Just when you finished saving enough money for his shoes, Panda Bear announces new single in December

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Remember a few weeks ago when you thought that Panda Bear’s signature shoes were going to be the best ones from any of the AC guys because Panda Bear is all humble and sensitive and cool and fatherly, but then it turned out that they were easily the most phoned-in and lame? (Oh come on, they totally were.) Well, old boy is making up for it by announcing the release of his third single in the ongoing series leading up to the forthcoming full-length Tomboy.

This handy stocking-stuffer, which is being released as a 7-inch on December 21 by former AC label FatCat, is titled “Last Night at the Jetty” and will be backed by a song named “Drone” as the B-side. Take it away, FatCat publicity:

The lead track, ‘Last Night At The Jetty’ sees Noah’s beautifully layered, honeyed vocal harmonies morphing across a fairly simple grid of wobbly guitar, a whip-crack metronome-beat and a scattering of electronic sounds and effects. Taking an uncluttered, less-is-more approach, the treatment allows Noah’s voice to carry the song through a series of shifting melodies. On the flipside, ‘Drone’ takes an even more reductive, minimalist approach, jettisoning the beat altogether with Noah’s long-held vocals hovering over a step-sequence of synthesized tone-blocks, a kind of computer-music chorale.

If those words have your saliva glands weeping uncontrollably right now, you can listen to snippets and pre-order your copy now over at FatCat’s page or via good old Insound. But beware, kids: the 7-inch release is limited to a scant 3,000 copies. So I hope you’re not still reading this sentence that I’m currently typing out right now in an intentionally long and rambly manner to increase the comedic value of the idea that taking the time necessary to read this sentence is potentially going to be the deciding factor as to whether or not you lock-in your pre-order before the last of them runs out… because if you are, your time has probably run out. By the way, I already ordered mine. Well, bye.

• Panda Bear: http://www.myspace.com/pandabear
• Fat Cat: http://fat-cat.co.uk/fatcat

Brooklyn’s Liturgy sign to Thrill Jockey, plan to release second LP in the spring, also plan to weird-out the South this week

Minimalist arty farty black metal band Liturgy are hitting the road for most of November, stopping mainly around the East Coast, South, and mid-Atlantic. Though, calling them “black metal” seems weird to me, even though black metal is for nerds. I mean, I know they’re all “rawr” and shit, but there is also a faint prettiness to their music. Anyway, they just signed with Thrill Jockey and will release their sophomore LP in the spring of 2011. Definitely check them out if they hit your town. I won’t, because they’re playing my town on a Sunday, and that’s THE LORD’S DAY.

Their debut full-length Renihilation is out now on 20 Buck Spin. Tourdates below.

11.10.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
11.11.10 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
11.12.10 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
11.13.10 - Asheville, NC - Broadways
11.14.10 - Athens, GA - Farm 255
11.15.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.16.10 - Nashville, TN - The End
11.17.10 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
11.18.10 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
11.19.10 - Washington DC - Comet Ping Pong
11.20.10 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe
12.03.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Acheron
12.09.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands

• Liturgy: http://www.myspace.com/liturgynybm
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com
• 20 Buck Spin: http://www.20buckspin.com

Chris Forgues (Kites, Fort Thunder) releases Powr Mastrs #3 comic, would like to buy a vowel.

Fans of Indie Pop legend Kites and its spin-off projects — the Best Coast cover band Daily Life (with Sakiko Mori) and the Christian devotional music solo project Mark Lord — rejoice! While Kites’s lead singer Chris Forgues’ (aka C.F., CF, c.f., cf, and as many other combinations of “c” and “f” as mathematically possible) long-awaited collaboration with Sufjan Stevens (Rhode Island: Small like Baby Jesus) has been delayed, the Fort Thunder alum is offering fans a big consolation with the release of the third installment of his comic book, Powr Mastrs, from PictureBox on November 15.

The series, drawn in CF’s signature pencil variation on the ligne claire style and set in a mysterious world called New China, stars a loveable cast of misfits who enjoy beard parties and graphic sex with jellyfish. The new issue features a racecar that is constantly changing shape and, in a special color section, a touching scene of lesbian erotic humiliation/BDSM punctuated by golden showers.

CF will also be touring in support of the new book, with friend-in-Christ Brian Chippendale on the dates we previously reported. As Sufjan would say, “Come on! Feel The Urination!”

Powr Mastrs #3 book release dates:

11.14.10 – Providence, RI – Ada Books
11.18.10 - New York, NY - The Strand
11.19.10 - Portland, OR - Floating World Comics
11.20.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Family
12.02.10 - Toronto, ON - The Beguiling

• PictureBox Inc.: http://www.pictureboxinc.com

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead return with seventh album Tao of the Dead, band name still …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are back! On February 8, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are releasing Tao of the Dead through their own Richter Scale imprint, which was created to rescue the group from the tyranny of major label Interscope (responsible for releasing three of their albums, including the one you’ve all heard, Source Tags & Codes) with the release of 2009’s The Century of Self. We are told that Tao of the Dead, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s seventh album, sees …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead experimenting with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Blonde Redhead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), exemplified most obviously with a 15-minute track titled “Tao of the Dead Part 2.”

This sounds serious, readers. Not convinced? The first single off the album, due November 29, is called… “Summer Of All Dead Souls.” Uh, Debbie Downer alert? The tracklisting hasn’t been announced yet, but here are track titles that our undercover detectives think might be included:

- “Crying Souls, Never Again”
- “Save Yourself, For You Need It”
- “Dying Wishes (Invisible Cries)”
- “Wailing Wars”
- “Dead Eyes Burning”
- “Candles in a Dying Corpse”
- “Living Full of Dread Pt. II”
- “Melted Eyes”

Dates with and without Rival Schools coming soon.

• …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: http://trailofdead.com

Ducktails announce date for third full-length album, Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, not unlike his previous two

Follow-ups are nice. You get a lollipop and presumably a bill of good health at the doctor’s, a call that the LP you special ordered has come in, or a friendly but tepid e-mail reply to the regrettable Facebook message you sent your ex in a drunken haze of self-pity and sexual frustration. Well, this summer, we reported that Matt Mondanile, a.k.a. Ducktails, was planning a third album, Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. We’ve been in the dark since then about a date for this anticipated third work of New Jersey psych pop, but the wait for waiting time details is over.

It was recently confirmed that the album will be coming out January 10, on Woodsist as previously announced. Now you can rest easy and spend the rest of your afternoon fixating on something important, like this.

• Ducktails: http://www.myspace.com/ducktailss
• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com

Jens Lekman plays Los Angeles, Brooklyn in December; happy holidays to West + East coasts, but screw the Midwest

Ever since Jens Lekman moved from Sweden to Australia, we haven’t heard much from him. There were some tracks released digitally this year, but what’s up, Jens? Why are you actually so silent? Anyone who’s really into Jens knows that he’s not entirely unresponsive to the world — he’s one of the few artists who encourages fans to write him letters, centering on a topic he provides monthly (October was “self portraits”; this month it’s “fine print”). And Jens clearly does what he can: this December, he announced to his fans that he’ll be working in New York and will therefore grace Brooklyn with a show. A few days before, he’s playing a show in Los Angeles (the only other date scheduled in the US), so you know, I guess he really is all over the place. At least he has an excuse for keeping us in the dark so long — for now.

Dates:

12.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Mondrian Hotel Skybar
12.10.10 - Brooklyn, NY - 450 Union St.

• Jens Lekman: http://www.jenslekman.com

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