Aaron Dilloway is set to open a bricks-and-mortar Hanson Records shop in Oberlin, Ohio tomorrow morning (5 December). On opening day there'll be performances from Rob Galo, Watchword, and Andrew Kirschner with Andrew Coltrane. Dilloway will be stocking used and new records, tapes and books (he sent us a picture of the shop, above).
The Hanson record shop can be found on the second floor of 25 1/2 W College Street, and is open 10am–5pm Tuesday through Friday and 1–7pm on Saturdays. More here.
Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore recorded together in February 2011, at New York's Sear Sound Studio. The session is now being released by Chimera music, as a 3LP vinyl box set. Yoko's on lead vocals, with Thurston and Kim on guitar. It's produced in an edition of 600 copies, all numbered and signed by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Yoko Ono, with the box designed and painted by Gordon. YokoKimThurston is released today. More details here.
Five years after his death the memoirs of Jimmy Carl Black, founding member of the Mothers Of Invention, are being published. Black left an incomplete manuscript that has been supplemented by his wife Monika with Julian Smith since Black's death, which include interview extracts, and website entries. For Mother's Sake is published as a print on demand title, via CreateSpace by Inkanish Publications. More details and a preview of the book here.
Burial's new EP will be arriving on 16 December. There's very little information around yet – not even an official title. The only details are that it comprises three new pieces with a running time of 28 minutes, and some presales are live. At time of writing there was no announcement from Hyperdub.
Read the unedited transcript of our Burial interview here.
Wire contributor and cartoonist Savage Pencil aka Edwin Pouncey, with artist Chris Long in their Battle Of The Eyes guise, will be setting up a studio space in the gallery at Orbital Comics from 22 January–14 February 2014. Over the space of five days they will create a large improvised artwork which can be viewed in progress. Recent paintings, prints, reprints of two Battle Of The Eyes underground comics and the first issue of the Battle Of The Eyes Bulletin will be on sale at the exhibition.
Brooklyn based label Mexican Summer have published a hardcover book to mark their five year anniversary, that includes a 10" record of collaborations between Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers of Fortune, and Neil Hagerty) and Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), among others. The tracks will not be released digitally. More details here.
Terry Riley's influential minimalist piece In C has been remastered from the original 1968 tapes, and will be re-released by a label called Pure Pleasure, which specialises in pressing 180g vinyl versions of influential albums. The repress of In C is released on 9 December.
A 99 track compilation, For Tom Carter, has been released by Deserted Village. 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards Tom Carter's medical bills following his hospitalisation last year. Carter has now recovered, but his medical bills are costly, despite previous fundraising efforts.
The compilation includes contributions from Richard Youngs, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, MV & EE, Heather Leigh and more, costs a minimum of €7.50 to download.
As in previous years, selections from each of The Wire’s Top 50 releases of the year (as featured in the Rewind 2013 section of the forthcoming January issue) will be broadcast in December and January by Borderline: Musik Für Grenzgänger on Germany's Freies Radio Kassel. The shows go out at 7pm UTC over three consecutive Fridays, 20 December–3 January, and will be repeated each Saturday at 11pm, 21 December–4 January. If you live in the Northesse region of Germany you can tune in on 105.8FM, otherwise the shows will be streamed live at borderline-extra.de
Sam Underwood and David Morton's If Wet events series, which hosts instrument demonstrations, discussions and performances, is releasing a compilation to raise funds for its next season of events at Callow End Village Hall outside Worcester. The 19-track compilation includes contributions from Astral Social Club, Howlround, Kathy Hinde, Leafcutter John and others, and is released as a name your price Bandcamp download. The final event of the series takes place tomorrow.