Laurel Halo offers details on new Hyperdub EP, yet again denies writers the satisfaction of making Full House jokes

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As it was reported, so shall it be: Laurel Halo has announced the full details for her new EP on Hyperdub, called Behind the Green Door. If only she had swapped out “red” for “green” I would’ve had the chance to make my long-threatened joke about an imaginary tell-all John Stamos memoir (Behind the Red Door, obvi) that would have covered all the weird and supernatural shit that went down on the set of Full House during the 90s. (For real, this joke is very long-threatened and I am dead serious about it. I’ve lost friends over it — if you can’t stand the Full House joke heat, you better get out of the friendship fire, am I right?). As it stands, the title seems to be a reference to a “classic” porn film from the 70s.

According to The Quietus, the EP represents a bit of a stylistic shift for Laurel Halo, integrating more elements of Detroit techno and contemporary UK club music. These four tracks will reportedly be “dancefloor-ready,” as opposed to the really socially awkward tracks off 2012’s Quarantine (TMT Review) which, when asked to join their friends on the dancefloor mostly hemmed and hawed and ended up hiding in the bathroom for most of the night with the cool kids. And sure, like the porn it references, this EP will probably be available for free on the Internet, but you can also buy it from Hyperdub on May 20 if you’re not, you know, a freeloading jerkface.

Behind the Green Door tracklist:

01. Throw
02. UHFFO
03. NOYFB
04. Sex Mission

• Laurel Halo: http://www.laurelhalo.com
• Hyperdub: http://www.hyperdub.net

Laurel Halo offers details on new Hyperdub EP, yet again denies writers the satisfaction of making Full House jokes

As it was reported, so shall it be: Laurel Halo has announced the full details for her new EP on Hyperdub, called Behind the Green Door. If only she had swapped out “red” for “green” I would’ve had the chance to make my long-threatened joke about an imaginary tell-all John Stamos memoir (Behind the Red Door, obvi) that would have covered all the weird and supernatural shit that went down on the set of Full House during the 90s. (For real, this joke is very long-threatened and I am dead serious about it. I’ve lost friends over it — if you can’t stand the Full House joke heat, you better get out of the friendship fire, am I right?). As it stands, the title seems to be a reference to a “classic” porn film from the 70s.

According to The Quietus, the EP represents a bit of a stylistic shift for Laurel Halo, integrating more elements of Detroit techno and contemporary UK club music. These four tracks will reportedly be “dancefloor-ready,” as opposed to the really socially awkward tracks off 2012’s Quarantine (TMT Review) which, when asked to join their friends on the dancefloor mostly hemmed and hawed and ended up hiding in the bathroom for most of the night with the cool kids. And sure, like the porn it references, this EP will probably be available for free on the Internet, but you can also buy it from Hyperdub on May 20 if you’re not, you know, a freeloading jerkface.

Behind the Green Door tracklist:

01. Throw
02. UHFFO
03. NOYFB
04. Sex Mission

• Laurel Halo: http://www.laurelhalo.com
• Hyperdub: http://www.hyperdub.net

Adventure beats level, advances to third album Weird Work

Up, up, down, down, A, B, A, B, left, right, right, left, A, A, up, down, select, start, then select and start at the same time. If you do it right, that’s the cheat code you’ll need to release an awesome nugget of news about Adventure’s new album! Oh shit, I just spoiled the surprise. You should still try that out next time you’re playing your old NES (any game should do the trick), but here’s the DL in the meantime: Baltimore’s Benny Boeldt is set to drop a new Adventure record right into your cartridge slot on April 30 courtesy of Carpark Records. THIS April 30. Line up outside the GameStop and then when it’s time, walk over to the Best Buy next door, find out they don’t have anything worth buying, then go to your local record store and buy the new Adventure record, titled Weird Work.

The new album definitely has a more evolved IDM vibe (think old, REALLY fun Squarepusher), but each track still sounds like it could be the background music for any given Mega Man level (this is a good thing). Hear first single and final album track “Happiness” below.

Weird Work tracklist:

01. Days Off
02. Laser Blast
03. Nervous
04. Flower
05. Reality Shift
06. Alone
07. Constantly
08. Catching Up
09. Happiness

• Adventure: https://www.facebook.com/adventuresound
• Carpark: http://carparkrecords.com

Bill Callahan emotes, “Hey everyone, I’m going on tour! It’s going to be amaaaaazingg!!”

