Editions Mego prepares new album Gridshifter from Innode, shows blatant disregard for the balance of my bank account

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I don’t want Editions Mego to ever stop. Right now, Editions Mego, listen: never stop releasing music. I also have a second, somewhat less sincere but ultimately honest plea: please, Editions Mego, slow your roll. The leather of my wallet is cracking and weak. It’s getting frayed in the place where I keep my debit card. The card itself is worn clean: it appears to be a solid white piece of plastic with a little black strip and what could be some braille. My money is tired, it needs to rest.

But no, they don’t listen. Instead they announce the debut album from Innode, a 10-track LP called Gridshifter. It picks on both my love for CoH and my love of Factory Floor, making it the most painful of double-whammy low-blows. Then I see that Innode is Stefan Németh of Radian, Steven Hess of Pan•American, and Bernhard Breuer of Elektro Guzzi and I tilt my head to one side, raise an eyebrow, and hold on to incredulity until I realize that nobody in the office actually cares what expression I’m making in my sad play for attention. Perhaps you will share my incredulity/need for attention when you hear the track “Dedispersion II” below. Perhaps you will hold that expression until the album comes out on June 10. I can’t really recommend that last bit though: facial paralysis is no fun, kiddies.

Gridshifter tracklisting:

01. Dedispersion I
02. Dedispersion II
03. Rotor
04. Planes and Numbers
05. Peano
06. Gridshifter 05
07. Triggerext
08. FS Revisited
09. Cumbre Vieja
10. Skatterakt

• Innode: http://www.sonotope.org/innode
• Editions Mego: http://editionsmego.com

Avey Tare forms new project Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, with former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail members, excludes you from his entire life

You’re sitting by the phone. In fact, you’ve been sitting by the phone for hours. No one understands why – you have a cell phone. That’s the phone you’re sitting by. You just have it out on the table, next to the lamp, and you’re just staring at it. You could easily take it with you, leave the house, live your life. But no. You might miss the call. The call from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare. The call where he asks you if you want to be in his new band, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks.

Bad news, friend. It ain’t gonna happen.

Avey Tare has already chosen his compatriots in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. One is Angel Deradoorian, formerly of Dirty Projectors. The other is Jeremy Hyman, former drummer for Ponytail. These are people you probably cannot compare to, unless you’re, say, Yamantaka Eye. Now that you know who’s in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, here’s how Tare himself describes the band: “A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013’s rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band making.” I see!

More enlightening may be the band’s forthcoming live dates, of which there are four. All dates are in June, one is in Brooklyn, the other three are in the UK. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are going on sale at noon EST on 4/12, so if you’re an America-dwelling Avey Tare fan, then you might want to sit by your computer then. Just, please, stop sitting by that phone. Put it in your pocket. Walk away.

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

06.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
06.20.13 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
06.21.13 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.22.13 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties

• Avey Tare: http://alligatorland.net

Oh shit, All Tomorrow’s Parties are in Iceland? How the heck am I supposed to get over there by then?!?

Hello news reader!

If you finish reading this sentence about the formal announcement of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland (June 28 - 29, 2013 in Keflavík, Iceland) and the early bird tickets that are on sale now, can you please remember to check back in with us on or around April 16, 2013 for the complete and most assuredly comedically-delivered lineup announcement?

Thanks. —Nobodaddy

P.S. – If you need to kill time from now until then, here’s the entirety of Brian Eno’s Thursday Afternoon. It’ll get you close.

• ATP Iceland: http://www.atpfestival.com/events/atpiceland.php

Autre Ne Veut to tour Europe, make love to you and you and you and you

What’s up, ladies of Europe? Here’s a bit of news for you: Autre Ne Veut will make love to you. He’s coming to your country, he’s coming to your city, he’s coming to play you some intense electro-pop, then he’s coming to make some intense love to you.

Then he’s going to feel overwhelmed and sit in the closet, thinking about his life. Ladies, this is a man who named his last album Anxiety (TMT Review). A lot of people have anxiety and that’s okay.

Because he’s going to make love to you again! Then probably the breakdown thing at some point. Between this cycle of making love and breaking down, he’ll play a string of dates in Europe throughout the month of April. Joining him on one of his London dates are Majical Cloudz, kindred souls in the field of emotionally intense electro-pop. They’ll probably talk about electro-pop and intensity and feelings and stuff. Then they might make love.

Autre Ne Veut dates:

04.16.13 - London, UK - Birthdays
04.17.13 - London, UK - Electrowerkz *
04.19.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Madame Moustache
04.20.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Nieuwe Anita
04.22.13 - Berlin, Germany - Naherholung Sternchen
04.23.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Rush
04.24.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Landet
04.25.13 - Oslo, Norway - Blåå
04.27.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Lolita @ Razzamatazz

* Majical Cloudz

• Autre Ne Veut: http://www.autreneveut.com
• Software: http://www.softwarelabel.net

Yeasayer embark on summer tour via bus or great ship

Years ago, I was reading from a book of wisdom. The wisdom, as a whole, was pretty good, but mostly non-applicable to my life. Someone was sure to get something of worth from the tidbit concerning turnips and their ability to induce fertility, it just wasn’t going to be me. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight? Red sky at night, I stay inside, because that is freaky as all hell. There was one bit of wisdom that stuck out to me, though. It spoke of the Brooklyn band Yeasayer, prophesizing that, once the calendar reached two-thousand-and-thirteen, they would travel America on a great ship.

Well, hate to break it to you, book of wisdom, but that’s hot garbage. Nobody travels by great ships anymore, you idiot! Well, I suppose it’s only half hot garbage. Though the great ship part is ridiculous, Yeasayer are touring America this summer, playing stuff from their last album on Secretly Canadian, Fragrant World (TMT Review). In fact, they’re even touring a little bit right now, in this decidedly non-summer time, for a few shows, including Coachella. After they’ve done those shows, they’ll stretch out for a month or so, before hitting the road again for a couple handfuls of summer dates. They will be traveling to those shows in a bus or a van or some other sort of transportation that’s not a great ship.

Yeasayer dates:

04.11.13 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
04.12.13 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
04.13.13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.20.13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
06.09.13 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
06.25.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
06.26.13 - Columbus, OH - Bluestone
06.27.13 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
06.28-29.13 - Kansas City, MO - Kanrocksas
06.27-30.13 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival
07.02.13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
07.03.13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland
07.05.13 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival

• Yeasayer: http://yeasayer.net
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

Scott Walker reissues first five solo albums, enters final stage of metamorphosis

The rare Scott Walker beetle (genus: Driftus, species: Epizootica) is among the most high profile, and certainly the most musical, of the wide array of holometabolous insects on God’s green earth. Though the early stages of the Driftus Epizootica’s life-cycle are often typified by a flurry of activity, both in the form of collaborative endeavors with ersatz family groups and solitary pursuits, they are perhaps most notable for the middle period of their development. This middle period usually manifests in the creation of a thick, mysterious cocoon, through which only intermittent emissions are observable. Most frequently this comes in the form of increasingly opaque albums released at relatively lengthy intervals, such as 2006’s The Drift and 2012’s Bish Bosch (TMT Review).

However, until now, the final stages of the Driftus Epizootica’s metamorphosis have not been observed by scientists. As a result, the recent discovery of a well-maintained late-stage Driftus Epizootica in the wild has lead to much tittering and back-slapping in the entomological community. These truly are exciting times! We have already observed a subtle up-tick in the release of albums (the mere six years between The Drift and Bish Bosch is almost half the amount of time between The Drift and its predecessor, Tilt), in addition to the entirely unexpected manifestation of what scientists are calling a “multimedia event.”

Now, fellow scientists The Quietus are reporting that Driftus Epizootica seems to be re-enacting its earliest stages of development by reissuing its first five releases, Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4, and ‘Til the Band Comes In. Available June 3 via Universal, they seem to re-mastered from their original tapes and packaged both in CD and vinyl box sets. The vinyl box set will include an 11” print from Scott 2 and a 48-page booklet with an essay by Rob Young (author of No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker) as well as four archive interviews with the Epizootica specimen from NME and Melody Maker. The CD box set will contain a 16-page booklet by Rob Young, as well as photos and extensive liner notes. The magnificence of creation is surely on display here! Though no one can quite guess what’s next in the metamorphosis for Driftus Epizootica, scientists and laypeople alike are surely glued to their science machines for the next exciting development!

• Scott Walker (Driftus Epizootica): http://4ad.com/artists/scottwalker