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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 Detroit-based psych hip-hop collaboration ZGTO announce debut album & share first single “Off Dat” 2017-06-26T16:29:13-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/detroit-based-psych-hip-hop-collaboration-zgto-announce-debut-album-share-first-single-dat?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/zgto.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="564" /> <p>Sometimes the stars seem to miraculously align for a collaboration to occur. Take for instance the meeting of ZelooperZ and Shigeto. One&#8217;s a <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/zelooperz-release-bothic-danny-browns-bruiser-brigade-label">Danny Brown-approved</a> rapper and member of the Bruiser Brigade family, and one&#8217;s a long-time <a href="http://ghostly.com/artists/shigeto">producer</a> on the Ghostly International label. <em>Both</em> happen to hail from Detroit, and <em>both</em> were eagerly looking to collaborate on a left-of-left-field hip hop project. What&#8217;s more: their names, when combined and abbreviated, come out as &#8220;ZGTO,&#8221; which sounds <em>so-phonetically-perfectly</em> like &#8216;the ghetto&#8217; that a debut album featuring the duo and called <cite>A Piece of the Geto</cite> could basically not make <em>MORE perfect</em>&nbsp;sense.</p> <p>&#8220;It’s a representation of what two brothers from completely different environment can give each other,&#8221; explains Shigeto. &#8220;The music is freedom for us. It’s a chance to say that all of those rules that you thought existed, don’t exist.&#8221; ZelooperZ concurs: &#8220;It’s like a puzzle that was never supposed to fit together. It looks crazy but the vibe is&nbsp;fun.&#8221;</p> <p>And speaking of looking crazy, as you can tell from the purple fields and spaced-out weirdness of ZGTO&#8217;s debut video for <cite>A Piece of the Geto</cite>&#8217;s lead single &#8220;Off Dat&#8221; streaming down below, the duo are bringing a fresh approach to leftfield hip-hop, which will be further mapped out when the full album drops on August 4 via Ghostly International and Third Man Records. <a href="http://ghostly.com/releases/a-piece-of-the-geto">Head here</a> to pre-order and check out the cover art and full-album tracklist down below the&nbsp;clip. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9DLHYI_LpEo" 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/a1945180937_10.jpg" alt="" /><br /> </figure> <p><cite>A Piece of the Geto</cite>&nbsp;tracklisting:</p> <p>01. Drownin in The Paint<br /> 02. Long Ass Time<br /> 03. Whippin<br /> 04. Hollow<br /> 05. Band Man<br /> 06. Remedy<br /> 07. Off Dat<br /> 08. Atomic Fog<br /> 09. Everlast<br /> 10. Unconditional Love<br /> 11.&nbsp;Unfold</p> Bruiser Brigade Shigeto Zelooperz ZGTO Ghostly International Third Man Records Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:19:36 +0000 Marty Slattery 158175 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com Joanne Pollock premieres “Expect Me” video, shares track-by-track breakdown of debut album Stranger 2017-06-26T11:55:44-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/joanne-pollock-premieres-expect-me-video-shares-track-track-breakdown-debut-album-stranger?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/joanne-pollack.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="896" height="603" /> <p>After teasing us with random tracks and the <cite>Optimist</cite> EP, then edging us closer to controlled arousal with Poemss (her collaboration with TMT favorite Aaron &#8220;<a href="https://venetiansnares.bandcamp.com/">Venetian Snares</a>&#8221; Funk), <a href="http://joannepollock.com/">Joanne Pollock</a> finally got us off good and proper last week when she released her debut solo album, <cite>Stranger</cite>. Written, produced, and performed by <a href="https://soundcloud.com/joannepollock">Pollock</a> and released through Funk&#8217;s Timesig imprint (a sub of <a href="http://planet.mu/">Planet Mu</a>), <cite>Stranger</cite> encapsulates the singer/producer’s eccentric ideas nicely. Add pensive, personal lyrics sung in <i>that</i> voice and you have a quasi-conceptual jewel of an album that is awash in electronic pop&nbsp;beauty. </p> <p>“Expect Me” is one of many delights found on <cite>Stranger</cite>, and we couldn’t be more honored to premiere the sublime video for it below. Additionally, <a href="https://joannepollock.bandcamp.com/">Pollock</a> herself has given us an insightful track-by-track breakdown of the album following the video. No live dates have been announced yet, but there is a Venetian Snares show on July 9 at the Good Will Social Club in Winnipeg that promises a “surprise guest.” I’m not a betting man, but perhaps the <cite>Stranger</cite> will make an appearance that&nbsp;night.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q7SuBvvVEak" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><b>Joanne Pollock&#8217;s track-by-track breakdown of <cite>Stranger</cite>:</b></p> <p>01.&nbsp;“Carnival”</p> <p><i>how does a city decide who belongs on it&#8217;s streets?<br /> I can feel this town rejecting&nbsp;me</i></p> <p>I used to feel like I owned the world<br /> well maybe I&#8217;m just getting&nbsp;older</p> <p>How much of our identity is an extension of the place in which we live, the people that we&nbsp;know?</p> <p>Our sense of self is so intimately entwined with our sense of community, our sense of place, our sense of home, that when we leave, it can feel like leaving ourselves&nbsp;behind.</p> <p>There were many consecutive events in my life that triggered the emergence of <cite>Stranger</cite>, but moving my life from one place to another was one of&nbsp;them.</p> <p>This is a song of displacement, of failure, of perspective, of trying to love an alien world as if it&#8217;s your own - never knowing if what you left was ever real, or a happy dream of&nbsp;youth.</p> <p>02. “Melt&nbsp;Myself”</p> <p><i>if I&#8217;d have known I&#8217;d always be so cold<br /> I&#8217;d let myself melt like a wax candle<br /> I would, to be&nbsp;closer</i></p> <p>It&#8217;s difficult for me to give myself to&nbsp;others.</p> <p>This song began as just a vocal melody and the lyrics, which is unusual for me. I sang it over and over for a few weeks until I finally found a way to capture the ethereal feeling the song contained in my mind. I wanted to capture the feeling of being alone on a boat in the middle of the ocean, with waves lapping against the&nbsp;sides</p> <p>03. “You Know I Would Do&nbsp;Anything”</p> <p><i>I never thought of anything that I could ever say to you<br /> and now I get a feeling that&#8217;s exactly what you would prefer<br /> from&nbsp;family</i></p> <p>This song is about the failure of family - about the fallout of abandonment and how it moves through generations, staining the&nbsp;tree.</p> <p>04. “Never Been&nbsp;You”</p> <p><i>this one is better<br /> it&#8217;s never been you<br /> this one is better<br /> I heard&nbsp;you</i></p> <p>I can&#8217;t ever imagine a time I won&#8217;t struggle with self doubt. In this song I gave my voice to fear and sang through&nbsp;it. </p> <p>05. “Expect&nbsp;Me”</p> <p><i>you expect me to be there<br /> with a perfect smile<br /> do I get to&nbsp;choose?</i></p> <p>There&#8217;s a delicate interplay between what others believe we are capable of, and what we do. Sometimes disbelief can be motivating, showing people they&#8217;re wrong; other times it can be debilitating to have no one believe in us. It felt good to sing directly to people who didn&#8217;t believe in me, who wanted to only see me in a box they&nbsp;understood. </p> <p>06.&nbsp;“Stranger”</p> <p><i>I have never felt that I could be so sad<br /> a stranger in the mud, swallowed by the sand<br /> swallowed by the guilt, the stranger in my thoughts<br /> opens up the curtain that I would rather&nbsp;not</i></p> <p>And now we come upon the&nbsp;Stranger. </p> <p>This was one of the first songs that emerged in writing this album, and I think of it as the bedrock. Here I met the Stranger, who led me down to the pit of self examination. The rest of the album follows the instruction of the&nbsp;Stranger.</p> <p>I think it&#8217;s fitting to have such an important song in the middle of the album, because it&#8217;s reminiscent of the writing process. I didn&#8217;t set out to make an album about identity, all the facets of what make me who I am. I didn&#8217;t anticipate the feeling of total loss I would come to know. But part way through completing these songs, it became so clear that this is what the Stranger, this being that emerged with turmoil and discomfort, demanded of me. In this deep feeling of displacement, my only choice was to identify and examine which elements of me were left to build upon. With the help of Stranger, I&nbsp;complied.</p> <p>07. “Myself&nbsp;Apart”</p> <p><i>I can&#8217;t remember where I start<br /> I can’t see myself&nbsp;apart</i></p> <p>Have you ever become so entangled in a relationship with someone that it&#8217;s difficult to determine where one of you ends and the other begins? It&#8217;s a kind of ego loss that can be as much beautiful as&nbsp;frightening.</p> <p>This song was the last I wrote for the&nbsp;album.</p> <p>08.&nbsp;“Scratching”</p> <p><i>I hear my thoughts in a whisper<br /> I&#8217;m caught in a life without rapture<br /> scratching at the sun<br /> burned all my&nbsp;fingers</i></p> <p>This was the first song written for this&nbsp;album.</p> <p>It&#8217;s difficult to decide the parts of our lives we&#8217;d like to share, and the parts that are private, sacred, just for us. Opening ourselves to others, to the world, opens us up to being burned. This was a question to myself: is it worth being exposed? Is it worth being burned? I had to answer this&nbsp;first.</p> <p>09. “Jealous&nbsp;Mind”</p> <p><i>your jealous mind<br /> has entered&nbsp;mine</i></p> <p>Friends influence my thoughts, more than I want to believe sometimes, but there&#8217;s freedom in discovering the root of a problem. This song was another unusual one as it was originally written on the guitar, and it felt so good to&nbsp;play.</p> <p>10. “You&#8217;re&nbsp;Gone”</p> <p><i>I live in your essence<br /> and I always imagine your answers<br /> another sense, inside and bound<br /> I&#8217;ve felt your absence around&nbsp;myself</i></p> <p>Finally, as much as the people in my life affect me, the people that once existed that now don&#8217;t affect me equally. Our shapes swell and fill the negative space they left, and imagined and real conversations repeat themselves over and over in our minds until we can&#8217;t remember which is which. Through dreams, and connecting to parts of ourselves we shared with them, their spirit inhabits us as we move through the&nbsp;world.</p> <p>I had some difficulty with this song, but at some point, I discovered that the more I took away from it, the more authentic it felt. It ended up as a ghost of a song, which couldn’t be more&nbsp;perfect.</p> <p><iframe src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Aalbum%3A6NNbIcBpD7uGTNUt7jcHSl" width="100%" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></p> Joanne Pollock Planet Mu Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:47:57 +0000 David Nadelle 158234 at https://www.tinymixtapes.com St. Vincent announces “Fear the Future” tour (implicitly in support of her super-significant forthcoming album) 2017-06-26T09:50:18-04:00 https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/st-vincent-announces-fear-future-tour?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tmt Music <img src="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Article_Width/1706/st-vincent-tickets_12-02-17_17_594969edcd2b4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-Article_Width" width="678" height="399" /> <p>I&#8217;m still an advocate for an appropriate use of capital letters in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_written_English">Standard written English</a>, but a recent video upload from the ever-active <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/st-vincent-st-vincent">St. Vincent</a> proves (I guess) that language rules can occasionally be neglected if the message being conveyed is sufficiently oVeRwhElmiNG (see the referenced video below, in which where Annie Clark herself non-vocally announces her upcoming &#8220;Fear the Future&#8221;&nbsp;tour). </p> <p>In addition to delivering the intensely non-verbal message that the <b>TouR Is rEAl</b> and begins in-earnest this August (though it isn&#8217;t really getting going until October), it seems reasonable to assume that she directed the 38-second announcement herself, given her recent directorial contribution to the female-driven &#8220;horror&#8221; anthology <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322892/"><cite>XX</cite></a>.</p> <p>And as long as we&#8217;re &#8220;reasonably assuming&#8221; things: it&#8217;s reasonable to assume that this forthcoming tour is in support of an as-yet unnamed new album, which is scheduled to be released before the end of the year. Clark had previously <a href="http://www.factmag.com/2017/01/31/st-vincent-birthday-party-interview/">stressed</a> the significance of the forthcoming release to &#8220;where we are in the world,&#8221; which would certainly explain the tour title. Or&#8230;maybe the two are unrelated and &#8220;fear the future&#8221; is more a reference to that one dude and his <a href="https://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/future-tour-world-future-hndrxx-tour">aspirations</a> to be omnipresent. Either way: I&#8217;m obediently&nbsp;terrified.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eFXq8OU1dNQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="690" height="376" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mVAxUMuhz98" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&#8220;Fear the Future&#8221;&nbsp;tour:</p> <p>08.19.17 - Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic<br /> 10.17.17 - London, England - 02 Academy Brixton<br /> 10.18.17 - Manchester, UK - 02 Apollo Manchester<br /> 10.20.17 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theater<br /> 10.23.17 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique<br /> 10.24.17 - Paris, France - Le Trianon<br /> 10.26.17 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys<br /> 10.27.17 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivolivredenburg<br /> 11.14.17 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore<br /> 11.15.17 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room<br /> 11.17.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater<br /> 11.18.17 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theater<br /> 11.19.17 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater<br /> 11.20.17 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant<br /> 11.21.17 - Louisville, KY - Whitney Hall<br /> 11.22.17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium<br /> 11.24.17 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre<br /> 11.25.17 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center<br /> 11.27.17 - Washington, DC - The Anthem<br /> 11.28.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory<br /> 11.30.17 - Boston, MA - House of Blues<br /> 12.01.17 - Portland, ME - State Theatre<br /> 12.02.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings&nbsp;Theatre</p> St. Vincent Loma Vista/Republic Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:50:18 +0000 Mike Reid 158220 at 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

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