CSS Announce Upcoming 2013 US Summer Tour Dates, Release New Music Video for “Hangover”

Cansei de Ser Sexy, photo by Mariana Juliano

Sao Paulo’s CSS, who will release their new album Planta in June, have released their new music video for “Hangover,” a song co-written with Tim Armstrong of Rancid and choreographed by Toni Basil of “Oh Mickey” fame. You can watch the video below.

In support of the new album, the band will head out on a US tour throughout June and July.

CSS on Tour
6/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
6/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
6/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/17 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
6/19 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
6/20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
6/22 Denver, CO @ The Summit
6/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline
6/27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic
6/28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
7/01 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
7/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
7/04 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/05 Montreal, CA @ Le Mondial Loto-Quebec
7/06 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
7/08 NYC @ Bowery Ballroom
7/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
7/16 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
7/17 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
7/18 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
7/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/20 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

Typhoon Announces New Album “White Lighter” to Be Released August 20, 2013

Typhoon, photo by Jaclyn Campana

Set for an August 20th release on Roll Call Records, Typhoon‘s new full-length album White Lighter is the follow up to the their EP A New Kind Of House, and the first full-length since 2010′s Hunger and Thirst. The album was recorded at the isolated Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon.

“On the farm, we were living inside the record,” says songwriter Kyle Morton. “I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar. Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk. When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road. Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us.”

Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall.

FLAG, Featuring Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton, Announce Full 2013 North American Tour Dates

Flag 2013 featuring Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton

FLAG, the band composed of Black Flag former members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton, have announced tour dates throughout the US in the coming months. The group, recently kickstarted as a vehicle to perform the music of their former band, just wrapped up festival dates in Europe as well as a debut show at the same Moose Lodge in Redondo Beach where Black Flag made their first appearance in 1979. Click here to see footage.

Befitting of the multiple eras of the band that comprise the lineup, the quintet pull from all eras of Black Flag’s songbook, with vocal duties being exchanged by Keith and Dez (who also contributes guitar) at various points through the set.

In addition to FLAG’s tour, Greg Ginn‘s reformed Black Flag (with vocalist Ron Reyes) will also be touring this summer. Click here for Black Flag 2013 tour dates.

Full FLAG tour dates are below.

FLAG on Tour
5/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
6/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
6/08 Detroit, MI @ Orion Music + More Festival
6/09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/13 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/14 Toronto, ON @ NXNE Festival
6/15 Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rock Fest
8/24 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
9/13 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/16 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
9/19 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/20 Boston, MA @ The Paradise

Click here for the top 10 best Black Flag songs.

Listen: Black Flag “The Chase”

Black Flag

Last week, Greg Ginn‘s Black Flag released their first new song in 27 years, “Down in the Dirt,” which can be downloaded for free here.

Now, they have released their second new song, “The Chase.” While not available for free download, it is available to purchase on iTunes. Judging by the buzz on social media, this track seems to be more well-received than the previous track. You can listen below.

Black Flag announced its reunion in January, and will begin touring this month. The band will also be releasing a new album in 2013 — it’s first since 1985′s In My Head. The band features founding member Greg Ginn and second vocalist, Ron Reyes.

Concurrently, a second version of the band, Flag — featuring former members Keith Morris, Dez CadenaChuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson, plus guitarist Stephen Egerton of Descendents — is touring in 2013.

Click here for the top 10 Black Flag songs.

Adult Swim Announces “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” a Cartoon TV Show Where Mike Tyson Teams Up With a Pigeon to Solve Mysteries

Mike Tyson and his pigeon will star in "Mike Tyson Mysteries" on Adult Swim (Getty Images)

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has announced its own programming schedule for the 2013-2014 season, and it will include “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” a show that teams up Mike Tyson with a pigeon to solve mysteries. Also, Iron Mike’s face tattoo is magical.

Here’s the official announcement:

In the new animated comedy series “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count.

(via Wired)

Watch: Bullet Treatment “Ex-Breathers”

Bullet Treatment "Ex-Breathers" music video

The first ever video for Bullet Treatment has just premiered — it is for the title track of their new EP, Ex-Breathers.

Bullet Treatment, which is based out of Orange County, is one of one punk rock’s most unique bands, featuring a revolving door membership with the only constant member being Basement Records owner Chuck Dietrich. This version of the band also includes members of Vultures United, Mariachi El Bronx, and Social Distortion. Watch the video for “Ex-Breathers” below.

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Coming to Asheville, North Carolina in October 2013

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013

The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will once again take place in Asheville, North Carolina in 2013. The three-day music festival will be held from October 25th through 27th in the heart of downtown Asheville, and in addition to contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology – old and new – the festival features talks, seminars, and panels by artists and others, interactive experiences for audiences, art installations and exhibitions, and more.

The events all take place indoors, within easy walking distance of one another, in venues ranging from the ExploreAsheville.com Arena and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, both housed under one roof at the U.S. Cellular Center, to the Orange Peel, the Diana Wortham Theatre, and Asheville Music Hall.

A number of artists have been confirmed, and include headliners such as Nine Inch Nails, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective, and many more. The lineup is below – click here to buy tickets.

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup
Nine Inch Nails
Neutral Milk Hotel
Animal Collective
Pretty Lights
How to Destroy Angels
Gary Numan
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell
The Bug
Jessie Ware
Robert Delong
Bosnian Rainbows
Half Japanese
Jacques Greene
Daniel Johnston
Silver Apples


Listen: Radiohead’s “Idioteque” and The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” Played on the World’s First Laser-Cut Wooden Records

Wooden record

Amanda Ghassael has produced the world’s first laser-cut record made of wood, made using a 3D printer and cut grooves up to ten times the width of standard vinyl. Ghassaei’s first output includes The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” and “Sunday Morning,” and Radiohead‘s “Idioteque,” which you can listen to below.

At Instructables, Ghassael goes into detail about the process behind the record: 

These records were cut on an Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT to a theoretical precision of 1200dpi (the kerf of the cut and some tricks I used to avoid crashing the laser cutter dropped the actual precision down by ~1/6).  The audio on the records has a bit depth between 4-5 (typical mp3 audio is 16 bit) and a sampling rate up to about 4.5kHz (mp3 is 44.1kHz).

Ghassaei has made the vector files available to available to download for 3D printer owners. (via The Vinyl Factory, Fact)

Radiohead – “Idioteque”

Radiohead – Idioteque – Laser Cut Wood Record from Amanda Ghassaei on Vimeo.

The Velvet Underground – “Sunday Morning”

Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning – Laser Cut Wood Record from Amanda Ghassaei on Vimeo.

Austin’s Chaos In Tejas Festival 2013 Adds More Artists to Its Lineup

Chaos In Tejas 2013 lineup

Austin’s Chaos In Tejas Festival has added another round of artists to complete its 2013 lineup. Full lineup is below.

The festival is now on its ninth year, and will take place from Thursday, May 30th, to Sunday, June 2nd. Tickets are on sale now and be purchased here.

Chaos in Tejas 2013 Lineup
Abigail (Japan)
Akitsa (Canada)
Andy Stott (England)
Asile (Canada)
Back to Back
The Bats (New Zealand)
Benediction (England)
Bitter End
Blank Realm (Australia)
Body of Light
Bolt Thrower
Boy Friend
Cold World
Criminal Damage
Cruciamentum (England)
Cut Hands
The Damned (England)
Destruction Unit
Deep Time
Eternal Champion
The Field
Final Conflict (Ashes to Ashes line up)
Framtid (Japan)
Full of Hell
Henry and Hazel Slaughter (John Olson of Wolf Eyes)
Iceage (Denmark)
Infernoh (Sweden)
Inservibles (Mexico)
Iron Lung
Iskallt Regn
Jessica Pratt
Joyce Manor
Kill The Client
Kromosom (Australia)
Left for Dead
Lil Ugly Mane
Long Knife
Los Crudos
Lotus Fucker
Low Culture
Lower (Denmark)
Lust for Youth (Sweden)
Magic Circle
Mammoth Grinder
Manilla Road
Marching Church (Denmark)
the Marked Men
Meyhem Lauren
the Men
Milk Music
Mind Eraser
the Mind Spiders
Mitochondrion (Canada)
Nasa Space Universe
Neo Cons
Night Birds
the Novice (Japan/Texas)
No Statik
Palm (Japan)
Parquet Courts
Phantom Lakes
Pinkish Black
Power Trip
Puce Mary (Denmark)
The Rats (reunion…pre Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows)
Regression (Nate Young from Wolf Eyes)
Rival Mob
Roc Marciano
Rotten Sound (Finland)
Sad Boys
Same Sac
Satan’s Satyrs
Screaming Females
Sete Star Sept (Japan)
S.H.I.T. (Canada)
Shit and Shine
Silent Land Time Machine
Stab (England)
Step Forward
Strange Factory (Japan)
Soul Search
Sudor (Spain)
Terveet Kadet (Finland)
Total Control (Australia)
True Widow
UV Race (Australia)
Vaginors (Australia)
Violent End
Violent Future (Canada)
Vulgar Fashion
Waste Management
Wolf Eyes
World War 4

Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand to Open for Business During World Tour Leading Up to “Arrested Development” Season Four Premiere

Bluth's Banana Stand

In anticipation of “Arrested Development’s” fourth season premiering on Sunday, May 26, 2013, Netflix is launching the Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand Worldwide Tour. Kicking-off in London today, Wednesday, May 8th, Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand will pop up in different locations around London on May 8th, 9th, 15th, and the 21st. The banana stand will then cross the pond to appear in different cities leading up to the show’s fourth season premiere.

The Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand Worldwide Tour will include special surprise appearances by the Bluth family and friends. Fans can follow the @ArrestedDev Twitter account for information about the stand’s location that day and special activities in each city.

“Punk’s Dead,” the Sequel to “SLC Punk!” Officially Announced by Director James Merendino

"Punk's Dead," the sequel to "SLC Punk!" due out in 2014

As we’ve known for some time, the sequel to director James Merendino’s cult film SLC Punk!, which was released in 1999, is due out in 2014. The film will be entitled Punk’s Dead.

SLC Punk! followed the lives of two punks, Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and Heroin Bob (Michael A. Goorjian), who lived in conservative Salt Lake City in the 1980s. The film also starred Christopher McDonald, Devon Sawa, Annabeth Gish, and Jason Segel.

“I madeSLC Punk! when I was a kid, and accordingly, the story is naive, and, as just a coming of age story, not finished, says Merendino. “The characters are facing  big questions, 18 years later, as outsiders, punk rockers… What relevance do  they have in a world where all statements have already been made? “

The sequel will be shooting later this year and, like SLC Punk!, is being produced independently.

“Putting together independent movies is a never ending siege, but when it does come together, there is nothing more satisfying.” James Merendino adds. “In the years since I made SLC Punk!, it has found a rather large and supportive following who have been very kind to me.  So in making a sequel, I feel I owe it to those people to really do it right.”

Punk’s Dead will feature most of the original cast reprising their roles, plus a few new faces.

Highlights and Quotes From Ian MacKaye’s Library of Congress Lecture

Ian MacKaye, photo by Getty Images

Yesterday, May 7, 2013, Ian MacKaye spoke at the Library of Congress on personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage. The 90-minute talk was billed as a lecture regarding ”personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage,” but MacKaye spoke on a range of subjects. SPIN has done an excellent job collecting 13 highlight quotes, including his family’s history of archiving recorded material:

“I think it may be a blood theme here. My grandmother, Dorothy MacKaye, under the name Dorothy Disney, wrote a column for the Ladies’ Home Journal called ‘Can This Marriage Be Saved?’ It was essentially a column where she would interview a man and a woman who were having difficulty in their marriage and then a counselor who would weigh in on their problems. At some point, when cassette tapes came into use, she used to use those to record the conversations. I don’t think used them to listen to — she relied mostly on her shorthand — but she kept the tapes. And I keep coming across boxes of tapes of these people in 1969 and 1970 talking about all the hassles they’re having; how their husbands are balling someone. At some point my grandma made a very strange decision, that she wasn’t just going to tape these interviews with these people, she was just going to tape everything. So I have all these tapes of my grandmother. In one instance it’s of her in the back of a taxi cab, lost, in Los Angeles, screaming at the taxi driver. At one point the driver says: ‘You sound like my father!’ and my grandmother screams back: ‘Well, your father must be very disappointed in you!’ There’s a series of tapes called “Dorothy Works The Phones.” She would tape her phone calls. And I have tapes of my grandmother calling me, when I was 12, driving me crazy! And then our mother also started running tapes. She’d just start running tapes in the house. Like of her playing cards or whatever. There was just something about the documentation of these moments that were really nice, really interesting things. I’m working on digitizing all of these tapes as well.”

To read 13 quotes from the event, visit SPIN.

As I Lay Dying Front Man Tim Lambesis Arrested for Hiring Hit Man to Kill His Wife

Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying

Tim Lambesis, front man of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, was arrested Tuesday in San Diego, accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife.

Lambesis asked an undercover detective on Tuesday afternoon to murder his estranged wife, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities said Lambesis was arrested at an Oceanside business without incident.

A search of court records has determined that Lambesis’ wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in North County last September.

Lambesis has been charged with solicitation of another to commit murder. He has been booked into the Vista Detention Facility. (via NBC San Diego)

UPDATE: Lambesis will be arraigned tomorrow, May 9th. He faces charges of solicitation of another to commit murder and conspiracy to commit a crime. The arraignment will take place at North Division Court in Vista, California, at 1:30 p.m. local time. (via Under the Gun Review)

UPDATE: The members of As I Lay Dying have released the following statement:

To our fans,

As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We’ll keep you informed as best we can.

Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation – and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.

Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying.

- Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh