Merchandise stream new song from Totale Night LP, vigorously participate in capitalism

Merchandise stream new song from Totale Night LP, vigorously participate in capitalism

Merchandise (proper noun, i.e., the band) have got some merchandise (noun, i.e., wares to be purchased, viz., their new full-length Totale Night) that they want to merchandise (verb, i.e., promote the sale of) in your general direction. More succinctly: Merchandise merchandise merchandise.

In order to facilitate the merchandization of their merchandise, the band has released a teaser bit of digital merchandise in the form of a stream of the song “Who Are You?” which is, quite disappointingly to dads everywhere, not a cover of the classic Who song. Nevertheless, you can listen to it here:

The specific Merchandise merchandise that Merchandise would like you to consider purchasing is their new full-length, Totale Night, which is out April 2 on Night-People Records. Maybe the following will help convince you: the album was mastered by Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3.

Merchandise are also touring like madmen. At the following shows you’ll be sure to find them at the Merch-table, which is what they call the stage.


03.13.13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Viceland (Vice Party)
03.14.13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – 1100 East 5th (Pitchfork Day Party)
03.14.13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Scoot Inn (Thrasher & Converse – Death Match) #
03.15.13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Mohawk (Ground Control Touring Official Showcase)
03.15.13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Beerland (Ground Control Day Party)
03.16.13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Red 7 (Chaos in Tejas Official Showcase)
03.18.13 - El Paso, TX - Black Market
03.19.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Dead Horse Warehouse %
03.20.13 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar %
03.21.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo %
03.22.13 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory % $
03.23.13 - Bakersfield, CA - Munoz Gym %
03.24.13 - Santa Cruz, CA - 418 Project %
03.25.13 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Shop % ^
03.26.13 - Oakland, CA - New Parish % ^
03.28.13 - Portland, OR - Backspace %
03.29.13 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club %
03.30.13 - Seattle, WA - Barboza %
03.31.13 - Olympia, WA - Northern %
04.02.13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux %
04.03.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby %
04.04.13 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater % ^
04.06.13 - Norman, OK - Opolis
04.07.13 - Houston, TX - Mango’s
04.08.13 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia (
04.09.13 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic (
04.10.13 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder at Florida State University
05.15.13 - London, UK - 100 Club
05.16.13 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
05.17.13 - Brighton, UK - The Corn Exchange
05.18.13 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who Festival
05.19.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Madame Moustache
05.20.13 - Paris, France - Fleche D’Or
05.21.13 - Rennes, France - Ubu
05.22.13 - Lyon, France - Le Sirius
05.23.13 - Nimes, France - Paloma
05.24.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera
05.30.13 - Porto, Portugal - Optimus Primavera
06.01.13 - Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas †
06.02.13 - Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas †
06.04.13 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada †
06.05.13 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox †
06.06.13 - Louisville, KY - The Workhouse Ballroom †
06.07.13 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups †
06.08.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The 6119 †
06.09.13 - Boston, MA - TT The Bears †
06.10.13 - Burlington, VT - The Monkey House †
06.11.13 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore †
06.12.13 - Toronto, ON - NXNE Music Festival †
06.13.13 - Toronto, ON - NXNE Music Festival †
06.15.13 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent (Northside Music Festival) †
06.17.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s †
06.18.13 - Washington, DC - DC9 †
06.19.13 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter †
06.20.13 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone †
06.21.13 - Atlanta, GA - 529 †
06.22.13 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic †
06.23.13 - Miami, FL - Churchill’s †
08.02.13 - Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08.31.13 - Salisbury, UK - End Of The Road Festival
09.07.13 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival

* Chelsea Light Moving, Talk Normal
! Sleep, Reigning Sound, Roky Erickson, Eyehategod, The Spits, Soft Moon, The Oh Sees, Fat Tony
@ Mac Demarco, Audacity
# Chelsea Light Moving, The Black Angels, Mac Demarco, King Tuff, Bleached
% Wet Hair
$ The Black Lips, Nick Waterhouse and Bleached
^ Iceage
( White Lung
† Milk Music and Destruction Unit

• Merchandise:
• Night-People:

RIP: Clive Burr, former drummer for Iron Maiden

From The Quietus:

Clive Burr, the drummer of Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982 who played on their first three albums, has died aged 56.

He died at home, having suffered from multiple sclerosis and long-term health problems.

Burr, previously a member of Samson, joined Iron Maiden to record their first three albums Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast and co-write two songs, ‘Gangland’ and ‘Total Eclipse’. After leaving the band, he went on to play in numerous different groups including Trust, Gogmagog and Clive Burr’s Escape.

In a statement on Iron Maiden’s website, frontman Bruce Dickinson, who once called Burr “the best drummer the band ever had”, said: “I first met Clive when he was leaving Samson and joining Iron Maiden. He was a great guy and a man who really lived his life to the full. Even during the darkest days of his MS, Clive never lost his sense of humour or irreverence. This is a terribly sad day and all our thoughts are with Mimi and the family.”

• Iron Maiden:

Tiny Mix Tapes / Northern Spy Austin party UPDATE: lineup changes and set times announced!

Hi, readers! Last week, we announced Unisex Earplug, our very first (unofficial) SXSW showcase, co-presented by our pals at Northern Spy. For the first time ever, people have started to take our site seriously, so here are a couple more announcements to keep that ball rolling:

Sadly, NYMPH are no longer able to play our showcase, but in their place we’re very happy to announce three new additions — get ready for some sweet sets from Spires That In The Sunset Rise, Cloudland Canyon, and DJ/PURPLE/IMAGE! Check out the latest Chocolate Grinder mix to get acquainted with the finalized lineup:

Unisex Earplug is happening on Friday, March 15 at The Museum of Human Achievement from 1 PM - 2 AM. Here’s how it’ll all go down:

01:00 AM DJ/PURPLE/IMAGE (Leaving, Zona Tapes, Deep Tapes)
12:00 AM YYU (Beer On The Rug)
11:00 PM Cloudland Canyon (Holy Mountain, Kranky, Monofonus)
10:00 PM Sun Araw (Not Not Fun, RVNG Intl.)
09:00 PM Sinkane (DFA)
08:00 PM clipping. (Deathbomb Arc)
07:00 PM ZS (Northern Spy)
06:00 PM Mykki Blanco (UNO NYC)
05:00 PM Guardian Alien (Thrill Jockey)
04:00 PM Caught on Tape (a Sonic Youth/Sunburned Hand of the Man duo)
03:00 PM Dustin Wong (Thrill Jockey)
02:00 PM Spires That In The Sunset Rise (Hairy Spider, Secret Eye)
01:00 PM Lantern (Bathetic)

The event is entirely free, all ages, with no badge required and free drinks served to those with IDs. NOW IS THE TIME TO RSVP!

• Unisex Earplug:
• Northern Spy:
• Museum of Human Achievement:

Flying Lotus doesn’t incorporate Thom Yorke into his announcement of a spring tour; is everything okay between the two of them?

Although Steven Ellison is probably best known for standing up in Thom Yorke’s Roman Catholic wedding, the guy also apparently makes a little bit of music here and there. (You know, kind of in that same way that Rachel Ray’s husband does?) And even though we here at TMT weren’t exactly thrilled with Ellison’s latest effort as Flying Lotus, it appears that he’s somehow managed to brave the deluge of ignored calls and door slams that our indomitable cultural and critical clout usually brings on and sally forth with the whole Flying Lotus thing. Good for him.

For his first tour of 2013, Ellison will be hitting SXSW this week before cruising through the rest of the US (and those couple-a Canadian-US type cities). He’ll also be once-again incorporating his “Layer3” audiovisual stage show, which was developed in collaboration with fellow Thom Yorke groomsmen Strangeloop and Timeboy. If you’re unfamiliar with the whole Layer3 concept, you can just take my word for it that it involves “some spacey 3D type stuff with some screens and projections and a little music thrown in”… or I suppose you could also watch the pithy little video below in which Ellison discusses it in much more cogent and interesting detail. But do remember that Thom Yorke might be just off-camera, dancing in a top hat and stuffing his face with vanilla longjohns from the craft services table. Suit yourself.


03.12.13 - Austin, TX - AMOA Arthouse at Jones Center (SXSW)
04.21.13 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom *#
04.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Heaven Stage) *#
04.24.13 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *#
04.25.13 - Washington, DC - 930 Club *#
04.26.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *#
05.05.13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (Red Bull Music Academy) #$
05.12.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise #
05.13.13 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis #
05.15.13 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy #
05.16.13 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland #
05.17.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom #
05.18.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro #
05.19.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
05.22.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo #
05.23.13 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater #
05.24.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater #
05.25.13 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater #

* Teebs
$ Ultraísta
# Thundercat

• Flying Lotus:
• Warp:

La Monte Young inspiration Dennis Johnson’s early minimalist composition can now be heard for the first time

Little is known about Dennis Johnson apart from his college friendship with “the father of minimalism,” La Monte Young. However, in light of recent research it seems that Johnson may have all but created the minimalism movement himself; and it appears that he did so all in the space of a single composition: November. Indeed, on several occasions La Monte Young suggested that his colossal masterwork The Well Tuned Piano was directly inspired by the very same Dennis Johnson piece. Now we know the breadth of its influence is likely even larger than this.

As the musicologist/composer Kyle Gann points out, November (1959) anticipated, if not initially introduced, nearly all the features we now associate with minimalism: diatonic tonality, additive process, phrase repetition, and overextended duration. Which, if correct, means that “one of the more influential moments in music history” went unstudied and unheard for over 50 years. Luckily, due to the tireless efforts of Kyle Gann in (re)constructing November’s score, and performer R. Andrew Lee’s enthusiasm to tackle the six-hour feat, we now have the opportunity to hear a recording of Johnson’s November for the very first time.

As The Wire reports, R Andrew Lee’s performance of November is being released by Penultimate Press and Irritable Hedgehog on March 16 as a 4CD box set. Now if only the works of La Monte Young would also receive the reissue treatment… ahem (hint to every record label owner, everywhere). Listen to a portion of November below:

• Kyle Gann:
• Irritable Hedgehog:

Atoms for Peace to headline Melt! Festival. Flea will be there!

“I’m Flea from the popular band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers” — Flea

You said it, Flea! Now I know all y’all Fleaheads (fact: a flea’s head is roughly 1/3 the size of its body) already know this, but our main man Flea’s got a new gig while RHCP are between albums. It’s called Atoms for Peace (featuring Radiohead singer Thom Yorke) and they just put out a new record called AMOK (TMT Review). Pick it up now at your favorite music store!

That ain’t all, though! Not only do Atoms for Peace (with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke) have that new record out, they’re also headlining this year’s Melt! Festival! That’s in Germany! And it’s during July 19-21! While I know you’re all buying some tix now to see our main man Flea, there are also some acts playing the festival that don’t have Flea. They’ve got The Knife, they’ve got Flying Lotus, they’ve got James Blake, they’ve got Azealia Banks, but most of all, they’ve got Flea!

Throw your fleas up, y’all.

• Flea:
• Atoms for Peace:
• Melt! Festival: