Thee Oh Sees announce second album of 2011, continue crusade to incorporate a little nightmare into your sun-dappled West Coast psych rock

Thee Oh Sees announce second album of 2011, continue crusade to incorporate a little nightmare into your sun-dappled West Coast psych rock

Still having those dreams where everything seems all rainbows and bubblegum until you stop to look a little closer and it turns out you’ve actually stumbled into a meadow full of flesh-eating monsters and zombies? But then, maybe those zombies and monsters just want to be friends?? It’s all so confusing, but kind of satisfying in way… well, get ready for more of the same!

Following up on the June release of their spooky psych rock full-length Castlemania (TMT Review) on In The Red, San Francisco-based band Thee Oh Sees are holding true to their natural prolific nature by announcing the release of Carrion Crawler/The Dream, a new LP due out November 15, also on In The Red. After releasing two albums in both 2008 and 2009 (and then just the one in 2010), expect another announcement about their first record for 2012 any day now.

Carrion Crawler/The Dream tracklist:

01. Carrion Crawler

02. Contraption/Soul Desert

03. Robber Barons

04. Chem-Farmer

05. Opposition

06. The Dream

07. Wrong Idea

08. Crushed Grasss

09. Crack in Your Eye

10. Heavy Doctor


09.04.11 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival

09.05.11 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret #

09.06.11 - Victoria, BC - Sugar #

09.09.11 - Portland, OR - Musicfest North West

10.16.11 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival

10.19.11 - Halifax, NS - Halifax, Nova Scotia

10.20.11 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End

10.21.11 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

10.27.11 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish ^

10.30.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Ukrainian Cultural Center ^

10.31.11 - San Diego, CA - Bar Pink

11.04.11 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

11.07.11 - New Orleans, LA - TBA ^

11.09.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone ^

11.10.11 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree ^

11.11.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^
11.12.11 - Winston-Salem, NC - Krankies ^

11.13.11 - Baltimore, MD - TBA ^

11.14.11 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA ^

11.17-18.11 - New York, NY - TBA ^

11.19.11 - Providence, RI - TBA ^

11.21.11 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar ^

11.22.11 - Detroit, MI - TBA ^

11.23.11 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^

11.25.11 - Lawrence, KS - TBA ^

11.26.11 - Denver, CO - TBA ^

12.04.11 - San Francisco, CA - Verdi Club *

02.10.12 - Miami, FL - Bruise Cruise Festival

^ Total Control


# Bare Wires, Chains of Love

• Thee Oh Sees:
• In The Red:

Sebadoh announce tour to save your marriage

If Sunday’s VMAs taught me one thing, it’s that I am completely out of touch with youth culture. If it taught me another thing, it’s that I clearly have no idea what teenagers think is cool anymore. So, after watching Nicky Minaj (spelling?) and some nine-year-old kid named Tyler win awards, I quickly rushed home and found refuge in my old cassette collection and flannel shirts and came to the realization that my Golden Year, 1991, is already 20 years ago. Wait… are you for real? Holy shit! 1991 is 20 years old! God, I’m old! I’m old, aren’t I?

If you’re like me, realizing suddenly that you worked (drank) away your youth and that you are NO LONGER COOL, then do what I do and find solace in old bands from your wonder years that still go on tour! For instance: Sebadoh have made it public knowledge that they will indeed be going on tour! In October, the scruffy young lads in Sebadoh, who made their name with fantastic albums like III and Bakesale (which was lovingly reissued earlier this year), will be revisiting all of their favorite dive bars and independent music venues across the country as they bring their “lo-fi” music to the (aging) masses.

So forget that best-of classical compilation, toss out that Michael Bolton CD, and find a band you loved as a teenager and go see them on tour. It saved me and my marriage!

Sebadoh tourdates:

10.25.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
10.26.11 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10.27.11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
10.28.11 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
10.29.11 - Columbia, MO - Mojo’s
10.30.11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
10.31.11 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
11.01.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
11.02.11 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
11.04.11 - Columbia, SC - Headliners
11.05.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
11.06.11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
11.07.11 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
11.08.11 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern
11.10.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
11.11.11 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
11.12.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

• Sebadoh:

Leyland Kirby releasing new album Eager to Tear Apart the Stars, channels Ronald Reagan with his hatred of Space

Kindly recall the last ambient album that you listened to. Now, try and remember anything about that album that was musically outstanding in any way. Okay, so this might not work if you just listened to Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks by Brian Eno, but if your consumption of ambient music is anything like mine, then you’ll quickly realize where I’m coming from. It’s a genre utterly stuffed with talented artists from around the globe, but for which memorability is an extremely difficult feat to achieve.

With the massive undertaking that was his 2009 triple-album Sadly, the Future is No Longer What It Was (TMT Review), Leyland Kirby, combined with his more hauntingly sinister work as The Caretaker, has increasingly solidified his status as one of the relatively few, prominent, and noteworthy ambient artists currently active. And with the release of Eager to Tear Apart the Stars on October 3, he has the palpable opportunity to secure his place alongside comparable musical demigods like Tim Hecker, William Basinski, or Stars of the Lid.

According to The Quietus, Kirby’s own label, History Always Favours the Winners, describes the album as evincing a “temporal warping and sense of decayed decadence individual to Kirby’s oeuvre. There’s an ostensible sadness to these six pieces, but of a life-affirming and subtly ambiguous kind.” In other words, all signs point to Eager being just as beautifully affecting as his previous work.

Eager to Tear Apart the Stars tracklisting:

01. The arrow of time
02. This is the story of paradise lost
03. To reject the World
04. No longer distance than death
05. They are all dead, there are no skip at all
06. My dream contained a Star

• Leyland Kirby:
• History Always Favours the Winners:

Jacuzzi Boys get America wet on fall tour in support of Glazin’

From the land of endless summer, pool parties, and gator wrasslin’ comes Miami’s own Jacuzzi Boys! The raucous garage trio are setting fire to the stony, cold hearts of critics across the US, and have landed one high-profile fan, the Earl of Contemporary Garage Rock himself, Mr. Jack White, who asked the band to record a live performance at his own Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville. (You can purchase the Jacuzzi Boys’ Live at Third Man 12-inch vinyl from the Third Man online store. Well played, Jack White, well played. Will napkins touched by the Jacuzzi Boys also be available online?) And now the Boys are debuting their most recent album Glazin’ over at Spin. This is the band’s first album for Hardly Art and it hits stores August 30.

Diehard Florida residents, the men of Jacuzzi Boys love Miami, and they wanna tell you about it. They’re so Florida that their practice space is located inside Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne, FL. It’s an enchanted land of reptiles, greenery, and Nixon summer homes, but as the Boys note, “Miami is not known for producing many good bands.” Bassist Danny Gonzalez says, “So, quite frequently we get asked, ‘would you ever consider moving?’ Our answer is always, ‘No!’” So it’s a good thing these upstanding gents from the Scarface state have charted an intense tour across the lower 48 this fall, bringing a little bit of sunshine, a whole lotta good times, and perennial garage favorite Davila 666 along for the ride.


09.20.11 - Tallahassee, FL - Retrofit Records
09.21.11 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
09.22.11 - Houston, TX - The Mink
09.23.11 - Austin, TX - Red 7
09.24.11 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
09.25.11 - Tulsa, OK - The Reverb
09.27.11 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
09.28.11 - Palm Springs, CA - Dillon Roadhouse
09.29.11 - Fullerton, CA - The Continental
09.30.11 - San Diego, CA - Til-Two Club
10.01.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Blue Star Bar
10.02.11 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
10.03.11 - Seaside, CA - The Alternative Lounge
10.04.11 - Sacramento, CA - TBA
10.06.11 - Portland, OR - East End
10.07.11 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse
10.08.11 - Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf
10.11.11 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
10.12.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
10.13.11 - Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge
10.14.11 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
10.15.11 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
10.16.11 - Toronto, ON - Parts & Labour
10.18.11 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
10.19.11 - Boston, MA - TBA
10.21.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Hardly Art CMJ party @ 285 Kent
10.22.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Bruise Cruise CMJ show
10.23.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
10.24.11 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head Club @ Sonar
10.26.11 - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet #
10.27.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub #
10.28.11 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups #
10.29.11 - Nashville, TN - TBA
10.30.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
10.31.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #

# Davila 666

• Jacuzzi Boys:
• Hardly Art:

Red Horse (Eli Keszler & Steve Pyne) release new album Red Horse on Type, not to be confused with Red Horse or Red Horse

Allow me to clarify right up front: this Red Horse is the experimental/noise outfit of drummer and percussionist Eli Keszler and guitarist Steve Pyne. And this isn’t a re-release of their first record from 2009, Red Horse, but rather an entirely new release, which happens to carry an identical name. Coincidentally, there’s also a folk trio named Red Horse, who also released an album, Red Horse, in 2010. I’m not sure what the fascination is with the color red or horses, but I’m guessing there’s probably room to mix things up a bit. “Fuchsia Pony” has yet to be assumed, for instance.

In any case, looking beyond all of the confusion about horses and what color they are, there’s something genuinely worth being excited about here if you’re drawn toward improvisational music. On Red Horse, both Pyne and Keszler utilize an array of homemade and self-altered instruments to create mechanical soundscapes, which appear to mimic what a factory would sound like in your nightmares — only more frenetic and cacophonic. Sampling a few of the tracks, I can’t say that it’s quite like anything I’ve heard before, which is always a good thing, considering the genre.

Red Horse tracklisting:

01. Part One
02. Part Two
03. Part Three
04. Part Four
05. Part Five

• Eli Keszler:
• Type:

of Montreal bring schizofied disco and buckets of confetti on the road this fall

Just when you thought you had your fill of sweaty, glitter-flecked summer nights on the dance floor, of Montreal demand you let them fire cannon-filled amounts of confetti in your face one last time. Go ahead. Just try and deny yourself that snowglobe-like, neon affair.

The costume-loving band plans on taking fur suits to a whole new level beginning on Labor Day weekend, supporting their latest EP on Polyvinyl, thecontrollersphere, taken from the same recording sessions as last year’s False Priest (TMT Review). If you can’t get enough of kitschy Kevin Barnes, the front man will play a handful of DJ sets under the name List Christee at select festival dates, one of which features mustachioed Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. Something tells us things will stay saucy as you lick the last taste of BBQ deliciousness off your lips.

of Montreal + DJ List Christee tourdates:

09.01.11 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre *^
09.03.11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *^
09.04.11 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
09.04.11 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge (DJ List Christee North Coast afterparty) !
09.05.11 - Louisville, KY - Headliners *^
09.24.11 - Orlando, FL - Indie Fall Fest / The Firestone (DJ List Christee) *
10.15.11 - Indianapolis, IN - Broad Ripple Music Fest afterparty (DJ List Christee)

* Yip Deceiver
^ Kishi Bashi
! Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello

• of Montreal:
• Polyvinyl:


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