Unsound Poland announces fourth batch of performers: Nurse with Wound, Lee Gamble, SOPHIE, Evian Christ, and more
When does a dream become a nightmare? When does it become another dream within that first dream like some sorta dream-like cake product with a tasty nighttime filling? When does it become a dream-themed festival in Krakow, Poland? I only know the answer to that last one: October 12 through October 19, and they’re calling it the Unsound Festival. To be fair though, the first two were sort of non-sequitur, but believe me, if I knew the answers, I wouldn’t hold out on you.
Anyhow, since I can tell by the cut of your jib that you’re an avid reader of this here news section, I’m willing to bet you’re already well-acquainted with the idea of a seriously well-curated festival going down in Krakow between October 12 and October 19. You’re probably even a little cynical about it by now: “Oh, yeah, I know what’s up, Swans will be there, Craig Leon, M.E.S.H., Amnesia Scanner, and Pharmakon. Can’t you tell me anything new?” Why, yes, indeed I can! You see, a fourth round of artists has recently been announced, including Nurse with Wound, Evian Christ, SOPHIE, Lee Gamble, and more! You can read all about the new additions in gory detail right here. And, though weekly and long weekend passes are totally sold out, individual tickets went on sale today. Peep the schedule and purchase tickets on the other end of this clickable blue text.
• Unsound: http://www.unsound.pl
Prepare to be crushed by sludgy, dark metal: Current genre heavy-hitters The Body and the Providence, Rhode Island duo Sandworm are releasing a split LP on Thrill Jockey on October 21. The split will contain one side-long track from The Body called “The Manic Fire,” while Sandworm’s side will contain a handful of tracks, including “Desert Warfare” (listen below) and “Only Tears.”
Ben Eberle, one half of Sandworm, has apparently seen The Body live more than 100 times within the Providence area, and has contributed vocals to previous The Body albums Christs, Redeemers and I Shall Die Here. Pat Reilly, the other member of Sandworm, worked at the same pizza joint as The Body drummer Lee Buford. Yum, making black metal connections over pepperoni!
The Body must really enjoy collaborations, because they’re fresh off their tour and collaborative EP with Thou. They’ll continue to tour — some dates with Sandworm, some without — throughout the fall.
The Body + Sandworm tour dates:
09.23.14 - New York City, NY - The Acheron *
09.26.14 - Columbus, OH - The Summit *
09.27.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Bunker *
09.28.14 - Chicago, IL - Emporium *
09.30.14 - Minneapolis, MN - The Rat Hole *
10.03.14 - Seattle, WA - Highline
10.04.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Astoria
10.05.14 - Portland, OR - Slabtown
10.07.14 - Oakland, CA - Night Light
10.08.14 - San Francisco, CA - El Rio
10.09.14 - Fresno, CA - Love Captive
10.13.14 - Los Angeles, CA - 5 Star Bar
10.14.14 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
10.15.14 - San Bernandino, CA - Black Flame
10.16.14 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
10.17.14 - Phoenix, AZ - 51 West
10.18.14 - Tucson, AZ - Southwest Terror Fest ^
10.19.14 - Albuquerque, NM - Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10.20.14 - Denver, CO - Mutiny Info Cafe
10.21.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Shred Shed ^
10.22.14 - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse ^
10.23.14 - Austin, TX - The Boneyard *
10.25.14 - New Orleans, LA - Community Records Block Party *
10.27.14 - Greensboro, NC - Fantasy U.L. *
10.28.14 - Philly, PA - Mill Creek Tavern *
* Sandworm only
^ The Body only
• The Body: https://www.facebook.com/pages/the-body/334047229514
• Sandworm: http://sandwormprovidence.bandcamp.com
• Thrill Jockey: http://www.thrilljockey.com
Here at Tiny Mix Tapes, we love two things: Oneohtrix Point Never and fat, fat, fat stacks of cash. Your average Tiny Mix Tapes writer makes a seven-figure yearly salary, all from writing news bits about how drone bands are going on tour and editorials about how Scott Walker albums relate to gender issues. Really, you should see our holiday parties. We hang out on Mr. P’s six-mile yacht and smoke cigars made from copies of Action Comics #1. It’s fun.
Our love of money is why many of us feel a kindred spirit with Ty Dolla $ign. The L.A.-based R&B singer loves money so much, it has overtaken the letter “S” in his alphabet. That is a true money lover. One of the many ways to get money is to go on tour, so Ty Dolla $ign is going on a lot of tour. Currently, he’s on his “Beach House International” tour and will be for the next few weeks, but, look, the man knows money don’t wait! Or, at least, it waits for most of September, as Ty heads out on another tour, this own titled the “In Too Deep” tour, beginning October 1 and lasting through most of November. On the way, he’ll do shows with Wiz Khalifa, Tiesto, and YG, all of whom also like money.
Ty Dolla $ign’s next money maker (and debut LP), Free TC, is set to come out later this year, but no release date has been set. Until then, you can download his new mixtape, $ign Language. Though… I’m sorry, this can’t be right. If I’m understanding this correctly, that is a… free mixtape. But but but…. that doesn’t make money.
Ty Dolla $ign dates:
08.29.14 - Hanover, Germany - Phoenix
08.30.14 - Cuxhaven, Germany - Janssen’s Tanzpalast
08.31.14 - Amsterdam, Holland - Encore Festival
09.02.14 - Cologne, Germany - Nachtflug
09.03.14 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Whiteclub
09.04.14 - Mannheim, Germany - Orange
09.05.14 - Geneva, Switzerland - V Club
09.06.14 - Basel, Switzerland - Velvet
09.07.14 - Milan, Italy - Just Cavalli
09.09.14 - Paris, France - Maroquinerie
09.10.14 - London, UK - XOYO
09.11.14 - Brussels, Belgium - Bazaar
10.01.14 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
10.02.14 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
10.03.14 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom
10.04.14 - Dallas, TX - Tree’s
10.06.14 - New Orleans, LA - Republic
10.08.14 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
10.10.14 - Gainesville, FL - Club Levels
10.11.14 - Kennesaw, GA - Kennesaw State University $
10.12.14 - Miami, FL - Florida International University $$
10.13.14 - Nashville, TN - Anthem
10.15.14 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
10.16.14 - Winstom Salem, NC - Winstom Salem State University $$$
10.17.14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
10.19.14 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
10.20.14 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
10.22.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10.23.14 - State College, PA - Levels Nightclub
10.24.14 - Toronto, ON - Guvernment
10.25.14 - Montreal, QC - Petit Olympia
10.26.14 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10.28.14 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10.29.14 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
10.30.14 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
11.01.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Hard Day of the Dead Festival
11.02.14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
11.04.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
11.06.14 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
11.07.14 - Oxford, OH - Brick Street
11.08.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
11.09.14 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theater
11.11.14 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
11.12.14 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
11.13.14 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11.14.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
11.15.14 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
11.16.14 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
11.18.14 - For Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
11.19.14 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
11.20.14 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
$ Wiz Khalifa
• Ty Dolla $ign: http://www.dollasignworld.com
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Sean Byrne, Bugskull’s éminence grise, has announced a new album, Collapsed View. The LP is the band’s second release since its reactivation in 2009 following a seven-year hiatus, though Bugskull’s current incarnation is by and large a Sean Byrne solo project. In contrast with the group’s copious 90s output, Bugskull has released just two albums in the past five years: Communication in 2009 and Hidden Mountain in 2012. Collapsed View is being touted as a return to Communication’s template, itself a “lost sequel” to Bugskull’s last album before their extended break.
Sometimes a band, some other times a solo venture, Bugskull’s been active since the early 90s, with Sean Byrne as the sole constant member. Based in Portland, the band’s most frequent collaborators were Brendan Bell and James Yu, whose participation used to be signaled by the addition of umlauts to the group’s name: Bügsküll. Through their prolific and interesting career, the band’s music is characterized by a collage of noise, found sounds, fresh beats, a lo-fi aesthetic, and charming melodies; a cocktail as epicurean and eerie as the Bugskull name suggests. Their first LP Phantasies & Senseitions (1994) and Distracted Snowflake volumes 1 (1997) and 2 (1999) are some of the band’s career highlights.
Collapsed View promises to stay faithful to Byrne’s “abstraction with a human side” modus operandi, offering a mixture of breezy acoustic tracks, droney electronic pieces, plenty of ambient explorations, and even a Neu!-aping cut like “Icarus Rising,” which you can hear below.
The album is out now via Digitalis Recordings.
Collapsed View tracklisting:
02. Olde Growth
04. Icarus Rising
07. Collapsed View
08. Victory Lapse
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy announces new album Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues via “most awkward radio innerview ever!?!”
I suppose when you’re a musician with an oeuvre as deep and as storied as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s, you can afford to take a hilariously nonsensical approach to promoting your album releases. I’m trying within my brain not to let the relevant “innerview” below become the centerpiece of this article, but… purple-gushing? An insistence on fist-face connections? In checking out his other audible interviews, one almost gets the impression of a restrained character. Thus, maybe an absurd ‘Prince’ is the real one! Maybe Oldham’s forays into acting are indicative of an eccentricity that would meet the envy of a Walken or a Goldblum! Let’s set up a meeting, Mr P and Squeo. There aren’t enough “tukhus” mentions in this here news section.
And depending on how uptight you are, there weren’t enough album details in that there “innerview,” but here’s what we know regardless: the album’s called Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues, and it’s out September 23 on Drag City. Apparently there’s a conceptual track on the album that revolves around two people who died on a single day in 1973. And the brief Drag City description says the following: “At the locus of five corners, mythos is in the wind; a sea of tongues boils forth, mountains spurting forth from the magma. Bonny sings for who he was and will be, and for all of us, in time.” Hm, yes.
Here you go, then:
It’s a testament to the strength of Jason Molina’s songwriting that you could probably ask three different people what his best album was and you’d get three different answers. Ask me on a Tuesday night when it never quite stormed and I’d probably say 2000’s Ghost Tropic. Ask me on a Wednesday morning when my air conditioning’s broken and I’m playing quiet records loud because my house is empty and I’ll say 2002’s Didn’t It Rain. Both records expertly mine an intense strain of folk sound that “sparse,” as Gabe Vodicka noted in his Delorean of Ghost Tropic, doesn’t quite cover.
With the loose, recorded-live vibe that a big chunk of Molina’s work has, I’ve always thought it would be interesting to take a look at where those songs came from, to see how the improvisatory process of putting the songs to tape contract and expanded those original ideas. On November 11, Secretly Canadian will give us the chance to do just that by reissuing Didn’t It Rain as a deluxe two-disc edition. In addition to the original album, the reissue will include a selection of never-before-released demos and early working versions, some of which went on to appear on the album proper, others of which popped up elsewhere throughout Molina’s discography. You can pre-order the release via Secretly Canadian here. It’s available as a CD or LP, and there’s also a bundle option that includes both versions and a large poster. Listen below to a demo version of “Ring the Bell” under the working title “Depression No. 42.”
Didn’t It Rain: Deluxe Edition tracklist:
Disc 1 (Original Record):
01. Didn’t It Rain
02. Steve Albini’s Blues
03. Ring the Bell
04. Cross the Road, Molina
05. Blue Factory Flame
06. Two Blue Lights
07. Blue Chicago Moon
Disc 2 (Demos):
1. Didn’t It Rain
2. Ring the Bell, Working Title: Depression No. 42
3. Cross the Road, Molina, Working Title: Chicago City Moon
4. Blue Factory Flame
5. Two Blue Lights
6. Blue Chicago Moon
7. The Gray Tour, Working Title: Waiting It’s Whole Life
8. Spectral Alphabet
Hieroglyphic Being announces The Seer of Cosmic Visions compilation to be released through Planet Mu
Have you been in search of that perfect space-jazz/techno blend? When you listen to Sun Ra’s most wack-o Moog solos, do you just yearn like some techno-sadist for a distorted, four-four kick to play on top, working manically, futilely toward a groove like some poor man trying to stop a blazing train from derailing? Well don’t we all.
But don’t worry, because Jamal Moss a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being knows exactly what you want. The Chicago native and current linchpin of the city’s astounding techno/house legacy has been generously supplying “Rhythmic Cubism” and “Cosmic Be-Bop” to needy DJs, dancers, and enlightened listeners for over a decade now. His label, Mathematics, has been working to quell the shortage as well.
Now he’s signed on to Planet Mu, where he’ll be releasing an album with “The Configurative or Modular Me Trio” (which may just be him) titled The Seer of Cosmic Visions on October 7 in 2xLP, CD, and digital formats. It consists of selected tracks from Moss’s back catalog and runs the gamut from raw drum machine workouts to swirling, gamelan-infused beatscapes.
The tracklist is below, as well as video of a Boiler Room set he did last year, with mixing characteristically rough and ready.
The Seer of Cosmic Visions tracklist:
01. The Seer of Cosmic Visions
02. How Wet Is Ur Box
03. Space Is the Place
04. Letters from the Edge
05. A Genre Sonique
06. The Human Experience
07. 134340 Pluto
08. Calling Planet Earth
09. Strange Signs in the Sky
• Hieroglyphic Being: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JAMAL-MOSS-AKA-HIEROGLYPHIC-BEING/5578303…
• Planet Mu: http://www.planet.mu
The German duo Mouse on Mars, a.k.a. Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma, have been around since 1993. That means that Mouse on Mars turn 21 this year! Don’t overdo it on the shots, guys (although I guess the legal drinking age in Germany is 18, not 21, but shhh).
Embracing a better way to celebrate than beer funnels, the industrial-electronic duo has announced 21 Again, a compilation that will feature various collaborations that the group has worked on in the past two decades. Guests include Helado Negro, Tortoise, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Oval, and Yoshimi. Listen to a collab with Cavern of Anti-Matter (a.k.a. Tim Gane, ex-Stereolab) for a taste:
The double CD will be released by Monkeytown Records (who released Mouse on Mars’ most recent album, Spezmodia, in January) on October 31, so you can celebrate Halloween with some sweet, sweet IDM tunes. Pre-order here. The duo also will be holding a 21 Again Festival in Berlin on the same date.
21 Again tracklist:
01. 21 Again (Eli and Mark E. Smith)
02. Fertilized (Mouse on Mars and Cavern of Anti-Matter)
03. Shoe Fly (Mouse on Mars and Tortoise)
04. Celebration Song (A Hawk and A Hacksaw and Balàzs Unger)
05. Lost and Found (Mouse on Mars and Eric D Clark)
06. Purple Frog (Mouse on Mars and Modeselektor feat. Mr. Maloke)
07. Immer Kurz Davor (Mouse on Mars and Siriusmo)
08. Splymogym (Mouse on Mars and Scratch Pet Land)
09. Queen Für Erschein (Mouse on Mars and Dodo NKishi)
10. Key My Brain (Mouse on Mars and Atom TM)
11. 21 Momstars (AGF/Delay Team)
12. Carca Jadas (Mouse on Mars and Helado Negro)
13. My Toe Is On Fire (Mouse on Mars and Laetitia Sadier)
01. Wir möchten auch drauf sein (Ingrid and Oswald Wiener)
02. Ein Leben Wie Heu (Mouse on Mars and Schlammpeitziger)
03. Putty Tart (Mouse on Mars and Junior Boys)
04. Metaloona Swamp (Mouse on Mars and Candie Hank)
05. We’re Glad You Are Born Today, Unless You Weren’t Born Today (David Michael DiGregorio and Sung Huang Kim)
06. Juice Clr 9 (Mouse on Mars and Machinedrum)
07. Somiak (Mouse on Mars and Mesak and Claws Costeau)
08. Fromm (Mouse on Mars and F.X. Randomiz)
09. 90s (Prefuse 73)
10. Bon Djerry (Mouse on Mars and Funkstörung)
11. NKANKA (Mouse on Mars and Yoshimi)
12. Double Gum (Mouse on Mars and Matthew Herbert, a.k.a. DJ Collapse)
13. Pterion (Mouse on Mars and Olivia Block)
14. Gitto Ski (Mouse on Mars and Oval)
15. Off Sea (Mouse on Mars and Tyondai Braxton)
16. Mouse 0n Egg (Happy Birthday!) (DJ Scotch Egg)
Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets announce limited-edition split 7-inch to celebrate the tour story we just posted
These days, singer/songwriter Cass McCombs is pretty well reputed as a witty, recondite, and cutting-edge Americana artist who is usually doing tons and tons of cool shit constantly. By contrast, country-punk old-but-goodsters Meat Puppets are known for… well, not that.
So, but what would happen if you mixed the two up in some kind of ungodly and diabolical human-being-sized blender? Well, that’s what the sadistic, bloodthirsty, and gruesomely murderous head honchos at Domino wanted to know too! But, because of certain pesky legal considerations, they were forced to have McCombs and the Puppets simply record a limited edition 7-inch and go on a US tour together instead.
True to their usual work ethics as crudely described by me two paragraphs above this one, the resulting piece of wax, which is apparently titled simply Cass McCombs vs Meat Puppets, will feature two brand-spanking-new songs by McCombs (entitled “Night of The World” and “Evangeline”)… and two, ya know, sort of novelty-sounding cover songs recorded by the Meat Puppets: “(Hey Baby), Que Paso” by Texas Tornados and “Cathy’s Clown” by The Everly Brothers. (At least they’re not Nirvana covers or some bullshit, right?)
And just to heighten the contrast between entities a little more, the release will also sport two different cover designs; one by frequent McCombs collaborator Albert Herter, and the other by Puppet Cris Kirkwood himself. The whole shebang will be available October 28 via Domino, but you’d better not sleep on your mouse-clickin’ finger, because I heard tell they’re only pressing 500 copies of the thing. If you’re a McCombs fan, you need this thing in your collection. If you’re a Meat Puppets fan, well… hey dude, that’s so awesome for you!
Cass McCombs vs Meat Puppets tracklisting:
01. Cass McCombs: “Night of the World”
02. Cass McCombs: “Evangeline”
03. Meat Puppets: “(Hey Baby), Que Paso”
04. Meat Puppets: “Cathy’s Clown”