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Friday, February 13th, 2004

Reflecting Off Of Your CD

Rick from Over Anything knows a guy who knows a guy who says Wilco will be starting a tour to support their still-unreleased new album on April 21 in Columbia, Missouri. Presumably this will lead up to their Coachella show May 1, so it’ll probably just be west of the Mississippi. The band is currently in the UK mastering the album at Abbey Road. Tenative release date is June 8.

Update: Direct from the band – the new album will be called A Ghost Is Born, tracklisting as follows:

At least that’s what you said

Hell is Chrome

Spiders (kidsmoke)

Muzzle of Bees

Hummingbird

Handshake drugs

Company in my back

I’m a wheel

Wishful thinking

Late greats

Theologians

Less than you think

I’ve got about half this material in live format, and unless they went nutty in production, can say that this album will be a little more ‘up’ than YHF, harkening back to Being There a bit. Or I could be talking out of my ass, we’ll never know. Tour dates coming soon.

The Posies have stopped pretending they’ve broken up and will be releasing a new studio album in the late summer on Rykodisc.

While I’ve been scared off from the Rainer Maria show April 1 (ahh! Emo kids!), the upcoming release of a live DVD and CD will make up for that some. The DVD features a complete live show from the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina last year, while the CD is a collection of live tracks collected over the past four years. Anyone In Love With You (Already Knows) comes out March 9, full details and tracklisting here.

Of Montreal have jumped from the sinking Kindercore ship to sign with Polyvinyl. Satanic Panic in the Attic comes out April 6. The Polyvinyl website has a sample track, “Disconnect The Dots”, available to download on their website.

Rotate This has been declared Matador Records’ Store Of The Month.

Canadian file-traders who thought they were exempt from the witchhunts south of the border are going to be paid a visit by the CIRA. That’s ‘Canadian Recording Industry Association’ – our own little RIAA. The lawsuits aren’t on the scale of the RIAA – they’re talking about 20 high-volume individuals. That sound you hear is Derek screaming in horror and seeking asylum in Croatia.

Dear God, someone brought in a box of Krispy Kremes. Soooo gross.

np – various artists / The Amos House Collection Volume 3

By : Frank Yang at 9:47 am
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  1. Paul says:

    Krispy Kremes are gross? Balderdash!

  2. Frank says:

    they’re like perfectly formed little rings of lard. By the time I finished eating one, the napkin I was holding it in was transparent.

  3. Garry says:

    Point-made about the Krispy Kremes. However, we’re all entitled to a wonderful heart attach from eating those…those…..things.

    (drool)

  4. matt says:

    If eating Krispy Kremes is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

    We need your take on the Imperial Government of Canadia coming down hard on Conan for his "racist" stunts the other night.

  5. Frank says:

    Imperial Government? Is our PM Darth Vader?

    My take? Well, if the feds hadn’t shelled out $500K of taxpayers money to help bring the show here, I would say their opinion wasn’t relevant. But since they did – and this includes Quebecers tax money – then they have a valid point. My basic thinking on political correctness is ‘who the hell am I to decide what other people find offensive?’ If people in Quebec were offended, then I’m not going to tell them to sit down an be quiet. But if someone is just trying to score political points on the matter, nuts to them.

    The Triumph segment itself, well I didn’t think it was very funny, to be honest. I’m not a big fan of really base humour, and the jokes were pretty unimaginative. I knew watching it that there’d be some fallout. I have no problem with tweaking people, but come on – be a little more creative about it.

    And while I’m making commentary, I’ll also say I was disappointed in the Toronto audience for booing everytime they mentioned America or Quebec. I would have thought we had more class than that. Oh well.

    So yeah, there you go.