Posted in To Do | music | pictures | tour dates on December 18, 2008

photos by Tim Griffin, words By Black Bubblegum

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Iran @ CMJ 2008
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Iran (WITH Kyp Malone) will play a show at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, TONIGHT (12/18). Also on the bill: Fakers and Lone Wolf and Cub (Ryan Sawyer of Tall Firs and Stars Like Fleas - not the metal band). Presumably, Iran will, uh, run... through tracks from their upcoming record Dissolver, due on Feb 3, 2009 via Narnack.

Back to CMJ for a second....before 2 Live Crew played, a Kyp-less-and-still-named-after-a-'rogue-nation', Iran, played a renamed-The Soft Pack-less (they cancelled) and Lee "Scratch" Perry-less (he cancelled) Narnack Showcase this year, at Santos Party House, with the Sundelles, Vaz and Restavrant. Check out the overdue pics from that show above and below, and note - that's Doug Anson that sat in for Kyp. That probably won't happen again though, as we're told that Kyp plans on playing many more shows with the band, including as part of a 2009 tour out of NYC.

In related news, Kyp Malone's other band TV On The Radio, is garnering accolades-a-plenty including album of the year from The Onion AV Club, and from everyone's favorite weirdo Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. The Onion AV Club also cornered Santos Party House co-owner Andrew WK about his favorite record of the year.... Lee "Scratch" Perry's Repentance. Hmm... didn't he have something to do with that record?

In more related-to-Glasslands-tonight news, Tall Firs have teamed up with Awesome Color to play the Knitting Factory on Dec 19th (tickets here). Ryan Sawyer's other band, Stars Like Fleas, are recording a new record and have scheduled a show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 24th with Au (tickets here).

A whole bunch of pictures from the Narnack CMJ showcase, and tonight's Glasslands flyer, below...

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Comments (8)

can someone translate this?

Before 2 Live Crew played, a Kyp-less-and-still-named-after-a-'rogue-nation', Iran, played a renamed-The Soft Pack-less (they cancelled) and Lee "Scratch" Perry-less (he cancelled) Narnack Showcase during CMJ this year at Santos Party House with the Sundelles, Vaz and Restavrant. Before 2 Live Crew played, a Kyp-less-and-still-named-after-a-'rogue-nation', Iran, played a renamed-The Soft Pack-less (they cancelled) and Lee "Scratch" Perry-less (he cancelled) Narnack Showcase during CMJ this year at Santos Party House with the Sundelles, Vaz and Restavrant.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 12:18 PM

wasnt iran originally a semi indie noise band on tumult? and now they're like just noise/metal?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 12:40 PM

Translation:

The Narnack showcase was going to be Sundelles, Vaz, IRAN, Restavrant, Muslims (now renamed Soft-Pack) and Lee Scratch Perry (I think).

Soft-Pack (ne Muslims) and Lee Scratch bagged on the gig - and 2-live Crew filled in the empty space. IRAN didn't have a usual member - Kyp from TVOTR that night.

Better? :)

Tim

Posted by tim | December 18, 2008 2:33 PM

Maybe I need to listen to the TVOTR album again if everyone likes it so much. I gave it about four listens right after it came out and was bored out of my mind and haven't listened since.

Oh, and by the way, Dan Deacon rules.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 2:37 PM

if by #1 you mean Pitchfork, its not. It's number 2, Deerhunter is number 1. NME leaked the list afew days ago. The top 10 is as follows:

1. Deerhunter – Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
2. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
3. No Age - Nouns
4. Hercules And Love Affair – Hercules And Love Affair
5. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
6. DJ Rupture - Uproot
7. Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life
8. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
9. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
10. Portishead – Third

Have a great night!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 7:30 PM

"if by #1 you mean Pitchfork, its not. It's number 2, Deerhunter is number 1. NME leaked the list afew days ago. The top 10 is as follows:"

NME didn't leak anything. That is just a calculated list based on highest ratings. That said, it is probably pretty close to right.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 7:43 PM

Regardless of what Pitchfork said, The Onion ranked TVOTR #1. See above.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 7:45 PM

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