Record Store Day full release list now available! Impress your friends: memorize and adapt it into a song!

Record Store Day full release list now available! Impress your friends: memorize and adapt it into a song!

All right, you can stop calling your local record store. The full and finalized list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 16!) is online and ready for your perusal. You can check out the whole list here, or download the PDF to cover in highlighter and bring dog-eared into the store. Word on the street is that there are 300 titles this year (I didn’t count the list, but you can if you want). Just remember that knowing what’ll be at your store doesn’t mean you can get anything held or set aside for you in advance, so start saving your pennies and get a good night’s sleep on the 15th.

Here’s a little list of some of the more notable, non-Santana releases:

Akron/Family - Bmbz 2xLP (Dead Oceans)
The Black Angels - Phosgene Nightmare 10-inch and Another Nice Pair reissue LP (Light in the Attic)
Blitzen Trapper - “Maybe Baby b/w Soul Singer” 7-inch (Sub Pop)
Built to Spill - “Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)” 7-inch (Warner Bros.)
The Decemberists - Live at Bull Moose CD (Capitol)
Deerhunter - “Memory Boy b/w Nosebleed” 7-inch (4AD)
John Fahey - Requia (and Other Compositions for Guitar Solo) LP reissue (Vanguard)
The Flaming Lips - Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002 box set (Warner Bros.)
Fleet Foxes - “Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean” 7-inch (Sub Pop)
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma Alt Takes LP (Warp)
Fucked Up - Town Comp LP (Matador)
Lower Dens - “Deer Knives b/w Tangiers” 7-inch (Sub Pop)
Mastodon - Live at the Aragon 2xLP+DVD (Warner Bros.)
My Morning Jacket - 2xLP reissues of most albums (ATO)
Nirvana - Hormoaning 1992 EP reissue
of Montreal - The Past Is a Grotesque Animal 12-inch (Polyvinyl)
Panda Bear - Tomboy LP+T-shirt (Paw Tracks)
Phish - Two Soundchecks 7-inch (Jemp)
Prurient - “Many Jewels Surround the Crown b/w demo version” (Hydra Head)
Radiohead - “The Butcher b/w Supercollider” 12-inch
The Red Krayola - “Hurricane Fighter Plane (Sonic Boom remix) b/w Pink Stainless Tail” 7-inch (Snapper Music)
Sonic Youth - Whores Moaning 1993 EP reissue
Steve Gunn / Ilyas Ahmed - split 7-inch (Immune)
Vivian Girls - “I Heard You Say b/w I Won’t Be Long” 7-inch (Polyvinyl)
Wavves - “Thorns b/w TV Luv Song” 7-inch (Ghost Ramp/Trash Talk)
The White Stripes - “Let’s Shake Hands b/w Look Me Over Closely” and “Lafayette Blues b/w Sugar Never Tasted So Good” reissue 7-inches (Third Man)
Wild Flag - “Future Crimes b/w Glass Tambourine” 7-inch (Merge)
V/A - Kill Rock Stars 1991 LP reissue (Kill Rock Stars)
V/A - Mute Vorwärts LP/CD (Mute)
V/A - Sacred Bones Presents: Todo Muere Vol. 1 LP (Sacred Bones)

If you remember nothing else, know this: the Radiohead 12-inch is UK-only, and that Phish 7-inch won’t last for long!

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The Appleseed Cast release Middle States EP and tour actual Midwest on accident

If you’re anything like me, then you probably broke your leg trying to have sex with a body pillow and you like listening to post-rock while eating Post cereal (preferably Cocoa Pebbles). The next logical step is to pre-order The Appleseed Cast’s new EP Middle States, which will be officially released on June 7 via Graveface Records, home of their last full-length, 2009’s Sagarmatha (TMT Review). Pre-ordering the LP/CD will give you instant boner download of the EP.

Before the release, The Appleseed Cast will also tour some of the finer middle states — including Iowa! — in a sort of tie-in to the album’s humble American feel. And also a big middle finger to the rest of the US.

Middle States tracklisting:

01. End Frigate Constellation
02. Interlude
03. Middle States
04. Three Rivers


03.31.11 - Cedar Falls, IA - Wheel House
04.21.11 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
04.22.11 - Dekalb, IL - House Cafe
04.23.11 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
04.24.11 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
04.25.11 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
04.26.11 - Montreal, QC - il Motore
04.27.11 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
04.28.11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
04.29.11 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04.30.11 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05.01.11 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
05.02.11 - Champaign, IL - Blind Pig

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• Graveface:

Hospital Ships get sweet promotion, celebrate by putting out Lonely Twin in June

Jordan Geiger: indie rock’s top intern! Here’s a dude who has been slaving under jerkwad bosses like Shearwater and The Appleseed Cast (just joshing ya, I’m sure they’re all lovely people), fetching them coffee and playing with them live and other menial tasks. Geiger takes it all fine, but it’s not where his heart is. His heart is with Hospital Ships, the solo project he’s been kicking around for the past few years. As it turns out, Geiger’s got a new Hospital Ships record coming out on June 7.

New record title? Lonely Twin! Label that’s putting it out? That’d be Graveface Records! Aaaaand what about the differences between the new record and Hospital Ships’s 2008 debut Oh, Ramona? Well, the album’s press release claims that while the first record was akin to “bedroom-pop,” this new one is more along the lines of a “three-room suite.” Sounds swell and all, but I don’t think “three-room-suite-pop” is really going to catch on as a term. Maybe try something like “fancy-hotel-pop”? Just a thought.

Lonely Twin tracklisting:

01. Love or Death
02. Honey, Please
03. Bird in Furs
04. Galaxies
05. Phantom Limb
06. Carry On
07. Anyone, Everyone
08. Old Skin
09. Reprise
10. Little Dead Leaf
11. New Life

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• Graveface:

RIP: Henrik Frykman of Disfear

From Disfear:

Disfear bass player and long-time member Henrik Frykman has passed away after a long battle with cancer. The band, Björn Pettersson, Marcus Andersson, Ulf Cederlund and Tomas Lindberg, has issued the following statement: “It is with heavy hearts we inform you that on Friday the 25th of March Henrik Frykman passed away in his home after a long battle with cancer. Henrik will be greatly missed by family and friends.”

Frykman joined Anti-Bofors in 1990 and in 1991 the band underwent a name change to Disfear. The band has morphed and evolved over the past 20 years into an internationally recognized and respected band. Disfear has toured the world over and released a number of acclaimed full-length albums including 2008’s Live the Storm.

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• Relapse:

Apocalypse draws ever nearer… but Bill Callahan is confident he’ll be around afterward for a tour

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the world’s going to end in 2012 — we’ve heard it all before. Well, Bill Callahan just couldn’t wait that long, so Apocalypse — the next album from ex-(Smog) singer/songwriter/novelist (Letters to Emma Bowlcut) — is officially out on April 5 from Drag City — as opposed to the original April 19 date. But you, diligent TMT reader that you are, mostly knew that already. What comes next, you ask? After the brimstone cools and the voices of the damned arise from the rubble, Bill Callahan will go on tour!

This will be the first — and likely only — time that we can sincerely call a Bill Callahan tour post-apocalyptic. On April 10, he gives a book reading (old news), but by June, he’ll move up the West Coast and across the rest of America to support Apocalypse. Don’t worry, this trip will probably have very little to do with The Road, though there may be some pretty lousy traffic.


04.10.11 - Austin, TX - Book People (book reading)
05.02.11 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
06.14.11 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
06.15.11 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
06.16.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
06.17.11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
06.18.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
06.19.11 - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library
06.22.11 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
06.27.11 - Denver, CO - High Dive
07.01.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
07.03.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07.08.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum
07.10.11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
07.11.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
07.12.11 - New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08.05-06.11 - Portland, OR - Pickathon

• Bill Callahan:
• Drag City:

RIP: Danny McClain, Grand Ulena drummer

From the Riverfront Times:

Danny McClain, a long-time local drummer in numerous bands and projects, including Johnny Angel and Grand Ulena, has died. No further details are known at this time. McClain’s musical talents preceded him. He’s collaborated and performed with countless musicians in the local noise and experimental community both locally (Dave Stone, Chris Smentkowski, Raglani) and outside of St. Louis (John Wiese). Grand Ulena was perhaps his most well-known project, an instrumental trio featuring Darin Gray and Chris Trull that was well-respected in experimental circles. In 2003, RFT writer John Goddard described McClain as “a whip-smart percussionist whose rhythmic fury is equaled by a command of dynamics that approaches the human voice in its expressiveness.”

If you are in the St. Louis area, please consider attending Joe Raglani’s benefit concert this Saturday. Visit the benefit’s Facebook page for more information.

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