Sonic Youth have big news!!!! (…about an archival release from 1985)

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Hey hardcore Sonic Youth fan. Yes you, the one in the washing machine t-shirt buying Kim Gordon’s old clothes online right now. I got something you might be interested in.

Just moments ago, Sonic Youth announced the upcoming release of a rare live recording from their 1985 tour in support of Bad Moon Rising! Hold on, hold on, keep your voice down, I’m not finished. The performance was captured on 4-track cassette at Chicago’s Smart Bar on August 11, 1985. The recording consists mostly of Bad Moon Rising tracks and early performances of “Secret Girl” and “Expressway to Yr Skull” later to be released on EVOL. There’s also a never-before-released live rendition of “Kat ‘N’ Hat”.

This release will be available on November 14 via SY’s own label as a double LP (with a download card for those of you who hate the sound of quality). It’s mixed and mastered by the band from the original tape source and comes packed with liner notes by Gerard Cosloy and Sonic Youth engineer Aaron Mullan and photos by Pat Blashill and Steven Koress.

Now here’s a paper bag to breathe in, relax. I know, you thought this news was going to be about Thurston and Kim, and you were all worried. They’re fine, just keep breathing.

Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 tracklist:

01. Hallowe’en
02. Death Valley ’69
03. Intro/Brave Men Run(In My Family)
04. I Love Her All the Time
05. Ghost Bitch
06. I’m Insane
07. Kat ‘N’ Hat
08. Brother James
09. Kill Yr Idols
10. Secret Girl
11. Flower
12. The Burning Spear
13. Expressway to Yr Skull
14. Making the Nature Scene

• Sonic Youth: http://www.sonicyouth.com

Sonic Youth have big news!!!! (…about an archival release from 1985)

Hey hardcore Sonic Youth fan. Yes you, the one in the washing machine t-shirt buying Kim Gordon’s old clothes online right now. I got something you might be interested in.

Just moments ago, Sonic Youth announced the upcoming release of a rare live recording from their 1985 tour in support of Bad Moon Rising! Hold on, hold on, keep your voice down, I’m not finished. The performance was captured on 4-track cassette at Chicago’s Smart Bar on August 11, 1985. The recording consists mostly of Bad Moon Rising tracks and early performances of “Secret Girl” and “Expressway to Yr Skull” later to be released on EVOL. There’s also a never-before-released live rendition of “Kat ‘N’ Hat”.

This release will be available on November 14 via SY’s own label as a double LP (with a download card for those of you who hate the sound of quality). It’s mixed and mastered by the band from the original tape source and comes packed with liner notes by Gerard Cosloy and Sonic Youth engineer Aaron Mullan and photos by Pat Blashill and Steven Koress.

Now here’s a paper bag to breathe in, relax. I know, you thought this news was going to be about Thurston and Kim, and you were all worried. They’re fine, just keep breathing.

Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 tracklist:

01. Hallowe’en
02. Death Valley ’69
03. Intro/Brave Men Run(In My Family)
04. I Love Her All the Time
05. Ghost Bitch
06. I’m Insane
07. Kat ‘N’ Hat
08. Brother James
09. Kill Yr Idols
10. Secret Girl
11. Flower
12. The Burning Spear
13. Expressway to Yr Skull
14. Making the Nature Scene

• Sonic Youth: http://www.sonicyouth.com

Prince Rama momentarily ignore the fundamental oneness of all matter and energy to announce “So Destroyed” dance contest

So, remember last week or so when we appeared to you in a dream and told you about plastic-souled soundsurfers Prince Rama’s intentions to channel a cosmic Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a “now-age psych opera” meant to accompany November 11 release of their LP, Top Ten Hits of the End of The World (which, by the way, we also told you about; how on top of this shit are we?)?? Well, it turns out that that was NO DREAM, man!!

Unfortunately, it also turns out that it’s, uh, not working out so well as of right now (you’d better get over there and pledge some cash if you want to see this happen, folks). In the meantime, it looks like the band has settled on an equally zany but considerably cheaper promotional tool in order to keep their whole “we make overtly mystic party music” marketing thing alive. It was announced yesterday that they’re now planning on holding a “dance contest” for their new single “So Destroyed” wherein “anyone can submit a youtube video of themselves dancing to the song.” And despite the obvious fact that our separateness is a bullshit illusion, the band will still pick a “grand prize winner” who will receive his/her own custom made Prince Rama dance shoes, a signed copy of the new album, and an opportunity to perform the winning dance LIVE on stage with the band. Beyond that, they’ll also compile some of their other favorite videos and feature them in the song’s official music video. See? Cheap for you; cheap for them, still wacky.

Interested potential dance contest insta-stars should email their videos to sodestroyed @ pawtracks.com by September 24. The “winner” will be announced the following week. In the meantime, here’s a nice little bong-load of what you’re up against:

Top Ten Hits of the End of the World tracklist:

01. “Blade of Austerity” - Guns of Dubai
02. “Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever” - I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E.
03. “No Way Back”- Nu Fighters
04. “So Destroyed” - Rage Peace
05. “Receive” - Taohaus
06. “Radhamadhava” - Goloka
07. “Fire Sacrifice” - Black Elk Speaks
08. “Welcome To The Now Age” - Hyparxia
09. “Exercise Ecstasy” - The Metaphysixxx
10. “We Will Fall In Love Again” - Motel Memory

Upcoming dates:

09.23.12 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent *
11.01.12 - Utrecht - Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche rijn *
11.03.12 - Strasbourg - France - La Latiere *
11.04.12 - London - UK- Roundhouse *
11.06.12 - Dublin - Ireland - Vicar Street *
11.07.12 - Glasgow - Scotland - ABC1 *
11.08.12 - Manchester - UK -The Warehouse Project *
11.09.12 - Tourcoing - France - Le Grand Mix *
11.10.12 - Antwerp - Belgium - Trix *
11.13.12 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Pustervik *
11.14.12 - Stockholm - Sweden - Debaser Medis *
11.15.12 - Oslo - Norway - Sentrum Scene *
11.16.12 - Lund - Sweden - Mejerjet *
11.18.12 - Berlin - Germany - Astra *
11.19.12 - Lausanne - Switzerland - Les Docks *
11.20.12 - Zurich - Switzerland - X-Tra *

# Girlseeker
* Animal Collective

• Prince Rama: http://princerama.tumblr.com
• Paw Tracks: http://www.paw-tracks.com

Atoms for Peace are releasing an album next year, so Radiohead have obviously broken up for real this time, RIGHT?!?

Oh shit. Remember back in July when Atoms for Peace, Thom Yorke’s other band, released a single and we almost thought Radiohead had broken up? They’re releasing an album now. Atoms for Peace, not Radiohead. They’re releasing a whole damn album, and they’ve already released one damn song. Shit. It’s called “Default,” and it’ll be out as a vinyl 12-inch sometime next month. When you listen to the song though, just know that the cat’s out of the bag now. It’s over. Radiohead. Have. Broken. Up.

Or, maybe they haven’t. They probably haven’t. They definitely haven’t.

Atoms for Peace are just releasing an album next year on XL.

Whatever.

• Atoms for Peace: http://www.atomsforpeace.co.uk
• XL: http://xlrecordings.com

iTAL tEK realizes his foot(work) fetish with new album Nebula Dance on Planet Mu

Planet Mu was founded by Mike Paradinas in 1995, and if I didn’t know any better, I would’ve assumed that Alan Myson a.k.a. iTAL tEK was right there alongside him, unpacking boxes, helping to sign new artists, and… I don’t know, probably watching Nickelodeon. Myson is in his mid-20s now, so I refuse to acknowledge the possibility that any 15 year-old living in the developed world wasn’t watching Nickelodeon during the mid-90s. That aside, the relationship that he’s established with the label over the past few years is enough to make you wonder whether marriage is in the future.

Postpone the wedding bells; we’ll just have to content ourselves with Nebula Dance, iTAL tEK’s newest album on Planet Mu, which is due out October 22.

His previous two albums, Cyclical and Midnight Colour, were worthwhile forays into an intriguing mixture of… let’s say dubstep and IDM, while his latest exercise is more blatantly influenced by the trendy developments in the footwork genre. You can partially blame DJ Diamond and Machinedrum for that, who both released two of the best albums of 2011, courtesy of, well, Planet Mu of course. Despite its clear influences, expect Nebula Dance to be at least one thing: fresh-sounding. iTAL tEK seems to have a knack for it. Preview the album here.

Nebula Dance tracklisting:

01. Nebula Dance
02. Pixel Haze
03. Dusk Beat
04. Intercruise
05. Steel Sky
06. Glokk
07. Solar Sail
08. In Motion
09. Gonga
10. Discontinuum
11. Human Version
12. Yesterday Tomorrow Today

• iTAL tEK: http://www.facebook.com/italtek
• Planet Mu: http://www.planet.mu

RIP: Matthew Africa, famed Bay Area hip-hop DJ

From SF Weekly:

We’re just getting word via Facebook and other sources that beloved local hip-hop DJ Matthew Africa tragically passed away this Monday in a car accident. He was 40.

[…]

Africa was well-known among the community of Bay Area hip-hop DJs, having first made a name for himself with a show on UC Berkeley’s KALX radio station. We’ve posted his work several times on All Shook Down, including a mix he made last year of the best of Bay Area rapper E-40.

Various tributes are pouring in across Twitter and Facebook. “My heart is hurting so much right now,” Tweeted Oakland Faders DJ Platurn. “This is so fucked.”

“Peace go with you Matthew,” Tweeted local DJ King Most. “Strength to all your loved ones. Damn.”

Africa was supposed to DJ at the Layover in Oakland tonight. Instead, the event has turned into an impromptu memorial service, where fans are invited to bring records and celebrate Africa’s life.

• Matthew Africa: http://www.djmatthewafrica.com