Thursday, August 5th, 2004
I apologize for my site going AWOL for about four hours yesterday afternoon. I think a server in Pennsylvania blew up.
The Neko Case live album recorded back in March and April in Chicago and Toronto (the pic is from the first Toronto show) whilst backed by The Sadies will be coming out November 9. It’s entitled The Tigers Have Spoken and Billboard has details while Pitchfork reports the tracklist as follows:
01 If You Knew
02 Soulful Shade of Blue (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
03 Hex (Catherine Ann Irwin)
04 Train From Kansas City (Shangri-La’s)
05 The Tigers Have Spoken
07 Loretta (Townes Van Zandt)
09 Rated X (Loretta Lynn)
10 This Little Light (Traditional)
11 Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)
These were amazing shows, this will be a great record. They were also shooting video footage ostensibly for a DVD but there’s been no word on that coming out yet. Hope it comes to pass. There will also be new studio album due out in the Spring.
Death Cab are putting out an iTunes-only EP comprising tracks from a ‘Studio X Session’. Bummer that it’s iTunes only, but I expect the tracks will be available on your friendly neighbourhood P2P network within, oh, 12 seconds of release.
Everyone’s favorite Nebraskan disco-new wave outfit The Faint are going to be at Lee’s Palace October 10 to promote their new album Wet From Birth, out September 14. New Yorkers TV On The Radio and some group called Beep Beep (YOU do a google search on “beep beep”) support. I suspect there will be much dancing that night.
If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands and feel like reading some Wilco press, this site has gone to the trouble of transcribing as many magazine articles on the band into HTML as possible, including pictures. Whoa. The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star all have reviews of Tuesday night’s show. And The Montreal Gazette has a profile (from LHB).
Low Morale has a lovely and sad Flash video for an acoustic recording of Radiohead’s “Creep”. While it’s fan-made, it could easily fit in with any of the Radiohead’s more recent videos. From Morecowbell.net.
np – The Sleepy Jackson / Lovers