Shout Out Louds Announce Third LP; You Guys Can Stop Shouting So Much, We’re Indoors

Anthemic Swedish rockers Shout Out Louds have been awfully quiet the last couple of years for a band called, well, Shout Out Louds. Since the release of their 2007 Merge LP Our Ill Wills (TMT Review), there’s been nary a peep from them. Well that’s stopping right now, since the group has a new record that they feel the need to just... shout out loud about. Here ends the “shout pun” portion of this news story.

Work, the band’s third LP, will be out on February 23 via Merge Records. Shout Out Louds singer Alec Olenius explains that the record’s title comes from the double-meaning of "work" as “the process of creating something and almost working yourself to death” and "that something ‘does work,’ to reach a goal.” The title was also inspired by a song off Songs for Drella, an album by two guys a lot of people like a whole lot: Lou Reed and John Cale. Another guy a lot of people like a whole lot is Phil Ek, who produced Work in Seattle’s Bear Creek Studio. Phil Ek; what can’t he do? Not produce scores of indie rock records, that’s what.

DFA Re-Release Pylon’s Second Album Chomp; Michael Stipe Wakes Up Dancing

Many bands' careers can be linked to the help of a name check by certain rock stars. Many bands have had great success due to the fact that Kurt Cobain mentioned them in his journal or were lucky enough to make his top 50 list. In the case of Pylon, they had R.E.M. and The B-52's helping out their hometown (Athens, GA) chums by throwing their name around a bit in interviews and such.

Two years ago, DFA reissued the group's 1980 debut LP Gyrate (TMT Review), bringing the group back into the limelight for a while. Enough people must have bought Gyrate that the label decided it would be a worthy venture to release Pylon's second LP, Chomp, originally released in 1983.

Chomp continues the story of Pylon, following the same herky-jerky rhythms and art-punk guitar numbers that drew people to Gyrate. Of course, DFA threw in a few extra goodies, including "the 7” version of ‘Crazy,’ a ‘male version’ of ‘Yo-Yo,’ on which Briscoe merely guest stars, Pylon’s own frenzied, frenetic remix of ‘Gyrate,’ and the rarely heard single ‘Four Minutes,’ an ineffably beautiful pastiche of homemade and seemingly found noise." Just to make sure you know this is a new version, DFA has decided to call the whole thing Chomp More. (The label did the same thing when they reissued their first LP, calling it Gyrate Plus.)

Chomp More is available now, so head over to that DFA webstore and get yourself a copy.

Chomp tracklisting:

1. K
2. Yo-Yo
3. Beep
4. Italian Movie Theme
5. Crazy
6. M-Train
7. Buzz
8. No Clocks
9. Reptiles
10. Spider
11. Gyrate
12. Altitude
13. Crazy (Single version)
14. Yo-Yo (Male version)
15. Gyrate (Pylon mix)
16. Four Minutes

Kemado Records Cleverly Opens Their Own Record Shop During CMJ Week; Komodo Dragon Shop Planned for 2010

Kemado Records, the smallish indie record label based in NYC, is gearing up to open its very own record store in Brooklyn, called Co-Op 87. Kemado, along with its imprint Mexican Summer, decided to launch Co-Op 87 right smack in the middle of CMJ week, what with the entire music industry being in town to consume various alcoholic beverages and peep through the watering holes' windows hoping to catch the "next big thing."

Kemado's owners apparently have quite the thing for vinyl, and they figure, what could be better than to share their love with the entirety of Brooklyn? That said, Co-Op 87 is mostly comprised of indie and local band vinyl, along with a smattering of CDs and cassette tapes (a.k.a. the new vinyl -- did you hear the '90s are back?). Kemado has also fitted their new store with a hybrid analog-digital recording studio which they plan to rent out to local bands in need. So far, Kemado has utilized their new recording space by doing the local bands a solid and recording their daytime CMJ showcases. Not too shabby.

According to Andres Santo Domingo, one of Kemado's founders, "The plan is to use the studio as often as possible and keep the store open maybe three days a week. It's not going to be anything like a traditional record store."

Kemado is home to to some small but powerful indie rockers, including The Sword, Langhorne Slim, Cheeseburger, and Elefant. Check out a recent New York Times feature on the storefront here.

Dutch Court Orders Pirate Bay to Delete Torrents, Shadowy Organisation that Specializes in the Hotel Industry Supposedly Controls Everyone’s Favorite BitTorrent Tracker

On October 22, an Amsterdam court ruled that, within three months, The Pirate Bay has to remove a list of torrents linking to copyrighted works (I thought the Dutch were supposed to be liberal?). According to TorrentFreak, “The list is to be provided by BREIN,” who is the “joint anti-piracy program of authors, artists and producers of music, film and interactive software” in the Netherlands. If owners of The Pirate Bay -- Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, and Gottfrid Svartholm -- fail to comply, they will be fined 5,000 euros ($7,500) per person, per day. Additionally, the court said the Swedish pirates “have to block Dutch users from accessing certain parts of the site (across all their domains) where users can download copyrighted files.”

