Carter Tutti releasing an album of Chris & Cosey reinterpretations

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s a new album from the group whose name is synonymous with love: Carter Tutti. Yes, that’s right, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle/Chris & Cosey/X-TG fame have returned under yet another moniker, and they’re giving the world a gift better than chocolate, roses, or the clap: a new album on the duo’s CTI label, set to be released on February 17. Inspired by recent worldwide live performances of Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey, it’ll be available as a digital download, CD, and double LP and will feature reinterpretations and reworkings of 80s and 90s Chris & Cosey songs. So many people were like “Yo, release that live shit!” that the pair went into their Norfolk studio to make it happen.

Each release format will get its own extra-special exclusive remixed track, so get your wallet ready! CDs will include “Vengeance” (Exclusive Remix), downloads will get “Synaesthesia” (Exclusive Remix), and the vinyl edition will get all five tracks from Carter Tutti’s 2014 US tour limited-edition CD. To celebrate the release, Chris & Cosey are holding a “final” live date at London’s Heaven Nightclub on February 15. (“Final” here being the equivalent of when JAY Z quit music for like two minutes several years ago. It’s their final show for a while, as they plan to go back into the studio for a couple years.) Later this year, expect a new Carter Tutti Void album, too.


02.17.15 - London, UK - Heaven

Tracklisting (CD/download):

01. Lost Bliss
02. Retrodect
03. Driving Blind
04. Obsession
05. Beatbeatbeat
06. Workout
07. Watching You
08. Love Cuts
09. Sin
10. Dancing On Your Grave
11. Vengeance (Exclusive Remix - Compact Disc album only)
11. Synaesthesia (Exclusive Remix - Digital Download album only)

Tracklisting (LP):

01. Retrodect
02. Driving Blind
03. Obsession
04. Beatbeatbeat
05. Watching You
06. Love Cuts
07. Sin
08. Dancing On Your Grave

Bonus tracks:

01. Cowboys In Cuba (Extended Remix)
02. Dancing Ghosts (Extended Remix)
03. Deep Velvet (Extended Remix)
04. Lost Bliss (Extended Remix)
05. October (Love Song) (Extended Remix)

• Carter Tutti:

Stones Throw signs Mild High Club, music for the moderate smoker

For the responsible smoker: Stones Throw presents Mild High Club. Music for those who love to get stoned, but not like those kids out there. Reasonable psych-pop for reasonable people. In plain terms, Mild High Club is the project of Midwestern jazz musician Alexander Brettin, whose press release states that he “sounds more like Todd Rundgren spilling bong-water on his Macbook than Charlie Parker.” That description is so amazing, I had to take a walk around my neighborhood, just thinking. Brettin’s recently been in L.A. playing with the likes of Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, and Mac DeMarco. For those keeping score, that is Ariel Pink mention 1 of 2 in this story.

As the inaugural release for their new signing, Stones Throw has put out a Mild High Club 7-inch of his new single “Windowpane” with the B-side track “Weeping Willow.” You can hear “Windowpane,” but for the B-side, you’ll need to buy that 7-inch, baaaaaaabay. The project’s debut LP is due out for a spring release on Stones Throw and is set to feature guest vocals from Ariel Pink. That is Ariel Pink mention 2 of 2.

In the next few months, Mild High Club is set to play roughly a handful of California dates. It is a reasonable amount of shows for a reasonable person.

Mild High Club dates:

02.07.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Jewels Catch One *
02.12.15 - Laguna Beach, CA - Marine Room #
04.16.15 - Costa Mesa, CA - Wayfarer $
04.17.15 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre %

* w/ Weyes Blood
# w/ Meatbodies
$ w/ Wand
% w/ Mac DeMarco

• Mild High Club:
• Stones Throw:

Ringo Starr announces new album Postcards from Paradise, causing millions to momentarily reconnect with their annoyance that The Beatles aren’t on Spotify

Killer-diller news everyone. Little mom-and-pop record store/independent label/neighborhood malt shop Universal Music Enterprises just put a big ol’ sign out front announcing the release of former Plastic Ono Band drummer, “Back Off, Boogaloo” popularizer, and secret-longtime Traveling Wilburys producer Richard “Ringo Starr” Starkey’s “18th studio release” entitled Postcards from Paradise… which is great because A) I could kinda go for a frosty chocolate malt before my woodshop class starts, and B) I was just wondering what the current state of that man’s haircut is!

Good thing I won’t have to wait much longer, because it’s coming out on March 31. And darned if this thing doesn’t seem to have it ALL, guys (at least according to that pretty impressive sandwich board sign):

• “11 original tracks”!

• “A song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band - Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Wally Palmer and Gregg Bissonette”!!

• Production and recording by Ringo himself “at his home studio”!

• “Los Angeles”!

All in all, pretty dang immense, I’d say. But the sign doesn’t even stop there! It goes on to specifically assure us that the album “as always, features friends and family”! As Ringo himself is often heard to remark, “If I am recording and you’re in town and drop by, you’re going to be on the record!” (Er, luckily, Ringo is famous and stuff, so his random buddies include the likes of “Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East, and Glen Ballard.”) The band is also on the road all winter leading up to the release of the album, and all the dates are detailed on it. There’s even a little note on there about how, on April 18, Ringo will be “inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.” Again, what can I say? It’s quite a sign. You really should see it.

Postcards from Paradise tracklisting:

01. Rory and the Hurricanes
02. You Bring the Party Down
03. Bridges
04. Postcards from Paradise
05. Right Side of the Road
06. Not Looking Back
07. Bamboula
08. Island in the Sun
09. Touch and Go
10. Confirmation
11. Let Love Lead

All-Starr band tour:

02.13.14 - Bossier City, LA - Riverdome
02.14.14 - Tyler, TX - Cowan Center
02.15.14 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
02.17.14 - Greenville, SC - The Peace Center
02.21.14 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Hard Rock Hotel
02.22.14 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
02.24.14 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel PAC
02.26.14 - Sao Paolo, Brazil - HSBC Brasil
02.27.14 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Vivo Rio
03.01.14 - TBD
03.03.14 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena
03.06.14 - Bogota, Columbia - Bogota Corferias
03.08.14 - Yucatan, Mexico - Coliseo Merida
03.10.14 - Mexico City, Mexico - National Auditorium
03.12.14 - Santa Ynez, CA - Chumash Casino
03.13.14 - San Francisco, CA - Masonic Theater
03.14.14 - Pala, CA - Pala Casino
03.15.14 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

• Ringo Starr:
• Universal:

Suicideyear announces UK/EU dates

Europe! The UK! Software Records-signed producer Suicideyear is coming your way. Actually, he’s less coming your way and he’s more there right now. He’s right behind you! Suicideyear is right behind you! He wants you to listen to a song! This situation is less scary than previously assumed!

Suicideyear will continue his stay in the UK and Europe for much of February, playing a smattering of dates. To celebrate this beautiful vacation, he’s sharing a refix/remix/thing you can hear at his live shows of “Forever On 1” by Hudson Mohawke. You can hear that over at his SoundCloud or below:

Suicideyear dates:

01.30.15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
02.05.15 - Paris, France - Le Gibus
02.06.15 - Innsbruck, Austria - Club Aftershave
02.07.15 - Vienna, Austria - Aux Gazelles
02.11.15 - Edinburgh, UK - Sneaky Pete’s
02.12.15 - Bristol, UK - 10 Below
02.13.15 - London, UK - Birthdays
02.20.15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Siroco
02.21.15 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Razzmatazz

• Suicideyear:
• Software:

The Jesus and Mary Chain announce North American tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy, 100th anniversary of psychosis, and 2 or 3,000th anniversary of candy

You guys know that hip old British noise-pop band The Jesus and Mary Chain? (I know, I know, they haven’t really done, like, stuff-stuff in a while, but they do sometimes; and, well, you didn’t hear this from me… but, ya know, they’re kinda seminal, so you’re OBLIGATED to stay up on them). In case you’re super uncool or a zombie posing as a human police officer or a cyberman or something nerdy like that, I’VE GOT YOU COVERED. Here’s what you need to know about them and their now-30-year-old debut album Psychocandy.

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s debut is a decadent alt-rock masterpiece of bubblegum pop — with “Just Like Honey,” “My Little Underground” and “Never Understand” — drowned in feedback.

— Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

BAM. Rolling. Stone. Magazine, guys. I mean, ‘NOUGH SAID. Right? Right. Anyway, yeah, Psychocandy is turning 30 this year. Therefore, in accordance with the law-of-round-numbers, the band is, and I quote: “now pleased to announce its first full US run of Psychocandy US tour dates, hitting new cities in May 2015.” Whoa! I bet you didn’t see that coming, right? Surprise!

But wait, there’s more. And I quote: “This will be the continuation of a year of activity not only celebrating the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy but also looking firmly ahead to the future.” You hear that shit? FIRMLY. AHEAD! FUTURE!!! ‘NOUGH SAID.

Oh wait. Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 30). ‘NOUGH SAID.

TJMC 2015:

05.01.14 - Toronto, ON - Canadian Music Week
05.03.14 - Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall
05.05.14 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
05.07.14 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
05.09.14 - Austin, TX - Levitation / Austin Psych Fest
05.11.14 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05.13.14 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
05.14.14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
05.16.14 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield

• The Jesus and Mary Chain:

Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, and Metro Boomin announce cow-themed hip-hop tour in March

Travi$ Scott was always bound for greatness. Who knew his greatness would fully manifest in the form of cow-wrangling, though? Not me, I’ll tell you that much. What with all his collaborating with Kanye West on Yeezus, as well as with Pusha T, Jay-Z, T.I., and his solo work, I sort of thought he’d stay strong with the hip-hop thing. But, Travi$, more power to you. Follow your dreams, even if — especially if — they involve cows, as your recently announced March release date for Rodeo seems to indicate they do. Sure, many have speculated that it’s just an album, a follow-up and fulfillment of Days Before Rodeo from last year, but in order to serve the logic of the bit I’m currently doing, I’ve chosen to not believe any of that and instead imagine Travi$ Scott’s young body tossed about on the muscled back of a furious bull under the hot lights of a stadium on a humid Texas night.

To really throw a bit of confusion into whether or not this whole Rodeo thing is definitely about bulls or hip-hop, Scott has just announced a March tour with Young Thug and Metro Boomin, which will take him around the United States of America and will include a stop at SXSW. He’s also dropped two new tracks to further muddy the water, “Nothing But Net” with Thugga and PARTYNEXTDOOR and “High Fashion” with an assist from Future whose own recently dropped Beast Mode tape seems, to this writer, to indicate — in the interest of really putting a nice bow on this dumb joke — his own desire to move out of the hip-hop game and into the ownership of a beast-infested pit game and to ultimately monetize said pit by offering pit-watching tours from the safety of his own pleasure skiff. I apologize for the direction this post has taken. As consolation, please accept the SoundCloud embeds of both of the tracks I just mentioned below.


03.01.15 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
03.02.15 - Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre
03.04.15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
03.06.15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
03.08.15 - Chicago, IL -The Concord Music Hall
03.09.15 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
03.10.15 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
03.11.15 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
03.12.15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
03.14.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
03.15.15 - Silver Spring, MD - Filmore Silver Spring
03.16.15 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
03.17.15 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
03.18.15 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
03.19.15 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
03.20-22.15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.23.15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
03.24.15 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
03.26.15 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
03.27.15 - San Diego, CA - Observatory Northpark
03.28.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
03.29.15 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
03.31.15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

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• Young Thug:
• Metro Boomin:

Mac DeMarco sets out on world tour, champ

Hey, champ.

Guitar-pop songsmith Mac DeMarco has announced international dates for the next handful of months, slugger. In addition to a few North American dates, the songwriter will find or has already found himself in countries such as Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Israel, chief. Those dates include appearances at major festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Austin Psych Fest, and Field Day, buddy.

Last year, DeMarco put out his second full-length, Salad Days, on Captured Tracks, sport. But, hey, you probably already knew that, big guy.

Mac DeMarco dates:

01.30.15 - Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre *
01.31.15 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Showgrounds (Laneway Festival)
02.01.15 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway Festival)
02.01.15 - Sydney, Australia - Oxford Act Factory #
02.03.15 - Melbourne, Australia - The Hi Fi Club *
02.04.15 - Melbourne, Australia - The Hi Fi Club *
02.06.15 - Adelaide, Australia - Harts Mill (Laneway Festival)
02.07.15 - Melbourne, Australia - Footscray Community Arts Centre and The Rivers Edge (Laneway Festival)
02.07.15 - Melbourne, Australia - Howler #
02.08.15 - Fremantle, Australia - Esplanade Reserve and West End (Laneway Festival)
02.21.15 - Tlaltizapán, Mexico - Parque Natural Las Estacas (Bahidora Festival)
04.12.15 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04.14.15 - Big Sur, CA - Loma Vista Gardens ^
04.15.15 - Big Sur, CA - Loma Vista Gardens ^
04.19.15 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04.20.15 - San Francisco, CA - Independent ^
04.22.15 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ^
04.23.15 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre ^
04.24.15 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre ^
05.08-10.15 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05.08-10.15 - Austin, TX - Carson Creek Ranch (Austin Psych Fest Levitation)
06.02.15 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Barby
06.07.15 - London, UK - Field Day
06.11-14.15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo

* The Murlocs
# Connan Mockasin (DJ Set)
^ Dinner

• Mac DeMarco:
• Captured Tracks:

Ilyas Ahmed removes the shroud, reveals disturbingly clear new LP

Our interview with Ilyas Ahmed back in 2012 came with the tagline that the Portland-based guitarist wasn’t concerned with the “what” that he was, as his teenage years had him ardently avoiding employment in food service as a result of the generally oppressive uniform rules. Dunkin Donuts wasn’t going to tell him that he was a talented slinger of glaze and chocolate, but now, with the announcement of a new LP, we’re getting a sense that this casual inclination toward label-avoidance has eased quite a bit. Ilyas is… “all our own”! This probably isn’t a reference to musical altruism directed toward the general public, but at least we’re getting somewhere.

I Am All Your Own is due out March 24, and in accordance with this newfound willingness to self-recognize, the album features Ahmed’s voice at the fore, “unobscured.” Obviously this is quite a departure from his previous works, since Goner was especially coated with all sorts of fuzz. With Endless Fire left just some peach, so let’s assume that this newest album is what shaving aficionados call a BBS, despite a 4-track cassette recorder being the tool of choice. I doubt much razor burn, at least.

The album also comes with Thurston Moore’s blessing, for those seeing some benefit in a famous +1.

I Am All Your Own tracklisting:

01. City Daze
02. Come On
03. All You Say
04. Untitled 1
05. The Last Laugh
06. Untitled 2
07. I Need To Fix My Body So I Can Light My Mind…
08. Closer Tonight

• Ilyas Ahmed:
• Immune:

SHAPE, a platform for emerging underground artists, launches at CTM Festival with Lorenzo Senni, Ketev, and more

Tiny Mix Tapes — alongside The Wire, Resident Advisor, and Resonance FM — is proud to be a media partner for a new artist platform called SHAPE. The three-year project, co-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, culls together 16 European non-profit festivals within the ICAS network like Unsound (Krakow, PL), CTM (Berlin, DE), Insomnia (Tromso, NO), and Skanu Mežs Festival (Riga, LV) to provide a platform for new, emerging underground artists. You know, what TMT is largely about!

Each year of its three-year initiative, the 16 fests will choose 48 musicians — many of whom come from smaller European countries — to participate in a wide variety of activities, from live performances and residencies to workshops and lectures. Artists for 2015 include TMT favorites like DJ Nigga Fox, Lorenzo Senni, Emptyset, and Hildur Guðnadóttir, but there’s a whole host of artists we haven’t heard of and are excited to explore and share.

The whole shebang will be formally announced tomorrow at a Meet & Greet at CTM Festival. In addition to CTM’s already stunning lineup of 18+, SOPHIE, Powell, Mumdance, Yung Lean, Amnesia Scanner, E.E.K., Lucrecia Dalt, Danny L. Harle, and many, many more, the following eight emerging musicians will be brought to CTM due to SHAPE:

• Lorenzo Senni (Editions Mego, Boomkat)
• Ketev (Opal Tapes, Where to Now)
• Gábor Lázár (Presto!?, Boomkat)
• RSS B0ys (Monotype)
• Zamilska (Mik. Musik.!.)
• Marco Donnarumma
• Matthijs Munnik
• Extreme Precautions

Broadcast’s classic, long-OOP LPs to be re-pressed, will make your spring much dreamier

Before we begin, for those not familiar with Broadcast’s stunning oeuvre, over the course of their existence, this space-age group of dream pop experimentalists built on the foundation of forbears like The United States of America. Starting in the mid-90s as a quintet, the group released a string of incredible albums for Warp, paring down to the duo of Trish Keenan and James Cargill for 2005’s Tender Buttons. In 2009, the pair teamed up with Julian House of The Focus Group for the library music-influenced Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age, sadly the group’s final official album. Front woman Trish Keenan tragically passed away in 2011 due to complications from pneumonia. The group’s final release was the soundtrack to Peter Strickland’s excellent 70s giallo homage film Berberian Sound Studio, which they had begun work on before Keenan’s death and was completed by Cargill.

Broadcast’s classic LPs have long been out of print on vinyl, but Warp has just announced re-pressings, which will be available March 9. Work and Non Work, The Noise Made By People, HaHa Sound, Tender Buttons, The Future Crayon, and Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age will all be available for those hazy spring afternoons when it’s just a little too cold to venture outside but beautiful enough to stare longingly outside the largest window in your home (assuming your home has windows). Head over to Bleep to pre-order.

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• Warp: