John Wiese releases 100th 7-inch record, announces record exhibition in the UK

John Wiese releases 100th 7-inch record, announces record exhibition in the UK

Like many noise composers, John Wiese is one prolific son of a bitch. The artist responsible for ongoing projects such as LHD and Sissy Spacek has collaborated with the likes of sunn 0))), C. Spencer Yeh, Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, and Kevin Drumm, and he’s released a shit ton of solo 7-inches, too. We here at TMT throw around the word “prolific” a lot, but fuckshitdamn, just click on that link up there.

Wiese’s 100th 7-inch release (yes, 100, and here is a video of Wiese flipping through all of them), Exhausted Spectral Incantation, is a one-sided locked groove 7-inch (similar to the RRR - 100 Locked Grooves 7-inch from RRRecords in the 90s, or their 500 locked grooves in 98, or their 1000 locked grooves in 09). You can drop the needle anywhere, enjoy some noisy loops, and be fairly confident you’ll never repeat the same listening experience.

According to The Wire, Family Gallery in L.A. will host an exhibition of John Wiese’s 7-inch releases in celebration of his 100th release, running from October 17 to November 8. A monograph of the exhibition will also be published, with essays from Sam McKinlay and Brian Roettinger.

Exhausted Spectral Incantation is available now on Helicopter.

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Soundcloud suffers server attack; users to Soundcloud: “WTF!?” Soundcloud to users: “we know, srry!”

So, the other night, I really REALLY wanted to go onto my DJ buddy Zak’s Soundcloud page and specifically post a comment that this one spot where his newest track breaks out from ambient haze into full-on 4/4 motorik groove was “BUGGINNNNNN!!!!!!!!!” with 10 exclamation points. But when I went to the site, I found that the only thing that was buggin’ was the Soundcloud server! LOL. But seriously, it turned out that the popular sound platform had fallen victim to what our geeky friends at hypebot call a “DDoS attack” (distributed denial-of-service attack), resulting in a service outage that began on Monday. “Fuck,” I thought. “How will Zak ever know that I think that that transition is buggin’?!?!” (I thought of calling him instead, you know? But eh, I really need my kudos to be seen by the rest of the world in order to bother giving them.)

At first, details of the attack were sketchy. “Very sorry for the current downtime,” was all the company could tell its users before noon on monday night. By 8 PM, some parts of the site were back, but others, including its API (that’s “application programming interface,” which is like the stuff that software uses to, you know, do stuff), were still quite pejoratively buggin’. Finally, the next day, Soundcloud confirmed it: “We can confirm that the ongoing service outage that started at 8:40pm last night CET has been a distributed denial-of-service attack.” These DDoS attack things involve “saturating the target machine with external communications requests, so that it can’t handle legitimate traffic,” which then leads to the overloading of that server, followed by the WTF-ing of us users who then cannot use it to escape the harsh reality that our lives are boring and meaningless.

No real word on exactly who was responsible, but as of yesterday, things were starting to slowly improve. “Our attempts at mitigating was successful and we’re now stabilizing,” the company said yesterday. “We might experience some intermittent hiccups, transcoding delays and unavailable players but it looks like we’re on track on getting back to full capacity.” Fittingly enough, Alex, one of the Soundcloud founders, posted an audio message about the incident to his Soundcloud page. Man, look at all those comments! That track must be really buggin’.

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Frank Ocean steps out of the warm womb of Odd Future for first solo dates

Rap collective Odd Future inspire a lot of vigorous debate, but everyone can agree on one thing: Frank Ocean is probably the group’s suavest member. Unless there’s something about that Taco guy that I don’t know, Frank Ocean’s smooth, self-loathing R&B stands out a bit from the rest of those Odd Future kids. Yet, he clearly feels pretty comfortable with them, as he hasn’t stepped out of their sticky, angry womb for any solo shows. Consider him stepping out now: Frank Ocean has a trio of solo dates scheduled for November.

New Orleans! New York! Los Angeles! If you hate those cities, you will not end up seeing Frank Ocean by himself. At least, that’s how it seems for now. Ocean plans on announcing further dates in the future, but that information does not exist yet. Only Frank Ocean and those that can occupy Frank Ocean’s brain know that information. Please stop occupying his brain, though, as that is very rude.

Odd Future will also be going on a lot more than three dates over the next couple of months. Mr. Ocean may or may not show up at these dates, but he has not confirmed anything. That said, there are particular dates Ocean will definitely not be at, unless he can, say, be in New York and Austin at the same time. If he can, he should not, because that is also very rude.

Frank Ocean dates:

11.05.11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11.06.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.15.11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater

Odd Future dates:

10.07.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10.08.11 - Border, CO - Fox Theater
10.09.11 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10.11.11 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
10.12.11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10.14.11 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.15.11 - Cincinnati, IL - Bogarts
10.16.11 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10.18.11 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
10.19.11 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10.21.11 - Boston, MA - Royale
10.22.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10.23.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10.24.11 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
10.27.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
10.28.11 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
10.30.11 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Experience
10.31.11 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
11.02.11 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
11.03.11 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham
11.06.11 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.08.11 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

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Satanized tour in support of Technical Virginity; hide your daughters

Satanized are about to embark on a US tour to promote their new SKiN GRAFT Records release Technical Virginity. If you’re a ‘technical’ (or real) virgin, be forewarned — according to eyewitness accounts, audience members have been known to defecate, bleed from various orifices, and spontaneously combust in response to the all-out assault of the Satanized experience, and one assumes this bodily response could extend to one’s genitalia.

Born on June 6, 2006, Satanized emerged from the sixth circle of hell (Philadelphia) to rain down on the ears of noise-rock enthusiasts across all lands. Five years and five months later (coincidence?), their next journey begins. Suspiciously, the tour ends the day before Halloween… will Santanized return forevermore to the ghouly depths on All Hallow’s Eve? If so, make sure and catch them before it’s too late….

10.08.11 - Allentown, PA - Secret Art Space
10.09.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Belvedere’s
10.10.11 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
10.11.11 - Columbus, OH - Carabar
10.12.11 - Cincinnati, OH - Mayday
10.13.11 - Lexington, KY - Collexion
10.14.11 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
10.15.11 - Murfreesboro, TN - Meow Manor
10.16.11 - St. Louis, MO - APOP
10.17.11 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
10.18.11 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
10.19.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Klub
10.20.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarters Rock Palace
10.21.11 - Normal, IL - Magic Waters (5 PM matinee show)
10.22.11 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10.23.11 - Indianapolis, IN - TBA
10.24.11 - Kalamazoo, MI - Village Castle
10.25.11 - London, Ontario - TBA
10.26.11 - Toronto, ON - The Boat
10.27.11 - Montreal, QC - TBA
10.28.11 - Amherst, MA - Hampshire College
10.29.11 - Providence, RI - Castlevania
10.30.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly

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RIP: Daisy DeBolt of psych-folk duo Fraser & DeBolt

From Daisy DeBolt’s official website:

Friends and fans of Daisy DeBolt will be saddened to hear that she passed away October 4, 2011 after a very brief illness. More to be announced here later.

The talent of Daisy DeBolt is the exuberant synthesis of family, musical and creative influences and is also a contributing force in the evolution of contemporary music. Her energy, humour and power as a vocalist have been affecting audiences since the 1960’s and prompted critic Peter Goddard to write: “Her music doesn’t showcase its roots, it contributes to them.”

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Jon Brion to produce Best Coast full-length in a snobs v. slobs showdown for the ages

Jon Brion is an acclaimed composer. He is well-known for his scores in films like Magnolia and I ♥ Huckabees. Brion is also a producer of note, lending his talents — and a touch of class — to efforts by Kanye West, Fiona Apple, and of Montreal, among others.

Bethany Cosentino is the songwriter behind Best Coast and a former member of Pocahaunted. Many of her songs are about boys or weed or hamburgers. She likes Nathan Williams and her cat. Some would call her music chillwave.

What would happen if these two seemingly opposing forces were to meet? UH OH! Queue “Walking on Sunshine.”

As reported by We All Want Someone To Shout For (whose story was picked up by Pitchfork whose story was picked up by us), Best Coast have posted on their Facebook page that Jon Brion will be producing their forthcoming full-length. Those sessions should begin within a few weeks in LA, where both Brion and Best Coast are based out of. I give it a week before Cosentino smooshes a pie in Brion’s face, a move Brion responds to with only an exasperated stare at an invisible audience.

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