Oneohtrix Point Never announces new album R Plus 7, effectively silencing all bullshit conversations about Yeezus

Oneohtrix Point Never announces new album R Plus 7, effectively silencing all bullshit conversations about Yeezus http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1306/news-13-06-oneohtrix-point-never.jpg

Good news, all you happy sunshine good-news lovers of TMT-land! Daniel Lopatin a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never-Disappointing totally told me over a glass of my own homemade, post-spin-class Kombucha tea this morning that he was thinking of releasing his new album, a double LP entitled R Plus 7, on October 1! I was all like “yeah, man, you totally should do that.” And then he was like, “cool, bro. I will, then. Cheers.”

And not only that, but he also said he was thinking of making the jump to Warp Records for this one. We were both pretty sweaty from the awesome workout we just had, so I think he was really grateful for the tea, because he let me have a gander at the press release he’d been working on last night:

[Lopatin’s] Warp Records debut is a major departure from his previous work. [His] experimental inclinations lurk behind the scenes – in the concepts and procedures he adopted to create the tracks – while the music itself comes as close as Lopatin has ever gotten to anything resembling traditional song structure. Which, for Lopatin, is only so close: The work is full of overlapping, abstract musical through-lines, puzzle-like pieces that, taken together, might allow you to glimpse an overarching tableau.

I was kinda like “are you really sure you want to use the phrase ‘overarching tableau’ in there?” Daniel was all “Good call, Nobodaddy. I guess that is kinda lame. I’ll actually mull that over before turning it in.” And then — and THIS is the especially juicy part — he was like “By the way, this Kombucha is really good, man. I really like the goji berries and chia seeds and shit.”

!!!!! <3 <3 <3 OMG OMG OMG

Isn’t that just freakin’ awesome?!? I mean, I can’t even tell you how excited I was. He LIKED my tea! :) :) :) Just about made my day, guys. Just goes to show you, it really is the little things, you know?

R Plus Seven tracklisting:

01. Boring Angel
02. Americans
03. He She
04 .Inside World
05. Zebra
06. Along
07. Problem Areas
08. Cryo
09. Still Life
10. Chrome Country

Oneohtrix Point Never-not-touring:

09.14.13 - Mexico City, Mexico - Festival Ceremonia
09.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral *
09.22.13 - Kraków, Poland - Sacrum Profanum
09.27.13 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo ^
09.28.13 - The Hague, Netherlands - Today’s Art Festival
10.01.13 - Glasgow, UK - Centre for Contemporary Arts
10.03.13 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
10.04.13 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain !#
10.05.13 - Kortijk, Belgium - De Kreun
11.16.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Walker Art Center &
11.22-24.13 - East Sussex, UK - ATP Weekender @ Pontins Holiday Centre

* Julianna Barwick
^ Mondkopf
! Stellar Om Source
# Lorenzo Senni
& Tim Hecker

• Oneohtrix Point Never: http://www.pointnever.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

Andrew W.K. will play drums for 24 hours starting today in Times Square, but why not in the M&M’s store?

Long ago, Andrew W.K. made great music for hockey arenas. Nowadays, he parties, and if “partying” to you means doing high-profile antics, then I guess this your party. Serious, if someone played drums at a party I went to for 24 hours, I’d lose it, be all like, “SHUT UP WITH THE FUCKING DRUMS ALREADY.”

But lo, according to dude’s website, Andrew W.K. “will man the kit in Oakley’s flagship Times Square store, being joined by the occasional surprise guest (The Roots’ metronome ?uestlove will serve as his co-pilot for the first leg of the journey). But mainly, he’ll be going it alone, and according to MTV News, “he’s actually slightly terrified about the task at hand.”

But wait, so ?uestlove’s gonna hold his hand half the time? BOOORING, especially considering that I personally know the man responsible for the World’s Largest Maple Bar record. Apparently this all goes down at 7 PM EST and is in part with the O Music Awards, who in their act to bestow “digital” and “analog genius awards,” forgot a posthumous award for Michel Loltito, a.k.a. Monsieur Mangetout, the man responsible for eating a fucking Cessna. I mean, I don’t mean to get down on you, W.K., but there’s still room for improvement.

• Andrew W.K.: http://andrewwk.com
• O Music Awards: http://www.omusicawards.com

RIP: Slim Whitman, country singer

From the Washington Post:

Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy “Mars Attacks!,” died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90.

Whitman died of heart failure at Orange Park Medical Center, his son-in-law Roy Beagle said.

Whitman’s tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks — and an inspiration for countless jokes — thanks to the TV commercials that pitched his records.

But he was a serious musical influence on early rock, and in the British Isles, he was known as a pioneer of country music for popularizing the style there. Whitman also encouraged a teen Elvis Presley when he was the headliner on the bill and the young singer was making his professional debut.

