The Week In Music, August 3
- Words: Jennifer Marston
Mock & Toof
Death From Above Releases Good Records Again
Now that LCD Soundsystem has hit mega-status and DFA is releasing records more suited for White Stripes fans than club kids, the label is announcing a series of new experimental dance records under a sub-imprint, Death From Abroad. This month sees singles from Mock & Toof, Gucci Soundystem, and Altz. Judging from the label’s MySpace page, it looks like there may be a DFA-led freak-funk movement in the works.
Scarlett Johansson Preps "Avant Garde" Album
As if recording a Tom Waits cover album and singing alongside The Jesus and Mary Chain at Coachella weren’t enough to satiate Scarlett Johansson's desire to be an indie singer, she further infiltrated the scene by commissioning TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek to produce her forthcoming “avant-garde” album. The actress has also been hard at work in a Louisiana recording studio, recording material that features Celebration and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Uh, yeah.
Our Lady of Soul: Georgia Ann Muldrow
Those dublab kids and their Los Angeles massive are getting crazy again, with a wild night of ambient music, hot tea, and sleeping bags at Farmlab. Tonalism sees the usual cast of characters–Adventure Time, Dntel, Mia Doi Todd, Carlos Nino, and many more–playing live and DJ sets, chilling out, and picnicking. The event is free.
Meanwhile, Stones Throw queen of soul, Georgia Ann Muldrow, will take the stage next week to headline DC's Can A Sista Roc A Mic? festival. She'll be joined by a host of other female MCs and vocalists–as well as Dudley Perkins, who's reportedly the only male scheduled to perform at the fest. Lucky dude.
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