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Tiny Mix Tapes | News https://www.tinymixtapes.com Tiny Mix Tapes is a music and film webzine featuring news, reviews, features, and hot replica watches. en-us http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/tmt2_logo.png Tiny Mix Tapes https://www.tinymixtapes.com It’s May and Dent May has a new album coming out in a month that is decidedly not May 2017-05-23T16:03:31-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/dent-may-announces-new-album-across-multiverse-duets-frankie-cosmos-title-track?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/dent-may.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="800" height="533" /> <p>Even though <em>BIG CALENDAR</em> forces us to believe that spring begins in March, it&#8217;s not until the April showers bring May flowers that the season synonymous with rebirth <em>truly</em> starts. In May, you can finally (maybe) start going outside without a jacket again, baseball season really gets going, and those Justin Timberlake <a href="http://popcrush.com/files/2016/04/rs_600x796-150430104629-CD20z_PVIAAfh6j.jpg">memes</a> that <em>never</em> get old start showing up all over our social media feeds. Yes, there&#8217;s just something special about May and the warmth it brings into our&nbsp;lives. </p> <p>That&#8217;s why it feels <em>so</em> right that Dent May — <em>in</em>the month of May — has announced that his new album is coming out in&#8230; <strong><em>August</em></strong>&#8230;wait what? Feels like there was a <em>pretty</em> cohesive &#8220;May&#8221; theme going on in these first two paragraphs that just got straight-up obliterated! Like, it really seemed we were headed in a &#8220;Hey, it&#8217;s May, here&#8217;s the new Dent May album coming out in May, it&#8217;s a concept album about May that talks up all the great things about May,&#8221; direction,&nbsp;but&#8230; </p> <p>Well at any rate, yes, the latest from Dent May, entitled <cite>Across The Multiverse</cite>, is due for release on August 18 via Carpark&nbsp;Records. </p> <p>It&#8217;s rather fitting that Dent May fancies himself the combination of a &#8220;hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host,&#8221; because the songs on <cite>Across The Multiverse</cite> really do sound like they&#8217;d be at home in either a hotel bar lounge or on a daytime TV talk show. Or a discotheque, really. Ooh, or a roller rink! If <cite>Across The Multiverse</cite> doesn&#8217;t single-handedly revive America&#8217;s collective interest in roller rink culture, I don&#8217;t know <em>what</em>&nbsp;will.</p> <p>Seriously. Take a listen to the album&#8217;s title track (featuring Frankie Cosmos) below, and <em>tell me honestly</em> that you can&#8217;t see yourself busting some sweet, highly advanced, roller skate-based dance moves to it. And when your reverie is complete, <a href="http://store.carparkrecords.com/products/589033-cak123-dent-may-across-the-multiverse">head here to pre-order</a> <cite>Across the Multiverse</cite> on CD, vinyl, and&nbsp;download.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322732595&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/cak123_dentmay_acrossthemultiverse_900-1494875678-608x608.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Across The Multiverse</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Hello Cruel World<br /> 02. Picture On A Screen<br /> 03. Across The Multiverse (feat. Frankie Cosmos)<br /> 04. Dream 4 Me<br /> 05. Take Me To Heaven<br /> 06. 90210<br /> 07. Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love<br /> 08. A Little Bit Goes A Long Way<br /> 09. Don’t Let Them<br /> 10. I’m Gonna Live Forever Until I’m Dead<br /> 11. Distance To The&nbsp;Moon</p> Dent May Frankie Cosmos Carpark Tue, 23 May 2017 20:01:50 +0000 Jeremy Klein 157703 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Danish experimental duo Damien Dubrovnik announce new album Great Many Arrows on Posh Isolation 2017-05-23T13:45:48-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/danish-experimental-duo-damien-dubrovnik-announce-new-album-great-many-arrows-posh-isolation?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/damien_d_10.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="597" /> <p>Exciting news from <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/denmark-happiest-country_n_4070761.html">the happiest country in the world</a> (although you&#8217;d never guess when listening to the music I&#8217;m about to talk about)! Danish electronic label Posh Isolation is set to put out their 200th release soon! And fittingly enough, it comes in the form of the fourth LP from Damien Dubrovnik. Comprised of label founders Loke Rahbek (a.k.a. Croatian Amor) and Christian Stadsgaard, the duo were also the <em>very first</em> act to release a record on the now eight-year old label. &#8220;Without Damien Dubrovnik there would most likely have been no Posh Isolation, and vice versa.&#8221; Awww.&nbsp;&lt;3</p> <p>Titled <cite>Great Many Arrows</cite>, the album will be out on June 30. The project&#8217;s first since 2015, it trades in some of their noisy industrial vistas for gentle touches of &#8220;organs, cellos, violas, wind and other acoustic instruments,&#8221; and sets them against a thick synthesized background. According to the label, &#8220;The strength of the recording lies here in the interaction between the melodic, acoustic instrumentation and the bulldozing&nbsp;electronics.&#8221; </p> <p>The first cut of the album, six-minute-long &#8220;Arrow 5,&#8221; was released alongside the announcement. Listen below, <a href="https://boomkat.com/products/great-many-arrows">pre-order the album here</a>, and then check out the cover art and the rather self-explanatory LP&nbsp;tracklist. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/322696675&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/posh_200_web_2048x2048.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Great Many Arrows</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Arrow 1<br /> 02. Arrow 2<br /> 03. Arrow 3<br /> 04. Arrow 4<br /> 05. Arrow 5<br /> 06. Arrow&nbsp;6 </p> Damien Dubrovnik Loke Rahbek Posh Isolation Tue, 23 May 2017 17:45:47 +0000 Patryk Mrozek 157715 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Vince Staples oFISHally HOOKS us with RELEASE date for new muSEAcal album Big Fish Theory 2017-05-23T10:37:11-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/vince-staples-reveals-details-new-album-big-fish-theory?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/07a34a35ce7a1e865a8bc0418fb0caf6.1000x1000x1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p>&#8220;Avast, ye,&#8221; maybe! Long Beach rapper and bane of upper-middle-class Christian moms everywhere Vince Staples has finally dropped <em>some</em> of the details regarding his new album and shared a new&nbsp;song. </p> <p>The album is called <cite>Big Fish Theory</cite>, and it’s out June 23 via Def Jam/ARTium. As you can see above, its accompanying <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUFtpYXAHjb/?taken-by=vincestaples&amp;hl=en">artwork</a> features what is ostensibly a normal-sized fish in a very small bowl. This is called&nbsp;&#8220;symbolism.&#8221;</p> <p>And while I would ordinarily just assume that something called <cite>Big Fish Theory</cite> is some weird, off-brand cross-promotion between <cite>The Big Bang Theory</cite> and the upcoming <cite>Pirates of the Caribbean</cite> movie, Staples&#8217; record is actually the hotly anticipated follow-up to the previously hotly anticipated <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/vince-staples-announces-next-weeks-release-date-new-ep"><cite>Prima Donna</cite></a> EP from last year, which followed 2015’s hotly acclaimed LP <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/vince-staples-summertime-06"><cite>Summertime ‘06</cite></a>. Vince previously embarked on a worldwide voyage he appropriately called The Life Aquatic Tour—because he <em>really hates</em> mixing metaphors—but he still has plenty of festival dates lined-up through summertime&nbsp;‘17.</p> <p>While no official tracklisting has &#8220;surfaced,&#8221; the rapper just premiered the music video for a new track from the album called “Big Fish,” which features open ocean, a shipwreck, and sharks (<em>godDAMN</em>, his theming is on-point). Watch it below. It&#8217;s totally&nbsp;&#8220;yar.&#8221;</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0l9kzS_B7gg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Vince Staples tour dates (please excuse the lack of thematic&nbsp;tie-in):</p> <p>06.01.17 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium<br /> 06.02.17 - San Francisco, CA - Colossal Clusterfest<br /> 06.10.17 - Kent, UK - Dreamland Margate<br /> 06.22.17 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest<br /> 07.15.17 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival<br /> 07.15.17 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnaces<br /> 07.16.17 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnaces<br /> 07.29.17 - New York, NY - Randall&#8217;s Island Park<br /> 08.12.17 - Oslo, Norway- Oyafestivalen<br /> 08.16.17 - Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop<br /> 08.25.17 - Reading, UK - Richfield Avenue<br /> 09.01.17 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival<br /> 09.22.17 - Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful<br /> 09.24.17 - Las Vegas, NV - Life Is&nbsp;Beautiful</p> Vince Staples Def Jam Tue, 23 May 2017 14:37:10 +0000 Colin Fitzgerald 157718 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Mogwai reunite with Dave Fridmann on forthcoming album Every Country’s Sun 2017-05-23T08:41:28-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/mogwai-reunite-dave-fridmann-forthcoming-album-every-countrys-sun?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/trr291dlx_white_vinyl_display_a_1024x1024.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="691" /> <p>Scottish post-rock overlords Mogwai <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/mogwai-finish-new-album-announce-2017-world-tour">have already assured us</a> that they will not stop releasing music until the world has run out of witty song titles with which the band can christen their epic psyched out&nbsp;mope-jams. </p> <p>But if you thought song titles like &#8220;I&#8217;m Jim Morrison, I&#8217;m Dead&#8221; and album titles like <cite>Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will</cite> represented the absolute <em>peak</em> of witty Mogwai titles, think again; Mogwai are set to prove they&#8217;ve got plenty left in the tank with their forthcoming album for the Temporary Residence label <cite>Every Country&#8217;s Sun</cite>, which will be released on September 1 and will feature tracks with side-splitting titles like &#8220;Coolverine&#8221; and &#8220;Don&#8217;t Believe the&nbsp;Fife.&#8221;</p> <p>All this humorous wordplay is, of course, a smokescreen for the band&#8217;s intense political messages (even for an instrumental band) and given the shit storm of 2016, <cite>Every Country&#8217;s Sun</cite> promises to be another ripping experiment in balancing noise with beauty and rage with&nbsp;longing.</p> <p>Being the first &#8220;proper&#8221; album released without founding member John Cummings, Mogwai reunited with a friendly face in producer Dave Fridmann (who previously produced Mogwai stunners <cite>Come On, Die Young</cite> and <cite>Rock Action</cite>) in his rural New York studio over the 2016/2017 winter and emerged with <cite>Every Country&#8217;s Sun</cite>, which promises to be &#8220;56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria.&#8221; And guess what? You can <a href="https://www.temporaryresidence.com/products/trr291">pre-order all 56 of those euphoric minutes over here</a> (all vinyl pre-orders also come with a bonus 7-inch, &#8220;Party in the Dark&#8221;) right now, and you can preview six or seven of those euphoric minutes right down&nbsp;below:</p> <p><iframe width="1366" height="630" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cu1UVzJYfao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><cite>Every Country&#8217;s Sun</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Coolverine<br /> 02. Party In The Dark<br /> 03. Brain Sweeties<br /> 04. Crossing The Road Material<br /> 05. aka 47<br /> 06. 20 Size<br /> 07. 1000 Foot Face<br /> 08. Don&#8217;t Believe The Fife<br /> 09. Battered At The Scramble<br /> 10. Old Poisons<br /> 11. Every Country&#8217;s&nbsp;Sun</p> Mogwai Temporary Residence Temporary Residence Ltd. Tue, 23 May 2017 12:41:26 +0000 Marty Slattery 157656 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Swans announce final shows before their next mutation (no, REALLY this time) 2017-05-22T15:34:36-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/swans-announce-final-shows-their-next-transmogrification?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/michael_gira_swans_london_201002_website_image_standard.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="956" /> <p>Wait, what was that about a &#8220;last hurrah in its present incarnation?&#8221; At this point, we might need to consciously adjust our expectations of general &#8220;hurrah-length,&#8221; because, in addition to taking the latter half of 2016 by storm with <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/swans-announce-european-tour-dates">shows</a> in support of a man who was <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/swans-glowing-man">possibly struck by lightning</a>, the inimitable Swans have been revealing more and more tour dates (the most recent remnants of which that are taking place in Europe right now, as it so&nbsp;happens.) </p> <p>However, a message from Michael Gira himself <em>does</em> blatantly suggest that THIS TIME FOR SURE, these shows will genuinely represent the last of Swans (in its current form). And, similar to the way that the band awesomely <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/swans-be-joined-former-member-jarboe-atlanta-show">brought in</a> former member Jarboe as a righteous homage to/celebration of the latest Swans incarnation, the three final shows — which are all taking place at Brooklyn&#8217;s Warsaw venue — will also feature three purposefully chosen guest musicians. The lovingly abrasive cellist Okkyung Lee will also be reviving her support role for the August shows, while Baby Dee will rejoin shortly&nbsp;thereafter.</p> <p>Those three final guests, though? Well, those would be Carla Bozulich on November 2, Swedish singer/songwriter Anna Von Hausswolff on November 3, and the somewhat contrasting ADULT. on November&nbsp;4. </p> <p>Also worth noting is the 2xCD live album <cite><a href="https://younggodrecords.com/products/deliquescence">Deliquescence</a></cite>, which was released just a few days ago as a tangible recollection of these final tour dates. Check out the complete list of final, <em>final</em>, FINAL dates below, after you read Gira&#8217;s own vibrant feedback regarding the band and these last seven&nbsp;years:</p> <blockquote><p>Much love to these intrepid explorers of sonic truth! May God snatch us all by his teeth and fling us out over his shoulder into the great black beyond, where we will spin slowly and infinitely through space with an ever-nascent smile emerging on our&nbsp;face.</p></blockquote> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iaEhwvk44JQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Swans to the&nbsp;end:</p> <p>05.19.17 - Aberdeen UK - The Lemon Tree *<br /> 05.20.17 - Leeds, UK - Stylus - Leeds University Union *<br /> 05.21.17 - Sheffield UK - The Plug *<br /> 05.24.17 - Birmingham UK - The Asylum *<br /> 05.25.17 - Zottegem, Belgium - Dunk!Festival *<br /> 05.26.17 - Bristol UK - Trinity Community Arts *<br /> 05.27.17 - London, UK - Roundhouse (w/ Thurston Moore Band) *<br /> 05.28.17 - Manchester UK - Victoria Warehouse *<br /> 05.30.17 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory *<br /> 06.02.17 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival *<br /> 06.03.17 -Moers, Germany - Moers Festival *<br /> 06.05.17 - Biarritz, France - Atabal *<br /> 06.06.17 - Angouleme, France - La Nef *<br /> 06.07.17 - Rouen, France - 106 Club *<br /> 06.09.17 - Porto, Portugal - NOS Primavera Sound Festival *<br /> 08.02.17 - Milan, Italy - Magnolia Club Outside Concert #<br /> 08.06.17 - Katowice, Poland - Off! Festival #<br /> 08.10.17 - Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival #<br /> 08.20.17 - Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Las Vegas Festival #<br /> 08.22.17 - San Francisco, CA - Independent #<br /> 08.25.17 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune #<br /> 08.26.17 - Vancouver, BC - Venue #<br /> 08.27.17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall #<br /> 10.04.17 - Lorient, France - Le Manège %<br /> 10.05.17 - Bordeaux, France - Rock School Barbey %<br /> 10.19.17 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Salzhaus %<br /> 10.21.17 - Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-SON %<br /> 10.22.17 - Heidelberg, Germany - Halle 02 %<br /> 10.24.17 - Dresden, Germany - Beatpol %<br /> 10.25.17 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island %<br /> 10.26.17 -Berlin, Germany - Berghain %<br /> 10.28.17 - Bremen, Germany - Lagerhouse %<br /> 11.02.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw (w/ Carla Bozulich)<br /> 11.03.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw (w/ Anna von Hausswolff)<br /> 11.04.17 - Brooklyn NY Warsaw (w/&nbsp;ADULT.)</p> <p>* Little Annie<br /> # Okkyung Lee<br /> % Baby&nbsp;Dee</p> ADULT. Anna von Hausswolff Baby Dee Carla Bozulich Michael Gira Okkyung Lee Swans Young God Mon, 22 May 2017 19:29:50 +0000 Mike Reid 157721 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Twin Peaks getting two new soundtracks this fall 2017-05-22T23:53:30-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/twin-peaks-getting-two-new-soundtracks-fall?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/twin-peaks.