Goldfrapp: Just call her the pinball wizard

News Roundup: Goldfrapp Pinball, Caribou Live Album, and Pixies “Doolittle” Tour Dates, and More

Plus: Passion Pit Hits the Road, Shine 2009, Summer Camp, Neil Young and The Extra Lens All Prep Releases

Sep 03, 2010
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Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web:

The Extra Lens, a side project of The Mountain Goats John Darnielle has prepped their debut release Undercard for an October 19th release via Merge. Head over to check out the full album stream.

Likewise, venerated troubadour Neil Young has a new solo album. Le Noise will see the light of day September 28th on reprise records.

Tracklist:

1. Walk With Me

2. Sign of Love

3. Rescue Me

4. Love And War

5. Angry World

6. Hitchhiker

7. Peaceful Valley Blvd.

8. Rumblin'

 

Canadian laptop artist Caribou also has a new offering—a live album recorded at ATP. The catch? You’ve got to go to one of their shows to pick it up. Check out the tracklist below.

A1 Every Time She Turns Round It's Her Birthday

A2 Hendrix With Ko

B1 Sandy

B2 Skunks

C1 Barnowl

C2 Melody Day

D1 Brahminy Kite

D2 A Final Warning

 

Former “Pleased to Meet You” artists have been busy. First up, Summer Camp is releasing their first official EP Young September 6th via Moshi Moshi. Meanwhile, Shine 2009 drops debut EP Associates via Cascine. Check out the tracklists below for both.

Young EP (Summer Camp)

1. Round the Moon

2. Was It Worth It?

3. Veronica Sawyer

4. Why Don't You Stay?

5. Ghost Train

6. Jake Ryan
 

 

Associates EP (Shine 2009)

1. Higher

2. Naturally

3. New Rules

3. New Rules (Reprise)

 

Not to be outdone, Passion Pit is hitting the road, joining Muse for a series of dates. They’ll also go university hopping on the “Campus Consciousness Tour.” We’ve got the dates below.

09/22/10 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena ^

09/23/10 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center^

09/25/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center^

09/26/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center^

09/27/10 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

09/28/10 – Sacramento, CA – Arco Arena^

10/01/10 – Albuquerque, NM – Santa Ana Star Center^

10/02/10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center^

10/04/10 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom

10/05/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center^

10/06/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center^

10/08/10 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Ford Center^

10/20/10 – University of Illinois*

10/21/10 – Northern Illinois University*

10/22/10 – Vanderbuilt University*

10/29/10 – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill*

10/30/10 - University of North Carolina – Greensboro*

^ w/ Muse

*Campus Consciousness Tour

 

Twin Sister is hitting the road as well for a long string of dates.

09-10 Brooklyn, NY - Bruar Falls ^

09-29 Ithaca, NY - Castaways *

09-30 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rosa (Pop Montreal) *

10-01 Winooski, VT - Monkey House

10-09 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater !

10-12 Tempe, Arizona - The Clubhouse !

10-13 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern !

10-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box !

10-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre !

10-16 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore !

10-18 Seattle, WA - Neumo's !

10-19 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge !

10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Venue !

10-22 Boise, ID - Neurolux ! ^

10-23 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge ! ^

10-25 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ! ^

10-27 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium ! ^

10-28 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre ! ^

10-29 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall ! ^

10-31 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !

11-02 Newport, KY - The Historic Southgate House !

11-03 Columbus, OH - The Basement !

11-05 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club !

11-06 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Mile-End !

11-07 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground !

11-0 9 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club !

11-10 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall !

11-11 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church !

11-12 Washington, DC - Black Cat !

11-18 New York, NY - Webster Hall !

11-20 The Hague, Netherlands - Crossing Border Festival

11-21 Antwerp, Belgium - Crossing Border Festival

11-23 Brighton, England - The Prince Albert

11-24 Leeds, England - The Brudenell

11-25 London, England - The Lexington

11-26 Paris, France - Point Ephemere

! with Morning Benders

* with Bear in Heaven

^ with Holiday Shores

File it under: cool promotions. In honor of the 20th anniversary their 1989 album Doolittle, Pixies are heading out on the road to play the album in its entirety. At the end of every night, the audience will be able to purchase the performance on CD. Well some of them anyway—the run is limited to 1000 per show.

Finally, in the realm of slightly weirder promotions, Goldfrapp has a new pinball iPhone app, where you can remix their music as you play. Says the press release, “a tap of the finger on the iPhone screen powers the ball and sets its path through an imaginary urban environment with towering skyscrapers. As the ball collides with objects different sound samples are triggered, creating a unique remix every time a game is played.” The band also has the professionals hard at work on remixes. Check out the line-up for the “Believer” remix album, out September 7th via Mute.

“Believer” Track  List:

1.  Believer (Radio  Edit)

2.  Believer (Joris  Voorn Remix)

3.  Believer (Joris  Voorn Dub)

4.  Believer (Vince  Clarke Remix)

5.  Believer (Vince  Clarke Remix (edit))

6.  Believer (Little  Loud Remix)

7.  Believer (Subway  Remix)

8.   Believer (Davide  Rossi Reinterpretation)    

 



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iPhone Cases
September 7th 2010
3:32am

Hi,
I want to download a good pinball app that’s 99 cents or free. The reviews for most of the apps are bad. What pinball app is actually good?