Radiohead announce US tour to support their Oxford quintet-edness

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Radiohead, purveyors of something or another, have confirmed the first several dates of a US tour in support of, yes, The King of Limbs (TMT Review). But the group is planning to record new material in December and January, so who knows? Maybe we’ll be hearing some new songs come February and March 2012, when the band hits the old forums-arenas-bank-centers circuit. And maybe they’ll be all hypnagogic or something.

Opening the shows will be TBD labelmates Other Lives, who are most famous for being the openers of Radiohead’s upcoming US tour. W.A.S.T.E. will provide some tickets on Wednesday, with general tickets going on sale this Saturday.

02.27.12 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
02.29.12 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
03.01.12 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
03.05.12 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
03.07.12 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
03.09.12 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
03.11.12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
03.13.12 - Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center
03.15.12 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena

And hey, don’t forget to bid on Ed O’Brien’s Kid A guitar. The eBay listing says the condition is “very good,” but the picture shows the guitar obviously tarnished by these scribbled signatures on the pick guard. And surely the cheesy riff in “Optimistic” should lower the price, too. But eh, it’s for the Billie Butterfly Fund, so that’s cool. You can read more about the Billie Butterfly Fund here.

• Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.com
• Other Lives: http://otherlives.com

Dan Deacon signs to Domino and programs a 2012 release date sequence for his next album

Having just finished recording the score for the new Coppola flick, Twixt, experimental songwriter Dan Deacon has announced that he now plans to return to the studio to record his next proper LP, and Domino Records has also announced today that they will subsequently release it.

The follow-up to 2009’s Bromst (TMT Review) is yet to be titled, but Domino expects the record next year — “or else,” they tell poor, pressured Dan.

Catch Dan Deacon on tour before the end of 2011, be it for the music or the laughs:

Solo dates:

11.05.11 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.30.11 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
12.01.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
12.02.11 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
12.03.11 - Portland, OR - Brax
12.04.11 - Seattle, WA - Neptune

Wham City Comedy Tour 2011 dates:

11.05.11 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.06.11 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.07.11 - Denton, TX - Dan’s Silverleaf
11.08.11 - Norman, OK - Opolis
11.09.11 - Kansas City, KS - Paragraph Gallery
11.10.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
11.11.11 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
11.12.11 - Detroit, MI - TBA
11.13.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
11.14.11 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College
11.15.11 - Troy, NY - 51 3rd St.
11.16.11 - Purchase, NY - Purchase College
11.17.11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Vassar College
11.18.11 - New York, NY - 285 Kent St
11.19.11 - Baltimore, MD - Courier Theater

• Dan Deacon: http://www.dandeacon.com
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

Baths ends 2011 with touring, sideburns

Will Wiesenfeld, known to many as Baths, has a very good pair of sideburns. This is a fact about Baths. He also tours quite a bit. That is another fact about Baths. If you knew nothing about Baths before reading this story, you now know exactly two facts about Baths. Here’s the rest you need to know: he makes jittery hip-hop beats not entirely dissimilar to Flying Lotus or Prefuse 73 but with a fuzzy pop-song bent entirely dissimilar to Flying Lotus or Prefuse 73 (see last year’s Cerulean on anticon.) and he is also going on tour near the year’s end.

After playing this year’s iteration of Fun Fun Fun Fest (which I’ll be at, say hi to me!), Wiesenfeld plans to wrap up the year by playing a string of dates through the month of November. Accompanying him will be a number of groups that make perfect sense to play with Baths, like Dntel and Anamanaguchi. Rumor has it that every member of every group hanging out with Baths will grow sideburns at least as good as Wiesenfeld’s. You should stop believing rumors.

Dates:

11.30.11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Arch
12.01.11 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East (Downstairs)
12.02.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
12.03.11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
12.09.11 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune #
12.10.11 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
12.15.11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s ^
12.16.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz Center ^
12.17.11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre ^

# Teen Daze
^ Dntel

• Baths: http://www.bathsmusic.com
• anticon.: http://www.anticon.com

Antony and the Johnsons invite you to meditate at MOMA Swanlights performance

On those cold evenings when you find yourself in need of a meditation — perhaps one that centers around light, nature, and femininity — you probably wish Antony Hegarty was there to hold you close, as orchestral music plays in the background. Well, those midwinter dreams of yours are about to come true, more or less. The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned Antony and his Johnsons to perform a special concert on January 26 at Radio City Music Hall.

Titled after their most recent release on Secretly Canadian, Swanlights (TMT Review) will feature a 60-piece orchestra and include songs from all four of Antony and the Johnson’s albums. Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston will provide the symphonic arrangements, while light artist Chris Levine and lighting designer Paul Normandale will enhance the visual aspect. After all, what’s a meditation on light without the light? For darkness is the absence of light, don’tcha know?

Ahead of the Radio City Music Hall performance, a Charles Atlas and Antony Hegarty film called TURNING will see its screening premiere on November 11 at Copenhagen’s Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX. The footage was captured in 2006 as Atlas toured with Antony and the Johnsons, exploring “themes of identity, transcendence and the revelation of essence.”

Tickets for Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights go on sale to the public on November 12 at 10 AM. Visit Radio City Music Hall or Ticketmaster to book your one-way ticket to meditation.

Tourdates:

11.11.11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Teater Bremen (TURNING premiere)
01.26.12 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

• Antony and the Johnsons: http://www.antonyandthejohnsons.com
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

Louisville’s ear X-tacy record shop closes its doors

ear X-tacy, the legendary independent record store that served Louisville for 26 years, has gone to that big music festival in the sky. ear X-tacy manager Rebecca Mercer told Kentucky’s WAVE NBC channel that the tough decision to close the store had been in the works for the past several months, but that it had been finalized late last Friday night. Business for the indie stalwart had been on decline for quite some time, and the store had been forced to find cheaper digs. ear X-Tacy’s former home is now a Panera.

“It makes you feel like I’ve lost a friend, not just a place, but sort of a friend,” customer Cory Fusting told WAVE. Kentuckian Jim James of My Morning Jacket posted a eulogy of sorts on the store’s website, saying:

there is a tear in my eye right now as i hear about the closing of one of my favorite places on earth- ear-xtacy… .i send thanks and healing vibes to [owner John D. Timmins] and everyone who has worked so hard at the store over the years…the presence of that sacred place will be sorely missed. people- let this be a big wake up call to us…we need these places to gather as a community and share ideas about music and art and love and life and…. for the love of god…. it cant all take place online…or i fear that one day we will all wake up bleary-eyed and hung over from our technology binge and find the real world long gone.

Owner John D. Timmins posted his own thank-you/goodbye note on the store’s website, saying:

Please keep the music alive. Support the incredible music scene and independent businesses we have here! Until you leave this great city, you cannot realize what a unique treasure we have here. Embrace it, celebrate it, and promote it. Love it.

Thank you all for making my dreams come true. Thank you for making ear X-tacy the wonderful place that it was. I thank all of the staff that made this store THE hub for music in Louisville for the past 26 years. Please take pride in knowing that YOU have been the heart and soul of what this store became. Thank you for sharing my dream and exceeding all of my expectations! To all of the musicians who have graced our store and stage, I cannot tell you what a thrill it’s been. From the local newbies to the incredibly huge national artists…THANK YOU for gracing our store and sharing you incredible musical talents with us all…that’s what I like to call: ‘earX-tacy.’

Wise words, people. Record stores are like cathedrals…big internet retailers are like–come on–big internet retailers. Where’s the soul in all that? In the case of ear X-tacy, it’s drifting up to the heavens where Atlanta’s Criminal and Long Beach, CA’s VIP are now RIPing. Be a good citizen–support your indie neighbors.

• ear X-tacy: http://www.earx-tacy.com

SoundCloud launches beta version of HTML5 Widget! Hey! What is that!?

Hey, everyone! Robobunny here with some exciting MUSIC-TECH news! SoundCloud — the company that turned the paltry concept of sharing and listening to music online into the obviously much better idea of letting users post all-caps comments directly onto cool depictions of the songs’ wave-forms that pop up in real time anytime anything “sick” happens — has gone and stepped their game up again. No, they didn’t introduce the “six-exclamation-points button” yet (that one’s still in the lab). But, according to hypebot, they have released a beta version of their new HTML5 widget to the public. Can you believe it?? Me neither, because I don’t know what that means! Let’s find out. Together.

HTML5 is a newest revision of the HTML language. HTML is like those little programming codes that you see dangling out there sometimes that look like someone accidentally misspelled “<a giraffe>”. It’s used for structuring the way we see and use all the stuff on the web, and the new one is especially notable for its helpfulness in keeping shit looking right and working right on smartphones and iPads and whatnot. (To put it another way, you know how certain porn sites you visit look all janky on your phone as opposed to on your laptop? The new HTML will help fix that.) Anyway, how does this pertain to SoundCloud? Well, the company is calling the HTML5 version “more than just a music player,” as the new widget promises better mobile support for iPads and iPhones, a new and prettier waveform design that “encourages more interactivity with the sound,” a more usable timed comments section, an easier view of the track’s title and author, and simpler sharing for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. It’s all part of SoundCloud’s grand plan to get us to share more shit and advertise their company for free. WILL YOU HELP THEM?!? Y/N/M

Oh, almost forgot. To use the widget, click into the “share” functionality of a track, then click the “customizable” button, and boom: you’re one step beyond simply listening to music and one step closer to cramming it down the throats of others instead!

• SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com

[Photo: TechCrunch]

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