A Winged Victory for the Sullen to provide tie-wearing music, tie-wearing live dates

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When I listen to the music of beloved drone duo Stars of the Lid, I feel the need to put on a tie. My usual attire of cut-off shorts and “Big Dog” t-shirts just never seems appropriate for the beautiful, austere music of the Austin-originated group. At the very least, I need a tie and suit jacket. But Stars of the Lid haven’t put out a record since 2007’s And Their Refinement of the Decline (TMT Review) and, as such, my ties have gathered dust and my “Big Dog” shirts are getting ratty and faded. Please, someone deliver me the classy music I desire.

My wish has been granted, and with swiftness! While the estimated release date for a new Stars of the Lid record is still a string of question marks followed by a triangle (scientists are currently attempting to decode the triangle’s meaning), Stars member Adam Wiltzie has a new project with composer Dustin O’Halloran. This new drone-tastic duo possesses the rather lengthy moniker of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and they have a self-titled record coming out through Kranky on September 12. I know, the question at hand: is it classy? Oh boy! It is classy. Listen to “Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears” at the duo’s website and prove me right.

While I love being able to put on my finest tie and jacket at home, something’s missing from the equation until I have a suitable occasion to head out in my fancy garb. Thank the heavens and the earth, such an occasion is soon to come, as A Winged Victory for the Sullen will be going on tour this fall. All those classy dates will be supported by similarly classy Kranky artists Benoît Pioulard and Ken Camden. Early word has it that Pioulard will be dressed to the nines, while Camden will be trying to pass off a tuxedo t-shirt as fancy. Come on, Camden.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen dates (all w/ Benoît Pioulard and Ken Camden):

10.29.11 - Phildelphia, PA - St. Mary’s Hamilton Village
10.30.11 - New York City, NY - West Park Presbyterian Church
10.31.11 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
11.01.11 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel
11.02.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Warhol Museum
11.03.11 - Cincinnati, OH - Southgate House
11.05.11 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
11.06.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11.07.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
11.10.11 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
11.12.11 - Portland, OR - Holocene
11.14.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11.15.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite

• A Winged Victory for the Sullen: http://www.awvfts.com
• Kranky: http://www.kranky.net
• Benoît Pioulard: http://pioulard.com
• Ken Camden: http://www.myspace.com/kencamden

Hans-Joachim Roedelius to release new collaborative album Stunden, tour US for first time in 150 years

It’s a wonder that Hans-Joachim Roedelius has any time to eat his breakfast, much less travel thousands of miles to bestow on the American people his legendary brand of organic ambient music. Since the late 1960s, the 76-year-old Berliner has been relentlessly active in the German experimental and electronic music scenes, being one-half of a famously influential Krautrock duo (Cluster), collaborating with a number of noteworthy artists (like Brian Eno), and building an impressively deep solo discography. On October 25, Roedelius, alongside Stefan Schneider (Mapstation, To Rococo Rot), will be releasing another one of his collaborative albums, Stunden, which is due on Bureau B.

Taking the opportunity to sample a few of the tracks on the upcoming album, there’s a degree of purity in the production that separates itself from the enveloping soundscapes of more contemporary ambient artists. It’s like time-traveling back to the 1970s, when digital synthesizers were relatively unheard of and effects processing was kept to a comparative minimum. Ah, simplicity. Check out “Single Boogie” over at the Chocolate Grinder.

Additionally, October 1 marks the beginning of an extremely rare solo tour that, while not being terribly extensive, is worth highlighting simply because of Roedelius’ presence. Seriously, this sort of thing isn’t common. Check out the dates below.

Stunden tracklisting:

01. Stunden I
02. Liebe
03. Geschichte
04. Stunden II
05. Das Eine
06. Single Boogie
07. Miniatur
08. Stunden III
09. Boogie Drone
10. Zug
11. Upper Slaughter
12. Land

Dates:

10.01.11 - Asbury Park, NJ - All Tomorrow’s Parties (with Simeon of Silver Apples as ‘Silver Qluster’)
10.02.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield Performance + Art Space * ~
10.04.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe *
10.05.11 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter * !
10.07.11 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC * ^
10.08.11 - The Eyedrum - Atlanta, GA *
10.09.11 - Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light *
10.12.11 - Velvet Lounge - Washington D.C. *
10.13.11 - Philadelphia, PA - M. Room *
10.15.11 - Woodcliff Lake, NJ - 1000 Pulses *
10.16.11 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
10.20.11 - Cincinnati, OH - The Mockbee *
10.23.11 - Portland, OR - Mt. Tabor Theater *
10.26.11 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord *
10.27.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
10.28.11 - Asheville, NC - Moogfest #

* XAMBUCA
~ PAK Big Band
! Head Molt
^ DJ Chris Ballard
# Lunzproject w/ Tim Story

• Hans-Joachim Roedelius: http://www.roedelius.com
• Bureau B: http://www.bureau-b.com

Double Dagger of Bawmor are shuttin’ down after nine years and playing dair last show downey Ottobar on a Fridee in October. B’lieve. For people not from Baltimore: Double Dagger are calling it quits and playing their final show October 21

After nine years, three albums, a butt-load of EPs and singles, Double Dagger are calling it quits. Their reason, as posted this afternoon on their website, was this:

Like any relationship’s end, it’s complex, but for us it mostly comes down to time. As the band got older and grew and changed, the people in it did too, and our individual lives are pulling us towards other pursuits. With this in mind, we decided to focus on playing a few final shows in some of our favorite cities, and go out on a high note instead of slowing fading away. We still like the music, the shows, and each other, and we think it’s best to bring things to a close while we can still devote our full energy to this music.

Okay, that’s fair. That doesn’t mean I like it. I have a big case of the sads. However, this isn’t the END end. The band has been working on a few new songs that will be released posthumously, most likely via Thrill Jockey. Their last show will take place on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Ottobar in Baltimore with “awesome secret guests.” If you can’t make it to Baltimore, they also have dates in DC, Brooklyn, Cleveland, and two shows in Chicago (one listed as TBD, because I bet it’s some sweaty house show).

Goodbye, Double Dagger. I will never forget being 16 and getting kicked in the face and having a black eye and busted lip and telling my mom I tripped at work.

Final dates:

10.14.11 - Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge
10.15.11 - Chicago, IL - TBD
10.16.11 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
10.19.11 - Washington DC - Black Cat
10.20.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio ^
10.21.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *

* with “awesome secret special guests!!!”

• Double Dagger: http://www.posttypography.com/doubledagger
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com

James Ferraro to be played by Adrian Grenier in my blockbuster movie idea, readies new album and EP for Hippos in Tanks

James Ferraro is Flintstones and as of September 13 has released a digital EP, Condo Pets, as a prelude to his upcoming LP Far Side Virtual on Hippos in Tanks. Ferraro recently signed to Hippos this year, commenting that “the results of this relationship will see a new era in Art History.” The label prophecies that the upcoming LP will be one of his greatest achievements in exploring his fascination with the synthetic side of American living, and Ferraro tells us it will fund his plastic surgery.

The Condo Pets EP is available now and tackles difficult/fatuous subjects such as Google Street View and Carrie Bradshaw’s iPod. Far Side Virtual, limited to 1,000 copies, will follow closely behind on October 25.

Condo Pets tracklist:

01. Text Bubbles
02. The Secret World of Condo Pets
03. Eco – Tot
04. Life in a Day
05. Smoothies, Foodies, Flat Screens and Virtuality
06. Find Out What’s on Carrie Bradshaw’s iPod
07. Saint Prius

• James Ferraro: http://soundcloud.com/digital_skin
• Hippos in Tanks: http://hipposintanks.net
• Buy Lorazepam Online: http://hipposintanks.com

of Montreal releases sexy retro box set, slips information on sexy new album, and lets out a few strands of sexy jism on the faces of devoted fans

For over a decade, the frantic and occasionally genius mind of the indie sex symbol formerly known as Kevin Barnes (now known as the African-American cross-dresser Georgie Fruit) has evolved to capture all sorts of whimsical, kitschy, avant, and occasionally disturbing pop into a style all his own. And so, as one big masturbatory celebration of the many sights and sounds (and falsetto whines) of Kevin Barnes, of Montreal will be releasing a very limited edition (just 500 copies) cassette box set through Joyful Noise Recordings, containing all of the band’s 10 full-length albums. From early lo-fi Elephant 6 releases, to the artistic and commercial breakthroughs of Satanic Panic in the Attic and Sunlandic Twins, to 2007’s heart-wrenching classic Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, to the super “sexed up and glammed out” funk of the band’s latest releases, an entire spectrum of sounds will be represented in this cohesive package.

The box set will be housed in a custom-built wooden box (by Deep Wood Workshop), and screen-printed with original artwork from David Barnes (screen-printing by In Case of Emergency Press). Each cassette will be individually wrapped, including the original album art. Purchasing the set will also give owners an instant MP3 download of the band’s entire discography (you know, for when you remember just how much cassette tapes suck and how much more convenient an iPod is over a Walkman). The box set will be available October 25 for $75 during its first week of preorder (going on right now), and then on September 19 for $100.

Kevin Barnes has also revealed a little bit of information about the band’s upcoming LP Paralytic Stalks in an interview with our “Marsha Brady” sister website. Barnes claims that the record will be “…a bit more esoteric”, and that it’s “…probably not something everybody’s going to like. The songs are way more intimate and confessional.”

• of Montreal: http://www.ofmontreal.net
• Joyful Noise: http://joyfulnoiserecordings.com

Mike Patton continues to put off new albums with Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantômas, and Peeping Tom to release a new album of Italian film scores

Have you ever been sitting around watching a classic film like The Godfather and thought to yourself, “Gee, Nino Rota’s score would’ve been so much better if he composed it entirely from farts and burps?” And then that idea blossoms and spreads like your inevitable venereal disease, and you start to wonder, “what if ALL movies were composed entirely of atonal bodily functions?!” It wasn’t until you put down the bong and decided to go back to wrapping burritos at Taco Bell that you came to the realization, “why the fuck would ANYONE think that would be a good idea?”

Well, somebody obviously did. Hence, film scores by Mike Patton.

Moved by the Paolo Giordano novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Mike Patton’s “bowels of chili” have created an educational 16-track release highlighting music he composed for the film, which boasts being able to teach kids the importance of prime numbers. While his long career in music has encompassed a wide range of styles filtered through the irreverent lens of Frank Zappa sensibilities (and of course, the aforementioned disgusting noise collages), his latest soundtrack promises to be a more personal experience with emphasis on isolated notes, subtle transitions, and introspective atmospheres. The album, titled Music from the Film and Inspired by the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi), has been set for an 11-1-11 release via Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. It will be packaged in a multi-panel digipak, featuring a leaf cut-out embossed with a locking mechanism. The album’s tracklisting follows the dorky theme of prime numbers, numbering the songs with the first 16 prime numbers.

Mathematical!

The Solitude of Prime Numbers tracklisting:

02. Twin Primes
03. Identity Matrix
05. Method of Infinite Descent
07. Contrapositive
11. Cicatrix
13. Abscissa
17. Isolated Primes
19. Radius of Convergence
23. Separatrix
29. The Snow Angel
31. Apnoea
37. Supersingular Primes
41. Quadratix
43. Calculus of Finite Differences
47. Zeroth
53. Weight of Consequences

• Mike Patton: http://www.myspace.com/mikepattonofficial
• Ipecac: http://www.ipecac.com

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