Scott Walker’s The Drift to receive vinyl edition packaged in a nice suit, a swanky suit

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As it happens, you are sitting in a very nice theater. There are seats. There is a stage. There is a red velvet curtain. The curtain opens and a voice, pleasing though peculiar in a way you cannot put your finger on, pulses out of the loudspeaker. “Hello audience, please welcome your friend Mr. Scott Walker.” You applaud loudly.

Scott Walker steps to the middle of the stage. His face is obscured by television static, though the rest of his body is perfectly clear. Somehow, you are still certain that it is him. He approaches the microphone and taps it once. He frowns and, despite the static, you know he has frowned. He speaks into the microphone anyway.

“HELLO THIS IS SCOTT WALKER AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING HISSSSS

I NEED TO TELL YOU SOMETHING RIGHT NOW RIIIIIGHT NOW

IN 2006 I RELEASED A RECORD CALLED THE DRIFT IT WAS A BANNER YEAR IT WAS A BANNER YEAR

IT IS 2012 AND I WILL RELEASE THAT ALBUM AGAIN THIS TIME IN VINYL FORMAT CLUNK CLUNK PSST

LISTEN TO FACT MAGAZINE THEY KNOW THEY KNOW IT IS COMING OUT ON JULY 10 PRE-ORDER IT NOW AT AN ONLINE STORE

GOODBYE WE ARE ALL FILLED WITH BLOOD”

Walker leaves the stage. You applaud Walker’s announcement. Shortly after, a Ramones cover band begins playing. They are not good. You wonder if it is impolite to leave. You frown.

• Scott Walker: http://4ad.com/artists/scottwalker
• 4AD: http://4ad.com

[Photo: Jamie Hawksworth]

Lightning Bolt announces archival EP on Load to coincide with fall dates!!!!!!!!!!!

One time I saw Lightning Bolt play in a warehouse lit by a single hanging light bulb with their typical religious crowd of enthusiasts stomping around them, shaking their jazz hands as if slain in the Holy Ghost. Across the ruckus stood a lovely girl, unabashedly trying too hard and twitching her head in epileptic gracefulness. I took her home, and we porked gently to the mellow ebb and flow of Tim Hecker as the alley cats out back moaned with starvation.

A memory like that could be yours. Lightning Bolt are touring once again, and this time they’ll have an archival EP of “lost” material from 2008 as a 12-inch and digital release on Load Records, titled Oblivion Hunter to coincide with the tour. The band had originally been posting archival material to Bandcamp, but discovered so much that they deemed a proper release was called for. Get the new EP, get a ride to the show, and get got.

• Lightning Bolt: http://laserbeast.com
• Load: http://loadrecords.com

Dustin Wong rumored to be “tour dating” both members of Beach House! He could also simply be sharing tourdates with them. You decide!

Do you like Beach House? How about their Baltimore brethren Dustin Wong? Now, hold on tight to your seat, because if you answered an emphatic YES to both of those questions (and we know you did), we are about to make your day. Wong’s label (Thrill Jockey!) has confirmed that the former Ponytail guitarist, whose 2012 record, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads (TMT Review), gets a lot of play around TMTHQ, will be opening for everyone’s favorite Dream Pop duet toward the end of summer. He’ll keep audiences bouncing along nicely to his arpeggiated guitar constructions before Ms. Legrand woos everyone into a stony haze with her dark and distant voice and Alex Scally’s reverb-drenched backing.

If you don’t care for Beach House but still want to see Dustin Wong live, we have some alternative options for you. Leave before Beach House starts their set, or if you live in NY or LA, Wong will be playing a few shows with The Mountain Goats this weekend, then will be in NY for a sold out show with Dirty Projectors the following weekend. It’ll be a Wong-filled summer if ever there was one!

Tourdates:

07.04.12 - Long Island City, NY - Socrates Sculpture Park
07.07.12 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent (SPYFEST) %
07.09.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg &
07.19.12 - Providence, RI - Greater Kennedy Plaza
09.13.12 - Richmond, VA - The National *
09.14.12 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre *
09.15.12 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
09.16.12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety *
09.18.12 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s *
09.19.12 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
09.20.12 - Austin, TX - Stubbs *
09.21.12 - Dallas, TX - Palladium *
09.24.12 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto *
09.25.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern *
09.26.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern *
09.28.12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
09.29.12 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre *
09.30.12 - Portland, OR - Roseland *
10.01.12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
10.03.12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox @ The Market *

# The Mountain Goats
% Dan Friel, Starring, Charles Gayle + White Out
& Dirty Projectors
* Beach House

• Dustin Wong: http://www.myspace.com/dustinclarence
• Beach House: http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

[Photo: Greg Szeto]

Ottawa’s Bluesfest starts tomorrow; kids today and their newfangled blues 78s!

I normally book two weeks off for Ottawa’s Bluesfest, a summer festival held at Lebreton Flats in Canada’s capital city; there’s just too many acts to take in without a break. This year is no different, with 200+ groups across five outdoor stages, and a few other indoor locations at various spots across the city. The big names on the lineup once again have very little to do with the Blues, with acts like Tiesto, LMFAO, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Nickelback, Snoop Dogg, Bad Religion, Diplo, and K’naan taking the stage.

Rounding out the side stages are a wildly diverse group of artists (and the focus of our coverage), which loosely fall under the “Electro” theme that the festival organizers have adopted this year. Awolnation, Fishbone, Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors, Plants and Animals, !!!, Sleigh Bells, Nobody Beats the Drum, Mustard Pimp, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, I Mother Earth, Lauryn Hill, A$AP Rocky, Deltron 3030, Chali 2na, Big Boi, Grimes, Rich Aucoin, Blitzen Trapper, The Sheepdogs, The Hold Steady, Hey Rosetta, Young the Giant, A-Trak, Drop the Lime, Skrillex, Beirut, Felix Cartal, Mastodon, 10cc, The Souljazz Orchestra, The Weeknd, and Wolfgang Gartner.

That’s not even near the end of the artist list. There’s a whole raft of local and touring aritsts that I’m not familiar with. There’s artist workshops at local schools. There’s even live comedy at one of the indoor stages. So if you’re a summer festival rookie, just looking to take in your favourite acts and nothing else, this festival has you covered. If you’re into electro, it’s a good spot to be present, with a range of artists creating interesting music instead of chasing a top 40 hit. And if you’re into a little bit of everything and you’ve got some time to spare in the next two weeks and are geographically capable of making it to Ottawa, Canada, I highly suggest you take in our Blues festival.

• Ottawa Bluesfest: http://ottawabluesfest.ca

Skrillex to score Harmony Korine’s next film Spring Breakers :D :D :D

Harmony Korine wrapped production on the follow-up to his perfect 2010 film Trash Humpers eight weeks ago in St. Petersburg, Florida, and while the news that the main cast would be Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Heather Morris, James Franco, and Gucci Mane made a lot of us at TMT excited (especially the ones who’ve been posting graphic Disney fan fiction to our private message board), it wasn’t something we were really going to report on. However, once we heard that Skrillex (Prince’s successor) would be providing an original score to the film — titled Spring Breakers and set for international release in 2013 — we had to let everyone know. FAST.

True, we couldn’t come to enough of a critical consensus about Skeevy Sprites and Mailer Daemons to secure it a spot on our year-end list, but to calm the more vocal supporters we added a peel-down Skrillex ad on our front page for a while, which ended up getting nothing but positive feedback. Helping pimp/flesh out Spring Breakers’ score is Cliff Martinez (of Drive fame) and Randall Poster (of supervising-Wes-Anderson fame), who have helped integrate Skrillex’s “swordfish beatz” into the film, which tells the story of four wild college girls who are trying to get wilder on Spring Break and get super-wild when they run into James Franco playing a white rapper named “Alien.” Spring Breakers is currently being edited in Los Angeles, and no I don’t have a joke about a “drop.”

• Skrillex: http://www.skrillex.com
• Harmony Korine: http://www.harmony-korine.com
Spring Breakers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101441

[Photo: IndieWire]

Woods name their new album Bend Beyond, ‘cause you’re gonna bend it to these hot new Woods tracks. Also, it’s coming out in September.

“Bounce to the Woods beat/ Bounce to the Woods beat/ Bounce to the Woods beat/ Bounce to the Woods beat/ Bounce to the Woods beat/ Get it girl.” (x47)

The above, as you can well see, are the lyrics to the first single from the new Woods record, Bend Beyond. Well. I haven’t actually heard the song. I’m just guessing, but I’m sure that I am right. If there’s one thing we know from Woods’ past records, the likes of which include last year’s Sun and Shade (TMT Review) and 2010’s At Echo Lake (TMT Review), it’s that they make everybody wanna move their butts. On September 18, Bend Beyond will come out through the band’s own Woodsist label and everyone will start moving their butts again. All year, the butts have remained still. Before that, some butts will move to the album’s first single via a limited 7-inch on sale during their West Coast tour with Peaking Lights.

Though known for their high energy bounce sound, Woods is doing something a little different for Bend Beyond. Previous Woods albums were marked by the band’s process of an immediacy-focused recording style, the sort in which the band would record songs minutes after writing. This time around, the band chose a more drawn-out approach as a way to capture the group’s live dynamic. So, the band got together in Woods leader’s Jeremy Earl’s home to party for a million days and also lay down tracks for the new record. How will the songs fare? Let your butt be the guide.

[Update: listen to first single “Cali in a Cup” below.]

Woods dates:

08.03.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
08.04.12 - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library (Woodsist Festival)
08.07.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones *
08.08.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo *
08.09.12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
09.01.12 - Brighton, UK - The Blind Tiger
09.02.12 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road
09.03.12 - London, UK - Cargo
09.04.12 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
09.05.12 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece

* Peaking Lights

• Woods: http://www.woodsist.com/woods
• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com

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