Maserati announce new single, new album, and tourdates. ALSO: look under your chairs; everyone reading this story today is getting a FREE MASERATI!!!!

Maserati announce new single, new album, and tourdates. ALSO: look under your chairs; everyone reading this story today is getting a FREE MASERATI!!!!

Okay, so. First things first: no one’s getting a Maserati.

Now that that’s settled… dance-y, kraut-y, Athens, Georgia post-everything band Maserati are releasing their new album, Pyramid of the Sun, on November 9 via Temporary Residence. The album, which was mixed by Justin Van Der Volgen (!!!, Out Hud) and Jeremy deVine (Temporary Residence’s founding duder), features eight new tracks (including two joints with Zombi’s Steve Moore).

If you’re interested in this whole music fad thing, you can download one of those eight tracks, the instrumental jam “We Got the System to Fight the System,” over at the Pitchfork medias. If you’re like me, though, you can forget about all this download-upload-kilobits-gigawatts-buzzbin-usedbin malarkey and just turn on the soooothing sounds of sports talk radio instead (today’s HOT DEBATE? Was Derek Jeter right to fucking pretend to be hit by a pitch in Wednesday night’s game against the Rays??? Fuck, I’m calling in. Let’s see… 1-888-SAY-ESPN. Ringing…).

Oh. Also, the band is touring this fall with A.E. Paterra of Zombi on drums. Gotta go!

Pyramid of the Sun tracklisting:

01. Who Can Find the Beast?
02. Pyramid of the Sun
03. We Got the System to Fight the System
04. They’ll No More Suffer from Hunger
05. Ruins
06. They’ll No More Suffer from Thirst
07. Oaxaca
08. Bye M’Friend, Goodbye


11.11.10 - Arlington, VA - Iota * ^
11.12.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie * ^
11.13.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl * ^
11.14.10 - New Haven, CT - Lily’s * ^
11.15.10 - Boston, MA - The Middle East *
11.16.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks !
11.17.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle !
11.18.10 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar !
11.19.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl %
11.20.10 - Athens, GA - The 40 Watt #

* The Psychic Paramount
^ Steve Moore
! Parlour
% Royal Thunder, Brainworlds
# Powers

• Maserati:
• Temporary Residence:
• Zombi:
• ESPN Radio:

Yann Tiersen signs to ANTI-, releases long-awaited mandolin jams, Dust Lane

Sage Francis collaborator, Amelie soundtrack composer, bouzouki enthusiast, and all around cool French guy Yann Tiersen has his first album for ANTI- in the works. Entitled Dust Lane and set for an October 12 release (October 4 via Mute in Europe), Tiersen’s latest release finds him rockin’ out on every instrument besides drums, including guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, toy drums, bass, and vintage analog synthesizers. The album also features vocals from Matt Elliot, who has worked with Blonde Redhead, Mogwai, Thurston Moore, and The Pastels. Elliot also lays down some spoken-word excerpts from saucy surrealist Henry Miller. Come to us, October 12, come!

Dust Lane tracklist:

01. Amy
02. Dust Lane
03. Dark Stuff
04. Palestine
05. Chapter Nineteen
06. Ashes
07. Till The End
08. Fuck Me

• Yann Tiersen:
• ANTI-:

Bert Jansch cancels tour with Neil Young

“Bert is deeply disappointed to be missing the shows,” reads the official press release before saying sorry, “and [Bert] apologises sincerely to all the fans who were hoping to see him… [Bert] is looking forward to getting back on the road as soon as possible.”

That’s right, all you folk fans and people who enjoy Neil Young opening acts, Bert Jansch (who is, without a doubt, an incredibly acclaimed and important modern folk musician) has had to cancel all of his dates as opener on the Gulf Coast leg of Young’s solo tour. In addition to the dates with Neil, Jansch was also forced to cancel a series of solo shows on the East Coast. Furthermore, the folk legend has been forced to back out of a performance at this year’s Farm Aid, which Bert was “very much looking forward to.”

