The first new music from Yo La Tengo since 2009’s Popular Songs. ‘Stupid Things’ is a different version of a song that will be appearing on their new album coming out in 2013.
This limited-edition 12” contains the original version of ‘Stupid Things’, with a vocal completely different from the upcoming album version, along with a clashing, chaotic & randomly beautiful remix by EYE of the Boredoms.
The B-side contains the full original 12-minute long instrumental of the track, awash with gorgeous ‘Autumn Sweater’ style organ and some of Ira Kaplan’s most impressivel guitar improvisations to date.
Cut at 45 RPM and housed in a heavy cardstock silkscreen sleeve, this strictly limited-edition of 1500 copies is numbered on the back and will be an essential buy for all Yo La Tengo fans.
Scott Walker will finally release Bish Bosch this November, his long-awaited and first studio album since 2006’s The Drift. Since the 1960s, Scott Walker has scaled the heights of pop superstardom, produced some of the most revered solo albums, coasted on his laurels during the seventies, then metamorphosed into something very different. The music he has been making at his own pace since the early eighties might be utterly estranged from the songs that made him a household name, but they stem from the privacy he requires to write this complex and hugely inventive music.
Bish Bosch is the latest in Scott’s discography to pursue the line of enquiry he began back in 1978, with his four devastatingly original songs on the Walker Brothers’ swansong, Nite Flights, and continuing through Climate of Hunter (1984), Tilt (1995), The Drift (2006). He has continued to mature and develop in a late style utterly at odds with the music that made him a superstar, a lifetime ago, but which is totally honest, uncompromising and transcendent.
If The Drift was a dark place, full of scorching orchestral textures and ominous rumblings, Bish Bosch is a tauter but more colourful experience, with greater emphasis on processed, abrasive guitars, digital keyboards and thick silences.
Scott Walker’s Bish Bosch will be released on 30 November 2012 via 4AD / Remote Control, with a comprehensive booklet to accompany the album. For the cover art, Scott worked closely with painter Ben Farquharson and designer Philip Laslett.
Brooklyn’s eerily somber, lo-fi rock heros Woods will drench Australia with an extensive tour this January.
With a strikingly pure falsetto voice, Woods’ Jeremy Earl spills a twist of dark secrets and images within his songs.
After two early releases, Woods gained widespread critical acclaim with the release of ‘Songs of Shame’ in 2009. Since, escaping from their previously haunting acoustic albums, Woods combines deceptively sturdy melodies with off-kilter energy.
All seven albums have been released on Earl’s influential label Woodsist, which has released records from Real Estate, Kurt Vile and Sun Araw just to name a few.
Woods have just released their seventh album ‘Bend Beyond’ where Earl’s beautiful falsetto meets an unknown darkness of stuttered guitar and a collision of instruments.
January 2013 will see Woods bring their live show heavy with kraut-rock blackouts and distorting sound-scape journeys to Australia for the first time ever.
Wing & Gill and Polyester Records presents: WOODS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013
FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY – THE NATIONAL HOTEL – GEELONG
SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY – SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – MELBOURNE*
WEDNESDAY 23RD JANUARY – THE BAKERY – PERTH
Co-presented by Good Company
THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY – FORMAT – ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY – GOODGOD SMALL CLUB– SYDNEY
Co-presented by FBi Radio
Tickets on sale Monday 1st October
Tickets on sale through moshtix.com
* Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster & Polyester Records
Woods Bend Beyond is out now via Woodsist/Remote Control.
Noisey was given unprecedented access as Paul Banks prepared for the first shows in support of his upcoming solo album ‘Banks’. What resulted is possibly the most transparent and intimate portrayal yet of the Interpol frontman.
Featuring the songs:
I’ll Sue You
Paul Banks Banks is out October 19 via Matador/Remote Control.