Software (Lopatin/Ford’s label) announces two new, sufficiently electronic releases to cap off the summer

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It’s Christmas Eve. You ask your parents if you can go to bed early, because you know that the sooner you fall asleep, the “sooner” you can open your presents the following morning. It’s Christmas Day. The sun is moments away from revealing itself over the horizon, but your excitement is such that you can’t resist preempting your parents and tiptoeing downstairs to see what marvelous gifts Santa Claus has bestowed upon you this year. Nobody would mind if you opened just one of your presents now, would they?

You immediately set your sights upon one, cube-shaped gift in particular; it’s larger and more awesomely adorned than all the rest. As you carefully peel back the shimmery silver wrapping paper, a light peeks through. The luminescence grows with each successive tear. Realization sets in. You’ve just acquired your own… BRAND. NEW. RECORD LABEL.

According to Dummy Magazine, that’s more or less how Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Joel Ford came to be at the helm of Mexican Summer’s Software imprint. As opposed to formally signing Ford & Lopatin ahead of their debut album Channel Pressure (TMT Review), the folks at Mexican Summer generously offered the duo a portion of their budget to release whatever music they wanted. And so they seem to be doing!

This August will bring new music from London’s Blanck Mass (Benjamin Power from Fuck Buttons), as well as Tropa Macaca, a noise duo from Portugal. Blanck Mass will be releasing a 21-minute 12-inch White Math/Polymorph on August 20, and on the same day, Tropa Macaca will be releasing their fourth album Ectoplasma, also as a 12-inch. Check out the individual release pages here and here.

Also, I’d keep an eye on the Software website itself, if for no other reason than that vintage lightning bolt gif at the bottom of the page.

• Blanck Mass: http://blanckmass.bandcamp.com
• Tropa Macaca: http://tropamacaca.com
• Software: http://softwarelabel.net

Software (Lopatin/Ford’s label) announces two new, sufficiently electronic releases to cap off the summer

It’s Christmas Eve. You ask your parents if you can go to bed early, because you know that the sooner you fall asleep, the “sooner” you can open your presents the following morning. It’s Christmas Day. The sun is moments away from revealing itself over the horizon, but your excitement is such that you can’t resist preempting your parents and tiptoeing downstairs to see what marvelous gifts Santa Claus has bestowed upon you this year. Nobody would mind if you opened just one of your presents now, would they?

You immediately set your sights upon one, cube-shaped gift in particular; it’s larger and more awesomely adorned than all the rest. As you carefully peel back the shimmery silver wrapping paper, a light peeks through. The luminescence grows with each successive tear. Realization sets in. You’ve just acquired your own… BRAND. NEW. RECORD LABEL.

According to Dummy Magazine, that’s more or less how Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Joel Ford came to be at the helm of Mexican Summer’s Software imprint. As opposed to formally signing Ford & Lopatin ahead of their debut album Channel Pressure (TMT Review), the folks at Mexican Summer generously offered the duo a portion of their budget to release whatever music they wanted. And so they seem to be doing!

This August will bring new music from London’s Blanck Mass (Benjamin Power from Fuck Buttons), as well as Tropa Macaca, a noise duo from Portugal. Blanck Mass will be releasing a 21-minute 12-inch White Math/Polymorph on August 20, and on the same day, Tropa Macaca will be releasing their fourth album Ectoplasma, also as a 12-inch. Check out the individual release pages here and here.

Also, I’d keep an eye on the Software website itself, if for no other reason than that vintage lightning bolt gif at the bottom of the page.

• Blanck Mass: http://blanckmass.bandcamp.com
• Tropa Macaca: http://tropamacaca.com
• Software: http://softwarelabel.net

Matmos to release The Ganzfeld EP October 16 on jock-thrilling new label Thrill Jockey

If I was able to write this news story by slapping pieces of raw meat with a typewriter, I would, for this is news of Matmos, prime purveyors of found sound beats! It’s been a while since the darling duo of Martin Schmidt and Drew Daniel released an album, with 2008’s Supreme Balloon (TMT Review), courtesy of their longtime label Matador, marking their last major release.

Well, they’re officially back, and change is afoot. Matmos recently announced that they’ve been signed to Thrill Jockey, participating in the label’s upcoming 20th anniversary shows in Baltimore and New York, and now comes news of an impending new EP, their first for the label! While no details on the sound of the new release have been announced, we do know it will be titled The Ganzfield EP and will be released on October 16. It’s probably also safe to assume that at least one track will feature recordings of meemaws played back through vintage tape records to kindergarteners who will be recorded singing along, which will then be spliced together with burping noises and dripping faucets to produce the most toe-tapping-est beats of 2012. It’s nice to have you back, boys!

• Matmos: http://vague-terrain.com
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

Bat for Lashes announces new album The Haunted Man, probably because Scott Walker told her to

Guys, I know this is a little scary, but just keep calm and we’ll get through this together. We at TMT don’t usually negotiate with singer-songwriters, but in Bat for Lashes’ (Natasha Khan’s) case, we’ve decided to hear her demands and pass them along to our readers. After all, you don’t want to mess with anyone who is friends with Scott Walker. I mean, we’ve all seen him punching sides of beef with his fists, right? Right. Okay, then. Here we go.

First, Natasha really wants you all to know that she has released a new song called “Laura.” She says it’d be nice if you all took a minute to tweet about what a beautiful name for a song that is. Second, She also wants you to know that “Laura” is the first new track from her highly-anticipated-among-people-who-like-anticipating-new-albums-from-Bat-for-Lashes new album The Haunted Man, which is hitting the streets on October 23 in the US via EMI’s mom n’ pop indie-rock imprint, Capitol Records, and follows 2009’s Two Suns (TMT Review). She also mentioned that Pitchfork immediately named “Laura” a “Best New Track,” possibly without even listening to it first, because they could see in her facial expressions how haunting and beautiful and ghostly and good it was going to be and definitely not because of the whole Scott Walker-punching-meat thing.