Whitman recorded more than 65 albums and sold millions of records, including 4 million of “All My Best” that was marketed on TV.

• Slim Whitman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Whitman

Astro Nautico starts Kickstarter to help finance future vinyl releases

Astro Nautico has been releasing totally free electronic music via the internet since 2009. I could go into the Brooklyn-based label’s storied history of finding and releasing music by obscure artists — many of whom we cover in the Chocolate Grinder section, such as WARM THIGHS, Time Wharp, Kuhn, aaronmaxwell, and Obey City — but I think the embedded video below does a much better job of conveying their story than I ever could, especially if you enjoy choice VHS gems and white boys with body hair.

If you made it through all 16 minutes of that, you’ll know that the time has come for Astro Nautico to move beyond the digital format their releases have up until now embodied. Vinyl is the next frontier, and they need your help to properly explore this exciting new horizon. Hence a Kickstarter campaign!

Yes, for just pennies a day, you can help Astro Nautico make their dream of vinyl come true. The first release will be an EP by Chits, which for the low, low donation amount of $75 (or more) can be yours FREE! Donations over $5 are accepted, and most donations over $10 come with access to some unreleased tracks and some Astro Nautico swag. As of the writing of this story, the campaign, which opened last Friday and closes on Bastille Day, has raised nearly $3,000 of its $7,000 goal. Why not check your balance and then make a donation today? The music they release is sweet, and in terms of effort put forth in setting up a Kickstarter page, this one leaves an impression.

• Astro Nautico: http://astronautico.com

Sarah Lipstate (a.k.a. Noveller) will provide a live score for Radiolab’s tour, and that’s almost too much cool for me to handle

Sometimes I don’t want to listen to music, so I listen to stories instead. Not audiobooks, because I hate hearing someone else recite something I know I could just be reading myself. When I don’t want to listen to music, I listen to podcasts, and I really like Radiolab, because they tell weird stories that blend science and philosophy in ways that sometimes completely blow my mind.

I know some people who won’t even look at pictures of the people who host their favorite podcasts, because they don’t want to ruin whatever images they’ve dreamed up while listening. However, if you can handle seeing Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich in real life, then the Radiolab live tour might be up your alley. They’ve got a show called Apocalyptical that they’ll be taking on the road this fall, and it’ll include stories about all varieties of endings.

And, as if this shindig wasn’t rad already, guitarist/composer Sarah Lipstate (a.k.a. Noveller) will be providing the show’s score. We quite liked Noveller’s most recent LP, Glacial Glow, and her cerebral guitar work should be a perfect soundtrack for Radiolab’s stories. Wander over here for tickets.

Dates:

10.03.13 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
10.04.13 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
10.05.13 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
10.07.13 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
10.08.13 - Detroit, MI - Music Hall
10.11.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
10.12.13 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
10.21.13 - Nashville, TN - Andrew Jackson Hall - TPAC
10.22.13 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy PAC
10.24.13 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
10.26.13 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
10.28.13 - Hartford, CT - Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Center
11.01.13 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
11.04.13 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11.05.13 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
11.06.13 - Houston, TX - Jones Hall
11.12.13 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
11.13.13 - Cupertino, CA - Flint Center for the Performing Arts
11.14-15.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Saban Theatre
11.19.13 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
11.21-22.13 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

• Sarah Lipstate/Noveller: http://www.sarahlipstate.com
• Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org

AMDISCS announces Soft Frequency Vol. II, featuring Veracom, Neuport, Marvin Cruz Productions™

With a force equal to that of a sonic boom raining down from the heavens, the omnipotent and omniscient Mr P provided a nice overview of the Prague-based ∜♡MDISCS: Futures Reserve Label (a.k.a. AMDISCS) about two months ago, just prior to the first Soft Frequency — a live, high-definition audio/visual streaming event showcasing the label’s penchant for avoiding news article pigeonholing. The label’s nigh-unrivaled prolificacy is an obstacle here, but at the risk of doing our readers a disservice, here’s a few not-inappropriate buzzwords: nostalgia… inducing. Dance… promoting. Neon swish pants… compel-you-to-wearing. The news unfortunately arrived to me post-event, but I can only assume that Soft Frequency Vol. I was pulled off without a digital hitch, as Vol. II has just been scheduled to traverse the Internet tubes on Sunday, June 30 (RSVP here).

The artists involved? Neuport, Veracom, and Marvin Cruz Productions™, with visuals by Daniel Swan, Ryan Hroch, and Terrell Davis, respectively. Aspirations of interstellar travel seem almost superfluous here; browse the artist websites with their music as a soundtrack, and it’s clear you’ve entered some sort of alternate universe, where the past is the future, and the images that would otherwise seem tacky now, well… still seem slightly tacky, but within the context of the universe, are totally cool. Blasting off…

Neuport:

Veracom:

Marvin Cruz Productions™:

• AMDISCS: http://amdiscs.com