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The The releasing ‘Radio Cineola’ box set, announce first live shows in 16 years

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Matt Johnson returned to The The this year to release “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” the first new music under that name in 15 years, as a Record Store Day 2017 single. That will be part of a three-disc box set centered around Johnson’s Radio Cineola web broadcast he has hosted over the last few years. Radio Cineola: The Trilogy includes a disc of other artists covering The The songs as well as the new single; another disc of Matt Johnson reading John Tottenham’s epic poetic cycle “The Inertia Variations”; and the third collects interviews and soundscapes taken from Johnson’s 12-hour UK Election Day Radio Cineola shortwave broadcast from 2015. Guests on the box set include JG Thirwell, Thomas Leer, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Anna Domino, Zeke Manyika, and more. It’s out October 20 and you can check out the tracklist, as well watch the album trailer and the “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming” video, below.

There is also a documentary made about Johnson titled The Inertia Variations directed by Johanna St Michaels:

The 84-minute documentary, inspired by the poem of the same name by British-born, Los Angeles based poet John Tottenham, is centered around the Radio Cineola broadcast and within the film, through recitations of John Tottenham’s poetry, Matt Johnson examines his sometimes troubled relationship with celebrity and the creative process and, through the tragic deaths of his mother and two of his brothers, how bereavement has informed his work and outlook.

The film premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival earlier this year and will be out in theaters in the UK on October 20, the same day as Radio Cineola: The Trilogy. You can watch a trailer for the film below.

Last but not least, The The have just announced their first live shows in 16 years: June 1 at Heartland Festival in Denmark, and June 5 at Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets for Heartland Festival are on sale now (9/11) and tickets to the London show go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10 AM UK time. No word on who will be in the band, but let’s hope there are more shows to be announced.

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THE THE – RADIO CINEOLA: THE TRILOGY tracklist

THE END OF THE DAY

THIS IS THE DAY – THOMAS FEINER
SLOW EMOTION REPLAY – MEJA KULLERSTEN
WEATHERBELLE – THOMAS LEER
GRAVITATE TO ME – ELYSIAN FIELDS
BUGLE BOY – COLIN LLOYD TUCKER
PILLAR BOX RED – ANNA DOMINO
DECEMBER SUNLIGHT – LIZ HORSMAN
BLUER THAN MIDNIGHT – CHARLOTTE ETC.
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH – TOM BRIGHT
PHANTOM WALLS – GILLIAN GLOVER
WE CAN’T STOP WHAT’S COMING – THE THE
THIS IS THE NIGHT – WILLIS

THE INERTIA VARIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
ATMOSFEAR
A LONG HARD LAZY APPRENTICESHIP
FEAR OF KNOWN THINGS
ATMOSMEAR
NOTHING
AN EXPLANATION
HOW LITTLE HOW FAR
ATMOSTEAR
CONSOLATION
THE CHALLENGE
ATMOSHEAR
SUDDENLY
THE RITES OF INDOLENCE
YELLOW AFTERNOON OF THE SOUL
TENSE OFFERING
CREATION
CEREMONY
A TIME OF RECKONING
ART AND EROS
SUDDENLY AGAIN
LYING ON MY SIDE
A WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST
MOLASSES
THAT TIME OF DAY
I’M NOT TIRED
TAPED
CHAIR, SOFA AND BED
LEADEN AFTERNOON
INACTION FIGURE
THE ISLAND
BUTTERFLY SPRINGS
RUSH HOUR
BUTTERFLY PINGS
DRONING
THE LEGACY
DROWLER
THE SHADOWS OF PURPOSE
ACCOMPLISHMENT
TIME MOVES, BUT NOT I
ANOTHER DAY
BUTTERFLY RINGS
GASLIGHT
RUINOUS TRANQUILITY
BEAUTY
DAYS
INURED TO OTIOSITY
BLOOD STREAMS
ANOMIC OTIOSITY
THE MEASURE OF A MAN
ELSEWHERE
ALIEN LUNGS
VIEW FROM A HILL
BORN WINNER, SELF-MADE LOSER
DUST FALLS REGARDLESS
DRENCH
RIVETING TORPOR
DRENCHED
THE PRIME OF LIFE
ENTITLEMENT
LIFELONG LEAN PERIOD
POINT HOPE
ROOM WITH A VOID
THE ARRIVAL
FIGMENT TO FILAMENT
CONSTANCY
ODE TO INVENTED MELANCHOLY
IMPROVIDENCE
THIS DAY
FEELINGS
POINT HOPE

MIDDAY TO MIDNIGHT

INTRODUCTION
BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
THE LATE STATION
WILLIAM ENGDAHL
WIRELESS TRIP
ZOE HEPDEN
WHEN TOMORROW BECOMES
NIGHT FLIGHT
DAVID EDWARDS
SAME FACE DIFFERENT MASK
WIRELESS SHIP
ABDI ASSADI
WARGASM
HERE COME THE DRONES
SECRETUM
LUCINDA ROGERS
SPYROGRAPH
THE DIVIDED SELFIE
NEIL SANDERS
BETWEEN RAINDROPS
DIGITAL DYSTOPIA
MARIAN ST LAURENT
MISSING PEOPLE
RADIOPHONIQUE
NEIL CLARK
THE WATCHERS AND THE WATCHED
THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE
WIRELESS BLIP
WILLIAM ENGDAHL
THE FUTURE ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE
THE NEW NORMAL
DAVID EDWARDS
THE SPACE BETWEEN WORDS
THE VEIL OF AMNESIA
GOODNIGHT
EVERY SECRET LIFE

FEATURING: G Thirwell, Thomas Leer, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja, Anna Domino, Zeke Manyika, Colin Lloyd Tucker, John Tottenham, Thomas Feiner, Liz Horsman, Charlotte Etc. Tom Bright, Gillian Glover, Willis, Johanna St Michaels, Jacob Sahlqvist, Kate Wilkins, Gerald Jenkins, William Engdahl, Neil Clark, David Edwards / Media Lens, Marian St Laurent, Lucinda Rogers, Neil Sanders, Abdi Assadi, Zoe Hepden, Eric Schermerhorn. Polly Maberly, Niall Greig Fulton, and others.

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