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Wednesday, November 10

Trail of Dead Announce New Record



Trail of Dead Announce New Record

Photo by Zach Vowell

Austin punks ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead release their seventh album, Tao of the Dead, on February 8 in North America via their own Richter Scale Records and Superball Music (February 7 in the UK, and February 4 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).

 

Swans Extend World Tour



Swans Extend World Tour

The reconstituted New York postpunk heroes Swans have been on tour for a while now, drawing hosannas for what's reportedly a deeply intense and powerful live show. And they're not done yet. The band will remain very, very busy up through mid-May, playing shows in Europe, North America, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, and Europe again. Their scope is global. Go see them at any of the dates below.

 

Listen: New Robyn Tracks

From the forthcoming Body Talk LP.



Listen: New Robyn Tracks

Robyn's Body Talk long-player-- which combines tracks from Body Talk Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 and adds five new ones-- is out November 22 in the  U.S. via Cherrytree (November 29 in the UK, November 24 in  Scandinavia, November 26 in Australia, and December 3 in Germany via Konichiwa). Below, you'll find three of the fresh tracks, including the Max Martin-produced "Time Machine", via Popjustice and Vulture:

 

Photos: No Age

[Bergen, Norway; 11/08/10]



Photos: No Age

No Age played Landmark in Bergen, Norway last weekend. Photographer Eirik Lande was there.

Check out a selection of shots after the jump, then head over to our PHOTO BOOK for a complete set of full-size photos.

 

Echo Chamber: Kanye Vs. the "Today" Show



Echo Chamber: Kanye Vs. the "Today" Show

Photo by Alexander Stein

"I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!!!! Maybe Mike could have explained how the media tried to set him up!!! It's all a fucking set up!!!!"

-- Kanye West went on an old-school rant last night on his Twitter after taping a "brutal" interview with Matt Lauer for the "Today" show. According to Kanye, he was "used", "tortured", and "forced" in the interview, during which the show played his infamous Taylor Swift MTV Awards moment ("with audio!!!!!!!") while he was expressing empathy for George W. Bush. The full interview has yet to air. In related news, Bush told "Today", "I don't hate Kanye West" and "I'm not a hater."

Posted by Ryan Dombal on November 10, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.

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The Walkmen Extend Tour

Also play "Carson Daly" last night



The Walkmen Extend Tour

Photo on this page by Shannon McClean; photo on front page by Erik Sanchez

Last night, Walkmen played "Woe Is Me" and "Victory" from their recent Lisbon LP on "Last Call with Carson Daly". Watch the performances below, via the Audio Perv. The band also recently added a couple of strings of U.S. tour dates in early 2011. Check out their itinerary below.

 

Video: Hot Chip: "I Feel Bonnie" [ft. Will Oldham]



Video: Hot Chip: "I Feel Bonnie" [ft. Will Oldham]

Hey, remember back in March, when Will Oldham teamed up with Hot Chip for "I Feel Bonnie", a "Bonnie"-fied take on the One Life Standout "I Feel Better"? Well, that particular tune has a video too, and it's suitably goofy for these guys.

The clip looks like it documents the unlikely pairing as they worked on the tune; it also shows Oldham and the Hot Chip dudes playing with cats, holding babies, wearing sunglasses, and mugging plenty for the camera. Looks like these guys know how to have a good time. Check out the clip below, or over at Pitchfork.tv.

 

New Release: Death: Spiritual, Mental, Physical



New Release: Death: <i>Spiritual, Mental, Physical</i>

Artist: Death
Album: Spiritual, Mental, Physical
Release Date: January 25
Label: Drag City

 

Rising: Porcelain Raft



Rising: Porcelain Raft

Porcelain Raft is a bedroom pop project from singer-songwriter Mauro Remiddi. But Remiddi isn't your typical twenty-something amateur. For one thing, he's 37. Also, the Rome-born, London-based artist has been making music of all sorts-- from an early Prince-inspired group to scores for Italian short films to his former cutesy indie-pop band Sunny Day Sets Fire-- for more time than a lot of newbie DIY acts have been alive. For Remiddi, the stark, one-man-band recordings he's made as Porcelain Raft are a hard-won destination rather than a starting point.

Just this year, he's released three Porcelain Raft EPs, which are all available for free on his Bandcamp. His new 7" single for the Playlisted track "Tip of Your Tongue" just came out on Acéphale and he hopes to put out another EP soon, with a full album to follow next year. Remiddi still has a bit of an Italian accent, and he talks in the dreamy and romantic (yet unpretentious) style of a wide-eyed European artiste. We spoke with him about John Lennon, half-finished buildings, and how incomplete can sound complete:

 

Tuesday, November 9

News in Brief: Chemikal Underground Anthology, the Parting Gifts, the Greenhornes, Fern Knight



News in Brief: Chemikal Underground Anthology, the Parting Gifts, the Greenhornes, Fern Knight

-- Glasgow label Chemikal Underground has teamed up with Cargo Publishing to release the audiobook version of the anthology The Year of Open Doors. The audiobook is out today and features contributions from Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat and many authors.

-- Greg Cartwright of the Oblivions and the Reigning Sound and the Ettes' Coco Hames have formed the Parting Gifts. Their debut album, Strychnine Dandelion, is out today on In the Red. Members of the Black Keys and the Raconteurs guest.

-- Speaking of the Raconteurs, members Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler (along with Craig Fox) release their latest Greenhornes album, ★★★★, this week on Third Man. Listen to a few of the tracks here.

-- Folk quartet Fern Knight release their fourth LP, Castings, this week on VHF.

Posted by Marissa G. Muller on November 9, 2010 at 4:10 p.m.

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