It's Big News Day!
When 2011's Primordial Pus LP came out on Load Records I could barely get my children to listen to it(all 206 of them each named for a specific bone in the body), and there was no way in hell i could get that exciting and trendy farming website Pitchfork to throw a bale of hay in it's direction. yeah i know i know, the record sounded, well, lofi might be generous, but the tunes were there, you just had to penetrate the patina of "the horror of existence" to get to them.
but anyway Big News Day news report starts with this, Pitchfork has announced and reviewed a new track off my upcoming Thrill Jockey LP "All My Relations", the song is "1000 Years" and Grayson Currin calls it "Playful and mean, catchy but corrosive".
In celebration of such a bouncy "jive beat" song being released i thought i would also put up a jam from 3 days ago, a freeform drum ditty let's call "Sometimes I Pretend"
It's a "First thought Best thought" document as they say and it marks me moving the hi-hat from the closet back into my kit after maybe a decade of storage. Hey why not? Winter is long, dark and cold and you need all the friends you can get.
While you listen to that you can read this fast and furious interview i recently did with the Rocksucker Blog. where I deliver many notable lines such as "I'm chanting something, I was probably in some sort of demonic trance that I have no memory of".
Now to flesh out Big News Day let's throw up a live show recorded on January 27th 2013 at AS220 in Providence. This freewheeling live set is the counterpoint to the straight n' simple 1000 Years. Right out of the gate I play song number 1 wrong and never got a note or beat correct after that(leaving plenty of space for happy accidents). I have barely listened to this set, maybe after i do I will take it down....no wait, now I'm 14 minutes in and digging it muffled it may be.
it comes with this photo that Chris Anderson took at the show that I like to call "when you are a rockstar why wait till after the show to get your groupie blowjob".
That romance out of the way, it's also Valentines Day today, so if you have a minute go check out my dear lady's instagram feed or her website.
PS: don't forget to follow Die Antwoord on Twitter
PS2: if you want to play that "Sometimes I Pretend" drum beat again simultaneous mashup style with Graham Bessellieu's time stretch version of Lightning Bolt's "Rain on Lake I'm Swimming On" go for it, it's rad sounding but you may have to open one of them in a new window.
PS3: let's go out on some upcoming Black Pus tour dates starting this May;
05-03 Boston, MA- Cambridge Elks Lounge
05-04 Buffalo, NY- Sound Lab
05-05 Cleveland, OH- Happy Dog
05-07 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
05-09 St.Paul, MN- Turf Club *
05-10 Omaha, NE- Slowdown
05-11 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge
05-13 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
05-14 Boise, ID- Neurolux
05-15 Seattle, WA- Black Lodge ^
05-16 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
05-18 San Francisco, CA- Hemlock Tavern
05-19 Oakland, CA- Lobot Gallery
05-20 Los Angeles, CA- The Smell #
05-22 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
05-23 Tucson, AZ- Topaz Tundra
05-24 Albuquerque, NM- Small Engine
05-26 Austin, TX- Mohawk (Inside)
05-27 Houston, TX Domy Books Patio
05-29 Atlanta, GA- The Earl
05-30 Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade
05-31 Baltimore, MD- Golden West %
06-01 Philadelphia, PA- PhilaMOCA (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/338019)
06-02 Brooklyn, NY- Death By Audio
*Skoal Kodiak, Seawhores
#Foot Village, Street Buddy