Let’s get metaphysical, physical: Celebration release Electric Tarot project

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Oh man, you guys have no idea what an effort it has taken me to not start this story off with some asinine phrase like “Celebration are laying their cards on the table with this new release” or “Let’s get metaphysical” or some other crap like… oh, too late, I guess. Sorry. Seriously. A commercial took over my body and started typing slogans. Celebration’s Electric Tarot project is one of the cooler things I’ve heard about in recent memory, and it deserves better. (I can’t say coolEST, because those little frogs that live in pitcher plants are pretty amazing, you can’t deny that.)

The thing is, Celebration has left 4AD and hooked up with Baltimore’s Friends Records to release nine free digital tracks over the course of the year that will be compiled near the end of 2010 into a free digital LP and a not-free physical LP entitled Hello Paradise. Each song of this Electric Tarot project represents a different card in the deck. (Every time I read that it blows my mind again. Tarot + Celebration = AMAZING.) Friends Records also plans on releasing cassettes with material from Celebration, although info on tape release dates has not yet been announced.

• Celebration: http://celebrationelectrictarot.com
• Friends: http://www.friendsrecordsbaltimore.com

David Bowie says: “Buy Station to Station again, and I’ll bring back Tin Machine”

Bowie’s back from space with another glorious reissue of one of his albums; this time around, it’s his 10th studio album, Station to Station, which’ll be loaded up with extras and sent to stores everywhere, care of EMI. However, the twist is that Bowie, who’s been exploring the outer reaches of space in an attempt to prove that no woman in the universe is more beautiful than his wife, Iman, needs cash to buy astronaut food and has promised all of his fans that if they all buy the album, he’ll resurrect late-80s/early-90s band Tin Machine as a reward! Although no one but Bowie seems too excited about the proposed resurrection of Bowie’s band (who charted with “Under the God”), they are excited for the reissue!

If YOU’RE interested, well then you should know that you can get it on September 28, and that it’ll be available in a 3CD version (with a booklet and photos and a recording of the famed 1976 concert at Nassau, Coliseum) or in a “Packed Full of Stuff” version that includes the original album, the Nassau concert, unreleased songs, 3 LPs of the CD material, a DVD, a massive booklet, a poster, and tons of other stuff that any real fan needs.

• David Bowie: http://www.davidbowie.com
• EMI: http://www.emimusic.com

Broken Social Scene reissues early EPs, ruins your totally cool trivia

I can picture it now. You’re at a party talking up this hipster chick/dude. Someone puts on Broken Social Scene’s You Forgot It In People, track two rolls around, and you drop your bomb: “Hey, you know this song, ‘KC Accidental’? Yeah, that was totally the name of Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin’s band before they were Broken Social Scene.” Then you might make up some story how you saw them with three other people in the back of a taco restaurant. S/he swoons, and the rest is history.

But the jig’s up now! On October 26, Arts & Crafts will reissue the group’s two self-released EPs, Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub and Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills, in one package under the creative title of… Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub // Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills. The record will be available in double-CD, double-LP, and digital formats.

If you’re new to Broken Social Scene, these KC Accidental EPs might be a bit different than the slick Forgiveness Rock Record (TMT Review) jams you’re used to. Both EPs were recorded using a reel-to-reel 8 track and a DA88 in the glamorous respective settings of Drew’s bedroom and a friend’s living room. While the first EP was created almost solely by Drew and Spearin (with trumpet parts played by Metric/Broken Social Scene member Jimmy Shaw), the second EP features contributions from a lineup of future Broken Social Scene superstars: horns by the aforementioned Shaw and Stars’ Evan Cranley, bass by Jason Collett on one track, drums by Justin Peroff on two songs, and a duet between Drew and Metric’s Emily Haines.

By the way, if you’d like to see a bunch of those people in their new-fangled Broken Social Scene group, they’re currently on tour.

Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub // Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills tracklist:

01. Nancy and the Girdle Boy
02. Something for Chicago
03. Anorexic He-man
04. Save the Last Breath for Me
05. Kev’s Message for Charlie
06. Tired Hands
07. Instrumental Died in the Bathtub and Took the Daydreams With It
08. Residential Love Song
09. Silverfish Eyelashes
10. Ruined in 84
11. Them (Pop Song #3333)
12. Is and of The

Broken Social Scene dates:

09.10.10 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.11.10 - Richmond, VA - The National
09.13.10 - Washington, DC - The Warner Theatre
09.14.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
09.15.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
09.17.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
09.18.10 - New York, NY - Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
09.20.10 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
09.21.10 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater
09.22.10 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
09.24.10 - Ithaca, NY - State Theater
09.25.10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Hall
10.01.10 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
10.02.10 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera
10.03.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10.04.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10.06.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theater
10.07.10 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Events Centre
10.08.10 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
10.09.10 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre
10.10.10 - Kelowna, BC - Community Theatre
10.12.10 - Victoria, BC - Element
10.13.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom

• Broken Social Scene: http://www.brokensocialscene.ca
• Arts&Crafts: http://www.arts-crafts.ca

M.I.A. announces her “Red-Headed Massacre” tour

Turns out that M.I.A’s music video for “Born Free” wasn’t just a gripping short film that speaks in shocking images and metaphors to bring the realities and injustices of genocide to an audience that rarely considers the threat of the widespread murder of a group of people as something that might effect them or even as something that still happens in the world despite our modern “civilization.”

