Omar Souleyman unearths tracks for new album, Jazeera Nights; announces UK tour

Omar Souleyman unearths tracks for new album, Jazeera Nights; announces UK tour

In case you were wondering whether or not they know how to get down in Northern Syria, yes, yes they do, and Omar Souleyman is out to prove it. Prince of Northern Syrian Dabke music, Souleyman is following up his excellent Dabke 2020 (TMT Review) with a new album set for release on May 11. Jazeera Nights is a collection of songs pulling from Souleyman’s tape releases dating way back to 1995.

Some serious mad props to Sublime Frequencies for unearthing some high quality unheard sounds, this obviously being one of them.

01. Hafer Gabrak Bidi (I Will Dig Your Grave With My Hands)
02. Ala Il Hanash Madgouga (The Bedouin Tattoo)
03. Hot Il Khanjar Bi Gleibi (Stab My Heart)
04. Kell Il Banat Inkhatban (All The Girls Are Engaged)
05. Labji Wa Bajji Il Hajar (My Tears Will Make The Stones Cry)
06. Dazeitlak Dezzelli (I Signal, You Deny)
07. Li Raja Behawakom (I Beg You, Baby)
08. Mandal/Metel Il Sukkar Ala Il Shai (I Don’t Know/Like The Sugar In The Tea)
09. Eih Min Elemkom (From The Day That I Told You).

If you’re in the UK area, you might be lucky enough to see the man do his thing live:

05.11.10 - Bristol, UK - Metropolis #
05.12.10 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
05.13.10 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
05.14.10 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control (FutureEverything Festival)
05.15.10 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties
05.17.10 - London, UK - Scala

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Fuck Buttons fuck around North America this Spring, new 12-inch features remixes by J. Spaceman and Alan Vega

There are a lot of music groups out there with two guys leaning over a table, tweaking and shrieking and beating and bouncing around. Fuck Buttons are two dudes with such a table. Theirs is usually made of wood! They will be heaving their wood table and backache electronica around America and Canada this spring. Now THAT’S heavy. The band’s currently on tour in Europe, so check out the remaining dates at their MySpace.

Also, be sure to snag a copy of their new 12-inch featuring “Olympians” off last year’s Tarot Sport. It features remixes from J. Spaceman (Spiritualized) and Alan Vega (Suicide).

05.11.10 - Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
05.12.10 - San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05.13.10 - Portland, OR – Doug Fir
05.14.10 - Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
05.15.10 - Victoria, BC – Sugar
05.16.10 - Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
05.19.10 - Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05.20.10 - Montreal, QC – Il Motore
05.21.10 - Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05.22.10 - New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
05.27.10 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
06.06.10 - Paris, France - Villette Sonique Fest
06.11.10 - Rijeka, Croatia - Hartera Festival
06.18.10 - Coruna, Spain - Sonar Fest
06.19.10 - Barcelona, Spai - Sonar Fest
08.20.10 - Crickhowell, Wales - Green Man Festival
09.04.10 - Monticello, New York - Kutshers Country Club (ATP)

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Broken Social Scene to release 10-track bonus EP, Lo-Fi For the Dividing Nights

Not only is Forgiveness Rock Record, the first new Broken Social Scene record to come out in five years, hitting shelves in a few short weeks and currently streaming over at NPR, but now the Canadian collective is tacking on a 10-track addendum to the new LP, an EP entitled Lo-Fi For the Dividing Nights.

The EP is made up of soundscapes that various band members created as experiments during the Forgiveness Rock Record sessions in an adjacent studio. One soundscape became the new record’s closing track, “Me & My Hand,” while the rest will be included on Lo-Fi. The EP will be made freely available with purchases from independent record stores in North America or if you pre-order the new album, which is a pretty bitchin’ incentive to actually buy the record.

But you’ve only got a short time available; Forgiveness Rock Record sees release May 4 in North America on Arts&Crafts and May 3 in Europe on City Slang/Cooperative Music.

Lo-Fi For the Dividing Nights tracklist:

01. New Instructions
02. Sudden Foot Loss
03. Shabba Lights
04. Song For Dee
05. Eling’s Haus
06. Professor Sambo
07. Never Felt Alive
08. Paperweight Room
09. Turbo Mouse
10. Far Out

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Cop cars, hold on to your bumpers: Modest Mouse announce summer tour

Despite Isaac Brock’s longtime insistence that if you go straight long enough, you end up where you were, he apparently has no reservations about going all kinds of places with his band. This of course makes him a liar. Luckily, here at the TMT offices, we stir deceit and subversion right into our coffee. I mean, We don’t really have an office, do we? And my name’s not really Nobodaddy, is it? Heck, maybe I’m Isaac Brock? (See how exciting tour news can be? Let’s read on!)

Modest Mouse, everyone’s favorite hit-makers-that-shouldn’t-have, have recently announced a pack of new tourdates that will take the band clear across the US this summer. Also included on the itinerary are stops at this year’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago and appearances at the UK’s Leeds and Reading Festivals. All of this comes on the heels of the recent 10-year anniversary of the Mouse’s landmark major label debut The Moon and Antarctica, which I trust everyone here picked-up dutifully on Record Store Day this past weekend. (Even though everyone knows that 10 years is the Tin anniversary, Brock and co. decided it’d be a bit more “traditional” to cut the album to vinyl instead, so they’ve reissued the out-of-print double 12-inch, using the original 2004 vinyl master.) Come to think of it, I guess Brock isn’t a liar after all. After 10 years of going places, you do end up exactly where you were.

Modest Mouse Tour:

07.02.10 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theater
07.03.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
07.06.10 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC @ Grinders
07.09.10 - Santa Fe, NM - Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
07.10.10 - Broomfield, CO - 1ST BANK Center
07.12.10 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
07.13.10 - Fargo, ND - Hub at the Venue
07.14.10 - Minneapolis, MN - The Orpheum Theatre
07.16.10 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.17.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
07.18.10 - Knoxville, TN - The Valarium
07.19.10 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
07.20.10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
07.22.10 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
07.23.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront
07.25.10 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues Boston
08.27.10 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
08.28.10 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
08.31.10 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
09.01.10 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
09.03.10 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic Art and Music Festival

The Moon and Antarctica

Side 1
01. 3rd Planet
02. Gravity Rides Everything
03. Dark Center Of The Universe
04. Perfect Disguise

Side: 2
01. Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
02. A Different City
03. The Cold Part
04. Alone Down There

Side: 3
01. The Stars Are Projectors
02. Wild Packs Of Family Dogs
03. Paper Thin Walls

Side: 4
01. I Came As A Rat
02. Lives
03. Life Like Weeds
04. What People Are Made Of

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Maps & Atlases announce debut record, Perch Patchwork, on Barsuk, tour; there is no need to make a Rand McNally joke here

Progressive math rock nerds Maps & Atlases, of that windy city on the lake, Chicago, are set to release on June 29 their first full-length on Barsuk Records, titled Perch Patchwork. Produced by Jason Cupp (The Elected, Nurses), the four-piece were excited to take the energy of their long-running live shows in a new direction with the album. Exuding their virtuoso-like talent and ability to craft organic pop songs from thin air, Maps & Atlases implore you to hear it for yourself first: here’s a free download for the song “Solid Ground.”

Perch Patchwork tracklist:

01. Will
02. The Charm
03. Living Decorations
04. Solid Ground
05. Is
06. Israeli Caves
07. Banished Be Cavalier
08. Carrying The Wet Wood
09. Pigeon
10. If This Is
11. Was
12. Perch Patchwork

And here be the dates for a pre-release tour:

04.24.10 - Norfolk, VA - Old Dominion University
04.25.10 - Carrborro, NC - Cats Cradle #
04.27.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat #
04.28.10 - New York, NY - Webster Hall #
04.29.10 - Boston, MA - Paradise #
04.30.10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church #
05.01.10 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street #
05.03.10 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus #
05.04.10 - Toronto, ON - Opera House #
05.05.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop #
05.06.10 - Newport, KY - Southgate House #
05.07.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House #
05.08.10 - Chicago, IL - Metro #
05.09.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre #
05.10.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre #
05.12.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre #
05.13.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge #
05.15.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret #
05.16.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos #
05.17.10 - Portland, OR - Berbati’s Pan #
05.19.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore #
05.22.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah #

# Frightened Rabbit

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Hard Festival turns into Hard Summer Tour with Crystal Castles; day-glo clothing sales rise

If you wear lots of day-glo and tend to strike poses like this one, then you’re probably psyched that Hard Festival is turning from a weekend festival into a 12-date tour. With a line-up consisting of Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, and Destructo, the tour will kick off on August 6 in Oakland, CA and end on August 22 in Baltimore, MD. Tickets are now on sale for all dates, and can be purchased by visiting the festival’s website. In addition to the surrounding tour, the Hard Festival is still set to take place in Los Angeles on August 7.

Meanwhile, Crystal Castles’ second album is due May 24 on Fiction in Europe (North American date forthcoming). It’s self-titled, like their first. Who do they think they are? Weezer?

08.06.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
08.07.10 - Los Angeles, CA - HARD Summer Music Festival 2010 &
08.09.10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
08.11.10 - Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
08.13.10 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
08.14.10 - Toronto, ON - Koolhaus
08.15.10 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
08.17.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
08.18.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
08.20.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
08.21.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
08.22.10 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar

& Soulwax, Crystal Castles, Diplo, Tiga, Digitalism, Green Velvet, Skream, Caspa, Benga, Sinden, Destructo, The Twelves, Breakbot, Schlachthofbronx, and more TBA

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