NEWSFLASH: Elephant 6 Recording Company's Bill Doss (also member of Olivia Tremor Control) passed away today, July 31st, 2012.
ALSO: If you're at Lollapalooza 2012 this year, Tortoise & Blonde eyewear (based out of NYC) will be showcasing at Urban Outfitters on State and Washington during the music festival. The company has a pseudo-record label through manufacturing sunglasses endorsing and supporting artists like The Spinto Band, Ra Ra Riot, and Jukebox the Ghost.
You might know Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, as one of the founding member of Animal Collective. Animal Collective was the Pitchfork-type band of 2007…
Animal Collective premiered their new song, "Today's Supernatural," today (July 31st). The single is from their upcoming album, Centipede Hz. The album will be out September 4th, via Domino Records.
The band will be on tour to promote Centipede Hz in the fall:
09/19: Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl
09/20: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/21: Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theatre
09/23: Los Angeles @ Hollywood Bowl
09/25: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
09/27: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/28: Austin, TX @ Backyard
09/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
09/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
10/02: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
10/03: Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center
10/05: Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
Have fun trying to google the band WHY?
The Cincinatti based indie trio will be releasing Sod in the Seed EP on August 14th via Anticon (City Slang in the UK). Their new LP, Mumps, Etc. will follow on October 8th.
They're going on a national tour with Anticon labelmates Serengeti, Doseone, Jel, Sodapop, and others, this fall.
Check out their free song, "Sod in the Seed," on Soundcloud:
08.24 Columbia, MO: The Blue Note
08.25 Norman, OK: Opolis
08.26 Santa Fe, NM: SOL at Santa Fe Brewing
08.27 Phoenix, AZ: Crescent Ballroom
08.28 Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex
08.30 San Francisco, CA: Great American
08.31 Arcata, CA: Arcata Playhouse
09.01 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
09.02 Seattle, WA: Bumbershoot Festival
09.03 Boise, ID: Reef
09.04 Salt Lake City, UT: In the Venue
09.05 Englewood, CO: The Gothic
09.06 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room
09.07 Lawrence, KS: The Granada
09.08 Minneapolis, MN: Cedar Cultural Center
09.09 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
09.10 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom
09.11 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt
09.12 Cambridge, MA: Middle East
09.13 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall
09.14 Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
09.15 Durham, NC: Motorco Music Hall
09.16 Asheville, NC: Grey Eagle
09.17 Atlanta, GA: The Earl
09.18 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge
10.05 Düsseldorf, Germany: New Fall Festival
10.06 Evreux, France: L'Abordage
10.07 Paris, France: Maroquinerie
10.08 Brighton, England: Old Market
10.09 London, England: Electric Ballroom
10.10 Manchester, England: Central Methodist
10.11 Bristol, England: Fleece
10.12 Glasgow, Scotland: SWG3
10.13 Oxford, England: The Bullingdon
10.15 Berlin, Germany: Volksbühne
10.18 Cincinnati, OH Lois & Richard Rosethal
10.20 Pittsburgh, PA Altar
10.24 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10.25 Athens, GA 40 Watt
10.26 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
10.27 Orlando, FL The Social
10.28 Tampa, FL Crowbar
10.29 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
10.30 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
10.31 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
11.01 Houston, TX Walter's
11.02 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
11.03 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.05 St. Louis, MO Luminary Arts
Snoop Dogg needs no introduction, but what about Snoop Lion? This is Snoop Doggy Dogg's latest project called "REINCARNATED." From my understanding, the inspiration for Snoop Lion/"REINCARNATED" was because Snoop recently visited Jamaica and loved the food, music, art, environment, etc. The visit literally changed his life.
Snoop had this to say about the album and the name change, "For this project, I had no intention of making a reggae album, but the spirit called me. Anytime the spirit calls you gotta know that it's serious and real …. I wanted to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion, but I didn't know that until I went to the temple and received the name Snoop Lion from the Nyabingi priest. From that moment on, I started to understand why I was there and was able to create something magical in this [Reincarnated] project...something I haven't done before in my career."
Look for the VICE Film's "REINCARNATED" to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival September 7th.
MR MINER'S PHISH THOUGHTS
Phish fans are a devoted lot. For the hardcore fans that must own everything, there is a book written by a fan for fans called Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts, which is available now.
The book recount Phish's long history and their eventual reunion in 2009. Author David Calarco confessed that all the Phish books out there are "so outdated, they’re no longer relevant" and that his book is "the only book ever written by a fan for the fans."
Manchester's Trojan Horse just released "Fire" EP a few weeks ago (July 16th). I believe the single is taken from their self-titled LP, released two years ago.
In addition to the title track, the EP also features a cover of the Neil Young song, "Ohio." The track was an inspiration for the band during the fall out of the Arab Spring.
Liverpool's Stealing Sheep will be releasing Into the Diamond Sun on September 4th, 2012, via Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative Music.
This looks like an all-girls band (Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer) who are into "faery folk" (otherwise known as pagan folk) and Krautrock.
JAWS' new single is called "Toucan Surf." The single comes out August 27th, via Rattlepop Records.
Not much else was given; they say that NME liked them.