Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, actual posting will resume around January 4th, on 56k at home right now, sorry! Hope everyone has a good holiday, expect a best of early in January.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Oklllllaaaahommmaa Ciitttyy

So yeah, Ariel Pink announced tour dates. This is pretty important, because he's a madman live(or so I hear). Let's hope I can make it to one of these shows...the Philly show is 21+ though. Which is lame. Blah. Anyway..

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

February 10th - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Lounge *
February 11th - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
February 12th - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan *
February 13th - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *

February 14th - Vancouver @ Richards on Richards *

February 16th - Fargo, ND TBA
February 17th - Minneapolis, MN @ Entry *
February 18th - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's *
February 19th - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
February 20th - Toronto, Ontario @ The Boat #
February 21st - Montreal, Quebec @ Zoobizarre #
February 22nd - Allston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub #
February 23rd - Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion #
February 24th - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory #
February 25th - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber #
February 26th - Baltimore, MD @ Salisbury College #
February 27th - Durham, NC @ Duke University Coffee House *
February 28th - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
March 1st - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
March 2nd - Houston, TX @ TBA *
March 3rd - Austin, TX @ Emo's *
March 4th - Dallas, TX @ Hailey's *
March 6 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Cultural
March 7 San Diego, CA @ Casbah

* with Belong (Carpark)

# with Psychic Ills (Social Registry)

And remember, the re-release of House Arrest is due out January 24th, 2006 on Paw-Tracks, and it's incredible, so snag that if you don't already have it.

mp3: Ariel Pink - Helen(from House Arrest)

I'm not gonna be updating for the next few days because I'm going on a rampage of cultural immersion and will be very busy. The itinerary is as follows:

Sunday Night - Sunn0))) w/ Growing @ North6
Monday Night - The Social Registry's holiday party @ The Cake Shop
Tuesday Night - Yoshida Tatsuya, John Zorn, Elliot Sharp @ The Stone
Wednesday Night - Sunn0))) w/ Scott Mou @ Knitting Factory

It's gonna be a great week and I will try and take pictures or keep a journal or whatever bloggers are supposed to do....anyway, don't expect a post till at least Thursday.


Friday, December 16, 2005

Social Registry/Gang Gang Dance news...

Oh man, super awesome news. I don't know how I missed this, but I was browsing The Social Registry and looking through their news archive, I happened upon this incredible piece of news from November 27th: "Gang Gang Dance is up for a Plug Award in the "Avant" category. You could vote for them at and they would probably appreciate it. They would vote themselves but they are way too busy in the pre-production process on their next record(s?)."

Yes. Gang Gang Dance working on a new record. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou SO MUCH. There's no release date, no leak, no word on anything really except for a brief clip from some Swedish TV station which is here. Bad news is that their show at Cake Shop on monday was cancelled, but The Social Registry holiday party should still be a lot of fun. I know I'll be there, anyone in the area should try and stop by, they promise it'll be fun. Also, you should check out Samara Lubelski's new album, Spectacular of Passages. I haven't heard it yet, but it looks very good, and of course Social Registry has my highest recommendation.

And if you're not familiar with Gang Gang Dance, God's Money is a definite to check out. You will very soon see it on my Best of '05 list(which will be coming soon).

Related mp3s: Gang Gang Dance - Nomad For Love(Cannibal) from God's Money
Gang Gang Dance - Untitled #1 from Revival of the Shittiest
Samara Lubelski - Sister Silver from Spectacular of Passages
Samara Lubelski - The Fleeting Skies from The Fleeting Skies

Other Social Registry media can be found here.


Artists Favorites of '05

So pitchfork ran a good article(cause no Pitchfork writers actually...wrote it) in which a good amount of artists went over their favorite albums of 2005, and it's a pretty good list. Interesting to read if only to see how different many of the artists tastes are. Keith Fullerton Whitman and Lau Nau both put out great lists, and everything else is worth checking out.

Keith Fullerton Whitman

1. Tod Dockstader: Aerial 1 and Aerial 2 (Sub Rosa)
2. Skullflower: Orange Canyon Mind (Crucial Blast)
3. Kevin Drumm/2673: Split (Kitty Play)
4. Uton: Whispers from the Woods (Last Visible Dog)
5. Jessica Rylan / C. Spencer Yeh: 2xC30 (DroneDisco)

Lau Nau
1. Kuupuu: Sateen Suutelemat (Nidnod)
2. Islaja: Palaa Aurinkoon (Fonal)
3. Josephine Foster: Hazel Eyes I Will Lead You (Locust)
4. Cast King: Saw Mill Man (Locust)
5. Various Artists: Maan Matoset (POK)
6. Tomutonttu: Ehdottelee (!)

Read the full list here.

related mp3s: Lau Nau - Kuula
Lau Nau - Puuportti Rautaportilta
Lau Nau - Johdattaja-Joleen


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sunset Rubdown signs to Absolute Kosher, begins recording..

Wolf Parade is big news nowadays, but what of their keyboardist's(Spencer Krug) little known side project, Sunset Rubdown? Well apparently that's big news also. Most probably haven't heard Sunset's debut album Snake's Got a Leg, but it's an album equally deserving of the praise Hail to the Queen Mary received. It's a little dive into the more experimental side for Krug, but he pulls it off very, very well. Snake's Got a Leg is easily in my top 10, and very much worth checking out. Get it at Global Symphonic.

Full Pitchfork article here.

mp3: Sunset Rubdown - I'll believe in Anything if You'll believe in Anything


Monday, December 12, 2005

Akron/Family announces new tour

After seeing Akron/Family on Saturday, I can say there is a new revolution in jam bands. The family put on the best live show I've seen, playing about a 3 hour set, filled with gems from their s/t and their new split with Angels of Light, and it was all incredible. I've always been a fan of their studio stuff, but live they play with a passion and intensity that I've only seen rivaled by Animal Collective. Their show had everything, from chirping toy birds to improv noise jams to doing sing-a-longs in the middle of the crowd, it was all incredible. Not only some of the best performers but some of the friendliest guys I've met, they are worth going to see no matter where you are. Here are the new dates which were announced on their myspace(nothing's been updated on the offical site yet. Shows how trendy MySpace is nowadays...barf.)

Jan 11 2006 8:00P
great hall centre toronto, ON
Jan 12 2006 8:00P
la sala rosa! montreal, QC
Jan 14 2006 8:00P
knitting factory nyc, NY
Jan 18 2006 8:00P
talking head club baltimore!!!!!!!!! hell fuck yeah!, MD
Jan 19 2006 8:00P
the wherehouse winston salem , NC
Jan 20 2006 8:00P
grey eagle tavern and music hall asheville , NC
Jan 21 2006 8:00P
the motherfucking pilot light!!!!!!!! knoxville, TN
Jan 23 2006 8:00P
hi tone memphis, TN
Jan 24 2006 8:00P
andy's denton , TX
Jan 25 2006 8:00P
emo's inside room austin , TX
Jan 26 2006 8:00P
house of rock & roll (inside coronado motel) el paso , TX
Jan 27 2006 8:00P
launch pad albuquerque, NM
Jan 28 2006 8:00P
modified phoenix, AZ
Jan 29 2006 8:00P
plush tucson, AZ
Jan 30 2006 8:00P
casbah san diego, CA
Jan 31 2006 8:00P
echo los angeles, CA
Feb 1 2006 8:00P
ucla campus los angeles, CA
Feb 2 2006 8:00P
howie and sons pizza and beer visalia, CA
Feb 4 2006 8:00P
12 galaxies san francisco, CA
Feb 5 2006 8:00P
the attic santa cruz santa cruz, CA
Feb 7 2006 8:00P
john henry's eugene, OR
Feb 8 2006 8:00P
berbati's pan portland, OR
Feb 9 2006 8:00P
manium olympia, WA
Feb 10 2006 8:00P
3B tavern bellingham , WA
Feb 11 2006 8:00P
tractor tavern seattle , WA

I'll see the New Yorkers at Knitting Factory in January...enjoy.

Friday, December 02, 2005

No Fun Fest is the festival for those who love noise. If you love noise, you should go. This year it's at The Hook in Brooklyn, and will be fantastic. Here's the list of confirmed artists so far, with more in the works(Merzbow is rumored to be a late announced headliner!):

Wolf Eyes
Zbigniew Karkowski and Carlos Giffoni
Emil Beaulieau
Jessica Rylan
Aaron Dilloway
James Twig Harper
Leslie Keffer and Thurston Moore
White Rock
Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori
John Wiese
Hive Mind
Daniel Menche
16 Bitch Pile Up
Fat Worm of Error
No Neck Blues Band
SJ (Sutcliffe Jugend)

Hope to see people there come March!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

song list from last nights webcast

Trophy Scars - There Are Ghosts
Before Today - Shallow Pockets
The Number 12 Looks Like You - The Devil's Dick Disaster
No Hollywood Ending - Lies and Valentines
The Fall Of Troy - "You Got A Death Wish, Johnny Truant?"
Circle Takes the Square - Crowquill
Fear Before The March of Flames - Should Have Stayed In The Shallows
Make Me - Rubber Sidewalks
Anterrabae - How Joey Got His Groove Back
Trophy Scars - The Hair-Trigger Flamenco
Five Minute Ride - The Rapture Was Yesterday
Unearth - This Lying World
Armor For Sleep - Remember To Feel Real
The Fall Of Troy - Mouths Like Sidewinder Missiles
Circa Survive - The Great Golden Baby
It Dies Today - The Depravity Waltz
Scary Kids Scaring Kids - The Only Medicine
Chiodos - The Words 'Best Friend' Become Redefined
The Chariot - Before There Was Atlanta There Was Douglasville
Saosin - Translating the Name
Lower Definition - Honey Bunches Of Loc
Folly - The Last Letter We Ever Wrote
Between The Buried and Me - Alaska
Throwdown - Forever
The Fall Of Troy - Whacko Jacko Steals The Elephant Mans Bones