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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

No Depression

Some music news of the alt.twang persuasion…

Word is a new Wilco EP will be released in the Spring. Not sure if this is going to be a pared-down DecibelsPerMinute, or a wholly different release. ADDENDUM – Here’s the skinny on the new EP, and the DVD for I am Trying To Break Your Heart is out on Februrary 18th.

The Jayhawks are back on April 1 with Rainy Day Music. I *think* this is Marc Olsen and Gary Louris playing together again, but I’m not certain. Either way, since they’ve fired most of the band I expect a more stripped-down offering than Smile or Sound Of Lies.

It looks like March 11 will be the release date for the three Uncle Tupelo reissues of No Depression, Still Feel Gone and March 16-20, 1992. I can do without the remasters but the bonus tracks mean that I’m a-gonna have to have the Columbia reissues sitting alongside my Rockville original editions. Someday someone will beat some sense into me, but until then… I just hope that their live version of “I Wanna Destroy You” shows up. And some official news on the release of Not Forever, Just For Now – the legendary recording of the last Uncle Tupelo show, would be nice.

Ryan Adams puts out Love Is Hell in Februrary. We’ll have to see if he follows an opposite pattern to Star Trek movies… odd numbers good (Heartbreatker, Demolition), even number bad (Gold, Love Is Hell?). Hope not, but we’ll see.

Other notes… The Tweedy/Kotche/O’Rourke project Loose Fur is out in January. The Minus Five’s Down With Wilco is out Feb 25. Mojave 3 drops a new one in March and Sparklehorse in April.

Got my Longwave EP in the mail today, Day Sleeper. It’s brief, but pretty impressive. The instrumental title track is epic, with touches of Mogwai and Mercury Rev – no missing Dave Fridmann’s touch here.

np – Starflyer 59 / Easy Come Easy Go 1994-2000

By : Frank Yang at 7:36 pm
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  1. kyle says:

    Those damn record labels aren’t being too kind in regards to me limiting my cd purchases in ’03. There’s at least six in that one post I’ll be getting.