Lightning Bolt Decide To, Uh, “Ride The Lightning” Even Longer By Adding UK Dates

In case you've been hiding in a cave this past month with plugs lodged in your ears, you may not have heard that the mighty Lightning Bolt have once again unleashed their thunderous roar upon the world with a brand new album, Earthly Delights (TMT Review). And since most people in Europe, Asia, and Australia actually hide in caves for a living, Lightning Bolt are headed their way to make sure they know.

As we previously reported on two separate occasions, Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson -- a.k.a. The Brians, a.k.a. Lightning Bolt -- are doing 12 dates in Japan and 8 days in Australia/New Zealand starting in early November. Now for a third time, we here at TMT are giving you the official TMT Lighntning Bolt update and letting you know that, after their New ZeJapastralia tour, Lightning Bolt will then head over to the UK for 9 more dates, including a performance at the My Bloody Valentine-curated All Tomorrow's Parties Festival and the Ten Year Anniversary ATP in Butlins Minehead.

So here, yet again, is hopefully the final updated list of Lightning Bolt tour info for the year. But if you see the Brians, ask them where them U.S. dates are at. One show before Halloween ain't cutting it

10.29.09 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13 %
11.05.09 - Tokyo Shibuya, Japan - O-Nest
11.06.09 – Nagoya, Japan - Club Rock’n’Roll
11.07.09 – Kyoto, Japan - Urbanguild
11.08.09 - Yamaguchi Houfu, Japan - Indo-Yo
11.09.09 – Fukuoka, Japan - The Voodoolounge
11.10.09 – Ooita, Japan - Athall
11.11.09 – Okayama, Japan - Pepper Land
11.12.09 – Osaka, Japan - Shangrila
11.13.09 - Tokyo Shibuya, Japan - O-Nest
11.14.09 – Enoshima, Japan - Oppa-La
11.15.09 - Tokyo Shindaita, Japan - Fever
11.16.09 - Tokyo Kouenji, Japan - UFO Club
11.20.09 - Melbourne, Victoria - Thornbury Theatre
11.21.09 - Sydney, New South Wales - Manning Bar
11.22.09 - Brisbane, Queensland - Hi Fi
11.24.09 - Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission Room
11.25.09 - Wellington, New Zealand - San Francisco Bath House
11.26.09 - Hobart, Tasmania - Mona
11.27.09 - Adelaide, South Australia - Fowlers Live
11.28.09 - Melbourne, Victoria - Trades Hall (Static Age Festival)
12.03.09 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
12.04.09 - Bristol, UK - Fleece & Firkin
12.05.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival @
12.06.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival @
12.07.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival (in-between fests show) $
12.08.09 - Birmingham, UK - Capsule's 10th Birthday @ Vivid
12.09.09 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill
12.10.09 - London, UK - The Dome
12.11.09 - Brighton, UK - Audio
12.12.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival #
12.13.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival #

% benefit show for Dan Tanner with Tinsel Teeth and Beat Mountain

@ Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Fucked Up, The Pastels, Buzzcocks, Primal Scream, etc

$ Tall Firs, Fuck Buttons, Om, Mum, Deerhoof, Growing, Bardo Pond, Polvo

# Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Six Organs of Admittance, Devendra, Banhart, sunn 0))), Mudhoney, etc

Craig Finn Teams With Letterman Writer and Chuck Klosterman to Bring Fargo Rock City to the Big Screen

Craig Finn, front man of The Hold Steady, and Tom Ruprecht, longtime writer for Late Night With David Letterman, have acquired the rights to bestselling memoir Fargo Rock City, written by Chuck Klosterman, and plan to co-write and produce a feature film based on the book. Klosterman will also lend a hand in producing the film.

The book is about a bunch of nerdy teenage metal-heads from the podunk town of Fargo (located in the Devil’s asshole that is North Dakota) attempting to rise above their humble home town and its local residents, who are less than enthusiastic about either KISS or Guns N' Roses. The movie is set to revolve around a group of soon-to-be high school graduates who try to get laid, become more than just geeks, and overall live a life perfectly fit to be represented in next year’s surefire “Quirky Coming-Of Age Hit Comedy.”

Finn, who has so far made his name writing Springsteen-influenced bar rock, explained his interest in the project to Risky Business blogspot:

Seventeen or eighteen is the perfect age for characters in a movie like this, because it’s at that age that you have drivers licenses and a certain amount of independence, but you’re still young enough that you can totally make terrible decisions. And you’re still young enough that you can have a two-hour argument over whether Motley Crue would beat Guns ‘N Roses in a fight.

