Liars album release date revealed. But not in this headline!

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We’ve all been anxiously awaiting new info on the next Liars record ever since that cryptic blog started posting random pictures and tidbits of the band in the studio with pixelated pals. Well, today Mute Records has let the cat out of the bag and announced that the sixth studio album by Liars will be released on June 5. The as-of-now-untitled record will be their follow-up to Sisterworld (TMT Review) and finds the band working more collaboratively than on previous recordings.

The record was recorded in L.A., as you guessed from the palm trees in the blog pics, and was self-produced by the band with additional production from Daniel Miller. Tom Biller then mixed them shits.

According to the press release, “the album, is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.” This means that they can officially replace Radiohead now.

• Liars: http://www.liarsliarsliars.com
• Liars Studio Blog: http://amateurgore.tumblr.com
• Mute: http://mute.com

Liars album release date revealed. But not in this headline!

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting new info on the next Liars record ever since that cryptic blog started posting random pictures and tidbits of the band in the studio with pixelated pals. Well, today Mute Records has let the cat out of the bag and announced that the sixth studio album by Liars will be released on June 5. The as-of-now-untitled record will be their follow-up to Sisterworld (TMT Review) and finds the band working more collaboratively than on previous recordings.

The record was recorded in L.A., as you guessed from the palm trees in the blog pics, and was self-produced by the band with additional production from Daniel Miller. Tom Biller then mixed them shits.

According to the press release, “the album, is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.” This means that they can officially replace Radiohead now.

• Liars: http://www.liarsliarsliars.com
• Liars Studio Blog: http://amateurgore.tumblr.com
• Mute: http://mute.com

Sigur Rós announce new album Valtari for May, prompting investigations into whale-blubber vinyl production facilities

Thanks to Consequence of Sound for mentioning what slipped out in a recent interview with list-loving Q Magazine: Sigur Rós have a new album with a shorter name than their last! The follow-up to 2008’s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (TMT Review) is called Valtari (which translates to “steamroller”) and will be released in the UK May 28 on a record label. My first guess is XL Recordings, and only the passing of time will tell if I’m as much of a “seer of things yet to be [announced]” as they say, whispered around the halls of Q Magazine.

Local xenophobes should again stay clear of this new Sigur Rós effort, as none of the lyrics will be sung in English, spelling disaster for any Americans hoping to hold office in the future when there’s an old 2012 YouTube video of them singing along to “Dauðalogn” in the tub, which roughly translates to “George W. Bush Is Still a War Criminal.” Other details on the album revealed in the interview: Valtari will be focusing on the use of electronics; Valtari will include a girls’ choir; Valtari was chosen as a title for the way, like a steamroller, “the music kind of just rolls over you,” hopefully leaving out the subsequent popping of every ligament individually and shooting arterial sprays of hot blood across the linoleum floor.

[UPDATE: listen to the album’s second track, “Ekki Múkk,” below.]

Sigur Rós are also going on tour through the Euro festival circuit this summer, with many more dates to be announced soon. The band plans to specially design the set pieces for their stage and lead singer Jónsi has pledged to give a wry, distant smile to fans at every stop. Fúkk

 yê.

Valtari tracklisting:

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1. Êg Anda
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2. Ekki Múkk


03. Varúð


04. Rembihnûtur
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5. Dauðalogn
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6. Varðeldur
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7. Valtari

Dates:

08.03.12 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08.18-19.12 - Osaka/Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic
08.24.12 - Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08.25.12 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Steinberggasse
08.28.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
08.29.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
08.31.12 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09.04.12 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
09.05.12 - Ljublhana, Slovakia - Krizanke
09.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival
09.09.12 - Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09.16.12 - Krakow, Poland - Sacrum Profanum
09.17.12 - Krakow, Poland - Sacrum Profanum

• Sigur Rós: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk

Jack White filtering his soul through vintage broadcast microphones starting in May

Jack White, musician, will go on tour in May in support of his debut solo LP, Blunderbuss. Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian novelist of historical and Arthurian fiction, has just completed Book Two of The Guardians Trilogy, slated for release this year. His previous novels include a retelling of the legend of Excalibur, about which he says, “The mystery within the story had never been solved […], how the sword got into the stone and how the kid pulled it out. I knew how it was done.” He is currently resting and golfing in California.

