Le Guess Who? Festival announces 24-hour Dronefest w/ Basinski, O’Malley, Hecker, Hauschildt, Raime

Le Guess Who?, a four day music festival taking place in Utrecht, The Netherlands on November 20-23, impresses enough as it is. Featured artists include Swans, St. Vincent, Wire, Dr. John, and Savages, among many, many others. Yet the festival’s curators, which include Swans’ Michael Gira, have decided to go just a little further, adding what they’re calling a “24-Hour Dronefest” to the mix.

It’s self-explanatory, really, but if you aren’t excited enough by the mere prospect of a nonstop Drone Day, then the lineup might be worth mentioning. William Basinski, Stephen O’Malley of sunn O))), Tim Hecker, Steve Hauschildt of Emeralds, and London duo Raime are on the bill. If that doesn’t get you excited I just don’t know what will become of you.

The event itself is a collaboration between Le Guess Who? and Brooklyn’s Basilica Hudson, which will be featuring Hecker, Swans, and others at their two-day Basilica SoundScape event. You can catch that September 12-13 and you can order tickets for Le Guess Who? and the Dronefest through the link to their website below.

Oh wait, you can also watch a little feature on Colin Stetson at last year’s Le Guess Who?. I know, I know, he’s not playing there this year, but it’s the best I could do. He’s kind of drone-y, you know?

• Le Guess Who?: http://leguesswho.nl

Tiny Mix Tapes Hopscotch day party lineup finalized, featuring Rene Hell, Lee Noble, Tokyo Hands, Secret Boyfriend, Giant Claw

BREAKING: you have less than one week to fine-tune and stress test your inner ear’s rotational accelerometer. Tiny Mix Tapes (hi), DiggUpTapes, Apothecary, and Lonerider Brewing Company have now finalized all details of the previously announced September 4 Hopscotch day party — ORIENTATION IN SPACE V — and we will be on-site to document and laugh at anyone’s vertigo-induced puking.

The event is free and open to the public, taking place at both Kings Barcade and Neptune’s Parlour in downtown Raleigh. After you’re done ooooohing and aaaahing at the lineup and set times, be sure to RSVP at this Facebook event page.

Kings Barcade:
04:00 PM Rene Hell
03:00 PM Heads on Sticks
02:00 PM Lee Noble
01:00 PM Secret Boyfriend

Neptune’s Parlour:
05:45 PM Tokyo Hands
05:00 PM Nick James
03:30 PM Aldi
02:45 PM Giant Claw
02:00 PM Paciens Trine x Chris Pantry
01:30 PM Goblin Mold
12:45 PM Drag Sounds

Hope to see you all there, it should be a lot of fun! In the meantime, get to know each and every performer by sampling their sounds below. <3 <3 <3

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Rene Hell:

Tokyo Hands:

Lee Noble:

Secret Boyfriend:

Giant Claw:

Nick James:

Paciens Trine:

Heads on Sticks:

Chris Pantry:


Goblin Mold:

Drag Sounds:

• DiggUpTapes: http://digguptapes.bandcamp.com
• Apothecary: http://ashevilleapothecary.info
• Lonerider Brewing Company: http://www.loneriderbeer.com
• Hopscotch Music Festival: http://hopscotchmusicfest.com

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

The Body and Sandworm team up for split LP on Thrill Jockey and joint tour

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

Ty Dolla $ign announces In Too Deep tour, in which he will make buckets and buckets of $$$$$$$$$

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
$$ Tiesto
$$$ YG

• Ty Dolla $ign: http://www.dollasignworld.com

Aphex Twin holding SYRO listening parties around the world starting next Friday

From next Friday, over several days, it is an off-events, where international fans RSVP Aphex Twin record in 13 years in full before releasing listen.lottery begins Sunday, August 31 4 AMPST / 7amEST / 12pmGMT / 1pmCET 2nd and closes Tuesday, September 2 at midnight in each zone.measurement

These cities are the where they occurred:

septembre 5 London, United Kingdom
september 5 Paris, Franc
september 6 New York City, USA
rujna 6 Los Angeles, États-Unis
september 7 Chicago, États-Unis
september 7 Toronto, CA
september 8 Brussels, BE
September 10 Utrecht, NL

This is where you find more RSVPing about for some plays: a links.

• Aphex Twin: https://twitter.com/AphexTwin
• Warp: http://warp.net

Bugskull releases new album Collapsed View, streams first track

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:

01. Heaven/California
02. Olde Growth
03. Billow
04. Icarus Rising
05. Demapped
06. Druids
07. Collapsed View
08. Victory Lapse

• Bugskull: http://www.bugskull.com
• Digitalis Industries: http://digitalisindustries.com

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:

• Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: http://royalstablemusic.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

Secretly Canadian plans deluxe reissue of Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain for November 11

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

• Jason Molina: http://jasonmolina.com
• Secretly Canadian: http://www.secretlycanadian.com

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