Mike Connelly (Wolf Eyes/Hair Police) starts new band Clay Rendering with his wife Tara, performance and EP coming soon on Hospital Productions

Mike Connelly (Wolf Eyes/Hair Police) starts new band Clay Rendering with his wife Tara, performance and EP coming soon on Hospital Productions http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1304/news-13-04-clay-rendering.jpg

Now and then, a man and a woman who both love each other very much join together to bring something very special into the world. No, not kids, ew… what were you thinking? That’s just morally irresponsible in this bleak day and age. I meant a noise band.

Here’s a great example: Mike Connelly, of Wolf Eyes and Hair Police fame, and his wife Tara Connelly, of The Haunting fame, are introducing their latest project, Clay Rendering, to the masses in a performance on May 11 (my birthday! Clay Rendering and I will share birthdays!). The performance will be at this year’s Three Days of Struggle Festival supporting long-time friend Cut Hands (with Demdike Stare/Kevin Drumm and Failing Lights/Lussuria taking up the other two days).

Then, later this summer, the stork will bring their first release, an EP titled Vengeance Candle to be distributed by Hospital Productions as a 12-inch and digital release. Listen to one of the EP’s two tracks, “Nature’s Confusion,” over at 13:13.

• Clay Rendering: http://clayrendering.com
• Hospital Productions: http://hospitalproductions.net

Mike Connelly (Wolf Eyes/Hair Police) starts new band Clay Rendering with his wife Tara, performance and EP coming soon on Hospital Productions

Now and then, a man and a woman who both love each other very much join together to bring something very special into the world. No, not kids, ew… what were you thinking? That’s just morally irresponsible in this bleak day and age. I meant a noise band.

Here’s a great example: Mike Connelly, of Wolf Eyes and Hair Police fame, and his wife Tara Connelly, of The Haunting fame, are introducing their latest project, Clay Rendering, to the masses in a performance on May 11 (my birthday! Clay Rendering and I will share birthdays!). The performance will be at this year’s Three Days of Struggle Festival supporting long-time friend Cut Hands (with Demdike Stare/Kevin Drumm and Failing Lights/Lussuria taking up the other two days).

Then, later this summer, the stork will bring their first release, an EP titled Vengeance Candle to be distributed by Hospital Productions as a 12-inch and digital release. Listen to one of the EP’s two tracks, “Nature’s Confusion,” over at 13:13.

• Clay Rendering: http://clayrendering.com
• Hospital Productions: http://hospitalproductions.net

Neon Indian seizes the day, unveils remix EP ERRATA ANEX, featuring Actress, Optimo, Twin Shadow, and more (but not many more)

Neon Indian, a.k.a. the band that I’ve previously confused as an affiliation of Animal Collective due to the probably similar fan base and their shared use of the word “indian,” has just announced some news bound to jumble my small-capacity brain even further. What the hell is a remix? And are anagrams a candy of some sort? Because I doubt they surpass in taste a particular teddy-shaped cereal that has been seriously undervalued since its inception.

In actuality, the news is pretty straightforward, even for me: on April 9, Neon Indian will be releasing ERRATA ANEX, an EP of tracks from their previous LP Era Extraña (TMT Review), remixed by the likes of Optimo and Actress. Okay, it’s only an EP, so I may as well give you the full list of musical mutationeers: Optimo, Boyd Rice, Pattern, Actress, and Twin Shadow. I’m not sure how releases of this type usually come about, but apparently Alan Palomo contacted a few choice artists about the EP, and they responded in kind, “Anything for you, my sweet Alaña. <3 <3 <3"

Read Palomo's version of the events below:

These remixes are a small collection found along the way of my year on the road while we were touring *Era Extraña*. The artists were chosen by whatever most consistently blared out of my headphones that Fall and what I was most giddy to hear an amalgamation of from the songs I was playing live, and the artists I'd listen to later that night. If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then total re-imagination from song scraps must be something far more warm, mutant, and mutual. I hope you enjoy them."

And visit Neon Indian’s website to download Twin Shadow’s remix of “Hex Girlfriend.”

ERRATA ANEX tracklisting:

01. Polish Girl (Optimo Mix)
02. Halogen (Boyd Rice Remix)
03. Heart Release (Patten Remix)
04. Blindside Kiss (Actress Remix)
05. Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow Remix)

• Neon Indian: http://neonindian.com
• Mom + Pop: http://www.momandpopmusic.com

Editions Mego prepares new album Gridshifter from Innode, shows blatant disregard for the balance of my bank account

I don’t want Editions Mego to ever stop. Right now, Editions Mego, listen: never stop releasing music. I also have a second, somewhat less sincere but ultimately honest plea: please, Editions Mego, slow your roll. The leather of my wallet is cracking and weak. It’s getting frayed in the place where I keep my debit card. The card itself is worn clean: it appears to be a solid white piece of plastic with a little black strip and what could be some braille. My money is tired, it needs to rest.

But no, they don’t listen. Instead they announce the debut album from Innode, a 10-track LP called Gridshifter. It picks on both my love for CoH and my love of Factory Floor, making it the most painful of double-whammy low-blows. Then I see that Innode is Stefan Németh of Radian, Steven Hess of Pan•American, and Bernhard Breuer of Elektro Guzzi and I tilt my head to one side, raise an eyebrow, and hold on to incredulity until I realize that nobody in the office actually cares what expression I’m making in my sad play for attention. Perhaps you will share my incredulity/need for attention when you hear the track “Dedispersion II” below. Perhaps you will hold that expression until the album comes out on June 10. I can’t really recommend that last bit though: facial paralysis is no fun, kiddies.

Gridshifter tracklisting:

01. Dedispersion I
02. Dedispersion II
03. Rotor
04. Planes and Numbers
05. Peano
06. Gridshifter 05
07. Triggerext
08. FS Revisited
09. Cumbre Vieja
10. Skatterakt

• Innode: http://www.sonotope.org/innode
• Editions Mego: http://editionsmego.com

Avey Tare forms new project Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, with former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail members, excludes you from his entire life

You’re sitting by the phone. In fact, you’ve been sitting by the phone for hours. No one understands why – you have a cell phone. That’s the phone you’re sitting by. You just have it out on the table, next to the lamp, and you’re just staring at it. You could easily take it with you, leave the house, live your life. But no. You might miss the call. The call from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare. The call where he asks you if you want to be in his new band, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks.

Bad news, friend. It ain’t gonna happen.

Avey Tare has already chosen his compatriots in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. One is Angel Deradoorian, formerly of Dirty Projectors. The other is Jeremy Hyman, former drummer for Ponytail. These are people you probably cannot compare to, unless you’re, say, Yamantaka Eye. Now that you know who’s in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, here’s how Tare himself describes the band: “A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013’s rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band making.” I see!

More enlightening may be the band’s forthcoming live dates, of which there are four. All dates are in June, one is in Brooklyn, the other three are in the UK. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are going on sale at noon EST on 4/12, so if you’re an America-dwelling Avey Tare fan, then you might want to sit by your computer then. Just, please, stop sitting by that phone. Put it in your pocket. Walk away.

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

06.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
06.20.13 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
06.21.13 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.22.13 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties

• Avey Tare: http://alligatorland.net

Oh shit, All Tomorrow’s Parties are in Iceland? How the heck am I supposed to get over there by then?!?

Hello news reader!

If you finish reading this sentence about the formal announcement of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland (June 28 - 29, 2013 in Keflavík, Iceland) and the early bird tickets that are on sale now, can you please remember to check back in with us on or around April 16, 2013 for the complete and most assuredly comedically-delivered lineup announcement?

Thanks. —Nobodaddy

P.S. – If you need to kill time from now until then, here’s the entirety of Brian Eno’s Thursday Afternoon. It’ll get you close.

• ATP Iceland: http://www.atpfestival.com/events/atpiceland.php