Monday, August 31, 2009

A Hawk And A Hacksaw

A Hawk And A Hacksaw's latest album Delivrance reviewed on Baeble blog:

".....Named after a line from Hamlet, AHAAH does the bard proud by turning every song into a web of intrigue and storytelling. Sometimes, words are insufficient. Sometimes the most lyrical music is the kind that doesn't need to beat you over the head with witticisms. Almost all the songs are exclusively instrumental, and the galloping violin, whimsical accordion, and eclectic orchestra (which includes everything from the upright bass, cello, and clarinet, to the bouzouki and cimbalom) weave fireside tales of sharing soup with mustached villagers, galloping along the Danube in a horse-drawn buggy, dancing late into the night on the cobblestones in the main square....." Read full review HERE.

Upcoming US tour:
09/12 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (The Wire present Adventures in Modern Music)
09/14 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
09/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Your Inner Vagabond

09/16 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
09/17 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore (w/ Damon & Naomi)
09/18 Boston, MA @ YMCA Theatre (w/ Damon & Naomi)
09/19 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Damon & Naomi)
09/20 Washington, DC @ Rock N' Roll Hotel(w/ Damon & Naomi)

09/22 Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
09/23 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall (w/ Damon & Naomi)
09/24 Athens, GA @ The Melting Pot (w/ Damon & Naomi)
09/25 Atlanta, GA E.A.R.L. (w/ Damon & Naomi)
09/26 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/03 Albuquerque, NM @ Outpost Performance Space
10/06 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
10/07 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (w/ Damon & Naomi)

10/09 San Francisco, CA @ Independent (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/10 Eureka, CA @ Nocturnum (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/11 Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/12 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/13 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (w/ Damon & Naomi)
10/16 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive (w/ Damon & Naomi)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Nice Vladislav Delay Interview On Flavorwire.

An interview with Finnish composer Sasu Ripatti’s who works under the name Vladislav Delay was posted on Flavorwire last week. The feature includes a video and a stream-able edited version of the song "Melankolia" off the upcoming album Tummaa (street 09/06/09) on the Leaf Label.

FP: A lot of your recent work shows some dissatisfaction with making things you can’t really touch or experience except through electronics. Why the new emphasis on working with your hands?

Soundwise and rhythmically, of course, electronics and computers have beautiful aspects, but this one particular issue can make all the positive aspects troublesome. Sometimes I have been frustrated having to program a tone or rhythm with a mouse in my hand when I had an inspiring vision ten minutes before. I could have just played it out, but I end up writing software and forgetting what I was about in the first place. I try to bring the two approaches together somehow, looking for various ways to make it more the way I wish it was.

Read full feature HERE.


Upcoming Yacht 7" picture disc. Release date - TBA

Yacht - Best New Music.

It's old news but good news.... Yacht's latest album See Mystery Lights received a 8.5 Best New Music review by Pitchfork way way back on August 5th.

"....It's a collection of stone jams that finds the band finally as hellbent on experimenting and expanding the boundaries of its sonic scope as it is on having fun. Built on electronic foundations-- laser effects, skittering computerized beats, and spacey synth lines (or guitar riffs that have been tuned or distorted to sound like synths)-- these new songs are giddy with creative freedom while remaining tethered in service of their melodies...."

Read full review HERE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

White Mice.

White Mice melting minds at Death by Audio Brooklyn, NY. on August 10, 2009. Their new studio album Ganjahovahdose will be released on Oct. 20th on the 20 Buck Spin label.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Killer Gnarly Photos Of Gates Of Slumber!

Bass thunder - Jason McCash
O' Brooklyn Vegan posted some awesome live photos of Gates Of Slumber from their Webster Hall show on August 9th. View all photos HERE.

DOA Tour Journal Of China.

Joe "Shithead" Keithley chronicles DOA's experience in China in five lengthy segments for Magnet Magazine.

Christmas Island Teaser Track Posted On Pitchfork.

Christmas Island's track "Bed Island" from the upcoming Blackout Summer album (10/6) was posted on Pitchfork's August 12th Forkcast. Apparently it is one of the most read/streamed singles on the site (in their Top 15). Totally sick! Stream away HERE.

Box Elders Rack'em Up.

Box Elders new album Alice and Friends has racked up quite a bit of press since it's release on August 11th. Here are just a dainty few:

* "Necro" MP3 and release details posted on Catbirdseat

* ZME Music "New Music Monday" feature w MP3 of "Stay"

* New Album Release mention on Rollo & Grady (LA Music Blog)

* Lazy-i (Ohama area music blog) mini feature

* Dusted album review

* Live preview in Nebraska blog The Dark Stuff

* 3 1/2 stars review in SPIN

* New Release of Note & stream of "Hole In My Head" on

* Video for "Jackie Wood" posted on

* Time Out NYC "Hot New Releases" feature

* Feature w/"Jackie Wood" MP3 on Easy Street Records Blog

* Review and video for "Jackie Wood" in SF

* Review in Exclaim!

Biafra And The Guantanamo Boys In Cambodia.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine performing the DK classic "Holiday in Cambodia" at Center for the Arts , Grass Valley, CA. The new album Audacity of Hype will hit the shops towards the end of October 2009.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Maclean's Happy House Video

Vivian Girls Acoustic Sessions.

Three Vivian Girls clips from an acoustic session recorded in Austria last June were posted on Stereogum a couple days ago. One clip features "When I'm Gone" off the band's upcoming album Everything Goes Wrong due out early next month. Vivs-out Here.

Yob Feature In Decibel.

Name changes, lineups changes and lawsuits, Decibel Magazine & guitarist Mike Scheidt unravel the story of Yob.

“I really didn’t think too much about any expectations from fans or critics,” Scheidt claims. “We were so ‘in the zone’ with our old and new material that our focus and attention were completely consumed. It wasn’t until we played our reunion show in February 2009 that I realized our new material was going to be well-received. Until then, we were just in our rehearsal space trying to write music that would make us grin like devils.”

Read full feature HERE.

Revolver USA Podcast #17 Is Ready For A Listen.

Whoa, what happened? It's been a long ass time since the last Revolver USA podcast. Cast #17 plays catch-up with the past couple months of releases: Susumu Yokota, Onna, Matteah Baim, Bob Log III, Syntheme, Pansy Division, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Crystal Stilts. You can stream or download an AAC file of this podcast and all other Revolver podcasts at the Revolver pod-page:

More to come soon.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Reigning Sound Pitchfork Review & Tour Dates

Reigning Sound's legacy of soulful garage rock soldiers on with the release of Love & Curses (street date Aug. 11th). Pitchfork weighs in with a respectable 7.6 review.

"...... Love and Curses sounds as much a product of the present as of the past, and the new songs attack with goblin force but vampire sophistication, thanks to another new line-up. The rhythm section of drummer Lance Wille and bass player David Wayne Gay (formerly of Freakwater) add muscle and agility to the stomping "If I Can't Come Back" and "Dangerous Game", while Dave Amels lays down sweeping organ riffs on "Something to Hold Onto" and "Broken Things"...."

Read full review HERE.

Upcoming Southeast dates & Gonerfest:

08/06 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle (w/ Thomas Function)

08/07 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club (w/ Thomas Function)
08/08 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (w/ Thomas Function, Greg O DJ set)
08/15 Memphis, TN @ Nocturnal (Antenna Reunion show, w/
Compulsive Gamblers)
09/25 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café (GonerFest 6)