NASA remix LP The Big Bang set for release this month

NASA remix LP The Big Bang set for release this month

I know what you’re thinking: first they put a man on the moon, now they’ve got a team of scientists remixing one of last year’s most star-studded party albums?? But before you start envisioning the video for “She Blinded Me With Science” transposed to today, let’s get a few things straight. In case you haven’t guessed by now, the album in question is by NASA, a.k.a. North America/South America, a duo consisting of LA producer Squeak E. Clean and Brazilian DJ Zegon. Last year, they released the acclaimed The Spirit of Apollo, and this year, with a little help from some friends, it has been remixed and rechristened The Big Bang. Spirit featured some real heavy hitters, so seriously, Bang better have Buzz Aldrin rapping about ghostriding the whip on his spaceship and sipping Henny with alien babes or some shit.

Well, it’s almost that good. Expect some musical alchemy from the likes of Treasure Fingers, Herve (a.k.a. The Count of Monte Cristal), Steve Aoki, Mr. Oizo, The Ashton Shuffle, Villains, LA Riots, DJ Chernobyl, and Mario C, plus some remixes by NASA themselves in the form of Boombotz (Squeak E. Clean and Kool Kojak) and Ape Shit Brothers (Ali Disco B and Zegon). You can also find new tracks “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “The Big Bang.” Spectrophonic Sound is digitally releasing The Big Bang through DashGo on June 30.

The Big Bang tracklisting:

01. The Big Bang (feat. Maximum Hedrum)
02. Gifted (Boombotz Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, Lykke Li, and Maximum Hedrum)
03. Samba Soul (Ape Shit Brothers Remix) feat. Del the Funkee Homosapien
04. I Wanna Be Your Lover (feat. Max Hedrum and Barbie Hatch)
05. Whachadoin? (Boombotz Remix) (feat. Spankrock, MIA and Santigold)
06. Gifted (Treasure Fingers Epicwave Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, and Lykke Li)
07. There’s a Party (Ben Crea Funkgloriusmix) (feat. George Clinton and Chali 2na)
08. Way Down (Squeak E. Clean Jupiter Remix) (feat. RZA and Barbie Hatch)
09. A Volta (J.O.B. Remix) (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, and Lovefoxx)
10. Whachadoin? (Villains Remix) (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santigold, and Nick Zinner)
11. Money (The Count’s (AKA The Count of Monte Cristal) Dungeon Remix) (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Seu George, and Z-Trip)
12. Gifted (Steve Aoki Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, and Lykke Li)
13. N.A.S.A. Music (LA Riots Remix) (feat. Method Man, E40, and DJ Swamp)
14. Electric Flowers (Mario C Remix) (feat. Nina Persson and RZA)
15. Gifted (The Ashton Shuffle Remix) (feat. Kanye West, Santigold, and Lykke Li)
16. Strange Enough (Mr. Oizo Remix) (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Karen O, and Fatlip)
17. Whachadoin? (DJ Chernobyl Remix) (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., and Santigold)


Dirty Projectors and Björk to release Mount Wittenberg Orca on June 30; Domino releases teaser videos

Domino has released at least two teaser videos for the much-talked-about Mount Wittenberg Orca (described as Bitte Orca’s younger, hotter sister”) suite that Dirty Projectors and Björk performed last year at the Housing Works benefit show in New York (they also performed one of the tracks on Jimmy Fallon and every now and again on tour). Divided in six parts, the suite will be self-released digitally as an EP on June 30 to benefit the National Geographic Society.

To hear more of the Mount Wittenberg Orca tracks performed live, check out YouTube. Or just check out the teaser videos and wait for the sure-to-be-awesome EP:




Mount Wittenberg Orca tracklist:

01. Ocean
02. On and Ever Onward
02. When the World Comes to an End
04. Beautiful Mother
05. Sharing Orb
06. No Embrace
07. All We Are

UPDATE: Read a letter from Longstreth about the project at Stereogum.

• Dirty Projectors:
• Domino:

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Vampire Weekend appropriate concept of touring from West Africa

Just in time for the new Twilight movie coming out this month, Vampire Weekend have decided to promote their song on the soundtrack by turning into actual vampires and extending their already lengthy tour into the fall. Who needs sleep when you can go on the road for nine months out of the year? Just be sure to leave your garlic at home, kids, unless you want to see a very pissed off Ezra Koenig. Joining the Vampires on the road, in addition to previously announced openers Dum Dum Girls and Beach House, will be The Very Best, who will take over for Dum Dum Girls on the last dozen or so dates.

06.24.10 - Cornwall, England - Eden Project
06.25.10 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury Festival
06.27.10 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Rockin’ Park Festival
06.29.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
07.01.10 - Borlange, Sweden - Peace & Love Festival
07.02.10 - Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
07.03.10 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.04.10 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07.05.10 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.08.10 - Manchester, England - Orange RockCorps Festival
07.09.10 - Naas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07.10.10 - Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
07.13.10 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere
07.15.10 - Nimes, France - Nimes Festival
07.16.10 - Benicassim, Spain - Benicassim International Festival
07.17.10 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07.18.10 - Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
07.30.10 - Icheon City, South Korea - Jisan Valley Rock Festival
08.01.10 - Naeba Ski Resort, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08.27-28.10 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Malkin Bowl *^
08.29.10 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater *^
08.31.10 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater *^
09.01.10 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater *
09.02.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
09.03.10 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater *^
09.05.10 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *^
09.06.10 - Bloomington, IL - IU Auditorium*^
09.07.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheater *^
09.08.10 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis Theater ^
09.10.10 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory *^
09.11.10 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *^
09.12.10 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion *^
09.13.10 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park *^
09.15-17.10 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *^
09.25.10 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre *%
09.26.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *%
09.28.10 - San Diego, CA - SOMA *%
09.29.10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at the Palms *%
10.03.10 - St Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *%
10.04.10 - Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theatre *%
10.06.10 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom *%
10.07.10 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre *%
10.08.10 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.11.10 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live *%
10.13.10 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore *%

* Beach House
^ Dum Dum Girls
% the Very Best

• Vampire Weekend:

Google to launch download, subscription-based service, because there’s more awesome music out there now than ever before

Tired of listening to its dad’s scratched Bob Seger vinyl on the hi-fi and its mom’s Christian radio stations in the car all the time, Google decided it was high time to get into its own scene, man. And with high school starting next fall, Google figured there was no better time than now to amass its own badass, chick-impressing record collection.

So, right after it cuts the lawn, Google is investing in a music download service tied to its search engine later this year (to be followed by a subscription service in 2011), at least according to something called The Wall Street Journal. And although this “street journal” said it was currently unclear as to whether or not label deals have been struck yet, it is pretty sure that Google is at least “in talks” about offering a music service tied to phones running its Android system. (I assume that these talks are taking place via gchat.)

So, here’s how it all goes down: Google’s download service will offer paid Google downloads by providing a Google link to its Google store when users search for an artist or song… on Google. According to that pesky Wall Street Journal, insiders have said that the download store would be an interim step towards the creation of a subscription streaming service compatible with Android phones.

But Google’s plans to use a large music library to get laid in high school could provide a challenge to digital music market leader iTunes. Then again, Apple probably doesn’t care because it (a) probably gets laid all the time, and (b) is widely expected to be preparing a cloud-based version of iTunes right now, which I WANT RIGHT THE HELL NOW. So in the words of my BOYS in D-Generation-X, suck it, Google.

• The Wall Street Journal:
• Google:

You Say Party! We Say Die! change name after member’s death

After the death of drummer Devon Clifford in April — due to a massive brain hemorrhage while on stage (TMT News) — Canadian dance-punkers You Say Party! We Say Die! have taken some time off to regroup and reflect on their future as a band. This week, the group made an official public statement addressing their new name, You Say Party, and their decision to move forward:

Heartfelt thanks for all the messages of love and condolences that you have sent since Devon’s passing. We have drawn a lot of strength from these as we navigate this difficult time. Losing Devon has been a profound loss for the family this band has grown to become. We have taken some time out of the spotlight these last few months to heal, process, reflect and re-evaluate the future of this band.

We have talked at great length with each other and our families and friends about the future. Devon’s parents have encouraged us to continue on and given us their blessing. It is their opinion (as well as ours) that Devon would never have wanted his death to end the band. He would have wanted us to continue on.

In the time between Devon’s passing and this statement, we have all reflected upon our personal lives. Krista has decided that her time with us has come to an end as she no longer desires the long drives, poor sleeps and revolting selection of road food. Instead she’s choosing a home, a garden, some gluten-free baking and a proper education. We will miss Krista very much and she remains a part of our lives.

We have turned to our good friends and former tour-mates Robert Andow and Bobby Siadat of Vancouver band “Gang Violence” to play keyboards and drums. This new line up will continue the tradition of excellent live shows and sweaty dance floors, with new strength and a renewed commitment to music and touring. The 5 of us look forward to carrying the spirit of our friend Devon with us everywhere.

The cancelled European tour is being rescheduled for this fall and we will announce the dates as soon as possible. We are also planning select shows for the rest of 2010.

Out of respect for Devon and the evolution of life, today we announce that we will no longer be known as “You Say Party! We Say Die!” but instead as simply “You Say Party”.

Lately, we’ve been thinking a lot about the words and meanings we’ve spoken through our music. To return you to the core message of our band, we present the first track “There is XXXX (Within My Heart)” as the next single in North America.

• You Say Party:

And lo, a band called Black Mountain appeared from the depths and embarked on the longest tour ever in support of new LP, Wilderness Heart

From the depths of the hobbit-filled, blind-cavefish-dwelling indie metal underworld comes Black Mountain, back and better than ever, ready to rock you in ways your creepy black-metal-loving neighbor who works at Jimmy John’s could never imagine (or maybe he can; frankly, I don’t want to know what that guy’s up to [shudder]). Come September 14, an unfathomably cool dose of rock ’n’ roll shall be revealed via Jagjaguwar in the form of the band’s third studio album, Wilderness Heart, produced by Randall Dunn (Boris, sunn 0))), Kinski) and Dave Sardy (Oasis, Wolfmother, LCD Soundsystem), the somewhat-long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s In The Future (TMT Review). Those fortunate enough to catch the Vancouver-based rockers on tour this summer/fall will be treated to a handful of new songs from the album.

Now, if you like asterisks and @ signs, it’s time to gear up folks:

06.23.10 - Kamloops, BC - Pogue Mahone *
06.24.10 - Calgary, AB - Republik *
06.25.10 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room *
06.26.10 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos *
06.27.10 - Regina, SK - The Exchange **
06.28.10 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre ***
06.30.10 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon ****
07.01.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ****
07.02.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick ****
07.03.10 - London, ON - Call the Office *****
07.09.10 - Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
07.10.10 - Brugge, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07.11.10 - Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland - T in the Park Festival
07.13.10 - London, UK - The Lexington
07.14.10 - London, UK - The Lexington
07.16.10 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
07.17.10 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07.18.10 - Ferropolis, Germany - Melt Festival
07.23.10 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern ******
07.24.10- Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom ******
07.26.10 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews *******
07.27.10 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room @
07.28.10 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater @@
07.30.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge @@
07.31.10 - Boise, ID - Neurolux @@
08.26.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater @@@
08.30.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory @@@@
09.04.10 - Oxford, UK - Academy 2
09.05.10 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
09.10.10 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09.11.10 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09.12.10 - Leeds, UK - TJ’s Woodhouse Club @@@@@
09.14.10 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor @@@@@
09.15.10 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3 @@@@@
09.16.10 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms @@@@@
09.17.10 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
09.18.10 - Groningen, Netherlands - Take Root
10.07.10 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire

* Lord Beginner
** Lord Beginner, Orbital Express
*** Lord Beginner, Sleepy Sun
**** David Vandervelde
***** One Hundred Dollars
****** Quest for Fire
******* Mondo Drag
@ The Dodos
@@ Spindrift
@@@ Lower Heaven
@@@@ The War on Drugs
@@@@@ Ladyhawk

• Black Mountain:
• Jagjaguwar: