All Tomorrow’s Parties Presents I’ll Be Your Mirror in New Jersey [Unplugging]

Posted by Alison Bakker

It's time to check in with the world of music and your friends at mxdwn.com in this week's Unplugging column. This week's column features news on two huge festival announcements.

All Tomorrow’s Parties is finally returning to the United States this September in Ausbury Park NJ, and this time with a once in a lifetime lineup. Portishead will be in attendance and will curate and headline their first East Coast shows since 1998 on Saturday and Sunday of the three day event. On Friday night, All Tomorrow’s Parties will curate and are excited to present Jeff Mangum in his first large public show of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in over a decade. Only people who buy three day festival passes have access to this long awaited performance. Also playing on Friday are Chavez, Shellac, Cults, and The Album Leaf. These performers will also be accompanied by over thirty acts throughout the weekend including comedians and DJs.

Yet another dream come true event - The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath, and Anthrax, will come together April 23rd for the first and only show in the Unites States. The day-long event will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same site as the famous Coachella Festival, one week after the annual festivities end. Speaking of Coachella, it’s officially sold out. Tickets were gone a mere six days after they went on sale, This marks the fastest sell out period for the festival in its 12-year history. Passes are already making their way onto the online scalping network, the first one posted on January 26th on Craigslist.

Paste Magazine, which suspended its long-running print publication in September, has been acquired by Wolfgang’s Vault, the company behind Daytrotter and Crawdaddy! Under the new acquisition, Paste will relaunch with new digital subscription offerings in March – just in time for the SXSW Festival. Bill Sagan, CEO of Wolfgang’s Vault, said the following about the acquisition: “We have been fans of Paste for a long time and are thrilled to bring their leadership, brand and valuable content and audience into our family. We believe that Paste’s editorial and sales strength will be a wonderful complement to our broad array of music content.”

Derek Miller of noise poppers Sleigh Bells (Mom + Pop) is reportedly in the studio working with Beyonce (Columbia) and producer Diplo (Mad Decent). The producer added that he wasn’t sure if the track was going to get released, or if they were going to finish it. Sleigh Bells confirmed the news on their Twitter but have subsequently erased it. Hoping this news turns out to be true.

Also, Wilco has started their own label, dBpm Records. Press releases have stated that dBpm Records will release all future Wilco releases “and more.” The label will be run by Wilco’s manager, Tony Margherita. “This is an idea we’ve discussed for years,” member Jeff Tweedy said. “We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me. And, to be working with ANTI- a label that has its roots in a label that was started by a punk rock guy to sell his own records seems like a perfect fit for us.”

All Tomorrow’s Parties Presents I’ll Be Your Mirror in New Jersey: All Tomorrow’s Parties will make its return to the US this September in Ausbury Park N.J. This year they’ll be bringing the I’ll Be Your Mirror experience to the legendary waterfront venue. Portishead will be attending and will curate and headline the event, in addition to Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel performing his first large public show in over a decade.

The Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax to Play Only One U.S. Show at the Empire Polo Field: The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath, and Anthrax, will come together April 23rd for the first and only show in the Unites States. The day-long event will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same site as the famous Coachella Festival, one week after the annual festivities end.

Coachella Sells Out, Passes Hit the Web: Coachella tickets sold out Wednesday, a mere six days after they initially went on sale.  This marks the fastest sell out period for the festival in its 12-year history. Passes are already making their way onto the online scalping network, the first one posted on January 26th on Craigslist.

Paste Magazine Acquired by Wolfgang’s Vault: Paste Magazine, which suspended its long-running print publication in September, has been acquired by Wolfgang’s Vault, the company behind Daytrotter and Crawdaddy! Under the new acquisition, Paste will relaunch with new digital subscription offerings in March – just in time for the SXSW Festival.

Beyonce and Sleigh Bells in the Studio with Diplo:  Derek Miller of noise poppers Sleigh Bells (Mom + Pop) is reportedly in the studio working with Beyonce (Columbia) and producer Diplo (Mad Decent). The producer added that he wasn’t sure if the track was going to get released, or if they were going to finish it. Sleigh Bells confirmed the news on their Twitter but have subsequently erased it.

Wilco Start Their Own Label: Wilco has started their own label, dBpm Records.  Press releases have stated that dBpm Records will release all future Wilco releases “and more.” The label will be run by Wilco’s manager, Tony Margherita. ANTI- Records will distribute the label.