Le Tigre News

LE TIGRE LIVE! AVAILABLE NOW!

LE TIGRE LIVE! is available! It’s an EP of 7 songs recorded while we were on tour. Download now! xo LT

January 26, 2012

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2011 update!

Check the Le Tigre Blog for news about our tour film and DVD release! JD’s band MEN has a new blog, and so does Jo. Kathleen’s new website is here! xo LT
PS Now you can pre-order our DVD “Who Took the Bomp? LE TIGRE on Tour”!!!

Le Tigre Blog now up!

Check out updates on our Le Tigre Blog, including our constantly updated karaoke contest and news about our documentary! Just point your browser to http://www.letigreblog.com!

Karaoke Contest!

We have some exciting news! Check out our DVD Blog to find out about our karaoke contest, starting today!

We posted our backing tracks of our most memorable anthems ‘Deceptacon’, ‘Hot Topic’, ‘Keep on Living’, “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo” and ‘TKO’ on our Myspace in hopes you will make videos, send in audio, and even cover the songs with your own instruments. The contest will commence immediately and the lucky winner will receive a Le Tigre ‘swag’ bag full of goodies in September. We are planning on posting YOUR videos and submissions on our this blog! In creating a more visible web presence, we have also created an official Facebook page and a Twitter .

Watch out, we gotten back ON the internet in hopes that you will get creative and use this contest as a mode of self expression!!

Lets hear it! Send your submissions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and check back on the blog to see your video posted!

We Got ON the Internet!!

We caved in and got a Facebook and Twitter account for updates on new projects, like our DVD!! Come ‘follow’, ‘friend’, and ‘like’ us!! If you are in the Bay Area at all on the 26th, come check out a screening of the film ‘Le Tigre: On Tour’. Read more about it here Along with the working on the DVD, we have been doing some writing and collaborating, most recently with Xtina for her new album! Come check out the song My Girls on her new album Bionic!

“LE TIGRE: ON TOUR” THE MOVIE!!

“LE TIGRE: ON TOUR” THE NEW LE TIGRE MOVIE!! WILL BE SCREENING ON JUNE 9TH AND 13TH AT THE NEWFEST IN NYC!! 

“Le Tigre: On Tour,” directed by Kerthy Fix, will screen as a work-in-progress in New York City this Wednesday, June 9th at the SVA theater on West 23rd Street at 10 pm and on Sunday, June 13th at 2pm. as a part of NEWFEST. Kathleen and Johanna will be there for a good old-fashioned Q&A (JD will be in Brazil with MEN)

PS If you can’t make it to this screening watch for more festival dates and info about a future DVD release on the Le Tigre website and the blog we now have specifically for DVD updates.

What’s on Gaga’s Nightstand? PINK NOISES: Women on Electronic Music + Sound By Tara Rodgers

***Pink Noises women on electronic music + sound***
Le Tigre is proud to be included in this long-awaited book by Tara Rodgers AKA Analog Tara, founder of pinknoises.com, an online community and resource for women making electronic music. Order it now!

We first “met” Tara Rodgers years ago when we posted a technical question in the pinknoises forums. I don’t remember what the question was (probably something about MIDI or a broken sampler), but I DO remember the excitement we felt at getting useful responses from other women electronic musicians about a technical issue.  Shortly after that we put out a call on the site for women producers for our Remix EP which resulted in Analog Tara’s Tres Bien [Nouveau Disco Mix]. This is one of my very favorite remixes of our music ever!

We finally met Tara in person in 2002 a cafe downtown for an interview. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation in which Kathleen and I are collaborating on a complete idea about sexism and “glitch music.”

Fateman: It really strucks us that, when men make mistakes, it’s fetishized as a glitch. . .
Hanna: Something beautiful.
Fateman: And when women do it, it’s like. . .
Hanna: . . . a hideous mistake.
Fateman: Right, it’s not considered an artistic innovation or a statement or an intentional thing.

Tara’s book is a collection of interviews with women working within the field of electronic music—producers, composers, performers, inventors, and DJs—spanning scenes, genres, and years. She has organized these conversations within a graceful theoretical framework, and she has elicited fascinating responses from her interviewees. Her perspective as a peer and musician lends the transcribed discussions intimacy and thoroughness, addressing issues of gender, sexism, and economics alongside details of artistic processes and technologies. For me this integration of theoretical/political topics with the nuts and bolts of art practice is a dream read.

While some of the included artists are familiar to me through their work or personally (throughout the years Le Tigre has played shows with DJ Rekha & Jessica Rylan), other of the interviews are inspiring introductions to women artists I don’t know much about. I loved learning about Susan Morabito’s rise to fame as a lesbian DJ within the almost exclusive gay-male realm of Circuit parties and her take on NYC queer culture and dance music throughout the 80’s and 90’s. And I am a sucker for a reproduction of anyone’s notebook pages (DJ Mutamassik’s studio notes on p. 183). Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music + Sound is awesome. Love, Jo

CRAFTS FOR A CAUSE AUCTION FOR HAITI STARTS MARCH 15TH

JD DECORATES A T-SHIRT FOR CRAFT’S FOR A CAUSE!

  WHAT : Crafts For A Cause
  WHERE: biddingforgood.com/craftsforacause
  WHEN: 8am Monday March 15 to 6pm Saturday March 27
  WEBSITE : craftsforacause.tumblr.com

ONE OF A KIND ITEMS MADE BY ARTISTS SUCH AS:

Vampire Weekend
Natalie Portman
Regina Spektor
Adam Green
The Strokes
Bright Eyes
Fleet Foxes
Rodarte
No Doubt
Jenny Lewis
Norah Jones
The Mars Volta
Le Tigre
Sia
Spike Jonze
Devendra Banhart
Aziz Ansari
Shirley Manson
Cat Power
Mark Ronson
Daft Punk
Grizzly Bear
Tegan & Sara
Kate Nash
Kevin “Spanky” Long
Liv Tyler
Frankie Rayder
Maroon 5
No Age
Drew Barrymore
Fran Healy of Travis
Red Hot Chili Peppers
...and more

Some examples of items include :

    • Bag and shirt decorated by Norah Jones
    • An all-costs covered produced track by Mark Ronson
    • Pair of Tegan and Sara’s signature shoes, decorated by them
    • A drawing by Spike Jonze
    • Skateboard decorated by Kevin “Spanky” Long
    • Mini-piano decorated by Maroon 5
    • Camera decorated by Drew Barrymore

A full list of contributors, with photos, can be seen on the website :

craftsforacause.tumblr.com

Who Does Your Hair????

Who Does Your Hair??? We get our hair cut by Shaun at Seagull Salon . . because Jo owns the place!

I keep forgetting to tell everyone that I have a hair salon with my friend Shaun in the West Village. We took over in 2006, but SEAGULL has been the best place in NYC (and probably the world) to get your hair cut (and colored) since 1971, when it first opened as a unisex barbershop. No, I am not a hair stylist myself, I’m just the boss/receptionist! And here is an interview by Mike Egan where we talk a little about the salon’s history. Come visit us! Love, Jo