WHY? announce fall dates and new Sod in the Seed EP? Because you can!

WHY? announce fall dates and new Sod in the Seed EP? Because you can! http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-12-06-why.jpg

Me: After spending the last few years after 2009’s underrated Eskimo Snow chilling-out, maxing, relaxing, etc., indie-hip-hop-orchestral-experimental-pop dudes WHY? have announced the release of a new EP called Sod in the Seed on August 14 in the US (via Anticon) and August 13 in Europe (via City Slang). Isn’t that great news?

You: Will there be there a lot of rapping on it?

Me: Well… uh, you can download the EP’s title track below. I mean, I guess there’s some fast-ish singing on it with syncopated rhythms and complex-ish rhyme schemes going on in some places. Some might call it rapping. Really though, that’s an odd questions, isn’t it? It’s more about the overall…

You: Yeah, but, like, is it fast singing or slow singing? You know what I mean?

Me: Umm. What? Hey, they’re also planning to follow up the EP in the fall with an as-yet untitled full-length. There are probably all kinds of interesting textures, clever lyrics, cool sounds, thematic diversity, etc. all over that. Yoni usually doesn’t disappoint, you know.

You: Well… how much rapping will there be on that? He hasn’t been rapping a lot lately, and I just want to make sure that I’m ready for whatever, you know, ratios of…

Me: Dude, I don’t know! I guess you’ll have to wait until it comes out. Or, alternately, you can go catch one of their several dozen tour dates around the US or “Euro-zone” starting at the end of August and probably get a taste of it yourself before the record even comes out. That sounds cool, doesn’t it? I mean, records! Shows! WHY?! You love WHY?! Who cares about genre classifications here? What’s the problem??

You: Yeah, totally. I’m with you. It’s all good. But like, if you had to guess how much rapping there’ll be…

Me: (Sigh) What blog did you say you write for again?

You: All of them.

Sod in the Seed EP:

01. Sod in the Seed
02. For Someone
03. The Plan
04. Probably Cause
05. Twenty Seven
06. Shag Carpet

Dates:

08.24.12 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *&
08.25.12 - Norman, OK - Opolis *&
08.26.12 - Santa Fe, NM - SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing *&
08-27.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *&
08.28.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *#
08.30.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ^*#
08.31.12 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Playhouse *#
09.01.12 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *#
09.02.12 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09.03.12 - Boise, ID - Reef *%
09.04.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *%
09.05.12 - Englewood, CO - The Gothic *%
09.06.12 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room *%
09.07.12 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada *%
09.08.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center ^*%
09.09.12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^*%
09.10.12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom ^*%
09.11.12 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt^*+
09.12.12 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East^*+
09.13.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^*+
09.14.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^*+
09.15.12 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall ^*+
09.16.12 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle ^*+
09.17.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^*+
09.18.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^*+
10.05.12 - Düsseldorf, Germany - New Fall Festival
10.06.12 - Evreux, France - L’Abordage
10.07.12 - Paris, France - Maroquinerie
10.08.12 - Brighton, England - Old Market
10.09.12 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
10.10.12 - Manchester, England - Central Methodist Church
10.11.12 - Bristol, England - Fleece
10.12.12 - Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3
10.13.12 - Oxford, England - The Bullingdon
10.15.12 - Berlin, Germany - Volksbühne

* Serengeti
^ Doseone
& DJ Tony Trimm
# dj sodapop
% Jel (DJ Set)
+ DJ Thanksgiving Brown

• WHY?: http://whywithaquestionmark.com
• Anticon: http://www.anticon.com
• City Slang: http://www.cityslang.com

Radiohead reschedule cancelled tourdates following Toronto stage collapse

The tragic stage collapse that killed Radiohead’s drum technician, Scott Johnson, and injured three others in Toronto last week also damaged components of the band’s intricate stage and lighting setup. This lead to the band canceling a handful of shows in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, originally scheduled for early July.

Like the consummate performers they are, Radiohead have already found time in their busy schedule to make up the missed performances. Per a blog post from June 21, Radiohead have announced right on time that the rescheduled performances will take place in late September, before the band embarks on another stretch of previously-scheduled Western European dates.

All previously issued tickets will be honored for the new dates, and refund opportunities are available for ticket holders who can no longer attend — just click on the date of the newly scheduled show for refund information.

Tourdates:

07.01.12 - Florence, Italy - Parco Delle Cascine
07.03.12 - Bologna, Italy - Piazza Maggiore
07.04.12 - Codroipo, Italy - Villa Manin
07.06.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
07.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
07.09.12 - Canton de Vaud, Switzerland - Quarry of St Triphon
07.10.12 - Nimes, France - Les Arenes *
07.11.12 - Nimes, France - Les Arenes *
07.13.12 - Kobetamendi Park, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
07.15.12 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive Fest
07.15.12 - Taipei, Taiwan - Nanang Exhibition Hall
07.27.12 - Jisan, South Korea - Jisan Valley Rock Festival
07.29.12 - Niigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
09.20.12 - Canton de Vaud, Switzerland - Quarry of St Triphon
09.22.12 - Rome, Italy - Hyppodrome Capanelle
09.23.12 - Florence, Italy - Parco Delle Cascine
09.25.12 - Bologna, Italy - Arena Parco Nord
09.26.12 - Codroipo, Italy - Villa Manin
09.29.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
09.30.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
10.06.12 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
10.08.12 - London, UK - o2 Arena
10.09.12 - London, UK - 02 Arena
10.14.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
10.15.12 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
10.18.12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
11.06.12 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena &
11.09.12 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre &
11.12.12 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre &
11.13.12 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre &
11.16.12 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena &
11.17.12 - Melbourne Australia - Rod Laver Arena &

* Caribou
& Connan Mockasin

• Radiohead: http://radiohead.com

Thurston Moore fronts new band Chelsea Light Moving with Samara Lubelski, probably makes great experimental banana bread

Hey, y’all! Paula Deen here! Just futzin’ around on my nephew Nobodaddy’s computer, ‘cause he left it here by mistake last weekend after a couple’a wild days of pheasant huntin’ with my boys Jaime and Bobby and never turned the power off! Doesn’t that beat all? Anyway, he was workin’ on this little news article here about a fella outta New York City who calls himself “Thurston Moore” and some new rock group that he’s startin’ called Chelsea Light Movin[g]’ (Chelsea… that’s a pretty name, y’all, isn’t it?); and, well, I said to myself, “Paula, you can stuff a chicken into a duck into a turkey and fry the whole shebang in a clawfoot bathtub full ‘a pig sweat n’ obesity tears, so you can darntootin’ write a li’l article for some sweet li’l website that sells cassettes and replica watches!”

So, here I go, y’all.

Thurston Moore (I just looked up a photo’a him on google, and he is adorable, y’all), who’s best known for frontin’ a band called Sonic Youth with co-founder, bandmate, n’ wife Kim Gordon (strange how they don’t have the same last name, in’t, y’all? New Yorkers!) is currently supplyin’ lead vocals n’ guitar for a new project called Chelsea Light Movin[g]’ with some regular collaborators ‘a his — Keith Wood on another guitar (goodness, they need two of ‘em!), Samara Lubelski on a bass a’ some kind, n’ John Moloney on the skins, y’all. Accordin’ to this other adorable li’l website called FACT , the new group is already more active ‘n a greased stick ‘a butter on roller skates. They’ve got a handful ‘a shows comin’ up and are currently workin’ on a debut album for… get this: some guy who’s a matador, y’all! Northerners sure are whacky, ain’t they? Anyway, here’s the debut song, or “track,” or whatever kids are are call ‘em, if I can “embed” the thing below. It’s called “Burroughs,” and it’s about this frail darlin’ of a man who wrote some wild stories n’ painted with a shot gun n’ accidentally shot his wife n’ things like that! Isn’t that just a trip, y’all? Oh well. That’s all the news that’s fit to tell, I guess, so that’s it. I’m Paula Deen, y’all, sending you love and best dishes! From my family, ta’ yours.

Chelsea Light Moving:

06.22.12 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island
06.24.12 - Missoula, MT - The Top Hat
06.27.12 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
06.29.12 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

• Chelsea Light Moving: http://chelsealightmoving.blogspot.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

Future Islands, a.k.a. America’s number one dreamboats, go on dreamy summer tour

Out in the distance, there’s a group of islands. These islands, everyone wants to go. These islands, they are the Future Islands. Oh, you can go to them! You can go to them like you can go anywhere. Except there’s only one way to get to the Future Islands: dreamboat. Try to get there in a regular boat, dead in a second. Now, a dreamboat, it’s a lot like a regular boat. Only real difference is it’s made out of dreams. Unicorns, fields of heather, your mom kissing your uncle but your uncle is also a bee, stuff like that. Hard to find a dreamboat these days, but, oh boy, it’ll be worth it. Those Future Islands, well, they’re dreamy. They make the dreamboat look like a gross reality boat. Every young man, every young woman, they all need to visit the Future Islands.

Of course, not everyone can get in that dreamboat. I don’t blame you. Not everyone can have everything. Good news for you, Future Islands are going on tour. Like they say somewhere that doesn’t exist, why sail to the Future Islands when you can get the Future Islands to come to you for free? Well, I mean, the shows, they’re not for free. You’ve got to pay for them. Still, they are coming to you, assuming you live on the East Coast or West Coast or Europe. I don’t live in those places, so I’ll be off, constructing my dreamboat.

Future Islands dates:

07.11.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio
07.16.12 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Festival
07.17.12 - Knoxville, TN - The Valarium
07.18.12 - Atlanta, GA - Hell (The Masquerade)
07.19.12 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
07.20.12 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
07.21.12 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
07.28.12 - Sacramento, CA - Launch Music Festival
08.01.12 - Kalmar, Sweden - Soderport
08.02.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
08.03.12 - Oslo, Norway - Revolver
08.04.12 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervick
08.05.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
08.07.12 - Sibenik, Croatia - Terraneo Festival
08.08.12 - Paris, France - La Plage De Glaz Art
08.09.12 - Cannes, France - Pantiero Festival
08.10.12 - Berlin, Germany - Schokoladen Hof Open Air
08.11.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival
08.12.12 - Bielefeld, Germany - AJZ
08.13.12 - Ghent, Belgium - DOK Arena
08.14.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
08.31.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
09.01.12 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.02.12 - Fresno, CA - Audie’s Olympic
09.03.12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
09.04.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
09.05.12 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews
09.06.12 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
09.07.12 - Portland, OR - Branx
09.08.12 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
09.09.12 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
09.10.12 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

• Future Islands: http://future-islands.com
• Thrill Jockey: http://thrilljockey.com

Alan Lomax’s Eastern Caribbean Collection gets shared online and repatriated; everybody wins

They say if you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you and everyone else in the world with internet access, then the partnership between the Association for Cultural Equality and Trinidad’s University of the West Indies means Alan Lomax’s Caribbean Collection is truly yours. All of yours. And it’s all thanks to repatriation. It’s like that movie where Haley Joel Osment teaches people about doing right by one another and then everybody starts doing the right thing and then Bon Jovi shows up and… what? Haley Joel Osment got stabbed at the end of that movie? Whoa! The repatriation of the Alan Lomax Caribbean Collection is NOTHING like that. It is all good. It’s all good, dude.

So what IS it like? It’s like a ceremony that took place last week at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain that marked the 50th anniversary of the 60+ hours of recordings that Lomax made in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Carriacou, St. Lucia, St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, St. Kitts, and Nevis in the early 1960s. A ceremony marked by performances from local traditional music ensembles like Tobago’s Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Singers, Maraval’s The Cantique Singers, Blanchisseuse’s The Rose of Sharon Singers, and The San Jose Serenaders (you know where they’re from). Columbia College Chicago prof Dr. Rosita Sands represented the Alan Lomax Archive/Association for Cultural Equity at the ceremony, repatriating the complete Eastern Caribbean field recordings to the Alma Jordan Library at the University of the West Indies. It’s like all that, but with hundreds of field recordings just waiting to be discovered online.

And now the partnership between the university and the cultural association is allowing people to check out the hundreds of ballads, Shango ritual performances, carnival and Christmas songs, chante fables, calypso, East Indian jams, dances, game songs, and religious numbers online. Interested parties can also check out the 1100 photographs Lomax shot in the Lesser Antilles as he journeyed with his research partner, folklorist/Trinidadian Minister of Culture J.D. Elder. The Association for Cultural Equity has more on Lomax’s journeys and an absolutely huge online archive of recordings on their website.

• Alan Lomax Collection: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/lomax
• Association for Cultural Equity: http://www.culturalequity.org

Corin Tucker announces new record Kill My Blues, stars in sketch comedy program Tucsonia, whoops, that last bit was from my dream journal

Guys, I had the strangest dream last night. I’m standing in a field of infinite light and also infinite grain. Suddenly, I feel a tapping on my shoulder. I turn around just as suddenly and who do I see but Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney fame. As I begin to speak, she puts her whole hand (which is crazy gigantic in my dream) around my head. While her giant, guitar-wrecking hand is slowly crushing my skull, she tells me that she has a new television show. Emboldened by Carrie Brownstein’s success with Portlandia, she has created her own sketch comedy program with Andy Samberg. It’s called Tucsonia and it’s coming to AMC this fall. Then she crushes my skull. Then I wake up, but I’m in my childhood bedroom and I’m wearing a tuxedo. Then I wake up and I’m in my actual bedroom.

It was all a beautiful dream. Corin Tucker releasing a new full-length record, however, is absolutely not a dream. Pitchfork reports that Kill Rock Stars will be putting out Tucker’s new record Kill My Blues on September 18. Word has it that the record will find her “returning to her riot grrrl sonic roots” which [EDITORIALIZING] SOUNDS AWESOME [END OF MY EDITORIALIZING]. All that riot grrrl revitalizing was written with the help of her band, the likes of which include Sara Lund of Unwound, Mike Clark of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears. They’re a band so tight, they’ll even go on tour this September. Because that’s what they’re doing. They’re going on tour. This September.

Kill My Blues tracklist:

01. Groundhog Day
02. Kill My Blues
03. Neskowin
04. I Don’t Wanna Go
05. Constance
06. No Bad News Tonight
07. Summer Jams
08. None Like You
09. Joey
10. Outgoing Message
11. Blood, Bones and Sand
12. Tiptoe

Corin Tucker dates:

09.14-15.12 - Chicago, IL - Hideout Block Party
09.18.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
09.21.12 - Atlanta, GA - The EARL
09.22.12 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
09.23.12 - Pensacola, FL - DeLuna Fest
09.25.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
09.26.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
09.27.12 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
09.28.12 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear’s
09.29.12 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House

• Corin Tucker: http://corintuckerband.com
• Kill Rock Stars: http://www.killrockstars.com