The London-born singer, who recently released her third album, /\/\ /\ Y /\ (TMT Review), has announced that she will be heading out on the “Red-Headed Massacre” tour where, upon arriving in a town, she will systematically round up all the ginger-haired and freckled-faced weirdos in the local area before escorting them to her concert, where, between sets, M.I.A. will “eliminate” their presence using the sound of gunfire to segue into her closing tunes, which will be highlighted by popular single “Paper Planes.”

In a prepared statement, M.I.A. informed the world that, “we were warned, early and often, the video wasn’t just entertainment or simile, but a mission statement… and that any deaths won’t be on her hands.” M.I.A went on to assure her public that “the idiot writing this news ‘story’ that you are reading right now is an insensitive buffoon who is only adept at making off-color and inappropriate jokes about a very serious topic and that I (M.I.A.) do not condone or practice genocide… also, more dates to be announced soon.”

M.I.A. will be accompanied on the tour by Rye Rye, the first artist signed to M.I.A.’s label, N.E.E.T. Recordings

09.21.10 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
09.22.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
09.25.10 - Washington DC - V Fest
09.26.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
09.27.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
09.29.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
09.30.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
10.03.10 - Ithaca, NY - Cornell University
10.04.10 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10.05.10 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10.09.10 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park -Austin City Limits
10.12.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

(We’re kidding, of course.)

• M.I.A: www.miauk.com
• N.E.E.T. Recordings: www.neetrecordings.com

The Black Heart Procession together with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Eluvium, and The Books at last

Fall is on the horizon, and those great purveyors of autumnal folk-styled indie rock The Black Heart Procession have a gift for you! Whatever could it be, you ask? Perhaps a nice gift box full of scented soaps? A brownie mix with a poem comparing cooking to friendship? Dockers pleated slacks? Well, this is Black Heart Procession, so it’s something called Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit, and it’s a limited-edition EP available on October 12 via Temporary Residence Limited. The EP includes three new songs from the group, plus a collaboration with famed dub dude Lee “Scratch” Perry and a reworking of the track “Drugs” by Eluvium.

To celebrate the unleashing of Blood Bunny into the world, Black Heart Procession are hitting the road this fall with fellow Temporary Residence amigos The Books.

Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit tracklisting:

01. Blank Page
02. The Orchid
03. Silence (Remix by Mr. Tube)
04. Devotion
05. Freeze (Remix by Lee ”Scratch” Perry)
06. Heaven Below (Remix by Mr. Tube)
07. Drugs (Remix by Eluvium)
08. Drugs (Remix by Jamuel Saxon)

Blackened dates:

09.28.10 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge *
09.29.10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
09.30.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10.01.10 - Durham, NC - Shaefer Theater, Duke University
10.03.10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10.04.10 - Knoxville, TN - Square Room
10.05.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
10.06.10 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
10.21.10 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theater
10.22.10 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
10.23.10 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End
10.24.10 - Ottawa, ON - Capitol Music Hall
10.25.10 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
10.26.10 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
10.27.10 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club, Calvin College
10.29.10 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10.30.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10.29.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box at the Henry Fonda
10.30.10 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
12.03.10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
12.04.10 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
12.05.10 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

* WITHOUT The Books

• The Black Heart Procession: http://theblackheartprocession.com
• Temporary Residence: http://temporaryresidence.com

Dead Meadow reunite with original drummer, rock out in California and Australia

There comes a time in every band’s life when the words “reunion tour” take on a shining, new allure, when a long-lost drummer returns to music from the scholarly clutches of law school and the group decides to set forth on a series of reunion shows in California and Australia. For psych rockers Dead Meadow, that time is now. Original drummer Mike Laughlin is back with guitarist/vocalist Jason Simon and bass player Steve Kille, in his first appearance with the group since 2002.

Dead Meadow are hot off a successful US and European tour, and now, reunited at last, the group will continue on to their upcoming Cali/Australia dates in support of the recent Xemu Records reissue of the group’s first two albums, 2000’s self-titled LP and 2001’s Howls from the Hills, as well as this spring’s dual DVD/LP release Three Kings (TMT Review).

Romantic evenings in dead meadows:

10.03.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10.05.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10.10.10 - Melbourne, Australia - The Tote (Jason Simon solo show)
10.11.10 - Melbourne, Australia - Toff In Town (Jason Simon solo show)
10.12.10 - Geelong, Australia - The National Hotel
10.13.10 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier Bar
10.14.10 - Melbourne, Australia - Forum Theater
10.15.10 - Brisbane, Australia - Globe Theater
10.16.10 - Sydney, Australia - The Lair (matinee/late shows)
10.17.10 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers Live

• Dead Meadow: http://www.deadmeadow.com
• Xemu: http://www.xemu.com