Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof to Perform Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures

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On April 29, the mighty Xiu Xiu are teaming with the feisty Deerhoof to perform Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Austria’s Donaufestival (which runs from April 28 through May 8). Let me repeat that for you: On April 29, the mighty Xiu Xiu are teaming with the feisty Deerhoof to perform Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Austria’s Donaufestival (which runs from April 28 through May 8). This is something to get excited about, TMT readers!

So, yeah, Xiu Xiu, Deerhoof, and Joy Division. Together. Here’s a message from their publicist about the peculiar circumstances regarding the collaboration:

It’s funny Xiu Xiu should ask Deerhoof to perform Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures with them. Just a short time before this, Deerhoof received a MySpace comment containing a Joy Division video and the words “COVER THIS”; and then a Facebook message asking when there would be a full-on collaboration between Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu. Add to this the sheer coincidence that Ian Curtis committed suicide on May 18, Greg Saunier’s birthday, and the conclusion seemed inevitable.

Spooky shit. Anyway, Donaufestival also features Panda Bear, Dan Deacon, Wolf Parade, The Ex, Fuck Buttons, Alex Empire, and more spread throughout various days, but you’ll be most excited about April 29, as the mighty Xiu Xiu are teaming with the feisty Deerhoof to perform Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Austria’s Donaufestival.

Deerhoof have two singles coming out: one is a 7-inch split with One One on Someone Good, and the other via ATP Recordings. Meanwhile, Xiu Xiu’s Dear God, I Hate Myself is released February 23 via Kill Rock Stars. Both are starting tours this month.

• Donaufestival: http://www.donaufestival.at
• Xiu Xiu: http://www.xiuxiu.org
• Deerhoof: http://www.myspace.com/deerhoof
• Kill Rock Stars: http://www.killrockstars.com
• Someone Good: http://www.someonegood.org
• ATP Recordings: http://www.atpfestival.com/recordings.php

Definitive Jux As a Traditional Label Is Over

The rumors are true: Definitive Jux, the seminal NY-based independent hip-hop label, has officially called it quits — as a label at least. In a statement issued on its official website, El-P (the label’s co-founder) says that Definitive Jux as a traditional record label “will effectively be put on hiatus.” But he also clarifies that the label is not closing, it’s changing. Besides, El-P plans to be a full-time producer and artist from here on out, so it’s certainly not all sad news.

From El-P:

This year, a decade after starting DEF JUX and after overseeing the releases of some incredible albums including the forthcoming release of my dear late and great friend Camu Tao’s brilliant “KING OF HEARTS” LP, I’m stepping away from my duties as artistic director for the label to concentrate on what I love most: being a producer and an artist full time. This is something I’ve been contemplating for a few years now, and can’t think of a better time or, with the eventual release of Camu’s record, a more poetic way to transition into a new direction.

This means change for JUX. Of course we’ll still have our website, we will still sell our catalog, merch and more as well as bring you news and updates on all our projects and artists. We will be releasing “KING OF HEARTS”, a DEF JUX remix compilation, a 10 year anniversary retrospective and some other goodies. But then as a traditional record label DEF JUX will effectively be put on hiatus. We are not closing, but we are changing. The process is already underway, and the last several months (for those wondering what the hell we’ve been up to) have been spent dealing with the technical aspects of wrapping up the label in it’s current form and re-imagining our collective and individual futures.

Read the rest of his post here.

• Definitive Jux: http://www.definitivejux.net

The Flaming Lips to Perform Dark Side of the Moon at Bonnaroo

In an interview with Spinner, The Flaming Lips’ head weirdo Wayne Coyne revealed the group’s plans to perform Dark Side of The Moon in its entirety at this year’s Bonnaroo. “As of yesterday, we’re gonna do it at Bonnaroo at the midnight slot, the first night. We do a Flaming Lips set then starting about 2:30 we do this Dark Side of the Moon thing. In that sense, it’s perfect for that. It lets you play a little bit longer.”

I recently caught up with Coyne for a fake interview to talk DSOTM, bubblegum, and his penis.

Are you really performing DSOTM at Bonnaroo?
What’s DSOTM?

Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd.
Oh, yes, we are.

What do you think of bubblegum?
I like to chew it and then string it around my penis.

Huh. That’s kinda weird.
You’re kinda weird. And I hate your gutz!

The complete Bonnaroo lineup is currently TBA, but we’ll update you once the lineup is confirmed.

• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com
• Bonnaroo: http://www.bonnaroo.com

Gil Scott-Heron to Release First Album in 15 Years; Be Sure to Catch Revolution Streaming on Hulu Shortly Afterward

On February 9, soul legend and proto-rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron is releasing I’m New Here on XL (wait a second, I’m fairly sure he is not new here. Scott-Heron always says the darndest things!), his first LP since 1994’s Spirits.

