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  • Carl Zimring
    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/news/04-06/03.shtml ... Outkast to Release Two New LPs, Films in Next Year Wesley Clark now admits liking Hey Ya just a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2004

      >From Pitchfork:

      Outkast to Release Two New LPs, Films in Next Year
      Wesley Clark now admits liking "Hey Ya" just a publicity stunt, insists
      they fell off after Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

      Cory D. Byrom reports:
      Amid widespread (and roundly denied) rumors of an impending breakup,
      Atlanta hip-hop superstars Outkast are declaring that the next year will be
      their busiest yet. As everyone who isn't currently dead or comatose knows,
      the two last worked on semi-separate "solo" albums, which were packaged
      together and released in 2003 as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Since then,
      Big Boi, the less flamboyant of the duo has played several solo dates,
      including Atlanta's massive annual Music Midtown Festival. However, he
      maintains that big things are coming up for Outkast as a functioning band.

      First up is a new album due out in November. According to an MTV interview
      with Big Boi, the album is "gonna be a hardcore album, me and Dre letting
      Organized Noize produce the whole album. I can't give you the title of it
      yet, but it's coming together nicely." Then, in May of next year, the duo
      will star together in a new movie, which will also feature a soundtrack by
      Outkast. This film is not the already announced starring vehicle for Andre
      3000 based on the song "Love Hater" from The Love Below, but rather a
      prohibition-era story featuring Dre as the son of a mortician and Big Boi
      as a club owner.

      Regarding the soundtrack, Big Boi told MTV, "It's gonna be all brand new
      songs, me and Dre on one CD together." And if you're wondering what the
      film will be about (and I think we both know that you are), "It's going to
      be a lot of action, adventure, romance," "reveals" Boi. Upon hearing about
      the film, we logged onto an Outkast chat room, where three fans-- we shit
      you not-- had the following conversation:

      Kastrato: Shit, u hear about that movie?
      ATLienBoi4Sho: yueh, shit is wack
      Kastrato: WTF?? Outkast in a movie boi thats hott!
      Spottieottiedopaliscious: should be richard pryor, redd foxx, arsenio and
      eddie in it instead
      ATLienBoi4Sho: eddie murphy? that shrek mutherfucka?
      Kastrato: naw axle foley
      ALTienBoi4Sho: who them other bitches?
      Spottieottiedopaliscious: try watching harlem nights some time dumbass.
      Kastrato: frealz yo
      ATLienBoi4Sho: ur name is stoopid, fag

      I think we can learn a lot from these gentlemen.

      .: Pitchfork Review: Outkast: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
      .: Pitchfork News: Outkast's Andre Developing Own Cartoon Series
      .: Outkast: http://www.outkast.com

      Mission of Burma Launch World Tour Tomorrow
      Band rethinks three-night stint in Yandobo

      Joshua Sharp reports:
      One of the highest echelons at which a band can arrive is a level of
      perpetual relevance. Mission of Burma are one such example of mythical
      ascension: Even with 22 years between albums and 19 years of absence as a
      functioning unit, the band's influence on (and popularity within)
      independent music never waned. Now, having officially returned with the
      revered OnOffOn, the band is prepared to finally depart from the comfort of
      the reliable east coast venues they've been playing for the past couple of
      years, and embark on their first world tour in two decades.

      The North American portion of the tour kicks off tomorrow at Vancouver's
      Commodore Ballroom. From there, the band moves on to Seattle, Portland, San
      Francisco and Los Angeles before crossing the Atlantic for a a series of
      European concerts. They'll be back on these shores in mid-July to play sets
      in Connecticut and at Coney Island's Siren Festival, after which it's
      presumed they'll announce a more substantial U.S. itinerary. Dates:

      06-04 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (w/Kinski)
      06-05 Seattle, WA - Neumo's (w/Kinski)
      06-06 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (w/Kinski)
      06-09 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (w/Kinski, Whysall Lane)
      06-10 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater (w/Kinski)
      06-25 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
      06-26 Utrecht, Netherlands - Indoor Festival
      06-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
      06-29 Brussels, Belgium - Lintfabriek
      06-30 Nottingham, London - Rescue Rooms
      07-01 London, England - The Scala
      07-02 Birmingham, England - Academy 2
      07-03 Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
      07-05 Manchester, England - Night & Day
      07-06 Dublin, Ireland - The Music Centre
      07-07 Cork, Ireland - Cyprus Avenue
      07-16 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
      07-17 Coney Island, NY - Siren Festival

      .: Pitchfork Review: Mission of Burma: OnOffOn
      .: Mission of Burma: http://www.missionofburma.com
      .: Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

      Pete Doherty Leaves the Libertines, Enters Rehab
      Enchantment Under the Sea an untold side effect of addiction

      Cory D. Byrom & Dr. Emmett Brown report:
      "Quick, Marty, to the DeLorean! We must return to last week to stop
      Pitchfork from running the story about The Libertines' new album! Why?
      Because that story reported quote-after-quote from producer and former
      Clash-man Mick Jones about how great everything was going, and how all of
      the rumors about problems in the band were exaggerated! What do you mean
      'so what?' They broke up! No, not Pitchfork. Goddamnit, Marty, pull your
      head out your ass. The Libertines, man! The Libertines broke up!

      "Okay, shut it, there'll be plenty of time to explain this after we stop
      that story from running. The Libyans have already gotten their hands on the
      plutonium. If they get ahold of this information, they'll bring Pitchfork
      to its knees! Fine, Marty, for you I'll explain it, but then we really must
      get back to last week post-haste. It turns out that all of those rumors
      about frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barat not getting along were true
      after all. According to Doherty, they only really talk when they're on
      stage. Doherty has gone so far as to compare himself to a battered
      housewife who returns to her husband after being continually abused. Real
      men don't hurt women, Marty! But what's crazy about this is that then he
      said, "If [Carl] comes and grabs me by the hand, maybe we can 'reclaim the
      empire together.' Which is, like, really just continuing the cycle, right?

      "Oh, oh, and then, and then, Doherty was supposed to play some gigs with
      his side project, Babyshambles, at the Duke of Clarence Pub in North
      London, and he didn't show! Instead, he went off to France to enter a rehab
      center to kick a crack habit. Crack, Marty! Now, I don't know how this
      affects their upcoming festival shows, nor do I know how it affects the
      upcoming release of the new album, but that's precisely why we have to go
      back and stop Pitchfork from running that story. Buckle up, Marty-- we must
      save Pitchfork! And oh yeah, after that, something's got to be done about
      your knucklehead kids. They're total dicks.

      .: Pitchfork Review: The Libertines: I Get Along
      .: Pitchfork News: The Libertines Complete New Album
      .: The Libertines: http://www.thelibertines.com
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