RTX tour the West Coast with Ty Segall, Kurt Vile, Heavy Cream, and bitchin’ hair

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RTX, a.k.a. post-Royal Trux Jennifer Herrema + band + gnarly, bangs-down-to-there surfer shag, are hitting the road for the month of September with a slew of dates up and down the West Coast. The tour features support from the nattily-kempt ‘dos of the ladies and gentleman in Nashville’s Heavy Cream and includes dates with blond moppet Ty Segall and Kurt Vile’s sensual brunette mane.

Long, lustrous nights of old-school garage-punk rocking will leave your own follicles smelling like smoke, sweat, and good memories. Lather, rinse, repeat. Or don’t. Whatever, man!

In other news, Drag City has announced a new RTX album slated to drop in early 2012. Siiiiiiick.

09.06.11 - Olympia, WA - The Brotherhood *
09.07.11 - Vancouver, ON - Logan’s Pub *
09.09.11 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse *
09.10.11 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *#
09.12.11 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish *#
09.13.11 - Fullerton, CA - Continental *
09.14.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Freak City *
09.15.11 - Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar *
09.22.11 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar *$

* Heavy Cream
# Ty Segall
$ Kurt Vile

• RTX: http://www.myspace.com/rtx
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

[Photo: Mike Piscitelli]

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy releasing new album Wolfroy Goes to Town in October, leaving no room for anyone else in the New Releases bin

R. Kelly’s most ardent and hirsute fan, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, has something very special to share with his own fans on October 4 — a new full-length on Drag City! Wolfroy Goes to Town is its name, and 50 minutes of Oldham Audio is its game. This particular grouping of 10 earthy ditties features Emmett Kelly (who is essentially The Cairo Gang), Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Shahzad Ismaily, Danny Kiely, and Angel Olsen (who can write damn fine songs all on her own). The album will be available in the standard LP/CD/digital formats, though I’m still hoping for a wacky alternate option to emerge, like the “10-inch Ultraload” version of Beware or the wine stopper version of Wonder Show of the World.

Though it’s been a couple years since his last album, Beware (TMT Review), Bonnie has been dropping lower-key releases by the armfuls in the interim, including a series of 10-inches that all could have fit on 7-inches, sparking outrage among fans that are me. Though his full-length collaboration last year with The Cairo Gang may have warranted one or two of the “adult contemporary” jabs he’s had unjustly grumbled at him since roughly 2001, Oldham never turns in anything close to a tossed-off solo album, so any and all excitement for Wolfroy is hereby… authorized!

Wolfroy Goes to Town tracklisting:

01. No Match
02. New Whaling
03. Time to Be Clear
04. New Tibet
05. Black Captain
06. Cows
07. There Will Be Spring
08. Quail and Dumplings
09. We Are Unhappy
10. Night Noises

• Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: http://www.bonnieprincebilly.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

Director of burned Sony distribution warehouse contradicts Telegraph report of systematic robbery

NME reports that the Managing Director of the Sony/PIAS DADC distribution warehouse, Peter Thompson, has come forward to contradict The Telegraph’s September 1 report stating that the fires that destroyed the building were preceded by a systematic robbing from a professional gang.

The original report claimed that the professional gang spent up to two hours dismantling a security fence before going after TVs and Playstations (items that weren’t even present in the facility), before encouraging groups of other looters into the building, leading to speculation that items from the warehouse may be headed to the black market.

In better news, Sony has set up a new distribution center in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshireand and has partnered with Proper Music Distribution to get product to independent retailers.

Can celebrate 40 years of Tago Mago by reissuing it, taking it out for a romantic dinner, and renewing their vows

It’s been 40 years since Can released their best album, Tago Mago, and to celebrate the ruby anniversary, Mute has released all the relevant details regarding the special, celebratory, obligatory reissue of the now-classic album.

The deluxe new pressing will feature ALL of the original artwork from the UK version of the album along with a bonus CD of live material from 1972, and is set for consumption on November 14 of this year. In addition to info about Tago Mago, Mute also spilled the beans about a Can box set in the works, saying: “All 14 of Can’s studio albums have been newly cut to vinyl from the remastered tapes for release as a vinyl deluxe box set in early 2012. This will include CDs of all the albums, extensive booklets, an exclusive never released live album (vinyl only) and a newly remastered Out of Reach previously unavailable! The vinyl deluxe box set will be available for pre-order at the beginning of October 2011.”

