SOME STUFFS: Terry Malts have a new EP ready to pass along

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Insides (Slumberland) is where Terry Malts want you in, and they’ll do so with their new EP of the same name. They’re going to allow everyone inside with their song “Let You In”, so open the door.

The trio will be going up and down the west coast next month:

August 22… Portland, OR (Bunk Bar) **
August 23… Seattle, WA (Barboza) **
August 25… Bellingham, WA (The Shakedown) **
August 27… San Francisco, CA (Brick & Mortar Music Hall) **
August 28… Los Angeles, CA (Los Globos) **
August 30… San Diego, CA (Awesomefest)

** with Girl Tears

Insides will get itself outside on September 23rd.

VIDEO: Bill Callahan’s “Javelin Unlanding”

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As Bill Callahan releases a new video for “Javelin Unlanding”, he has announced dates for a week and a half of shows:

August 7… Oslo, Norway (Oya Festival
August 8… Helsinki, Finland (Flow Festival
August 9… Goteborg, Sweden (Way Out West Festival
August 11… Aarhus, Denmark (VoxHall)
August 12… Hamburg, Germany (Mojo Club)
August 13… Dusseldorf, Germany (Zakk)
August 14… Frankfurt, Germany (Sankt Peter)
August 15… Netherlands (Openluchttheater De Goffert)
August 16… Hasselt, Belgium (Pukklepop Festival)
August 17… Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom (Green Man Festival)

As for the aforementioned video, it was put together by Hanly Banks and Chris Rusch, now have a look at it.

The song is from Callahan’s Drag City album Dream River, which will celebrate its one year anniversary in September.


RECORD CRACK: Broken Circles to re-release album on vinyl for first time

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If you’re a vinyl junkie and a fan of Broken Circles, you know that you hadn’t been able to get the Style No. 6312 album in your format of choice. No longer. They decided to find a way to release it on vinyl and they’re doing it through The White Octave label. 500 copies are being pressed and will come in three different color variations:

  • White/Opaque Green A Side/B Side (100 copies)
  • Clear with White Splatter (200)
  • Black (200)

    Style No. 6312 has been remastered by the man who recorded the original album in 1999, Bob Weston, who handled it at Chicago Mastering Service. What will make this new pressing different is that “Looking Past Sky” is being added into the program, which is what the original plan was by the band themselves. There will also be “reinterpreted artwork” by Broken Circles’ Lincoln Hancock. The new vinyl remaster will be out on September 16th.

    To make it more exciting, the band are reuniting to perform at the Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina, so you’ll want to be there on September 6th.

  • VIDEO: Have a game of “Rigsketball” in Portland

    Rigsketball from Juliet Zulu on Vimeo.

    You want to know what’s going on in Portland, Oregon at any given time, but the city is huge and diverse. You want to knit, you want to read comic books, you want to climb stairs, you want to eat doughnuts, you want to scratch your buttocks on sidewalks, you can do all of these things and more. Upon doing some of these things, you may discover Rigsketball. In this case, it’s a tournament involving 32 different Portland bands who play basketball, but not just at the park, the river, a school, or anything. The basketball hoop is hooked up to a tour van, and they play wherever they can. To find out about the games at any given time, they have their own Tumblr page, or head to Juliet Zulu‘s in-depth article about it. It’s all about having a good time in the spare time, and if it involves scratching your buttocks on sidewalks or finding some homemade brews, so be it.

    SOME STUFFS: Matt Kivel shares his “Insignificance” with you

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    The new video by Matt Kiven is called “Insignificance”, directed by John Carchietta. It’s a song taken from Kivel’s latest album on Woodsist Records called Days Of Being Wild, perhaps titled as a way to tell his children or grandchildren “your old man here was wild 20 to 40 years ago. You want proof? Have a listen.” Kids might ask “what is listening?” but that’s another topic, another time but right now, have a listen to this in modern times.

    Kivel fans will be able to see him in the coming weeks, and they’re not just dates in California too, for he’ll be in North Carolina in September:

    August 6… Los Angeles, CA (The Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever) *
    August 7… Santa Ana, CA (Constellation Room) *
    August 10… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo) #
    August 11… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar) #
    August 12… Long Beach, CA (E. 3rd St. (Living Room Show) #
    August 16… Pioneertown, CA (Woodsist Festival @ Pappy and Harriet’s)
    September 4… Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)

    * = w/ Christopher Owens
    # = w/ Steve Gunn


    SOME STUFFS: Salme Dahlstrom receives “Entertainment Weekly” exposure

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    You may not know the name or identify with the face, but you may have heard her music many times before in commercials, TV shows, or films. She has been very healthy in getting her music out to the world via music licensing but she wants to take those skills towards making a name for herself. Salme Dahlstrom was recently in Entertainment Weekly so she’s off to… IO was going to say “off to a great start” but she has been doing well over the years, a continuation of her hard work and determination. She will release a brand new EP in September called Pop Propaganda Volume 2: Retro Funk Soul Junction and at least now you’ll be able to have a name and face with the sound. Have a listen to “Pop Ur Heart Out” and find out if it does. Pop your heart out, that is.

    SOME STUFFS: Sleepmakeswaves awaken to share song from new album

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    Sleepmakeswaves have not been quiet in their Australian headquarters, in fact, they’ve been finishing up the final touches on their new album. It is complete, and they want to share a song with you. “Traced In Constellations” will find its way on their second long player, Love of Cartography (Bird’s Robe), so have a listen and make it glisten in your ears. September 23 is the day of release, please make a note of it.

    AUDIO: Swoope featuring Dre Murray, Yaves Ellis, Tedashii, JGivens, & John Givez’s “#SameTeam”

    Sinema by Swoope is on its way, you just have to mark August 5th on whatever you’re marking these days for reminders, and know what’s to come. You can have something now, a song called “#SameTeam”, which could mean a multitude of things but you have to hear what he, Dre Murray, Yaves Ellis, Tedashii, JGivens and John Givez are talking about.

    AUDIO: Remi’s “XTC Party”

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    When I heard and saw the title “XTC Party”, I thought maybe it was a tribute to the band XTC of “Senses Working Overtime”, “The Mayor Of Simpleton” and “King For A Day” fame but after hearing Remi‘s song, I realized it was not. Remi is a fly sort of gentlemen who does things on his own terms, and “XTC Party” is a different type of party, one that is meant to actually bring ecstasy to all parties involved. More music from Remi (a/k/a Remi Kolawole) will be be heard on his forthcoming album Raw X Infinity, to be out and about on August 25th.