Madlib and Freddie Gibbs announce a new EP, Madgibbany that is actually titled Shame but should be titled Madgibbany

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs announce a new EP, Madgibbany that is actually titled Shame but should be titled Madgibbany

Last year, Gary, Indiana’s finest rapper Freddie Gibbs (full disclosure: I have no idea who Gary’s second finest rapper is) hooked up with Los Angeles’s finest producer Madlib (full disclosure: I don’t know whether Madlib is L.A.’s best producer, but sure, let’s say so) for the brief Thuggin’ EP. Such a release invites the comparison to another of Madlib’s notable collaborations. You know, that one with MF DOOM. It was called Madvillainy and a lot of people loved it more than they’ve ever loved anything. Could a Madgibbany be far behind? Not necessarily, but that’s a great name for an album. Someone should use that, though I guess it only makes sense if it’s Madlib and Freddie Gibbs.

Though Stones Throw says a full-length from the two will be coming this fall, FACT Magazine reports that the group is definitely coming out with a new EP through the label titled Shame on July 10. This new eight-track Lib/Gibbs (Lib and Gibbs, that’s another great name!) release will be released in 12-inch and digital download formats. It is worth noting that some of those eight tracks are instrumental versions or bonus beats, but that’s okay. Bonus beats rule! They’re called bonus beats! That rules, too!

Shame tracklist:

01. Shame (ft. BJ The Chicago Kid)
02. Shame (Instrumental)
03. Later That Night (Bonus Beat)
04. Shame (A Cappella)
05. Terrorist
06. Terrorist (Instrumental)
07. The Morning After (Bonus Beat)
08. Terrorist (A Cappella)

• Freddie Gibbs:
• Madlib:
• Stones Throw:

Animal Collective announce world tour; band documentary Madagascar 3 doing well in box office





09.18.12 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
09.19.12 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
09.20.12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
09.21.12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
09.23.12 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
09.25.12 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
09.27.12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
09.28.12 - Austin, TX - Bee Cave
09.29.12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09.30.12 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
10.02.12 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (TMT Review)
10.03.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Centre for Performing Arts
10.05.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Park
11.01.12 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn
11.02.12 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
11.03.12 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
11.04.12 - London, UK - Roundhouse
11.06.12 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
11.07.12 - Glasgow, UK - Glasgow ABC1
11.08.12 - Manchester, UK - The Warehouse Project
11.09.12 - Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
11.10.12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
11.12.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhagen Film Festival
11.13.12 - Göteborg, Sweden - Pustervik
11.14.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
11.15.12 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11.16.12 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
11.17.12 - Weissenhauser, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekender
11.18.12 - Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus
11.19.12 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
11.20.12 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-tra

• Animal Collective:
• Domino:

Sepalcure announce workout disguised as North American tour

What’s that? You haven’t heard of Sepalcure? Well, you have, but you’re probably confusing the moniker with the similarly sounding word for tomb, “sepulcher.” We haven’t written about Sepalcure, the duo of Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille), for reasons that aren’t really within my capacity to explain. Their self-titled full-length released last year definitely earns my vote for probably the most underrated album of 2011, and for all the just praise that Machinedrum’s Room(s) received, it was even better than that, in my tremendously informed opinion. Presumably, when Stewart and Sharma first started releasing music together in 2010, they gazed into each other’s eyes, in a mutual acknowledgement of the synergy emanating from their respective styles. And then they quickly ceased said gazing, because it does get creepy/borderline homoerotic after a certain point.

You know where prolonged staring isn’t creepy? In an audience of equally appreciative onlookers. You know where you can find an audience of equally appreciative onlookers? On Sepalcure’s short upcoming North American tour, which begins in July. Kudos to you if you can find the space to longingly gaze among all the dancing bodies.


07.19.12 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
07.20.12 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
07.21.12 - New York, NY - The Warm Up PS1/MoMA
07.21.12 - Brooklyn, NY - 287 Kent
07.23.12 - New York, NY - Deep Space/Cielo
07.28.12 - Tygh Valley, OR - What The Festival
08.03.12 - Squamish, BC - Bass Coast Project

• Sepalcure:
• Hotflush:

[Photo: Stephanie Kimberly]

Grimes announces Mythical Gymnastics tour, a tour named after its inclusion of the groups Myths and Elite Gymnatics. I think you get it.

People have opinions about Vancouver’s Grimes. So many opinions! A lot of people really like her, but some people? They don’t like her so much. Somewhere in between, there exist other opinions. Where’d all these opinions come from? Answer: mostly from the release of Visions (TMT Review), an album whose release put Tiny Mix Tapes solidly in the “like” section of human beings. We have strong, solid opinions, because we are strong, solid people.

For the remainder of the year, Grimes is doing an enormous amount of touring. One would assume, her audience will consist mostly of people with positive Grimes-related opinions. I mean, I guess some people who don’t like her might go see her, but that’s kind of dumb. Granted, fans of her soon-to-be-tourmates Skrillex and Diplo might not be into her. Too busy throwing their limbs everywhere, punching ghosts and whatnot. Or perhaps they’re fans of Myths or Elite Gymnastics, since she’s heading out on a tour dubbed The Mythical Gymnastics Tours. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THAT NAME WORKS? You should. This is a tour that makes sense, with positive opinions flying toward all the groups involved. Watch out, Grimes, you’ll get hit by all those feelings!

Grimes dates:

07.11.12 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Fest
07.12.12 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’Ete
07.13.12 - Toronto, ON - Fort York *
07.14.12 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Fest
07.15.12 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau *
07.18.12 - Winnipeg, MB - Shaw Park *
o7.20.12 - Edmonton, AB - Kinsmen Park *
07.21.12 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07.22.12 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Coliseum *
08.09.12 - New York, NY - Hudson River Park’s River Rock Series on Pier 84 &
09.26.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise ^
09.27.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
09.28.12 - Baltimore, MD - The Coward Shoe ^
09.29.12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall ^
10.01.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Basement ^
10.02.12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree ^
10.03.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^
10.05.12 - Dallas, TX - Trees ^
10.06.12 - Austin, TX - Beauty Ballroom ^
10.08.12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom ^
10.09.12 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre %
10.11.12 - San Diego, CA - Porters Pub ^
10.15.12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge ^
10.19.12 - Calgary, AB - Saits the Graceway ^
10.20.12 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub ^
10.22.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater ^
10.26.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
10.28.12 - Brooklyn, NY - MHOW ^

* Skrillex and Diplo
& Wild Nothing
^ Myths and Elite Gymnastics
% Elite Gymnastics (no Myths)

• Grimes:
• Elite Gymnastics:
• Myths:

You Are Here maze festival benefit happening this Sunday; Noveller, Diamond Terrifier, Megafortress, others to perform

Just last month our illustrious leader Mr P informed our dear TMT readers about the upcoming You Are Here Fest, an unconventional take on the modern day festival where audience members and performers alike are placed inside a life-sized maze and forced to battle it out to the death! Art duo Trouble (Sam Hilmer of ZS and Laura Paris) will set up this year’s maze in Brooklyn’s Secret Project Robot Gallery to up-end the traditional interaction (or lack thereof) between audience and performer starting July 12, with performances by a wide range of TMT favorites proceeding over the next four weekends.

So why retread this news a mere three weeks after its initial publication? Because on June 10 a.k.a. this Sunday, a marathon show will be hosted at LaSala (also in Brooklyn) to benefit the festival. Starting at 2 PM, this annual fundraiser will feature 16 performers, 6 DJs, and 3 VJs, all of whom contribute or help showcase the larger You Are Here artistic landscape. While most of the names on the lineup aren’t as recognizable as those you’ll have to track down in the maze next month, they do accurately reflect the microcosm of underground art being produced in a particular place at a particular time. In other words, these 12 hours really do define what it means to be there.

Check out the lineup below, and if you’ll be in the Brooklyn metropolitan area this Sunday, head on down to LaSala to see what’s cookin’ in your neighborhood. They’ll be there literally all day.

You Are Here benefit schedule (all at LaSala):

2:00:00 Dim Wist
2:45:00 Eartheater
3:30:00 WISH
4:15:00 MAS YSA
5:00:00 Megafortress
6:30:00 DOME
7:15:00 GDFX
8:00:00 Bachanalia
8:45:00 Noveller/Diamond Terrifier
9:30:00 Phonetag
10:15:00 Rain Machine
11:00:00 Violet Raid
11:45:00 Blood Poisoning
12:30:00 Hieroglyph Thesaurus
1:15:00 Hagfish and Poet Lounge

• You Are Here Festival:
• Trouble:
• Benefit event page:

[Photo: Nate Dorr]

RIP: Vinnie Johnson of Stark Reality, Natural Food, Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism

From Now-Again:

Phil Morrison, bassist of our favorite, impossible-to-describe jazz group Stark Reality, told us today that Vinnie Johnson, the band’s drummer, had passed away. We don’t have any further details at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vinnie’s family. He was one helluva drummer, and a cheerful, super guy. He will be missed.

• Stark Reality:
• Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism: