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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 Exploded View announces Summer Came Early EP for Sacred Bones, shares new video 2017-10-17T15:06:12-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/exploded-view-announces-summer-came-early-ep-sacred-bones-shares-new-video?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/0008867102_10.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p>Globe-trotting psych-rocker Anika has announced a new release with her Mexico City-based outfit Exploded View. The band&#8217;s debut album (last year&#8217;s <a href="https://explodedview.bandcamp.com/album/exploded-view">self-titled</a>, full-length affair) was full of subterranean echoes, creepy dirges, and stuttering sonic sentiments whose form and content were rooted in the freestyle improvisations of bandmates Martin Thulin, Hugo Quezada and Amon&nbsp;Melgarejo.</p> <p>The subtly ominous, rough-around-the-edges vibe of those freewheeling 8-track sketches continues with the first song off of the upcoming <cite>Summer Came Early EP</cite>, conveniently titled &#8220;Summer Came Early.&#8221; Repetitive, reverb-drenched guitar, soft, pitch-bent synths, and a plodding rhythm section lull the listener into a comfortably hypnotic state, while Anika explores the peaks and valleys between Nico&#8217;s trippier moments and Broadcast&#8217;s Trish Keenan as she ruminates on the fate of placebo-ed-up populace in the midst of global catastrophe&nbsp;a-brewing.</p> <p>In order to get a jump on next June, <cite>Summer Came Early</cite> will be released on November 10 and is up for preorder on 12-inch vinyl and digital mediums through the <a href="https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr180-exploded-view-summer-came-early-ep">Sacred Bones label</a> and the group&#8217;s <a href="https://explodedview.bandcamp.com/album/summer-came-early-ep">Bandcamp page</a>. The EP will also include new tracks, an outtake or two from <cite>Exploded View</cite>, and some pretty vibrantly sunny (yet strangely unsettling) artwork. Speaking of &#8220;sunny,&#8221; limited edition &#8220;Summer Orange&#8221; vinyl pressings are also available. And speaking of &#8220;unsettling,&#8221; check out that apocalyptic official video for &#8220;Summer Came Early&#8221; down below. Happy Halloween,&nbsp;everybody!</p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o7S71zlVOUM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/a1985129003_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Summer Came Early</cite> EP&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Summer Came Early<br /> 02. Forever Free<br /> 03. Mirror of the Madman<br /> 04. You Got a Problem&nbsp;Son</p> Anika Exploded View Sacred Bones Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:06:11 +0000 Dan Oberbruner 159797 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Vermont stoner rock quartet Sleeping In are waking up a little early THIS FRIDAY to self-release their new album 2017-10-17T13:51:46-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/vermont-stoner-rock-quartet-sleeping-self-release-their-new-album-friday?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/sleepingin_press3-2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="605" /> <p>You know what sucks <em>most</em> about the approaching fall and winter? It&#8217;s not the chillier weather or shorter days; it&#8217;s that damned &#8220;clarity&#8221; effect that all that crisp, cold air has on the surrounding landscape. You know: all those obnoxiously vivid colors, stark contrasts, and sharply defined edges? Yuk. Who needs <em>THAT shit</em> when they&#8217;re trying to relax under their covers, not talk, and <em>stay mellow</em> in the&nbsp;morning??? </p> <p>Luckily, as of THIS VERY FRIDAY (October 20) the HAZE is back in town. After two solid (read: amorphous) years of touring, writing, and toiling to refine their patented stoner-rock blend of blurry, blissful indistinctness, the Burlington, Vermont shoegazers known as Sleeping In are about to swoop in to take the edges off of this hard-ass change of seasons with the <a href="https://sssleepingin.bandcamp.com/releases">self-release</a> of their debut full-length album <cite>let you in</cite>.</p> <p>Whether you like your gauze-y, hazy navel-gazing deep fried to blistering, amp-malfunctioning perfection (a la Dinosaur Jr. and Hum) or blown-out past the cold reaches of the Kuiper asteroid belt (Slowdive-style), <cite>let you in</cite> has got your warm, toasty, finitude-loathing ass covered. Not convinced? Just check out the album track &#8220;Pine&#8221; down below — with it&#8217;s cosmic vocal melodies soaring amorphously high over a landscape of crumbling-mountain guitar riffs and lava-rock beats — and you&#8217;ll feel better about hitting the snooze alarm in no&nbsp;time. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/341964747%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-C61N7&amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true"></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/sleepingin_letyouin.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>let you in</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. dirtbike<br /> 02. pine<br /> 03. sink in your skin<br /> 04. thorn <span class="amp">&amp;</span> blood<br /> 05. displace<br /> 06. angel<br /> 07. warmer<br /> 08. stay the night<br /> 09. wither<br /> 10. u<br /> 11.&nbsp;bully</p> Sleeping In Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:46:52 +0000 Dan Smart 159583 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Microkingdom loads us up with three releases (Return to the Valley of the Jeep Beats + Exotic Package + Vultures Crystals) and tour dates with Talibam! 2017-10-17T11:37:53-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/microkingdom-loads-us-three-new-releases-and-tour?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/microkingdom_bw.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="512" /> <p><a href=http://www.microkingdom.com target="_blank">Microkingdom</a> is a Baltimore-based trio consisting of experimental composer <a href=http://www.willredman.com target="_blank">Will Redman</a> on drums, Ex-<a href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OXES target="_blank">OXES</a> Marc Miller on guitar, and reeds MVP <a href=http://www.generaterecords.net/dierker.htm target="_blank">John Dierker</a> on saxophone. Together, they have decided to spend the next few weeks overwhelming all of us with three huge, colossal, <em>epic</em> releases — <cite>Return to the Valley of the Jeep Beats</cite>, <cite>Exotic Package</cite>, and <cite>Vultures Crystals</cite> (all to be available / released by <a href=https://friendsrecords.bandcamp.com target="_blank">Friends Records</a>) — and one nice, cool, totally reasonably-sized&nbsp;tour. </p> <p>The first release, <cite>Return to the Valley of the Jeep Beats</cite> (which <a href=http://music.microkingdom.com/album/return-to-the-valley-of-the-jeep-beats target="_blank">dropped</a> October 13), is a slow-burn, a steady cruise through the eternal night of the cosmic unknown, on the way to nowhere and everywhere, falling into folding space and time and obeying the traffic signs. It has a hypnotic and calming effect, a superior kind of novocaine calm one attains when surfing the storm surge of information overload while juggling simultaneous existence in parallel universes. This smooth ride wasn&#8217;t born yesterday: it was born on the side of the interstate in an 8-bit racing game, spent its teenage years pacing around well-lit sets on Hype Williams video shoots, doing the <cite>Ringu</cite> shuffle and learning to fuse bizarre food combinations that even the Travel Channel declined to&nbsp;air. </p> <p>Well, if <cite>Jeep Beats</cite> is a slow-burn, and burner phones are the graffiti art of cellular technology, then <cite>Exotic Package</cite> is the graffiti wall visualizer in Microkingdom&#8217;s burner phone, which isn&#8217;t running out of minutes anytime soon. The second release (coming November 1) is a collection of unreleased tracks from 2007-2017. The epic decade span and scope of the compilation does nothing to resist cohesion. Not to say that the compilation isn&#8217;t all over the place. Not to say that Microkingdom aren&#8217;t all over the place, by design. Using their &#8220;default working method for all of our albums,&#8221; the tracks on <cite>Exotic Package</cite> are &#8220;improvisations sampled and developed into new compositions with a computer,&#8221; Will Redman explains. It&#8217;s conscientious chaos; we come to expect anything and therefore accept everything this pumpjack brings to the&nbsp;surface.</p> <p>Then there&#8217;s <cite>Vultures Crystals</cite>, the first in a series of unprocessed improv albums and a clean break from their default album-building process. The release focuses on the raw screwball style of live Microkingdom in their skeletal duo form. Perhaps this release will be most reflective of their live tour dates — which, by the way, kick off THIS FRIDAY (October 20) and will consist of Will Redman and Marc Miller, without John Dierker. As I say: &#8220;perhaps.&#8221; But what beast will we be dealing with&nbsp;next? </p> <p><a href="http://www.microkingdom.com/index.html">Stay Tuned</a> for more updates on the latter two releases, and stream and purchase <cite>Return to the Valley of the Jeep Beats</cite> <a href="http://music.microkingdom.com/album/return-to-the-valley-of-the-jeep-beats">here</a>.</p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/microkingdom.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Return to the Valley of the Jeep Beats</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Hot Echoes<br /> 02. Moon Driver<br /> 03. Public Bass House<br /> 04. Space Jog<br /> 05. Disgusting&nbsp;Sunset </p> <p>Microkingdom&#8217;s micro tour of the&nbsp;kingdom:</p> <p>10.20.17 - Charlottesville, NC - Telemetry Series at The Bridge<br /> 10.21.17 - Greensboro, NC - Scuppernong Books #<br /> 10.22.17 - Raleigh, NC - Neptune’s %<br /> 10.27.17 - Baltimore, MD - Normal’s Red Room ^*<br /> 10.28.17 - Washington, DC - Rhizome ^*<br /> 11.03.17 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA<br /> 11.04.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Record Shop&nbsp;^</p> <p># Polyochard<br /> % Cantwell, Gomez <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Jordan<br /> ^ Talibam<br /> * Audrey&nbsp;Chen</p> John Dierker Marc Miller Microkingdom OXES Will Redman Friends Records Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:55:53 +0000 Rick Weaver 159821 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com DJ Lycox preps debut for Príncipe, shares highly danceable new single “Solteiro” (finalmente!) 2017-10-17T09:56:22-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/principe-announces-debut-dj-lycox-shares-new-single-solteiro?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/a0519255157_10.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p>And <em>&#8220;just like that&#8221;</em>(well, kinda?), another year draws to a close. It&#8217;s that most festive season of year when at &#8220;we&#8221; here at TMT (and at all music publications) begin the process of kid-in-a-candy-store-ing our favorite releases of the year before December arrives. But like an ill-fated stepdad or apologetic lover slipping a last-minute gift through our doors at 11:59 PM, our parceirxs at Príncipe are delivering their final kick in 2017’s pants: a solo debut from one of the labels most extraordinary producers, DJ&nbsp;Lycox.</p> <p><cite>Sonhos <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Pesadelos</cite> (Google assures me this means &#8220;dreams and nightmares&#8221;) arrives November 17 on Príncipe. Of course it features art from the Portuguese label’s mainstay Márcio Matos (and <em>of course</em>, as you can see above, that artwork is fucking incredible). Label fans may remember DJ Lycox as the standout talent from the Tia Maria Produções crew on 2014’s <cite><a href="https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/t-tipo-j-n-o-vamos-morrer">Tá Tipo Já Não Vamos Morrer</a></cite>. </p> <p>But the first single from the album is far from the dysphoric insomnia of <a href="https://soundcloud.com/principepromos/dj-lycox-underground">”Underground.”</a> “Solteiro” is an uncharacteristically gentle and pulsating tune that feels — more than anything — romantic in its rhythm. Truth be told, it’s quite beautiful. And it follows <a href=&#8221;https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/nidia-nidia-e-ma-nidia-e-fudida>lots</a> and <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/dj-nervoso-dj-nervoso">lots</a> and <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/dj-nigga-fox-noite-e-dia">lots</a> of heretofore phenomenal music from the&nbsp;label.</p> <p>In other words, these new jams from Lycox may be the <em>perfect</em> soundtrack for the dance of that many-headed yellow figure who&#8217;s rocking out on that album cover&#8230;oh speaking of which, as you probably guessed by now, you can get your own unique, &#8220;individually hand-painted sleeve&#8221; (more images down below) if you pre-order the wax right now over at <a href="https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/sonhos-pesadelos">Bandcamp</a>! <em>Finalmente</em> indeed, kids. 2017 wouldn&#8217;t have wanted to miss this one; it&#8217;s a right&nbsp;banger. </p> <p><iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 120px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2277508611/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/sonhos-pesadelos">Sonhos <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Pesadelos by DJ&nbsp;Lycox</a></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/0011535861_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/0011535865_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Sonhos <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Pesadelos</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Weekend<br /> 02. Galinha<br /> 03. Domingo Abençoado<br /> 04. Virgin Island<br /> 05. Nichako<br /> 06. La Java<br /> 07. Parabens Moh Baba<br /> 08. Quarteto Fantástico (feat PuTo NeLo, Puto WilsoN <span class="amp">&amp;</span> MIX-BwÉ)<br /> 09. Sky<br /> 10. Solteiro<br /> 11. Ferrero (digital bonus track)<br /> 12. 2855 (Digital bonus&nbsp;track)</p> DJ Lycox Principe Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:53:00 +0000 E. Fosl 159866 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Bonfire Madigan launches one-stop Bandcamp shop containing 20 years of remastered recordings, shares trailer for new opera 2017-10-16T14:59:38-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/bonfire-madigan-launches-comprehensive-bandcamp-page-containing-remastered-catalog-shares-trail?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/unnamed.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="600" height="336" /> <p>Because it&#8217;s tough being &#8220;radical&#8221; all the time unless you&#8217;re <em>really well organized</em>: the avant-garde-leaning cellist, pioneering mental health activist, and acclaimed singer/songwriter Madigan “Bonfire Madigan” Shive has just announced a new, <a href="https://bonfiremadigan.bandcamp.com/">comprehensive Bandcamp page</a> compiling her entire catalog as Bonfire Madigan, thus making it all available in one convenient place on the internet for the first&nbsp;time. </p> <p>The epic page includes 13 collections of music, including several that had been either previously-unreleased, previously unavailable digitally, or out-of-print entirely. <em>And</em> you can buy the whole lot for $61.60 — which includes a cool 20 percent discount. (FYI, It doesn’t include Madigan’s original recordings with the Riot Grrrl group Tattle Tale, so you’ll have to look elsewhere for those. But PRO TIP: some of their tracks are compiled on the recent release <cite>I Bleed: A Decade of Song</cite>, if you are looking for a&nbsp;primer.)</p> <p>Next year, Shive — who is also a co-founder of the <a href="http://theicarusproject.net/">Icarus Project</a>, an organization dedicated to providing a care community outside the often-alienating mental health mainstream —will also be releasing a new album (entitled <cite>Covert Constellations</cite>), as well as premiering a new “music and mental health doc-opera” called <cite>Whisper Rapture: A Bonfire Madigan Suite</cite>. After you kick around inside that <a href="https://bonfiremadigan.bandcamp.com/">new Bandcamp page</a>, watch the trailer for <cite>Whisper Rapture: A Bonfire Madigan Suite</cite> and check out three upcoming dates at which Madigan will support Jolie Holland and Samantha&nbsp;Parton.</p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/187582983" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Bonfire Madigan&nbsp;dates:</p> <p>11.02.17 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah<br /> 11.06.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel<br /> 11.11.17 - Seattle, WA - Ballard&nbsp;Homestead</p> Bonfire Madigan Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:55:11 +0000 Austin Gerth 159825 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Animal Collective to enjoy their roots and have some fun-fun-fun-fun performing Sung Tongs in full at “Pitchfork’s 21st” concert 2017-10-16T14:27:52-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/animal-collective-perform-sung-tongs-its-entirety-pitchforks-21st-live-concert?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/sung-tongs.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="894" /> <p>Welp. Pitchfork reached drinking age this year, and accordingly, the Most Trusted Voice in Music is celebrating with a good-old-fashioned <a href="https://pitchfork.com/news/announcing-pitchforks-21st-live-concert/"><em>rager</em></a> at which none other than Animal Collective have been wrangled to perform their 2004 <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/animal-collective-sung-tongs">music blog-cred-establishing smash</a> <cite>Sung Tongs</cite> from start to finish. Yeah. Holy&nbsp;shit. </p> <p>This show will probably be rad. I am not an Animal Collective expert, but I do know one thing about them with certainty: <cite>Sung Tongs</cite> is a <em>great</em> album. Hearing two grown men in a recording studio sing a call-and-response refrain of &#8220;meeeooowwww&#8230; kitties!&#8221; is one of the great musical gifts given us by the first decade of the 21st century. (For extra verisimilitude, the album will be performed only by the animals who birthed it — Avey Tare and Panda Bear — without their fuzzy friends Deakin and Geologist, who didn&#8217;t play on it&nbsp;originally.)</p> <p>The concert, which takes place at the Knockdown Center in Flushing, Queens, on Saturday, December 2, will also mark the first time Animal Collective have performed the album in its entirety. And while it&#8217;s definitely not unusual for bands to reprise their classic albums in-full at festivals these days, it&#8217;s actually a pretty &#8220;experimental&#8221; move for AnCo, whose old norm was to bewilder audiences with sets almost entirely composed of new material. Maybe in a couple years we&#8217;ll get some gigs with a hologram Deakin,&nbsp;eh?</p> <p>Oh yeah, okay, and, let&#8217;s see: umm&#8230;a number of other artists significant to Pitchfork&#8217;s history are still to-be-announced, um&#8230;tickets are on sale now <a href="https://knockdown.center/event/pitchforks-21st/">over here</a>&#8230;presented by Virgin Mobile or whatever&#8230;blah blah blah. Details! Who cares, right?!? <b>You! <em>Me!</em></b> <em><b>Sung Tongs</b></em>!! It&#8217;s a goddamn <em>holiday</em>! &#8230;<em>of FUN</em>!!</p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zVYHW75jzgU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Animal Collective Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:28:57 +0000 Austin Gerth 159862 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com The Soft Moon shares NEW single “Burn” from NEW album Criminal on NEW label Sacred Bones 2017-10-16T11:34:44-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/soft-moon-announces-criminal-sacred-bones-shares-lead-track?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/tsm_cri_1_low_res_by_marion_costentin_preview.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="597" /> <p>It takes a bold mind to start your album with a morally-charged, emotionally-fraught first-person confessional, but <a href="http://www.thesoftmoon.com/">The Soft Moon</a> has always shown both form and mass, increasingly revealing more of its past, heart, and darker motivations with each new release. The track in question is called “Burn,” and it is the opening track on Luis Vasquez’s latest album as <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thesoftmoon/">The Soft Moon</a>, due February 2,&nbsp;2018. </p> <p><cite>Criminal</cite> is the fourth album from <a href="https://www.instagram.com/the_soft_moon">The Soft Moon</a> and first on the glorious <a href="https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/">Sacred Bones</a> label. The record title is apt, as many of <cite>Criminal</cite>’s songs deal with a caught Vasquez coming to terms with personal insecurities and weaknesses, and confessing past sins and misdeeds. Guilt takes center stage lyrically, but the music remains superbly dramatic yet mature and reflective. Watch the video for the jarring avowal “Burn”&nbsp;below.</p> <p>So, yeah, good things come to those who wait, but good things also come to those anxious, restless, unbearable, blood-thirsty weasels like us! “New album in February” is all well and good, but you’ll be pleased as pie to hear that <a href="https://twitter.com/thesoftmoon">The Soft Moon</a> will be performing live very soon. A few US dates have been announced &mdash; starting October 19 in San Francisco &mdash; and because festival season never really ends, there are three Euro festival dates too. Check out these events, <cite>Criminal</cite>’s tracklisting, and the dark-hearted “Burn” video&nbsp;below.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tIVB9x-HDzg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><cite>Criminal</cite>&nbsp;tracklist:</p> <p>01. Burn<br /> 02. Choke<br /> 03. Give Something<br /> 04. Like a Father<br /> 05. The Pain<br /> 06. It Kills<br /> 07. ILL<br /> 08. Young<br /> 09. Born into This<br /> 10.&nbsp;Criminal</p> <p>The Soft Moon tour&nbsp;dates:</p> <p>10.19.17 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine *<br /> 10.21.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Globe Theatre (<a href="http://www.xcloakanddaggerx.com/">Cloak and Dagger</a>) ^<br /> 10.22.17 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle #<br /> 10.24.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC $<br /> 10.27.17 - Athens, Greece - <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1438779506202735">F.O.S. Festival</a><br /> 11.09.17 - Utrecht, Netherlands - <a href="http://leguesswho.nl/">Le Guess Who? Festival</a><br /> 11.10.17 - Kortrijk, Belgium - <a href="http://www.wildewesten.be/nl/festival/sonic-city-2017">Sonic City Festival</a>&nbsp;%</p> <p>* Lust For Youth<br /> ^ Sacred Bones 10th Anniversary show<br /> # Matteo Vallicelli<br /> $ Horoscope<br /> % curated by Thurston&nbsp;Moore</p> The Soft Moon Sacred Bones Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:34:44 +0000 David Nadelle 159822 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Composer Danny Mulhern invites you to ‘ave a go at his bang-on new album Reflections on a Dead Sea, feat. Oliver Coates and The London Contemporary Orchestra 2017-10-16T10:06:05-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/composer-danny-mulhern-release-reflections-dead-sea-feat-oliver-coates-london-contemporary-orch?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/photo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p>Blimey! Looks like Danny Mulhern’s at it again, boys and girls. The London composer has just announced a new album of bloody brilliant melancholia that was inspired by Stuart Gatt’s short film, “The Dead Sea.” The album — entitled <cite>Reflections on a Dead Sea</cite> — was recorded in collaboration with The London Contemporary Orchestra (you know, the chaps who worked with those blokes in <em>Radiohead???</em>) and highlights cellist Oliver Coates (you know, the guy who ALSO worked with <em>RADIOHEAD??!???!!??</em>), who even helped Mulhern co-write the opener&nbsp;“Ganfuda.” </p> <p><cite>Reflections on a Dead Sea</cite> is an extended and highly improvised score to Gatt’s harrowing story about Libyan refugees detained en route to Italy and is based on some original piano improvisations that Mulhern banged out for the film. “We discovered the sound that fitted the film best was extremely soft articulations, played so they were barely audible,” said Mulhern about the process. “It opened up a fascinating sound world that I felt could go beyond the&nbsp;film.”</p> <p>The barren, orchestral arrangements of Mulhern&#8217;s &#8220;fascinating sound world&#8221; follow a slew of soundtrack work from Mulhern (as well as his cohorts on the album) — so yeah; it&#8217;s pretty damn cinematic. And conveniently, it&#8217;ll also fit snugly into the <a href=&#8221;<a href="https://1631recordings.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-on-a-dead-sea">highly pre-orderable</a> Bandcamp catalog of 1631 Records. Bloody <em>brilliant</em>! Snag a copy now on either vinyl or digital download, and check out the tracks &#8220;Libya&#8221; and &#8220;Libya (instrumental)&#8221; down&nbsp;below. </p> <p><iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 470px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1589283901/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://1631recordings.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-on-a-dead-sea">Reflections on a Dead Sea by Danny&nbsp;Mulhern</a></iframe></p> <p><cite>Reflections on a Dead Sea</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Ganfuda<br /> 02. Captive<br /> 03. Night<br /> 04. Libya<br /> 05. Clandestine<br /> 06. Undercurrents<br /> 07. In The Hands Of Strangers<br /> 08. The Dead Sea<br /> 09. My Child&#8217;s Name Is Hope<br /> 10. Libya&nbsp;(Instrumental)</p> Danny Mulhern Oliver Coates The London Contemporary Orchestra 1631 Records Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:58:00 +0000 E. Fosl 159824 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Australian sound artist Ross Manning announces new album Reflex in Waves on Room40 2017-10-13T15:34:26-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/australian-sound-artist-ross-manning-announces-new-album-reflex-waves-room40?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/anu-colour-music-opening.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="672" /> <p>Here&#8217;s the rub: these days it seems like ya <em>gotta</em> think outside the box-of-thinking-outside-the-box just to get any solid thinking done at all. And with all the news of impending doom/significant creations to sort through — plus all those other decades/millenia of historical impending doom/significant creations to sort through — it can really be&#8230;<em>a lot</em>. Resourcefully, Australian <em>multiartstrumentalist</em> Ross Manning has a new album coming out on the avant-garde Room40 label to help teach us how to connect the dots between elements of perception and tactile ways to interpret the substratal forces existing in the &#8220;here&#8221; and &#8220;now.&#8221; Phew. Just in&nbsp;time!</p> <p>Manning&#8217;s last album on the same label, <cite>Interlacing</cite>, was a real treat; progressing between spectral naval gazing and ominous tones as if the stars and our nightmares were equally accessible and mere inches apart. And his live performances are a confounding display of perceptibly, harnessing the power of found objects, &#8220;traditional&#8221; instruments, self-induced instruments, and visual elements that influence (and are influenced by) one other. Sometimes the installations are rigged like perpetual Rube Goldberg machines, and other times Manning acts as a sort of conductor and musician, responsively altering specific parts of the installation to intriguing&nbsp;results.</p> <p>His latest audio document of this well-honed multidisciplinary approach is titled <cite>Reflex in Waves</cite>. It serves as a companion piece to his installation <cite>Dissonant Rhythms</cite>, which is currently on display at the <a href="http://www.ima.org.au/ross-manning/">Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane</a>. IMA describes the visual element as &#8220;&#8230;a large-scale, self-playing instrument that resembles a wave form…&#8221; The album itself (<em>sans</em> any/all large-scale, self-playing instruments&#8230;unless you&#8217;re feeling especially ingenious?) will be available October 20 on vinyl and digital. In the mean time, (re)acquaint yourself with Manning&#8217;s dot-connecting, substratal forces-interpreting aesthetic via the clips below and pre-order<br /> <cite>Reflex in Waves</cite> now on the label&#8217;s <a href="https://room40.bandcamp.com/album/reflex-in-waves">Bandcamp</a> and <a href="http://emporium.room40.org/products/603023-ross-manning-reflex-in-waves">website</a>. </p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/134463148" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/134464303" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/a2245649753_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>Reflex in Waves</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Three Tuned Sets In Crystal<br /> 02. Where Points Meet<br /> 03. Reflex In Waves<br /> 04. Small Increments<br /> 05. Braking Formations<br /> 06. Cross A&nbsp;Strings</p> Ross Manning Room40 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:34:26 +0000 Dan Oberbruner 159765 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Sufjan Stevens announces tiny mix tape The Greatest Gift, shares Chocolate Grinder-ready “Wallowa Lake Monster” 2017-10-13T15:42:24-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/sufjan-stevens-announces-mixtape-greatest-gift-mixtape-shares-carrie-and-lowell-outtake-wallowa?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/a1641995030_10_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="896" /> <p>The expanded universe around Sufjan Stevens&#8217; excellent — some might even say <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/sufjan-stevens-carrie-lowell">seventh best album of 2015</a> — <cite>Carrie <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Lowell</cite> continues to grow. After translating that album&#8217;s intimate melancholy into an electric (in multiple senses of the word) live show with this year&#8217;s appropriately titled <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/listen-sufjan-stevens-carrie-lowell-live"><cite>Carrie <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Lowell Live</cite></a>, Stevens has now announced <cite>The Greatest Gift</cite>. </p> <p>A companion to the live album and album proper, <cite>The Greatest Gift</cite> is a mixtape, combining song remixes, alternate song versions, demos, and outtakes (like mixtapes do) into one <a href="https://store.asthmatickitty.com/collections/featured/products/sufjan-stevens-greatest-gift?variant=973485735963">&#8220;Available in Translucent Yellow&#8221;</a> package. Remixes come courtesy of Helado Negro (Roberto C. Lange), Doveman (Thomas Bartlett), 900X (James McAlister, with whom Stevens collaborated on this year&#8217;s <cite>Planetarium</cite>), and Sufjan Stevens (Sufjan&nbsp;Stevens).</p> <p>In addition to announcing <cite>The Greatest Gift</cite>, Stevens has also shared &#8220;Wallowa Lake Monster,&#8221; one of four <cite>Carrie <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Lowell</cite> outtakes on the mixtape. Outtake or not, any time we can get a new near-seven minute Sufjan track, it&#8217;s worth it. It&#8217;s not quite there yet, but maybe one day this song can reside in the pantheon of actual lake monsters, right alongside Nessie from Loch Ness, Champ from Lake Champlain, and Big Blue from season three, episode 22 of <em>The X-Files</em>.</p> <p><cite>The Greatest Gift</cite> is out November 24 via Asthmatic Kitty and can be pre-ordered physically <a href="https://store.asthmatickitty.com/collections/featured/products/sufjan-stevens-greatest-gift?variant=973485735963">here</a> and digitally <a href="http://smarturl.it/greatest-gift">here</a>. A portion of the proceeds from the mixtape&#8217;s sale will benefit <a href="https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/">Cancer Support Community</a>, the world&#8217;s largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support. Listen to &#8220;Wallowa Lake Monster,&#8221; and check out the cover, full tracklist, and a few choice fan reactions, all down&nbsp;below. </p> <p><iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kwo_Ucs-wc4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><cite>The Greatest Gift</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting: </p> <p>01. Wallowa Lake Monster<br /> 02. Drawn to the Blood — Sufjan Stevens Remix<br /> 03. Death with Dignity — Helado Negro Remix<br /> 04. John My Beloved — iPhone Demo<br /> 05. Drawn to the Blood — Fingerpicking Remix<br /> 06. The Greatest Gift<br /> 07. Exploding Whale — Doveman Remix<br /> 08. All of Me Wants All of You — Helado Negro Remix<br /> 09. Fourth of July — 900X Remix<br /> 10. The Hidden River of My Life<br /> 11. City of Roses<br /> 12. Carrie <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Lowell — iPhone&nbsp;Demo</p> <p><center><br /> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/20131204-163100.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p></p></center><br /> <center><br /> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/7596.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p></p></center><br /> <center><br /> <figure class="figure--Article_Width figure--imagecache"> <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1710/pxerrd6.png" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p></p></center></p> 900X Doveman Helado Negro James McAlister Roberto C. Lange Sufjan Stevens Thomas Bartlett Asthmatic Kitty Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:07:52 +0000 Jeremy Klein 159799 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com

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