Wilco leave Nonesuch, form dBpm Records with help from ANTI-, announce 2011 dates

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According to what we here in the industry call a “press release,” Wilco have created their own record label, dBpm Records, effectively ending their relationship with Nonesuch. Their new label will see distribution by independent imprint ANTI-, the Epitaph offshoot responsible for releasing albums by Tom Waits, Os Mutantes, Neko Case, and Grinderman.

“This is an idea we’ve discussed for years,” said Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. “We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me. And, to be working with Anti- — a label that was started by a punk rock guy to sell his own records — seems like a perfect fit for us.”

Wilco clearly have an independent spirit, having created their own festival (Solid Sound) and setup their own Chicago recording studio (Loft), but they can’t seem to fully escape Warner Bros. Not only does it own both Wilco’s original label Reprise and post-Summerteeth label Nonesuch, but as the L.A. TimesPop & Hiss blog points out, it also owns the distribution company Alternative Distribution Alliance, which is responsible for getting those tasty ANTI- releases in stores.

And hey, expect Warner Bros. to distribute yet another Wilco album to a store near you soon: the band is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to Wilco (The Album). It’s what we here in the industry call a “new album.”

Jeff Tweedy solo dates:

03.22.11 - Toronto - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
03.25.11 - Montreal - L’Olympia de Montréal
03.26.11 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
03.28.11 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theater
03.29.11 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
03.30.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre

Wilco dates:

05.02.11 - Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Center
05.03.11 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
05.05.11 - New Orleans, LA - Jazzfest
05.06.11 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
05.07.11 - Denton, TX - University of N. Texas Auditorium
05.08.11 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom

• Wilco: http://www.wilcoworld.net
• ANTI-: http://www.anti.com

Oneohtrix Point Never tours with Games tours with Oneohtrix Point Never tours with Games

Swoon! Tiny Mix Tapes heartthrob and altogether synth mastermind Oneohtrix Point Never (a.k.a. Daniel Lopatin) is heading out on tour. Our collective hearts certainly start a-flutterin’ at any mention of Mr. Lopatin doing just about anything, but this tour is something extra special, as it’s actually a double dose of arguably our #1 crush (no comment from the boys in Zs and Animal Collective). Lopatin will be performing as his main gig in support of last year’s thunderous Returnal (TMT Review), but he’ll be joined on most dates by Games, his dance-centric project with Joel Ford. Basically, the crowd for every single one of these shows is just going to look like this, except replace the screaming girls with disheveled bearded guys and the fresh-faced teen with this guy.

Oneohtrix Point Never + Games dates:

04.07.11 - Bristol, UK - Arnolfini
04.08.11 - Den Bosch, Holland - FAQ Festival @ W2
04.09.11 - London, UK - QEH Foyer (Ether Festival)
04.10.11 - Glasgow, UK - Optimo @ Subclub
04.14.11 - Athens, Greece - Bios
05.27-29.11 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival (ATP Stage)

Oneohtrix Point Never solo dates:

04.11.11 - Brussels, BE - AB (main room)
04.17.11 - Bucharest, Romania - Rokolectiv Festival @ Museum Of Contemporary Art
06.02-05.11 - Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas

Games solo dates:

03.16-20.11 - Austin, TX - SXSW

• Oneohtrix Point Never: http://www.pointnever.com
• Games: http://www.myspace.com/gamesmusic

Explosions in the Sky announce new LP, plus tour — take that, Godspeed!

Do you remember way back when, when you’d go to your iTunes and select the genre “Post-Rock/Experimental” to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, and Do Make Say Think in one glorious browsing box? No? (iTunes may still use that category; personally, I got a little tired of iTunes’ genres after John Cage kept getting lumped with Rossini.) These post-rockers/experimental-so-and-sos keep an eye on each other, and Explosions can’t be unaware of Godspeed’s highly anticipated tour coming up. Bands on the Constellation roster are pretty competitive (I’d imagine), especially when up against bands that could be on Constellation but aren’t (Explosions are on Temporary Residence Ltd… and okay, their border is with Mexico, not Canada). We previously announced EITS’ European tourdates, but in order to top Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s renewed activity once and for all, Explosions in the Sky are not only going on tour (with an extra date in New York), they’re releasing a new LP!

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is the first studio album since All Of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (TMT Review), out in 2007. If you’re feeling indulgent, you can listen to 39 seconds of music from Take Care at the band’s site. The album is out April 26, and while no one is privileged enough to hear a full track, at least we have the tracklisting.

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care tracklisting:

01. Last Known Surroundings
02. Human Qualities
03. Trembling Hands
04. Be Comfortable, Creature
05. Postcard from 1952
06. Let Me Back In


04.06.11 - New York City, NY - Radio City Music Hall *
05.16.11 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
05.17.11 - Manchester, UK - Academy
05.19.11 - London, UK - Roundhouse
05.20.11 - Paris, France - Bataclan
05.22.11 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
05.23.11 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik
05.24.11 - Brussels, Belgium - Anciennce Belgique
05.25.11 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso

* Low, Eluvium

• Explosions in the Sky: http://explosionsinthesky.com
• Temporary Residence Limited: http://temporaryresidence.com

“Neutral Milk Hotel’s Mangum Plots More Shows,” says Pitchfork

Larry Fitzmaurice used to write for TMT, so I figured it wouldn’t be that big of a deal if we quoted directly from his recent Pitchfork post:

After years of shying away from public appearances, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum has been slowly returning to the spotlight over the past year. Just yesterday, he announced two more shows as part of the Portishead-curated ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. And according to Mangum’s friend and spokesman Ben Goldberg, head of the Ba Da Bing label, there’s going to be more shows scheduled in the future.

Goldberg sent over a statement today, saying that Mangum is “planning some additional performances to start in the fall of 2011. The goal will be to play more American shows, as well as get over to Europe.” He also mentioned that “I spoke with Jeff and he is quite honored and excited to be playing ATP.” Mangum isn’t the only one who’s excited.

Ah, nice to have you back Larry!! We love you!!

• Ba Da Bing: http://www.badabingrecords.com

RIP: Charlie Louvin, country music hall of famer

From The New York Times:

Charlie Louvin, a member of one of the pre-eminent brother acts in country music and an inspiration to several generations of rock musicians, died Wednesday at his home in Wartrace, Tenn. He was 83.

The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, said Michael Manning, a friend of Mr. Louvin’s and the producer of his single “Back When We Were Young,” his final recording, released last year. Mr. Louvin underwent surgery for his cancer on July 22, 2010.

Mr. Louvin achieved his greatest fame with the Louvin Brothers, the popular duo that modernized the close-harmony singing of Depression-era acts like the Blue Sky Boys and the Delmore Brothers and that anticipated the keening vocal interplay of the Everly Brothers. Typically featuring Charlie on guitar and lead vocals, and Ira, his older brother, on mandolin and high tenor harmonies, the Louvins’ music also left its mark on the country-rock of the Byrds and others. (Ira Louvin died in 1965.)

• Charlie Louvin: http://charlielouvin.net

Adventure to tour in support of The Lesser Known with “that one band”

A li’l bit ago, we announced that Toro Y Moi are soon rollin’ out on a tour of the states. Well, turns out that B-more one-man act Aventure will be joining them for a significant chunk of the tour as a precursor to The Lesser Known, his March 22 release on Carpark (TMT News). With any luck, Adventure might actually make this show, ahem, worth seeing. Zing!


03.13.11 - Denton, TX - 35 Conferette
03.17.11 - Austin, TX - Carpark/Paw Tracks SXSW Showcase at 512 upstairs
03.30.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge*
03.31.11 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
04.01.11 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room*
04.02.11 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown, Jr.*
04.03.11 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
04.05.11 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
04.06.11 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop*
04.07.11 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar*
04.08.11 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa*
04.09.11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
04.10.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
04.11.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
04.12.11 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
04.13.11 - Baltimore, MD - The Talking Head*
04.14.11 - Washington, D.C. - Rock n Roll Hotel*
04.15.11 - Carrboro, NC - Local 506*

* Toro Y Moi

• Adventure: http://www.myspace.com/adventuresound
• Carpark: http://www.carparkrecords.com