What caused all the hubbub and cancellations? Well, Bert has a condition known as “lung cancer” and has decided to undergo an “urgent operation to deal with complications” from said lung cancer so that he will continue living. While fans are disappointed, they definitely agree with Jansch’s assertion that staying alive is more important than playing shows. Don’t worry though, Jansch has been told by his doctors that “he should be fit and well again soon.”

Let’s hope he gets back on the road!

• Bert Jansch:

The mysteries of Blank Dogs will be revealed in time. Until then, new LP Land and Fixed due October 12!

Blank Dogs: so dreamy, so mysterious! Less mysterious than they once were, since Blank Dogs main man Mike Sniper no longer simply goes by Mr. Blank Dog, but there are still plenty of mysteries involved. What exactly makes those dogs so darn blank? How do you get to be both under AND under? Did he build the pyramids? When’s he putting out a new record? Well, heeeeeey, I got an answer for that last one: October 12, that’s when he’s putting out a new record! Land and Fixed, that’s what it’s called! And get this: Sniper’s own Captured Tracks label is the one putting the record out!

Sniper claims the new record is more cleanly recorded, with a focus on creating an expansive sense of space. That’s all well and good, but I’m more interested in the fact that Sniper says he holds himself to “Prince-like standards.” What higher standards can there be? None, there can be none.

Land and Fixed tracklist:

01. Goes By
02. Collides
03. Longlights
04. Northern Islands
05. Insides
06. Blurred Tonight
07. Languages
08. Elevens
09. Out the Door
10. All Around
11. Through the Wall
12. Treelines

• Blank Dogs:
• Captured Tracks:

Massive Attack tour with Thievery Corporation, release new benefit EP

Massive Attack are heading to the lush, (occasionally oily) green shores of Northern America this fall for a string of dates from Coast to Coast. There’s a lot to be excited about on this tour, from the magic sparkly light show to tourmates Thievery Corporation. Massive Attack are concurrently releasing their follow-up to this year’s lukewarmly received Heligoland (TMT Review), an EP to support War Child (a charity that works to help children affected by… war). The limited-edition vinyl version comes with a numbered screenprint.


01. Atlas Air (edit) film
02. Atlas Air (Tim Goldsworthy remix)
03. Redlight (feat. Guy Garvey)
04. Redlight (Clark remix)

Dates (all with Thievery Corporation):

10.18.10 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
10.19.10 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10.21.10 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
10.22.10 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
10.23.10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata
10.26.10 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater
10.27.10 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
10.29.10 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
10.30.10 - Asheville, NC - MOOG Festival/Asheville Civic Center
11.01.10 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
11.04.10 - San Diego, CA - RIMAC Arena
11.05.10 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
11.06.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Greek
11.07.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Gibson

• Massive Attack:

Small Black announce new tourdates for the millionth time, forget which city they call home

If you’re friends with or dating or related to a member of Small Black, it’s pretty much a given that you haven’t seen them much in the past year. The band itself is even beginning to forget which borough they call home. Luckily, the members of Small Black will make a pit stop in Brooklyn to jog their memories when they open for No Age this weekend, before heading out on a month-long tour in October. Unlike the other 500 times that Small Black came to your city, this fall they’ll be supporting and most likely playing songs from their debut album, New Chain, which is due October 26 via Jagjaguwar.

09.18.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
09.20.10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church ^
10.22.10 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West &
10.23.10 - Washington, DC - DC9 &
10.24.10 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Baracade &
10.26.10 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn &
10.27.10 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder &
10.28.10 - New Orleans, LA - The Saint &
10.29.10 - Austin, TX - Emo’s Jr. &
10.30.10 - Dallas, TX - The Cavern &
11.01.10 - El Paso, TX - TBD
11.02.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space &
11.03.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah & %
11.05.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo & %
11.06.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent & %
11.08.10 - Portland, OR - Holocene & %
11.09.10 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project & %
11.10.10 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club & %
11.12.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court &
11.13.10 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis &
11.15.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle &
11.16.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick &
11.17.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop &
11.18.10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club &
11.19.10 - Montreal, QC - Le Belmont &
11.21.10 - Boston, MA - Great Scott &

& Class Actress
% Young Prisms
^ No Age

• Small Black:
• Jagjaguwar: