of Montreal releases sexy retro box set, slips information on sexy new album, and lets out a few strands of sexy jism on the faces of devoted fans

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For over a decade, the frantic and occasionally genius mind of the indie sex symbol formerly known as Kevin Barnes (now known as the African-American cross-dresser Georgie Fruit) has evolved to capture all sorts of whimsical, kitschy, avant, and occasionally disturbing pop into a style all his own. And so, as one big masturbatory celebration of the many sights and sounds (and falsetto whines) of Kevin Barnes, of Montreal will be releasing a very limited edition (just 500 copies) cassette box set through Joyful Noise Recordings, containing all of the band’s 10 full-length albums. From early lo-fi Elephant 6 releases, to the artistic and commercial breakthroughs of Satanic Panic in the Attic and Sunlandic Twins, to 2007’s heart-wrenching classic Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, to the super “sexed up and glammed out” funk of the band’s latest releases, an entire spectrum of sounds will be represented in this cohesive package.

The box set will be housed in a custom-built wooden box (by Deep Wood Workshop), and screen-printed with original artwork from David Barnes (screen-printing by In Case of Emergency Press). Each cassette will be individually wrapped, including the original album art. Purchasing the set will also give owners an instant MP3 download of the band’s entire discography (you know, for when you remember just how much cassette tapes suck and how much more convenient an iPod is over a Walkman). The box set will be available October 25 for $75 during its first week of preorder (going on right now), and then on September 19 for $100.

Kevin Barnes has also revealed a little bit of information about the band’s upcoming LP Paralytic Stalks in an interview with our “Marsha Brady” sister website. Barnes claims that the record will be “…a bit more esoteric”, and that it’s “…probably not something everybody’s going to like. The songs are way more intimate and confessional.”

• of Montreal: http://www.ofmontreal.net
• Joyful Noise: http://joyfulnoiserecordings.com

Mike Patton continues to put off new albums with Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantômas, and Peeping Tom to release a new album of Italian film scores

Have you ever been sitting around watching a classic film like The Godfather and thought to yourself, “Gee, Nino Rota’s score would’ve been so much better if he composed it entirely from farts and burps?” And then that idea blossoms and spreads like your inevitable venereal disease, and you start to wonder, “what if ALL movies were composed entirely of atonal bodily functions?!” It wasn’t until you put down the bong and decided to go back to wrapping burritos at Taco Bell that you came to the realization, “why the fuck would ANYONE think that would be a good idea?”

Well, somebody obviously did. Hence, film scores by Mike Patton.

Moved by the Paolo Giordano novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Mike Patton’s “bowels of chili” have created an educational 16-track release highlighting music he composed for the film, which boasts being able to teach kids the importance of prime numbers. While his long career in music has encompassed a wide range of styles filtered through the irreverent lens of Frank Zappa sensibilities (and of course, the aforementioned disgusting noise collages), his latest soundtrack promises to be a more personal experience with emphasis on isolated notes, subtle transitions, and introspective atmospheres. The album, titled Music from the Film and Inspired by the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi), has been set for an 11-1-11 release via Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. It will be packaged in a multi-panel digipak, featuring a leaf cut-out embossed with a locking mechanism. The album’s tracklisting follows the dorky theme of prime numbers, numbering the songs with the first 16 prime numbers.


The Solitude of Prime Numbers tracklisting:

02. Twin Primes
03. Identity Matrix
05. Method of Infinite Descent
07. Contrapositive
11. Cicatrix
13. Abscissa
17. Isolated Primes
19. Radius of Convergence
23. Separatrix
29. The Snow Angel
31. Apnoea
37. Supersingular Primes
41. Quadratix
43. Calculus of Finite Differences
47. Zeroth
53. Weight of Consequences

• Mike Patton: http://www.myspace.com/mikepattonofficial
• Ipecac: http://www.ipecac.com

Chad VanGaalen done with Women, continues touring to busy himself

Having taken a small break last year from his own work to produce Women’s Public Strain (TMT Review), Chad VanGaalen has since released his fourth album, Diaper Island (recorded in his studio, Yoko Eno!), bringing his visceral indie sounds with him and ultimately to you, his biggest fans. The Calgary talent will finally hit stateside on October 6 in Portland, OR before finishing out the last jaunt of his tour in his Canadian homeland,

By the way, you know VanGaalen’s a fantastic animator too, right?


10.06.11 - Portland, OR - Holocene
10.08.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
10.09.11 - Los Angeles, CA - FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival
10.10.11 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10.11.11 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
10.13.11 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond’s Garage
10.14.11 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
10.15.11 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theater
10.22.11 - Halifax, NS - St. Antonio’s Community Hall
10.23.11 - Fredericton, NB - Capital Bar
10.25.11 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
10.26.11 - Kingston, ON - Chalmers United Church
10.27.11 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
10.28.11 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
11.04.11 - Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre
11.05.11 - Calgary, AB - Central United Church
11.16.11 - Regin, SK - The Exchange
11.17.11 - Saskatoon, SK - Roxy Theater
11.18.11 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre

• Chad VanGaalen: http://www.myspace.com/chadvangaalen
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

Real Estate (the band) announce album details and fall tour; Real Estate (the thing) announces its market is still fucked…

If you fancy yourself a big fan of New Jersey song-singers Real Estate, but you didn’t know that their sophomore album (and Domino debut) Days is due out October 18 in the US and October 17 in the UK, then you might not really be such a big fan after all. You might just like summertime, barbecues on the beach, and hitter boxes where the little hitter thing it painted up like a cigarette so you can drive around in broad daylight smoking weed in your car without anyone noticing unless they look at you for too long, which no one will because because, duh, you’re always in motion. Unless I’m at a stoplight, in which case I’ll I gotta do is hold that shit in and keep my hands down. ‘Cept at that one light that’s like, foreverlong! Ugh! I remember that one time last winter, when… I mean, but anyway, so, yeah: Real Estate. Good band. New record. You got that, right? Cool. ‘Graph 2, here we come!

Days was recorded with Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen) in a New Paltz, NY barn-cum-studio and is dorkily described in the press release as “a coming of age moment for childhood friends Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, and Alex Bleeker,” which makes me think that something kind of freaky went down in that barn. It’ll be available on CD, cassette, and vinyl, but Domino has an exclusive vinyl preorder that includes a “white label bootleg 12-inch of the band’s June 30, 2011 live performance at Brooklyn venue 285 Kent Ave.” Basically, it’s a live preview of the whole record, recorded by NYC Taper and limited to only 300 copies. So, you know, “act now!” or whatever (sheesh, Domino should be throwing me some money for all this).

So, now that we’ve established that there’s a new Real Estate album coming out, there must be a new tour happening, right? Well, yes. Yes there is. After a few hang-outs in Europe and the UK, they’ll be jamming through the US starting on Halloween night in Chicago. They’ve also hinted that they will soon unveil the details of a free New York record release party taking place sometime in October on their Twitter thingy (@realestateband), so stick that in your hitter box and smoke it… while driving… to a beach BBQ. With some babes.

Days tracklisting:

01. Easy
02. Green Aisles
03. It’s Real
04. Kinder Blumen
05. Out of Tune
06. Municipality
07. Wonder Years
08. Three Blocks
09. Younger Than Yesterday
10. All The Same


10.20.11 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club
10.22.11 - Gent, Belgium - Charlatan Club
10.23.11 - Brighton, UK - Hanbury Ballroom
10.24.11 - Manchester, UK - Now Wave @ Islington Mill
10.25.11 - London, UK - The Garage #
10.26.11 - Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
10.27.11 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Bitterzoet
10.28.11 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
10.31.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11.01.11 - Minneapolis, MN - TBD
11.03.11 - Denver, CO - Moe’s
11.04.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
11.05.11 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
11.06.11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11.07.11 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11.08.11 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
11.11.11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
11.12.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
11.13.11 - San Diego, CA - Sunset Temple
11.14.11 - Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn
11.16.11 - Austin, TX - The Parish
11.17.11 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
11.18.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
11.19.11 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies
11.20.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Art Works
11.21.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
11.23.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

* Big Troubles
# Twin Sister, Trailer Trash Tracys

• Real Estate: http://www.myspace.com/realestate
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

EU recordings granted 20-year copyright extension, old guard kept from heading to the poor house

Artists, producers, and label executives across the EU are praising a new ruling that extends copyright protection for sound recordings from the existing 50 years to 70 years. The new regulation also sets up a fund for session players, creates an ‘out’ for artists whose recorded music isn’t properly made available for sale by labels, and establishes a ‘clean slate’ clause that doesn’t punish artists whose recording sales don’t cover their up-front advances.

One argument for the extension purports that the expiration of upcoming copyrights on recordings by artists whose songs are more or less part of the public consciousness — The Beatles being the most obvious example — would prevent advertisers from supporting new and upcoming artists by relying on highly popular yet copyright-free material to sell their products and services. One imagines that Apple would still lean heavily on the indie community to sell its phones and MP3 players, but in a post-1960s copyright expiration world, anything could be possible.

In other words, Paul McCartney is no longer expected to begin his rapid descent into poverty. No word yet on the state of Ringo Starr, though one hopes he’s doing just fine in his Octopus garden.

• The Beatles: http://bit.ly/p8DEoc

Northern Spy bring hope, launch Spy Music Fest: Zs, Bird Names, Haunted House, etc.

Do you ever just lie on the ground in a deep depression, fantasizing about murdering Zooey Deschanel and wishing you had something more to look forward to than your own death? Just me? Well, at least I can postpone therapy for now while the stars have aligned and gifted me with one last treasure to anticipate. Brooklyn-based Northern-Spy Records has officially existed for one year and are accordingly throwing a one-year anniversary festival in celebration of their first 16 releases. The melancholia-lifting event will be held October 1-2 at Shea Stadium and Zebulon Cafe in Brooklyn and features the label roster (Zs, Bird Names, Colin L. Orchestra, Spanish Donkey, etc.) together for the first time in one place.

Northern Spy Records was founded by former staff of innovative jazz imprint ESP-Disk’ and has dedicated its first year as a diverse, artist-run label to releasing cutting-edge, boundary-pushing music from free improvisation to no wave to popular music.

Along with incredible performances, the festival will feature Northern Spy’s recurrent pop-up record fair program, which has worked collaboratively with New York area vinyl collectors and underground labels to bring rare stock to special locations around the Northeast. This edition will feature over 2,000 pieces of vintage vinyl titles, a host of local underground label titles, limited-edition tour merch and back catalog titles from the Northern Spy roster, including rare test pressings of NS 001-016. Holy shit! Between this and Neon Marshmallow fest, I’m going to be busy in October, which means Deschanel is safe for now.

Also, please mark your calendars for another great event that Northern Spy is presenting on September 22 at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn with free-jazz saxophone legend Arthur Doyle and His New Quiet Screamers. And don’t forget the Diamond Terrifier record release show on September 17!

Spy Music Festival lineup:

Saturday, October 1, Shea Stadium:

Bird Names
Colin L. Orchestra
Dan Melchior und das Menace
Eleven Twenty-Nine
Haunted House
Tickle Polyester (DJ set)
Weyes Blood (DJ set)

Sunday, October 2, Zebulon Cafe

The Spanish Donkey
Angels in America
Weyes Blood
Tickle Polyester (DJ Set)
Heavy Hymns (DJ Set)

• Northern Spy: http://northern-spy.com