Ruminating in Bill Callahan’s under-appreciated back catalog is one thing, but I imagine (and I have to, because the experience has so far eluded me) that hearing him in a live setting is a different low-frequency beast altogether. Here’s how I imagine it going: Callahan walks out on stage, grabs his guitar, and assumes his position in front of the microphone. Breathe in. The microphone and its stand shake in anticipation. “There grows… ” And everyone’s clothes have vibrated completely off their body, in what is only an initial display of baritone sexiness.

Living on the West Coast, it looks like I’ll have to continue removing my clothes manually for the time being, as Callahan has just announced a series of lives dates centered around the middle of the country — Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri… you know, that whole area. Check out the schedule in full below.

Dates:

04.29.13 - Little Rock, AR - The White Water Tavern *
04.30.13 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s *
05.01.13 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
05.02.13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners *
05.03.13 - Nelsonville, OH - Stuart’s Opera House *
05.04.13 - Oberlin, OH - Dionysus Club (the ‘Sco) *
05.06.13 - Chicago, IL - Garfield Park Conservatory *
05.07.13 - Columbia, MO - Mojo’s *
05.08.13 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
05.09.13 - Norman, OK - The Opolis *
05.10.13 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar *
05.11.13 - Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church *
06.01.13 - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats

* Flat Foot

• Bill Callahan: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/bill-callahan

Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano are releasing an LP called The Raw and Cooked, and they’re making tacos to celebrate!

The Raw and the Cooked is not Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano’s book of recipes involving apples, marzipan, and rainbow sprinkles, all of which require a miniature blender and an Easy-Bake Oven. The Raw and the Cooked is not an experiment in which Bill Orcutt tries all the possible ways to eat raw kale and Chris Corsano tries all the possible ways to eat cooked kale. The Raw and the Cooked is not a musical soap opera set in the kitchen of a brunch restaurant in which Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano star.

The Raw and the Cooked is an LP that consists of 12 tracks that guitarist Bill Orcutt and drummer Chris Corsano recorded on tour during August and September of last year, in Brooklyn, Easthampton, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. It’s slated for a June 1 release of just 500 copies on Orcutt’s own Palilalia label, and before it drops, you can stream the first track below, which showcases the duo’s penchant for a sound that’s completely off the rails. Listen to it while you roast asparagus or slice strawberries or bake pie.

• Bill Orcutt/Palilalia: http://palilalia.com
• Chris Corsano: http://cor-sano.com

Masaki Batoh lugs his Brain Pulse Music machine around on US tour

Masaki Batoh, he of legendary Japanese psych outfit Ghost, is bringing his Brain Pulse Music (TMT Review) project to the US for a series of live installations and performances starting a week from Friday (April 26). As we previously reported, Batoh set out to create music by directly tapping into human brain waves, cutting out the conscious self in order to access an individual’s true output. To do this, Batoh developed a machine to read brain waves and transmit them into sound. When the earthquake of 2011 hit Japan, though, the project morphed into something different altogether. As a practicing acupuncturist, Batoh noticed an increased level of stress and anxiety in his patients following the natural disaster and wanted to use his brain pulse machine to help. The resulting album that came out in February of last year was a combination of music resulting from Batoh’s unique ‘bio-electric procedure’ as well as a series of acoustic requiems that harken back to traditional prayer songs normally performed to appease gods once thought responsible for inflicting natural disasters upon the earth.

That’s all well and good, but how will this translate into a live show? The press release gives little info on what’s to come, but here’s hoping audience members will get the opportunity to volunteer to be hooked up to Batoh’s machine. The instructional video below explains how to use the machine, and it seems pretty straightforward as long as you can tap into your ‘Satori,’ or meditative state. The machine apparently blocks brain waves collected when a user is focused on materialistic endeavors, but works somewhat like an effects pedal once you’re mentally connected and get past the ‘gate.’ Even if volunteers aren’t involved, seeing Batoh use the machine to produce music should at least be a unique experience. As Batoh notes at the end of the video, come on out and, “Enjoy BPM.”

Tourdates:

04.26.13 - Boulder, CO - ATLAS Institute Black Box
04.27.13 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
04.28.13 - Oceanside, CA - Craftlab Gallery
04.30.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05.02.13 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
05.05.13 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05.06.13 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
05.08.13 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
05.09.13 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
05.11.13 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS
05.13.13 - New York, NY - Spectrum

• Masaki Batoh: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/masaki-batoh
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com