Scott Walker and sunn O))) get Soused this September

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We’ve barely had time to process the announcement of a collaboration between mythological creature Scott Walker and gods of doom metal sunn O))), but now there are MORE mind-blowing details about this joint venture.

Scott O))) will be releasing a five-track, 50-minute album on 4AD called Soused a.k.a. what the guys from sunn O))) are every time they play live (seriously, have you seen them take swings of wine through those thick, manufactured clouds of fog they always use during their shows? Dudes go hard).

The album was recorded earlier this year and was produced by Walker himself, along with Peter Walsh (who has worked with Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder, in addition to working with Walker on the 1984 album Climate of Hunter, among other things) and Mark Warman. sunn O))) apparently approached Walker when they were making 2009’s Monoliths and Dimensions, but Walker declined, retreated, and re-emerged in late 2013 with music he’d composed with a sunn O))) collab in mind.

The double LP will be released on red vinyl and is slated for a September 22 release in Europe, followed by a North American release one day later. Mark your calendars — that’s 67 days away.

Soused tracklist:

01. Brando
02. Herod 2014
03. Bull
04. Fetish
05. Lullaby

• sunn O))): http://sunn.bandcamp.com
• 4AD: http://4ad.com

[Photo: Phil Laslett]

This Will Destroy You announce new record Another Language, tour, all in pursuit of becoming the postest rockers alive

Nobody does grandstanding like hip-hop. And that is not a criticism of hip-hop. Right now, there are at least a dozen rappers claiming to be the greatest rapper alive. And that’s great! Those dudes are really going for it. Why must other genres be so wishy washy about their own greatness? No one’s shouting that they’re the “PUNKEST BAND ON EARTH” or “THE MOST METAL DUDES IN THE WORLD” or “THE INDIEST OF THE INDIE ROCKERS.” Even if they are, there should be MORE people doing that. As such, I’m taking this into my own hands. This Will Destroy You won’t toot their own horns the way they should, so let me tell you: This Will Destroy You are the postest of all the rockers. Godspeed You Black Emperor? NOT POST ENOUGH. Mogwai? MOG NO WAI. Explosions in the Sky? WHAT NO. To prove their dominance, This Will Destroy You are putting out their fourth record, Another Language, on September 16 through Suicide Squeeze.

To prove they’re not all talk, the band has put out “Dustism,” an Another Language track for your listening pleasure. Listen over at the Chocolate Grinder for that sweet, sweet post-rock. If you’re the kind of person who needs to see things in order to believe them (selfish of you, but whatevs), They Will Destroy You are going on tour this October. There, you can look them in the eyes and, if you still don’t believe they’re the postest rockers alive, you can tell them yourself. But you won’t do that. I know you.

Another Language tracklist:

01. New Topia
02. Dustism
03. Serpent Mound
04. War Prayer
05. The Puritan
06. Mother Opiate
07. Invitation
08. Memory Loss
09. God’s Teeth

This Will Destroy You dates:

10.21.14 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater *
10.22.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *^
10.23.14 - Norman, OK - The Opolis *^
10.24.14 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *^
10.25.14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *^
10.26.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme *^
10.27.14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *^
10.28.14 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace *^
10.29.14 - Buffalo, NY - Tralf *^
10.30.14 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *^
10.31.14 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom *^
11.01.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *^
11.02.14 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *^
11.03.14 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *^
11.04.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Hell *^
11.05.14 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theater *^
11.06.14 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *^
11.09.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

* Future Death
^ Silent Land Time Machine

• This Will Destroy You: https://www.facebook.com/thiswilldestroyyou
• Suicide Squeeze: http://suicidesqueezerecords.tumblr.com

Scott Walker and sunn O))) get Soused this September

We’ve barely had time to process the announcement of a collaboration between mythological creature Scott Walker and gods of doom metal sunn O))), but now there are MORE mind-blowing details about this joint venture.

Scott O))) will be releasing a five-track, 50-minute album on 4AD called Soused a.k.a. what the guys from sunn O))) are every time they play live (seriously, have you seen them take swings of wine through those thick, manufactured clouds of fog they always use during their shows? Dudes go hard).

The album was recorded earlier this year and was produced by Walker himself, along with Peter Walsh (who has worked with Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder, in addition to working with Walker on the 1984 album Climate of Hunter, among other things) and Mark Warman. sunn O))) apparently approached Walker when they were making 2009’s Monoliths and Dimensions, but Walker declined, retreated, and re-emerged in late 2013 with music he’d composed with a sunn O))) collab in mind.

The double LP will be released on red vinyl and is slated for a September 22 release in Europe, followed by a North American release one day later. Mark your calendars — that’s 67 days away.

Soused tracklist:

01. Brando
02. Herod 2014
03. Bull
04. Fetish
05. Lullaby

• sunn O))): http://sunn.bandcamp.com
• 4AD: http://4ad.com

[Photo: Phil Laslett]

Cibo Matto announce Fall Flavor tour with Nels Cline

Cibo Matto will be touring to support their righteous album Hotel Valentine this coming September and October, and Nels Cline will be joining them! So. Now that old chestnut of an excuse, “I would go if Nels Cline was playing with them” won’t really work out for ya, huh, buddy? Might as well kill two birds with one stoner. Nels! Miho! Yuka! Together! At last! Playing on stage and freaking everyone out at once. Bliss awaits you if you let it. Just submit, you silly goose.

Need more convincing? Okay, fine. See their wild video for “MFN” below. It’ll feel like you’re watching Squirt TV back in da 90s, and who doesn’t wish that was the case?

Special tour dates IMAGE:

• Cibo Matto: http://www.yeahbasicallycibomatto.com
• Chimera: https://chimeramusic.com

RIP: Johnny Winter

From Johnny Winter’s representatives:

Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away on July 16, 2014 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland.

His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of one of the world’s finest guitarists.

An official statement with more details shall be issued at the appropriate time.

[Photo: Yolanda]

• Johnny Winter: http://www.johnnywinter.net

Oren Ambarchi releasing new album on Editions Mego in September, is somehow not tired

Oh, Oren Ambarchi. You’ve had a really stellar year. How stellar? Let me count the ways:

In the beginning, there was your solo tour, including a performance of the masterful “Knots” at ISSUE Project Room.

There was the Nazoranai tour. You hit the road with Keiji Haino and Stephen O’Malley and made everyone’s ears blister with your pounding drums and large gong (…).

Then came the release of Shade Themes from Kairos, where you replaced O’Malley with Randall Dunn (but kept Keiji Haino along for the ride, because, you know, he’s Keiji Haino).

Around the same time, your collaboration with Richard Pinhas was released, showing off your multi-instrumentalist talents by switching off between drums and guitar, followed by a demonstration of your talents covering ZZ Top.

And then (and then!) you announced another album with Jim O’Rourke and Haino, fresh off of 2013’s collaboration Now While It’s Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery. A TWO-PART album, Oren, a full-length recording of one of your live performances. You remember that set, don’t you, Oren? It was in Japan, in the late winter/early spring, and it was lovely.

Are you not exhausted, Oren? Does it not get tiring to work on so many cool projects all the time? Wouldn’t you like a break?

What’s that, you say? You have a new release in the works, a 47-minute-long continuous piece that finds you collaborating with Jim O’Rourke, Thomas Brinkmann, Cyrs Cole, and more? You traveled across the world, to Iceland, to London, to Tokyo, to L.A. to record it? It’s called Quixotism, and it will be released on Editions Mego in just a few short months, on the fateful day of September 29?

Alright, then. Carry on.

• Oren Ambarchi: http://www.orenambarchi.com
• Editions Mego: http://editionsmego.com