Xiu Xiu announce new album Angel Guts: Red Classroom, ensure delivery of Xiu Xiu-iest album ever

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“They’re just being Xiu Xiu”
— Miley Cyrus

Xiu Xiu cannot help but be Xiu Xiu. Every Xiu Xiu album is the most Xiu Xiu album possible, yet every Xiu Xiu album is more Xiu Xiu than the one preceding it. As previously reported, Xiu Xiu will be releasing Nina, an album of Nina Simone covers, on December 2 through Graveface. Obviously, this is the most Xiu Xiu idea of all time and, logically, that makes it the most Xiu Xiu album ever released. Its reign shall be brief. On February 4, Polyvinyl will release Xiu Xiu’s new album Angel Guts: Red Classroom, the new champion in the never-ending tournament of Xiu Xiu.

Listeners to previous Xiu Xiu albums may have thought they were splashing around in a pool of darkness. DEAD WRONG. As the press release states, “Angel Guts: Red Classroom is the beginning of Xiu Xiu’s descent from grayness into the deepest blackness endurable.” It goes on to say that it’s the sound of Xiu Xiu’s death, so RIP Xiu Xiu. The album was informed by Jamie Stewart’s recent relocation from North Carolina to a dangerous neighborhood in Los Angeles, as well as by the Japanese erotic noir film from which it takes its title. These facts are among the most Xiu Xiu facts on the planet.

Listen to the first single “Stupid in the Dark” below via SoundCloud and make sure to keep an ear out for the aforementioned sounds of deepest blackness. Angel Guts: Red Classroom will be available on CD, digital formats, 180-gram clear vinyl, and a 500-copy, limited-edition 180 gram red vinyl available through Polyvinyl’s website. Yes, of all the records not to be put out on traditional black vinyl, it’s this one.

Angel Cuts: Red Classroom tracklist:

01. Angel Guts:
02. Archie’s Fades
03. Stupid in the Dark
04. Lawrence Liquors
05. Black Dick
06. New Life Immigration
07. EL Naco
08. Adult Friends
09. The Silver Platter
10. Bitter Melon
11. A Knife in the Sun
12. Cinthya’s Unisex
13. Botanica de Los Angeles
14. :Red Classroom

• Xiu Xiu: http://xiuxiu.org
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com
• Bella Union: http://bellaunion.com

[Photo: Dan Bleckley]

Terry Riley’s In C remastered from original 1968 tapes, restored to its original length of “still-going-on”

Here at TMT, we must be at least kinda highbrow, because that rascally minimalist composer-guy Terry Riley tends to pop up around our pages kind of a lot! Usually, though, it’s because something or other new is happening regarding some new incarnation of his most famous work, In C. Today, however, is a completely different story!

Ha! Just kidding. Of course it’s not, you dummy! In C is the only piece of cool classical music ever. And I’m just here to tell you that, according to The Vinyl Factory, the original 1968 recording of that good ol’ “semi-aleatoric sequence of 53 short musical phrases, played an repeated
an arbitrary number of times” has been remastered and is being returned to glorious, glorious vinyl on the Pure Pleasure label. What kind of vinyl? The 180 gram kind, dummy!

Look for it on December 9. In the mean time, go over here to preorder it for yourself or the hip, “downtown” art-lover in your life, and check out some typical music-site-style embedded internet BS below. Maybe while you pet your cat or eat your lunch or something? I don’t care. Whatever you do, though, DO NOT click on videos for any of the man’s other music after you’re done watching this one though. You only like In C.

• Terry Riley: http://terryriley.net
• Pure Pleasure: http://www.purepleasurerecords.com

Aaron Dilloway decides he’s finally tired of people trying to sneak in to his house, opens Hanson Records store in Oberlin, Ohio

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Man, all of these reasonably priced downloads from Hanson Records’ Bandcamp are great and all, but I really wish I could have touched my palms to the rough skin of Aaron Dilloway’s creepy monkey mask thing while I bought them.” Oh my god, you too?! Good news then, as FACT reports, on Tuesday, November 26, Dilloway’s Hanson Records will open its first-ever brick and mortar record shop in Oberlin, Ohio, so we’ll both be able to touch our palms to Dilloway’s rough skin (masked or not) all we want! More like Woahberlin, Ohio, am I right? Because, this is definitely something that would make me exclaim “Woah!” if I hadn’t lost my vocal chords in that freak accident during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

After running the label for almost 20 years, the once-and-right-now-and-also-future-noise-king decided he’s tired of scuzzy dudes with french fries in their beards climbing through his basement window looking for tapes. Now those scuzzy dudes are going to have to climb up to the second floor of the building at 25 1/2 West College Street in Oberlin (above Smiths Home Furnishings) if they want to break in and root through tape stacks. Honestly, that seems like it’s for the best. What I’m saying is that dudes with french fries in their beards could probably benefit from a little cardio now and again, and three out of five doctors agree that using a baseball bat to hit metal doo-dads with contact mics attached to them does not count. On December 5, the store will host a grand-opening party from 5-8 PM featuring live performances and DJ sets from as-yet-unannounced folks from the local scene. If I can get my mom to drive me, I’ll totally be there.

• Hanson: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanson-Records/164637297020970

Ultra-cool surf ladies La Luz cancel tour with of Montreal due to nasty van accident; help them!

La Luz, the coolest non-oversize-Hawaiian-shirt-wearing surf band in the game, had a nasty van accident last week while driving back to their hometown of Seattle from a date in Boise. The four-piece, consisting of Shana Cleveland (guitar/vocals), Marian Li Pino (drums/vocals), Abbey Blackwell (bass/vocals), and Alice Sandahl (keyboard/vocals), have had to bow out of their remaining tour dates with of Montreal, which is a huge bummer to anyone who thinks going to the beach and sipping barrel-aged tequila with David Lynch while the sun sets in a shimmering haze would be the best possible thing that could ever happen.

See, not only was the band’s van totaled and their gear destroyed, but the members are also now recovering from injuries. But you can do something nice for these ladies, who have done so many nice things for our ears! The band’s label, Hardly Art, has set up a PayPal account to help them combat medical bills, buy a new van and equipment, and replace damaged merch. 100% of the proceeds go to the band.

• La Luz: http://laluzband.tumblr.com
• Hardly Art: http://www.hardlyart.com

sunn O))) & Ulver join forces for new collaborative work Terrestrials, due for release on Southern Lord in February 2014. Now stop with the fucking refrigerator jokes.

Just stop already. I can hear you nearly a mile away with your mouth-breather’s laugh and drool chuckle being all “huh-huh-huh bzzzzzzzrrrrrr,” when I mention sunn O))). It’s to the point where your stupid prank calls of, “hey is your refrigerator running? Well you better turn White 1 off! Hur-hur-hur,” are so insistent that I think I’m going to have to throw water in your face next time we’re hanging around the ol’ office cooler and I’m wearing my sunn O))) hoodie. In fact, I’ll probably stop wearing it anywhere in public because I know your stupid ass is going to be there to buzz and laugh at me and ask, “where’s the drummer?”

Because for the rest of us it’s pretty chill: sunn O))) and occasional buddies Ulver are going to be releasing an album on Southern Lord that will be titled Terrestrials, and let me say, this is one collaboration that will keep the bacon at a temperature that reduces the spread of bacteria. Terrestrials is slated for February 2014, and it will definitely be out in time to keep those Valentine’s candies from melting. The album will consist of three yet-to-be-named tracks, and although exact details surrounding the collaboration are scare, I’m sure that all will be revealed, all earth-shaking answers and understandings of the precise temperature needed to keep that Earth Balance butter firm, yet spreadable, and how to precisely adjust your moisture control settings in the vegetable drawer so that your kale stays fresh and crisp. These details will be released in the next month, so don’t call the appliance repair man just yet.

• sunn O))): http://sunn.bandcamp.com
• Ulver: http://www.jester-records.com/ulver
• Southern Lord: http://www.southernlord.com

Thee Silver Mt. Zion consider the mass production of luminous condiments, announce new LP Fuck Off We Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

If the Canadians-that-need-not-be-named ever had a reputation for being reclusive, rest assured, it was I who got the ball rolling towards its propagation. No, not me specifically, but me as a representation of music writers everywhere, from whom GY!BE and its Manuckian offshoot, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, have previously shied away, as a realized antipathy toward confused questions about their punctuated and evolving monikers. Nah, the reality of these once “proud and shy motherfuckers” is much less petty, and, well, you brought it on yourself, Efrim! In any case, it was strictly a press matter, as performances from both outfits were never all that rare (when not on hiatus).

In fact, for a band that semi-recently returned from a significant seven-year hiatus, Godspeed have seemed a little too willing to entertain an audience lately. Stopping short of hosting tour interim dinner parties for all the local Quebecois, Thee Silver Mt. Zion (which includes Godspeed members Efrim Manuck, Thierry Amar, and Sophie Trudeau, alongside Jessica Moss and David Payant) have found the time to create and complete their newest LP Fuck Off We Get Free We Pour Light On Everything, set for release January 21 on the familiar Constellation.

What lucky few we are to have already listened to it! A general heaviness presides, and those who haven’t yet grown accustomed to Menuck’s vocal style may be less turned off by this one, where, compared to their previous release, it isn’t as much of a centerpiece in the overall mix. Also to that end, the presumed vocals of Trudeau and Moss feature rather prominently on a couple of tracks. Listen to an excerpt of “Austerity Blues” below:

Fuck Off We Get Free We Pour Light On Everything tracklisting:

01. Fuck Off Get Free (For the Island of Montreal)
02. Austerity Blues
03. Take Away These Early Grave Blues
04. Little Ones Run
05. What We Loved Was Not Enough
06. Rains Thru the Roof at Thee Grande Ball-Room (For Capital Steel)

Oh, and they’re touring too! Here are the dates:

02.12.14 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
02.13.14 - St Gallen, CH - Grabenhalle
02.14.14 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik @ Aktionshalle
02.15.14 - Bern, CH - Reitschule
02.16.14 - Genf, CH - Antigel
02.18.14 - Lyon, FR - L’Epicerie Moderne
02.19.14 - Limoges, FR - CC John Lennon
02.20.14 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
02.21.14 - St Malo, FR - La Route De Rock
02.22.14 - Diksmuide, BE - Botanique
02.23.14 - London, UK - Koko
02.25.14 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
02.26.14 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
02.27.14 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
02.28.14 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
03.01.14 - Prague, CZ - TBA
03.02.14 - Vienna, AT - Brut
03.03.14 - Berlin, DE - Volksbühne
03.06.14 - Malmo, SE - TBA
03.07.14 - Oslo, NO - John Dee
03.08.14 - Stockholm, SE - Strand
03.09.14 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega

• Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: http://www.tra-la-la-band.com
• Constellation: http://cstrecords.com

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