The case was notable for the defendants’ claim that they “were not the owners of the site, but a Seychelles based company named Reservella.” Despite this act of bravado, the court dismissed the assertion since the Swedes did not have sufficient proof that The Pirate Bay had been acquired by this organization. However, Peter Sunde continues to argue that the site was “given away for free” in 2006 to an unknown entity, who then sold it to Reservella. Interestingly, Ars Technica says it was given anonymous information on Reservella, the name of which is “alleged to come from a Seychelles luxury hotel called ‘La Reserve.’” The company is supposedly registered with the Mayfair Trust Group Limited in the Seychelles city of Victoria.

Holy crap, this is starting to sound like a fucking James Bond film. However, the question on self-righteous TMT readers’ lips is: Should we start hating the luxury hotel industry now in addition to the major labels and anti-piracy outfits? This Pirate Bay thing is not making it easy to channel my smug indignation.

Lightning Bolt Decide To, Uh, “Ride The Lightning” Even Longer By Adding UK Dates

In case you've been hiding in a cave this past month with plugs lodged in your ears, you may not have heard that the mighty Lightning Bolt have once again unleashed their thunderous roar upon the world with a brand new album, Earthly Delights (TMT Review). And since most people in Europe, Asia, and Australia actually hide in caves for a living, Lightning Bolt are headed their way to make sure they know.

As we previously reported on two separate occasions, Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson -- a.k.a. The Brians, a.k.a. Lightning Bolt -- are doing 12 dates in Japan and 8 days in Australia/New Zealand starting in early November. Now for a third time, we here at TMT are giving you the official TMT Lighntning Bolt update and letting you know that, after their New ZeJapastralia tour, Lightning Bolt will then head over to the UK for 9 more dates, including a performance at the My Bloody Valentine-curated All Tomorrow's Parties Festival and the Ten Year Anniversary ATP in Butlins Minehead.

So here, yet again, is hopefully the final updated list of Lightning Bolt tour info for the year. But if you see the Brians, ask them where them U.S. dates are at. One show before Halloween ain't cutting it

10.29.09 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13 %
11.05.09 - Tokyo Shibuya, Japan - O-Nest
11.06.09 – Nagoya, Japan - Club Rock’n’Roll
11.07.09 – Kyoto, Japan - Urbanguild
11.08.09 - Yamaguchi Houfu, Japan - Indo-Yo
11.09.09 – Fukuoka, Japan - The Voodoolounge
11.10.09 – Ooita, Japan - Athall
11.11.09 – Okayama, Japan - Pepper Land
11.12.09 – Osaka, Japan - Shangrila
11.13.09 - Tokyo Shibuya, Japan - O-Nest
11.14.09 – Enoshima, Japan - Oppa-La
11.15.09 - Tokyo Shindaita, Japan - Fever
11.16.09 - Tokyo Kouenji, Japan - UFO Club
11.20.09 - Melbourne, Victoria - Thornbury Theatre
11.21.09 - Sydney, New South Wales - Manning Bar
11.22.09 - Brisbane, Queensland - Hi Fi
11.24.09 - Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission Room
11.25.09 - Wellington, New Zealand - San Francisco Bath House
11.26.09 - Hobart, Tasmania - Mona
11.27.09 - Adelaide, South Australia - Fowlers Live
11.28.09 - Melbourne, Victoria - Trades Hall (Static Age Festival)
12.03.09 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
12.04.09 - Bristol, UK - Fleece & Firkin
12.05.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival @
12.06.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival @
12.07.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival (in-between fests show) $
12.08.09 - Birmingham, UK - Capsule's 10th Birthday @ Vivid
12.09.09 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill
12.10.09 - London, UK - The Dome
12.11.09 - Brighton, UK - Audio
12.12.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival #
12.13.09 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrows Parties festival #

% benefit show for Dan Tanner with Tinsel Teeth and Beat Mountain

@ Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Fucked Up, The Pastels, Buzzcocks, Primal Scream, etc

$ Tall Firs, Fuck Buttons, Om, Mum, Deerhoof, Growing, Bardo Pond, Polvo

# Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Six Organs of Admittance, Devendra, Banhart, sunn 0))), Mudhoney, etc

Craig Finn Teams With Letterman Writer and Chuck Klosterman to Bring Fargo Rock City to the Big Screen

Craig Finn, front man of The Hold Steady, and Tom Ruprecht, longtime writer for Late Night With David Letterman, have acquired the rights to bestselling memoir Fargo Rock City, written by Chuck Klosterman, and plan to co-write and produce a feature film based on the book. Klosterman will also lend a hand in producing the film.

The book is about a bunch of nerdy teenage metal-heads from the podunk town of Fargo (located in the Devil’s asshole that is North Dakota) attempting to rise above their humble home town and its local residents, who are less than enthusiastic about either KISS or Guns N' Roses. The movie is set to revolve around a group of soon-to-be high school graduates who try to get laid, become more than just geeks, and overall live a life perfectly fit to be represented in next year’s surefire “Quirky Coming-Of Age Hit Comedy.”

Finn, who has so far made his name writing Springsteen-influenced bar rock, explained his interest in the project to Risky Business blogspot:

Seventeen or eighteen is the perfect age for characters in a movie like this, because it’s at that age that you have drivers licenses and a certain amount of independence, but you’re still young enough that you can totally make terrible decisions. And you’re still young enough that you can have a two-hour argument over whether Motley Crue would beat Guns ‘N Roses in a fight.

Finn and Ruprecht have begun their first draft of the screenplay and are hoping to secure interest and financing once the script is done.