You’re doing great, everyone. We’re almost done here. Natasha just wants you to slowly scroll down from here in a calm, orderly fashion and check out the new single, as well as its accompanying music video, which features some really artistic things like hair and clothes and people. Feel free to leave positive comments about those things. If you can’t think of anything positive to say, simply tell her that everything “flows really well.” Please comply with these requests as quickly as you can, readers, and this will all be over in a few minutes. I’m going to check those things out myself now as I eagerly await the release of the new Bat for Lashes album. Hail Scott Walker.

• Bat for Lashes: http://www.batforlashes.com
• Capitol: http://www.capitolrecords.com

Father John Misty announces a fall tour through the forest, but not the mountains

I saw Fleet Foxes once, and by the end of the show, everyone was crying. I wasn’t crying. I didn’t like that everyone was crying.

Maybe J. Tillman felt the same way, and maybe that’s partially why he struck out on his own and became Father John Misty. Maybe he’d had enough of everyone sobbing up a storm over strawberries in the summertime.

Or maybe not. In any case, the dark country tunes that comprise Fear Fun, Tillman’s first release as Father John Misty, have received glowing reviews all over the place — the album reached the #4 spot on the CMJ Top 200 chart and #1 on the FMQB charts. Father John Misty has performed on Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly and covered The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize??” for The A.V. Club’s Undercover series, and he’s released videos for “Hollywood Forever Cemetery” and “Nancy From Now On” and “This Is Sally Hatchet,”, and, as far as I can tell, not a single tear has been shed.

After playing a couple late summer festivals, Father John Misty will be hitting the road for a fall tour, even making an appearance on two crazy cruise ships in December. He’s skipping over the Blue Ridge Mountains though, and not even coming close to Mykonos.

Dates:

08.11.12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
09.02.12 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.16.12 - Oceanside, CA - KZBT Presents @ Oceanside Pier
09.18.12 - Grass Valley, CA - Northern California Center for the Arts ^
09.20.12 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^
09.21.12 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s ^
09.22.12 - Vancouver, BC - Venue ^
09.23.12 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar ^
09.24.12 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music ^
09.27.12 - Felton, CA - Don Quixote’s International Music Hall ^
10.10.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room * #
10.13.12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.15.12 - Houston, TX - House of Blues (Bronze Peacock) * #
10.16.12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues (Cambridge Room) * #
10.17.12 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks * #
10.18.12 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West * #
10.19.12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle * #
10.20.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat * #
10.21.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * #
10.23.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg * #
10.24.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom * #
10.25.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club * #
10.26.12 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End * #
10.27.12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace * #
10.28.12 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick * #
10.30.12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall * #
10.31.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café * #
11.01.12 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. * #
11.02.12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater * #
11.03.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge * #
12.16-19.12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Bahamas - S.S. Coachella**
12.19-23.12 - FT. Lauderdale, FL / Jamaica - S.S. Coachella**

^ Aaron Embry
* La Sera
# Jeffertitti’s Nile
~ Dry the River
** Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, and more

• Father John Misty: http://fatherjohnmisty.com
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

Wild Nothing goes on WILD tour with DIIV, forces them to party forever every night

This warning goes out to all bands going on tour with Wild Nothing. You may party hard, but those guys party harder. Yes, I realize Jack Tatum and tourmates seem like they’re the presidents of The Cure fanclub. Yes, I realize that’s the not of kind of dudes that you think might party hard. Well, buddy, put on your “I’m wrong” hat, because you’re wrong. These guys make Van Halen look like Van Morrison and they may Van Morrison look like Van Morrissey. Van Morrissey is my Van Morrison and Morrissey cover band. We don’t party very hard.

Similarly-minded janglers DIIV are about to be in for a harsh lesson about partying. They’re accompanying Wild Nothing on their September tour of America. In actuality, they’re accompanying Wild Nothing on their September tour of UNITED STATES OF PARTYING. Also, Canada. In case you’ve forgotten from your own days of blackout drinking, Wild Nothing are releasing a new album called Nocturne on August 28 through Captured Tracks. All 10 songs are about keggers. Every song is about keggers. You’ve never heard a song in your life that wasn’t about keggers.

Wild Nothing dates:

08.04.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
08.05.12 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
08.06.12 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
08.09.12 - New York, NY - River Rocks/Pier 84 * &
08.27.12 - Memphis, TN - The Hi Tone Cafe
08.28.12 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
08.29.12 - Austin, TX - Red 7
08.31.12 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
09.02.12 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.03.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant and Music
09.04.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium *
09.05.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
09.07.12 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
09.08.12 - Portland, OR - Musicfest NW *
09.09.12 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s *
09.12.12 - Denver, CO - Larimer’s Lounge *
09.13.12 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall *
09.14.12 - Omaha, NE - The Sandbox *
09.15.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
09.16.12 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
09.17.12 - Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick *
09.18.12 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall *
09.19.12 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
09.20.12 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
09.24.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
09.25.12 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
09.26.12 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
09.27.12 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle *
09.28.12 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
09.29.12 - Atlanta, GA - 529 *
10.29.12 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
10.30.12 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
11.01.12 - London, UK - HMV Forum
11.02.12 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

* DIIV
& Grimes

• Wild Nothing: http://www.facebook.com/wildnothing
• DIIV: http://www.facebook.com/diivnyc
• Captured Tracks: http://capturedtracks.com