Slug’s out on the Paid Dues Tour with his Felt pal Murs but that doesn’t mean he and Ant haven’t been busy satisfying the demand for more Atmosphere. Via MySpace post, Slug informs the masses that the next Atmosphere joint, titled When Life Gives You Lemons…, will be out in early ‘08.
But there’s no need to wait that long for a new taste of the Minneapolis duo. The ninth in their Sad Clown Bad Dub series of underground? releases, this one titled Sad Clown Bad Summer, is out and available to people catching Ant on tour, in some record shops around the country including Fifth Element and eventually iTunes.
Click the link for a piece of the latest Clowns as some “Sunshine” enters the Atmosphere.
One of the homies I've known since the Boston days—we realized that both of us attended every Mr. Lif, Atmosphere, Dead Prez, Sage Francis, underground rap show to roll through Beantown—has a TV show that debuts on G4 tomorrow. It's called Free Stuff and the shit's pretty self-explanatory: watch the show, go internuts and get free stuff. Prizes are all techy and gadgety for this first episode (Wii, PS3, cellphones), but the homie promises that custom kicks and DVD packages and all sorts of non-techy stuff will be available…assuming the show gets picked up. You played the lottery this week, so don't scoff at your chance here. It airs tomorrow at 7:30pm EST/4:30 Pacific, specifically.
Long gone are the days when MySpace was a dirty a word. At this point, the site is so ubiquitous, everyone has just accepted Tom, Rupert and company like they were television. And it is. The convenience of posting and posturing and virally representing oneself and tracking down lost lovers isn’t a trend, it’s a representation of the way of the world. It’s getting dressed in the morning, only online. I don’t even go to bands’ websites anymore—fuck all that fancy flash and pop up windows—their MySpace backslash has everything that a music journalist could ever need. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the dudes throw the best shows, ever…and that’s not just the open bar (and subsequent bottle of Jack Daniels down the gullet) talking.
Yes, that’s right, those Minnesota dons Ant and Slug are giving away from downloads of Strictly Leakage, an album’s worth of new goodies from Atmosphere.
They’ve also got a new Sad Clown, Bad Winter 11 out right now and they promise a the Apr release of When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint that Shit Gold which is the early leader for best album title in ‘08.
Here’s the message from Slug:
as a way to thank all of our supporters, ant and i have put together this party favor.
it’s called “strictly leakage.” thirteen songs to chase away the winter doldrums. free and downloadable at either of these links:
Upon first hearing about this I was sure it was all just a beautiful dream of floating a giant banana over the broad Texas skies, but it seems Canadian artist Cesar Saez and his Geostationary Banana Over Texas project are indeed real.
The plan is to build a 300-meter long banana out of bamboo and nylon, fill it up with helium, stabilize it with a series of gyroscopes and let it wander in the upper atmosphere in the skies over Texas. This million dollar project is actually getting funding from The Canada Council for the Arts, and Saez's team of lawyers don't think any laws prohibit floating something in that part of the atmosphere.
Unfortunately the proposed launch isn't until Aug 2008, so for now there's just the Web site's amusing depictions of …