Finn and Ruprecht have begun their first draft of the screenplay and are hoping to secure interest and financing once the script is done.

Marissa Nadler and Alela Diane Tour, Too Mindblowingly Awesome to Inspire Even the Smallest Amount of Headline Humor

Eerie indie folk songstress Marissa Nadler recently set out on a month-long U.S. tour with the similarly styled Alela Diane. Nadler’s latest release, Little Hells, came out earlier this year on Kemado, and was — as usual — packed with haunting tunes that come off like the soundtrack to the most wistful Southern Gothic novel ever (screenplay by William Faulkner and Angela Carter, starring someone who is not Dakota Fanning — no offense intended, Dakota, it’s just not you) and also she’s wearing this really cool capelet/blouse thing on the album cover. Totally five stars!

As you can probably tell, I am excited about this tour in many ways. The East Coast-based singer is performing with a pretty rad-sounding full band, including Jonas Haskins (formerly of Earth), Carter Tanton (Tulsa) on electric guitar/harmony vocals, and Ben McConnell (Kip Malone, Espers) on drums. And did I mention touring buddy Alela Diane? Five more stars! The only thing that could possibly improve this tour is if all (or at least the stop where I live) took place in an olde-tyme revival tent. Yes — then it would be peeeerfect

10.27.09 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
10.29.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
10.30.09 - La Jolla, CA - The Loft
11.01.09 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
11.03.09 - Austin, TX - The Cactus Cafe
11.04.09 - Fort Worth, TX - The Fort Worth Modern Museum
11.05.09 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelseas
11.06.09 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
11.07.09 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.09.09 - Carrboro, NC - Arts Center
11.10.09 - Washington DC - DC9
11.11.09 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
11.13.09 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
11.14.09 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
11.15.09 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
11.16.09 - Toronto, ON - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
11.17.09 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
11.18.09 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
11.20.09 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
11.21.09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court

Los Campesinos! to Release Romance Is Boring in January, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart Guests

English indie-rockers Los Campesinos! seem to find an awful lot to be exciting: dancing, record collecting, obsessing over Xiu Xiu, etc. Romance, however? Not their thing, apparently. So much so that they’ve named their new record Romance Is Boring, which will be released January 26 via Arts&Crafts. “There Are Listed Buildings,” the record’s first single, will receive a digital release on November 3.

Romance Is Boring, the follow-up to 2008’s We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (TMT Review), was recorded earlier this year with producer John Goodmanson, whose resume includes work for Sleater-Kinney and Wu-Tang Clan. Think for a second how amazing (or terrible?) it would be if the new Los Campesinos! record sounded like a mix between Sleater-Kinney and Wu-Tang Clan. Not going to happen, of course, but we can always dream.

Speaking of dreams, Romance Is Boring contains at least one dream collaboration for those Los Campesinos! kids: a guest vocal spot from Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart. Along with Stewart, the new record also contains vocal work from Parenthetical Girls’s Zac Pennington and The Dead Science’s Jherek Bischoff.

Romance Is Boring tracklist:

1. In Medias Res
2. There Are Listed Buildings
3. Romance Is Boring
4. We’ve Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #2)
5. Plan A
6. 200 – 102
7. Straight In At 101
8. Who Fell Asleep In
9. I Warned You: Do Not Make An Enemy of Me
10. Heart Swells/100-1
11. I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know
12. A Heat Rash In The Shape of The Show Me State; Or, Letters From Me to Charlotte
13. The Sea Is A Good Place to Think of the Future
14. This Is A Flag. There Is No Wind
15. Coda: A Burn Scar In the Shape of The Sooner State

Joanna Newsom Tours Australia

On the Next TMT Celebrity Gossip Report: Is Celebutant Harp Starlet Joanna Newsom (A) Returning to Public Performance with a Short Tour of Australia Early Next Year? (B) Barefoot and Pregnant with Steve Albini’s Baby? Or (C) Curating The Next “Recreationist Series Intl. Tolkien Is Bestival Festival” (This Year Taking Place at Dolwyddelan Castle, Conwy County, North Wales) as a Promotional Run-up to the Hush-hush Release of a New, Triple-Vinyl, Trip-Tronifolk Record, entitled Who Shot J.R.R.?, Available ONLY at Participating “Medieval Times: Dinner and Tournament” Locations?

Answer: A.

The answer is A, you jerkoff.

