Wire gets extreme with Legal Bootlegs, Send: Ultimate, and rumored new material

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If there’s anything better than a legal high (and what isn’t?), it’s a legal bootleg. Now, legendary post-punk group Wire is bringing a legal bootleg series, along with a retooled version of their comeback album, 2002’s Send, to law-abiding pleasure-seekers everywhere. The band’s Pinkflag label plans on making select live performances available as part of The Wire Legal Bootleg Series, which can be purchased in its entirety via the label’s online subscription service as individual concert performances or in batches of three. Wire will also be releasing the super EXTREME-sounding Send: Ultimate, which features rare material like the 12 Times U vinyl-only collector’s item tracks, the unreleased track “DJ Fuckoff,” plus alternate and album tracks from the two out-of-print Read and Burn EPs that didn’t make it onto the original Send. Rumor has it Wire also has new material in the works for 2011.

Bootleg albums:

25 October 1978 Bradford University:

01. Indirect Enquiries
02. Men 2nd
03. Lowdown
04. On Returning
05. Being Sucked In
06. I Feel Mysterious Today
07. The Other Window
08. A Mutual Friend
Former Airline
10. Mercy
11. Stepping Off Too Quick
12. Strange
13. Another The Letter
14. Sand In My Joints
15. French Film Blurred
16. I Should Have Known Better
Practice Makes Perfect
19. Reuters
20. 106 Beats That

21 July 1988 Astoria, London:

01. The Queen of Ur
02. In Vivo
03. Kidney Bingos
04. The Finest Drops
05. Silk Skin Paws
06. German Shepherds
07. A Public Place
08. It’s a Boy
09. The Offer
10. Eardrum Buzz
11. Boiling Boy
12. Drill
13. Ahead
14. Over Theirs

08 Dec 2000 Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh:

01. Zoom
02. Heartbeat
03. Ally in Exile
04. Germ Ship
05. Boiling Boy
06. He Knows
07. Advantage in Height
08. Lowdown
09. Another the Letter
10. 12XU
11. Pink Flag
12. Drill

• Wire: http://www.pinkflag.com
• Pinkflag: http://pinkflag.greedbag.com

Oh my god oh my god oh my god! My third favorite John Coltrane album is being reissued on vinyl! Three others too!

Hey, all you Jazz fans! (No, not the basketball team.) Have you spent hours and hours and hours trying to amass a complete collection of all 114 of John Coltrane’s studio albums on vinyl? Yeah, so have I, and if I can say one thing about my collecting habits, I can tell you that finding every Coltrane album is really fucking tough. Especially if you want them in listenable quality.

Here to save my day and answer my fervid prayers is Rhino Records, who have announced that it’s reissuing four of John Coltrane’s classic Atlantic Records albums. Coltrane Jazz and Coltrane Plays the Blues are already available for purchase, with My Favorite Things and Coltrane’s Sound scheduled for release on July 27. The albums will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and were made at “RTI with lacquers cut from the original analog masters by Bernie Grundman.”

In October 1960, in an amazing, music changing, impossibly fertile three-day studio session, material was written and recorded that would eventually make up all four albums being reissued; countless Coltrane standards, like “Village Blues,” “My Favorite Things, “Blues for Bechet,” “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes,” “Central Park West,” “Liberia,” and “Equinox” would all see release over the next four years. Besides inspired performances by Coltrane, listeners are also treated to the musical stylings of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, McCoy Tyner, and Elvin Jones.


Coltrane Jazz:

A1. Little Old Lady
A2. Village Blues
A3. My Shining Hour
A4. Fifth House
B1. Harmonique
B2. Like Sonny
B3. I’ll Wait and Pray
B4. Some Other Blues

My Favorite Things:

A1. My Favorite Things
A2. Everytime We Say Goodbye
B1. Summertime
B2. But Not For Me

Coltrane Plays the Blues:

A1. Blues to Elvin
A2. Blues to Bechet
A3. Blues to You
B1. Mr. Day
B2. Mr. Syms
B3. Mr. Knight

Coltrane’s Sound:

A1. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
A2. Central Park West
A3. Liberia
B1. Body and Soul
B2. Equinox
B3. Satellite

• John Coltrane: http://www.johncoltrane.com
• Rhino Records: http://www.rhino.com

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti hits the road with The Flaming Lips (read: “licks some toad with The Flaming Lips”)

Do you think that Wayne Coyne ever loses his well-renowned cool when he thinks about how punks like Ariel Pink are wastin’ all his flavor these days? (Think about it: “Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.” Doesn’t that phrase just look and sound like a Flaming Lips song title from the back half of Hit to Death in the Future Head or something?) Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe it’s Pink who goes around rolling his dilated eyes at old man Coyne every time he sees him caterwauling around on stage like a demented Bob Barker.

Well luckily for all of us, we’re about to find out. Ariel Pink and Wayne Coyne will duke it out for King of Weird during a handful of dates at the end of the summer, in which Pink and his band will open for the fearless freaks in Canada and the U.S. Will they use giant novelty fake hands outfitted with congruently ludicrous boxing gloves?? Only time will tell. Pink, of course, is supporting his most recent release that everyone but me seems to “get,” the best-new-whatever’ed Before Today (TMT Review) on 4AD. Also available at the merch table on these dates will be a five-track collaborative 12-inch with sleazy horn section Added Pizzazz, who sleazed up Before Today’s opener “Hot Body Rub.” As for the Lips… well, I’m not sure what they’re supporting. Their families, I guess.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti tourdates:

07.13.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
07.14.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
07.16.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07.17.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
07.19.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
07.20.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07.21.10 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
07.22.10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
07.23.10 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
07.24.10 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
07.25.10 - Boston, MA - Middle East
07.27.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
07.28.10 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
07.29.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
07.30.10 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
07.31.10 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
08.02.10 - Denton, TX - Hailey’s
08.03.10 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
08.05.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
08.06.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
08.07.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
09.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.11.10 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
09.12.10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
09.14.10 - Lubbock, TX - Foundation Room
09.15.10 - Norman, OK - Opolis
09.16.10 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
09.17.10 - St. Louis, MO – Pageant #
09.18.10 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note #
09.19.10 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium #
09.20.10 - Fargo, ND - Aquarium
09.21.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre #
09.23.10 - Calgary, AB - University of Calgary #
09.24.10 - Edmonton, AB - Events Center #
09.25.10 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
09.26.10 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl #
09.27.10 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater #
09.29.10 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater #
10.01.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater #

# Flaming Lips

• Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: http://www.myspace.com/arielpink
• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com

Abe Vigoda release new LP Crush this fall as music journalists scramble for adjectives

Coldwave, surfer punk, pell-mell pop, dream pop, tropical punk. Abe Vigoda have had all these labels thrown on them and more, but just as quickly and with zero hesitation will soon throw them off, kick ‘em to the curb, spit menacingly, and strut off. They are at all times all of these things, and none. For those who’ve been tracing the band since way back, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that when it comes to Abe Vigoda, expect nothing and also everything.

This is the attitude that should be taken when approaching Crush, the forthcoming long-player (their fourth, though the number varies depending on who you ask) from the L.A. quartet. Crush, as in both “I got a thing for you” and “I want to pummel you.” Get it? The album will be released through the No Age-run Post Present Medium label in the U.S. and Bella Union over there in the U.K. Before the U.K./U.S. release dates of September 20 and September 21, respectively, the band will be tossin’ out the first single from the album. The song is titled “Throwing Shade” and it’ll be carved onto 7-inch vinyl via the same two labels responsible for the full-length. Expect that little guy out August 24 stateside and September 13 across the pond. Following the recent drummer switcheroo, who knows, maybe we’ll hear some hints of free jazz on this one, or maybe some trip-hop… or drum n bass! Go ahead and start coming up with some irrelevant musical genres to attach to this one.

• Abe Vigoda: http://www.myspace.com/abevigoda
• Post Present Medium: http://postpresentmedium.com

Ladies night at the Prefuse household: Prefuse 73 makes album focused on “female voice,” gets Dirty Projectors, Broadcast members

Prefuse 73 (a.k.a. Guillermo Scott Herren) needs to get in touch with his feminine side. Too long has he focused on the cold, robo-masculine world of breakneck beats and outer space synths. In order to further understand his feminine side, Mr. Herren is putting out a record created “from start to finish with only female voice + a strange fascination/obsession in ‘contact microphones’.”

These aforementioned female voices aren’t provided by a bunch of nobodies, though. No, this new untitled, release date-bereft follow-up to last year’s largely disappointing Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian (TMT Review) boasts an impressive guest list: Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, Broadcast’s Trish Keenan, Zola Jesus’ Nika Roza Danilova, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Woden, VOICEsVOICEs’ Nico Turner, Flying Lotus collaborator Niki Randa, Faidherbe, and Adron. Along with the impressive roster of female vocalists, the new record also features Tyondai Braxton, who Herren thanks for his “SEQUENCING+ELIMINATING SKILLS.”

• Prefuse 73: http://www.prefuse73.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

Ratatat tour North America as everyone’s favorite sound-effect from G.I. Joe

BOOOM! SMASH! POWWW! Oh boy, I love sound effects and I love the way they make me feel! And if there’s one sound effect I love the most, well it just might be RATATAT! I used to run around my house (last week) in my G.I. Joe pajamas all Saturday morning and afternoon with my fingers pointed into infinite-ammo machine guns that went RATATAT-TAT-TAT-TAT! all day long.

Which is why I’m so excited that Ratatat are heading out on a gigantic tour of North America where they will be celebrating their legacy as “The Coolest Sound Effect to Make While Pretending You’re Shooting a Fake Gun.”

The tour is, of course, actually in support of the band’s recently released fourth album on XL Recordings, which was creatively titled LP4 (TMT Review). Have you not heard their new album yet? (mini-review: “imagine me doing a thumbs down.”) Well, if you haven’t listened to it yet and you’re still super stoked to see them play live, Ticketmaster has arranged a special deal (only available in select markets) where they give you a digital copy of the album (one per order) for buying a ticket! Isn’t that hip and with it? Thanks to all our long-time friends at Ticketmaster!

Ratatat tourdates:

09.07.10 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09.08.10 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
09.09.10 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater
09.10.10 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater **
09.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue **
09.14.10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo **
09.15.10 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
09.16.10 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom **
09.17.10 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater **
09.18.10 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
09.19.10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
09.21.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia **
09.22.10 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
09.24.10 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater **
09.25.10 - Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale **
09.27.10 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
09.28.10 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom **
09.29.10 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge
09.30.10 - New Orleans, LA - McAlister Auditorium
10.01.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade **
10.02.10 - Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
10.05.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
10.06.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory **
10.07.10 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
10.08.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 **
10.09.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 **

** Ticketmaster promotion

• Ratatat: http://www.ratatatmusic.com
• XL: http://www.xlrecordings.com


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