Lower Dens announce 2011 tourdates, release new single

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Lower Dens ended 2010 on a high note with their album Twin-Hand Movement receiving great reviews and making many year-end lists. Now they are kicking off 2011 with a small tour, a new single, and a Yours Truly session, in which you can check out their new single, “Batman”. In January, the band will be hopping around the Southeast (and uh, Oklahoma) for select dates with The Walkmen and fellow Bawmorians, Wye Oak. Lower Dens will release their latest single on January 18, 2011 via Gnomonsong.

Tracklist for Lower Dens single:

01. Batman
02. Dear Betty Baby (Mayo Thompson cover)

Tourdates:

01.12.11 - Carrboro NC - Cat’s Cradle $
01.13.11 - Atlanta GA - Variety Playhouse $
01.14.11 - Asheville NC - Grey Eagle Tavern $
01.15.11 - Nashville TN - Exit In $
03.11.11 - Washington DC - Black Cat !
03.12.11 - Chapel Hill NC - Local 506 !
03.13.11 - Atlanta GA - The EARL !
03.15.11 - Norman OK - The Opolis !

$ The Walkmen
! Wye Oak

• Lower Dens: http://lowerdens.tumblr.com
• Gnomonsong: http://www.gnomonsong.com

Animal Collective add Big Boi, Terry Riley, Orthrelm, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 to ATP

Just when you thought Animal Collective have stopped adding artists to their very own All Tomorrow’s Parties fest, Animal Collective have resumed adding artists to their very own All Tomorrow’s Parties fest. In addition to unique performances by The Frogs (performing It’s Only Right & Natural), Group Doueh, and the Meat Puppets (performing Up On The Sun), one could and should expect minimalist Terry Riley, cult favorite Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, TMT favorite Orthrelm, and token Outkast member Big Boi to show up on stage. The AnCo boys have even tapped hot acts like Atlas Sound and Teengirl Fantasy, as well as Paw Tracks-related artists Tickley Feather and Kría Brekkan, because they can.

Here’s what the full lineup looks like so far, according to ATP:

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / BIG BOI (Outkast) / TERRY RILEY / THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282 / GANG GANG DANCE / LEE SCRATCH PERRY / ATLAS SOUND / ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI / BROADCAST / BLACK DICE / MEAT PUPPETS performing Up On The Sun / THE FROGS performing It’s Only Right & Natural / IUD / OMAR-S / PRINCE RAMA / SPECTRUM / DENT MAY / GROUP DOUEH / THE BROTHERS UNCONNECTED / SUBLIME FREQUENCIES DJs + Films / DERADOORIAN / ZOMBY / VLADISLAV DELAY / MICACHU AND THE SHAPES / TEENGIRL FANTASY / DRAWLINGS / TICKLEY FEATHER / ORTHRELM (MICK BARR) / ERIC COPELAND (Black Dice) / KRIA BREKKAN / THE ENTRANCE BAND

More artists are set to be announced, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, let’s end this story with an eerily fitting quote by St. Nobodaddy: “Mark your calendars, folks. AncoTP is going down at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England May 13-15.”

• ATP Fest: http://www.atpfestival.com
• Animal Collective: http://www.myanimalhome.net
• Paw Tracks: http://www.paw-tracks.com

Tyvek tour U.S. to confirm they’re not just a polyurethane product

Tyvek’s sound, much like the condition of the city of Detroit from which they hail, is a filthy mess going in complete structural reverse. Instead of building up, their songs break and strip down and completely fall apart. Which is exactly what is so damn refreshing about Tyvek’s existence. They realize everything’s been done, so instead of progressing they, in turn, digress. All this is embodied in their second full-length Nothing Fits, which was just released by In the Red.

With this raucous piece of rockery still fresh in people’s ears, Tyvek are manning four wheels and hittin’ the road come January. Because who wouldn’t want an excuse to get out of Detroit.

Dates:

01.13.11 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
01.14.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Cha Cha Razzi Warehouse
01.15.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
01.16.11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
01.17.11 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
01.18.11 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
01.19.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
01.20.11 - Tampa, FL - New World Brewery
01.21.11 - Orlando, FL - Crooked Bayou
01.22.11 - Miami, FL - Churchill’s
01.23.11 - Tallahassee, FL - The Engine Room
01.24.11 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
01.26.11 - Memphis, TN - The Buccaneer
01.27.11 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
01.28.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Wherehouse
01.29.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Frank’s Power Plant
01.30.11 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle

• Tyvek: http://www.myspace.com/tyvekmusic
• In The Red: http://www.intheredrecords.com

Björk performs at world’s most amazing karaoke marathon today in Iceland

Björk will perform with environmentalist/reporter/entertainer Ómar Ragnarsson at an Icelandic karaoke marathon today! It’s just like in that movie Duets, where Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis sing that one horrible song you always hear at Walmart! Except that it won’t suck. And it’s to protect natural resources in Iceland, so it’s for a good cause, not a $500 check and a Red Lobster gift certificate or something. (Note: I never saw that movie.) So yeah, it’s basically nothing like Duets. Sorry.

The marathon takes place today, the traditional last day of the Christmas holidays, at Nordic House in Reykjavik. According to Iceland Review Online, January 6 is a holiday called Threttándinn, “a magical day in Icelandic folklore when supernatural beings came out from their hidden world and walked among humans. The day is traditionally celebrated with bonfires and fireworks shows.” In other words, Threttándinn is clearly the best holiday ever.

In other Björk news, the delightful artist has contributed a song to the new iPad book Solar System, which allows readers to look at 3D versions of the planets and learn about the wonders of our universe.

• Björk: http://bjork.com

Geoff Barrow reveals new Portishead album details, crushes hopes of Portishead fashion line

In a cue taken straight from the D.A.R.E. playbook, Geoff Barrow of Portishead is just saying no. In a flurry of Twitter posts, Mr. Barrow laid down the law concerning the new (!!!!) Portishead album set to be released sometime this year:

There will be NO free downloads There will be NO bonus tracks There will be NO remixes There will be NO hidden footage. There will be NO additional content There will be NO corporate partners There will be NO fashion lines There will be NO tabloid pictures. There will be NO £25 unit cost There will be NO streetteam There will be NO myspace There will be NO celeb producer There will be NO twitter There will be NO press/blogger gig There will be NO acoustic session There will be NO meet and greet There will be NO edited version. There will be NO iTunes only There will be NO press launch There will be NO asian version There will be NO radio friendly.

Amen! Preach it, Brother Barrow. Unfortunately, he doesn’t say anything about promotional tie-in tote bags. Will there be tote bags? The American people want to know. We need our promotional tote bags.

• Portishead: http://www.portishead.co.uk

New Death LP descends upon unsuspecting populace, may cause Spiritual • Mental • Physical paralysis

Death is back! The now-legendary Detroit proto-punks are releasing a horrible pestilence the likes of which the world has never seen new collection of demo recordings from 1974-1976. Drag City has picked January 25, 2011 for the very special day that Spiritual • Mental • Physical descends upon ye olde record stores. Then, in the ensuing weeks, Death shall returneth to the stage. The brotherly trio will touch down in San Francisco and LA come February with fellow proto-punks (from space) Zolar X and Drag City garage freak RTX. Prepare thyselves… for thy record collection shall never be the same.

Dates:

02.25.11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s *
02.26.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex **

* Zolar X
** RTX

• Death: http://www.myspace.com/deathprotopunk
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com