Prurient’s Dominick Fernow readies first Blackest Ever Black release and more, streams new song

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Following Robert Pollard’s nonchalant announcement last month that he will release three Guided By Voices albums “every year forever,” Prurient’s Dominick Fernow has tacitly confirmed a similar, if more foreboding, promise that he’ll be releasing at least three albums every year until the day the Earth is consumed in fire.

On February 25, Blackest Ever Black will be putting out Prurient’s Through the Window. With this release following Raime’s excellent Quarter Turns Over a Living Line from last year, Blackest Ever Black have cemented their position as “record label I’d be most scared of meeting in a dark alley.”

Through a Window consists of three songs recorded around the same time as 2011’s Bermuda Drain and Time’s Arrow, and it’s reportedly consistent with Fernow’s recent shift away from straight noise. Here’s what Blackest Ever Black says about it:

The three pieces featured on Through The Window, including the 18-minute title track, also represent the ultimate expression of Fernow’s affection for European techno forms, and his ability to apply them to his own uniquely lacerating purpose. Unlike his claustrophobic, inward-looking work as Vatican Shadow, this material is widescreen, open, expansive. Nonetheless the goal is exorcism and self-knowledge, not ecstasy. Through The Window is, at bottom, a work of true SM electronics. Music to listen to at night, in the hills, watching as headlights approach.

Check out “You Show Great Spirit” here:

In addition to the Prurient album, we’ve also got two dark-ambient releases from (the supposedly anonymous) Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement to look forward to. The first is a vinyl reissue by (surprise, surprise) Blackest Ever Black of last year’s Hospital Productions tape Black Magic Cannot Cross Water. According to Blackest Ever Black, the album was “[sourced] from a box of cassettes found at a market in Port Moresby, and thought to be recorded some time in the 1980s by a group of Christian missionaries shortly prior to their still unexplained disappearance.” It’s out in March.

The other release, as Fernow’s own Hospital Productions informs us, is a limited-run three-cassette package, including pieces titled “The Plant With Many Faces” and “Folklore Venom.” It’s available in a 99-copy run from Hospital, and in addition to “over 80 minutes of chance to the green devil,” it comes with a t-shirt and a full-size booklet.

Here’s to the Earth eventually being consumed in fire!

• Prurient: http://prurient.bandcamp.com
• Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement: http://hospitalproductions.net/category/releases
• Blackest Ever Black: http://blackesteverblack.blogspot.com
• Hospital Productions: http://hospitalproductions.net

RIP: Reg Presley, frontman of The Troggs

From WENN:

The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died a year after retiring from music to concentrate on battling lung cancer.

The Wild Thing hitmaker, 71, died at his home in Andover, England on Monday, surrounded by his family.

The rocker’s daughter Karen tells WENN, “He passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We’re absolutely heartbroken.”

• The Troggs: http://www.my-generation.org.uk/Troggs

Drag City to reissue Harmony Korine’s 1998 first novel. “It’s about a race war and it happens in Florida.”

Harmony Korine, Nashville native and writer/director of the white trash cult-classic film Gummo, penned a sort-of novel back in 1998 entitled A Crack-Up at the Race Riots. He originally plugged the book to David Letterman, who had taken an interest in Korine as a regular goofy guest since his first visit promoting Kids, and described the book as… “It’s about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel.”

Although you can still get the book on Amazon, Drag City is reissuing it for those of us unwilling to pay $70+ for a book, and on April 16, you can own the second edition of this bizarre compilation of print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, poetry, and clip art for a reasonable price.

The book’s release will closely coincide with the theatrical release of Korine’s latest exploitation of sub-culture, Spring Breakers, a film which, due to its star-studded cast and viral marketing, may accidentally earn money at the box-office from ticket buyers who misunderstand the stylish irony and instead watch for the bikinis and beach MTV atmosphere.

• Harmony Korine: http://www.harmony-korine.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

The Twilight Sad to tour the US this spring in order to raise awareness about US spring tours

On November 20 of last year, while everyone in America was busy pre-cooking their spectacular Thanksgiving dinners and not reading music websites for news concerning UK bummer-core bands, FatCat Records quietly released a remixed version of the UK bummer-core band The Twilight Sad’s saddest album to date, No One Can Ever Know. The collection, unfussily titled No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes, featured, you guessed it, “takes on cuts from The Twilight Sad’s acclaimed recent album No One Can Ever Know by established acts such as Liars, Tom Furse of The Horrors, and Com Truise.” How totally unsurprising! And, at the same time, utterly surprising!

Anyway, since an entire continent was not paying attention at the time, the band has announced that they’re coming over to the US this spring (a notoriously slow news season) as a “stripped back 3-piece” to support that remix album… and, I guess, the album it was remixed from… and, I guess, the band Frightened Rabbit, with whom they’ll be touring. No, seriously; they really did “announce” it. Here’s the announcement:

We’re very happy to announce that we will be supporting our good friends Frightened Rabbit on their West Coast dates in North America. During a night in the pub with FR we both agreed we’d love to tour with each other again and they suggested we come do some shows with them as a stripped back 3-piece which they have seen us do back home in Scotland many times before. We agreed, so that’s what we’re doing. These stripped back shows will give people in North America the opportunity to see the band in a different way. We’re hoping it will showcase how important our songwriting process is and having a good song to begin with before adding the production is to our band.

I hope for the band’s sake that none of these dates interfere with America’s Downton Abbey schedule. Because I don’t know about you, but I’ve only got room for so many UK bummers.

03.08.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox *
03.09.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre *
03.11.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
03.12.13 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
03.13.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box / Fonda *
03.18.13 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *
03.19.13 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre *
03.21.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater *
03.22.13 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater *
03.23.13 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
03.24.13 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley*
03.26.13 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts*
03.27.13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall*

* Frightened Rabbit

No One Can Ever Know - The Remixes tracklisting:

01. Sick (Brokenchord Remix)
02. Sick (Com Truise Remix)
03. Nil (Liars Remix)
04. Not Sleeping (Tom Furse Dub mix)
05. Alphabet (Instrumental) (JD Twitch/ Optimo Remix)
06. Not Sleeping (Warsnare Remix)
07. Nil (Breton Remix)
08. Alphabet (Ambassadeurs Remix)
09. Sick (Brokenchord Remix 2)

• The Twilight Sad: http://thetwilightsad.com
• FatCat: http://fat-cat.co.uk

RIP: Cecil Womack, R&B singer

From Spinner:

R&B singer Cecil Womack has died at the age of 65.

According to Soul-Source, Womack was living with wife and musical partner Linda Womack in Africa when he passed away on Friday, Jan. 31.

He was the brother of Bobby Womack and started out in a gospel group singing with him and their other brothers, Harry, Friendly and Curtis. Sam Cooke spotted them and changed the group’s name to the Valentinos.

Cecil was also a producer and writer, and wrote songs for Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, and Motown’s Mary Wells, his first wife.

• Zekuumba Zekkariyas: http://www.zekenlightkingdom.com

Björk, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly headlining 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival; very weird dinner party now in the realm of possibility

Pitchfork. A swirl of emotions and established opinions just entered your head, none of which have anything to do with historical advancements in agricultural tools. More than likely, readers of TMT are at least marginally familiar with the type of music that Pitchfork covers/advocates, so think to yourself… which one of the following, just-announced headliners for the 2013 edition of their annual music festival in Chicago stands out the most:

Björk
R. Kelly!?!???!?
Belle & Sebastian

Sure, Dave Chappelle may have burned in the minds of young adults the actualization of R. Kelly’s alleged penchant for watersports, but the decision to include him in this year’s lineup is not without its rationale. Not only is Kelly a Chicago native (and inarguably one of the most successful R&B artists in recent decades), but Pitchfork, for whatever reason, has actually been pretty consistent in covering non-urine-related news concerning the singer.

In any case, there’s no need for explanation when it comes to the inclusion of Björk and Belle & Sebastian. The rest of the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, and the festival itself will take place July 19-21 at Chicago’s Union Park.

• Pitchfork Music Festival: http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com

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