VIDEO: Black Pus In His Hilarious Attic

Ever wondered what Brian Chippendale does in his spare time? Maybe not, but you are able to get a brief look at his gear set-up, which looks as messy as fuck but that’s besides the point. You’ll be able to see some close-up shots of things you may have only seen glimpses of on live YouTube videos, but check out that John Bonham-style foot action. Also look at the trippy mannequin. Whatever you choose to look at during this quick jam session with himself, please remember that the presentation was shot by Peter Glantz.

SOME STUFFS: Anton Zap to release new compilation on June 18th

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If you are a fan of Russian electronic music producer Anton Zap, you’ll find this news to be of interest. A new compilation album will be released on June 18th through Apollo Records, and will be complimented with three brand new songs. The Water album will contain material going as far back as 2008, and will shine the spotlight on some of his highlights over the years. Don’t consider it a greatest hits, but rather a nice set of songs that represent what he has done, and the new material will be about what’s to come. For a bit of audio proof of this man’s creativity, listen to the 10-minute “Water”. This is definitely the kind of sounds you may find yourself drifting off to, towards a much more beautiful place. You can thank Zap for that.

RECORD CRACK: A look at the new Public Enemy vinyl box set

Last month I reviewed a sampler for a forthcoming Public Enemy box set. Now you are able to take a look at the box itself, to be released on May 8th. This features their prime Def Jam albums:
Yo! Bum Rush The Show
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Fear Of A Black Planet
Apocalypse ’91: The Enemy Strikes Black
Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age
He Got Game

SOME STUFFS: Mac DeMarco is in a sharing mood with new tour dates and a video for ya

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For fans of Mac DeMarco, he has two treats that he’d like to pass along to you. If you are a fan of his 2 album released last October on Captured Tracks, he will be on tour in late spring as he finds his path towards the Pitchfork Festival in mid-July. Check out his path:

June 6… Halifax, NS (OBEY Festival)
June 13… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bowl @ Panache Northside Festival Showcase) *
June 14… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade)
June 15… Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo Festival)
June 16… Bloomington, IN (Russian Recording)
June 18… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
June 20-22… Calgary, AB (Sled Island Festival)
June 24… Edmonton, AB (Wunderbar)
June 25… Saskatoon, SK (Vangelis Tavern)
June 26… Winnipeg, MB (The Park Theatre)
June 27… Fargo, ND (The Aquarium)
June 28… Madison, WI (University of Wisconsin)
June 29… Ann Arbor, MI (The Blind Pig)
June 30… Toronto ON (The Hoxton)
July 13… Quebec City, Quebec (Le Cercle) [Quebec City Summer Festival]
July 20… Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Festival)

*w/ White Fence, Walter TV

On top of that, he has made a video for “My Kind Of Woman” so if that’s your favorite (or one of your faves) on the album, now you can see what he did with it.

Mac DeMarco: My Kind of Woman

VIDEO: The Black Opera featuring Mayer Hawthorne’s “Queen of Hearts”

Mayer Hawthorne was asked by The Black Opera to lay some vocals down for a song, and the request was a success. “Queen Of Hearts” is the end result, and a video was made for it to show union between sound and man. The connection between artist and fan can be made when you purchase Libretto: Of King Legend, the album which features “Queen Of Hearts”. No Juice Newton on this one.

SOME STUFFS: Tricky returns to North American shores in June

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Tricky’s forthcoming album, False Idols (False Idols/!k7), will be released in 28 days (or four weeks from the time I posted this news entry) and he has just announced his return to North America for a string of show:

June 8… Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
June 9… Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 11… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
June 13… New York City (Webster Hall)
June 14… Boston, MA (Royale)
June 17… Chicago, IL (Metro)
June 18… Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
June 20… Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
June 21… Houston, TX (House of Blues)
June 22… Austin, TX (Stubb’s BBQ)

You may listen to one of the songs on the album called “Tribal Drums”, featuring vocalist Francesca Belmonte. You may stream and listen, or download for free while supplies last. To find out what I think of False Idols, you may read my review of it in full by clicking here.

VIDEO: Coliseum’s “Love Under Will”

Coliseum’s Sister Faith album is out today (my review will be forthcoming, and just in time for the listening festivities, the band are presenting a music video for “Love Under Will” to the public. It’s a nice song going for close to 5 1/2 minutes, so sit back and relax (or at least relax) and have a look-see.

Also, additions to their tour itinerary are highlighted in bold:

May 1… Bristol, UK (The Exchange) =
May 2… London, UK (XOYO) =
May 10… Louisville, KY (Zanzabar) *
May 12… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
May 13… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
May 14… Hamilton, ON (The Casbah)
May 15… Toronto, ON (Silver Dollar) ^
May 16… Ottawa, ON (Mavericks) ^
May 17… Boston, MA (TT and The Bears) ^
May 19… New Haven, CT (Cafe Nin)e ^
May 21… Brooklyn, NY (Knitting Factory) +
May 22… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie) +
May 23… Washington, DC (Black Cat) +
May 24… Baltimore, MD (Sidebar Tavern (Maryland Deathfest Afterparty) +
May 26… Asheville, NC (Static Age Records) #
May 27… Durham, NC (The Pinhook) $
May 28… Birmingham, AL (The Forge)
May 30… Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
May 31… New Orleans, LA (Circle Bar)
June 1… Austin, TX (Chaos in Tejas) %
June 2… Dallas, TX (Doublewide Bar)
June 4… Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre) %
June 5… St, Louis, MO (The Firebird) %
June 8… Grand Rapids, MI (Pyramid Scheme) %
June 9… Madison, WI (The Majestic Theatre) %
June 11… Dubuque, IA (Eronel)
June 11… Indianapolis, IN (Deluxe @ Old National Theatre) %
June 12… Cincinnati, OH (Taft Ballroom) %
June 14… Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Small’s) %
June 15… Huntington, WV (V Club) %

= w/ Narrows
* w/ Anwar Sadat, Tropical Trash
^ w/ California X
+ w/ Red Hare
# w/ US Christmas
$ w/ Brokeback
% w/ Baroness

VIDEO: PremRock’s “Singapore”

If PremRock’s album honoring the music of Tom Waits, Mark’s Wild Years, wasn’t enough for you, a video was made for one of the songs. This one is called “Singapore”, where you’ll watch him move from the deep gut of the inside to the realities of the outside world. Or something like that.

As for that album, my review can be read by clicking here.

SOME STUFF: Express Rising rises again to the glory of all

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For this entry, I’m going to make things brief and easy so that everyone can understand it. Ready? Let’s begin.

Express Rising.


Dante Carfagna.

Private press-influenced.

Second album? It’s on its way.

Title? Unknown, but maybe not. Known, or not. Maybe? Maybe.

Motorcycle John has returned. A good thing.

Instead of Memphix, this one will be released by The Numero Group.

In the words of Prince in “America”, that’s enough.

Oh wait. July 30th. Get ready. Again.

FREE MP3 DL: Run The Jewels’ “Get It”

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Run The Jewels have a song they’re like for you to hear, but you’re probably like Robin Harris and saying/thinking to yourself “who the fuck are Run The Jewels?” El-P and Killer Mike decided to come together for a song, but rather than have the song get a simple credit of “El-P & Killer Mike”, they decided to give themselves a moniker, and here we are. “Get It” is one of a selection of songs that will be on their album, and this will be a free album, no joke. It will be released in June through Fool’s Good, which will be followed by a tour where they’ll be joined with former Das Racist individual Kool AD and Despot. Here are the venues they are scheduled to perform at/in:

July 10… Ottawa, ON (Ottawa Blues Fest)
July 11… Toronto, ON (Hoxton)
July 12… Martaville, NY (Camp Bisco)
July 13… Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
July 14… Louisville, KY (Forecastle Festival)
July 16… Nashville, TN (Exit In)
July 17… St. Louis, MO (Firebird)
July 18… Iowa City, IA (Gabe’s Oasis)
July 19… Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theater)
July 20… Madison, WI (UW Memorial Union)
July 21… Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Festival)
July 24… Edmonton, AB (Starlite Room)
July 25… Calgary, AB (Republik)
July 26… Vancouver, BC (Biltmore)
July 27… Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill Block Party)
July 28… Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
July 30… San Francisco, CA (The Independent)
August 1… Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
August 2… Santa Ana, CA (The Observatory)
August 3… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
August 5… Austin, TX (Mohawk)
August 6… Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
August 7… Atlanta, GA (Masquerade)
August 8… Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
August 9… Chapel Hill, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
August 10… Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
August 12… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
August 13… Boston, MA (Paradise)
August 14… New York, NY (Webster Hall)

Now the song, stream and listen, or download while supplies last.