Thanks for attending ATP curated by Jeff Mangum! Our next UK Festivals are:
I’ll Be Your Mirror London 2012 curated by Mogwai & ATP (25-27 May 2012, Alexandra Palace, London)
- feat Mogwai, Slayer performing Reign In Blood, The Afghan Whigs, Dirty Three, Archers Of Loaf, Codeine, Sleep, Melvins, Mudhoney, Yuck and many more…
ATP curated by THE NATIONAL (Dec 7-9, Minehead)
- feat The National, Kronos Quartet, The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Boris, Tim Hecker, The War On Drugs, Sharon Van Etten and many more…
Two things today to announce in the leadup to ATP curated by Jeff Mangum which we’ll be announcing the stage times for very soon:
First up Lord Sinclair will be hosting Book Bingo again at this year’s ATP. Book Bingo is a chance for fans to pass on cherished books and discover new favourites. Fans will be asked to donate books before the start of the game and we will also have some new books provided by publishers and other generous organizations.
If you would like to play Book Bingo PLEASE BRING AT LEAST ONE BOOK TO DONATE this event is as much about sharing books you have enjoyed as playing Bingo.
Every bingo call is a quote from a book and the first person to the name the book wins a book from those donated. Book Bingo has been very popular at other ATP’s and gives anyone with a love of books the opportunity to go home with a new treasure.
Also, as previously announced at ATP this past December attendeee Matt Griffiths setup a “Big Pretentious Mix CD Swap”, which was a huge success, with hundreds of people taking part - see here for info or you can see some photos taken by an attendee here.
This time we’ve got a new concept - the tracklisting for your mix must be an acrostic of your name - so each song or artist begins with a letter of the persons name making the mix, for example:
Boredoms - Zutto
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
Yuck - Get Away
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Underground Resistance - Jupiter Jazz
Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You
Liars - Plaster Casts Of Everything
I Break Horses - Hearts
Neil Young - On The Beach
We’ll put the final time of the Mix swap on the festival timecards which you will receive at the event, and we’ll try to make sure it doesn’t clash with any bands.
Today we have decided we will be printing the best and most imaginative tracklistings in the official programme for the event which is given out free to all attendees.
To get a chance to have yours included head over to the Facebook event for the swap and post your tracklisting as a comment. Thanks!
Tall Firs play ATP curated by Jeff Mangum this March. In the weeks leading up to the event as a gift to attendees, the band are releasing free downloadable cover versions of tracks by other artists on the festival line-up, with the fifth and final track coming out the day before the event.
Today we release track 3 - this time the band are tackling The Saddest Story Ever Told by The Magnetic Fields - download it now from Soundcloud.
You can grab tracks 1 and 2 (the band covering Thurston Moore and The Fall) from this link.
The band recently announced intimate headline shows in Manchester (16th March, tickets £4) and London (17th March, tickets £5) - info on those here.
Tall Firs new album ‘Out Of It And Into It’ is out on the 12th March via ATP Recordings, pre-order now from the ATP Store - or you can hear the single ‘Crooked Smiles’ at Soundcloud.
In the weeks leading up to the event as a gift to attendees, Tall Firs are releasing free downloadable cover versions of tracks by other artists on the ATP curated by Jeff Mangum festival line-up, with the fifth and final track coming out the day before the event.
Today we release track 4 - this time the band are covering the Sebadoh classic Brand New Love - download it now from Soundcloud.
You can grab tracks 1-3 (the band covering Thurston Moore, The Fall and Magnetic Fields) from this link.
The band’s UK tour looks like this:
15th March - Tall Firs play The Basement, City Screen in York. Info/tickets.
16th March - Tall Firs playThe Trof in Fallowfield, Manchester. Info/tickets.
17th March - Tall Firs at London Upstairs At The Garage
The new album ‘Out Of It And Into It’ is out on the 12th March via ATP Recordings, pre-order now from the ATP Store - or you can hear the single ‘Crooked Smiles’ at Soundcloud.