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Wavves announces album details for King of the Beach

June 4th, 2010

Nathan Williams and his sensational band Wavves is coming out with ‘King of the Beach’, a new album. King of the Beach is an adventurous and ambitious record. It cuts deeper into the bleeding throat catharsis and ’60s sunshine soul that Wavves is known for. It also unexpectedly flips out with elements of primitive electronics and psychedelic studio experimentation.

Unlike Wavves’ previously released material, recorded in haphazard bursts on Williams’ laptop, King of the Beach was toiled over for three months at Sweet Tea Recording, a world-renown studio in Oxford, Mississippi. Sweet Tea is also the home of Dennis Herring, producer of the last two Modest Mouse albums, and the man who dismantled and re-assembled the sound on this record. Listen to   Mickey Mouse


06/18 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace / NXNE

06/19 – Toronto, ON – Yonge-Dundas Square / NXNE

06/20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motare %

06/21 – Burlington, VT – Club Metronome %

06/22 – Boston, MA – Great Scott %

06/24 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory %

06/25 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel %

06/26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary %

08/06-08 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

% = w/ Cloud Nothings


April 17th, 2010

TORONTO, April 13, 2010 – NXNE announces 14 incredible concerts in Toronto this summer. The festival kicks off on June 14 and runs until June 20, 2010. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com.

Presented by Virgin Mobile Canada, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Iggy & The Stooges headline an explosive free show on Saturday, June 19 on the Virgin Mobile Stage at Yonge-Dundas Square – their first North American tour date this summer and only Canadian date on the tour. The Stooges’ line-up features James Williamson on guitar, original Stooge Scott Asheton on drums, bassist Mike Watt of Minutemen fame, long-time saxman Steve Mackay – and, up front, the godfather of punk himself: Iggy Pop.

Virgin’s history is rooted in music, so partnering with NXNE and bringing an act like Iggy & The Stooges in for a free show is just the sort of thing Virgin Mobile likes to do. We can’t wait to see him blow the audience away,” said Nathan Rosenberg, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Mobile Canada.

Revered Los Angeles punk band X returns to Toronto after a 20-year hiatus from Canada. Featuring the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and dummer DJ Bonebrake, the band has two of its albums listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

Danish duo The Raveonettes hit NXNE on tour in support of their October release In and Out of Control. The band’s blend of ghostly vocals, spacey guitar, and noise has earned praise from Blender, Rolling Stone and Q Magazine since their first album was released in 2001.

Grammy award-winning Long Island trio De La Soul brings NXNE a shot of vintage hip hop and jazz rap. Mudhoney, considered the pioneers of Seattle grunge, play the festival and speak as part of the NXNE Conference Village. Incendiary art-rock quintet Les Savy Fav arrive from New York; and Alabama sci-fi surf rockers Man or Astroman’s crazy live show will leave crowds buzzing.

Also joining the line-up are Stereogum “band to watch” synthpop group Cold Cave and supercharged Vancouver duo Japandroids, whose music NME described as “a virtual tempest of joyous abandon.”

Rolling Stone’s Hype monitor alerted the world to Florida’s Surfer Blood, calling their April 2010 debut album “giant-sized choruses, festooned in glitter and lit up with neon.” They’re booked for NXNE, as is electro-rap Kanye protégé Kid Sister. San Diego’s surf-punk phenom Wavves tour as a three-piece and are also on this year’s bill.

Breakout psychobilly San Francisco quartet Thee Oh Sees make their NXNE debut playing “tunes only a soulless vampire couldn’t enjoy.” Juno award-winning Canadian rockers Sloan return to the festival this year.

To read about more artists just announced for NXNE 2010 go to www.nxne.com. Stay tuned this month for ongoing music announcements.

About NXNE 16 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 15 Conference Sessions, 7 Days. The NXNE festival experience takes over Toronto with the best new bands and international headliners, screenings of dynamic music films, compelling conference village sessions, rock n’ roll keynotes and insights from the most forward-thinking interactive media innovators, and a charity soccer match. This year’s festival runs from June 14-20, 2010. Visit NXNE online at www.nxne.com

Slumberland Records set to release Black Tambourine anthology

January 30th, 2010

Though they only released a handful of songs their two-year lifetime, Black Tambourine has been hugely influential in the world of indie music. Conceived of as an explicitly pop band at a time when such bands were pretty rare in America, Black Tambourine wore their influences on their sleeves: The Jesus & Mary Chain, of course, but also folks like Phil Spector, Smokey Robinson, Love, The Ramones, Shop Assistants, The Pastels, 14 Iced Bears, Orange Juice and the list goes on… The band’s dark, dreamy sound was consonant with the shoegaze sounds of the day, but the classic 60s-influenced songwriting gives their tunes a timeless appeal. Formed in 1989 as a side project by members of Whorl and Velocity Girl, they soon recruited their mate Pam Berry as vocalist and released their first song, quixotically an instrumental, on Slumberland’s very first release. Two singles followed, along with a pair of compilation contributions. Alas, other obligations became more pressing and the band called it a day in 1991.

Though their recorded output was quite limited, the music has continued to inspire indie, punk and indie-pop bands down the years. As the band’s twentieth anniversary arrives, just about any review of or article about a noisy pop band drops their name, and their influence on bands as diverse as Vivian Girls, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Wavves and countless others is continuing proof of Black Tambourine’s

legendary status in indie music. Interestingly, it would appear that 2010 is the year for Black Tambourine!

Black Tambourine gathers up all of the songs released by Black Tambourine, and handily trumps 1999’s Complete Recordings reissue by including six previously unreleased tunes. Songs like “Black Car,” “We Can’t Be Friends” and “Throw Aggi Off The Bridge” are foundation documents of indie-pop and sound as fresh today as when they were recorded twenty years ago. And while classics like “Pack You Up” and “Drown” can stand on

their own just fine, the band has taken the rather unexpected step of reuniting to record four new songs exclusively for this compilation. Consisting of two originals and two covers (of songs by Buddy Holly and Suicide), these recordings include all of the original members and are quite true to the Black Tambourine spirit. The songs themselves are tunes that the band played back in the day and never got to record, so these added tracks truly round out the Black Tambourine picture and make this a very special release indeed.

The words “essential” and “seminal” are thrown around a lot when talking about reissues, but this is one case where those adjectives are truly earned. Presented in a deluxe remastered edition, expanded to include four new songs and two early demos, and on 12″ vinyl for the first time, Black Tambourine looks slated to be one of the crucial releases of 2010.

Listen to ‘For Ex lovers only’