The Flaming Lips get together with some new fwends to remake an entire King Crimson record. Okay, but what are they going to do after that?

The Flaming Lips get together with some new fwends to remake an entire King Crimson record. Okay, but what are they going to do after that?

Guys, I think the brown acid-laced orange-flavored Fanta is kicking in. Everything’s starting to look really weird. I fucking swear that I just googled Flaming Lips and got a psychotropic news story about the band partnering with Bon Iver, Ke$ha, Chris Martin, Nick Cave, and possibly (secretly) Nick Cage for a double LP orgasmaganza called The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends that they unleashed upon the world on something called “Record Store Day.” Oh my god, so messed UP!

Whoa, now here comes another music news-related hallucination (man, what are the odds?)! This one’s via Consequence of Sound that’s saying some shit about Coyne and his boys recording and releasing a “complete reworking” of King Crimson’s 1969 debut album In the Court of the Crimson King. I’m seeing a bunch of crazy colors right now, and words are jumping off the screen and speaking themselves and stuff, but still, I’m pretty sure that The Lips’ version is called Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn and features collaborations with New Fumes, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Linear Downfall, and Spaceface… but then again, all of that information sounds pretty made up if you read it back again, so you probably shouldn’t be listening to me at all right now.

Whoa, now comes the really weird part. According to The Future Heart, a limited edition multi-color vinyl of the album is on sale TODAY, sold at Dallas’ Good Records. That’s, like, not even possible! It’s also streaming right now on the band’s Satellite Heart Radio website (when did they get all these websites?) Either way, I’m going to check out New Fumes and Flaming Lips’ non-album cover of “Moonchild” below while I ride this out. If I start taking all my clothes off and doing the worm, please don’t try to interfere. I WILL eat your tongue and eyeballs.

Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn:

01. Linear Downfall – “21st Century Schizoid Man”
02. New Fumes – “I Talk to the Wind”
03. Linear Downfall, Spaceface, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, and New Fumes with The Flaming Lips – “Epitaph”
04. Spaceface – “Moonchild”
05. Stardeath and White Dwarfs – “In the Court of the Crimson King”

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A$AP Rocky joins Rihanna tour, hilarious cleaning-up-the-tour-bus montage due soon

Rihanna news? UGH, what is this TMZ? Now, hold on, imaginary, furious audience. While the glorious light of Tiny Mix Tapes shines rarely on the pop world — mainly because we’re too busy shining it in Michael Gira’s face — Rihanna is worth considering. There are a lot of interesting reasons why her music might be worth the consideration of you, the Tiny Mix Tapes audience, but I’m not that smart. My main reasoning is that “What’s My Name” is a STONE COLD JAM. Argue with that, God.

Besides, this is only half a Rihanna story anyway. The other half is about rapper/pretty guy A$AP Rocky. See, A$AP is joining Rihanna on her world tour starting next March. Rihanna has a new record, Unapologetic, coming out November 19, while A$AP Rocky’s “debut” full-length LongLiveA$AP is due sometime in 2013. Supposedly early in 2013? Maybe never in 2013? Maybe forever in 2013?

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna dates:

03.08.13 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
03.10.13 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
03.12.13 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
03.14.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
03.15.13 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
03.17.13 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
03.18.13 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
03.21.13 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
03.22.13 - Chicago, IL - United Center
03.24.13 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
03.25.13 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
03.27.13 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
03.30.13 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
04.01.13 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
04.03.13 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
04.06.13 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
04.08.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
04.09.13 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
04.11.13 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
04.12.13 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
04.15.13 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
04.16.13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
04.19.13 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
04.20.13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
04.22.13 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
04.29.13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
05.02.13 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
05.04.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
05.05.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

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RIP: Ted Curson, jazz trumpeter who played with Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, and Charles Mingus

From The New York Times:

Ted Curson, a trumpeter who moved fluidly between soulful postbop and volatile free jazz, both as a leader and as a sideman with Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp, died on Sunday in Montclair, N.J. He was 77. […]

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Mountains’ new album in January will be a great lazy Christmas gift

What’s lazy Christmas, you ask? Lazy Christmas is when you give a friend or loved one a thoughtless gift after December 25. This year, I’m getting Mountains’ new album Centralia, which is released January 22 on Thrill Jockey, for my dad. Shh… don’t tell my dad! I assume I’ll receive an MP3 download of the minimalist electronic album, and I’ll just put the little coupon code into a card I got from The Dollar Tree. My dad is more of Pantera type, but I believe even he will enjoy the modular soundscapes created by duo Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg. I can’t wait for my dad to groove to these tunes. It will be a lazy Christmas miracle!

Centralia tracklist:
01. Sand
02. Indentical Ship
03. Circular C
04. Tilt
05. Propeller
06. Liana
07. Living Lens

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BODYGUARD, NGUZUNGUZU, Massacooramaan offer exclusive tracks for double-vinyl compilation curated by Total Freedom

Total Freedom (a.k.a. Ashland Mines), an L.A. DJ/producer from US-based club label/movement Fade To Mind (Fatima Al Qadiri, NGUZUNGUZU, Massacooramaan, Kingdom), has curated an excitingly esoteric vinyl-only compilation for Teenage Teardrop. Blasting Voice features 18 new and exclusive tracks from TMT favorites like James Ferraro’s BODYGUARD project, NGUZUNGUZU, and Massacoormaan (Dave Quam), as well as deeper cuts from lesser-known (but also fantastic) artists like Diamond Black Hearted Boy (!), Jaws, Felix Lee, DJ Yung Tellem, and artist/filmmaker Ryan Trecartin, among many others.

Blasting Voice is available now as a double-vinyl set with a full-color insert, limited to only 300. #SAVAGE #HEAT #WET #ETC!! Listen to Massacooramaan’s contribution, “Zapotecean Foster Care,” here:

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Morrissey’s hair announces rescheduled US tourdates with Morrissey

If you’re like me, it’s probably difficult to remember anything that happened to you prior to, say, last Thursday or so, or something that didn’t happen in simultaneity with your consumption of a McDonald’s CBO sandwich. (By the way, is your left arm all tingly too? It’s making it kind of difficult to type.) Well, in that case, you’d better pull out a couple of those bad boys right now, because I have a couple of delicious beefy news patties to lay on you that you’re probably going to want to remember come 2013.

I’ll start by reminding you about how Morrissey announced late last month that he had to postpone his entire US tour in order to be with his mother in the hospital. Okay, still with me? How’s that ooey, gooey lava pool of ultrapasteurized processed cheese product? Good. Now then, it seems that the man is being true to his word, as the Morrissey fansite True to You has revealed not only a juicy list of steam-grilled make-up dates, but also the addition of a whole pound of caramelized new dates! Oh the hickory-smoked news-iness of it all! I don’t know about you, but I just want to sop it up with a sesame seed-studded bread pillow. The new dates start in January, and I swear I’ll post them just as soon as my vision clears up.

Morrissey tour:

01.09.13 - Long Island, NY - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
01.11.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music
01.12.13 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues Atlantic City
01.16.13 - North Bethesda, MD - Strathmore
01.18.13 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Performing Arts Center
01.19.13 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
01.21.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
01.22.13 - Columbus, OH - LC Indoor Pavilion
01.24.13 - Flint, MI - The Whiting
01.25.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theater
01.26.13 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater
01.28.13 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
01.29.13 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
01.31.13 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts
02.02.13 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
02.05.13 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
02.06.13 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre
02.09.13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
02.10.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
02.12.13 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
02.13.13 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
02.15.13 - Pharr, TX - Pharr Events Center
02.16.13 - Beaumont, TX - Jefferson Theater
02.18.13 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
02.21.13 - Denver, CO - Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
02.22.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
02.24.13 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
03.01.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
03.02.13 - Sparks, NV - John Ascuaga’s Nugget - Rose Ballroom
03.04.13 - Davis, CA - Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
03.06.13 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
03.08.13 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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