Joanna Newsom Tour:
01.16.10 - Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
01.16.10 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
01.20.10 - Melbourne, Australia - The Forum Theatre
01.21.10 - Canberra, Australia - The Playhouse (Canberra Theatre Centre)
01.23.10 - Thirroul, Australia - Anita's Theatre

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Epitaph Brings It Back to Y2K, Plans to Reissue Blood Brothers Albums

They may have only been around for 10 years, but The Blood Brothers had a profound impact on critics, fans, and that kid in your dorm that looked like this. It makes sense, then, that Epitaph Records would already announce plans to reissue the albums Burn, Piano Island, Burn, Crimes, Young Machetes, and March on Electric Children, all due for release on November 17. Each reissue will include previously unreleased live tracks and videos, in addition to music videos and B-sides.

Currently, you can find Blood Brothers singer Johnny Whitney and guitarist Cody Votolato playing in the band Jaguar Love, and bassist Morgan Henderson, drummer Mark Gajadhar, and singer Jordan Blilie playing with Past Lives.

Burn, Piano Island, Burn tracklisting:

Disc 1:

1. Guitarmy
2. Fucking's Greatest Hits
3. Burn, Piano Island, Burn
4. Every Breath is a Bomb
5. Ambulance vs. Ambulance
6. USA Nails
7. Cecilia and the Silhouette Saloon
8. Six Nightmares at the Pinball Masquerade
9. The Salesman, Denver Max
10. I Know Where the Canaries and the Crows Go
11. God Bless You, Blood Thirsty Zeppelins
12. The Shame
13. Cecilia and the Silhouette Saloon - Live (Reading Festival 2005)
14. Pink Tarantulas (off the Ambulance vs. Ambulance single)

+ "Ambulance vs. Ambulance" video

Disc 2:

1. Jungle Rules Live - DVD

Crimes tracklisting:

Disc 1:

1. Feed Me to the Forest
2. Trash Flavored Trash
3. Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck
4. Peacock Skeleton With Crooked Feathers
5. Teen Heat
6. Rats and Rats and Rats for Candy
7. Crimes
8. My First Kiss at the Public Execution
9. Live at the Apocalypse Cabaret
10. Beautiful Horses
11. Wolf Party
12. Celebrator
13. Devastator

Disc 2:

1. Ladies and Gentlemen (off the Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck single)
2. Metronomes (off the Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck single)
3. Crimes (alt. version) (off the Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck EP)
4. Peacock Skeleton with Crooked Feathers (alt. version) (off the Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck EP)
5. Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck (live) (off the Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck EP)
6. Trash Flavored Trash - Live (Reading Festival 2005)
7. Peacock Skeleton With Crooked Feathers - Live (Reading Festival 2005)
8. My First Kiss at the Public Execution - Live (Reading Festival 2005)
9. Live at the Apocalypse Cabaret - Live (Reading Festival 2005)
10. Rats and Rats and Rats for Candy - Live (Reading Festival 2005)
11. Teen Heat - Live (Reading Festival 2005)

+ "Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck" video

Young Machetes tracklisting:

Disc 1:

1. Set Fire to the Face on Fire
2. We Ride Skeletal Lightning
3. Laser Life
4. Camouflage, Camouflage
5. You're the Dream Unicorn!
6. Vital Beach
7. Spit Shine Your Black Clouds
8. 1, 2, 3, 4 Guitars
9. Lift the Veil, Kiss the Tank
10. Nausea Shreds Yr Head
11. Rat Rider
12. Johnny Ripper
13. Huge Gold AK-47
14. Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes
15. Giant Swan

Disc 2:

1. Laser Life - Nick Zinner remix (off the Set Fire to the Face on Fire single)
2. Nausea Shreds Yr Head - Gajamagic remix (off the Set Fire to the Face on Fire single)
3. Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes - Gajamagic remix (off the Laser Life single)
4. We Ride Skeletal Lightning - Live (KXLU 2006)
5. Laser Life - Live (KXLU 2006)
6. Camouflage, Camouflage - Live (KXLU 2006)
7. Lift the Veil, Kiss the Tank - Live (KXLU 2006)
8. Vital Beach - Live (KXLU 2006)
9. You're the Dream Unicorn! - Live (KXLU 2006)
10. Giant Swan - Live (KXLU 2006)

+ "Laser Life" and "Set Fire to the Face on Fire" videos

March on Electric Children tracklisting:

1. Birth Skin/Death Leather
2. Meet Me at the Water Front After the Social
3. March on Electric Children!
4. New York Slave
5. Kiss of the Octopus
6. Siamese Gun
7. Mr. Electric Ocean
8. Junkyard J. vs. The Skin Army Girlz/High Fives, LA Hives
9. American Vultures