Wavves and Best Coast write Christmas song for Target; does this mean it’s cool to wear Mossimo shirts again?

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Forget about Mariah Carey or Bing Crosby. This Christmas, everyone will be trimming their trees to “Got Something For You,” the new duet from Wavves and Best Coast that appears on mom-and-pop chain Target’s The Christmas Gig compilation (along with Bishop Allen, Crystal Antlers, others). You can currently stream the song (and the rest of the album) right here, and it will be available for download starting November 28. Perhaps you’ll get to hear their new Christmas song during their tour next year, when both Wavves and Best Coast get so stoned they think that guy with the white beard motioning to them is Santa instead of a disgruntled venue stage manager. Check the merch table for any Puma-sponsored cassettes.

Those dates again:

01.21.10 - San Diego, CA - Soma
01.22.10 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
01.24.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
01.25.10 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
01.26.10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
01.27.10 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
01.28.10 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
01.29.10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
01.31.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02.01.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
02.02.10 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
02.03.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02.04.10 - Boston, MA - Paradise
02.05.10 - Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Mile End
02.06.10 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
02.08.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
02.10.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
02.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
02.12.10 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
02.14.10 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
02.15.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
02.17.10 - Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theater
02.18.10 - Victoria, British Columbia - Sugar
02.19.10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02.24.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
02.26.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center

• Wavves: http://www.myspace.com/wavves
• Best Coast: http://www.myspace.com/bestcoast

Beach House continue to bounce around the world, come back in February for more shows before waking up from Teen Dream

Now begin the days when we hum the chorus of “I can’t believe 2010 is almost over.” A coda to that song could be, “I can’t believe that album came out this year.” It seems impossible that Joanna Newsom could have released Have One on Me as recently as February, or that The Magnetic Fields’ Realism made headlines and was promptly forgotten only the month before. Believe it or not, the same day that Realism came out, Beach House released Teen Dream on Sub Pop, which makes us feel a little like Rip Van Winkle looking back in disbelief.

It’s been a long and (probably) exhausting year for Beach House, who have been touring since Teen Dream hit shelves so many months ago. How do such ethereal, somnambulistic musicians have so much stamina? Tired or not, these B-more champs have announced final dates for Teen Dream, beginning shortly after both the album’s first anniversary and their return to the States from touring Australia. If you pre-order tickets, you’ll receive a limited-edition Beach House sweatshirt that will jog your friends’ long-term memory and remind them how much they liked “Walk in the Park.”

02.17.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
02.18.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
02.23.11 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall
02.24.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
02.26.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

• Beach House: http://www.myspace.com/beachhousemusic
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

Callooh! Callay! The Decemberists announce 2011 tour

Apparently, The Decemberists want everyone in the whole world to know that they are done subjecting us to bloated, convoluted, proto-metal-prog-folk meta-opera for a while. They seem especially heavy-handed in their distinction of the forthcoming LP The King is Dead (due January 18 on Capitol and January 17 in Europe via Rough Trade) as a “deliberate turn toward simplicity” after 2009’s expertly performed, arranged, and recorded but piss-poorly conceived The Hazards of Love (TMT Review). Although, for whatever reason, they describe that record as “wildly ambitious” instead of “piss-poorly conceived.” Go figure.

Anyway, while we all wait and wonder what a simple album from Colin Meloy and co. might sound like, we can marvel at the satisfyingly straightforward list of tourdates they’ve just announced for 2011. The 16-city run kicks off at New York’s Beacon Theater on January 25 and culminates with a hometown show at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall before making a left turn at Albuquerque and heading for Europe. Also, to keep the simplicity theme going, I’m told that the band will be touring in a Hyundai Accent, wearing their pajamas as their stage clothes, and listing only “bread crust” and “water” on their riders.

Oh, also, they’ll be performing the lead single from The King is Dead, “Down by the Water,” Thursday on Conan O’Brien’s ho-hum basic cable talk show with folk star Gillian Welch (who is also featured on seven of The King is Dead’s 10 tracks) as a special guest. (Please note that Gillian Welch is a totally different person than Gillian Anderson.)


01.25.10 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre *
01.28.10 - New York, NY - House of Blues *
01.29.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
01.31.10 - Montreal, Canada - Olympia De Montreal *
02.01.10 - Toronto, Canada - Sound Academy *
02.02.10 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre *
02.04.10 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
02.05.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre #
02.06.10 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre #
02.07.10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre #
02.09.10 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater #
02.10.10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre #
02.12.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern #
02.13.10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues-San Diego #
02.14.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater #
02.18.10 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Ballroom #
02.19.10 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
03.04.10 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
03.05.10 - Glasgow - UK - ABC
03.07.10 - Birmingham, UK- Birmingham Institute
03.08.10 - Bristol, UK - Bristol Academy
03.10.10 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
03.11.10 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Academy
03.13.10 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
03.14.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
03.16.10 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo

* Wye Oak
# Mountain Man

• The Decemberists: http://www.decemberists.com
• Capitol: http://www.capitolrecords.com

In bold anti-zombie stand, Liars release another LIVE recording

If there’s one thing the men of Liars love, it’s witches. And if there’s one thing they love even more than witches, it’s releasing live recordings. (Sorry, witches. I know you are already in the dumps because Christine O’Donnell said mean things about you. But we can forget her now. Let the healing process begin… cut her face out of all the pictures we’re in together, etc.) For, only mere weeks ago, Liars released the Live at Shepherd’s Bush EP (TMT News), and now they’re already releasing a new one! This time it’s a full-on live ALBUM, entitled Live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and it’s available here.

To all who read this article hoping for news of a possible undead/Liars collabo, I am sorry for misleading you. Witches are just better, deal with it.

Live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg:

01. I Still Can See an Outside World
02. Clear Island
03. A Visit From Drum
04. We Fenced Other Gardens With the Bones of Our Owns
05. Scissor
06. The Overachievers
07. No Barrier Fun
08. Scarecrows on a Killer Slant
09. Sailing to Byzantium
10. Here Comes All the People
11. Plaster Casts of Everything
12. Hold Hands and It Will Happen Anyway
13. Proud Evolution
14. Freak Out
15. The Garden Was Crowded and Outside
16. Broken Witch

• Liars: http://www.liarsliarsliars.com
• Mute: http://www.mute.com

Nitzer Ebb release new album, tour after 15-year hiatus

A lot can happen in 15 years. Children grow into young adults, a live action Garfield movie gets the green light, and the name Urkel loses all popularity in the world. And somewhere, off in Merry Olde England, an industrial/EBM giant of a band known as Nitzer Ebb returns from an epic, 15-year hiatus. Last week, the group released Industrial Complex, their first new album since 1995’s Big Hit. (After a European release earlier this year, it was previously only available here in the US as an import.) They’re currently gallivanting across the United States in support of said album, bringing joy and gloomy music to the people of America.

11.16.10 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
11.18.10 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
11.20.10 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
11.23.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
11.24.10 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11.26.10 - Houston, TX – Numbers

• Nitzer Ebb: http://www.nitzer-ebb.de

Zs become the Guns N’ Roses of noise, prep New Slaves remix LP, tour with Arrington De Dionyso

New York’s Zs have always reminded me of a carnival in the way they deliver their somewhat-controlled musical mayhem. Like a scene from a Baz Luhrmann film, the result is madness on a grand scale, yet the execution maintains a sense of striking beauty. Take this, for example.

In tune with said carnival-like tendency, the band has gone and pulled the ol’ switcheroo with two-thirds of its crew, making tenor sax man Sam Hillmer the only remaining member from the old setup. The new group now consists of a quartet of musicians, with new members Charlie Looker on guitar, WFMU’s Brandon ‘Marty McSorley’ Perry on DJ and electronics, and none other than eternal percussion wunderkind Weasel Walter on the kit. Some of you might be saying to yourselves, “fuckin’ A, what happened to the bros who conjured up Music of the Modern White (TMT Review) and New Slaves (TMT Review)?” Well have no fear, youngins. According to the band’s website, this classic incarnation of the band is still able and willing to perform on demand, and they hope to be able to reproduce those albums live on a regular basis.

Capitalizing on this new shift in the band’s direction, Zs already have a new record in the works! Well, sorta. The quartet will be reinterpreting and remixing tracks from New Slaves for The Social Registry on the all-too-likely-titled New Slaves II: Essence Implosion!, which is also going to feature a fairly stellar list of guest producers — folks like Genesis P. Orridge, Jim Thirwell, Dutty Artz, and Gabe Andruzzi (The Rapture).

11.16.10 - Oakland, CA - The Shooting Range
11.17.10 - San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
11.18.10 - Sacramento, CA - The Hub
11.19.10 - Irvine, CA - Acrobatics Everyday
11.20.10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
11.21.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell #
11.22.10 - Isla Vista, CA - Biko Garage
11.23.10 - Hollywood, CA - Hustle House in North

* all dates are with Arrington De Dionyso
# featuring TMT’s Ben Pearson in the crowd!

• Zs: http://www.zzzsss.com
• The Social Registry: http://www.thesocialregistry.com


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