The Burlies to play New York dates, Dismemberment Plan to play festivals, Travis Morrison to sip a refreshing drink

The Burlies to play New York dates, Dismemberment Plan to play festivals, Travis Morrison to sip a refreshing drink

The Dismemberment Plan have been back together for a few years, even to the point of testing out new songs live. That’s great and all, but that’s not going to stop Travis Morrison from starting another band. Last year, the Dismemberment Plan frontman emerged with a new group, The Burlies. According to Brooklyn Vegan, they made their live debut with a few shows last year. Unfortunately, though, Hurricane Sandy prevented them from playing any shows in their hometown of New York. Well, Hurricane Sandy is thankfully long gone, giving the band a chance to play a pair of New York shows later this month. They’ll be playing Union Hall on June 14 with Noveller and Drunk Tigers, then hitting up Shea Stadium on June 20.

All well and good and all, but look, the world wants a little more Dismemberment Plan. Great news: the world’s getting just that, a little more Dismemberment Plan! The band has two festival dates announced for the year: Riot Fest in Chicago and St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Detroit. Both festivals take place during the weekend of September 13-15, so the year’s supply of The Dismemberment Plan will be limited to a very specific area at a very specific time. Hey, Travis Morrison! Spread some more of your bands around! Some of us live in, oh, let’s say, Texas.

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The Flaming Lips to hopefully not perform anything called The Terror at Oklahoma tornado relief benefit… also add a few more dates

I think it was Ben Franklin who said “tornadoes are a lot like three-day-old fish… fucking horrible all the time.” Can’t very well argue with the first president of the United States now, can you?

That’s probably why on July 23, The Flaming Lips, along with some other guys you might have heard of (Kings of Leon, Jackson Browne, Built to Spill), are performing at the Rock for Oklahoma tornado relief benefit concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Tickets are on sale now (for $35 and $50) and all proceeds will be dispersed to central Oklahoma community organizations and charities (via local charities) to benefit ongoing relief efforts associated with the devastation left behind after this spring’s brutal Moore Tornado. According to a press release, losses “are estimated to reach upwards of $2 billion” and while many of the short-term needs of the people affected have already been met, “the goal of Rock for Oklahoma is to help them with long-term issues and problems, such as regaining livelihoods.”

Or, in the words of Lips frontman Wayne Quote-master Coyne:

Shakespeare said, “It is not enough to help the needy up, but to support them after.” In our small way we are trying to not just be here at the moment of immediate need, but to stay and help with the rebuilding. After all, this is our home and they are us and we are them.

I’m guessing that Coyne and the boys may choose to downplay the, y’know, blisteringly abject apocalyptica of this year’s The Terror (TMT Review) in favor of some more uplifting fare. But for those of you who just can’t get seem to get enough of that good existential dread in your diet (no matter how much Taco Bell you consume), don’t worry; the band has also added some more dates to their summer/fall trek. Heck, there’s even a few new dates with Spiritualized! So go ahead, moody brooders, get out there and get just as high on bummer-drones as you wanna be!

The Flaming dates:

07.11.13 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Pavilion *
07.12.13 - Greenville, SC - Charter Amphitheatre *
07.13.13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07.15.13 - Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre ^
07.16.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE Outdoors ^
07.17.13 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark
07.25.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series, Pioneer Park
07.27.13 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield
07.28.13 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07.31.13 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Pacific Amphitheatre
08.01.13 - Las Vegas, NV - Bud Light Music First, House of Blues
08.17.13 - Omaha, NE - Maha Maha Festival
09.06.13 - Isle Of Wight, England - Bestival
09.07.13 - Stekene, Belgium - Crammerock Festival
10.21.13 - Tokyo, Japan - Blitz
10.22.13 - Tokyo, Japan - Blitz
10.23.13 - Osaka, Japan - Hatch
10.24.13 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Diamond Hall

* The Black Keys
^ Spiritualized

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Jay-Z set to release new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, shoe-in for this year’s “confusing mixed metaphor album title” award

It’s that part of the year where all the biggest names are beginning to roll their albums out en masse. Kanye, Boards of Canada, Sigur Rós, and Lonely Island are now being joined by Jay-Z in the hype-cycle and he is lining up to dominate the whole thing. He’s announced, via commercial, that his new album is titled Magna Carta Holy Grail and it comes out on July 4.

Also, at least initially, it’s going to be available via an app on Samsung Galaxy phones. Yes, this album will be brought to Android users first, as part of a multimedia package including a look into the stories behind the album and the inspiration for it. It’s all kind of surreal and eyebrow raising.

For those reading this that need a history refresher, the Magna Carta is a medieval document that has the distinction of being the first set of laws basically forced onto a ruler, in this case a king, in an attempt to legally bind him. So yes, there are some possible political underpinnings there.

The Holy Grail is the mythical cup that caught the blood of Jesus and went on to cinematic fame when it resurrected Indiana Jones’ father after he had been shot by a Nazi. Please note that it is the cup of a carpenter and looks appropriately worn. Don’t make the same mistake Donovan did and end up getting turned into an animatronic, Alison Doody-molesting skeleton. Let’s hope Jay-Z takes this into account and selects his grail wisely.

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Daughters return for single show in Rhode Island, ending four-year-long prodigal journey

Invisible Oranges reports that familycore pioneers Daughters will end their hiatus for at least one show on September 13 at The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It will be the band’s first performance in the almost five years since the 2010 release of their excellent self-titled full-length. Fellow family-core bands have surely felt a great absence in the intervening years, and will no doubt be ecstatic to welcome the prodigal group’s grindy, shouty, and sorta scary presence back into the fold. More info on the event is available at the venue’s website, and though tickets only went on sale last Friday, according to the band’s Facebook page, they have already sold out.

Of course this will also be the band’s first show since the unfortunate semi-demise of Hydra Head Records, the label that put out both 2006’s Hell Songs (TMT Review) and the self-titled release in 2010.

No word yet on if there will be any other shows or new recordings, but I’ve got my fingers crossed they’ll team up with their familycore cohorts around the world to bring back the dearly missed Family Values Tour. Or maybe they could just tour with Dads and call it the Father-Daughter Dance Tour or the Bring Your Daughter to Work Day Tour because those things would be, as my own father says from time to time, “way too adorable.” And I mean, whatever if it wouldn’t really make sense musically. It’s all about synergy, folks, and The Bring Your Daughter to Work Day Tour practically screams synergy.

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Oneohtrix Point Never announces new album R Plus 7, effectively silencing all bullshit conversations about Yeezus

Good news, all you happy sunshine good-news lovers of TMT-land! Daniel Lopatin a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never-Disappointing totally told me over a glass of my own homemade, post-spin-class Kombucha tea this morning that he was thinking of releasing his new album, a double LP entitled R Plus 7, on October 1! I was all like “yeah, man, you totally should do that.” And then he was like, “cool, bro. I will, then. Cheers.”

And not only that, but he also said he was thinking of making the jump to Warp Records for this one. We were both pretty sweaty from the awesome workout we just had, so I think he was really grateful for the tea, because he let me have a gander at the press release he’d been working on last night:

[Lopatin’s] Warp Records debut is a major departure from his previous work. [His] experimental inclinations lurk behind the scenes – in the concepts and procedures he adopted to create the tracks – while the music itself comes as close as Lopatin has ever gotten to anything resembling traditional song structure. Which, for Lopatin, is only so close: The work is full of overlapping, abstract musical through-lines, puzzle-like pieces that, taken together, might allow you to glimpse an overarching tableau.

I was kinda like “are you really sure you want to use the phrase ‘overarching tableau’ in there?” Daniel was all “Good call, Nobodaddy. I guess that is kinda lame. I’ll actually mull that over before turning it in.” And then — and THIS is the especially juicy part — he was like “By the way, this Kombucha is really good, man. I really like the goji berries and chia seeds and shit.”

!!!!! <3 <3 <3 OMG OMG OMG

Isn’t that just freakin’ awesome?!? I mean, I can’t even tell you how excited I was. He LIKED my tea! :) :) :) Just about made my day, guys. Just goes to show you, it really is the little things, you know?

R Plus Seven tracklisting:

01. Boring Angel
02. Americans
03. He She
04 .Inside World
05. Zebra
06. Along
07. Problem Areas
08. Cryo
09. Still Life
10. Chrome Country

Oneohtrix Point Never-not-touring:

09.14.13 - Mexico City, Mexico - Festival Ceremonia
09.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral *
09.22.13 - Kraków, Poland - Sacrum Profanum
09.27.13 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo ^
09.28.13 - The Hague, Netherlands - Today’s Art Festival
10.01.13 - Glasgow, UK - Centre for Contemporary Arts
10.03.13 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
10.04.13 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain !#
10.05.13 - Kortijk, Belgium - De Kreun
11.16.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Walker Art Center &
11.22-24.13 - East Sussex, UK - ATP Weekender @ Pontins Holiday Centre

* Julianna Barwick
^ Mondkopf
! Stellar Om Source
# Lorenzo Senni
& Tim Hecker

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Andrew W.K. will play drums for 24 hours starting today in Times Square, but why not in the M&M’s store?

Long ago, Andrew W.K. made great music for hockey arenas. Nowadays, he parties, and if “partying” to you means doing high-profile antics, then I guess this your party. Serious, if someone played drums at a party I went to for 24 hours, I’d lose it, be all like, “SHUT UP WITH THE FUCKING DRUMS ALREADY.”

But lo, according to dude’s website, Andrew W.K. “will man the kit in Oakley’s flagship Times Square store, being joined by the occasional surprise guest (The Roots’ metronome ?uestlove will serve as his co-pilot for the first leg of the journey). But mainly, he’ll be going it alone, and according to MTV News, “he’s actually slightly terrified about the task at hand.”

But wait, so ?uestlove’s gonna hold his hand half the time? BOOORING, especially considering that I personally know the man responsible for the World’s Largest Maple Bar record. Apparently this all goes down at 7 PM EST and is in part with the O Music Awards, who in their act to bestow “digital” and “analog genius awards,” forgot a posthumous award for Michel Loltito, a.k.a. Monsieur Mangetout, the man responsible for eating a fucking Cessna. I mean, I don’t mean to get down on you, W.K., but there’s still room for improvement.

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