Software releasing Remembrance, the debut EP from Suicideyear, in September

Software releasing Remembrance, the debut EP from Suicideyear, in September

James Prudhomme a.k.a. Suicideyear, the woozy trap-influenced instrumental hip-hop producer, has got some serious memories on the brain. That’s the short version of why his upcoming EP on Software is called Remembrance. These are not just some garden variety, “Oh, I think I’ve seen that tree before” type of memories, either. They’re more like the kind where you walk into the kitchen and your wife is all like, “Did you forget the milk?” and you did because your brain was otherwise engaged, tracing the contours of what it means to be alive and to have been alive for as long as you can recall so you totally spaced on that grocery list she texted you while you were at work. No big deal, right? Wrong. Huge deal. You’re sleeping on the couch tonight, bucko. And even worse, I almost just lost my train of thought and totally forgot that this news post is supposed to be about the new Suicideyear EP. Silly me!

So, some of you might recall Suicideyear’s Japan mixtape from last year, though others of you might not. I don’t know your life! Here’s a link to it. What about his production for Yung Lean’s “Hurt?” Do you remember that? It’s okay if you don’t! I’m not like your wife with the milk. I’m chill! I would never make you sleep on the couch. Anyhow, Remembrance, which Prudhomme wrote throughout 2013, tightens the screws up a bit on his previous work in order to pass inspection by the Official Debut Police. Remembrance is out September 23, though you can scope the visual single for “Hope Building A” below.

Remembrance tracklisting:

01. I Don’t Care About Death Because I Smoke
02. Daniel
03. Caroline
04. Hope Building
05. Savior
06. U S
07. Remembrance
08. When You Sleep

• Suicideyear:
• Software:

Death From Above 1979 squirt forth details about new album and tour dates via newly surgically attached elephant trunks

As if by so much water from the trunk appendages of two elephant-and-plastic-surgery-obsessed young men, we, the readers and the listeners upon this fine earth might now feel bone-deep soaked by a squirt of details from Death From Above 1979 about their upcoming album The Physical World. The first dribbles of information came in the form of a interview with the group in NME. It was then that plans for a new album were confirmed. But this mere confirmation was not enough. We, the listeners and the readers, did not feel quite soaked enough, in a metaphorical sense, by the information offered. Taking our complaints quite literally, the group explained that the surgical procedure for attaching an elephant trunk to a human face is still quite experimental, and that there have been a few minor difficulties in the form of leakages around their noses and mouths.

BUT NOW! The leakages, oh, they are but a faint, faint memory (thanks to a team of highly-skilled doctors). And we celebrate their passing! Death From Above 1979’s Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler now have a much more direct and solid flow of analogy-information-water! Like, for example, you already knew the album is out September 9, but did you know that it’s now available for pre-order both via iTunes and as a part of a variety of physical packages? And did you know that the album will have tracks that, against all odds, fit into the popular list format quite nicely? Check below for confirmation on that one, bucko. Oh, and there’s a new stream of the single “Trainwreck 1979” (it debuted earlier this week on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 Show) that you can scope below. Tour dates, too! I’d say we can chalk this one up as another victory for elephants, modern medicine, and society as a whole.

The Physical World tracklist:

01. Cheap Talk
02. Right On, Frankenstein!
03. Virgins
04. Always On
05. Crystal Ball
06. White Is Red
07. Trainwreck 1979
08. Nothin’ Left
09. Government Trash
10. Gemini
11. The Physical World


09.06-07.14 - Toronto, ON - Riot Fest Toronto
10.07.14 - Koln, Germany - Luxor
10.08.14 - Paris, France - Badaboum
10.09.14 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
10.11.14 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
10.12.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
10.13.14 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
10.15.14 - Vienna, Austira, Flex
10.16.14 - Munich, Germany - Orangehouse
10.18.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
10.20.14 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
10.21.14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
10.22.14 - Glasgow, UK - The Garage
11.01.14 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music + Arts
11.03.14 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
11.04.14 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
11.06.14 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11.07.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun
11.08.14 - Dallax, TX - Granada Theater
11.10.14 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
11.12.14 - San Diego, AZ - House of Blues
11.13.14 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
11.15.14 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
11.17.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11.18.14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11.19.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.21.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
11.22.14 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
11.24.14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11.25.14 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
11.26.14 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
11.28.14 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
11.29.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
12.01.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
12.02.14 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

• Death From Above 1979:
• Last Gang:

Roman Flügel to release LP Happiness Is Happening through Dial Records; lovers of beautiful bleeps, bloops, and bumps rejoice

If you like a good bloop, followed by a bleep, maybe a ping, and then a big bump, then you’ll likely enjoy the work of Roman Flügel a.k.a. Soylent Green, Acid Jesus, Holy Garage, Primitive Painter, and Springrolls in Firenze (no joke). The German-born producer is a techno veteran who’s landed dual citizenship among the heads and the casual clubbers by churning out sophisticated, fun tracks under a number of aliases since the mid-90s. “Gehts Noch” has been his biggest hit, pioneering the (all too) familiar Dutch trance sound that spearheads just about every Electric Daisy Carnival-breed EDM track you’ll hear this year, or last, or the one before. But “Gehts Noch” is good! And Flügel hasn’t faltered of late, with a characteristically eccentric EP called Hachinoko (a Japanese treat of sweet baby bee innards) for the food-dubbing, Simian Mobile Disco-run label Delicacies.

Coming up next is a full-length for Dial Records. It’s called Happiness Is Happening and it’ll drop September 1. Previously on Dial, Flügel put out Fatty Folders, a wide-ranging collection of techno strains with such elegant titles as “Lush Life Libido” and “Bahia Blues Hotel.”

Listen to the more sensible “Song with Blue” below:

Happiness Is Happening tracklist:

01. Connecting the Ghost
02. Friendship Song
03. Stuffy
04. Your War Is Over
05. Wilkie
06. Tense Times
07. Parade
08. We Have a Nice Life
09. Occult Levitation
10. All That Matters

• Roman Flügel:
• Dial:

[Photo: Nadine Fraczkowski]

Get out your “water pipes” cuz Pink Floyd are releasing a new album called The Endless River

Baby boomers, psychedelic dreamers, tween long-haired rockers, the Band to end all Bands has done the unthinkable and announced a new album. Not The Band, idiots… Floyd. A.K.A. Pink Floyd, the conceptual psych-rock band we all had a poster of in our bedrooms at one time or another (see above). The Endless River, a collection of unreleased 1994 recordings created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the late Richard Wright, will finally see a release this October. The group describes their forthcoming LP as “mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions.” All told, that description sounds wayyyy better than The Final Cut — sorry Roger Waters, you’re not invited to The Endless River.

Originally titled The Big Spliff [really guys?], The Endless River began alongside The Division Bell, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Since then, Gilmour and Mason have added and changed a lot to those 1994 recordings, even adding female backing vocals and a Gilmour lead on at least one cut. Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, has already offered up the album’s first review via Twitter, calling it “very beautiful.” Little conflict of interest there, Polly? Just kidding, I’m sure you’re very proud of your rock star husband. So let’s all dust off our Himalayan salt-crystal pyramids, screw in our black lights, and take a trip down The Endless River, shall we?

• Pink Floyd:

Flowers set to blow brain matter with debut record Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do

Flowers are the kind of band that make you sick. One of those dream-come-true stories of a group of impossibly young and good looking London waifs who record a shit-ton of demos about being young and carefree in about a day and then get invited to play their first live shows on a European tour with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Yuk.

Now for the figurative smell of rotting meat to really stir up that nausea: Flowers have announced the international release of their debut album Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do, which will be released on September 8 via Fortuna POP! (UK/Europe) and September 9 via Kanine Records (USA).

Not only that, the record, which is described as “a beautiful album that conjures up a strange and entrancing sort of magic,” was produced by Brit-pop demi-God Bernard Butler (Suede). You can get a taste of their legitimately stirring and brilliant brand of soaring rock with the opening track “Young” right here:

The only thing you can really pull Flowers up on is the questionable logic they demonstrate with the title of the record. There are certainly some occasions where doing what you want to do does not coincide with what you should do — for example, cannibalism, sleeping in when you have an exam, homicide, eating bread if you’re gluten intolerant, wearing leather pants to a funeral, watching horror movies with your nine-year-old cousin, stealing a goat from a petting zoo, drinking bleach because you like the taste, giving your grandma a tattoo while she’s asleep, bidding a trillion dollars for a pair of shoes on eBay, feeding your cat lasagna, wearing a Slipknot t-shirt to church, peeing your pants because you’re too lazy to get up in the middle of the movie, or even just wearing one of those hats with a little propeller on it.

Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do tracklist:

01. Young
02. Forget the Fall
03. Drag Me Down
04. Worn Out Shoes
05. Lonely
06. Joanna
07. If I Tell You
08. Comfort
09. I Love You
10. All Over Again
11. Anna
12. Be With You
13. Plastic Jane
14. Stuck

• Flowers:
• Fortuna POP!:
• Kanine:

Cardio superstar Ian William Craig plans A Turn of Breath for August 5 release on Recital

Remember when I wrote about Annea Lockwood’s Ground of Being LP on Recital, and I closed the post with a quick joke about eyeballs wrapped around a shout out to Ian William Craig and his upcoming release on the same label? Good, I’m glad you remember, it lets me know that you really care. Well you can stop futzing with your eyeballs now if you want, because we got us some additional details on Craig’s upcoming Recital debut A Turn of Breath and I’m about to tell you about them like it’s my actual job, when in reality my actual actual job is the thing I’m supposed to be doing right now instead of writing about this awesome sounding Ian William Craig album. Life is funny that way.

A Turn of Breath is out on August 5 both as one of those vinyl things you’ve heard so much about and as a digital download like the kind your big brother used to download for you from Napster. The album finds Craig continuing to explore the approaches demonstrated on the TMT Second Quarter Favorites shortlist album Theia and the Archive as well as last year’s A Forgetting Place. Namely, he manipulates tape recordings of his classically trained voice into a lush, ringing ambience. Reportedly, A Turn of Breath will find him using more explicitly, if “impressionistic,” choral and traditional acoustic-guitar-and-voice song structures. There will be both a standard edition of 375 and a deluxe edition of 125 that will be pressed on “infused purple and tan wax.” The deluxe edition will also arrive with the CD-R EP Short of Breath. For more info and to pre-order, do as you do in pretty much every other news post around this point in the second or third paragraph and click the link I’ve embedded here. You can also check out “Either Or” off the album below.

A Turn of Breath tracklisting:

01. Before Meaning Comes
02. On the Reach of Explanations
03. Red Gate with Starling
04. Rooms
05. A Slight Grip, a Gentle Hold (Part 1)
06. Second Lens
07. The Edges
08. New Brighton Park, July 2013
09. TEAC Poem
10. Either Or
11. A Slight Grip, a Gentle Hold (Part 2)
12. A Forgetting Place

• Ian William Craig:
• Recital: