No Age announce release date for new album An Object, have stolen something valuable from your house with vague plans to “release” it on Sub Pop

No Age announce release date for new album An Object, have stolen something valuable from your house with vague plans to "release" it on Sub Pop

Case Number: TMT-420-LOL
Incident: Breaking and Entering, Theft
Reporting Officer: Constable T. Peters
Date of Report: 31 May 2013

At approximately 0145hrs on 31 May 2013, I was parked outside my ex-girlfriend’s house because I know her new boyfriend is afraid of cops. At 0146hrs I received a call reporting a possible breaking and entering event a few blocks over at 1269 East Hamilton, so I zipped up and headed over.

Upon arrival I met Mrs. Warren on the street, she waved me down and I pulled over. She immediately began shouting, after calming her down a bit I got her to explain that there were a “coupla punk rock lookin’ fellahs” in her apartment. She explained that they had been on the scene since approximately 0015hrs, when she mistook one of them for her husband and had attempted to romantically engage him. Since that time she had been unable to convince them to stop stealing her things.

Moments later the “punk rock lookin’ fellahs” emerged from the staircase, one bearing a waffle iron, the other a box marked “dildos.” As they drew closer I realized that they were not in fact “punk rockers” at all, but rather “indie rockers.” I enquired as to what their aim was. The taller of the two explained that “indie rock was a hard game,” and asked me if I read New York Magazine or listened to Grizzly Bear. I informed them that I usually gave bears of all stripes a wide berth. Apparently the two indie rock lookin’ fellahs made up a group called No Age, and had been stealing objects from people’s apartments for the past several months so they could pawn them and make rent.

The smaller of the pair insisted that they had plans of releasing An Object on August 19 in the UK and Europe and on August 20 in North America with the help of Sub Pop. When pressed for which object in particular they were referring to (and if they would be returning Mrs. Warren’s waffle iron), they merely snickered. They claimed whichever object they ended up releasing would follow up Everything in Between though they did not respond when asked “Everything in between what?” They went on to mutter about how they’d recorded with an accomplice named F. Bermudez in Los Angeles at Gaucho’s Electronics. Additionally they spoke in heightened self-congratulatory tones and referred to themselves in the third person, all the while ducking my questions. For example: “guitarist Randy Randall corrals his previously lush, spastic, sprawling arrangements into taught, refined rats’ nests” and “Lyrically Spunt challenges space, fracturing ideological forms.” It is this officer’s impression that they were high on drugs.

An Object tracklisting:

01. No Ground
02. I won’t Be Your Generator
03. C’mon Stimmung
04. Defector/ed
05. An Impression
06. Lock Box
07. Running From A-Go-Go
08. My Hands, Birch and Steel
09. Circling With Dizzy
10. A Ceiling Dreams of a Floor
11. Commerce, Comment, Commence

• No Age:
• Sub Pop:

Boards of Canada live transmission of Tomorrow’s Harvest will happen on Monday. Be there or be square.

I’ve got another piece of the hype puzzle surrounding Tomorrow’s Harvest. A live album transmission on the Boards of Canada website. Monday, June 3. Or Tuesday, June 4, depending on where you live. They’ve posted specific times in a handy Facebook event, and they’re here too:

13:00 PST | 16:00 EST | 21:00 UK | 22:00 EU | 05:00 JP (June 4) | 06:00 AU (June 4)

Tomorrow’s Harvest will be out June 11 (June 10 in the UK) via Warp.


• Boards of Canada:
• Warp:

Autre Ne Veut saw your OkCupid profile and wants to set up a few US dates with you


It was hard for me to send this message, I’ll be honest. I’ve spent months on here (longer than I’d like to admit rly, lmfao), looking for the right girl, and all of a sudden you pop up. Honey, I was floored. I thought about it, about you, all day. All week actually. I even had a dream about you last night (LOL! not that kind of dream). I’ve been lonely for a long time and I feel like there’s just something about you. I can already feel a connection, like it was meant to be. I feel like I’ve known you for so long and we haven’t even met! I’ve been burned a few times before so I’m not looking for something too serious right away, but after a few dates… who knows? ;)

I’ll admit, I’ve dealt with a little bit of anxiety these past few months, but I’m getting it under control (and I’ve been getting some positive feedback that I’m heading in the right direction). I’ll be around throughout July, maybe we can get coffee, or something a little more… adventurous? ;) I’m up for most anything!

The most private thing I’m willing to admit? I pulled up your picture on the bus today and I smiled the whole ride home even though the lady next to me smelled like fish.

Hit me back if you feel the spark too,

07.17.13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
07.18.13 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
07.19.13 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
07.21.13 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.22.13 - Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch

• Autre Ne Veut:
• Mexican Summer:

[Photo: Edwina Hay]

Blues Control have a new video and are serious enough about this whole music-as-a-career thing to tour Europe in support of it

Holy shit, dude, I’m psyched! I just learned how to embed videos using html and I’ve been just ITCHING to embed the everloving c-r-a-p out of some unsuspecting “clip” from YouTube or Hulioo or Vee-space or whathaveyou so that I can just sit back and relax in the satisfaction that it’s probably being “shared” at any given moment with a bunch of anonymous-ass motherfuckers. And lo and behold: BLUES CONTROL to the RESCUE!

Turns out that the krautrocky duo just put out an official music video for “Open Air,” one of the more mellowed offerings from last year’s TMT-tested, TMT-approved Valley Tangents LP. It was directed by Tara Sinn (who also directed what I and your 1990s music teacher would describe as a “funky-fresh” video for “Love’s a Rondo”) and purports to create an “apastoral-like terrain, communicating the song’s ambient qualities, which slowly builds aurally and visually with footage that becomes progressively more experimental as it approaches its denouement.”

Oh shit, wait! Did that press-release description just spoil the whole thing for you? Ahhh crap, sorry! Man, and I worked so hard to embed the damn thing too (you have to embed stuff one pixel at a time, you know. It took me three weeks to do this!!!). Well nevermind, I’m cool. And the good news is that the band is also headed to Europe for a while in June and July to support Valley Tangents. And there’s little chance of me spoiling that for you by describing it ahead of time, because I’ll be here in Chicago the whole time, carefully embedding my next video.

Blues Control tour control:

06.07.13 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Bourg
06.08.13 - Myzik Lyon, France - Kraspek
06.09.13 - Geneva, Switzerland - Cave 12
06.10.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Miscelanea
06.12.13 - Valencia, Spain - La Limera
06.13.13 - Madrid, Spain - El Perro Club
06.14.13 - Vitoria, Spain - Ibu Hots
06.15.13 - Nantes, France - Festival West Side
06.16.13 - Paris, France - Espace En Cours
06.17.13 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Slowboy
06.19.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Les Ateliers Claus
06.20.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Occii
06.22.13 - London, UK - Power Lunches
06.23.13 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival $
06.24.13 - Antwerp, Belgium - Echnum
06.25.13 - Hanover, Germany - Oberdeck
06.29.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Drone Bar
06.30.13 - Larz, Germany - Fusion Festival
07.02.13 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
07.03.13 - Malmö, Sweden - Sing Sang Studio
07.04.13 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
07.05.13 - Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree

$ performing w/ Laraaji

• Blues Control:
• Drag City:

[Photo: Columbus Underground]

Local Natives announce world tour, do it all for the indie rock

America has spoken and Local Natives are your indie rock band. Many bands vied to be the indie rock band for America, but, as with so many things, there can be only one. Your one, your only indie rock band is Local Natives now. Some are enthralled, others are furious, none can change what is now pure fact. Los Angeles’ Local Natives are the indie rock band that shall represent America and they are going on tour in the land that has chosen them.

Like all that have been given power, Local Natives only want more. They plan to venture far from America, namely by venturing into seemingly every other single place where they could possibly play. Gaze upon their touring itinerary for the rest of the year, notice how it seems to go on forever. If I used this space to write an entire short story, the sort which would take a full dozen pages on a bound book, it might still be shorter in length than the Local Natives tour dates. They are your indie rock band and now they are everywhere.

