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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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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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

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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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Neon Marshmallow Festival 2011 initial lineup announced; whatever you do, don’t eat the marshmallows

Last summer’s debut Neon Marshmallow Festival turned out to be quite the shebang and was one of the best sleeper festivals that the city of Chicago had to offer. Some of the best psych and weirdo acts putting out sound these days from all corners of the globe, all convening in one locale for four days of near-nauseous intensity. It definitely blew some minds. You’d know this even without experiencing it first-hand; just look at that lineup from last year and you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about.

Matt Kimmel (Acid Marshmallow) and Daniel Smith (Neon Blossom Tapes and Red Electric Rainbow) have once again joined forces/monikers to bring you the 2011 Neon Marshmallow Fest which will be taking place at Chicago’s Empty Bottle this time around, from June 10-12. Just a glance at the initial lineup of this thing is makin’ me tingle a little bit. Already they have such big-league acts as Oneohtrix Point Never, Pelt, Bill Orcutt, White Rainbow, Rene Hell, Dylan Ettinger, Pulse Emitter, and even the venerable Morton Subotnick, just to name a handful. If this year is anything like last year, expect many, many more artists to be announced (I’m talking at least 50 or so). You can go ahead and purchase a weekend pass for a mere $60. Go ahead and snag one soon, ‘cause these babies are limited.

Neon Marshmallow Festival initial lineup:

Morton Subotnick
Oneohtrix Point Never
Bill Orcutt
White Rainbow
Rene Hell
The Rita
Pulse Emitter
Outer Space
Spiral Joy Band
Telecult Powers
James Plotkin
Sword Heaven
Leslie Keffer
Sick Llama
Dylan Ettinger
Mike Shiflet
Beau Wanzer

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Death From Above 1979’s Jeese Keeler scores Mortal Kombat video game. Hey, now it’s only the game’s plot that’s unoriginal!

Before I move forward with the facts of this story, let me just give you a minute or two to get over the whole nostalgic, hipstery, “oh, I remember playing Mortal Kombat on Genesis when I was 10, and there was that guy who’d say ‘toasty’ sometimes, and remembering that funny techno theme-song is making me LOL, and that dragon logo thing is super kitschy to me now when I look at it through my patented Fractured Lense Blackberry app!” thing that you’re undoubtedly going through right now. It’s okay, man. Not judging. I had to take that trip too… Okay, better? Okay. Moving on.

Now, first things first. Yes, they’re still cranking out this blood orgy of a game. And now that it’s all 2011 and shit, even the most time-honored of one-on-one fighting games now have legit soundtracks to accompany their still-no-substitute-for-fucking action. Accordingly, as Clash Music reported earlier this week, Death From Above 1979’s drum-singer Jeese Keeler has both produced and contributed to a score for the forthcoming version of the game, which is due out on April 18.

Titled Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors, the soundtrack will feature Keeler-produced songs from acts that are signed to his own Teenage Riot Records imprint, as well as a track by Keeler himself, submitted under his MSTRKRFT alias (dude’s no fool; he called the Scorpion track for himself). Teenage Riot Records is releasing the soundtrack standalone-style on April 4, and you can psych yourself up for it by checking out the game’s trailer right here. No, I’m not going to wrap this all up by linking you to any 1995 live-action movie bullshit for cheap laughs. Jeez, get a life!

Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors tracklisting:

01. JFK of MSTRKRFT – “Deathstalker (Scorpion’s Theme)”
02. Tokimonsta – “Mileena’s Theme”
03. Harvard Bass – “Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme)”
04. Congorock – “Liu Kang’s Theme”
04. Bird Peterson – “Goro’s Theme”
05. Skrillex – “Reptile’s Theme”
06. 9th Wonder – “Raiden’s Theme”
07. LA Riots – “Johnny Cage’s Theme”
08. Run DMT – “Baraka’s Theme”
09. Felix Cartal – “Kung Lao’s Theme”
10. Them Jeans – “Kano’s Theme”
11. Sound of Stereo – “Shao Kahn’s Theme”

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