Mute also revealed that a 50th anniversary version of Tago Mago is being planned and that the only difference will be a “5” instead of a “4” but that it’s “totally essential” to the Can experience.

• Can: http://www.spoonrecords.com

Wilco streaming The Whole Love tomorrow for 24 hours, arresting anyone who listens

Remember a few hours ago, when we told you about Wilco (the band) adding a second leg to their tour? And you spat on the ground because they still aren’t coming anywhere near your town? And then you got over it and blasted through a bunch of “world’s dumbest game show contestant” clips on YouTube? And you thought about opening a window because the air was so stale in your office? And then you just kinda zoned out for a while and started clicking sites you’d already visited 10 times?

Well, firstly, welcome back. Secondly, allow me to reward your unique mixture of attention/gratification mental ailments with some MORE Wilco news that’s much MORE exciting for a shut-in like yourself. Jeff Tweedy and his pals have decided to stream upcoming album The Whole Love on their website for 24 hours, starting tomorrow at the moment the sun is most effectively shining over Tweedy’s beloved Chicago parking garages (12 PM CST). An anonymous tip informs us that first single “I Might” will be part of the album stream, along with 11 other tracks. Come, let Wilco’s new album be the knife that plunges into your heart.

• Wilco: http://wilcoworld.net

Melvins limited-edition 8-LP box set on sale TODAY; superfans assemble!

Like a long-forgotten pirate treasure suddenly washed up on the glistening shores of the internet comes Endless Residency, a limited-edition, crazy rare Melvins 8-LP box set of live recordings from the legendary hard rockers’ January residency at Los Angeles club Spaceland (now going by the name of Satellite). But get out your metal detectors, wacked-out hippie beachcombers and stoner rock superfans, because this shit ain’t cheap. If you head on over to Rock Is Hell to wage noble battle against roving online hordes of Melvins completists, you can be expecting to drop a cool €130 on these silkscreened little gems.

It’s important to note that you should leave the swashbuckling at home, though. The competition may be tough — there are only 500 copies available — but Rock Is Hell will only allow you to purchase one copy per order. Ordering started up at 6 PM in Austria (you do the conversion), so get out your pocket watches/sundials/what-have-you and figure out what time it is where YOU are and count your doubloons. Hear that? Across the ocean, these onyx-like black discs of sonic thunder are calling your name like a seashell held to the ear. And yeah, you know there’s an even more limited run involving colored vinyl. Orange, to be exact. Fifty copies, to be even exacter. ORANGE. Buzzo’s favorite color (maybe). The color of gallantry. The color that’s kind of close to gold. Pirate gold. Record collector gold. Melvins fan gold. Also golden: the charming artwork by Mackie Osborne. Orders ship at the end of September; check out some tourdates from their Euro tour while you’re waiting.

Dates:

09.30.11 - Cardiff, Wales - The Globe
10.02.11 - Feyzin, France - L’Epicerie Moderne
10.04.11 - Rome, Italy - Circolo degli Artisti
10.05.11 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
10.06.11 - Mezzago, Italy - Bloom
10.07.11 - Geneva, Switzerland - KAB Usine
10.08.11 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
10.09.11 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk/Hansa 39
10.10.11 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
10.11.11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
10.12.11 - Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica Kulture
10.13.11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
10.14.11 - Erfurt, Germany - Stadtgarten
10.15.11 - Wroclaw, Poland - Firlej
10.16.11 - Berlin, Germany - Volksbühne
10.17.11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
10.18.11 - Oslo, Norway - Blå
10.20.11 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
10.21.11 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
10.23.11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Hornstull Strand Etablissement
10.24.11 - Malmo, Sweden - Debaser
10.25.11 - Bremen, Germany - Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus
10.26.11 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
10.27.11 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
10.28.11 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
10.29.11 - Cologne, Germany - Gebäude 9 (Onkel’s Minifestival)
10.30.11 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun (Sonic City Festival curated by Liars)
10.31.11 - Paris, France - Glazart
11.01.11 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute
11.02.11 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11.03.11 - London, UK - Camden Electric Ballroom
11.04.11 - Bristol, UK - The Thekla

• The Melvins: http://www.themelvins.net

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