Tourdates:

05.15.12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
05.16.12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
05.18.12 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival
05.19.12 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel *
05.21.12 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom *
05.22.12 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom *
05.24.12 - Detroit, MI - Scottish Rite Theater *
05.26.12 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
05.27.12 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05.28.12 - Eugene, OR - Silva Concert Hall at Hult Center for the Performing Arts
05.30.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
05.31.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
06.22.12 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
06.23-24.12 - London, UK - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
06.25.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
06.26.12 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
06.27.12 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
06.29.12 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07.01.12 - Belfort, France - Le Eurokeennes
07.02.12 - Paris, France - L’Olympia
07.05.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
07.27-29.12 - Niigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival

* Alabama Shakes

• Jack White: http://thirdmanrecords.com
• Jack Whyte: http://www.camulod.com

Motion Sickness of Time Travel to release self-titled double-LP — 80 minutes of you wondering whether your limbs are still attached to your body

A wise man (probably Confucius) once said, “At the first inkling of success, pursue it like a wild cheetah chasing its prey on the open grasslands of Africa. Then, once you have success decidedly within your reach, snap its neck to eliminate the likelihood that it will slip away from your otherwise ferocious death grip. Hoist success over your shoulder and carry it back to your camouflaged residence, where you, along with anyone you deem important enough, will be able to enjoy a succulent feast comprised of bloody and uncooked achievement, which won’t leave you wanting for some time.” Maybe it’s not a perfect analogy, but I believe the basic message of aspiration is one that we should all follow, and Motion Sickness of Time Travel a.k.a. Rachel Evans seems to be doing just that.

In addition to three limited-edition cassettes released last year, Evans garnered serious attention with her meditatively coma-inducing (in a good way) album Luminaries & Synastry, released on Digitalis last June. It’s regretful that the album didn’t make our end-of-the-year list for 2011, but I attribute that more to unawareness (including on my part) than the possibility that it simply didn’t measure up to our standards.

In any case, my eyes and ears are wide open for the recently announced 2xLP Motion Sickness of Time Travel, due out May 15 on the Editions Mego offshoot Spectrum Spools. As its self-titled… title might suggest, the release promises to be Evans’s most dedicated and tremendous undertaking to date, consisting of four tracks, each over 20 minutes in length. Stylistically, “big changes in sound and scope are evident; a shift from the murky, mysterious haze of the older recordings into a highly addictive concentrate of airy tones and gem-like glow, each track forming a universal sky-map.” Meanwhile, the album cover depicts what appears to be a pastry on top of a rainbow signpost, opposite a mountain of khaki-colored sludge. If that isn’t evidence of a monumental achievement, then I don’t what is.

Motion Sickness of Time Travel tracklisting:

01. The Dream
02. The Center
03. Summer of the Cat’s Eye
04. One Perfect Moment

• Motion Sickness of Time Travel: http://motionsicknessoftimetravel.blogspot.com
• Spectrum Spools: http://editionsmego.com/spectrum-spools

Arrington de Dionyso releases new LP Songs of Psychic Fire, easily controls you with his thoughts

Experimental artist Arrington de Dionyso, known for his surrealist world music mindfuckonrecord work, has a new album out, Songs of Psychic Fire, Vol. 3. The sound consists of, as Dionyso describes it, “Extreme throat-singing noise overload, tape echo manipulations inspired by shamanic fortress, and gnostic sub-bass destruction and rebirth.” And that’s about as accurately as one can describe it.

The record was tracked during the Spring Equinox this year, using voice, bass clarinet, modified Marantz tape recorder, and echoplex at Dub Narcotic in Olympia. Dionyso attributes the record’s inspiration to his recent tour in Sweden, where he “performed far away from any city in the ruins of an ancient fortress, feeling the call of the spirits through the rocks and burning branches.”

Arrington de Dionyso also has a new book out with Davide Toffolo entitled 25 Disegni, published by Paper Resistance in Bologna, Italy in 2011. The book is part of a series by Paper Resistance where two artists are chosen for each edition and invited to submit 25 drawings that somehow refer to similar concepts or themes. Within the inside cover and the middle page, both artists collaborate on a drawing together. Toffolo and de Dionyso chose an erotic concept.

• Arrington de Dionyso: http://www.myspace.com/arringtondedionyso
• Record: http://arrington.bandcamp.com/releases
• Book: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89229827/25-disegni-erotic-art-book-printed-in
• Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ialvkZTzm8o