WEEK-END 2012 28/10/2012 WEEK-END Festival from 30 November to 2 December in Cologne.
One weekend in a unique location and once again a strictly limited number of tickets. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are followed on Friday and Saturday by after-show parties until 5 a.m., with DJ sets by Alexis Taylor (HOT CHIP), Justus Köhncke, Baris K (Istanbul) amongst others.
The following artists have confirmed their participation. This includes an exclusive performance for WEEK-END 2012. The American college-rock legend Stephen Malkmus (PAVEMENT) will perform CAN's pioneering album "EGE BAMYASI" live
together with members of local band VON SPAR; a one-off performance on the 40th anniversary of its release in the internationally revered krautrock band's hometown.
"Not many festivals have Ian Svenonius, Green Gartside, Justus Köhncke and Steve Malkmus sharing the bill. It will be a delight to take part, let alone watch the backstage socio-political discussions unfold!" (Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip)
-Scritti Politti (first show in Germany since 1978!!)
-Chain & The Gang
- CAN's "Ege Bamyasi" played by Stephen Malkmus (& Band)
- James Yorkston
- Die Goldenen Zitronen
- Felix Kubin
- Nite Jewel
- The Pyramids
- Chris Cohen
- The Field
- Naytronix (of TUNE-YARDS)
- Little Wings
- Fainting by Numbers (Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip & Justus Köhncke)
- Baris K
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD OF "CRY FOR JUDAS"
Tomlab will release Transcendental Youth in Europe on October 5th and in UK on October 8th (US release by Merge Records on October 2nd)
The Mountain Goats have made available the first single from their forthcoming album, Transcendental Youth, entitled "Cry for Judas". You can download the track for free at the Merge Records Soundcloud page.
John Darnielle said of the track, "Like a lot of the new album, this song is about saddling up your demons and learning to ride them like devil horses with big leathery wings. To the best of my knowledge, it's also the first song ever to feature both a swinging horn section and a line about a baphomet drawn in chalk on
an altar cloth, so everybody else who was trying to square that circle can take a breather now."
As John Hodgman so eloquently wrote in the bio for the new record, "John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are
just true stories about his own life. These are the consolations; and if some of his songs suggest that there are real hells on earth, other songs remind that the heavens are equally close at hand. (Sometimes they are even the same
songs.) It is my impression that this is the ecstasy John Darnielle is feeling: that thrill of having survived, escaped for even a second to enjoy those small transcendent delights, and to sing of them. Transcendental Youth is full
of songs about people who madly, stupidly, blessedly won't stop surviving, no matter who gives up on them." John Darnielle has been called "America's best non-hip-hop lyricist" by the New Yorker and last year was tagged on
the cover as SPIN Magazine as, "Indie Rock's Greatest Lyricist".
Transcendental Youth was recorded at Overdub Lane in Durham with Brandon Eggleston and later mixed by Scott Solter at Baucom Road. For the first time, a Mountain Goats record features horns arrangements by Matthew E. White.
the Mountain Goats:
John Darnielle- singer/songwriter
Peter Hughes- bass
Jon Wurster- drums
Transcendental Youth Tracklist:
1. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
2. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
3. Cry for Judas
4. Harlem Roulette
5. White Cedar
6. Until I Am Whole
7. Night Light
8. The Diaz Brothers
9. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth