Mobb Deep share new track, fancy reissue news, tour dates, and the beauty and power of friendship

Mobb Deep share new track, fancy reissue news, tour dates, and the beauty and power of friendship http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1401/news-14-01-mobb-deep.jpg

See, everybody? Friendship (and live performance $$$) heals all. Mobb Deep are back together again, all walking on the beach and laughing when Prodigy’s ice cream falls off the cone and a dog runs up and eats it. That’s what friends do! And these two pals don’t just do fun, friend-type stuff. No! They also reissue their seminal 1995 album The Infamous with a whole self-titled album of brand-new Mobb Deep tracks, plus a bunch of unreleased recordings from The Infamous sessions featuring unheard verses from Ghostface, Nas, and Raekwon. Titled The Infamous Mobb Deep, the oh-so-special-reissue also includes “Taking You Off Here”,” a new track that first premiered on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show:

Mobb Deep is also going on a waaaaay extensive tour this spring! So extensive in fact that, if you live in an American city, there’s a strong chance that Havoc, Prodigy, and the spooky Dracula organ they used on “Taking You Off Here” will be rollin’ on through.

Dates:

03.26.14 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
03.27.14 - Washington, DC - Howard Theatre
03.28.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
03.29.14 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
03.30.14 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
04.01.14 - Raleigh, NC - Kings
04.02.14 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
04.03.14 - Miami, FL - Bardot
04.04.14 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar Live
04.05.14 - Atlanta, GA - Star Bar
04.07.14 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
04.08.14 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish
04.09.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
04.10.14 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
04.11.14 - Austin, TX - The Parish
04.12.14 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
04.15.14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
04.16.14 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
04.17.14 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
04.18.14 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
04.19.14 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
04.20.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04.22.14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
04.23.14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
04.24.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04.25.14 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
04.26.14 - Denver, CO - Cervantes’ Other Side
04.29.14 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
04.30.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
05.02.14 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub

• Mobb Deep: http://www.theinfamousmobbdeep.com

of Montreal shares new video, new tour dates, and sensible polo-and-khakis outfit

of Montreal are going on tour this spring. Attendees can expect a subtle, low-key performance from the Athens-based musicians. “We have always believed that music comes first and all theatricality serves only as a distraction,” frontman Kevin Barnes said in a real interview. Sources report that the band has chosen its stage attire, a sensible polo-and-khakis combination.

PSYYYYYYCH! JUST PLAYING. THE UPCOMING OF MONTREAL TOUR IS SURE TO BE A FUN CONFETTI NIGHTMARE. LIKE A BAZ LUHRMANN FILM BUT MELTING AND WITH MORE MONSTERS. THEY MAY EVEN INTRODUCE A RHINOCEROS TO THE STAGE — WHO KNOWS? SOMETHING COULD GET SET ON FIRE. EVERYTHING COULD GET SET ON FIRE.

Last year, of Montreal released Lousy With Syvianbriar through Polyvinyl. Stereogum recently premiered a video for their single “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now,” directed by Yuan Liu and Owen Donovan. Kevin Barnes is currently swimming around in a Scrooge McDuck vault of glitter.

of Montreal dates:

02.03.14 - Honolulu, HI - Republik
03.22.14 - Natchitoche, LA - DemonFest @ Northwestern State University
03.27.14 - Mexico City, MX - Vive Latino Festival
03.29.14 - Athens, GA - Velena’s Birthday Party @ The 40 Watt Club
03.31.14 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger
04.01.14 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie’s
04.02.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
04.03.14 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival
04.04.14 - Wichita, KS - The Crown Uptown
04.06.14 - Memphis, TN - The Hi Tone
05.02.14 - Little Rock, AR - The Revolution Music Room
05.03.14 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
05.04.14 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
05.05.14 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
05.06.14 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
05.07.14 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
05.08.14 - Orlando, FL - The Social
05.09.14 - Charlotte, NC - Chop Shop
05.10.14 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
05.11.14 - New York, Ny - Le Poisson Rouge
05.12.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05.13.14 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
05.14.14 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
05.15.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
05.16.14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05.17.14 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Ballroom
05.18.14 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

• of Montreal: http://www.ofmontreal.net

Pharmakon announces some highly sensual, experiential, exponential, and experimental US dates with Helm, Godflesh, Cut Hands (and a few totally normal-ish Japanese shows)

Pharmakon, man. This industrial-noise superwoman just kills it to death on everything she does. But not only that, but she also manages to stay in excellent shape the whole time! Can you say that? No, you can’t. You’re a bum. A lazy bum!

Hopefully, though, you’re a lazy bum with money. Because it turns out she’s doing a handful of shows. Her schedule/exercise regimen entails ripping open a wormhole in space and time and jogging through it to Japan for a few shows with Croatian Amor, Lust For Youth, and Vår; and then power-swimming (wormholes only work one way, duh) all the way back home to New York to play with UK-based sound artist Helm and Copenhagen’s Damien Dubrovnik. As if that wasn’t extreme enough, she’ll then head out on a hang glider for a few more shows in Boston and Philly with Godflesh and William Bennett’s (ex-Whitehouse) newest project, Cut Hands. Honestly, the absolute least you can do is get off the couch and go to one of them. Bring some ear plugs though. If you’re unfamiliar with some of these names I’ve been throwing at you, suffice it to say that things might get… noisy.

The dates, y’all:

02.08.14 - Tokyo, JP - Vacant Harajuku ≈
02.08.14 - Tokyo, JP - Sodom ¶
02.09.14 - Tokyo, JP - Fish
02.18.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right ¥
04.10.14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza †
04.11.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts †
04.13.14 - Boston, MA - Royale †

≈ Vår & Lust For Youth
¶ Croatian Amor
¥ Helm & Damien Dubrovnik
† Godflesh & Cut Hands

• Pharmakon: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pharmakon/202008183256317
• Sacred Bones: http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/

Dean Blunt drops woozy 26-minute mixtape Skin Fade with Joanne Robertson; listen now!

Dean Blunt has just dropped what appears to be a 26-minute mixtape titled Skin Fade, featuring seven new hypnotic tracks of the typically woozy, disorienting nature. As expected, there’s no concrete information available about the release — which at the moment seems to be a SoundCloud-only joint — except that it once again features Joanne Robertson, who has been collaborating heavily with Blunt since The Redeemer on tracks like “Love Me Thru This,” “DEF freestyle,” and “X.” Robertson’s vocals take center stage on the bulk of the songs, but this release — at turns ethereal, noisy, narcotic, and as evasive as the artists themselves — has “classic” Blunt written all over it.

Stream Skin Fade here The SoundCloud stream is gone, but you can still download it direct from Blunt via this WeTransfer upload NO YOU CAN’T.

No official word yet on a new Hype Williams release, but we can feel it coming.

Meanwhile, Dean Blunt’s 2013 releases, The Redeemer and Stone Island, made it to #2 and #19, respectively, on our Favorite 50 Albums of 2013 list, so you know, check ‘em out if you haven’t already, etc.

• Dean Blunt: https://soundcloud.com/cplnd
• Joanne Robertson: https://soundcloud.com/joanne-robertson

Slowdive officially reunite; London and Barcelona to receive initial auditory drowning

Blah blah blah, history is repeating itself. In three months’ time, I’ll find myself confidently droppin’ Js on my elementary school classmates and crying to the teacher about how a fiendish fourth grader unjustly claimed my best friend as his own. Oh, the forearm smudges of a left-handed-pencil-user practicing cursive — I refuse to endure such graphite-fueled cruelty again! Also during the early 90s: that whole (relatively short-lived, but sweet) shoegaze thing, of which arguably the two most principal emissaries, My Bloody Valentine and now, Slowdive, have reunited roughly 20 years later for some fun-time sneaker perusal. Assuredly, human eye-contact remains overrated.

Forgive the perception of unoriginality. Even if MBV did recently enamor the masses with an extensive global tour, and ultimately, the surprisingly atemporal — it sounded like they’d hardly skipped a beat — m b v (TMT Review), Slowdive are their own, equally worthwhile entity, undeserving of belaboring associations. The band’s collective venture into social networking, with four of the group’s members (Christian Savill, Rachel Goswell, Nick Chaplin, and Simon Scott) doing the initial following, marked the first hint. This week, they publicly confirmed performances at Primavera Sound 2014 in Barcelona, and the Village Underground in London on May 19, with additional shows explicitly said to be announced in the near future. Setlist musings by Goswell over at The Quietus indicate “all the old favourites and a couple of different ones. We’re going for the epic.”

Meanwhile, self-proclamations that Slowdive are back would suggest even more. The first rehearsal after officially reuniting was a “fun” and mostly intuitive experience, Neil Halstead remarked; we’ll see if the “initial impetus” leads to full-length fruition.

• Slowdive: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com

Heavy rockers The Shrine emerge from the primordial sludge with a new LP for Tee Pee Records

Somewhere in Venice Beach, CA, is a garage that time forgot. A garage filled with ratty brown couches, cheap bear, your long-haired older brother circa 1979, and some heavy riffs. Now imagine… nuclear slime!!! SEEPING INTO THE GARAGE!!! And then from the depths of a slime — in a plot line not dissimilar to the conception of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and like, human evolution in general — emerged The Shrine. The power trio of Josh Landau (guitar/vocals), Courtland Murphy (bass) and Jeff Murray (drums) have toured with Red Fang, Earthless, Dinosaur Jr., Graveyard, and Black Flag’s Chuck Dukowski, who also produced the band’s early output.

Now The Shrine are back with a new album for Teepee Records, Bless Off, which drops March 11. This ish was recorded on reel-to-reel tape with old school gear, and features “The Duke,” a track with lyrics originally written by friend-of-the-band Dukowski in 1983 for Black Flag. The album art includes the band’s favorite animal, the wolf, because DUH all bands like wolves, and is a tribute to the iconography of Dogtown Skateboards and show flyer artist Ric Clayton (Suicidal Tendencies.)

Bless Off tracklisting:

01. Destroyers
02. Worship
03. Tripping Corpse
04. The Duke
05. Nothing Forever
06. Bless Off
07. On the Grind
08. No Penalty
09. Spit in My Life
10. Napalm
11. Hellride

• The Shrine: http://theshrinefuzz.tumblr.com
• Tee Pee: http://teepeerecords.com

  

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