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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 Danish producers Why Be and Backtearer share new collaborative mixtape on Janus 2017-09-19T09:59:24-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/danish-producers-why-be-and-backtearer-share-new-collaborative-mixtape-janus?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/634457483064_t35267187010054.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="600" height="600" /> <p><em>BOING&#8230;</em></p> <p><em>BOING&#8230;</em> </p> <p>Can you hear that? The bells are chiming. The thurible swings back and forth. The mass is back in session. There must be a new holy new mixtape out now on Berlin&#8217;s venerable <a href="http://janusberlin.com/">Janus</a> label. And this time, the celebrants are the pair of stellar Danish producers Why Be and&nbsp;Beacktearer.</p> <p>It&#8217;s no secret that we&#8217;ve been worshipers of Why Be and Backtearer for a little while now. Both Why Be&#8217;s <em><a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/why-be-snipestreet">Snipestreet</a></em> and Backtearer&#8217;s <em><a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/backtearer-swear">Swear</a></em> impressed us in 2015, and since then, these two have popped up on amazing mixes and records with the likes of Elysia Crampton, Chino Amobi, Rabit and many more. Pretty heavenly company all around,&nbsp;no? </p> <p>And now the blessings continue with the <cite>dc</cite> mixtape, which Janus describes as &#8220;an oneiric suite, moving through expressive registers alternately liturgical, pastoral, and diaristic.&#8221; Though the two international producers have joined forces before on &#8220;Freedom Amph,&#8221; a track off <em>Swear,</em> this EP marks their first complete collaborative project (the cover art was also contributed by none other than TMT-crush Chino Amobi). Setting aside the caustic club sounds they both frequent, <em>dc</em> consists of one 15-minute composite suite of elevatory, processional ambient music. It&#8217;s as beautiful and as beatless as either artist has ever&nbsp;been.</p> <p>Stream the that angelic mix of beautiful, beatless hymns for yourself down below. And of course, you can <a href="https://boomkat.com/products/dc-0cb25ddc-5473-49a8-9bbf-ba1b9bc61961">capture it forever on vinyl</a>,&nbsp;too. </p> <p>The mass is now ended. Go in&nbsp;peace.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="460" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/342784933&amp;color=%23ff5500&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>dc</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>o1.&nbsp;dc</p> Backtearer Chino Amboi Why Be Janus YYAA Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:59:24 +0000 E. Fosl 159480 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Yves Tumor signs to Warp and surprise-releases new album Experiencing The Deposit Of Faith; can I get an “Amen?” 2017-09-18T14:38:47-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/yves-tumor-signs-warp-and-surprise-releases-new-album-experiencing-deposit-faith?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/yves-tumor-_-2_wide-5b136df41dff4a30575095f266253e18f7890438_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="504" /> <p>Dude. Mondays can be <em>rough shits</em>, can&#8217;t they?&#8230;Especially when you take that first sip of freshly brewed drip coffee in the morning only to realize that you accidentally ground-up a bunch of Cocoa Puffs instead of coffee beans&nbsp;(again). </p> <p>Luckily, Turin-based, Tennessee-born musician Sean Bowie — a.k.a. Yves Tumor — a.k.a. the world&#8217;s &#8220;grooviest&#8221; ambient artist — has your groggy ass covered this afternoon with with not one <em>but TWO</em> exciting announcements guaran-damn-teed to get your blood pumping and your pupils&nbsp;dilating. </p> <p>First, turns out he has just recently unleashed an entire new digital album into the world! It&#8217;s called <cite>Experiencing the Deposit of Faith</cite>, and its twelve tracks of alternatingly ethereal and funky mood-elevators collectively represent the follow-up to last year&#8217;s <a href="http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2016-favorite-50-music-releases?page=3">not-UN-awesome</a> album <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/yves-tumor-serpent-music"><cite>Serpent Music</cite></a>. If, like me, you&#8217;re still in need of a one or a dozen quick pick-me-ups at this point in the day, you&#8217;re in luck: you can stream the whole damn thing down below and download it now <a href="https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy76z66fl">right over here</a>. Seriously. Gratification doesn&#8217;t <em>get</em> much more instant than&nbsp;that. </p> <p>Second, as <a href="http://www.factmag.com/2017/09/15/yves-tumor-warp-records-album-stream-experiencing-deposit-faith/">FACT</a> reports, Bowie has also apparently signed with the one and only Warp label for the foreseeable future! The announcement was revealed via <a href="https://twitter.com/YvesTumor/status/908710882733121536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&amp;ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.factmag.com%2F2017%2F09%2F15%2Fyves-tumor-warp-records-album-stream-experiencing-deposit-faith%2F">this tour announcement</a> on Twitter. No word on his first official release for those prestigious purveyors of next-level ambient and electronica as of yet, but perhaps we&#8217;ll see some previews at this some of this fall&#8217;s festival&nbsp;appearances??? </p> <p>Either way, I don&#8217;t know about you, but <em>just thinking about</em> what&#8217;s in store is going to keep me wide-the-fuck-awake for quite some time. Maybe <em>too</em> awake. Like: I gotta <em>Jazzercise</em> some of these feelings out. And&nbsp;soon.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/AdLu3iJMTt">https://t.co/AdLu3iJMTt</a> <a href="https://t.co/CAwUvKT93d">pic.twitter.com/CAwUvKT93d</a></p> <p>&mdash; Yves Tumor (@YvesTumor) <a href="https://twitter.com/YvesTumor/status/908710882733121536">September 15,&nbsp;2017</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p> <iframe width="100%" height="460" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/342098445&amp;color=%23ff5500&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>Experiencing the Deposit of Faith</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Synecdoche<br /> 02. Ayxita, Wake Up<br /> 03. E. Eternal<br /> 04. My Nose My Lips Your Head Shape<br /> 05. Anya&#8217;s Loop<br /> 06. Dry Guillotine<br /> 07. AfricaAshes<br /> 08. Groan<br /> 09. Prosperity Awareness<br /> 10. Paigon Hunting<br /> 11. Conflict Of Interest<br /> 12. Love Is The&nbsp;Law</p> <p>Yves Tumor&nbsp;dates:</p> <p>10.06.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar<br /> 10.10.17 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall<br /> 10.12.17 - Los Angeles, CA - RBMA Festival*<br /> 10.14.17 - Miami, FL - III Points Festival*<br /> 10.18.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*<br /> 10.20.17 - Detroit, MI - El Club<br /> 10.21.17 - Iowa City, IA - Witching Hour Festival<br /> 11.03.17 - Torino, IT - Club To Club Festival*<br /> 11.12.17 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who?&nbsp;Festival</p> <p>*featuring live production by Taran Allen and Ezra&nbsp;Miller</p> Yves Tumor Warp Records Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:31:46 +0000 Dan Smart 159483 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Gunn-Truscinski Duo return with Bay Headon Three Lobed Recordings 2017-09-18T12:27:23-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/gunn-truscinski-duo-return-bay-head-three-lobed-recordings?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/gunn-truscinski-schwentker.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p>From three to three hundred, the number of musicians playing within an ensemble can dictate the music, mood, passion, power, and temperamental-ness of lunch orders drastically. There is something so pure about a duo, however. Not having a third, fourth, or 299th person throwing a volatile opinion into the work, we are often blessed with an imaginative mix created by two talented souls. Batman + Robin, peanut butter + jelly, Gwyneth Paltrow + Huey Lewis in that <a href="http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?s=&amp;Movie=61135">goddamn awful karaoke flick</a>…some things are just meant to go together as&nbsp;duos! </p> <p>And some singletons make any duo perfect. Case in point: wethinks any pairing involving either guitarist extraordinaire <a href="http://www.steve-gunn.com/">Steve Gunn</a> or rhythm ace <a href="https://www.discogs.com/artist/825048-John-Truscinski">John Truscinski</a> would produce world-beating results. But pairing them together is an embarrassment of musical riches. The tandem will release its new record, <cite>Bay Head</cite> November 3 on <a href="http://threelobed.com/tlr/">Three Lobed Recordings</a>. </p> <p><cite>Bay Head</cite> is the third Gunn-Truscinski Duo album and latest since 2012’s outstanding <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/steve-gunn-john-truscinski-duo-ocean-parkway">Ocean Parkway</a>. Although not out until the beginning of November, you can listen to the shuffling, joyful romp of “Flood and Fire” (flood + fire = yet another duo) down below. You can also pre-order the album on the classic duo of LP + digital <a href="https://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/bay-head">here</a>. After that, check out the five duos-worth of songs comprising the full album&#8217;s tracklist, as well as a half-duo&#8217;s worth of solo <a href="https://www.facebook.com/therealstevegunn">Gunn</a> tour dates. 2&nbsp;Cool.</p> <p><iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 470px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2574582657/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/bay-head">Bay Head by Gunn-Truscinski&nbsp;Duo</a></iframe></p> <p><cite>Bay Head</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Road Bells<br /> 02. Seagull for Chuck Berry<br /> 03. Quiet Storm (Taksim III)<br /> 04. Sugar<br /> 05. EIP<br /> 06. Shell<br /> 07. Some Lunar Day<br /> 08. Flood and Fire<br /> 09. Gunter<br /> 10.&nbsp;Coral</p> <p>Steve Gunn&nbsp;live:</p> <p>09.23.17 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live&nbsp;Philadelphia</p> Gunn-Truscinski Duo John Truscinski Steve Gunn Three Lobed Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:27:00 +0000 David Nadelle 159459 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Traxman envisions new Tekvision LP on TEKLIFE (can probably see into the future as well) 2017-09-18T10:18:15-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/traxman-announces-new-tekvision-lp-teklife?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/traxman-by-wills-glasspiegel.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="597" /> <p>It&#8217;s essentially a kung-fu movie archetype: the arrogant, young fighter arrives on the scene thinking that he (well, typically &#8220;he&#8221;) has all of the answers and that he can kick anyone&#8217;s ass basically by virtue of an inherent gift. Not long after, some elder and experienced <em>mastah</em> appears in order to humble the brash individual by means of a very physical reality&nbsp;check. </p> <p>Now, just imagine your average recent convert to footwork as the young fighter about to get <em>schooled</em>, and you&#8217;ve got a decent analogy for what&#8217;s about to happen when the one and only <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/artists/traxman">Traxman</a> reappears with a new full-length album, just as some rising TEKLIFE stars are <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/dj-manny-announces-greenlight-lp-teklife">starting to make</a> distributive names for themselves. You might <em>THINK</em> know something about the footwork sound if you&#8217;ve heard Taso or DJ Manny. But YOU KNOW NOTHING absent a track from Traxman entering your earholes, shaving your head, and dressing you in a robe that keeps the one arm <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasaya_(clothing)">perpetually cool</a>.</p> <p>Traxman&#8217;s newest ceremonial beatdown is called <cite>Tekvision</cite>, and it&#8217;s out November 3 on the increasingly busy TEKLIFE Records (here&#8217;s where you can pre-order the <a href="https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/traxman-tekvision">limited edition vinyl</a>). In terms of well-marketed full-length albums, it follows most recently 2014&#8217;s <cite>Da Mind of Traxman Vol 2</cite>. Unsurprisingly, this new one promises more of the masterful MPC technique that earned the Chicago native his legendary reputation in the first place, and on the sample track &#8220;Be Gagen (feat. DJ Earl)&#8221; (listenable below), the drums and synth rule with the cool, iron fist of relative minimalism. Let&#8217;s face it: you don&#8217;t have to be a particularly showy producer when you&#8217;ve got the <em>skills.</em></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="460" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/342295199&amp;color=%23ff5500&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>Tekvision</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Be Gagen (Feat DJ Earl)<br /> 02. Drop It Down<br /> 03. Control Ya Bitchezzz<br /> 04. Gone Girl<br /> 05. Tone Deaf<br /> 06. Let Me Get Up<br /> 07. Twist Da Party Out<br /> 08. Whop&nbsp;Line</p> DJ Earl Traxman Teklife Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:18:14 +0000 Mike Reid 159436 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com I can’t think of any title for this article about King Krule’s new album The OOZ that doesn’t invoke the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. 2017-09-15T15:39:49-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/king-krule-announces-new-album-ooz-shares-video-dum-surfer?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/king_krule_credit_frank_lebon-copy-1200x788-537x353.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="537" height="353" /> <p>Archy Marshall, owner of a voice that would make gravel <em>itself</em> weep, has unveiled his latest album as King Krule. Weighing in at a hefty 19 tracks, <cite>The OOZ</cite> is out October 13 via True Panther Sounds in North America and XL Recordings in Europe, and will be the first King Krule album since 2013&#8217;s <cite>Six Feet Beneath the Moon</cite>.</p> <p>If that weren&#8217;t king-kool enough, the announcement of <cite>The OOZ</cite> comes to us accompanied by a video for a great cut off the album, &#8220;Dum Surfer.&#8221; In the 2Spooky4U clip, Marshall rolls on a gurney right into a gig at an off-brand <cite>Twin Peaks</cite> Roadhouse. There, he and his band of undead ghouls rock and/or roll through &#8220;Dum Surfer&#8221; for a bunch of unsavory and sweaty-looking characters (I didn&#8217;t see James and Freddy anywhere, but the Fireman might&#8217;ve been diggin&#8217; on it in the back?)&#8230;Idk, music videos are <em>weird</em>, right? I&#8217;m sure it&#8217;s all a <em>really</em> compelling metaphor when you sit down and think about it. Whatever, like I said, the song is&nbsp;great! </p> <p>Don&#8217;t take my word for it though. Watch the video for &#8220;Dum Surfer&#8221; down below, and find out <a href="http://oi60.tinypic.com/bgtfnb.jpg">the secret</a> of <cite>The OOZ</cite> for yourself when the album comes out on October 13. You can pre-order and pre-save (&#8220;pre-saving&#8221; is apparently a thing now) the album <a href="http://smarturl.it/theooz">here</a>. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/K5-f1Bnltu8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/king_krule_the_ooz_cover-2-537x537.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>The OOZ</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Biscuit Town<br /> 02. The Locomotive<br /> 03. Dum Surfer<br /> 04. Slush Puppy<br /> 05. Bermondsey Bosom (Left)<br /> 06. Logos<br /> 07. Sublunary<br /> 08. Lonely Blue<br /> 09. Cadet Limbo<br /> 10. Emergency Blimp<br /> 11. Czech One<br /> 12. (A Slide In) New Drugs<br /> 13. Vidual<br /> 14. Bermondsey Bosom (Right)<br /> 15. Half Man Half Shark<br /> 16. The Cadet Leaps<br /> 17. The Ooz<br /> 18. Midnight 01(Deep Sea Diver)<br /> 19. La&nbsp;Lune</p> King Krule True Panther Sounds XL Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:39:49 +0000 Jeremy Klein 159423 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Ryan Power uses his…power of avant-pop songwriting for good on forthcoming double LP, shares single “Empty the Jewels” 2017-09-15T22:27:47-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/ryan-power-announces-they-sell-doomsday-shares-single-empty-jewels?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/fullsizerender.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="1195" /> <p>When it comes to songwriting there&#8217;s three ways to do things: the right way, the wrong way, and the <em>Ryan Power Way</em>. And <em>no</em>, that last one <em>isn&#8217;t</em> just &#8220;the wrong way but faster.&#8221; How <em>dare</em> you!? <strong>Get off of this web&nbsp;page!</strong></p> <p><img width="100%" src="https://media.giphy.com/media/3AhMcHFwm50cw/giphy.gif" /></p> <p>Now, Ryan Power is a reasonable man, and he knows that you need a melodic foundation in order to write something that can even be considered <em>close</em> to something resembling a pop song. But, contrary to popular belief, Ryan Power <em>also</em> knows that there are <em>literally</em> zero rules when it comes to writing music. (Just take a listen to some of the stuff we write about on TMT, amirite???) Case in point: Power&#8217;s upcoming <cite>They Sell Doomsday</cite>, an album that delights in dragging pop about as far &#8220;out-there&#8221; as it can get away&nbsp;with.</p> <p>A double album (and Power&#8217;s seventh album overall), <cite>They Sell Doomsday</cite> is unpredictable through and through. Grounded in melody by Power&#8217;s prominent, smooth, tender jazz guitar; it&#8217;s fifteen tracks seamlessly integrate more &#8220;weird&#8221; elements such as out-of-tune, warbly synths, dancefloor-esque drum machines, pitch-shifted vocals, and mid-song tempo changes. At times, songs can feel more like funhouse mirror reflections of pop music as we know it here in the non-disturbingly <a href="https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ed/e2/91/ede29199aa3e152e13bf07678cacee2c--county-fair-mirror-mirror.jpg">long torso-ed</a> world. It&#8217;s truly a trick that only an artist this far into his career — and as assured in his talents to craft compelling music as Power is — could pull&nbsp;off.</p> <p><cite>They Sell Doomsday</cite> is out October 20 via NNA Tapes, in all of its double-LP glory, but you can pre-order the album from NNA <a href="http://nnatapes.com/available-releases/ryan-power-they-sell-doomsday">here</a> right now (if you hurry, the first 100 double-LP orders will come on on opaque purple and green vinyl!) But first, listen to first single &#8220;Empty the Jewels,&#8221; and check out a trailer for the album (as well as its art and full tracklisting) down&nbsp;below. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335000606&amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Au391LWhoaY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3494403987_10.jpg" /></p> <p><cite>They Sell Doomsday</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Editor in Chief<br /> 02. The Cavalry<br /> 03. They Sell Doomsday<br /> 04. In a Tizzy<br /> 05. Pilot to Moth<br /> 06. Don’t Mention it<br /> 07. Give it a Rest<br /> 08. Issues<br /> 09. Empty the Jewels<br /> 10. Yer Not Doin’ What You Should<br /> 11. Via Media<br /> 12. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely<br /> 13. Lone Wolf Cry<br /> 14. Lazy About Love<br /> 15. Wooly&nbsp;Minded</p> Ryan Power NNA Tapes Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:51:15 +0000 Jeremy Klein 159441 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com John Wiese practices free speech on Escaped Language, announces Zola Jesus support dates 2017-09-15T12:19:19-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/john-wieses-practices-free-speech-escaped-language-announces-zola-jesus-support-dates?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/0000544415_10.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="598" /> <p>Gang mentality or strength in numbers is a most popular practice and for good reason. However, as great as the pull of belonging to (and getting protection from) the collective is, there is also a joyous sense of freedom that comes from doing your own thing&#8230;<em>if</em> you can pull it off. Since, idk, FOREVER (or at least a couple of decades), <a href="http://www.john-wiese.com/">John Wiese</a> has been &#8220;doing his own thing,&#8221; and in ways others can only dream of pulling off. It is a testament to Wiese’s vision that his life plays out away from conventional “bands,” making music that is always uneasy, instinctual, and sonically challenging, on his own&nbsp;terms.</p> <p><a href="https://johnwiese.bandcamp.com/">Wiese’s</a> latest exercise in forward-thinking free improv, the one-sided, one-song record <cite>Escaped Language</cite>, is coming out September 20 on <a href="http://www.gilgongorecords.com/">Gilgongo Records</a>. Recorded during <a href="http://www.inagrm.com/">Ina/GRM&#8217;s</a> 2016 <a href="http://www.inagrm.com/accueil/concerts/pr%C3%A9sences-%C3%A9lectronique">Présences Électronique Festival</a> in Paris, <cite>Escaped Language</cite> is a contrasting mind trip to the 2015 collab-heavy <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/john-wiese-deviate-from-balance"><cite>Deviate From Balance</cite></a> — in that it is a 100% solo-assembled rumination, offering proof that, yup, often the best thing to be is to be a Gang of&nbsp;One.</p> <p>Btw — record release day is also tour start day for Wiese, as he will embark on an extended set of dates opening for the ever-engrossing <a href="http://www.zolajesus.com/">Zola Jesus</a>, beginning in L.A. at the Regent Theater on September 20. This tour (dates below) is something of an unconventional music fan’s wet dream, as both musicians have new albums out, and are never less than riveting live. So: see you out there, my fellow gangs of&nbsp;one!</p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tJFh3GbM9xo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/a3718219176_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p>Sprawling <cite>Escaped Language</cite>&nbsp;tracklist:</p> <p>01. Escaped&nbsp;Language</p> <p>Live&nbsp;Wiese:</p> <p>09.20.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater *<br /> 09.21.17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *<br /> 09.22.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *<br /> 09.23.17 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *<br /> 09.25.17 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater *<br /> 09.26.17 - Austin, TX - The North Door *<br /> 09.27.17 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia *<br /> 09.28.17 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 *<br /> 09.29.17 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight *<br /> 09.30.17 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *<br /> 10.01.17 - Boston, MA - ICA *<br /> 10.03.17 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA *<br /> 10.04.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade *<br /> 10.06.17 - Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall *<br /> 10.07.17 - Detroit, MI - Assemble Sound *<br /> 10.08.17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *<br /> 10.09.17 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater *<br /> 10.10.17 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Hall *<br /> 10.11.17 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room *<br /> 10.13.17 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall *<br /> 10.14.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *<br /> 10.16.17 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club *<br /> 10.17.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *<br /> 10.19.17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *<br /> 10.20.17 - Portland, OR - The Old Church *<br /> 10.27-11.05-17 - Acra, NY - Wave Farm (Wave Farm Residency)<br /> 11.07-11.17.17 - St. Louis, MO - TBA (New Music Circle Residency)<br /> 11.18.17 - Chicago, IL - Lampo at The Graham&nbsp;Foundation</p> <p>* Zola&nbsp;Jesus</p> John Wiese Gilgongo Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:19:19 +0000 David Nadelle 159261 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Howard Ivans (former Gayngs and The Rosebuds) to release debut album next week, premieres video for “Jump In” today 2017-09-15T10:19:48-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/howard-ivans-former-gayngs-and-rosebuds-release-debut-album-next-week-premieres-video-jump-toda?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/howardivans_press03.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="597" /> <p>It has been approximately three years and seven years respectively since we last heard from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialhowardivans/">Ivan Howard</a>, via his involvements in long-standing pop duo <a href="http://therosebuds.com/">The Rosebuds</a> and extended soft-rock supergroup <a href="https://gayngs.bandcamp.com/">Gayngs</a>. Back in 2014, we were a socially-conscious world fixated on combating ALS by pouring ice-cold water over our heads and raising awareness for men’s health issues by growing hair on our upper lips. In 2010 coffee was only $2.65 a cup! Ah, what times to be&nbsp;alive!</p> <p>Surely Howard knows that changing your name across your career can greatly hurt your marketability, but he obviously gives no more than precisely <em>two shits</em> about that conventional exchange thinking. And, really, his musical solo alias isn’t a far stretch from what he is called in the day-to-day. In 2013, as <a href="https://www.howardivans.com/">Howard Ivans</a>, Ivan Howard released the soulful footstomper “Red Face Boy”/“Pillows” single on <a href="http://spacebombrecords.com/">Spacebomb Records</a>. Now, Ivans —or &#8220;Howard,&#8221; or <em>whateverya</em> wanna call him — has resurfaced to release his debut full length on September&nbsp;22. </p> <p>Co-produced by Spacebomb’s Trey Pollard and Cameron Ralston and featuring (in addition to the considerable talents of <a href="https://twitter.com/ivanrosebud">Ivans</a>) the Spacebomb house band, <cite>Beautiful Tired Bodies</cite> will be released by, you guessed it, <a href="http://spacebombrecords.com/artists/howard-ivans">Spacebomb</a>. And it&#8217;s available for pre-order <a href="http://smarturl.it/HowardIvansBTB">now</a> on CD, DL, and as a limited-edition-of-100, metallic gold vinyl with an exclusive print designed by Spacebomb art director Travis&nbsp;Robertson. </p> <p>And before you acquaint (and/or reacquaint) yourselves with the already-released <cite>Beautiful Tired Bodies</cite> tracks <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcZS1F-YJo8">“Denise,”</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ptZ1MAonQg">“King of Careless,”</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkOHRIwaLk">“Come On,”</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTyKh4Oj5wo">“Back to the Life,”</a> clickity-click &#8220;play&#8221; on our EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE of the video for Ivans’ smoove sophisticated “Jump In” down below. If you thought your clever “YOU SUCK!” sticky note message left on a co-workers cubicle wall was the poop, “Jump In” director Tony Forgey has you beat by a fairly wide margin with his ultra-creative,&nbsp;Post-it-note-eye-extravaganza. </p> <p>Sincerely,<br /> Nadelle Davids, Mix Tapes&nbsp;Tinys</p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/k-p45pudkV4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/sb011.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p>A beautiful, tired&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Denise<br /> 02. King of Careless<br /> 03. Jump In<br /> 04. Idle Lights<br /> 05. Come On<br /> 06. Back to the Life<br /> 07. Second Spring<br /> 08. Supersonic Love<br /> 09. Keep Breaking It Down<br /> 10. They Don’t Know How It&nbsp;Feels</p> <p>Some tired, beautiful tour&nbsp;dates:</p> <p>09.22.17 - Portland, OR - The Fremont Theater<br /> 09.23.17 - Portland, OR - Music Millennium (in-store performance)<br /> 10.06.17 - London, England - Barbican Hall #<br /> 11.14.17 - Arlington, VA - Galaxy Hut $<br /> 11.15.17 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House %<br /> 11.16.17 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle<br /> 11.17.17 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle<br /> 11.18.17 - Wilmington, NC - Bourgie&nbsp;Nights</p> <p># A Spacebomb Revue starring The Spacebomb House Band and hosted by Matthew E. White. Featuring Natalie Prass, Slow Club, Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Bedouine, Cocoon, Georgie, Foxygen, Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale), Howard Ivans<br /> $ w/Machine Drift, Teething Veils<br /> %&nbsp;w/Bedouine</p> Howard Ivans Spacebomb Records Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:15:36 +0000 David Nadelle 159451 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Weyes Blood sneaks off with Sub Pop for forthcoming album, bunks (platonically) with Father John Misty on fall tour in the meantime 2017-09-14T15:28:42-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/weyes-blood-signs-sub-pop-2018-label-debut-supports-father-john-misty-fall-tour?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/a001_c026_07100v.0000256.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="504" /> <p><cite>Front Row Seat to Earth</cite>, the latest album from Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood, came out <a href="https://weyesblood.bandcamp.com/album/front-row-seat-to-earth">not so long ago</a>, and followers of the Los Angeles-based folk artist may recall the official video for the track, &#8220;Do You Need My Love.&#8221; The first half of the video has a ton of deliberately awkward staring between these characters living in the woods, and the overall video ends with those characters (+1 bear) getting alcohol-wasted and ultimately &#8220;going away together,&#8221; via a seemingly anachronistic mode of&nbsp;transportation. </p> <p>At the time, the video played-out as a mere calling card of Mering&#8217;s subtle brand of whimsy, but right about now, the damn thing smacks of <em>PROPHECY</em>: because Weyes Blood and Sub Pop, after <em><b>oh so</b> lovingly</em> staring into one another&#8217;s eyes for an equally-uncomfortable amount of time, have apparently just run off into the woods&nbsp;together!</p> <p>Huh. Well, I guess this sudden elopement would certainly explain the <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/weyes-blood-announces-tour-father-john-mistys-mustache">upcoming tour</a> on which she&#8217;ll serve as musical support for newfound labelmate, Father John Misty. (BTW, here&#8217;s a photo of Father John Misty <a href="https://www.readdork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Father-John-Misty-Feb-2017.jpg">staring at you</a>.)</p> <p>Weyes Blood&#8217;s new romance with Sub Pop follows a longstanding relationship with the Mexican Summer label, which sponsored her debut album <cite><a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/weyes-blood-the-innocents">The Innocents</a></cite>, plus a few other releases and a 7-inch — which <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/listen-weyes-blood-certain-kind-b-w-everybodys-talkin">came out</a> just last week — featuring covers of two tracks from Soft Machine and Fred Neil (who were apparently pretty big influences as Mering&#8217;s own nostalgic-yet-eclectic sound)! But, heck, I guess the kids move pretty fast these days, don&#8217;t&nbsp;they? </p> <p>(Speaking of which, a press release says to expect her Sub Pop debut album in 2018. So&#8230;does this mean we need to start planning a baby shower <em>already</em>!?!)</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ml_sZOWY6yU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="630" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ir3_z9KCmnw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>&#8216;</p> <p>Weyes Blood on the&nbsp;tracks:</p> <p>09.14.17 – Boston, MA – The Institute of Contemporary Art<br /> 09.18.17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 09.19.17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *<br /> 09.20.17 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre *<br /> 09.21.17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium<br /> 09.22.17 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House *<br /> 09.23.17 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre *<br /> 09.25.17 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *<br /> 09.26.17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 09.27.17 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 09.29.17 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 09.30.17 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory *<br /> 10.01.17 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *<br /> 10.02.17 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall *<br /> 10.04.17 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre *<br /> 10.05.17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *<br /> 10.06.17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 10.11.17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre *<br /> 10.12.17 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *<br /> 10.13.17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *<br /> 10.14.17 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona *<br /> 10.15.17 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze<br /> 11.01.17 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall *<br /> 11.02.17 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy *<br /> 11.04.17 – Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 11.05.17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 11.07.17 – London,UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo * [SOLD OUT]<br /> 11.08.17 – London, UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *<br /> 11.09.17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome *<br /> 11.11.17 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon *<br /> 11.12.17 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique *<br /> 11.13.17 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg *<br /> 11.14.17 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s *<br /> 11.16.17 – Milan, IT – Fabrique *<br /> 11.18.17 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz *<br /> 11.19.17 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera *<br /> 11.20.17 – Lisbon, PT – Coliseu dos Recreios&nbsp;*</p> <p>* Father John&nbsp;Misty</p> Father John Misty Weyes Blood Sub Pop Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:21:23 +0000 Mike Reid 159394 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Emo Kid announces Gqomtera EP, premieres new single “Digital Response” 2017-09-14T12:44:23-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/emo-kid-announces-gqomtera-ep-premieres-new-single-digital-response?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/emo_kid_capture.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="505" /> <p>The explosion of international interest in Gqom, a pumped-up style of South African dance music with ancestry to house, has yielded increased exposure to the subgenres and individual styles of Durban&#8217;s premiere producers. <a href="https://soundcloud.com/gqomu">Gqom Oh!</a> — via Italy and the UK — is one of the first labels to press records of various South African house styles for European club heads. In their relatively brief existence, they&#8217;ve already given a dedicated platform to some of the genres biggest stars — like DJ Lag, Dominowe, TLC Fam — and now, Emo Kid (from Inanda, in the Etafuleni area township of Durban), with his first vinyl EP <cite>Gqomtera. </cite></p> <p>And while Emo Kid had tracks on early <a href="https://gqomoh.bandcamp.com/album/gqom-oh-the-sound-of-durban">Gqom Oh!</a> label compilations, the 23 year-old producer claims he intended this eight track EP to serve as a comprehensive overview of the Sgubhu sound — a &#8220;Durban journey&#8221; — adding Emo Kid&#8217;s signature flavor to the genre&#8217;s familiar, hard-hitting rhythms. The bouncy &#8220;Digital Response (feat. BlaqChild)&#8221; is an excellent introduction; full of forward momentum, the track accumulates layers slowly, adding chattering vocals, a repetitive, needly synth, and fat bass over a syncopated 4 to the floor rhythm. Pre-order <cite>Gqomter</cite> from <a href="https://gqomoh.bandcamp.com/album/gqomtera-ep">Gqom Oh!</a> in advance of its September 27 release date, then stream &#8220;Digital Response&#8221; and check out the album&#8217;s highly informative video trailer down&nbsp;below. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/342306982%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-w9P99&amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OlpmmGSPvKo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1709/a0245090124_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Gqomtera</cite> EP&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Emo Kid, WorstHood, TLC Fam - Asbambeki feat. WorstHood, Resto <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Ayanda (TLC Fam)<br /> 02. Futuristic Gqom<br /> 03. Insimbi Yase Dubane<br /> 04. Rains of Terror<br /> 05. Enkwarini 05:44<br /> 06. Ground Shaker<br /> 07. Digital Response feat. BlaqChild<br /> 08. Isukile feat.&nbsp;Mapopo</p> Emo Kid Gqom Oh! Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:38:13 +0000 Ross Devlin 159411 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com

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