Young Man releasing Vol. 1 on Frenchkiss Records. And he’s not just confusing everyone, he’s touring!

Young Man releasing Vol. 1 on Frenchkiss Records. And he's not just confusing everyone, he's touring!

I bet you think gathering and writing news stories here at TMT has something to do with emails and Google searches. You’re wrong. Ever heard of an Incredible News Flash Contraption? It’s shaped like a tuba and built mostly out of popsicle sticks, glass bottles, and papier-mâché. Throughout the day, various announcements shoot out from it, usually slips of paper folded into airplanes, and occasionally birds or hats.

This morning, I unfolded my airplane and read about Young Man, the project of singer-songwriter/producer Colin Caulfield. He’s about to hit the road for a spring tour, and on May 22, he’s releasing Vol. 1, an album produced by John McEntire (who’s worked with the likes of Broken Social Scene, Tortoise, and The Sea & Cake). Even though the title implies that it’s the first in some sort of series, Vol. 1 is actually the second part of an album trilogy that began with last year’s Ideas of Distance. Because reports from the News Flash Contraption come equipped with miniature music players and tiny sets of speakers, I got to listen to an alternate version of “Then & Now,” a track off of Ideas of Distance, and you can check it out at IFC.

Vol. 1 tracklist:

01. Heading
02. Thoughts
03. By and By
04. Do
05. Fate
06. Wasted
07. 21
08. Wandering
09. Directions


03.05.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
03.06.12 - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
03.07.12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *
03.08.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
03.09.12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
03.10.12 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl *
03.13.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *
03.14-18.12 - Austin, TX - South by Southwest
03.19.12 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill *
03.20.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
03.22.12 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar *
03.23.12 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig *

* Fanfarlo

• Young Man:
• Frenchkiss:

Michael Jackson’s entire back catalog of unreleased music stolen by mean, pop-loving hackers

Forget the whole “rest in peace” thing. That was never really an option for Michael Jackson, especially once Sony paid his estate $200 million for a guaranteed contract that awarded them the rights to 10 projects over the next seven years. The theft of Jackson’s back catalog apparently happened last April when Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked, compromising the data of 77 million users. It’s only today via the BBC that Sony has confirmed the stolen property included Jackson’s unheard material.

The hackers are said to have copies of unreleased studio material from Jackson’s classic albums Thriller, Off the Wall, and Bad, and possibly more songs from other Sony artists, like Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, and Jimi Hendrix. Sony has since “plugged the gap.” Hit The Guardian for further detail regarding the whole mess.

• Michael Jackson:

Flying Lotus titles new album Until the Quiet Comes because Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic was taken

Recently, The Champs invited FlyLo over to their podcast to shoot the breeze, while they all got hot and bothered discussing Thom Yorke in detail. During this interview dear ol’ Flying Lotus revealed details concerning his follow-up to 2010’s
Cosmogramma (TMT Review).

It will “probably” get a June release date, under the title of Until the Quiet Comes. Hear a brand new track by the Adult Swim-loving producer in Part One. Fair warning, you might have to listen to Sasha Grey talk about things related to her “muff.”

• Flying Lotus:
• Warp:

Radiohead add May/June East Coast and Canada dates to their whistle stop train tour

You just can’t keep The Original Boys in Black down: word just arrived from Radiohead’s camp that additional tourdates have been added to their in-progress North American tour. Shows in Mansfield, MA, Newark, NJ, Washington, DC, Cincinnati, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Tinley Park, IL, Auburn Hills, MI, Camden, NJ, Montreal, QC, and Toronto, ON have now been green-lit by each of the band members: Tom Arnold, Johnny English, Colin Quinn, Ed Brubaker, and Phil Myholes.

The extra dates are rumored to be linked to the band’s feverishly anticipated appearance at Bonnaroo, a festival in the desert curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, famous for the giant “burning man” sculptures that are set ablaze each year by whoever reaches the highest mark on the jumbotron Clap Meters. I think we can safely say it’ll be “No Surprises” if we see Tom Arnold spraying the tinder with kerosene this year. Check the added dates below, mixed in with the old ones.


03.05.12 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center #
03.07.12 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center #
03.09.12 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center #
03.11.12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center #
03.13.12 - Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center #
03.15.12 - Glendale, AZ - Arena #
04.09.12 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena #
04.11.12 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion #
04.12.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl #
04.14.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.17.12 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol # *
04.18.12 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol # *
04.21.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
05.29.12 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
05.31.12 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
06.01.12 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
06.03.12 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
06.05.12 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
06.06.12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
06.08.12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
06.10.12 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
06.11.12 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hils
06.13.12 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
06.15.12 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
06.16.12 - Toronto, ON - Downsview Park
06.30.12 - Rome, Italy - Hyppodrome (Rock in Roma) *
07.01.12 - Florence, Italy - Parco Delle Cascine *
07.03.12 - Bologna, Italy - Piazza Maggiore *
07.04.12 - Codropio, Italy - Villa Manin *
07.06.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wulheide *
07.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wulheide *
07.10.12 - Nimes, France - Les Arenes
07.11.12 - Nimes, France - Les Arena
07.13.12 - Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
07.15.12 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive!
07.25.12 - Taipei, Taiwan - Nanang Exhibition Hall

* Caribou
# Other Lives

• Radiohead:

Kyle Bobby Dunn to release 2-CD set on Low Point, a.k.a. the next episode of Bobby’s World

Canadian dronester Kyle Bobby Dunn just just told us in a cracked, breathy, slow-motion whisper that he has a new double CD release forthcoming, entitled Bring Me the Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn, on British label Low Point. We were like, “What?” And then he repeated himself in a normal voice. Dunn tells us that this release is the “worst and most depressed moments” that the 26-year-old composer has yet to offer us. And we, in our regular sick fashion, were ecstatic for such news.

A clip from the forthcoming record, “An Evening with Dusty,” can be heard here. Or here!

• Kyle Bobby Dunn:
• Low Point:

Spencer Krug, that brave heartbreaker, announces new Moonface record With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

It’s a month ending in a letter, so that means it’s probably time for a new Spencer Krug record. Last year, Krug put out Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped (TMT Review) through his solo project Moonface, fulfilling his promise to some unknown power to release at least one record each year. Now that it is a new year, Krug must again fulfill his promise, this time by putting out another Moonface record. This model 2012 Spencer Krug record is called With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery and it’s coming out April 17 through Jagjaguwar.

With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery? Well, that’s a goofy title,” said a ghostly voice that thinks Shut Up, I Am Dreaming and Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped are totally normal titles. Well, shut it, ghostly voice, the title makes sense. Spencer Krug had some assistance with this new Moonface record, in the form of Finnish kraut-rock band Siinai. In this collaboration, the two parties got together in Finland last August to record. Siinai provided the majority of the record’s music, while Spencer “Moonface” Krug provided the vocals, along with some of his trademark keyboard magic. Oh, you didn’t know that Spencer Krug had a magic keyboard? He got it when he killed an orc.

As for the “heartbreaking bravery” part, the record’s main theme is said to be heartbreak. Evidently, this was not planned, but, you know, sometimes when you start writing, you end up writing about your heartache, your friends’ heartache, flawed and failed relationships, unpleasant feelings, and how those things change you. On the final edit of this story, I realized that I spent a whole paragraph writing about my first crush. Whoops! Anyway, Krug said that he recognizes that these themes are nowhere close to original, but that they’re worth digging into anyway. He’s right, people care about these things. Did I ever tell you about my first crush, oh, forget it, YOU don’t care.

With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery:

01. Heartbreaking Bravery
02. Yesterday’s Fire
03. Shitty City
04. Quickfire, I Tried
05. I’m Not the Phoenix Yet
06. 10,000 Scorpions
07. Faraway Lightning
08. Headed for the Door
09. Teary Eyes and Bloody

• Moonface:
• Siinai:
• Jagjaguwar:



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