Smashing Pumpkins reissue Pisces Iscariot, but do you know what happens if you say Billy Corgan three times into a mirror? You become Billy Corgan.

Smashing Pumpkins reissue Pisces Iscariot, but do you know what happens if you say Billy Corgan three times into a mirror? You become Billy Corgan.

Billy Corgan.

Alt-rock titans Smashing Pumpkins are reissuing their 1994 B-sides and rarities compilation Pisces Iscariot. The reissue will be released on July 17 (July 16 internationally) through EMI Music, as part of the label’s reissue campaign for the band. This will be the first time since its original release that the album has been remastered.

Billy Corgan.

The reissue will come in multiple formats. There will be a deluxe edition in both digital and physical formats, which features a live DVD and a second disc including the first Smashing Pumpkins demo and alternate versions of Pisces Iscariot tracks. There will also be standard editions in digital, CD, and vinyl formats. Producer Bob Ludwig has remastered the bonus content from the original tapes.

Billy Corgan.

For the deluxe physical version, Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild has handled the liner notes. In addition to those notes, BILLY CORGAN has written annotations for every track. This version also comes with a collection of postcards, watercolor illustrations, and photos.

Billy Corgan.

The Smashing Pumpkins released Oceania earlier this year. It is not a reissue. It’s a new album.

Billy Corgan.

Did you know? I have the same birthday as Billy Corgan.

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Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic) announces new LP for Touch out of pure Vainioity

Former Pan Sonic member and noise generator Mika Vainio has announced in a glitchy, distorted manner that he will be following up last year’s explosive Life (…It Eats You Up) (TMT Review) with a new release titled Magnetite on Touch.

The new record, due out September 3, is said to “examine the contrast between absolute silence and noise.” My money is on more noise than silence, but that’s probably wishful thinking. Maybe he samples “4’33”” for his silent moments. Who knows! I’m not very funny today.

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Dum Dum Girls have an EP coming out called End of Daze, and they’re touring, and they like cherry-banana-fruit-punch-flavored candy

Grape Dum Dums taste like cough syrup. Cream Soda Dum Dums taste like sunscreen. Tangerine Dum Dums taste like Orange Dum Dums. Mystery Dum Dums aren’t real flavors. They’re combinations, like cherry root beer or blue raspberry watermelon or sour apple mango.

Dum Dum Girls have absolutely nothing to do with Dum Dum lollipops. They got their name from a Vaselines album called Dum Dum and an Iggy Pop song called “Dum Dum Boys.” Right after Dum Dum Girls recorded Only in Dreams (TMT Review), vocalist/guitarist Dee Dee Gundred wrote “Mine Tonight” and “I Got Nothing,” then stashed them away for a project a bit more atmospheric than the jangly 2011 release. Both tracks ended up on End of Daze, the band’s forthcoming EP, along with three other tracks, including a cover of Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees and Flowers.” End of Daze will see a September 25 release via Sub Pop, and the Dum Dum Girls have a string of shows lined up to support the record. They’ve got at acoustic version of “Mine Tonight” that they recorded for, and you can check it out right here:

End of Daze tracklist:

01. Mine Tonight

02. I Got Nothing

03. Trees and Flowers

04. Lord Knows

05. Season in Hell


07.21.12 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Vans *

07.28.12 - Seattle, WA - Little Big Show @ Neptune Theatre **

08.03.12 - Montreal, QE - Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

08.04.12 - Chicago, IL - Official Lollapalooza Aftershow @ Cubby Bear

08.05.12 - Chicago, IL - Lollapallooza

08.06.12 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway

08.08.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock

08.09.12 - Madison, WI - Pondamonium at Warner Park ^!

08.10.12 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s

08.11.12 - Omaha, NE - Maha Festival ^#

* Widowspeak

** Craft Spells

^ Garbage

! Flaming Lips

# Desaparecidos

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Cody ChesnuTT may have a second album finished but only YOU can make it a tangible object

Throwback soulman Cody ChesnuTT hasn’t released an album since 2002’s aptly-named The Headphone Masterpiece. Ten years, people. Ten years. That’s a long time to wait, but like Radiohead and creepy abstinence-before-marriage-dads say, true love waits. And that’s what ChesnuTT’s new song, “That’s Still Mama,” is about: love for your moms, the love you feel when ChesnuTT’s silken voice winds through your ears and into your left ventricle. You can check that one out below; it’s a teaser for dude’s new album, Landing on a Hundred, which you, yes YOU can make happen via the magical, wish-granting internet genie known as Kickstarter.

So, apart from the chance to make a new Cody ChesnuTT album a reality, what do you get, you greedy little lantern rubber? Well, Cody’s gotcha covered. Donors will receive tokens of appreciation ranging from copies of the album, lithographs of the album art, custom eco-friendly t-shirts, custom beaded bracelets, a grab bag featuring Mr. C’s favorite books/CDs/movies, tickets to a show, and dinner with ChesnuTT himself. ChesnuTT is currently about halfway toward his $20,000 goal. You can learn more about the project, the aforementioned “tokens of appreciation” and dig some ChesnuTT multimedia on his Kickstarter page. Landing on a Hundred is due in October.

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Sacred Bones to reissue Eraserhead OST; “Shut up!!” (baby continues to cry)

** Please adjust your screen’s brightness to very dim, where you can barely see this text, and have this playing in the background. **


Sacred Bones has acknowledged that the owls are not what they seem and has announced that it will be reissuing the original soundtrack to David Lynch’s iconic cult masterpiece Eraserhead. The reissues are the strangest damn things (they’re man made) and will consist of a 16-page booklet, three 11″ x 11″ prints, and a limited-edition Peter Ivers 7-inch, featuring “In Heaven” on the A-side and the newly discovered “Pete’s Boogie” as a B-side. The new track is from the original audio tapes, mixed by Lynch himself.

Eraserhead is due on August 6 and will be limited to 1500 copies, with a digital download option included. So grab a copy, open up a beer (Heineken? Fuck that shit!), and kick back to the horrifically unsettling noise of Eraserhead.

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Holy Other announces first North American tour EVER

Manchester’s Holy Other is coming to America. The spooky producer is tunneling his way deep within the summer festival circuit of Europe, but for those Yanks who have been thirsting for Mr. Other’s smooth, ghostly jams, get ready: dude’s touring the US in support of Brazilian electronica wizard Amon Tobin and his wild and wacky ISAM Live tour, which promises Tobin hanging out and rockin’ faces from deep within the depths of some kind of weirdo geometric cube that somehow (WITCHCRAFT) allows him to play with what Wired calls “real-time projection mapping, generative imagery and audio-reactive elements.” So basically, it’s like a stranger, more innovative, more aurally pleasurable version of getting beamed in to comment on the 2008 election coverage. Or something. I don’t know. You’ll have to see it live, I guess.

On his fall US dates, Holy Other will be showing off tracks from his forthcoming debut album, Held, due August 28 via Tri Angle. You can peep the first song from Held, “Love Some1,” via Holy Other’s SoundCloud, here:

Holy Other has more European dates lined up, with stops in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton, Belfast, and Glasgow planned during the last week of August. The rest of his tour summer/fall tour itinerary is listed below.

07.17.12 – Ghent, Belgium – 10 Days Off
07.19.12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Trädgården
07.20.12 – Porto, Portugal – Milhões de Festa
08.10.12 – Oslo, Norway – Sukkerbiten
08.11.12 – Hamburg, Germany – Dockville
08.17.12 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Exit07
08.19.12 – Biddinghulzen, Netherlands – Lowlands
09.01.12 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre at Qwest Field *
09.02.12 – New York, NY – Roseland Theater *
09.04.12 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House *
09.06.12 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre*
09.07.12 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater *
09.08.12 – Long Island City, NY – MoMA PS1
09.09.12 – St. Louis, MO – Royal Oak Music Hall *
09.10.12 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
09.12.12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
09.13.12 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre *
09.14.12 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom *
09.17.12 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
09.20.12 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle *
09.21.12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando *
09.22.12 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore *
09.24.12 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom *
09.25.12 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall *
09.27.12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
10.05.12 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre *
10.12.12 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *

*Amon Tobin

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