by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Total Slacker - Oblivion (Grimes cover) (M4A)
Total Slacker are about to head out on the road with Night Manager. Before they do, they'll play with Heaven's Gate and Turnip King at Cheap Storage in Brooklyn on June 2. Tonight (5/15), Total Slacker will DJ between sets at the Japanther/Night Manager/Wild Yaks/Eula show at the Studio at Webster Hall.
For the tour, Total Slacker have recorded a cover of Grimes' single "Oblivion" which we have for you, hot off the mixing desk (they finished it this afternoon) and free for you to download at the top of this post. Keeping the signature bass line intact, the band's version slowly builds to a post-punk crescendo that wouldn't have sounded out of place in fog machine filled dancefloor in 1981.
Additionally, Total Slacker have
given us "Brain Slime," the a-side to the band's new single which is being released on Japanese label Sixteen Tambourines. The cover art for the single is below. The Brooklynites also have a UK split 7" with Friends due out this summer.
Total Slacker tour dates are below.
Total Slacker -- 2012 Tour Dates
6/2 Brooklyn @ cheap storage w/ Heavens Gate,Turnip King
6/3 Philadelphia @ Pi Lam 3914 Spruce Street **
6/4 harrisonburg, va @ My Mansion 265 W. market st **
6/5 pittsburgh, pa @ Garfield Art Works **
6/6 cleveland, ohio @ TBA ( or your moms house?? )
6/7 detroit, mi @ Magic Stick
6/8 chicago, il @ Township w/ White Mystery, Swimsuit Addition
6/9 chicago, il @ DAYTROTTER Sesion
6/10 milwaukee, wi @ Turf Club
6/11 day off
6/12 bloomington, indiana @ The Bishop
6/13 charleston, west virginia @ TBA
6/14 baltimore, md @ Bell Foundry w/ Weekends **
6/15 boston, ma @ liz pelly house show **
** w/ Night Manager
NIGHT MANAGER (additional dates)
5/15 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
5/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery