Traxman, one of our favorite producers and member of both Geto DJ’z and Teklife (with DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, and more), was shot in the leg during a street robbery on May 28 in Chicago. He’s on the way to recovery, but he lost $250 in cash and his passport. Planet Mu, who released Da Mind of Traxman last year, set up a fundraiser via Indiegogo, with a goal of $500 (half for the cash, half for the passport). It’s only been up for a handful of hours, but the goal has already been met. There are 30 days left, though, and if you have the extra cash and support what Traxman has done for the past few decades, go here and help out.
SPF420 and Saint Pepsi’s New Generation collective mate, unveil horrific/beautiful offspring via Tinychat webcast
By Ryan Simpson on May 31 2013
If you’re reading this, you are obviously, totally a hepcat. So we can skip the preliminary mumbo jumbo about SPF420 being a rad, turned-on e-venue that is sometimes found on Tinychat and just happens to be where all the cool kids, with their e-cigs and their gluten-free dinners, tune into weirdo internet concerts from the comfort of their stylish bedsits.
Their next event is a showcase of the freshly minted art collective New Generation, which is curated by the ever-more-revered Saint Pepsi. It’s very appropriately called New Generation 420, will be online Tuesday, June 4 at 10 PM EST, and will feature Nmesh (who just got Eureka’d here), Hairspray Heart, Topaz Gang, Spazzkid, Meishi Smile, Coinstarr, and VISAプリペイド. Find your way to SPF420’s channel, and you will feel yourself getting both cooler and more attractive in the eyes of your ideal human being. For now, scroll down and allow the performers to kiss your eardrums with Windows 95-flavored bloops. Tongue is extra.
New Generation 420 trailer:
No Age announce release date for new album An Object, have stolen something valuable from your house with vague plans to “release” it on Sub Pop
By Taylor Peters on May 31 2013
Case Number: TMT-420-LOL
Incident: Breaking and Entering, Theft
Reporting Officer: Constable T. Peters
Date of Report: 31 May 2013
At approximately 0145hrs on 31 May 2013, I was parked outside my ex-girlfriend’s house because I know her new boyfriend is afraid of cops. At 0146hrs I received a call reporting a possible breaking and entering event a few blocks over at 1269 East Hamilton, so I zipped up and headed over.
Upon arrival I met Mrs. Warren on the street, she waved me down and I pulled over. She immediately began shouting, after calming her down a bit I got her to explain that there were a “coupla punk rock lookin’ fellahs” in her apartment. She explained that they had been on the scene since approximately 0015hrs, when she mistook one of them for her husband and had attempted to romantically engage him. Since that time she had been unable to convince them to stop stealing her things.
Moments later the “punk rock lookin’ fellahs” emerged from the staircase, one bearing a waffle iron, the other a box marked “dildos.” As they drew closer I realized that they were not in fact “punk rockers” at all, but rather “indie rockers.” I enquired as to what their aim was. The taller of the two explained that “indie rock was a hard game,” and asked me if I read New York Magazine or listened to Grizzly Bear. I informed them that I usually gave bears of all stripes a wide berth. Apparently the two indie rock lookin’ fellahs made up a group called No Age, and had been stealing objects from people’s apartments for the past several months so they could pawn them and make rent.
The smaller of the pair insisted that they had plans of releasing An Object on August 19 in the UK and Europe and on August 20 in North America with the help of Sub Pop. When pressed for which object in particular they were referring to (and if they would be returning Mrs. Warren’s waffle iron), they merely snickered. They claimed whichever object they ended up releasing would follow up Everything in Between though they did not respond when asked “Everything in between what?” They went on to mutter about how they’d recorded with an accomplice named F. Bermudez in Los Angeles at Gaucho’s Electronics. Additionally they spoke in heightened self-congratulatory tones and referred to themselves in the third person, all the while ducking my questions. For example: “guitarist Randy Randall corrals his previously lush, spastic, sprawling arrangements into taught, refined rats’ nests” and “Lyrically Spunt challenges space, fracturing ideological forms.” It is this officer’s impression that they were high on drugs.
An Object tracklisting:
01. No Ground
02. I won’t Be Your Generator
03. C’mon Stimmung
05. An Impression
06. Lock Box
07. Running From A-Go-Go
08. My Hands, Birch and Steel
09. Circling With Dizzy
10. A Ceiling Dreams of a Floor
11. Commerce, Comment, Commence
Boards of Canada live transmission of Tomorrow’s Harvest will happen on Monday. Be there or be square.
By Caroline Rayner on May 31 2013
I’ve got another piece of the hype puzzle surrounding Tomorrow’s Harvest. A live album transmission on the Boards of Canada website. Monday, June 3. Or Tuesday, June 4, depending on where you live. They’ve posted specific times in a handy Facebook event, and they’re here too:
13:00 PST | 16:00 EST | 21:00 UK | 22:00 EU | 05:00 JP (June 4) | 06:00 AU (June 4)
Tomorrow’s Harvest will be out June 11 (June 10 in the UK) via Warp.
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Autre Ne Veut saw your OkCupid profile and wants to set up a few US dates with you
By Taylor Peters on May 31 2013
It was hard for me to send this message, I’ll be honest. I’ve spent months on here (longer than I’d like to admit rly, lmfao), looking for the right girl, and all of a sudden you pop up. Honey, I was floored. I thought about it, about you, all day. All week actually. I even had a dream about you last night (LOL! not that kind of dream). I’ve been lonely for a long time and I feel like there’s just something about you. I can already feel a connection, like it was meant to be. I feel like I’ve known you for so long and we haven’t even met! I’ve been burned a few times before so I’m not looking for something too serious right away, but after a few dates… who knows? ;)
I’ll admit, I’ve dealt with a little bit of anxiety these past few months, but I’m getting it under control (and I’ve been getting some positive feedback that I’m heading in the right direction). I’ll be around throughout July, maybe we can get coffee, or something a little more… adventurous? ;) I’m up for most anything!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit? I pulled up your picture on the bus today and I smiled the whole ride home even though the lady next to me smelled like fish.
Hit me back if you feel the spark too,
07.17.13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
07.18.13 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
07.19.13 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
07.21.13 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.22.13 - Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch
[Photo: Edwina Hay]
Blues Control have a new video and are serious enough about this whole music-as-a-career thing to tour Europe in support of it
By Dan Smart on May 30 2013
Holy shit, dude, I’m psyched! I just learned how to embed videos using html and I’ve been just ITCHING to embed the everloving c-r-a-p out of some unsuspecting “clip” from YouTube or Hulioo or Vee-space or whathaveyou so that I can just sit back and relax in the satisfaction that it’s probably being “shared” at any given moment with a bunch of anonymous-ass motherfuckers. And lo and behold: BLUES CONTROL to the RESCUE!
Turns out that the krautrocky duo just put out an official music video for “Open Air,” one of the more mellowed offerings from last year’s TMT-tested, TMT-approved Valley Tangents LP. It was directed by Tara Sinn (who also directed what I and your 1990s music teacher would describe as a “funky-fresh” video for “Love’s a Rondo”) and purports to create an “apastoral-like terrain, communicating the song’s ambient qualities, which slowly builds aurally and visually with footage that becomes progressively more experimental as it approaches its denouement.”
Oh shit, wait! Did that press-release description just spoil the whole thing for you? Ahhh crap, sorry! Man, and I worked so hard to embed the damn thing too (you have to embed stuff one pixel at a time, you know. It took me three weeks to do this!!!). Well nevermind, I’m cool. And the good news is that the band is also headed to Europe for a while in June and July to support Valley Tangents. And there’s little chance of me spoiling that for you by describing it ahead of time, because I’ll be here in Chicago the whole time, carefully embedding my next video.
Blues Control tour control:
06.07.13 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Bourg
06.08.13 - Myzik Lyon, France - Kraspek
06.09.13 - Geneva, Switzerland - Cave 12
06.10.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Miscelanea
06.12.13 - Valencia, Spain - La Limera
06.13.13 - Madrid, Spain - El Perro Club
06.14.13 - Vitoria, Spain - Ibu Hots
06.15.13 - Nantes, France - Festival West Side
06.16.13 - Paris, France - Espace En Cours
06.17.13 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Slowboy
06.19.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Les Ateliers Claus
06.20.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Occii
06.22.13 - London, UK - Power Lunches
06.23.13 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival $
06.24.13 - Antwerp, Belgium - Echnum
06.25.13 - Hanover, Germany - Oberdeck
06.29.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Drone Bar
06.30.13 - Larz, Germany - Fusion Festival
07.02.13 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
07.03.13 - Malmö, Sweden - Sing Sang Studio
07.04.13 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
07.05.13 - Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree
$ performing w/ Laraaji
[Photo: Columbus Underground]