Pissed Jeans announce new album, new track, astronomic dry cleaning bill

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By the time another dreadful holiday season (with all of its bullshit mirth and soul-sucking pseudo-cheer) drags its sorry, overweight, wheezing, bedraggled ass across the finish line sometime around mid-January, most folks are about ready to scream. Luckily, so are Pennsylvania-based sludge-fuckers Pissed Jeans! And according to the ‘Fork, they’ll have a new album out in February of next year for you to shred your lungs along to. Hey, neat; maybe whatever god you believe in really exists after all!

This new one, entitled Honeys, follows up 2009’s King of Jeans (TMT Review), which IMO was a great record to throw on after work for a good session of what I like to call ‘yelling at your own reflection in a full-length mirror in disgust!’ And on a less personal (and therefore less interesting) note, it also marks their third album for Sub Pop. While no specific February 2013 date seems to have been established just yet, you can get yourself an MP3 of the first taste of the new album, “Bathroom Laughter,” right now by surrendering your old college email address that you still use for things like this to the widget below. Which might be worth doing if you’re feeling me on the whole “frantic scream therapy” thing. After all, there’s a whole lot of bullshit to yell about, and we’re only at Thanksgiving, people.

• Pissed Jeans: http://www.whitedenim.com/pissedjeans
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

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The Flaming Lips to host upcoming McSweeney’s radio special with Eleanor Friedberger, Bill Callahan, Oneida, and rising pop chanteuse Dave Eggers

Finally! Didn’t those printed-word chauvinists over at McSweeney’s know that everyone’s been waiting for a one-hour radio special centered around the hair-brained, brain-haired, gravel-voiced antics of fearless Flaming Lips frontman Wayne “Huge Hands” Coyne and a goofball supporting cast of contributors such as Eleanor Friedberger, Bill Callahan, Nico Muhly, Okkervil River, Oneida, and several others way too TBD to even name for, like… EVER?!?

Well, even if they didn’t before, they sure has heck know now, because Pitchfork told them so. The special, which was commissioned by McSwz (that’s the iPhone shortcut that my friends and I have for “McScweeney’s,” bt-dubs) and created by writer Richard “Radio Show Commissionee” Parks, is going down at 5 PM Hippie Time (PST) on November 24 and 25 in L.A. (and on KCRW.com everywhere else on the planet). In typical Wayne Coyne fashion, it’ll consist of a “continuous-play radio drama in the style of Mercury Theatre’s War of the Worlds” that concerns (however loosely) an imaginary, head-shaped tumor growing inside of Wayne Coyne’s otherwise seersucker-clad leg. Meanwhile, relief from that main plot will come in the form of new compositions from the likes of the Lips themselves, as well as all those people I just mentioned a second ago up in the hilarious first paragraph of this epic news bulletin.

But what I totally didn’t tell you up there in that now-famous first paragraph everyone keeps talking about, even though I fucking knew it all along, is that in addition to those folks, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, “This American Life“‘s Jack Hitt, comedian Paul F. Tomkins, Coyne’s wife Michelle Martin-Coyne, and The Flaming Lips’ manager Scott Booker will also appear! Out of thin air! I know what you’re thinking already, though; and the answer is this: YES, someone is actually out there conspicuously managing the increasingly batshit career of The Flaming Lips.

• McSweeney’s: http://www.mcsweeneys.net
• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com

Austin Psych Fest shares 2013 lineup: Deerhunter, Boris, Quintron, and others who are not Hugh Laurie

As if Austin, TX didn’t have enough live music to offer the world — what with SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in the summer, and all of the normal activity in support of the area’s claim as the live music capital of the world — we bring you news of another stellar looking festival. The 6th annual Austin Psych Fest will take place at Carson Creek Ranch over the weekend of April 26-28 and will feature a who’s who of the world’s greatest Korean pop cover bands. Oh, my bad — that’s the Austin Psy Festival, which only takes place in my head.

