Ulrich Schnauss Remixin’ Like Mad for New Collection

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It looks like Germany’s very own ambient/IDM producer Ulrich Schnauss has quite a few friends out there, and in high places. Not exactly a surprising fact, considering the man’s scope of musical virtuosity, his range across the genre spectrum, and let’s not forget his undeniable production skill. It’s hard not to like a musician who, regardless of what type of music you happen to subscribe to, will most likely grab your ear due to at least one element within his varied output. Thus, on March 15, a select few of these far-reaching friends will be allowing him to release remixes of some (in Schnauss’ opinion ALL) of their best tracks. Schnauss has decided to title this release (his first since 2008’s Stars EP) Missing Deadlines - Selected Remixes, and he’s been kind enough to provide us with a snippet of words describing the relevancy of this particular album:

“Essentially what makes me really happy about this album is the fact that it’s a selection of the – in my opinion – best mixes from a musical point of view, rather than a compilation of the commercially most successful ones, or the tracks that have the biggest names associated with them. In all cases, the original songs are already great in their own right – which made it really inspiring to work with them.”

Missing Deadlines is set for release on March 23 through UK label Rocket Girl. Given the aesthetic parallels he shares with many of these artists, I can definitely feel him giving these tracks a needed warm rubdown in this neverending winter season. Speaking of tracks:

01. Howling Bells - “Setting Sun”
02. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - “Ghost in the Graveyard”
03. Katharina Franck - “Faithful Friend”
04. Madrid - “Out to Sea”
05. Asobi Seksu - “Strawberries”
06. Dragons - “Remembrance”
07. Aus - “Halo”
08. Mahogany - “Supervitesse”
09. Lunz (Roedelius & Tim Story) - “Lunz”
10. Rachel Goswell - “Coastline”
11. High Violets - “Chinese Letter”
12. Mark Gardener - “Story of the Eye”
13. I’m Not a Gun - “Make Sense and Loose”
14. Mojave 3 - “Bluebird of Happiness”

• Ulrich Schnauss: http://www.myspace.com/ulrichschnauss
• Rocket Girl: https://www.rocketgirl.co.uk

[Photo: Troy Stains]

Sasquatch! 2010 Lineup Announced; Pavement, My Morning Jacket, Massive Attack Headline

The Sasquatch! 2010 lineup has been announced! Taking place May 29-31 at the Gorge in Quincy, WA, the Jack Daniel’s-sponsored fest features the likes of Dirty Projectors, Vampire Weekend, and Broken Social Scene, with headliners Pavement, My Morning Jacket, and Massive Attack. The rest of the acts? Let’s ask our very own Mango Starr:

“Alright, kids, here’s the lineup: Pavement, My Morning Jacket, and Massive Attack will headline the fest. Other bands include Ween, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, and Band of Horses, as well as The National, LCD Soundsystem, Tegan & Sara, Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit, Deadmau5, She & Him, Public Enemy, Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, The Hold Steady, The xx, Dirty Projectors, OK Go, Drive By Truckers, Kid Cudi, The Long Winters, Minus the Bear, The Mountain Goats, Quasi, Camera Obscura, Fruit Bats, Brother Ali, Midlake, Dr. Dog, Caribou, Simian Mobile Disco, City & Colour, No Age, he Temper Trap, Vetiver, Miike Snow, Portugal. The Man, Telekinesis, Mayer Hawthorne, Why?, Girls, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Wale, The Lonely Forest, Japandroids, Boys Noize, Yacht, Freelance Whales, Laura Marling, Patrick Watson, Past Lives, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Low Anthem, The Very Best, Phantogram, Neon Indian, Nurses, The Tallest Man on Earth, Fresh Espresso, Mumford & Sons, Jets Overhead, tUnE-YarDs, Shabazz Palaces, Fool’s Gold, Morning Teleportation, Z-Trip, Dam-Funk, Hudson Mohawke, The Middle East, Local Natives, Avi Buffalo, Booka Shade, A-Trak, Yes Giantess, Craig Robinson, Rob Riggle, Garfunkel & Oates, Luke Burbank, and more!

“Wait, what? You want to read through the lineup again? Whatever you say! The fest features headliners Pavement, My Morning Jacket, and Massive Attack, as well as Ween, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Band of Horses, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Tegan & Sara, Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit, Deadmau5, She & Him, Public Enemy, Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, The Hold Steady, The xx, Dirty Projectors, OK Go, Drive By Truckers, Kid Cudi, The Long Winters, Minus the Bear, The Mountain Goats, Quasi, Camera Obscura, Fruit Bats, Brother Ali, Midlake, Dr. Dog, Caribou, Simian Mobile Disco, City & Colour, No Age, he Temper Trap, Vetiver, Miike Snow, Portugal. The Man, Telekinesis, Mayer Hawthorne, Why?, Girls, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Wale, The Lonely Forest, Japandroids, Boys Noize, Yacht, Freelance Whales, Laura Marling, Patrick Watson, Past Lives, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Low Anthem, The Very Best, Phantogram, Neon Indian, Nurses, The Tallest Man on Earth, Fresh Espresso, Mumford & Sons, Jets Overhead, tUnE-YarDs, Shabazz Palaces, Fool’s Gold, Morning Teleportation, Z-Trip, Dam-Funk, Hudson Mohawke, The Middle East, Local Natives, Avi Buffalo, Booka Shade, A-Trak, Yes Giantess, Craig Robinson, Rob Riggle, Garfunkel & Oates, Luke Burbank, and more!”

Thanks Mango for letting us know the lineup… twice.

On a side note: when I went to Sasquatch! in 2006, get this: I left — ha, ha, ha — before The, err, Flaming Lips were on! Not that I regret it now… no, no… of course not… had to be back home in time for dinner… couldn’t possibly miss dinner.

DON’T JUDGE ME.

• Sasquatch!: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com

Bobby Birdman Jumps On Board Canada/America Tour with YACHT

Bobby Birdman and YACHT are like two peas in a pod, having toured together previously with their similar brand of Pacific NW-style funky art pop. Now, these two will share a van on a month-long trek across Canada and the US, starting off in Vancouver on February 19 and finishing in LA on March 26. As part of this tour, YACHT (Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans) will feature a brand-new backing band called The Straight Gaze, which will also include Birdman, Jeff Brodsky, and Reuben Snyder.

Both Birdman and YACHT saw releases of their most acclaimed full-length records last year, with Birdman’s New Moods (TMT Review) on Fryk Beat and YACHT’s See Mystery Lights (TMT Review) on DFA. Therefore, it’s about time the two got out and promoted their 2009 releases.

Anyway, here are the dates and an awesome little tour promo vid to get ya stoked!

02.19.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
02.20.10 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
02.22.10 - Edmonton, AB - The Pawnshop
02.23.10 - Calgary, AB - The Hifi Club
02.24.10 - Saskatoon, SK - Scratch
02.25.10 - Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
02.26.10 - Northfield, MN - The Cave at Carleton College
02.27.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
02.28.10 - Gambier, OH - Horn Gallery *
03.02.10 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom *
03.03.10 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah *
03.04.10 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar *
03.05.10 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub *
03.06.10 - Montreal, QC - Belmont Nightclub *
03.07.10 - Buffalo, NY - Big Orbit Soundlab *
03.11.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
03.12.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Voyeur-Making Time +
03.13.10 - Monterrey, Mexico - Festival Normal Alianza Francesa
03.15.10 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
03.16.10 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
03.17.10 - 03.21.10 - Austin, TX - SXSW +
03.25.10 - San Diego, CA - Museum of Contemporary Art
03.26.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex #

+ YACHT only
* MNDR
# Washed Out, Small Black, Pictureplane

• Bobby Birdman: http://www.myspace.com/bobbbirdman
• YACHT: http://www.myspace.com/yacht

Noveller Tours, Joins Xiu Xiu in March

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you would have seen the name Noveller pop up a couple times on TMT. Expect to see it a few more times too, as Noveller, a.k.a. Brooklyn-based triple threat Sarah Lipstate, is hitting the road. You can catch Noveller a couple times this month in New York as well as on tour in March with Xiu Xiu. The tour with Xiu Xiu hits most of the southern and western United States, so there’s a little bit for everyone — if you’re an American at least.

Anyway, check out Noveller’s MySpace for up-to-the-minute information. Stay tuned for a new album album too.

02.19.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands $
02.26.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Bruar Falls &
03.06.10 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *#
03.07.10 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *#
03.09.10 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack *#
03.10.10 - Norman, OK - Opolis Productions *#
03.11.10 - Dallas, TX - The Cavern *#
03.12.10 - Houston, TX - The Studio at Warehouse Live *
03.13.10 - Austin, TX - Red 7 *
03.16.10 - Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture *%
03.17.10 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *+
03.18.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo *+
03.19.10 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place *+
03.20.10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *+
04.23.10 - Brookly, NY - Core 66

$ Secret Machines, Bear in Heaven, Mon Khmer, PAPA
& Sisters, Lame Drivers
* Xiu Xiu
# Girl in a Coma
% Extra Life
+ tUnE-yArDs

• Noveller: http://www.myspace.com/noveller

EMI Bought With NYC Pensions, Terra Firma Wants Its Money Back

We recently reported on some troubling developments at EMI involving employee layoffs and budget cutbacks. Well, it turns out that the company’s losses could end up affecting not just the folks who work there, but also many people employed by the city of New York.

In a bizarre twist of corporate finance, the pension funds of some NYC public employees are apparently tied to the success or failure of the British record label. It’s complicated, but we’ll try to explain:

EMI was acquired back in late 2007 by private equity firm Terra Firma. During the takeover, Terra Firma pulled $2.35 billion from its cryptically named investment funds Terra Firma II and Terra Firma III to help seal the deal. According to an article run by Billboard.biz, those funds include “pension funds, life insurance companies, college endowments and other institutional investors.” Pensions of state employees all across the nation, from Oregon to Indiana, are attached to Terra Firma’s investments in EMI. But the plight of NYC employees is being highlighted in a lawsuit Terra Firma has brought against Citigroup, the bank that brokered the EMI buyout back in 2007, for misrepresenting the deal. Terra Firma alleges it paid too much for EMI because Citigroup lied in claiming there were multiple bids for the label.

It’s certainly a tangled web. Let’s just hope a solution can be worked out so that EMI can keep making those records, and NYPD retirees can rest assured they didn’t work the beat in vain.

Wild Beasts Tour, Music Goers Flee in Terror (To Their Shows)

Wild Beasts, whose awesome Two Dancers has been making winters everywhere easier to deal with this year, are going on their first full North American tour. If I could think of something cool and funny to say about that, I would. In the meantime, check out these clips of them playing live on Later with Jools Holland:

Convinced? Good. Now go see ‘em:

02.17.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
02.18.10 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
02.19.10 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
02.20.10 - Detroit, MI - Pike Room
02.22.10 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
02.24.10 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
02.25.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
02.26.10 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02.27.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
02.28.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

European dates can be found here.

• Wild Beasts: http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

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