Two songs off the album are currently streaming on Scott-Heron’s website. The first, “Me and the Devil,” is spaced-out soul, and Scott-Heron’s gravel-paved voice sounds like it may actually be bleeding profusely (check out the video for this track at the Chocolate Grinder). The second, “Where Did the Night Go,” is spoken word about putting on socks and writing letters and staying up late… but really obsessively, like a One Hour Photo-themed slumber party, only somewhat politically minded.

Here’s the tracklist:

01. On Coming from a Broken Home (Pt. 1)
02. Me and the Devil

03. I’m New Here

04. Your Soul and Mine

05. Parents (Interlude)

06. I’ll Take Care of You

07. Being Blessed (interlude)

08. Where Did the Night Go

09. I Was Guided (Interlude)

10. New York Is Killing Me

11. Certain Things (Interlude)

12. Running

13. The Crutch

14. I’ve Been Me (Interlude)

15. On Coming from a Broken Home (Pt. 2)

• Gil Scott-Heron: http://myspace.com/revolutionwillnotbetelevised
• XL: http://www.xlrecordings.com

EL Perro del Mar Tours, Continues to Defy Miley Cyrus with Assertion That Love Is Not Pop

So maybe it’s true that, as El Perro del Mar’s newest album reminds us, Love Is Not Pop. The tour in support of the album, however, kicks off February 14 in Philly, certainly a convenient time for those of you infected by — I mean BLESSED BY — the love bug. One more thing to draw little heart balloons around: Swedish electro pop diva Robyn has remixed El Perro del Mar’s “Change of Heart.” It’s her first remix for another artist and it’s pretty kickin’.

02.14.10 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
02.16.10 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
02.17.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
02.19.10 - Cambridge, MA - Cambridge Family YMCA
02.20.10 - Montreal, QB - Il Motore
02.21.10 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
02.22.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
02.23.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
02.26.10 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
02.27.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
02.28.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
03.02.10 - San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord
03.03.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

A Sunny Day in Glasgow Drop New EP and Announce Spring Tour

You know that list you’re keeping of bands you’ve heard of but haven’t actually listened to yet? Well, it’s time to take A Sunny Day in Glasgow off that list and start listening, because there’s an EP and a tour a-coming.

The band drops Nitetime Rainbows March 2 on clear vinyl 12-inch/digital download only. It’ll be released on Mis Ojos Discos.

Awesomely-titled tracklist:

A1. Nitetime Rainbows (new mix)
A2. Daytime Rainbows
A3. So Bloody, So Tight
A4. Piano Lessons

B1. Nitetime Rainbows (Buddy System remix)
B2. Nitetime Rainbows (Acid wash edit by Benoit Pioulard)
B3. Nitetime Rainbows (Ezekiel Honig remix)

Awesomely scheduled tourdates:

02.26.10 - New York City, NY - Mercury Lounge
02.27.10 - Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
03.01.10 - Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon
03.02.10 - Champaign, IL - Mike N’ Molly’s
03.03.10 - Chicago, IL – Schubas
03.04.10 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
03.05.10 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
03.08.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
03.09.10 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
03.10.10 - Portland, OR – Holocene
03.11.10 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
03.13.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mint
03.14.10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
03.17.10-03.21.10 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.23.10 - New Orleans, LA – TBA
03.24.10 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s *
03.25.10 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *
03.26.10 - Nashville, TN - The End *
03.27.10 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor *
03.28.10 - Washington, DC - DC9
03.29.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
03.31.10 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
04.01.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
04.02.10 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
04.03.10 - Montreal, QC - The Green Room
04.08.10 - London, England - Windmill Brixton
04.17.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
04.20.10 - Bergen, Norway - Landmark
04.24.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
04.29.10 - Dijon, France - Kill Your Pop Festival
04.30.10 - Lyon, France - Le Sonic
05.03.10 - Prague, Czech Republic - Klub 007
05.05.10 - Zilina, Slovakia - Stanica
05.06.10 - Kosice, Slovakia - Tabacka Kulturfabrik
05.12.10 - Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits Botanique Festival
05.14.10 - Manchester, England - Islington Mill
05.15.10 - Glasgow, Scotland - Nice N Sleazys
05.18.10 - Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
05.20.10 - London, England - Luminaire

* Japandroids

• A Sunny Day in Glasgow: http://asunnydayinglasgow.com
• Mis Ojos Discos: http://misojos-discos.com