Talibam! tour through Europe and (briefly) return to improvisation

Talibam! tour through Europe and (briefly) return to improvisation http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/1308/news-13-08-talibam.jpg

Last time we talked about Talibam! they were celebrating 10 years of merrymaking, rapping, and playing some dates in Europe. While the rap game was apparently fun, it seems to have grown tiresome for the New York duo who are known for blending styles and genres. Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea (a.k.a. MC Moaty Mogulz and MC K-Wizzle) are returing to their roots (sort of) for a show with Peter Evans and Alan Wilkinson as part of the Sant’Anna Arress Jazz Festival (WARNING: lots of brightly colored flash graphics) in Sant’Anna, Italy. The festival also features the likes of Cecil Taylor and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Well, maybe “tiresome” wasn’t the right word before. It’s more likely the improv bug was itching and they had to scratch, as they will be playing a series of shows highlighting their #NOSCHOOL stylings all over Europe in the weeks following the jazz festival.

For two dudes based in New York, they sure seem to play abroad a lot. My guess is it’s either they don’t send out press releases for their US shows, or our feeble American minds cannot comprehend their realness.

Anyway, here are the tour dates:

08.24.13 - Sant’Anna, Italy - Sant’Anna Arress Jazz Festival

#NOSCHOOL Rap tour dates:

08.29.13 - Charleroi, Belgium - Rockerill
08.31.13 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
09.01.13 - Duisburg, Germany - Platzhirsch Festival
09.02.13 - Caen, France - Ecuyes
09.03.13 - Cherbourg, France
09.04.13 - Venlo, Netherlands - radio appearance
09.08.13 - Riviers, France - Baignade -Toujours- Interditeade Festival

• Talibam!: http://talibam.bandcamp.com

Le1f announces third mixtape Tree House, climbs down for tour

As a child, did you have a treehouse? If so, lucky! I had trees and I had a house, but the two never became one. The question at hand, though: did New York rapper Le1f ever have a treehouse? My guess would be, no, as New York does not seem like a particularly treehouse-heavy city, but I can’t say for sure. Maybe Le1f spent his childhood years in a beautiful treehouse. Maybe he’s never been in a treehouse. Maybe he’s purging his childhood disappointment through his upcoming mixtape Tree House, coming out September 10.

The mixtape, Le1f’s third since last year, has a first single in the form of “Damn Son,” named after the exclamation one makes upon seeing a particularly great treehouse. Listen to that track below, via Le1f’s SoundCloud. After the tape’s release, Le1f will head out on a tour of America’s best treehouses. He will also spend some of that time playing shows. Some shows may, in fact, be in treehouses.

Le1f dates:

09.25.13 - Washington, DC - U Hall
09.26.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Saddle
09.27.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Verboten
09.28.13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10.03.13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10.04.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10.05.13 - Vancouver, BC - Celebrities
10.06.13 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10.08.13 - Portland, OR - Holocene
10.10.13 - San Francisco, CA - Stereo Might
10.11.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globs
10.16.13 - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain

• Le1f: http://le1f.com

Dean Blunt unexpectedly drops new album Stone Island in Russia, available to DL and stream now

Just a few hours ago, I posted a track from Dean Blunt that I thought was called “King James,” but I also speculated that, after scanning the MP3’s tags, it could be track #3 of a release called Island of Stone. Well, thanks to TMT reader Vinícius Ortolano, I’m happy to report that I was partially correct! The track is actually called “Three” (at least in the context of this Russian release) and, according to Russian website Афиша, is off a new 10-track Dean Blunt album called Stone Island. The best part? It’s already out.

The album, a thematic and aesthetic continuation of the issues he introduced on The Redeemer, was recorded in full in a Moscow hotel room last week. Stream it here:

The album is available for download here too, but you may encounter problems extracting due to how the files are named. If that’s the case, try here or here.

Seriously, aren’t we lucky to have an artist like Dean Blunt in our lives?

Stone Island tracklist:

01. One
02. Two
03. Three
04. Four
05. Five
06. Six
07. Stone Island
08. Eight
09. Heat (feat. Joanne Robertson)
10. Ten

• Dean Blunt: https://soundcloud.com/cplnd

Ahnnu announces new album World Music on Leaving Records, featuring remixes by Andrew Pekler, Matthewdavid, and more

Looks like Ahnnu is back in full force! After having just released two new non-album tracks via SoundCloud — “Kazu” and “Pe5” — the L.A. producer (a.k.a. Leland Jackson a.k.a. cakedog) has dropped details about his latest release. It’s titled World Music, and it features 12 new tracks + 5 remixes by the likes of Andrew Pekler (who, by the way, released one of our favorite albums this year), Matthewdavid, Nerftoss, and more. Here’s what Ahnnu had to say about the release:

World Music introduces a series of themes which represent various styles and likenesses I’ve adopted in my growth as a sound artist living in the digital age. In respect to my environment, I wanted to create a body of sound-work that is transient in nature. Each track was arranged as separate entities and are holistic in the sense that they are intended to inspire an experience of indifference within a space of perpetual sonic motion. “World Music” describes the continuous sensory shift of both meditative neglect and cognitive sophistication when active within a (digitally) connected culture.

Love it! World Music is out September 3 on Leaving Records. Pour yourself some scotchka and check out album track “Shame” here:

World Music tracklist:

01. Gala
02. Shame
03. Solo
04. Ghille in the Mist
05. Relative Research
06. Ballast
07. Non2
08. Reversology
09. Found
10. Mirror
11. Paia
12. Monica Swept
13. Found (Fumitake Tamura (Bun) rmx)*
14. Solo (EMV rmx)*
15. Reversology (Andrew Pekler “Mysteryology” rmx)*
16. (Lost and) Found (Nerftoss rmx)*
17. Gala (Matthewdavid rmx)*

• Ahnnu: http://www.dogtropic.net
• Leaving Records: http://leavingrecords.com

DJ/PURPLE/IMAGE sprinkling “Fresh Roses” into your bubble bath TONIGHT at 8 PM PST for first-ever Ustream show

Unless you’ve already got other plans, here’s what TMT urges you to do the second you’re off work tonight: hit up Walgreens. Grab dem bath beads. Grab dem supreme pizza. Grab whatever’s on tap at the pharmacy. Run home with a bag dangling from each arm. Smell like flop sweat when you come through the door. Sit in front of a box fan. Let the sweat-salt settle into your crevices.

Now it’s time — 8 PM PST to be exact — to step into the tub, drop trou, and log into Alex Gray a.k.a. DJ/PURPLE/IMAGE’s first-ever CHANCEIMAG.es Ustream wwwBROADCAST, where you’ll be treated to unique vibrations in real-time, using a combination of ultrasonics, echolocation, and microrepetition that will lather you up hands-free and brush past your erogenous zones in ways that evoke other times and places. This live-stream installment is called “FRESH ROSES” (implying more installments in the future!) and promises “ALL original videos/sounds by D/P/I” in addition to the fiddling going on below the water. See you there!

#streamchanceimages

Update: Here’s the archived stream of last night’s show!

• D/P/I: http://chanceimag.es

Yuck puke up new album details, vomit new single, then totally start licking both!

Guys, this is God. Your lord. Hello there! I just wanted to float down from heaven on this awesome white cloud here to bestow upon all you adorable little mortals the exciting news that the rock band Yuck, which you all loved so much back in 2011, is coming back a second time (sounds kinda like a certain son of mine! LOL!) with their second album on September 30 in the UK and October 1 in the US (via Fat Possum/Pharmacy). I totally decree that it shall be called Glow and Behold and, because I say so, will be available on both CD and white vinyl. I like the color white a quite lot; what can I tell you?

Anyway, here’s a few things that you should know. My man Chris Coady produced it, and guitarist Max Bloom is now in charge of the whole outfit (former frontman Daniel Blumberg was getting just a little too curious about the difference between good and evil, so I kinda had to banish him to experimental solo project status). So yes, as you could maybe tell from the first single they released earlier this year, the band does sound a little bit different than before. But be not afraid! It’s still rock ‘n’ roll, and you folks are gonna enjoy the heckaroony out of it (Monday through Saturday only, of course!). Heck, I’ll tell you what; because I’m pretty much THE MAN (they pretty much just call me “I Am Who I Am” upstairs; isn’t that, like, Tarantino-rad?), I’ll bestow another single from the album on you. This one’s called “Middle Sea.” Do you get it? Oh, and don’t worry; I’ll also make it so that you can preorder the whole album over at the Fat Possum website… right… about… now.

Glow & Behold tracklisting:

01. Sunrise in Maple Shade
02. Out of Time
03. Lose My Breath
04. Memorial Fields
05. Middle Sea
06. Rebirth
07. Somewhere
08. Nothing New
09. How Does It Feel
10. Twilight in Maple Shade (Chinese Cymbals)
11. Glow & Behold

• Yuck: http://www.yuckband.com
• Fat Possum: http://www.fatpossum.com

News

  • Recent
  • Popular


TMT IS SEEKING NEWS WRITERS

Click here to apply