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="503" /> <p>Think of all those <cite>Twin Peaks</cite> fans last night, expecting campy scenes and cute banter between familiar faces, hoping for meme-able quotes about coffee, cherry pie, and owls. Instead, for the relaunch of <cite>Twin Peaks</cite>, we were treated to new characters, new locations, horrifying mutilation, and a whole lot of The Red Room. It was incredibly dark. It was unnervingly quiet. It was the Lynch known to anyone who has followed his trajectory since <cite>Twin Peaks</cite> originally aired in the 1990s, the Lynch whose four key episodes from a 22-episode season two were captivating enough to make fans overlook the otherwise flailing, misguided&nbsp;series.</p> <p>Despite its bold use of silence, <cite>Twin Peaks: The Return</cite> is already centering its televisual landscape around its music. To that end, two soundtracks will be released, <cite>Twin Peaks (Music From the Limited Event Series)</cite> and <cite>Twin Peaks (Limited Event Series Original Soundtrack)</cite>. The former will feature Angelo Badalamenti&#8217;s score, while the latter will collect already-used songs by Chromatics, Au Revoir Simone, and The Cactus Blossoms, as well as perhaps tracks from other previously announced musicians, such as Julee Cruise, Eddie Vedder, Sky Ferreira, Sharon Van Etten, and&nbsp;more.</p> <p>Both soundtracks are out September 8 via Rhino. Listen to Chromatics&#8217; &#8220;Shadow&#8221; below (which ended part 2 in the new series), and revisit our <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/series/twin-peaks-week">Twin Peaks Week</a>&nbsp;series. </p> <p>Now excuse me while I taste this Indica-baked banana bread with infused spreadable jam, which is ideal for creative sojourns of a solitary nature. Wheels&nbsp;up!</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IGUboLZx3Tk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Angelo Badalamenti Au Revoir Simone Chromatics David Lynch The Cactus Blossoms Rhino Mon, 22 May 2017 17:12:52 +0000 Mr P 157769 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Elysia Crampton releases new album Spots y Escupitajo, TMT struggles to relay that information to you in as pure a form as possible 2017-05-22T22:14:30-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/elysia-crampton-releases-new-album-spots-y-escupitajo?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/elysia-crampton_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p><a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/elysia-crampton-elysia-crampton-presents-demon-city">Elysia Crampton</a> has a new album&nbsp;out! </p> <p>Did you&nbsp;know?! </p> <p>Maybe you did. Maybe you didn&#8217;t. For a person like me, there&#8217;s no way of telling. Your experience is inextricably separate from mine. Why can&#8217;t we know one another. You and me. I wish to reach you. I write to you, to tell you. <em>Know</em> that Elysia Crampton, formerly E+E (as &#8220;we&#8221; journalists like to make note of), has a new album out. It&#8217;s called <cite>Spots y Escupitajo</cite>.</p> <p>So, if you didn&#8217;t know before; now you know. And here&#8217;s the concept. Here it is. Take it, for all it&#8217;s worth. I give it to you, not through my own para-filter, but just as The Vinyl Factory gave it to me (and yes, I can only hope it was &#8220;me&#8221; to whom they gave&nbsp;it):</p> <blockquote><p>Following the collaboration between Elysia Crampton, Kelela and Adrian Piper, ‘Final Exam’, The Vinyl Factory join with Elysia on her next solo release. <cite>Spots y Escupitajo</cite>. The release braids legacies from both American club culture and sonic miniature compositions in the form of a 12” sample pack. The LP honors the Aymara figure chuqui chinchay, and the legacy of Elysia&#8217;s deceased&nbsp;grandparents.</p></blockquote> <p>Okay, here are some more facts. <a href="https://sites.psu.edu/evolutionofhumansexuality/2014/02/19/third-genders-new-concept-or-old/">Chuqui chinchay is a gender non-binary god.</a> The label has also referenced particular artists: William Grant Still, DJ Rodini, DJ Saiber, John Adams, Mega&nbsp;DJs. </p> <p>Also, the album is of two parts; <cite>Spots</cite>, which are short-form compositions or samples, and, I guess, <cite>Escupitajo</cite>, which translates to something like &#8220;spitting&#8221; or &#8220;spittoon&#8221; — those being the full-length&nbsp;tracks.</p> <p>The thing is OUT NOW—digital formats and limited-to-300 vinyl pressing—<a href="https://www.vfeditions.com/product/view/365">at The Vinyl Factory</a> and other places, where you can hear little samples of all the tracks. The two longest are available in-full down below, followed by the cover art and tracklisting. So, again, if you didn&#8217;t &#8220;know&#8221; these things before; now you know. I&nbsp;hope.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/325000678&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/cs3424115-02a-big.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Spots y Escupitajo</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Spot 01<br /> 02. Spot 02<br /> 03. Spot 03<br /> 04. Spot 04<br /> 05. Spot 05<br /> 06. Spot 06<br /> 07. Spot 07<br /> 08. Battle <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Screams<br /> 09. Gold Country Vapor<br /> 10. Promesa<br /> 11. Spot 08<br /> 12. Chuqui Chinchay<br /> 13. Spittle (Safeway Parking Lot)<br /> 14. Sombra Blanca Misteriosa (y&nbsp;Rara)</p> Elysia Crampton The Vinyl Factory Mon, 22 May 2017 16:32:06 +0000 Jim Coltson 157764 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com The Como Mamas release new album Move Upstairs, premiere new video “Count Your Blessings” 2017-05-22T11:44:01-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/como-mamas-release-new-album-move-upstairs-premiere-new-video-count-your-blessings?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/como_mamas_press_photo_church.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="597" /> <p><a href="http://daptonerecords.com/">Daptone Records</a> has built its reputation not just from feeding the flames of midcentury soul music, but by seeking out performers whose gifts might otherwise be lost to time, and then throwing a big ol&#8217; spotlight on them. And one of the latest and greatest in this long line of Dap-superstars are a trio of women, blessed with huge voices, from about 50 miles outside Memphis &#8212; known to friends and neighbors as Ester, Angela and Della, and to the rest of us as The Como&nbsp;Mamas.</p> <p>The Mamas put out their Daptone debut back in 2013, an all-<em>a capella</em> set of real-deal church music called <cite>Get An Understanding</cite>. For their next go-around, though, the three belters linked up with &#8220;The Glorifiers Band,&#8221; a session group of Dap-players led by label founder Bosco Mann, to lay a healthy amount of heavy, meat <span class="amp">&amp;</span> potatoes R&amp;B under their testifying. The resulting album <cite>Move Upstairs</cite>, mixes and mashes various modes of soulfulness — sacred and otherwise — into a frenzied collection just about hot enough for any summertime potlucks, tag sales, or front-step-sitting sessions you might have coming&nbsp;up. </p> <p>What&#8217;s more: the jewels of Como, MS are all-set to debut their video for album cut &#8220;Count Your Blessings,&#8221; which takes us on a tour of the ladies&#8217; hometown from the fire department to church and back again, with plenty of time to hang with the extended family in between. It is joyful; it is awesome; and we are happy to premiere it for you today here on Tiny Mix&nbsp;Tapes. </p> <p>The Como Mamas also support the nonprofit Music Maker Relief Foundation, which works to support Southern musicians and preserve their legacies, &#8220;ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time.&#8221; Read about the foundation — and maybe back them up — right <a href="https://musicmaker.org/overview/">here</a>. And grab your copy of <cite>Move Upstairs</cite> now <a href="https://thecomomamas.bandcamp.com/album/move-upstairs">from the Daptone shop</a>. </p> <p><iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eUjyEfBPxuQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/a0724608212_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Move Upstairs</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Move Upstairs<br /> 02. Out of The Wilderness<br /> 03. Count Your Blessings<br /> 04. He&#8217;s Calling Me<br /> 05. 99 and A Half Won&#8217;t Do<br /> 06. Almighty God Mighty God<br /> 07. I Can&#8217;t Thank Him Enough<br /> 08. So Good To Me<br /> 09. Glory Glory Hallelujah<br /> 10. He&#8217;s Mine<br /> 11. I Know I&#8217;ve Been&nbsp;Changed </p> The Como Mamas Daptone Daptone Records Mon, 22 May 2017 15:29:10 +0000 Dylan Pasture 157758 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Coyote Records premieres Drain, debut EP from Jamaica-Miami producer Marks 2017-05-22T10:02:49-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/coyote-records-premieres-drain-debut-ep-jamaica-miami-producer-marks?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/marks2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="1412" /> <p>Googling &#8220;dubtrap&#8221; to see if some reaching writer or keyword-savvy publicist has coined the phrase as a microgenre unzips many a body-bag of the Soundcloud era. Liquid pools at the epicenter of the virtual morgue&#8217;s floor, as if the room itself were a sink. The mortician <a href="https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/coyoterecords120417">rinse</a>s digital hands at the digital sink; water mostly, autopsy funked, but still the stuff of life&#8230;life on Earth at least. But what&nbsp;about&#8230;below?</p> <p>On June 16, UK label <a href=&#8221;http://coyoterecordsuk.bigcartel.com/&#8217;>Coyote Records</a> will release <em>Drain</em>, the debut EP by Marks, a Miami producer by way of Jamaica, whose dripping beats evoke subterranean cinema scoring as much as they do the low-end inclinations of his former and current home-basses. Legend has it that the label discovered the artist by stumbling across his Soundcloud page, where they found the bloodied remnants of time spent on the Jamaican mixtape trade, its subdued resonance turned violently tense by culture shock&#8230;like <em>Silent Hill</em> samples suddenly gnashing at the throats of the drums they were chopped to&nbsp;accompany. </p> <p><em>Horrific</em> in the best sense possible, Marks&#8217; <cite>Drain</cite> streams in its entirety down below. You can also pick up the entire EP on digital and limited tape run <a href="http://smarturl.it/MarksDrain">right here</a>&#8230;if you think you&#8217;ve got the stomach for&nbsp;it.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/323900050%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-KfA5k&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><cite>Drain</cite> EP&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Drain<br /> 02. South Cold<br /> 03. Lantern<br /> 04. Dash<br /> 05. Drain (Spokes&nbsp;Remix)</p> Marks Coyote Records Mon, 22 May 2017 14:02:48 +0000 Samuel Diamond 157735 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Actress announces precious few US summer dates, including MoMa PS1 Warmup peformance, synthetic and organic hands applaud wildly! 2017-05-19T15:36:41-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/actress-announces-precious-few-us-summer-dates-including-moma-ps1-warmup-peformance?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1705/img_9719-1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="1120" /> <p>If I was a &#8220;reclusive, London-based, avant-garde club producer&#8221; like Actress&#8217;s Darren Cunningham, I tell you what I&#8217;d do: I&#8217;d STAY THE FUCK IN LONDON and <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/actress-azd">occasionally put out new albums</a> of avant-garde club&nbsp;music. </p> <p>I wouldn&#8217;t leave my badass little studio&#8230;I wouldn&#8217;t leave comfy London&#8230;And I <em>certainly</em> leave the friggin&#8217; U.K. entirely and head across the pond to those huge, sprawling, messy, gnarly &#8220;United States&#8221; to perform in public! (I mean, c&#8217;mon now: that&#8217;s literally the <em>opposite</em> of being a&nbsp;recluse!) </p> <p>Luckily, Cunningham isn&#8217;t me. And in the wake of last month&#8217;s <cite>AZD</cite> album (<a href=" https://actress.bandcamp.com/album/azd">out now</a> on the Ninja Tune label, ya know), he&#8217;s apparently ALL ABOUT stepping out to warmly greet — and possibly even intimately embrace! — <b>every last one</b> of his legions of American fans, no matter how talkative, dirty, rabid, politically-backward, or contagious-with-pink-eye he or she might&nbsp;be!</p> <p>Uh&#8230;except&#8230;well, he&#8217;s still not much of a &#8220;people-person,&#8221; so, when I say he&#8217;s &#8220;all about&#8221; it, I mean that he&#8217;s playing precisely four shows; one on each coast, and two in the middle of the&nbsp;place. </p> <p>Buuuut&#8230;one of them is <em>totally</em> at MoMa PS1 for their &#8220;emerging artist&#8221; series <a href="https://www.moma.org/calendar/programs/104">WarmUp</a>, though! Which is pretty fitting, since he&#8217;s sorta literally-emerging from his fortress of solitude to perform over here, right?! (Hey, I&#8217;m doing the best I can&nbsp;here.) </p> <p>Anyway, look: just listen to <cite>AZD</cite> album-cut &#8220;Dancing in the Smoke&#8221; and be grateful this is happening, okay? Especially if you live anywhere near Detroit, Chicago, New York, or Seattle. Besides; I mean, everyone in this country lives <em>kinda</em> close to one of those places&#8230;don&#8217;t they? I said: DON&#8217;T&nbsp;THEY?!?</p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6wTUQXiLV-Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The British&nbsp;Invasion:</p> <p>08.23.17 - Seattle, WA - Kremwerk<br /> 08.24.17 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle<br /> 08.25.17 - Detroit, MI - El Club<br /> 08.26.17 - New York, NY - MoMa&nbsp;PS1 </p> Actress Ninja Tune Fri, 19 May 2017 19:36:41 +0000 Dan Smart 157719 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com