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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 Future to tour the world on “The Future Hndrxx Tour” in the very near-future 2017-06-23T16:08:42-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/future-tour-world-future-hndrxx-tour?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/future-performs-staple-center-2016-billboard-1548.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="636" height="421" /> <p>In 2017, the presence of Future is near-ubiquitous. Check the charts: <em>Future</em>. Turn on the radio: <em>Future</em>. Watch Ellen: <a href="https://youtu.be/m__LqtJCGA0"><em>Future</em></a>. Go to bed: wake up to <em>Future</em>. Open your refrigerator: What are you doing, get your foot out of the potato salad, <em>Future</em>! Try to file a restraining order against Future because you swear he&#8217;s following you around, get laughed out of court because how or why would Future be stalking <em>you</em>, collapse outside your car and cry due to the combination of shame, sleep deprivation, and outright fear: <em>Future</em>. Yeah, that guy is definitely <em>everywhere</em>. And with the announcement of &#8220;The Future Hndrxx Tour,&#8221; Future&#8217;s stranglehold on 2017 is set to go&nbsp;worldwide.</p> <p>With two <em>Billbort Numbero Won</em> albums – <cite>FUTURE</cite> and <cite>HNDRXX</cite> – along with the massively successful &#8220;Nobody Safe Tour&#8221; under his belt, it makes sense that Future would want to combine all three entities into one super-duper successful Cronenbergian monstrosity with &#8220;The Future Hndrxx Tour.&#8221; This tour (which follows a whole bunch of US dates currently underway) will send Future to Europe, to Australia and New Zealand, to his first ever shows in Africa, and to a mysterious land known only as &#8220;Canada,&#8221; from July through&nbsp;October.</p> <p>Watch the video for &#8220;Mask Off,&#8221; check out all of Future&#8217;s upcoming tour dates, and of course, listen to Future say &#8220;NOBU&#8221; for 10 minutes, all down below. If you don&#8217;t think you&#8217;ll be able to make it to one of the several outdoor amphitheaters Future will be playing on this tour, you can always check him out THIS SATURDAY, June 25, when he performs live on the BET Awards. (See? <em>EVERYWHERE</em>!)</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GNxU7UMvH0k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xvZqHgFz51I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The Future Hndrxx&nbsp;Tour:</p> <p>06.23.17 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre<br /> 06.24.17 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion<br /> 06.27.17 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre<br /> 06.28.17 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion<br /> 06.29.17 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre<br /> 06.30.17 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena<br /> 07.08.17 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest<br /> 07.14.17 – Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock<br /> 07.21.17 – Maputo, Mozambique – Adil Water Park<br /> 07.22.17 – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Leaders Club<br /> 08.05.17 – Toronto, ON – Veld Music Festival<br /> 08.13.17 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre<br /> 08.14.17 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater<br /> 08.16.17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place<br /> 08.18.17 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at BJCC<br /> 08.19.17 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena<br /> 08.20.17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater<br /> 08.21.17 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena<br /> 08.23.17 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center<br /> 08.24.17 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall<br /> 08.26.17 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater<br /> 08.27.17 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena<br /> 09.16.17 – Queens, NY – The Meadows Music <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Arts Festival<br /> 09.17.17 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown<br /> 09.23.17 – Melbourne, AU – Listen Out Melbourne<br /> 09.24.17 – Perth, AU – Listen Out Perth<br /> 09.28.17 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena<br /> 09.30.17 – Sydney, AU – Listen out Sydney<br /> 10.01.17 – Brisbane, AU – Listen Out Brisbane<br /> 10.10.17 – Trondheim, Norway- UKA-17<br /> 10.11.17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet<br /> 10.12.17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Valby-Hallen<br /> 10.13.17 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle<br /> 10.15.17 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium<br /> 10.16.17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live<br /> 10.17.17 – Paris, France – Zenith<br /> 10.18.17 – Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle<br /> 10.20.17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy<br /> 10.22.17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham<br /> 10.23.17 – London, UK – The O2&nbsp;Arena</p> Future Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:08:42 +0000 Jeremy Klein 158197 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Bill Orcutt destandardizes the standards on forthcoming self-titled solo electric album, premieres video for “The World Without Me” 2017-06-23T12:42:16-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/bill-orcutt-destandardizes-standards-forthcoming-self-titled-solo-electric-album-premieres-vide?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/bill.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="598" /> <p>Far be it from me to complain about the uncomplainable (no, I&#8217;m not talking about <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Uncomplainable">meth</a>), but when did bombardment-by-abhorrent-cover-version become standard practice in supermarkets? Nickelback doing Queen, Nickelback doing Metallica, Nickelback doing Nickelback&#8230;it&#8217;s enough to make one pine for the freewheeling harum-scarum days when Muzak ruled the grocery aisles with breezy renditions of &#8220;Ebony and Ivory&#8221; and &#8220;Joy to the&nbsp;World.&#8221;</p> <p>Of course, for every piss artist taking liberties, there is another taking new arrangements of classics into endlessly interesting sound vistas. Ex-Harry Pussy fuckologist-turned-guitariffic minstrel <a href="https://www.facebook.com/palilalia/">Bill Orcutt</a> — who already <a href="https://www.facebook.com/palilalia/">knows a thing or two</a> about impeccably-rendered cover versions — is about to issue his first solo <em>electric</em> studio album of historically-significant songbook-fuckology on June&nbsp;30. </p> <p>The self-titled <cite>Bill Orcutt</cite> will see release on his regular outlet, <a href="http://palilalia.com/">Palilalia</a>, and consists of ten tracks including choice covers (Ornette Coleman’s &#8220;Lonely Woman&#8221;), little known nuggets (&#8220;When You Wish Upon a Star,&#8221; &#8220;White Christmas,&#8221; &#8220;Star Spangled Banner&#8221;), and even a few original numbers (&#8220;The World Without Me,&#8221; &#8220;O&nbsp;Platitudes!&#8221;)</p> <p>Orcutt has been indulging his love of modern standards for a while now, but today, TMT is proud to premiere one of the album&#8217;s thoughtful, self-penned compositions. Take a gander and cock an ear at this gorgeous greyscale video for &#8220;The World Without Me&#8221; below. While you&#8217;re at it, pre-order the album (on CD and limited-to-750 LP) <a href="http://www.forcedexposure.com/Catalog/orcutt-bill-bill-orcutt-lp/PAL.048LP.html">here</a>, and then feast your eyes on the cover art and full-album&nbsp;tracklist.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6nEKbN4GeMQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/pal048lp_cu.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Bill Orcutt</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Lonely Woman<br /> 02. When You Wish Upon a Star<br /> 03. Ol Man River<br /> 04. Nearer My God To Thee<br /> 05. The World Without Me<br /> 06. White Christmas<br /> 07. O Platitudes!<br /> 08. Christmas on Earth<br /> 09. Over the Rainbow<br /> 10. Star Spangled&nbsp;Banner</p> Bill Orcutt Harry Pussy Palilalia Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:33:40 +0000 David Nadelle 157697 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com The Afghan Whigs to ride or die to a town near you this fall 2017-06-23T09:53:20-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/afghan-whigs-ride-or-die-town-near-you-fall?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/theafghanwhigs-2017-promo-01-chriscuffaro-2250x1500-300-c6130884-655c-4a17-9946-d040d7ed4c63.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="470" /> <p>Are you ready to <b>Whig</b> out? Do you get my&nbsp;joke?</p> <p>Well, either way, The Afghan Whigs — a &#8220;rock and roll band from Cincinnati&#8221; — are touring the country again in support of new record <cite>In Spades</cite>, which <a href="http://theafghanwhigs.com/music/in-spades/">came out back on May 5</a>. The 28-city tour will take them all over the place, and hopefully it won&#8217;t be a <em>DULLi</em> time (the joke is that the lead singer&#8217;s name is Greg Dulli). Har Mar Superstar will support at all&nbsp;dates. </p> <p>The band is currently touring Europe, but after that tour ends, this one will start. That&#8217;s how it works, if you can wrap your head around it. See, since an object can&#8217;t simultaneously exist in two spaces, it must exist in one space and then in another space, and &#8220;time&#8221; is the pure form of sensuous intuition that we use to make sense of the events those events being successive. Therefore, The Afghan Wigs will continue to tour Europe <em>and then</em> tour the U.S. &#8220;afterwards,&#8221; to selflessly remind us that <b>time</b> and <b>space</b> exist. So, at least there&#8217;s <em>that</em>. </p> <p>Anyway, feel free to continue contemplating all of these transcendental issues and more at one of the following dates (which are all listed below, following the obligatory video&nbsp;content).</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kp7ooQ_7TPg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The Afghan Whigs&#8217; upcoming tour&nbsp;dates:</p> <p>09.06.17 - Orlando, FL - The Social *<br /> 09.07.17 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *<br /> 09.08.17 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival<br /> 09.09.17 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club *<br /> 09.11.17 - Richmond, VA - The National *<br /> 09.12.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *<br /> 09.14.17 - Boston, MA - Paradise *<br /> 09.16.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *<br /> 09.18.17 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount *<br /> 09.19.17 - Toronto, ON - Opera House *<br /> 09.21.17 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave *<br /> 09.22.17 - Chicago, IL - Metro *<br /> 09.23.17 - Chicago, IL - Metro *<br /> 09.24.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall *<br /> 09.26.17 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews *<br /> 09.28.17 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart&#8217;s *<br /> 09.29.17 - Nashville, TN - Exit IN *<br /> 09.30.17 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn *<br /> 10.12.17 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up *<br /> 10.13.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre *<br /> 10.14.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *<br /> 10.16.17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *<br /> 10.17.17 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre *<br /> 10.18.17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox *<br /> 10.20.17 - Salt Lake, UT - Urban Lounge *<br /> 10.21.17 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *<br /> 10.22.17 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *<br /> 10.24.17 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *<br /> 10.25.17 - Dallas, TX - Trees *<br /> 10.26.17 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater *<br /> 10.27.17 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music + Arts&nbsp;Festival</p> <p>* Har Mar&nbsp;Superstar</p> The Afghan Whigs Sub Pop Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:53:19 +0000 Adam Rothbarth 158177 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Xiu Xiu announce even more North American tour dates, decreasing our likelihood of ever forgetting them 2017-06-22T16:43:00-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/xiu-xiu-announce-more-north-american-tour-dates?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/0009335812_10.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="700" height="504" /> <p>Even though the Jamie Stewart-led project has been around more or less consistently for roughly 15 years now, these last couple of years have felt like a Xiu Xiu renaissance; and I personally look forward to watching the general public become increasingly squeamish as Xiu Xiu (both musically and <em>as people</em>) reach an unprecedented peak of international prominence. I mean, WHAT WILL HAPPEN when your typical mom and dad on good ol&#8217; Main Street USA stumble upon lyrics recollecting &#8220;cum on my lips,&#8221; a poem <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/xiu-xiu-jamie-stewart-2017-interview">conceived</a> after collecting images of possibly-underage sex-workers? Other long-time Xiu Xiu fans and myself eagerly await the aural experience of one-thousand window shades being frantically closed nigh-simultaneously! And GUESS WHAT, mom n&#8217; pop? Xiu Xiu are <em>so</em> coming to your town <b><font color=red>next</font></b>.</p> <p>No, seriously. They may <em>actually</em> be coming to your town next, given the North American tour that&#8217;s just been announced for August into September in support of <cite><a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/xiu-xiu-forget">FORGET</a></cite> (one of our <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2017-first-quarter-favorites?page=show">favorite albums</a> of 2017&#8217;s first quarter)&#8230;and don&#8217;t forget our whole Twin Peaks <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/series/twin-peaks-week">extravaganza</a> that lasted for a week last month. Xiu Xiu clearly <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/xiu-xiu-plays-music-twin-peaks">share</a> our affinity for absurd storylines and eerie PNW&nbsp;settings.</p> <p>Listen to <cite>FORGET</cite> in-full down below to help REMIND YOU to look at the subsequent list of&nbsp;dates.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ywRzfwA75pY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Xiu Xiu do North&nbsp;America:</p> <p>07.09.17 - Modena, Italy - Arti Vive Festival<br /> 08.26.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Broad Museum<br /> 08.27.17 - Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad Music Fest<br /> 09.02.17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Aarhus Festival @ VoxHall<br /> 09.09.17 - Guadalajara, Mexico - C3 Stage<br /> 09.10.17 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Indie Rocks!<br /> 09.15.17 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd<br /> 09.16.17 - Baltimore, MD - Windup Space<br /> 09.17-23.17 - Philadelphia, PA - FringeArts Festival<br /> 09.19.17 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola<br /> 09.20.17 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle<br /> 09.21.17 - Portland, ME - Space Gallery<br /> 09.22.17 - Burlington, VT - TBD<br /> 09.23.17 - Brooklyn, NY -&nbsp;Villain</p> Xiu Xiu Polyvinyl Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:42:59 +0000 Mike Reid 158202 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com DJ Escrow (of Babyfather with Dean Blunt) shares a noisy 24-minute mixtape titled Universal Soulja Vol.1 2017-06-22T15:48:41-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/dj-escrow-universal-soulja-vol1-babyfather-dean-blunt?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/dj-escrow_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="455" /> <p><i>&#8220;Different time. Different fucking energy.&nbsp;Elevate.&#8221;</i></p> <p>DJ Escrow, the lovable host of last year&#8217;s excellent <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/babyfather-bbf-hosted-dj-escrow">Babyfather album</a> on Hyperdub (our <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2016-favorite-50-music-releases?page=4">#1 pick</a> of 2016, by the way), has unleashed a terrifying mixtape just in time to soundtrack your stay at the summer dungeon. Following <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/babyfather-cypher">Babyfather&#8217;s most recent mixtape</a>, Escrow&#8217;s <cite>Universal Soulja Vol.1</cite> is a one-track, 24-minute release, tweeted out by Hyperdub earlier today. It&#8217;s an admittedly challenging listen, featuring an unrelenting procession of harsh noise and Escrow&#8217;s disconnected truths that plays like an extended version of the notorious &#8220;Prolific Deamons&#8221; off <cite>BBF</cite>.</p> <p>Smoke something. Drink something. All the G&#8217;s inside. This one&#8217;s for&nbsp;you:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New Summer mixtape from DJ Escrow<br /><br />DJ Escrow - Universal Soulja Vol.1<a href="https://t.co/EPJQGAcWJE">https://t.co/EPJQGAcWJE</a> <a href="https://t.co/7RYnXOswGZ">pic.twitter.com/7RYnXOswGZ</a></p> <p>&mdash; Hyperdub (@Hyperdub) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hyperdub/status/877904928467025922">June 22,&nbsp;2017</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Babyfather Dean Blunt DJ Escrow Hyperdub Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:48:41 +0000 Mr P 158207 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Jazz drummer Bruce Ditmas releases archival album of slightly scary percussion experiments 2017-06-22T13:11:03-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/jazz-drummer-bruce-ditmas-releases-archival-album-slightly-scary-percussion-experiments?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/bruce-ditmas-the-carousel.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="597" /> <p>Silly jazz musicians and their general reliance on so-called &#8220;traditional&#8221; instruments! You&#8217;d figure that a genre so conducive to improvisation would find more of its participants willing to indulge the synthesis revolution that came about in the 70s. But <em>nope</em>; the Miami-born and New York-nurtured (beginning in 1966) Bruce Ditmas was one of seemingly few within the scene to fully embrace the new tech while simultaneously boosting his capital-J Jazz&nbsp;bonafides. </p> <p>For instance, the rarely-incorporated Moog 1130 Drum Controller was the novel instrument of choice for the otherwise-drummer, and it features prominently on the two solo LPs that Ditmas released in 1977, <cite><a href="https://www.discogs.com/Bruce-Ditmas-Aeray-Dust/release/488766">Aeray Dust</a></cite> and <cite><a href="https://www.discogs.com/Bruce-Ditmas-Yellow/release/488762">Yellow</a></cite>. Those two albums would mark the rough propulsion of an international career playing &#8220;normal&#8221; drums for &#8220;normal&#8221; jazz bands, though an interest in synthesis and experimentation did persist&nbsp;concurrently.</p> <p>And if you&#8217;re looking for proof that Ditmas hasn&#8217;t just out &#8220;urban-frolicking&#8221; with Gil Evans, Paul Bley, or Dino Saluzzi since that period? Look no further than the newly-minted 10&#8221; album, entitled <cite>Visioni Sconvolgenti</cite>, which has just been released courtesy of Finders Keepers and <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/demdike-stare-wonderland">Demdike&#8217;s Stare</a>&#8217;s Dead-Cert label. The record, &#8220;pressed up in an edition of 500 copies with artwork by Andy Votelis,&#8221; is an occasionally frightening summation of the experiments that Ditmas has been engaged in over the last three decades, wherein &#8220;percussive manipulation&#8221; combine with field recording techniques to create something that sounds surprisingly modern. Gee, I hope I can follow this new guy on&nbsp;Twitter!</p> <p>Head over to <a href="https://boomkat.com/products/visioni-sconvolgenti">Boomkat</a> for samples/a realized purchasing ability&#8230;and check out &#8220;L&#8217;Unita&#8221; from the aforementioned <cite>Yellow</cite> down&nbsp;below. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZkX5tgL0Tic" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/dcbywdtuqaex7af.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Visioni Sconvolgenti</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Incubo<br /> 02. Reparto Totura<br /> 03. Il terrore a luce verde<br /> 04. Visioni Sconvolgenti<br /> 05. Bruciore Pelle<br /> 06. Sega della&nbsp;morte</p> Bruce Ditmas Dead-Cert Finders Keepers Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:06:28 +0000 Mike Reid 158119 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Greg Fox announces new solo album The Gradual Progression, shares new video for "Catching an L" 2017-06-22T12:41:08-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/greg-fox-announces-new-solo-album-gradual-progression-shares-new-video-catching-l?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/rvngnl38_press_photo_007.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="560" height="840" /> <p>Both as a solo artist and as the rhythmic imagineer powering such distinctive ensembles as Liturgy, <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/colin-stetson-featured-prog-noise-project-ex-eye-release-self-titled-debut-album-share-track-op">EX EYE</a>, Guardian Alien, <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/zs-xe">Zs</a>, and more, New York-based, &#8220;post-Free Jazz&#8221; percussionist <a href="https://gregfox.bandcamp.com/">Greg Fox</a> is all-too-familiar with the concept of music as &#8220;gradual progression.&#8221; So it&#8217;s only fitting that his just-announced second proper solo album for <a href="https://igetrvng.com/">RVNG intl.</a> is called&#8230;<cite>The Gradual Progression</cite>. Out September 8 both physically and digitally, Fox&#8217;s latest seven-song mission statement is being called &#8220;an exploration of selfhood&#8221; that employs &#8220;new methods of externalizing his polyrhythmic virtuosity into non-physical realms&#8221; and which &#8220;signals both a reconciliation of disparate musical ventures and a new nirvanic stage in the artist’s&nbsp;oeuvre.&#8221; </p> <p>More concretely, the manifestation and subsequent transfer of these energies is achieved &#8220;through responsive environments tethered to various aspects of the performance&#8221; (e.g. sensors attached to Fox’s drum kit trigger various virtual instruments invented for each piece, creating new and inventive tonal pallets which Fox then &#8220;communes-with&#8221; as each piece progresses). To achieve this wild-but-controlled sonic synergy, Fox employs hefty doses of <a href="http://sunhou.se/sensorypercussion.html">Sensory Percussion</a>, a software system which captures drum vibrations and analyses those signals, allowing performers to map their playing to various electronic controls. Fox himself describes this tactile approach as being akin to “sensing the emotionality and physicality of the world with the senses and through mental processes — about touching the walls of a pitch black room.” (And, <em>speaking of</em> the physical world, <cite>The Gradual Progression</cite> also includes contributions from fellow HUMAN musicians Curtis Santiago, Michael Beharie, Maria Kim Grand, and Justin Frye — each of whom lends not only a unique instrument to the mix, but a unique <em>energy</em> as&nbsp;well.)</p> <p>But enough of this <em>tantalizing</em> talk about polyrhythmic virtuosity and energy-transfer between physical and non-physical realms; time to actually hear all these incredible technical, intra- and inter-personal concepts IN-ACTION. To do so, check out the video for album track &#8220;Catching an L&#8221; down below. The clip&#8217;s footage was shot by Fox and &#8220;re-purposed&#8221; by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQjbDk_zRQ&amp;feature=youtu.be">Sunshine Soup</a> co-director Johann Rashid, and the track&#8217;s restless, morphing, funk-jazz pulse will have you nodding your head and sympathetically tapping your <a href="https://igetrvng.com/shop/category/rvng-releases/">pre-ordering</a> finger in no&nbsp;time. </p> <p><iframe width="540" height="304" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SEaSfQ_CZR0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/rvngnl38_digital_cover_1500x1500.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>The Gradual Progression</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. The Gradual Progression<br /> 02. Earth Center Possessing Stream<br /> 03. By Virtue of Emptiness<br /> 04. Catching an L<br /> 05. My House of Equalizing Predecessors<br /> 06. OPB<br /> 07. Preponderance of the Small (Bonus&nbsp;Track)</p> Greg Fox RVNG Intl. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:28 +0000 Dan Smart 158199 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Ducktails releases 2nd sexy comp. of unreleased tracks, asks his favorite pals at TMT to tell you all about it 2017-06-21T16:15:48-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/ducktails-releases-2nd-sexy-comp-unreleased-tracks-hummingbird-babysitter?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/screenshot2017-06-20at5.28.08pm.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="500" height="505" /> <p>Not to BRAG or anything, but, like&#8230;the other day, Matt Mondanile (c&#8217;mon, <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/artists/ducktails">you know him</a>) — he, like <em>totally</em> hits-up TMT on Facetime and is all-like: &#8220;guys, I have <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/ducktails-drops-tape-previously-unreleased-material-updates-euro-tour-schedule">another sweet archival comp. of unreleased shit</a> that I just put out, and I really want you dudes to tell the cyber-world about it&#8230;if you&#8217;re into that kinda&nbsp;thing&#8230;maybe?&#8221; </p> <p>So&#8230;we&#8217;re all-like, trying to play it <b>real chill</b>, and we respond: &#8220;okay, kewl,&#8221; (yeah, pronounced as if it was spelled <em>that way</em>!!) &#8220;but, like, what&#8217;s the BIG DIFF between this one and <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/ducktails-daffy-duck-hollywood">that last one you just put out</a> not too long&nbsp;ago??&#8221;</p> <p>But Mondanile&#8217;s playin&#8217; it <em>soooo cooooool</em> at this point; like <em>total POKER FACE</em> and shit. There&#8217;s a pause. And then? He&#8217;s just like, &#8220;YO, TWO&nbsp;THINGS:&#8221;</p> <p>1. &#8220;Recorded, Written and Produced by Saint Matthew 2013 - 2016 in Los&nbsp;Angeles.&#8221; </p> <p>2. &#8220;This is a collection of songs, some with words and most without. Some are finished, some are not, and some never will&nbsp;be.&#8221;</p> <p>NEEDLESS to friggin&#8217; say, our metaphorical jaws are hitting the metaphorical <em>floor</em> by now. But somehow, we are STILL PLAYING IT SUPER COOL! And we&#8217;re just like: &#8220;well, that&#8217;s kewl. We guess we could throw out a few deets about it at some point? Maybe along the lines&nbsp;of&#8230;&#8221;</p> <p>1. &#8220;It&#8217;s out now via <a href="http://www.newimageslimited.com/">New Images Ltd.</a> (as opposed to <a href="http://www.newimagesltd.co.uk/">New Images Ltd</a>; although, he might have hit THEM up about this too before he called US, <em>who the heck even knows</em>&nbsp;right?!?).&#8221;</p> <p>2. &#8220;You can <a href="http://newimageslimited.com/catalog/ducktails-hummingbird-babysitter">order your copy here</a> after you&#8217;ve sampled side B&#8217;s opener, &#8216;Car Delivered,&#8217; down&nbsp;below.&#8221; </p> <p>SO, Matt calmly says he&#8217;d be &#8220;down with all that.&#8221; <em>Then</em> he just casually mentions a few live shows he&#8217;s got coming up, hits us w/ that patented Mondanile-Smile and signs&nbsp;off!</p> <p>AT WHICH POINT, we&#8217;re <em>basically</em> all looking around the room at one another like&#8230;<font size="76">!!!!!!!</font></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/329093898&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>Hummingbird Babysitter</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>Side A<br /> 01. Light Upon The Hill<br /> 02. Tomorrow<br /> 03. Martin Kippenberger<br /> 04. Exotica<br /> 05. G F Bass<br /> 06. Two-Way Mirror<br /> 07. Comfort<br /> 08. Slow&nbsp;Wit</p> <p>Side B<br /> 01. Car Delivered<br /> 02. Saturday<br /> 03. Living In The Dark<br /> 04. I Don’t Mind<br /> 05. Nov 17th<br /> 06. Convertible<br /> 07. Flying in Neutral Like a Magic Carpet&nbsp;Ride </p> <p>live dates n&#8217;&nbsp;shit: </p> <p>06.29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent<br /> 06.30 Los Angeles, CA - The Hi-Hat<br /> 07.03 San Diego, CA - Blonde Bar<br /> 07.07 Jersey City, NJ - Monty&nbsp;Hall</p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gBzJGckMYO4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Ducktails New Images Ltd. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:13:58 +0000 Dan Smart 158183 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Ariel Pink announces new LP Dedicated to Bobby Jameson on Mexican Summer, shares first single and North American tour dates 2017-06-22T11:10:17-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/ariel-pink-announces-new-lp-dedicated-bobby-jameson-mexican-summer-shares-first-single-and-nort?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/ariel-pink.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="710" /> <p>Because today is literally <b>the first day of summer</b>, California dreamer Ariel Pink has <em>just decided</em> to announce his eleventh studio album, entitled <cite>Dedicated to Bobby Jameson</cite>. It&#8217;ll be released on September 15 on Mexican Summer, and you can <a href="http://ariel-pink.com/">pre-order</a> it now. Not coincidentally, the album is inspired by&#8230;Bobby Jameson: an L.A. musician who was presumed dead until 2007, when he suddenly resurfaced after 35 reclusive years to &#8220;pen&#8221; his autobiography — in the form of blogs and YouTube videos. &#8220;His book and life resonated with me to such a degree that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him,&#8221; Pink&nbsp;tells. </p> <p>The 13-track <cite>Dedicated to Bobby Jameson</cite> is, in a sense, a concept album that, according to Pink&#8217;s press release, &#8220;begins at the end and ends at the beginning.&#8221; Pink goes on to explain the record in his own words: &#8220;We follow the protagonist through a battery of tests and milestones, the first of which sees him reborn into life out of death. From there, he seesaws his way between the innocent love and the rock-solid edifice of childhood-worn trauma that together constitute his lifelong initiation into the realm of artifice and theatrical&nbsp;disposability.&#8221; </p> <p>The album&#8217;s first single, out August 17 (pre-order it <a href="http://shop.mexicansummer.com/product/ariel-pink-another-weekend/">here</a>), is the airy and predictably synth-filled &#8220;Another Weekend,&#8221; for which you can check out the depressingly cheerful video down below. The song marks Pink&#8217;s first new solo material since 2014&#8217;s <cite>pom pom</cite> — a record whose glowing prog-pop tracks can, in hindsight, now be seen as pointing toward this fine, summery new material all along — but its jangle-y shuffles belie a shiny new set of regrets from Pink: &#8220;Another weekend I can&#8217;t rewind/Another day not working for me.&#8221; And so it goes. (Happy first miserable day of summer,&nbsp;everyone!)</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nwe76N7J0EI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/ariel-lp-1000x1000.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Dedicated to Bobby Jameson</cite>&nbsp;tracklist:</p> <p>01. Time to Meet Your God<br /> 02. Feels Like Heaven<br /> 03. Death Patrol<br /> 04. Santa&#8217;s in The Closet<br /> 05. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson<br /> 06. Time to Live<br /> 07. Another Weekend<br /> 08. I Wanna Be Young<br /> 09. Bubblegum Dreams<br /> 10. Dreamdate Narcissist<br /> 11. Kitchen Witch<br /> 12. Do Yourself a Favor<br /> 13. Acting (feat.&nbsp;Dam-Funk)</p> <p>Ariel Pink paints North&nbsp;America: </p> <p>10.13.17 - Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze<br /> 10.14.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel<br /> 10.15.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel<br /> 10.16.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel<br /> 10.19.17 - Portland, OR - Revolution<br /> 10.20.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Venue<br /> 10.21.17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos<br /> 10.23.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall<br /> 10.24.17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater<br /> 10.26.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe<br /> 10.28.17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall<br /> 10.29.17 - Detroit, MI - El Club<br /> 10.30.17 - Toronto, ONT - Phoenix<br /> 10.31.17 - Montreal, QC - Le National<br /> 11.02.17 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall<br /> 11.03.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer<br /> 11.04.17 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge<br /> 11.05.17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club<br /> 11.07.17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl<br /> 11.08.17 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s<br /> 11.10.17 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger<br /> 11.11.17 - Dallas, TX - Tree’s<br /> 11.12.17 - Austin, TX - Sound on Sound Festival<br /> 11.14.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom<br /> 11.15.17 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole<br /> 11.16.17 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up<br /> 11.17.17 - Los Angeles, CA -&nbsp;TBA</p> Ariel Pink Mexican Summer Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:00:04 +0000 Adam Rothbarth 158164 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Blondes announce new album Warmth, share new track “KDM,” really DO have more fun 2017-06-21T11:35:39-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/blondes-announce-new-album-warmth-share-new-track-kdm-really-do-have-more-fun?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/blonde_press_pic-web.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="629" /> <p>I&#8217;m not gonna pull any punches here. I fucking HATE working out, readers. <b>H-A-T-E, HATE</b> it. And yet&#8230;I&#8217;ve always really <em>loved</em> getting all hot and sweaty! I mean, I just love that glowy, swimmy, glisteny, panting feeling of &#8220;having just FINISHED working out.&#8221; You know what I&nbsp;mean???</p> <p>Well, New York-based, real-deal electro-house duo Sam Haar and Zach Steinman — a.k.a. <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/blondes-blondes">Blondes</a> — sure do. They totally GET me. And that&#8217;s why (I assume) they&#8217;ve gone ahead and announced that NOT ONLY is their latest LP (and first for the fine <a href="https://randsrecords.lnk.to/warmth ">R&amp;S</a> label) entitled <cite>Warmth</cite>; but it&#8217;s also chock-full of the kind of steamy, sexy, pulsing, panting, grooving house music jams which are basically <em>guaran-damn-teed</em> to raise my pulse to a nice, vaguely-aerobic 130 bpm. No fuss, no&nbsp;muss!</p> <p>Continuing to &#8220;find inspiration through hardware instrumentation and improvisation,&#8221; Haar and Steinmsan’s past several years&#8217; worth of &#8220;intense live performances on sound systems throughout Europe and US&#8221; helped to generate and inform the ten new calorie-burning bangers packed into this&nbsp;album.</p> <p>Blondes&#8217; miraculous new miracle fat-loss cure isn&#8217;t street-legal until August 11, but you can <a href="https://randsrecords.lnk.to/warmth">pre-order it here</a> now and check out one of its sample-workouts, the explosive &#8220;KDM,&#8221; streaming down below. If you&#8217;re anything like me, you&#8217;ll be drenched in a gross pool of your own (oddly milky) sweat in about seven minutes. After which you&#8217;ll feel <em>so</em> goddamn invigorated that you could eat a barbecued horse! (Go ahead: you&#8217;ve <em>earned</em>&nbsp;it!)</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/328991286&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/1706/rs1710_2500pxls_rgb2.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Warmth</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. OP Actual<br /> 02. Clipse<br /> 03. Quality Of Life<br /> 04. Stringer<br /> 05. Trust<br /> 06. Tens<br /> 07. KDM<br /> 08. All You<br /> 09. MRO<br /> 10.&nbsp;Cleo</p> Blondes R&S Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:01:25 +0000 Dan Smart 158178 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com

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