Lo-Fang releases debut single ahead of full-length on 4AD, jetsets around the world with his magical rare releases

Lo-Fang releases debut single ahead of full-length on 4AD, jetsets around the world with his magical rare releases http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1309/news-13-09-lo-fang_0.jpg

Enough with rustic, hand-hewn cabins in the woods of Michigan’s scenic and scarily-isolated Upper Peninsula. (No offense, UPers. I am scared of everything, especially time alone in nature with myself.) The new cool “indie” place to record an album isn’t just one boring ol’ place with no TV, lots of beer, and scary coyotes outside. In fact, the new cool “indie” place to record your hot ticket debut album isn’t just one place at all; it’s lots of places, and one of them is Cambodia! L.A.-based Matthew Hemerlein, the voice and multi-instrumentalist behind Lo-Fang, recorded his debut, Blue Film, in a Maryland farmhouse (yes, natch), “hotels and studios in Cambodia” (WHAT), merry olde London, England (bitch, please), Connie Britton-vehicle Nashville, and the legendary Capitol Records Studios in Los Angeles (Whatever, I drive past this every day. WHATEVER sooooo not bothered). This guy! This guy, TAKE ME WITH YOU NEXT TIME YOU RECORD AN ALBUM ON SEVERAL CONTINENTS, THIS GUY.

And now Mr. Lo-Fang Guy himself is the latest addition to the always epic 4AD roster. Blue Film is scheduled for an early 2014 release, but if you want to soak in the chamber-pop-meets-R&B-while-jetsetting-between-nations vibe of Lo-Fang a little sooner, well, then, you’re in luck! Because 4AD is releasing a limited 12-inch “double A-side single” (HOW DOES THIS WORK) of tracks “88” and “Boris” on October 8. Beware leprechauns, pirates, and all other keepers of rare treasures! Double A-side limited 12” singles are the “Oops, All Berries” of the record-collecting world.

• Lo-Fang: http://lo-fang.com
• 4AD: http://4ad.com

James Ferraro is touring Europe this fall to determine if NYC, HELL really is other people

Ahead of the October 15 release of his upcoming full-length NYC, HELL 3:00 AM on Hippos in Tanks, everyone’s favorite iPad-slinging sushi chef has announced he’ll be heading out into that cold European night to show some select folks what it looks like when he brings the late-capitalism rock IRL. Pretty sweet. Also, take note, Ferraro referred to the dates listed below as the “European leg” of the tour, and as you know, most organisms don’t just have one leg, but often as many as four. So… James Ferraro world tour confirmed?

Additional dates or no, if you look closely at the pretty little ones we can confirm, you’ll notice that one of the Poland dates is with Dean Blunt, and that the date in Germany is with Inga Copeland. Looks like in addition to being the king of music that sounds like it’s from both the future and the past all at once, Mr. Ferraro is looking to dip his toes in a little bit of couples counseling. Or maybe he’s just a gossip go-between? Or maybe Inga Copeland doesn’t refer to Inga Copeland after all. Maybe it’s more misdirection, a trick. Maybe this tour announcement is just a covert way of letting us all know that the disbanded Christian indie rock band Copeland are finally giving the people what they want, i.e., a one-off reunion date in Germany.


10.16.13 - Krakow, Poland - Kazimierz Club #
10.17.13 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival
10.18.13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Musicbox
10.19.13 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
10.21.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
10.23.13 - Rome, Italy - Dal Verme
10.24.13 - Florence, Italy - Aria Art Gallery
10.25.13 - Vittorio Veneto (Treviso), Italy - Codalunga
10.26.13 - Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree %
10.27.13 - Savona, Italy - Raindogs
10.31.13 - Luzern, Switzerland - Südpol
11.01.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Subbacultcha! Belgium @ UNIZO
11.02.13 - Hesca, Spain - Periferia Festival
11.06.13 - Prague, Czech Republic - STIMUL Festival
11.07.13 - Helsinki, Finland - Korjaamo
11.08.13 - Tallinn, Estonia - Mutant Disco
11.09.13 - Den Haag, Netherlands - REWIRE Festival
11.10.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Dox Festival

