Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thrill Jockey & ATP Benefit for Japan

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Both Thrill Jockey Records and All Tomorrow’s Parties have announced benefits for Japanese aid.

Thrill Jockey announce two benefits:

Firstly, Thrill Jockey, BOREDOMS & OOIOO will donate 100% of proceeds from new sales of the following titles:

BOREDOMS – Super Roots 9

OOIOO – Gold & Green

OOIOO – Taiga

OOIOO -Eye Remix EP

And secondly they release Benefit for the Recovery in Japan, a compilation album with contributions from over sixty diverse artists from around the world, will be released today via Thrill Jockey’s Fina-Music online digital music store.  (http://fina-music.com/catalog/index.html?id=105344) 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the recovery and relief effort taking place in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan and the resulting nuclear emergency.  This massive set contains nearly five hours of music and features tracks by a wide range of artists including Christian Fennesz, Shinji Masuko (Boredoms/DMBQ), Prefuse 73, Tim Hecker, Tunde Adebimpe, School of Seven Bells, Zeena Parkins, Bear In Heaven, The Ex, Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Oren Ambarchi, Akron/Family, Sam Prekop, Ben Frost, Rhys Chatham, and many others.

For more information http://thrilljockey.com/splash.html

All Tomorrow’s Parties present MADE IN JAPAN – A Benefit Concert For The Victims of the Japan Disaster featuring Squarepusher + LFO + Fuck Buttons + DJs Declan Allen & N>E>D at Kentish Town Forum, London on Thursday 21st April 2011. All proceeds going directly to Japanese Red Cross.

 

tUnEyArDs

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tUnEyArDs release new album on the 18th of April on 4AD. The brainchild of Merrill Garbus, tUnE-yArDs began life as dictaphone recordings which were then painstakingly mixed down on GarageBand to create the opening gambit, her debut album ’BiRd-BrAiNs’. Initially released on a limited LP run through Marriage records with screenprinted sleeves recycled from thrift store bargain bins, it wasn’t long until others took notice and she soon signed a worldwide deal with 4AD. The album was formally released in late-2009, having been remastered and with four more tracks added. The Guardian, whilst awarding it 5/5, called her “the find of the year.”

Coliseum / Superchunk

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Merge Records and Temporary Residence Limited have partnered to co-release a limited-edition 7-inch from Superchunk and Coliseum covering Misfits classics for Record Store Day, April 16. Superchunk is taking on “Horror Business,” and Coliseum will rage through “Bullet”. Limited to 2000 copies and available exclusively in record stores, the 7-inch cover was designed by Coliseum singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson, with a nod to the artwork from the Misfits’ Three Hits From Hell single. The 7-inch will be issued on three different colors of vinyl: yellow, magenta, and standard black

(666 copies of each).

 

Yo La Tengo

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YO LA TENGO ON REINVENTING THE WHEEL

“For our next UK tour, we’ve decided to take the advice of Blood, Sweat & Tears to “ride a painted pony/let the spinning wheel spin.” And just in case that’s not self-explanatory, read on.

We’re going to split our performance into two sets. At the beginning of the night, we’ll bring a Wheel of… Fortune? Fate? What ARE those carnival things called? … on stage, and spin it. Whatever comes up, that’s what the first 45 minutes will be.

Here are the possibilities…

1. Condo F*cks

Our Ziggy Stardust. If the wheel decides this then loud it is. Maybe they’ll be bringing the likes of Slade, The Kinks and The Troggs home? In one spin, we’ll find out.

2. Dump

As if two bands aren’t enough, James has his own thing going on too. Only the wheel knows if this is the night Dump finally plays your town.

3. The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo

You ask a question; we answer the question, and maybe follow up with a song.

4. The Name Game

Have you ever noticed how many Yo La Tengo songs include someone’s name? More than 45 minutes’ worth, that’s for sure, so who knows which ones we’ll do on any given night.

5. Sitcom Theatre

The lucky audience in attendance the night the wheel lands on this space will get to see band and crew act out a classic sitcom.

6. Songs Starting With S

The only thing more common than a Yo La Tengo song with a name is a Yo La Tengo song starting with S (only one song fits both categories). So many, in fact, that we cannot promise that all of them are on the table, as it were. But we do promise that there will be songs rarely, if ever, heard live.

7. The Sounds of Science part 1

8. The Sounds of Science part 2

All of the lovely sounds we created, but none of that pesky science. We’re leaving the movies at home, and dividing the 90-minute program in half.”

 

Yo La Tengo

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YO LA TENGO ANNOUNCE ‘REINVENTING THE WHEEL’ UK TOUR

Making its UK debut this summer comes Yo La Tengo’s much talked about Reinventing The Wheel Tour. A show of two halves with no support act where anything goes…

…so long as the wheel has the final say (see below for further details).

A single spin of the wheel dictates the first half, guaranteeing it to be unlike any other on the tour. The second half will see Yo La Tengo perform a Yo La Tengo show. Given that they never play the same set twice, that too will be unlike any other on the tour.

Reinventing The Wheel makes its way to the UK this June. See live dates.

 

Important Records

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After ten years Important Records is extremely proud to present IMPREC300, a vinyl only collection of exclusive live tracks from a handful of Important bands including Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Grails, Mugstar, Cave, NHK yx, Bardo Pond, Grails, Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Chord & Bass Communion. Important sticker included.

Important was started in 2001 in a small house on the beach along the New Hampshire seacoast. The first two releases, from Daniel Johnston and Merzbow, stated the breadth of intentions and we set out to run a label that would function much like a good record shop with a wide range of interesting records under one roof. After ten years and 300 records Important Records are only getting better. Stay tuned.

Cave “Encino Mang”
Mugstar “Ouroboros”
NHK yx “15 hell think i bamboo 5″
Bardo Pond “Absence”
Grails “Back To The Monastary”
Master Musicians Of Bukkake “Iron Age Nativity/Black Moss Invocation”
Chord “C9sus4 NYC”
Bass Communion & Pig “Lost Session Edit”

Moon Duo

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New record out now on Sacred Bones. Limited edition will contain a bonus CD including remixes of album tracks by Spacemen 3′s Sonic Boom, Psychic Ills, Purling Hiss, and more.

Black Mountain

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Black Mountain Unveil Record Store Day Single and Headline Roadburn Festival Afterburner.

Jagjaguwar are proud to announce that Black Mountain will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday April 16 by unleashing the third single from their third LP Wilderness Heart on seven inch vinyl.

Vancouver’s finest will mark this special release with a tour of continental Europe, culminating in a headline slot at the closing afternoon event of Tilburg, Holland’s Roadburn festival.

Liverpool Sound City

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Liverpool Sound City is coming your way again in May 2011:

Featuring some of the best live bands around at the moment including Clinic, Mugstar, Black Lips, Yuck, Chain and the Gang, Kurt Vile, Forest Swords to name but a few. The festival also hosts some speakers to talk about their history in the music industry – including Cocteau Twins / Bella Union’ s Simon Raymonde.

Mugstar

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Mugstar have some tasty new shows coming up over the next couple of weeks:

Sat 26th March – Bad Dimension, The Horatia, Holloway Rd, London. FREE SHOW!

Thus 31st March – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

Monday 18th April – Rough Trade In-Store Show, London followed by a Free show at The Victory (281 Kingsland Road, London)

NB for Rough Trade show – DON’T FORGET TO PURCHASE CARLTON MELTON’s NEW ALBUM ‘COUNTRY WAYS’ OR MUGSTAR’s ‘LIME’ ON VINYL WITH EXCLUSIVE ROUGH TRADE BONUS MIX TAPE FROM 18th APRIL AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME, ANY REMAINING WRISTBANDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE STAGE TIME, FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS………ONE PER PERSON