Oslo’s Øya Festival features M.I.A, Panda Bear, Pavement, Raekwon, Stooges

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From the country that brought you those weird O’s with the slash through them that ham radio operators put on their license plates comes yet another amazing innovation: Oslo’s Øya Festival. The festival was named Oslo’s greenest business by the environmentally conscious people of Grønn Hverdag (Green Living) last December, which is pretty cool. Plus there’s also a spectacular lineup featuring M.I.A., Big Boi, Pavement, Iggy Pop, Panda Bear, and so much more. Sounds pretty kickin’, right? Like nothing could possibly make it even better? Well, how about if I told you it’s in A MEDIEVAL PARK?

Okay, so maybe I’m not sure what this entails exactly, but it certainly does sound enchanting. I’m guessing this is more of a “sense of history,” “scattered ruins” park than, say, an overpriced dinner where everyone eats giant turkey legs and a theater student who’s not in school for the summer wears armor and jousts for your pleasure. The park’s name is Middelalderparkern. Ahhhh Middelalderparkern. It just rolls off the tongue.

August 10-14, Oslo, Norway – be there:

M.I.A., Paul Weller, Pavement, Fucked Up, Iggy & The Stooges, The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Raekwon, Robyn, Miike Snow, Major Lazer, Big Boi, Panda Bear, Q-Tip, Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood, La Roux, Marina & The Diamonds, Against Me!, Baroness, Converge, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fool’s Gold, Serena Maneesh, The Gaslight Anthem, Girls, Lindstrøm & Christabelle, Local Natives, Jónsi, tUnE-YarDs, Casiokids, Tony Allen, Trash Talk, and more TBA.

Also throw in a slew of all-Norwegian acts: Altaar, Motorpsycho, The Cumshots, CCTV, Lidolido, Navigators, John Olav Nilsen, Og Gjengen, Obliteration, Djerv, Susanne Sundfør, Purified in Blood, The Megaphonic Thrift, Blood Command, Kråkesølv, Pow Pow, Lucy Swann, and Mhoo.

• Øyafestivalen: http://oyafestivalen.com
• Øya Festival: http://oyafestivalen.com/pages/eng/1-news

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Let’s get weepy again! The Cure to re-release Disintegration as a three-disc deluxe edition in June

We all remember those great days of 1989 when The Cure released Disintegration and you started putting “Pictures of You” and “Love Song” on every mixtape you made, no matter who the girl/boy was or if it even seemed like she/he listened to The Cure. Those days are back again, as The Cure have announced that they will be re-releasing Disintegration as a deluxe, three-disc, remastered motherlode of gothy dirges and surprisingly-sweet pop ballads.

The new edition features plenty of extras, demos, unreleased tracks, and a 20-page booklet with previously unseen photos, art, lyrics, and an “in-depth overview of the period by The Cure’s founder, Robert Smith” (whatever that means). The first disc contains the 12 songs that make up the original album and was remastered with the supervision of Smith himself. The second disc contains 20 unreleased songs, gathered by Smith, and includes demos and rehearsals that cover the evolution of the album from conception to final product; making the cut are instrumental versions of “Pictures of You,” “Prayers for Rain,” and “Fascination Street,” as well as unreleased songs “Noheart,” “Esten,” “Delirious Night,” and a cover of Judy Collins’ “Pirate Ships.”

The third and final disc is a remixed version of the 1991 live album Entreat, which captured the band on their 1989 worldwide Prayer Tour show at Wembley Arena and has, up to this point, been pretty tough to get. The live disc also sees the inclusion of four “missing” tracks that have been added so that the entire show is recast as a live version of Disintegration.

The entire package is available from Rhino Records on June 8. Don’t forget your mascara!

Disintegration: Deluxe Edition tracklisting:

Disc One: Remastered Album
01. Plainsong
02. Pictures of You
03. Closedown
04. Lovesong
05. Last Dance
06. Lullaby
07. Fascination Street
08. Prayers for Rain
09. The Same Deep Water as You
10. Disintegration
11. Homesick
12. Untitled

Disc Two: Rarities (1988 - 1989)
01. Prayers for Rain – RS home demo (instrumental)
02. Pictures of You – RS home demo (instrumental)
03. Fascination Street – RS home demo (instrumental)
04. Homesick – band rehearsal (instrumental)
05. Fear of Ghosts – band rehearsal (instrumental)
06. Noheart – band rehearsal (instrumental) *
07. Esten – band demo (instrumental) *
08. Closedown – band demo (instrumental)
09. Lovesong – band demo (instrumental)
10. 2 Late (alternate version) – band demo (instrumental)
11. The Same Deep Water as You – band demo (instrumental)
12. Disintegration – band demo (instrumental)
13. Untitled (alternate version) – studio rough (instrumental)
14. Babble (alternate version) – studio rough (instrumental)
15. Plainsong – studio rough (guide vocal)
16. Last Dance – studio rough (guide vocal)
17. Lullaby – studio rough (guide vocal)
18. Out of Mind – studio rough (guide vocal)
19. Delirious Night – rough mix (vocal) *
20. Pirate Ships – RS Solo, rough mix (vocal) *

* previously unreleased song

Disc Three: Entreat Plus
01. Plainsong *
02. Pictures of You
03. Closedown
04. Lovesong *
05. Last Dance
06. Lullaby *
07. Fascination Street
08. Prayers for Rain
09. The Same Deep Water as You *
10. Disintegration
11. Homesick
12. Untitled

* previously unreleased performance

• The Cure: http://www.thecure.com
• Rhino: http://www.rhino.com

Aphex Twin to play a handful of European Shows this summer, Everybody Dance Party!!

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, Richard D. James, that whosoever bumpith and grindith to his beats shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

–Ancient Cornish Proverb



05.15.10 - Metz, France - Centre Pompidou
05.26.10 - Düdingen, Switzerland - Kilbi Festival
06.12.10 - Inverness, Scotland - Rockness
08.28.10 - London, England - LED Festival
09.26.10 - Ibiza, Spain - Space Ibiza

• Warp: http://warp.net

Scrappy up-and-comers The National roll up sleeves, expand summer tour

Now, I know you’re all used to Tiny Mix Tapes reporting on all the top hit-makers and your favorite song-singers, but I want to take a bit of your time to talk about this scrappy group of up-and-comers called The National. Not a whole lot of folks have heard them yet, but I see big things in store for them! With their new album, High Violet, set for release May 11, the Brooklyn-based go-getters are rubbing on a little elbow grease and announcing a huge tour worthy of the stars-to-be that they really are.

The National tourdates:

05.05.10 - London, England - Electric Ballroom $
05.06.10 - London, England - Royal Albert Hall $
05.07.10 - Paris, France - Le Zenith *
05.08.10 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s Neue Welt $
05.09.10 - Berlin, Germany - Astra $
05.21.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern #
05.22.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern #
05.23.10 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre #
05.26.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
05.27.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre #
05.29.10 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06.02.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues %
06.03.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues %
06.04.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory %
06.05.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory %
06.06.10 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall %
06.08.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall %
06.09.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall %
06.11-13.10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06.16.10 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall %
06.18.10 - Buffalo, NY Albright-Knox Gallery @
06.26.10 - Pilton, England - Glastonbury Festival
07.01-04.10 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.06.10 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso
07.08.10 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark !~
07.09.10 - Brighton, England - Corn Exchange
07.12-13.10 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere
07.14.10 - Munich, Germany - Rathausplatz
07.16.10 - Southwold, England - Latitude Festival
07.17-18.10 - Lisbon, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock
07.27.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park ^
07.31.10 - Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
08.02.10 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion %
08.03.10 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre %
08.04.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre %
08.05-06.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue %
08.06-08.10 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08.11.10 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08.13.10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.14.10 - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
08.15.10 - St. Malo, France - Le Route du Rock
08.18.10 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
08.21.10 - Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08.22.10 - Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
09.03-05.10 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09.10.10 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Malkin Bowl +
09.11.10 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater >

$ Buke and Gass
* Pavement
# Ramona Falls
% the Antlers
^ Beach House
@ Rufus Wainwright
! Midlake
~ the Middle East
+ the Walkmen
> Okkervil River

• The National: http://www.americanmary.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

Listen up, Palookas! Jookabox to tour Midwest and East Coast this May, see?

Mothers, lock up your daughters. After bumming around Europe and this year’s SXSW, everyone’s favorite, um, old-timey-hip-hop crew (?) Jookabox is gearing up for one more foxtrot around the Midwest and East Coast of the US later this spring. Indianapolis native David Adamson (a.k.a. Grampall Jookabox) and co. are apparently giving last year’s pop-rock/hip-hop cornucopia Dead Zone Boys (TMT Review) on Asthmatic Kitty a victory lap or two before heading back into the studio to prep a follow-up. If you like trippy, glitzy, tribal soul songs about zombies and ghosts, then this is good news for you. If you like trippy, glitzy, tribal soul songs about more existential matters, then you’ve got the wrong classroom (you want that TV on the Radio course down the hall in room 204).

But hey, you know what? Never mind all of these ungrateful little snot-nosed indie rock bands with extra letters and punctuation marks in their names. Let’s talk about US for a second. Check out a remix of a tune from Dead Zone Boys over at our exclusive HD, HQ, On-Demand, Pulitzer-nominated Chocolate Grinder. And remember that you heard it here first on Tiny Mix Tapes. That’s T-I-N-Y-M-I-X-T-A-P-E-S. Now available online! Tell your friends.

Tiny Mix Tapes Spring Tour (featuring Jookabox, I guess, maybe):

05.07.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
05.08.10 - Champaign, IL - Canopy Club
05.11.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howler’s
05.12.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
05.13.10 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
05.14.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn
05.15.10 - Youngstown, OH - Lemon Grove
05.17.10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
05.18.10 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
05.19.10 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
05.20.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
05.28.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern
05.29.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
06.12.10 - Indianapolis, IN - IMAF

• Jookabox: http://www.myspace.com/jookabox
• Asthmatic Kitty: http://asthmatickitty.com

Neon Indian plays North America like a giant synthesizer

Alan Palomo is Neon Indian – a 21-year-old whose debut album Psychic Chasms caught the attention of blogs last year… and eventually everyone else. From closely guarded internet secret to Jimmy Fallon guest musician (this past February), it will be interesting to see what effect this propulsion has on Mr. Palomo.

Alan’s music is essentially lo-fi electronic pop; very relaxed, some have dubbed this amalgamation “chillwave” but it’s doubtful this term will stick. More than likely you’ve heard this album, or at least the singles, whether you’ve wanted to or not. If you want to see it in a live format without Jimmy Fallon standing near you, you’ll have the chance this summer on Neon Indian’s North American tour.

Here are the dates:

05.12.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
05.13.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
05.29.10 - Calgary, AB - Hi Fi Club
05.31.10 - George, WA - Sasquatch
06.02.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
06.03.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
06.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Natural History Museum / First Fridays #
06.05.10 - Corvalis, OR - Flat Tall Music Festival
06.07.10 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
06.09.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
06.10.10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06.11.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Fountain Square
06.12.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
06.13.10 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
06.17.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06.19.10 - Denver, CO - Westword Music Showcase
07.17.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom

* Massive Attack
# Peanut Butter Wolf

• Neon Indian: http://www.myspace.com/neonindian
• Lefse Records: http://lefserecords.com