Daughn Gibson announces new album Me Moan out July 9, has such a pretty voice no one will correct his grammar
Fair readers of Tiny Mix Tapes, do you know about sound waves? Are you familiar, I wonder, with their form, their function? If so, then I am sure you are quite familiar with the dangers that particular frequencies can harbor. I have no doubt you’ve heard tell of the potential for stabbing abdominal pain that a 2015 Hz blast secretly carries with it at all times, like a bowie knife sewn into the lining of its jacket. And there’s no need to remind you, clever reader, of the effect that a rumble at 27.5 Hz delivered in just such a way has on certain species of tropical birds.
Well, readers, I come to you today with a heavy heart to announce that Bill Callahan and Daughn Gibson have officially been disallowed from playing together in a live music context by the government agency in charge of such things as these. As we have previously reported, Callahan’s sensuous baritone is capable of forcibly disrobing all who hear. So too does Gibson’s voice carry with it a great power, like that of a wizard intently focused on nudity. The government agency in charge of these things would not go into the specifics of what exactly would occur if these two men were allowed to sing at the same time and in the same venue, they said only that it would likely end “in flames and lawsuits.”
Though this information surely comes as a shock to many, there is a substantial silver lining, my dear internet-mediated friends! Daughn Gibson has announced a new album Me Moan! Astute readers will note subtle references to Gibson’s interest in nudity and religion on the album’s cover, as it feature images of naked people in a church. The album, out July 9, is a follow-up to 2012’s excellent All Hell (TMT Review) and is Gibson’s first for Sub Pop. Lead single “The Sound of Law” (the name of which, one might observe, is quite fitting given the situation), is streamable below, though listeners are advised against listening to the song in concert with anything by Bill Callahan or Smog in the close presence of children, the elderly, or the recently deceased. Gibson will also tour quite extensively in support of his album, crisscrossing the fair nations of the world, balancing his desire to make awkwardly long eye contact with men and women everywhere with the restriction that he not do so in the near vicinity of Mr. Callahan.
Me Moan tracklist:
01. The Sound of Law
02. Phantom Rider
03. Mad Ocean
04. The Pisgee Nest
05. You Don’t Fade
07. Won’t You Climb
08. The Right Signs
09. Kissin’ on the Blacktop
10. All My Days Off
11. Into the Sea
05.24.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
05.26.13 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Box @
05.27.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso @
05.28.13 - London, England - Birthdays
05.29.13 - Paris, France - Point Ephemere
05.30.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
06.01.13 - Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound
07.16.13 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
07.18.13 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
07.19.13 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07.21.13 - Madison, WI - High Noon
07.22.13 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #
07.23.13 - Fargo, ND - Aquarium
07.25.13 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
07.27.13 - Olympia, WA - Capital Theater (Backstage)
07.28.13 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
07.30.13 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
08.02.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo *
08.03.13 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
08.04.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room *
08.06.13 - Marfa, TX - El Cosmico
08.08.13 - Austin, TX - Red 7
08.09.13 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
08.11.13 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox ^
08.12.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^
08.13.13 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone ^
08.15.13 - Washington, DC - Black Cat (backstage) ^
08.16.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s ^
08.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands ^
@ Kurt Vile
* William Tyler
^ Hiss Golden Messenger
From the BBC:
Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69, the band’s management has confirmed.
A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief, fashioning a string of eye-catching creations.
He designed the cover showing a prism spreading a spectrum of colour for The Dark Side Of The Moon.
His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse.
• Storm Thorgerson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Thorgerson
Mykki Blanco reveals new EP, enormous tour, plans for world domination (last one already accomplished)
Mykki Blanco was first brought to my attention when she opened for Death Grips on around the tail end of last year. After watching the videos for “Haze.Life.Boogie” and “Wavvy” and being floored by her live show (literally, I fell over), there was only one reasonable conclusion: Mykki Blanco has genuine talent. Even beyond the sexual politics, crossing, and glam image (all of which I love, by-the-by) you have some of the sickest, most creative, provocative, and smart raps currently in the game. Her flow puts wrinkles straight into your brain. Last year’s Cosmic Angel: Illuminati Prince/ss mixtape is so good it’s unfair; listening to it means being willing to let it take up residence in your head for life.
This puts some demanding expectations on Mykki Blanco’s upcoming Betty Rubble: The Initiation EP; it basically has to resonate around the same point of mind/body connection and also subvert enough expectations to remain interesting. Let’s draw back the curtain and gaze upon the newly minted video for “Feeling Special” to see how that works out.
Ah. Well then. Looks like Mykki has that shit on lock-down. Not that I ever really doubted her; the fact that her imminent EP is worth watching was obvious when the Supreme Cuts-produced “BUGGED OUT!!!” dropped a few weeks back. I mean, who can touch Mykki? The world is hers right now: sick new tracks off a new EP and oh, right, a world dominating international tour. That’s barely even hyperbole: this tour is gigantic and encircles the globe. Prepare to bow down to Ms. Blanco, “new world order mutha fucka follow pronto.”
Betty Rubble: The Initiation tracklisting:
01. Angry Birds
02. Crisp Clean
03. Feeling Special
04. Bugged Out
05. The Initiation
06. David Blaine Bitches
07. Ace Bougie Chick
04.18.13 - St Louis, MO - The Demo
04.19.13 - Grinnell, IA - Grinnel College
04.20.13 - Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College
04.22.13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04.23.13 - Detroit, MI - Magestic Café
04.24.13 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
04.26.13 - Hamilton, ON - This Aint Hollywood
04.27.13 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
05.07.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Red Bull Music Academy
05.10.13 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties (TV on the Radio)
05.15.13 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
05.16.13 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill
05.18.13 - Berlin, Germany - Night + Day (Spreepark) #
05.21.13 - Nurnberg, Germany - Certain People (K4) $
05.24.13 - Bern, Switzerland - Club Bonsoir
05.25.13 - Paradiso, Netherlands - London Calling Festival
05.26.13 - Paris, France - Villette Sonique
05.29.13 - Graz, Austria - Spring Festival
05.31.13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
06.02.13 - Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
06.06.13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Lux
06.07.13 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Wilsonic Festival
06.08.13 - Rome, Italy - Circolo degli Artisti
06.10.13 - London, UK - Village Underground
06.13.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Sonar by Day
06.27.13 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
06.28.13 - Seattle, WA - Seattle Pride Fest (Chop Suey)
06.29.13 - Vancouver, BC - Celebrities Nightclub
06.30.13 - Portland, OR - Holocene
07.05.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Pitch festival
07.06.13 - Belfort, France - Les Eurockéennes
07.19.13 - Ferropolis, Germany - Melt Festival
07.20.13 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07.21.13 - London, UK - Lovebox Festival
07.27.13 - Hyères, France - Midi Festival
07.28.13 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa
08.04.13 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
08.07.13 - Oslo, Norway - Oyanight
08.08.13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Stay out West
08.09.13 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08.10.13 - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival
# The xx
• Mykki Blanco: http://www.mykkiblancoworld.com
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on about A$AP Rocky’s recent full-length, Long.Live.A$AP (TMT Review), it’s that it had rapping on every song, but only a few tracks produced by Rocky himself. Everybody can agree on this because it is true. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, well, that’s a matter of personal preference. But let’s say that you think it’s a bad thing, a horrible thing really. Let’s say you would far prefer an A$AP Rocky album with no rapping and every track produced by A$AP Rocky. Great news for you, because Pitchfork reports that just that is happening.
In an interview with the Bay Area’s WiLD 94.9, Rocky talks about putting out a self-produced instrumental record sometime in the near future. At the moment, “the near future” is the closest thing this album has to an official release date. Rocky says that he doesn’t even plan to announce the album’s release date, instead opting to drop it whenever he feels like. Great, just great. Now we have to live in constant fear of an A$AP Rocky album coming out of nowhere. Could happen at any time. It’s your wedding day. You’re walking down the aisle. You lean in to kiss the bride/groom. Bam, A$AP Rocky instrumental album out of nowhere. Everybody dies.
• A$AP Rocky: http://www.asapmob.com
Laurel Halo offers details on new Hyperdub EP, yet again denies writers the satisfaction of making Full House jokes
As it was reported, so shall it be: Laurel Halo has announced the full details for her new EP on Hyperdub, called Behind the Green Door. If only she had swapped out “red” for “green” I would’ve had the chance to make my long-threatened joke about an imaginary tell-all John Stamos memoir (Behind the Red Door, obvi) that would have covered all the weird and supernatural shit that went down on the set of Full House during the 90s. (For real, this joke is very long-threatened and I am dead serious about it. I’ve lost friends over it — if you can’t stand the Full House joke heat, you better get out of the friendship fire, am I right?). As it stands, the title seems to be a reference to a “classic” porn film from the 70s.
According to The Quietus, the EP represents a bit of a stylistic shift for Laurel Halo, integrating more elements of Detroit techno and contemporary UK club music. These four tracks will reportedly be “dancefloor-ready,” as opposed to the really socially awkward tracks off 2012’s Quarantine (TMT Review) which, when asked to join their friends on the dancefloor mostly hemmed and hawed and ended up hiding in the bathroom for most of the night with the cool kids. And sure, like the porn it references, this EP will probably be available for free on the Internet, but you can also buy it from Hyperdub on May 20 if you’re not, you know, a freeloading jerkface.
Behind the Green Door tracklist:
04. Sex Mission
Up, up, down, down, A, B, A, B, left, right, right, left, A, A, up, down, select, start, then select and start at the same time. If you do it right, that’s the cheat code you’ll need to release an awesome nugget of news about Adventure’s new album! Oh shit, I just spoiled the surprise. You should still try that out next time you’re playing your old NES (any game should do the trick), but here’s the DL in the meantime: Baltimore’s Benny Boeldt is set to drop a new Adventure record right into your cartridge slot on April 30 courtesy of Carpark Records. THIS April 30. Line up outside the GameStop and then when it’s time, walk over to the Best Buy next door, find out they don’t have anything worth buying, then go to your local record store and buy the new Adventure record, titled Weird Work.
The new album definitely has a more evolved IDM vibe (think old, REALLY fun Squarepusher), but each track still sounds like it could be the background music for any given Mega Man level (this is a good thing). Hear first single and final album track “Happiness” below.
Weird Work tracklist:
01. Days Off
02. Laser Blast
05. Reality Shift
08. Catching Up
Ruminating in Bill Callahan’s under-appreciated back catalog is one thing, but I imagine (and I have to, because the experience has so far eluded me) that hearing him in a live setting is a different low-frequency beast altogether. Here’s how I imagine it going: Callahan walks out on stage, grabs his guitar, and assumes his position in front of the microphone. Breathe in. The microphone and its stand shake in anticipation. “There grows… ” And everyone’s clothes have vibrated completely off their body, in what is only an initial display of baritone sexiness.
Living on the West Coast, it looks like I’ll have to continue removing my clothes manually for the time being, as Callahan has just announced a series of lives dates centered around the middle of the country — Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri… you know, that whole area. Check out the schedule in full below.
04.29.13 - Little Rock, AR - The White Water Tavern *
04.30.13 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s *
05.01.13 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
05.02.13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners *
05.03.13 - Nelsonville, OH - Stuart’s Opera House *
05.04.13 - Oberlin, OH - Dionysus Club (the ‘Sco) *
05.06.13 - Chicago, IL - Garfield Park Conservatory *
05.07.13 - Columbia, MO - Mojo’s *
05.08.13 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
05.09.13 - Norman, OK - The Opolis *
05.10.13 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar *
05.11.13 - Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church *
06.01.13 - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats
* Flat Foot
• Bill Callahan: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/bill-callahan
Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano are releasing an LP called The Raw and Cooked, and they’re making tacos to celebrate!
The Raw and the Cooked is not Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano’s book of recipes involving apples, marzipan, and rainbow sprinkles, all of which require a miniature blender and an Easy-Bake Oven. The Raw and the Cooked is not an experiment in which Bill Orcutt tries all the possible ways to eat raw kale and Chris Corsano tries all the possible ways to eat cooked kale. The Raw and the Cooked is not a musical soap opera set in the kitchen of a brunch restaurant in which Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano star.
