Hyperdub continues to be the best 10-year-old around, announces third anniversary comp feat. Burial, Dean & Inga, Laurel Halo, Fatima Al Qadiri, and more

Hyperdub continues to be the best 10-year-old around, announces third anniversary comp feat. Burial, Dean & Inga, Laurel Halo, Fatima Al Qadiri, and more http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1407/news-14-07-hyperdub-10-3.jpg

Children — the youngins, if you will — can be so desperate for attention sometimes. You can’t get a moment’s peace before one intrudes with their shrill, breathless voice to say something of little-to-no value. They’re incessant, incorrigible. But look, they’re just youngins, they’ll learn to keep their mouth shut like the rest of us one day! For now, all you can do is be calm and patient, showing the bare minimum of interest, an absentminded nod or an “uh huh,” because, let’s face it, they don’t know the difference anyway. And that’s fine I suppose, but wouldn’t it be great if more 10-year-olds were like Hyperdub?

You see, this year marks the label’s 10th birthday, and instead of demanding an iPad and an Adventure Time cake, Hyperdub decided to be a good little youngin and repay its fans with a celebratory series of four compilations. The first was a collection of the label’s more dancefloor-ready music: the grime, the footwork, the booty-shakers. The second showcased their twisted R&B tendencies. And now Hyperdub has announced its third anniversary compilation, Hyperdub 10.3, which will be released on September 22 and focus on the label’s brand of “atmospheric beatless moments” and “downcast ambience.” Like the other compilations, it features a mix of old and new material from the likes of Kode9, Dean Blunt, Inga Copeland, Burial, Lee Gamble, Cooly G, Fatima Al Qadiri, Laurel Halo, and more. So maybe youngins everywhere should learn by example. Because let’s be real, the world doesn’t need more macaroni pictures. It needs more spaced-out electronic music.

Hyperdub 10.3 tracklist:

01. Burial – In McDonalds
02. Dean Blunt – Urban
03. Kode9 & the Spaceape – Hole in the Sky
04. Inga Copeland – I Am Your Ambient Wife
05. Kode9 – Pink Sham Pain Down The Drain
06. Laurel Halo – Melt
07. The Bug – Siren
08. Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – Untitled 13
09. Walton – City of God
10. King Midas Sound – Blue
11. Lee Gamble – DSM
12. Cooly G – Mind
13. Burial – Night Bus
14. Ikonika – Completion V.3
15. Darkstar – Ostkreuz
16. Fhloston Paradigm – Liloos Seduction
17. Ikonika – Time/Speed
18. DJ Earl – Hexgonic Sound
19. Cooly G – Trying
20. Laurel Halo – Wow
21. Fatima Al Qadiri – Shanxi
22. DVA – Reach the Devil
23. Jeremy Greenspan feat Borys – Gage

• Hyperdub: http://www.hyperdub.net

Zola Jesus launches fashion line, no wait! It’s North American tour dates!

You guys! Zola Jesus has launched a fashion line! Either that, or she disappeared mysteriously after staying in a reputedly haunted cabin owned by Karl Lagerfeld and now someone has pieced together some tantalizing clues based on found footage from a hi-def video camera recovered nearby! It’s kinda hard to tell. Oh, the video is a teaser for her upcoming tour in support of her upcoming album, Taiga? Okay, yes, it’s all making sense now.

When we first reported the release of Taiga about a month ago, details were scant, but now we’ve got a tracklisting and a whole slew of tour dates. You can check out the fleeting, ephemeral half-minute of teaser trailer beauty below. Taiga comes out October 7 via Mute.

Taiga tracklisting:

01. Taiga
02. Dangerous Days
03. Dust
04. Hunger
05. Go (Blank Sea)
06. Ego
07. Lawless
08. Nail
09. Long Way Down
10. Hollow
11. It’s Not Over

Tour dates:

10.08.14 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s
10.09.14 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
10.16.14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
10.17.14 - Washington, DC - Hirshhorn Museum
10.19.14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10.29.14 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
10.30.14 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
10.31.14 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
11.01.14 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral - Columns
11.04.14 - Paris, France - Badaboum
11.05.14 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
11.06.14 - St Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
11.07.14 - Geneva, Switzerland - l’Usine
11.08.14 - Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
11.10.14 - Köln, Germany - Gebäude 9
11.11.14 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain
11.12.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel and Gefährlich
11.13.14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11.14.14 - Brussels, Belgium - La Nuit Botanique
11.15.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11.18.14 - London, UK - KOKO

• Zola Jesus:
• Mute:

Sloan set out to achieve democratic utopia with forthcoming Commonwealth album on September 9

Sloan, who were quite possibly already the most democratic rock band in the world, have stepped things up a notch with the announcement of their 11th studio album Commonwealth, due September 9 via Yep Roc. Instead of sharing songwriting duties among themselves in an advanced meritocracy system, Commonwealth will be a double album where each member of the group handles the sonic vision and songwriting duties for each side of the record. Sounds like a utopian vision of power-pop to me!