Local Natives dates:

05.19.13 - Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo
05.24.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera
05.31.13 - Porto, Portugal - Primavera
06.07.13 - New York, NY - Governor’s Ball
06.10.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
06.11.13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
06.12.13 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
06.14.13 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06.15.13 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
06.18.13 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
06.19.13 - Richmond, VA - The National
06.23.13 - Amsterdam, Holland - Best Kept Secret Festival
06.28.13 - Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival
06.30.13 - Bialystok, Poland - Halfway Festival
07.02.13 - Zagreb, Croatia - Salata
07.03.13 - Monthey, Switzerland - Pont Rouge
07.05.13 - Beauregard, France - Festival Beauregard
07.06.13 - Arras, France - Arras Festival
07.07.13 - Sesto al Reghena, Italy - Piazza Castello
07.11.13 - Luxembourg, Luxembourgh - den Atelier
07.12.13 - Russelheim, Germany - Phono Pop Festival
07.14.13 - Kinross, UK - T In The Park
07.19.13 - Berlin, Germany - Melt Festival
07.20.13 - Dublin, Ireland - Longitude
07.21.13 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
07.26.13 - Niigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08.03.13 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08.08.13 - Oslo, Norway - Oya
08.09.13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.10.13 - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
08.11.13 - Palermo, Italy - Ypsigrock Festival
08.15.13 - St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock
08.16.13 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.17.13 - Yorkshire, UK - Beacons Festival
08.18.13 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
09.06.13 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09.08.13 - St. Louis, MO - LouFest
09.12.13 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
09.13.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
09.15.13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
09.17.13 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09.19.13 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
09.20.13 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
09.21.13 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
09.23.13 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
09.28.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
09.30.13 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
10.01.13 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10.02.13 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s
10.04-06.13 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.06.13 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
10.07.13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
10.11-13.13 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.15.13 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
10.16.13 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
10.17.13 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
10.19.13 - Oxford, UK - Gathering Festival
10.20.13 - Newcastle, UK - Sage 2
10.21.13 - Glasgow, UK - Arches
10.22.13 - Belfast, UK - Limelight
10.24.13 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
10.25.13 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
10.26.13 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
10.27.13 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
10.29.13 - Southhampton, UK - University
10.31.13 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
11.01.13 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
11.04.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
11.05.13 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
11.06.13 - Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
11.08.13 - Vienna, Austria - Flex
11.09.13 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
11.11.13 - Rome, Italy - Black Out
11.12.13 - Florence, Italy - Viper
11.19.13 - Bordeaux, Frnace - Theatre Barbey
11.20.13 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan

• Local Natives:
• Frenchkiss:

Substrata 1.3: Grouper, Jacaszek, Noveller, The Sight Below, and more announced for Seattle’s annual reason to forgo prescription sedatives

Thanks to donations submitted through the associated Indiegogo campaign, Seattle’s newfound exploration of cochleas continues this year with the official announcement and lineup-unveiling of Substrata 1.3, to be hosted once again at the intimate Chapel Performance Space in the city’s Wallingford neighborhood. Perhaps serving as a testament to the enthusiasm of the event’s supporters, not only did said Indiegogo campaign succeed, but this third edition has seen a third day of performances added, just in case two days of sonic envelopment weren’t enough to leave you venturing home in a sensorial haze.

Last year’s edition had some unsurprisingly stellar performances from the likes of Tim Hecker, Loscil, and the elusive Pan•American. This year’s edition is set to maintain the stellar-ness, though again, extended across an additional evening.

The lineup includes a mix of the local and the not, as Pacific Northwesterners Grouper, Sean Curley, Ethernet, and The Sight Below (a.k.a. Substrata curator Rafael Anton Irisarri) join Christina Vantzou, Yagya, and Jacaszek to comprise part of the international bill. The guitar-wielding drone artists Noveller and Ken Camden, as well as the versatile Kim Cascone, round out what’s sure to be, as it has been previously, a thoroughly immersive few days, and a worthwhile replacement for “ommmm” activities.

And like previous editions, Substrata 1.3 will feature free daytime events on Saturday (details TBA) and a separately-ticketed auditory field trip on Sunday, for those wishing to mold their ears (and their minds) even further. Tickets for the performances are $35 per day or $65 for a three-day pass, and the event will take place July 18-July 21.

Can’t make it this year? The Substrata-inspired isolatedmix from Irisarri himself might be the next best thing:

• Substrata 1.3: