"Spit It Twig Vol. 2 represents my commitment to the free mixtape format I admire so much in artists like Lil Wayne & the Clipse. This time I decided to stretch out my repertoire in directions both more overtly hip hop ('This Night's Untold' & 'More Mercy, Miss Percy'), and even more abstract ('The Pink Room', 'Perfect Pitch'). This mix also features more collaboration than any of my other releases with contributions from Dirty Beaches, Onakabazien, D-Sisive and a (one-sided-career-fullfilling) collab with David Lynch. The diversity of Spit It Twig Vol. 2 was meant to reveal my intention & future direction with tapes which is to periodically expose experiments, and spontaneous ideas to those who are curious... all for a great price." - Slim Twig
He's also lined up a little tour for later this month:
11/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel
11/13 - New York, NY - WNYU Make The Product radio show
11/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Danger Danger w/ The Chickens
11/18 - Baltimore, MD - Hexagon Space w/ Rosemary Krust
11/21 - Bloomington, IN - The Realm w/ Circuit des Yeaux
11/22 - Chicago, IL - Weirder Park w/ Heavy Times
11/23 - Chicago - TBC
11/25 - Madison, WI - Project Lodge w/ Julian Lynch
11/27 - Detroit, MI - Division Street Gallery w/ Telephone Callers, Grass Canyon
12/2 - Guelph ONT - The Attic w/ Tamsen & Elliot
12/3 - Montréal, QUE - Friendship Cove w/ The Pink Noise, Postcards
12/4 - Ottawa, ONT - 443 Kent
12/5 - Toronto, ONT - Double Double Landw/ Onakabazien, Carl Didur
- Alec Ounsworth and Flashy Python have 4 dates for January (22 - LA, CA; 23 - SF, CA; 29 - NY, NY; 30 - Chicago, IL)
- Close Your Eyes signed to Victory recently with their label debut due in Winter 2010.
- Matt Skiba's Demos is nearly complete. Set to be released on Asian Man on Feb. 16 by the Alkaline Trio vocalist.
- Same date, Asian Man will get the Smoking Popes collection out again. Includes unreleased stuff and some out of print stuff.
- Five Iron Frenzy is releasing a full documentary, The Rise and Fall of Five Iron Frenzy soon.
- For The Win is recording and the albums should see daylight in 2010.