub Pop

At age 15 I loved punk music, but given that I weighed about 90 pounds at the time, I didn’t have a strong connection to the “You Have the Right to Remain Violent” mentality of bands like Slapshot. One day I downloaded Pissed Jeans’ Shallow (illegally, because I was a wild 90-pound iconoclast), an album that situates lyrics like “I’ve got a stuffed head/ I’ve got boogies” next to otherwise caustic sounding noise-rock. “Hey!” I thought, “I’ve got the immune system of an octogenarian too! Finally, an album for me!”

For better or worse, as my body continues to deteriorate, the lyrical and musical stagnancy of Shallow only continues to resonate. I’m assuming most of our readers are familiar with Pissed Jeans, which is great, because I realize I’m not exactly selling the hell out of this album. But for those of you that missed out on this great slice of aural despondence back in 2005, great news! Sub Pop is remastering and reissuing the LP on October 7, and they’re adding both songs from the band’s debut 7-inch Throbbing Organ to the tracklist. For those of you that think I’m embellishing the spiritlessness of this release, early buyers can pre-order the “Loser Edition” of the album, which includes the LP on colored vinyl. A great addition to any estate sale!

Shallow tracklist:

01. I’m Sick
02. Boring Girls
03. Ugly Twin (I’ve Got)
04. Ashamed of My Cum
05. Closet Marine
06. I Broke My Own heart
07. Little Sorrell
08. Wachovia
09. Throbbing Organ
10. Night Minutes

Pissed Jeans dates:

08.13.14 - Brighton, UK - Haunt
08.14.14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
08.15.14 - Birmingham, UK - Institute
08.16.14 - London, UK - ExCeL London
11.01.14 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
11.02.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11.04.14 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
11.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
11.06.14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
11.07.14 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Park
11.09.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

• Pissed Jeans: https://www.facebook.com/pissedjeans
• Sub Pop: https://www.subpop.com

M83 reissues first three albums and remixes

M83 will be reissuing their/his first three albums on dreamy vinyl (and CD and digitally) along with a couple of digital EPs containing remixes and B-sides from said releases. M83, Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts, and Before the Dawn Heals Us will drop for a second time on August 25. Additionally, Before the Dawn Heals Us Remixes and B-Sides will see the light of day on September 9.

All three of the early full-lengths have been out of print since 2009, so grab them before the rest of your hip, record-hungry neighborhood does! Anthony Gonzalez has been busy scoring and sharing music in all your favorite films (22 Jump Street, what up!), so he hasn’t had a chance to provide a follow-up release to 2011’s much-loved Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, but all these reissue goodies are a sure sign that something brand-new-new should be right around the corner.

• M83: http://ilovem83.com
• Mute: http://mute.com