The Raw and the Cooked is an LP that consists of 12 tracks that guitarist Bill Orcutt and drummer Chris Corsano recorded on tour during August and September of last year, in Brooklyn, Easthampton, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. It’s slated for a June 1 release of just 500 copies on Orcutt’s own Palilalia label, and before it drops, you can stream the first track below, which showcases the duo’s penchant for a sound that’s completely off the rails. Listen to it while you roast asparagus or slice strawberries or bake pie.
Masaki Batoh, he of legendary Japanese psych outfit Ghost, is bringing his Brain Pulse Music (TMT Review) project to the US for a series of live installations and performances starting a week from Friday (April 26). As we previously reported, Batoh set out to create music by directly tapping into human brain waves, cutting out the conscious self in order to access an individual’s true output. To do this, Batoh developed a machine to read brain waves and transmit them into sound. When the earthquake of 2011 hit Japan, though, the project morphed into something different altogether. As a practicing acupuncturist, Batoh noticed an increased level of stress and anxiety in his patients following the natural disaster and wanted to use his brain pulse machine to help. The resulting album that came out in February of last year was a combination of music resulting from Batoh’s unique ‘bio-electric procedure’ as well as a series of acoustic requiems that harken back to traditional prayer songs normally performed to appease gods once thought responsible for inflicting natural disasters upon the earth.
That’s all well and good, but how will this translate into a live show? The press release gives little info on what’s to come, but here’s hoping audience members will get the opportunity to volunteer to be hooked up to Batoh’s machine. The instructional video below explains how to use the machine, and it seems pretty straightforward as long as you can tap into your ‘Satori,’ or meditative state. The machine apparently blocks brain waves collected when a user is focused on materialistic endeavors, but works somewhat like an effects pedal once you’re mentally connected and get past the ‘gate.’ Even if volunteers aren’t involved, seeing Batoh use the machine to produce music should at least be a unique experience. As Batoh notes at the end of the video, come on out and, “Enjoy BPM.”
04.26.13 - Boulder, CO - ATLAS Institute Black Box
04.27.13 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
04.28.13 - Oceanside, CA - Craftlab Gallery
04.30.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05.02.13 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
05.05.13 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05.06.13 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
05.08.13 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
05.09.13 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
05.11.13 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS
05.13.13 - New York, NY - Spectrum
It’s nice when a band doesn’t record anything for oh, say, six years, because then when they finally DO release new material, you can open a story with a short yet exciting phrase like “ADULT. is back!”
So, you guys, ADULT. is back! The Detroit-based art techno duo have a new album in the works called The Way Things Fall, due May 14 on Ghostly International, their first since 2007’s Why Bother? ADULT.’s fifth album shows off a more structured, cohesive side (oOoOh COHESIVE) to the band’s sound, with lead track “Idle (Second Thoughts)” available to preview right here:
ADULT.’s Adam Lee Miller explains the group’s long musical hiatus: “After a long world tour, we totally burnt out. We decided we wanted to do something completely different.” He then explained that he and musical partner Nicola Kuperus started their very own traveling cat circus, touring the globe to teach schoolkids the importance of spaying and neutering pets. (The grand finale was a live surgery accompanied by throbbing Detroit techno. It changed a lot of lives.) No! Just kidding! What they did was make a series of films called The Three Graces Triptych and work on visual art projects and umm… “a major commercial building renovation.”
And so it was a mere caprice of fate that brought these two to the studio once more. Originally ADULT. had gone back to the lab again to record a 12-inch of the two new songs they’d performed at a 2012 appearance at the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art. Then more music started coming, until the mighty gods of album creation joined together in unison and said, “Yea, let there be a new ADULT. album.” And the gods saw it was good. And there you have it. Cat surgery. Music gods. New ADULT. album.
The Way Things Fall tracklisting:
02. Idle (Second Thoughts)
03. Tonight We Fall
04. New Frustration
05. Love Lies
06. At The End of It All
07. Nothing Lasts
08. A Day Like Forever
09. We Will Rest
10. Rise & Fall
• ADULT.: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ADULT-Official/118691255799
• Ghostly: http://www.ghostly.com