Woods announce fall tour over the river and through the ______ (hint: all the coolest bears shit there)

Woods announce fall tour over the river and through the ______ (hint: all the coolest bears shit there) http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-12-09-woods.jpg

Aww, snap. Look out, all you pathetic one-percenters like Bono and Boney James! Unlike you and the rest of your fat, corporate, government-subsidized, national-act friends out there with their servants and geishas and fancy cars and goldfish and pet dogs who also own pet goldfish, Woods are actually rolling up their sleeves, gritting their teeth, and gearing up to do some freakin’ work! (Well, okay, maybe not actual WORK-work — they’re not going off to the steel mill or whatever; that’d be a pretty dumb way to promote their band anyway — but serious, diligent, rock band work.)

You know how their new album, Bend Beyond — their seventh effort overall which follows their prrretty dang good Sun and Shade — is coming out via Woodsist on September 18? Well GET THIS: they’re touring on the thing. Live! In person! Honest to god. No webcasts, no live broadcasts, no stand-ins, no franchised regional Woods’s playing simultaneously in every major US city. We’re talking the real deal. A handful of flesh-and-bone sunny psych hippies, a carload of Elephant 6 CDs, and a hilarious and morale-boosting taxidermied raccoon mascot. I know, right? Fucking old school.

So… yeah. Take note of the dates below the tracklist, all you rich, lazy, über-famous rock stars out there. Especially you, Boney James.

Bend Beyond tracklisting:

01. Bend Beyond
02. Cali in a Cup
03. Is It Honest?
04. It Ain’t Easy
05. Cascade
06. Back to the Stone
07. Find Them Empty
08. Wind Was the Wine
09. Lily
10. Size Meets the Sound
11. Impossible Sky
12. Something Surreal


09.08.12 - New York, NY - Meatopia at Randall’s Island
09.26.12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse *
09.27.12 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom *
09.28.12 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
09.29.12 - Cincinnatti, OH - Midpoint Music Fest / Grammers *
09.30.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls *
10.02.12 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10.03.12 - Ann Arbor, MI - Yellow Barn
10.04.12 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean #
10.05.12 - Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller at Memorial Union #
10.06.12 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club #
10.07.12 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill #
10.09.12 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10.12.12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10.24.12 - Austin, TX - Red 7 %
10.25.12 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada %
10.26.12 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone %
10.31.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Duke Coffeehouse %
11.01.12 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter %
11.02.12 - Washington, DC - Red Palace %
11.03.12 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg %#

* The Walkmen
# Purling Hiss
% Widowspeak

• Woods: http://www.woodsist.com/woods
• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Cambodia

While there has been plenty of news about The Pirate Bay in the last year, most of it involving lawsuits, hacking scandals, and half-baked ideas on how to make some version of the site “legal,” we haven’t heard too much about the site’s founder, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, since he missed an appeals court appearance in 2010 and was subsequently found to be in a Cambodian hospital in September 2011. It now appears, according to CBS, that while Svartholm Warg left the hospital at some point, he decided to stay in Cambodia to evade the guilty verdict originally brought down by a Swedish court in 2009 sentencing him and his co-creators to a year in prison and a hefty fine to the equivalent of $3.6 million USD for helping to support the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials through The Pirate Bay.

The fine, which is set to go back to the companies (including Sony, EMI, Columbia, and Warner Bros.) hurt by The Pirate Bay’s activities, has since been increased, while the proposed jail time has been decreased. Given that lawsuit settlements are the major label’s main source of income these days, they’re no doubt looking to get all of the guilty parties into the correct jurisdictions so the whole ordeal can be wrapped up and the paydays can start.

Cambodian authorities now have Svartholm Warg in custody. While Cambodia does not have a direct extradition treaty in place with Sweden, the end game here is “to expel him,” said a spokesman for the national police, Kirth Chantharith. It’s unlikely that Svartholm Warg will get the Assange-Ecuador treatment here, meaning his tropical holiday will likely be coming to a close once Cambodian authorities understand the nature of his crime and send him back to the frozen North. All of The Pirate Bay’s founders maintain that the site has done nothing wrong. Though highly unlikely, hopefully Svartholm Warg’s return to Sweden and his attendance at his long-delayed appeals hearing will result in better luck for the internet pioneers moving forward.

• The Pirate Bay: http://thepiratebay.se

DOOM says new Madvillain album is nearly done (OR Impostor DOOM says new Impostor Madvillain album is nearly done)

True story. Just the other day, I was sitting at my local coffee shop, penning another great story for Tiny Mix Tapes. Yes, I pen my stories by hand. You do not? Sad. Back to the story at hand. While finishing up a story about the new No Age/Animal Collective/Daniel Lopatin/Flying Lotus collaborative LP (story forthcoming, just gotta get that last level of approval from the powers that be), I dropped the very pen I use to pen my stories. Before I could even lean down, a mysterious hand appeared from seemingly nowhere to return my pen to me. I looked up and, believe it or not, that very hand was connected to the body which connects to the masked head of DOOM. It was the greatest day of my life. Well, until I found out it was a DOOM impostor. Ugh, fart.

My heart was broken, but it can love again. Perhaps it can love DOOM again. All I would need is a follow-up to DOOM and Madlib’s landmark 2004 album Madvillainy, which Prefix reports may exist fairly soon. In an interview with HipHopDX, DOOM said that the new Madvillain record is nearly done. Well, to be accurate, he said this:

These niggas got some shit. J Rocc and Madlib? You know, these niggas got some shit that’s ill as hell that niggas never heard, that’s as ill as any of these old breaks but they just haven’t come to surface yet. Watch when you hear the new Madvillain record. It’s almost done.

There you are! A new Madvillain record may end up being a thing! Granted, there’s been talk of a new Madvillain record nearly as long as Madvillainy has been out. And Madlib was so frustrated with the lack of DOOM raps that he went and recorded new beats for the original Madvillain record. Still, exciting if true! And not the work of impostor! Oh gasp.

• DOOM: http://metalfacedoom.com
• Madlib: http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib

Martin Eden a.k.a. Matthew Cooper a.k.a. Eluvium announces debut full-length; please don’t tell me you’re still confused

Oh, good! About a month ago, when Matthew Cooper a.k.a. Eluvium announced the debut of his Martin Eden project, alongside a 7-inch for Lefse Records, I secretly feared the possibility of that being it. At the time, a full-length album wasn’t even alluded to, so it kind of felt like Cooper was just testing the waters a bit, uncertain as he may have been as to how fans might react to his unofficial homage to Aphex Twin. But no, Martin Eden does have a full-length album coming out. In fact, Dedicate Function is due out on October 9, less than a month after his 7-inch is set to be (physically) released (on September 18).

Clearly, Cooper was just stringing us along, trying to act like his alter ego wasn’t really his alter ego for the long-run. It’s like if Alfred suddenly got jealous of Bruce Wayne’s success as Batman, and decided to become a crime-fighting hero himself, in an ominous-looking butler costume. “I’m just having some fun, Bruce!” Alfred might say. But he’s not just having some fun. He’s taking it seriously. (Can you tell that I just saw a certain movie recently?)

In addition to announcing the album, Martin Eden has also released a new track, “Verions,” which you can listen to below. A press release describes Dedicate Function as sounding “a world apart” from the “assumed influences” of The Field, Aphex Twin, and Boards of Canada. I won’t go that far, but I can certainly think of worse artists to be compared to.

Dedicate Function tracklisting:

01. Vlad
02. Short Cut
03. Verions
04. Plantes
04. Etc_etc
05. Hum
06. Return Life

• Martin Eden: http://eluvium.net/works
• Lefse: http://www.lefserecords.com

Grimes’ gear stolen after Manchester show, because people are jerks; world tour to continue as planned

People are jerks. TRUE. Evidence supporting this story includes the fact that, as reported by FACT, electronic-pop artist Grimes had her gear stolen after a recent show at Manchester’s HMV Ritz. Grimes (a.k.a. Claire Boucher) tweeted about the theft the following morning. Individuals with information on the theft should contact her through Twitter.

Despite the theft, Clash Music has confirmed that the remainder of Grimes’ tourdates will occur as scheduled. And she has plenty of dates planned! She’ll be embarking on a North American tour next month, which will be followed by a European tour in November. Grimes will wrap up the year in the traditional way of all Canadians: a short Australian tour and two Coachella cruises. Somewhere in between, she’ll swing a sword around and ride in a limo with a snake. Oh wait, that’s just the “Genesis” video. Well, since we’re here, might as well watch that:

Grimes dates:

09.20.12 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal @ Club Soda
09.21.12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
09.22.12 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
09.25.12 - Hudson, NY - Basilica
09.26.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise
09.27.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09.28.12 - Baltimore, MA - The Coward Shoe
09.29.12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10.01.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Basement
10.02.12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
10.03.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10.06.12 - Austin, TX - Emo’s East
10.08.12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10.09.12 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10.10.12 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10.11.12 - San Diego, CA - Porters Pub
10.13.12 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10.15.12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
10.16.12 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
10.17.12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10.19.12 - Calgary, AB - Saits the Gateway
10.20.12 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
10.21.12 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
10.22.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
10.23.12 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.25.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.26.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10.27.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10.28.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11.13.12 - Bristol, UK - Motion
11.15.12 - Nantes, France - Stereolux Club
11.17.12 - Dijon, France - La Vapeur
11.18.12 - Zurich, Switzerland - Abart
11.20.12 - Munich, Germany - Kong
11.21.12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
11.22.12 - Warsaw, Poland - 1500m2
11.23.12 - Riga, Latvia - Paladium
11.24.12 - Helsinki, Finland - Korjaamo
11.26.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
11.28.12 - Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie
11.29.12 - Koln, Germany - Gebaude 9
11.30.12 - Heidelberg, Germany - Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof
12.01.12 - Urecht, Netherlands - Ekko Le Guess Who Festival
12.06.12 - Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel
12.07.12 - Victoria, Australia - Meredith Festival
12.08.12 - Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo
12.10.12 - Sydney, Australia - OAF
12.16.12 - Coachella Cruise to the Bahamas
12.19.12 - Coachella Cruise to Jamaica

• Grimes: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grimes/133232266718746

Grooveshark app reappeared in Google’s app store, then you blinked and it was gone again

The sordid tale of Grooveshark took a few more odd twists in the past week. First, it was thought that the black sheep of online music services had regained a friend in Google. After being kicked out of Google’s app store over a year ago, Grooveshark’s mobile app for the Android platform had magically reappeared, prompting Grooveshark to issue a press release announcing its return, a bright spot among Grooveshark’s storied troubles, which have been well documented here on TMT. Pretty much all the important players in the online and music worlds have severed ties with the music search engine or are actively suing the site for some form of copyright infringement.

The ever-positive Grooveshark (they should make their mascot into a children’s cartoon character given the company’s unflappable way of always seeing the bright side of things) had the following to say, as reported by Billboard:

After working closely with Google to get rogue apps removed, we’re delighted that the official Grooveshark app has been reinstated in the Android market,” the statement reads. “Grooveshark is dedicated to helping music fans search, discover and share music while pioneering new artist promotion, distribution and monetization techniques. We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with Android and leverage this fantastic platform for our partners.

TMT almost went to print with that story, but we stopped the presses after finding out from Hypebot that, once again, the Grooveshark app had been removed from Google’s app store, Play. Just like Google and RIAA turned down the offer to comment on the reinstatement, there has been no word yet from anyone on why it was unceremoniously removed yet again.

The good news for Grooveshark? Any savvy users who actually want to use the service (instead of say, Spotify or any of the other internet radio apps out there) will easily find it available for download directly from the Grooveshark site. While Google seems to not want to explicitly support Grooveshark publicly, they’re not going so far as to try and sue the app (or the site itself) out of existence to appease the rights holders of the music the site finds and provides for users, similar to how Google has moved forward with their digital locker services even without securing formal licensing agreements with the major labels.

There are surely more chapters in this ongoing story, so stay tuned for more tales in the ongoing saga that is Grooveshark: The Little Illegal Site That Could.

• Grooveshark: http://grooveshark.com