# “Watch the Throne” w/ Dean Blunt
% Inga Copeland

• James Ferraro: http://twitter.com/LIL_ICEBUNNY
• Hippos in Tanks: http://hipposintanks.net

Traxman and DJ Earl to perform live from Chicago this Monday at e-venue SPF420

Put down that fucking guitar and get ready to sit down! On Monday, September 30, SPF420 is once again stepping up its game by playing host to the syncopated, chopped-up vibes of footwork/juke/ghetto house vet Traxman and young gun DJ Earl, beaming straight from Chicago. It’s been difficult to keep up to date with the prolific e-venue — it had an event on September 18 with Saint Pepsi, Tobacco, etc., and another just yesterday with Contact Lens, Metallic Ghosts, and more — but this one’s particularly well-timed: Traxman (who’s no stranger to the deep internet underground) just released the mighty TEKLIFE Vol. 3: The Architek on Lit City Trax, while his partner-in-crime, DJ Earl, has a new album out soon, according to DJ Rashad.

This won’t be the first time the e-venue ventured into the world of footwork. The first was back in June, a Japanese footwork showcase that featured Paisley Parks, Foodman, and Giant Claw. I wasn’t able to make it — storm took out my internet — but I heard it was amazing.

Show starts at 11 PM EST. Don’t be late!

Directions to SPF420

1. Open browser 2.2 seconds
2. Ctrl+T to open new tab 0.3 seconds
3. Type http://www.spf420.com into URL box and press Enter 3.4 seconds

• SPF420: http://www.spf420.com
• Traxman: https://soundcloud.com/traxman-2
• DJ Earl: https://soundcloud.com/djearlteckz

The Body tour the US, release new video, spread messages of peace, love, and goodwill to all humans

The scene is a dimly lit interview room. A mild-mannered son of a doctor sits across from a police officer with a short fuse and a lonely wife. “Alright, let’s cut to the chase, kid. Where did you hide The Body? I’m a police officer with a short fuse and a lonely wife, so don’t try to mess with me.” The mild-mannered son of a doctor replies, “I ain’t a murderer, sir, that’s the god’s honest! I’m just the mild-mannered son of a doctor, and last I heard The Body weren’t even hidden! They signed to Thrill Jockey back in May and they’re planning to release Christs, Redeemers on October 15. You… you can preorder it now if you want!”

The police officer with the short fuse and the lonely wife slams his hands on the metal table and stands up. He’s heard this line before from countless other sons and daughters of doctors, lawyers, and bakers. He knows full well about The Body, about their sludgy, doomy, Portland-based ways. He knows too that this mild-mannered son of a doctor isn’t telling him everything he knows. The police officer stares down the mild-mannered son — good cop beaming out of his right eye, and bad cop coming out the left. The mild-mannered son of a doctor stammers as he continues, “Okay okay! Look, I’ll talk! I heard… I heard they’re going on tour this fall.” The dates tumble out of his mouth like refreshing diet soda. A ha! The mild-mannered son of a doctor doesn’t know it yet, but he’s given the game away.

The police officer pulls out a tablet computer and slides it across the table as it plays the recently released video for “An Altar or A Grave” from Christs, Redeemers. “You wouldn’t know anything about this, would you, son?” As the mild-mannered son of a doctor watches the video, descriptors like “murky,” “disturbing,” and “difficult to visually interpret” flash across his face, but he doesn’t speak. The officer repeats his question, to which the son replies, “No. No. No, sir. I don’t know nothing about this video. Honest!” After a pause, the officer looks satisfied. He says, “Alright, get out of here, and don’t let me catch you down at Musclehead Johnny’s again… By the way, could you let your dad know that I’ll probably be by later in the week. I think I’ve got a parasite thing going on that I’d like him to take a look at.”


10.15.13 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
10.16.13 - Arcata, CA - Mex n’ Wow
10.17.13 - Portland, OR - The Know
10.19.13 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
10.23.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon *
10.24.13 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle @
10.25.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Free Space
10.26.13 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
10.27.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop
10.29.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie #
10.30.13 - Providence, RI - Machines With Magnets
10.31.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
11.03.13 - New Orleans, LA - The Mushroom
11.04.13 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
11.05.13 - Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
11.10.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Wall St.
11.12.13 - San Diego, CA - The Soda Bar $
11.13.13 - Santa Monica, CA - Almost Heaven
11.23.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater %

* False
@ Oozing Wound
# Pissgrave, Krieg, Drums Like Machine Guns
$ Author and Punisher, Diamond Lakes
% Neurosis, Tragedy, Atriarch

• The Body: http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-body/334047229514
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

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Noise-rap trio and money-getting enthusiasts clipping. are going on a tour of Europe and the UK this fall. This will be their first tour through those territories. Available will be an exclusive 10-inch vinyl release, featuring the unreleased songs “Chain” and “Jump.” Check out the release’s art above, created by Kevin McEleny. The art features the following elements: pot leaves, guns, brass knuckles, money, dollar signs, the color gray.

Earlier this year, clipping. put out their debut album midcity (TMT Review). Next year, the group plans to put out two releases through Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc, positioning them in a somewhat similar career arc to a somewhat similar noise-rap project to which they are frequently compared. This upcoming tour will find them previewing this upcoming material, in addition to tracks from the self-released midcity.

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clipping. dates:

10.17.13 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound
10.18.13 - London, UK - Birthdays
10.19.13 - Cardiff, UK - SWN Festival
10.20.13 - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
10.21.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Cafe Central
10.22.13 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Worm / Roodkapje
10.23.13 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
10.24.13 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
10.25.13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Klub 007
10.26.13 - Graz, Austria - Elevate Festival
10.27.13 - Birmingham, UK - Bring to Light
10.28.13 - Dublin, Ireland - Twisted Pepper
10.29.13 - Paris, France - La Miroiterie
10.30.13 - Lyon, France - La Triperie
10.31.13 - Marseille, France - L’Embobineuse
11.01.13 - Milan, Italy - Leoncavallo
11.02.13 - TBD, Italy - TBD

• clipping: http://itsclippingbitch.com
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com
• Deathbomb Arc: http://deathbombarc.com

Jim O’Rourke releases Old News No. 9, the first to feature ALL NEW material

In 2011, the world was changed when Editions Mego announced a series of vinyl-only records from the one, the only, limited-edition, embossed hologram, 14kt gold, new and improved human that is Jim O’Rourke. The eMego series started in June 2011 with volume 5 (the first four were self-released in Japan from 2002-2005). After that, came volume 6. And after that, volume 7. Then, out of nowhere and defying all expectations, volume 8 was released. Life, while completely chaotic, random, miserable, and empty of meaning, punctuated by an acute awareness of world-weary insignificance and impending death, was good.

But during those many moments of hedonistic O’Rourke listening sessions, did you ever think about what was up with volume 9? Did you ever once think about how the eight Steamroom releases on his Bandcamp page could’ve signaled the end of the Old News series??

Of course you didn’t. That’s why I’m the journalist making the big bucks, here today to happily objectively report that O’Rourke has announced, after roughly a year since volume 8, the release of Old News No. 9. But it’s not really all that old of news, as the ninth installment features a brand new composition, recorded in Tokyo from 2012 to 2013. According to eMego: “The work here showcases the kind of experimental concrete drift which O’Rourke has been exploring for a number of years resulting in a magical blend of musical abstraction. Whistling drones morph into crystalised rain, shortwave chaos folds into haunting organ landscapes and the intimacy of this particular journey is witnessed through the ebbing tides of sound that emanate throughout this monumental release.”

Old News No. 9 is out November 4 on Editions Mego. Life goes on!

• Jim O’Rourke: http://steamroom.bandcamp.com
• Old News: http://editionsmego.com/releases/old-news
• Editions Mego: http://editionsmego.com