Radiohead Re-Sign with Warner/Chappell; Confusion Abounds!!

It's true: Radiohead have apparently re-signed with Warner/Chappell. In a statement, some douche (yeah, I said it) named Richard Manners from Warner/Chappell said, "This keeps us in the Radiohead business for a substantial time. We are thrilled to have come to an agreement with the band." Hahahaha! The Radiohead Business. Whatever.

Anyway, a bunch of fansites, blogs, and online magazines seem to think this means an end to the possibility of Radiohead signing to an independent label. Well, they're absolutely wrong. Warner/Chappell is DEFINITELY not the same thing as the record label division of Warner. As of today, Radiohead are not currently signed with any label to release their next album (due out in 2007). And besides, Radiohead were never even signed to a Warner record label in the first place; they were signed to EMI (and Capitol in the U.S., which is owned by EMI).

At least now you know, and knowing's half the something-something. Check this site out to see which songs Warner/Chappell has on list for Radiohead: :)

In other news, I've decided to start writing again for TMT. I got a sweet beej last night.

Shellac to Release New Album in Early 2007; TMT Sucks

So, at the TMT meeting today, Mr P's all like... "Hey newswriters: Let's headline with Shellac tomorrow. I've got some EXCLUSIVE info!" Seems fair enough, right? WRONG, and I'll tell you why. For the last hour, no, two hours, I've been busting my chops — non-paid, mind you — trying to uncover some juicy tidbits to add to the teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, wittle TMT exclusive, of which Mr P is so proud. But guess what? There isn't any more info to report.

See, the problem is that Mr P said this Shellac news can only be a headliner if I'm "able to flesh out this story." WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN ANYWAY? FLESH OUT THE STORY?? Oh, oh, how about this, fucking asshole?? How's that for some fleshing out? Hell, I even tried e-mailing the awesome Touch & Go publicists, but they said they don't have any more info than what P already has. Pshh!!! This is ridiculous.

Well, suck-me-balls, I'm on paragraph three, and I still haven't even told you the news. Hope you're happy P. You have three paragraphs of total bullshit. And, of course, you're going to publish this because you publish ANYTHING. Yeah, go ahead and call it "experimental journalism." FUCK YOU.

Whatever. Here's Mr P's precious exclusive:

Shellac is releasing a new full-length LP in early 2007 called Excellent Italian Greyhound, named after drummer Todd Trainer's dog.

There, are you happy? Who knew P cared more about headlining with exclusive stories than his loyal newswriters. And no, I'm not acting like this just because you were "too tired" last night. Fucking prude.

Photo: ATP webcast

Ariel Pink Starts New Label; Haters Scoff, Say “Don’t Tell Me, All The Bands Are, Like, Ultra Lo-Fi Radio Pop”; Lovers Concede That Point

Some people are never satisfied. They moan and scream about needing one thing, and as soon as they get it, they've moved on to their next complaint. You can try and accommodate for these people, fulfilling their needs up to a point, but when it finally becomes apparent that this very cycle is what sustains them, the only decent thing to do is cut them off and let them solve their own problems.

Like poor people, for example. Most mornings I wake up clad in a modest tuxedo, and before I even sit down at the breakfast table to enjoy my bowl of gold shavings, there they are at the window, their reptilian tongues sliding along the glass. At first I tried to ignore them, but their blood-curdling hyena impressions are impossible to ignore. In a vain attempt to bring appeasement, I opened the window a
crack and tossed out a few squeaky toys filled with catnip. But the grotesque mass of poverty was entertained for mere minutes. Finally I caved to their demands and put twice as much catnip in their toys. Later that night, thinking the poor were finally gone, I relaxed by the fire, occasionally tossing in stacks of $100 bills and logs made of filet mignon. My eyelids became heavy, and I started to let out a yawn when the curtains flew open with a flash to reveal the same poor people, hopped up on catnip and drunk with bloodlust. "HAVE YOU NO DECENCY??" I shrieked into the howling void.

And yet, the behavior of these animals is a trifle compared to the sheer selfishness of my favorite independent musical artist, Ariel Pink. I was so proud of him for being the first non-Animal Collective artist to release records on Paw Tracks. Oh, how I sung his praises. "Ariel!" I would sing. And in the split-second it took to say his name, it felt like nothing would change. I was wrong. Mr. Pink has recently given in to peer pressure and the insatiable need for something new by starting up a brand new record label called Human Ear Music. Essentially taking his past and dragging it through a pig's trough, Ariel and a dozen or so L.A.-based artists are gearing up to hock eight initial releases all at the same time, believing that eight more things are all they'll need to achieve happiness. Some of the delusional artists planning releases include Bubonic Plague, Vibe Central, Geneva Jacuzzi, Greg Gomberg, and Jason Supercreep.

Human Ear will be distributing most of its wares direct via its website, with a focus on limited-edition releases, handmade cover art, and cheap, fleeting thrills. Most notable among the initial lineup is a two-disc/four-cassette collection of early Ariel songs, entitled Pre. These recordings are so old they aren't even technically "Pink," which leads me to wonder if I ever knew the man to begin with. Instead, it appears that Ariel Rosenberg's Thrash and Burn recorded these songs. Have I been in love with Tony Hawk all this time?

To celebrate this "next best thing," Human Ear held a label showcase in L.A. a couple nights ago. Godspeed:

09.27.06 - Melbourne, Australia - East Brunswick Club
09.29.06 - Sydney, Australia - Spectrum
10.01.06 - Melbourne, Australia - Missing Link Records
10.05.06 - Adelaide, Australia - Rocket Bar

David Bowie Shows His Sexy Cheekbones in Public to Benefit Ailing Children; Scarlett Johnansson is a Homewrecker

Dear David Bowie,

I thought you were really sexy in Labyrinth, which came out when I was a toddler. Some two-year-olds are into Big Bird; some prefer Mr. Rogers, but I was a totally rock 'n' roll kid, and something about the way you looked in those tight spandex leggings really shook my rattle, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I know you're married to Iman and all, and that you're even making an exception to your year off from music [TMT News] to perform at the Keep a Child Alive Annual Black Ball, which your wife will be hosting. But I just want you to know that I'll be there, November 9, at Hammerstein Ballroom, not because I really give a fuck about AIDS, but because I can't believe I wasted the opportunity to jump your (cheek)bones when I met you last year. Now, don't pull that "faithful husband" shit on me. I know you were banging Iggy Pop the whole time you were married to Angie. I hear you even managed to swing a few rolls in the hay with Mick Jagger.

So, I want you to think about my little proposition. You, me, backstage, AIDS benefit. It could be pretty hot. I'll wear those little panties I wore in Lost in Translation; you can wear the aforementioned spandex...

Dance, magic dance,

Scarlett

P.S. I'm taping your appearance on Ricky Gervais's HBO/BBC show, Extras, so I can watch it over and over again... in private.

Pretty Girls Make Graves; A Gun Called She Wants Revenge is Next

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Remember to clear your browser history after any one of these dates!

10.29.06 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet^
10.30.06 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock^
10.31.06 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom$
11.01.06 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom$
11.03.06 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle$
11.04.06 - Toronto, ON - El Mocambo^
11.05.06 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi^
11.07.06 - Brooklyn, NY - Northsix^
11.08.06 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church^&
11.09.06 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club$%
11.10.06 - Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom$%
11.11.06 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues$%
11.13.06 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone$%
11.14.06 - Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live$%
11.15.06 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theater$%
11.16.06 - Houston, TX - Meridian$%
11.17.06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ$%
11.18.06 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom$%
11.20.06 - Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre$%
11.21.06 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues$%
11.22.06 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim$%
11.25.06 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues$%

^ A Gun Called Tension
$ She Wants Revenge
& Pam & Angela
% Monsters Are

Woven Hand Tour With Serena-Maneesh and The Evangelicals, Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Never Hip-Hopped Like This

As much as I hate numbered band names (Matchbox 20, Third Eye Blind, Sum 41, DFA1979, Seven Mary Three, etc.), I can't help but have a soft spot in my heart for 16 Horsepower. For those of you who dig the Denver, CO group and are unaware that band leader David Eugene Edwards has continued making music, then you're in luck — the singer has been recording under the Woven Hand moniker since 2001.

So now that you're in the loop, you'll also be pleased to know that the alt.country superstar (no, not Ryan Adams) will be embarking on a solo tour starting today (Tuesday, September 19), opening for the world's favorite Christian gangsta hip-hop group, Serena Maneesh. Also on this short tour will be Norman, OK southern rockers The Evangelicals.

I love rap music. I always have and I always will:

09.19.06 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
09.20.06 - Portland, OR - Berbati's
09.21.06 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
09.22.06 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
09.23.06 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
09.24.06 - Phoenix, AZ - Hollywood Alley
09.27.06 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
09.28.06 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
09.29.06 - Austin, TX - Emo's
09.30.06 - Houston, TX - Proletriat
10.01.06 - New Orleans, LA - Republic
10.02.06 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10.03.06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
10.04.06 - Falls Church, VA - State Theater
10.05.06 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church @
10.06.06 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw @

@ w/ Bardo Pond

all dates with Serena Maneesh

most dates with The Evengelicals except for in Austin, Philly and Brooklyn

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