The stompy first single “Keep Swinging (Downtown)” has recently worked its way onto the internet and can be listened to below:

Upon first checking out the tracklist below, I really thought Andrew must be slacking off, but it turns out that his side, which closes out Commonwealth, is an 18-minute pop suite. Sloan, being the hardworking dudes they are, have also declared imminent plans to tour North America, most likely visiting every state and province and spending an equal amount of time in each district.

Commonwealth tracklist:

Diamond Side (Jay):
01. We’ve Come This Far
02. You’ve Got A Lot On Your Mind
03. Three Sisters
04. Cleopatra
05. Neither Here Nor There

Heart Side (Chris):
06. Carried Away
07. So Far So Good
08. Get Out
09. Misty’s Beside Herself
10. You Don’t Need Excuses To Be Good

Shamrock Side (Patrick):
11. 13 (Under A Bad Sign)
12. Take It Easy
13. What’s Inside
14. Keep Swinging (Downtown)

Spade Side (Andrew):
15. Forty-Eight Portraits

• Sloan: http://sloanmusic.com
• Yep Roc: http://www.yeproc.com

Pharmakon gears up for new album Bestial Burden, out October 14

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the new 50 Shades of Grey trailer! Oh, no, wait, it’s just a teaser for Pharmakon’s new album, Bestial Burden, in all its breathy glory.

Margaret Chardiet a.k.a Pharmakon worked on the album while bedridden following a major, organ-removing surgery that caused her to cancel a string of tour dates last year.

“After seeing internal photographs taken during the surgery, I became hyperaware of the complex network of systems just beneath the skin,” she said, “any of which were liable to fail or falter at any time.” She explored this idea — the separation of mind and body, and consciousness and control — and wrote the lyrics and music on her sickbed. Song titles like “Autoimmune” and “Body Betrays Itself” further convey the concept of a body at war with itself, and the blood-red-soaked teaser video for the album represents the minutes before Chardiet’s trip to the hospital.

Bestial Burden, out October 14 on Sacred Bones, is a follow-up to 2013’s (GREAT) Abandon.

Bestial Burden tracklist:

01. Vacuum
02. Intent or Instinct
03. Body Betrays Itself
04. Primitive Struggle
05. Autoimmune
06. Bestial Burden

• Sacred Bones: http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com

Frankie Rose announces West Coast tour this Fall

A Frankie Rose by any other name is frankly not quite the same, is it? Ba-dum-bum! So, why not get thee to the West Coast this fall? If you already live there, you’re lucky for bajillions of reasons (burritos! tacos! burritos!) and if not, well, it’s always a good idea to road trip there, or just go there to find yourself, maaaan.

It’s only summer now, so don’t give me the whole “but I’m too broke” trip. You have multiple months to scheme, plot, bank-rob, sell organs on the black market… whatever it takes. Anything for Frankie! Catch up on her last album, Herein Wild, and then get over there!

Frankie Rose tour dates:

11.01.14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
11.02.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg
11.04.14 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
11.06.14 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
11.07.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Fox Cabaret
11.08.14 - Seattle, WA - Barboza

• Frankie Rose: http://www.frankierose.info
• Fat Possum: http://fatpossum.com

Hardcore dudes Title Fight obtain Paris Hilton’s endorsement and sign to Anti- (order not indicative of importance)

There are two things I’ve given up hope of ever understanding:

1) Sub-genres of hardcore music
2) Kids these days

Case in point: Title Fight, who are a melodic hardcore (or maybe post-hardcore or possibly just hardcore) band from Kingston, Pennsylvania who have been kicking around some subset of the hardcore scene since 2003, which in hardcore years is a very long time. Whatever you want to call it, Title Fight play loud music with drums and guitars and screaming; it sounds great and that’s enough for me.

It turns out that it’s also enough for Anti- Records, who have signed Title Fight to their label for the release of their third album, which the band is currently recording with their long-time producer Will Yip. As a label, Anti- sure are hedging their bets with a roster that already includes Tom Waits, Wilco, Tinariwen and Simian Mobile Disco. Which goes to prove the above made point that good music knows no genre, I suppose.

I still maintain that I’ll never understand kids these days, though. Have a look at the video below, which Title Fight posted to the web to announce their signing to Anti-. Is that Paris Hilton? Is it possible that she’s actually saying “Title Fight”? If you slow down the video does it become any more compelling? Does anyone actually even care what Paris Hilton endorses these days?

Stay tuned for album dates and details and in the meantime go wild in a jump-off-things-in-youthful-abandon type of way at an upcoming Title Fight show.

09.06.14 - Riot Fest, Toronto, ON
09.12.14 - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL (supporting Jane’s Addiction)

• Title Fight: http://titlefight.tumblr.com
• Anti-: http://www.anti.com



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