The initial lineup of artists lives up to the festival’s name, offering up a plethora of local and international acts who fit somewhere along the ever-expanding swathe of sounds that comprise the term ‘psych’ (with its many prefixes, suffixes, and sub-genres). Highlights include Deerhunter, Acid Mothers Temple, Boris, and Goat, with the full initial lineup below. More acts will be announced in January along with the release of a retrospective DVD of the 2012 event, but festival passes are available now for $120. Get your weird on this spring without the hassle of waiting in a million lines to see mostly untested acts (à la SXSW).

Austin Psych Festival initial lineup:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Black Angels
Black Mountain
Man Or Astroman?
The King Khan & Bbq Show
The Growlers
Acid Mothers Temple
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
The Soft Moon
White Fence
Dead Skeletons
The Warlocks
Black Bananas
The Black Ryder
Elephant Stone
The Laurels
Gary War
The Cult Of Dom Keller
Golden Animals
Holydrug Couple
Vinyl Williams

• Austin Psych Fest: http://www.austinpsychfest.com

RIP: Billy Scott, R&B singer of The Prophets

From Boston.com:

Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott has died in North Carolina at age 70.

Bill Kopald with the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame said Scott died from pancreatic and liver cancer Saturday at his home in Charlotte.

Born Peter Pendleton in Huntington, W. Va., he sang with various groups while in the Army. After he was discharged in 1964, he changed his name and with his wife Barbara in 1966 began recording as The Prophets. Their first gold record was 1968’s “I Got The Fever.” Other hits included “California” and “Seaside Love” as the Georgia Prophets. […]

• Billy Scott & The Party Prophets: http://www.theprophets.com

Pack all your sorrows in a box: Death Cab for Cutie to release box set of albums

Hey all you sad-ass people who are starting to get nostalgic for those grand old days of the late 90s and early 2000s! Do you remember when you used to watch shows at those precious few venues that allowed under-21-year-old bands to play, not drink, and then go home and listen to emo music as you pined away for the cute girl who plays bass in your friend’s band? Well, now you can relive every depressing minute of Death Cab for Cutie’s musical catalog from that period and remember exactly how it felt when you would spend most of your time desperately in love with girls that you never built up the courage to talk to.

Artist in Residence has announced that they will be re-educating the world on DCFC’s early work by reissuing You Can Play These Songs with Chords (first time ever on vinyl!), Something About Airplanes, We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, the Forbidden Love EP (first time ever on vinyl!), The Photo Album, The Stability EP (first time ever on vinyl!), and Transatlanticism as one indie-powered, sorrow-packed, limited-to-1,500-copies, remastered, cloth-bound vinyl box set so that you can spend your weekend reminiscing about your glory days.

To make the whole thing that much more bittersweet, not only is the set pretty limited, but it’s also hand-numbered and signed by the entire band. However, if you start spending too much time living in the past and thinking about all your old crushes, then your wife is gonna get a little mad.

• Death Cab for Cutie: http://www.deathcabforcutie.com
• Artist in Residence: http://www.ainr.com

Cannibal Ox promise you a new album and shows, pinky swear to show they’re serious

With little competition out there, we can definitively declare 2001 as the most Cannibal Ox year ever. They put out their sole full-length, The Cold Vein (#17 on our decade list), they played shows, and they existed as an active musical group. Even that last item has been arguable for most years following 2001. In recent memory, the most Cannibal Ox action we’ve gotten has been in the form of a variety of solo albums from both Vast Aire and Vordul Mega. It certainly seemed like Cannibal Ox had broken up.

But that’s not how Cannibal Ox sees it. As Brooklyn Vegan reports, Vast Aire says that the group never broke up. Oh yeah? Prove it, Vast Aire! Well, actually, he plans on proving it by getting together with Vordul Mega and putting out a new Cannibal Ox album in 2013. That is a very good way to prove that you are a functioning group! However, it’s worth noting that the group planned a second album for release back in 2006 and, clearly, that never happened. Here’s hoping this one will.

In more concrete proof that Cannibal Ox live, the duo will be doing a show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on December 9. Tickets for that show are currently on sale. The group is also planning more dates for 2013, including a string of West Coast dates. If you happen to attend one of these shows, please try to reach out and touch the hand of Vast Aire. This will prove that he is not a ghost or a hologram or a being made out of fog.

• Vast Aire: https://twitter.com/VASTAIRE2090