Tricky postpones US tour dates to October

Tricky postpones US tour dates to October

Getting into the US can be a Tricky thing. But despite the unknowable webs of red tape that block America’s borderlines, Mr. ‘Nearly God’ nearly got into the country for his upcoming summer tour… nearly. Due to complications involving unforeseen US Visa issues, Tricky has been forced to postpone his upcoming US tour dates until October. Every level-headed Visa conspiracy theorist’s assumptions have finally been confirmed: the US Visa office is merely a means to deny Americans their due artistic/creative pleasures. Luckily, all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates, or refunded in the event that rescheduling was impossible.

Tricky addressed the issue directly: “It is a situation that is compeletely beyond my control due to a US Visa issue. All I can do is go through the proper channels and secure the right visa. I hope you’ll bear with me and I’ll make sure that the rescheduled shows are worth the wait.”

Maybe this a good thing. Tricky’s infamous, shirt-less antics will certainly fit in better with Halloween celebrations than with 4th of July’s blistery BBQs.

New tour dates:

10.01.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10.02.13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10.03.13 - Boston, MA - Royale
10.05.13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10.08.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10.09.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.12.13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10.13.13 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
10.14.13 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
10.17.13 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10.19.13 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10.23.13 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
10.25.13 - Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

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DJ Rashad to release I Don’t Give A Fuck on Hyperdub

When Ghettophiles released Just A Taste and Grace back in 2011, I was expecting a whole onslaught of DJ Rashad releases, hoping that they could keep up somewhat with Rashad’s prolificacy (at one point, he was making a new track daily). Shit went crazy though with that label, and while his (and DJ Spinn’s and J-Cush’s) Lit City Trax released the towering Welcome to the Chi in 2012, they’ve been relatively quiet on the release front.

Thankfully, Hyperdub is picking up some of the slack. Just a few months ago, the label released the Rollin’ EP, and today they’ve announced that Rashad’s next release, I Don’t Give A Fuck, is out on July 22. Not sure if it’s an EP or LP or single or gummy vagina, but we’ll keep you updated.

In the meantime, check out the title track here and prepare yourself:


I Don’t Give A Fuck is an EP. Here’s the tracklist:

A1 DJ Rashad - I Don’t Give a Fuck
A2 DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn - Brighter Dayz
B1 DJ Rashad & Freshmoon - Everybody
B2 DJ Rashad & DJ Manny - Way I Feel

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Adult Swim Singles 2013: tracks from Andy Stott, Lightning Bolt, Lil B, Marnie Stern, Autre Ne Veut, Kitty, and more reiterate the continued lameness of the Lifetime network

Always have a safe word. About a year ago, I put a stop to the forced sexual intercourse perpetuated by an unnamed cable company, and my other, more gratifying interests have consequently thanked me for it — through a proportional increase in brain capacity and a newfound appreciation for elastic hats. But wait, what about that ~300 channel appeal to my base pleasures? Fond memories do remain, but only for a select few networks, one of which persists not only as a harbinger of utterly fucking absurd programming, but also as a surprising source for worthwhile tunes, originating from, well… somebody over there. Recollection otherwise comes easy. The intermissions may very well have been my first exposure to Flying Lotus.

Lucky for us, and a shout-out to their marketing department for responding accordingly to e-mails in the vein of, “HEY, WHAT WAS THAT SONG THAT PLAYED AT 2:13AM LAST FRIDAY, RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW WITH THE TALKING FRIES???,” Adult Swim has continued their Adult Swim Singles program, a summer offering of at least one track per week from an array of artists surely earning the approval of TMT, and presumably you as well. Last year’s edition featured tracks from Death Grips, Liars, The Field, Com Truise, and others. This year’s edition has to-be-revealed tracks from Andy Stott, Lightning Bolt, Marnie Stern, Captain Murphy feat. Viktor Vaughn, and more, with size aficionados Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) leading off the series last week with “36” Chain,” and Kitty dropping the Hot Sugar-produced “Barbie Jeep” this morning. Peruse the full the schedule below.

06.10.13 Run the Jewels a.k.a. El-P & Killer Mike
06.17.13 Kitty (prod. by Hot Sugar)
06.24.13 Metz
07.01.13 Dan Deacon
07.08.13 Friendzone (ft. Mykki Blanco)
07.15.13 Autre Ne Veut
07.22.13 Madlib and Freddie Gibbs (ft. Karriem Riggins)
07.29.13 Mac DeMarco
08.08.13 Lightning Bolt
08.12.13 Lil B
08.19.13 Marnie Stern
08.26.13 Captain Murphy (ft. Viktor Vaughn)
09.02.13 Andy Stott
09.09.13 Pig Destroyer
09.16.13 Miguel

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Killer Mike and El-P announce Run The Jewels release date, learn a lot about each other, themselves

For a couple of dudes who like to mess around with robotic soundscapes and apocalyptic bellowing, the friendship of El-P and Killer Mike is pretty heartwarming. The pair got together last year for Mike’s R.A.P. Music (also, Mike guested on El’s Cancer For Cure), a creative partnership so fruitful that they decided they should up and do it again. Hence, the duo’s new project Run the Jewels, who are releasing their self-titled debut through Fool’s Gold on June 26.

What’s friends without more friends, though? Surely, the likes of Big Boi and Prince Paul, two mighty names in hip-hop, are friends with Mike and El. Slightly more of a wild card is electronic musician Until The Ribbon Breaks, but his unnerving electro-pop still fits in with these guys. Point is, all of these aforementioned names have guest spots on the record.

Basking in this communal glow, the pair are sharing the album with the world for the price of no money whatsoever. It will be a free download on Fool’s Gold’s site. That said, if you would like to give them money, you have many options to do so. Most conventionally, you could go for the CD or vinyl editions, the latter of which includes a record of instrumentals, a poster, and a full lyrics sheet. Roughly on the same level of convention, you could go for a Run the Jewels shirt. On a distinctly different level, you could buy the group’s herb grinder, because, hey, why not. Or you could just buy all of this stuff in one huge $85 package. Well, no matter what you do, it’s all available for pre-order now.

Run the Jewels tracklist:

01. Run the Jewels
02. Banana Clipper (feat. Big Boi)
03. 36” Chain
04. DDFH
05. Sea Legs
06. Job Well Done (feat. Until the Ribbon Breaks)
07. No Come Down
08. Get It
09. Twin Hype Back (feat. Prince Paul)
10. A Christmas Fucking Miracle

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What the folk? Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland release Joanne Robertson’s saddest, prettiest folk song on World Music

Part of the magic about Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland’s musical output is that ya never know what those two crazy kids are gonna do next. Like the Domino’s Pizza Noid (RIP) or any Scooby Doo villain, the only thing fans can be sure of is that Blunt and Copeland are gonna do what you least expect. (Okay, everyone kinda expected the Noid would try to ruin your pizza, but at least he was really, really creative about it.) Will they release a new album under the Hype Williams name? Put out a solo record that’s limited to like 20 copies under only one of their names, but strongly featuring them both? Release what just might be the most haunting, fragile folk record of 2013?

Well, for the purposes of this story, the answer is the latter. Yes! Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland’s World Music label is putting out a mysterious (in true Hype Williams “keyword: enigmatic” style) release of some sort — be it an EP, LP, or just a single, no one outside of World Music really knows — by recent Blunt-collaborator Joanne Robertson. It’s Robertson you hear on Dean Blunt’s The Redeemer (TMT Review), singing on “Imperial Gold” and “Demon.” Whatever the new release will be, it’ll be the follow-up to Robertson’s 2007 album The Lighter. Check out the brilliant and heartbreaking and confusing-in-a-Hype-Williams-context track “Heat” below:

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Kim Deal exits the Pixies

Kim Deal, Pixies bassist and Breeders leader, is now just Kim Deal, Breeders leader. Consequence of Sound reports that Deal has left the not-so-young alternative rock group, who I thought had been touring in perpetuum since reuniting in 2004 but have actually not played a show since 2011. Hmm… guess that explains why Frank Black looked no more than 110 pounds in a studded jean jacket when I saw them last Thanksgiving. What band did I see??

Pixies officially state:

We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.

No tears, though! The Breeders are still doing their anniversary tour, Deal has been sporadically releasing solo singles, and you can relive all those classic Pixies memories when Pixies: A Visual History is released in the fall. Oh Christ, it’s A Visual History: Volume 1. Kill yr idols.

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[Photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg]