Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
We Will Become Silhouettes
While at Magic Pony yesterday buying a print of Kozyndan’s “The Household”, I was excited to learn that the artists were going to be in town at the end of September at the store doing and exhibition. I hope they bring some more artwork to sell – I would love to have “DC Sleeps Alone Tonight” as well. Actually, I’d like to have copies of all their work… perhaps I’ll just have to settle for the book.
And speaking of The Postal Service, they’ve made a video for their cover of Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds” which you can watch in asx or ram format, link from Stereogum. It’s basically four minutes of things disappearing and Josh Hartnett looking sad – don’t be sad Josh Hartnett, you’re rich. You can afford to buy another bed. While the track has been kicking around online for some time now, it’s finally getting a formal release on the soundtrack to the film Wicker Park starring the aforementioned Hartnett. I don’t know what it’s about but it looks like Josh has to choose between two, maybe three, beautiful women. Poor bastard.
Brainwashed has a feature-length (okay, 21 minutes, but that’s epic-length in internet attention span terms) video feature on Rachel Goswell comprising live and interview footage taken from her recent jaunt across America promoting Waves Are Universal. She offers a capsule history of Slowdive and Mojave 3 including some insider info heretofore unknown (at least to me). Good stuff.
Low In Europe is a documentary film that follows Duluth, Minnesota’s favourite sons (and daughter) Low on tour in Europe over 2002 and 2003 to promote their last album Trust. It will be coming out on DVD this Fall but is limited to 1000 pieces. Damn, that is limited. From Slatch.
Macha will be at Lee’s to rock the zither, vibraphone and other traditional Indonesian instrumentation on September 20, tickets $10. It’s much better than it sounds, trust me. They just released Forget Tomorrow on August 3, their first proper record in five years. Chicago’s Mahjongg support.
Montreal popsters Arcade Fire will be fleeing Pop Montreal to come play for us at Lee’s Palace on October 1, tickets $8 in advance. I have missed something like their last three or four shows in Toronto – I won’t be missing this one, word is they put on an annihilative (is that a word? Is now.) live show. In fact, there is very significant “next big thing” buzz around this band. Justified? You decide – see them live or get their debut long-player Funeral when it comes out September 14 on Merge.
Offering further proof that this is the Summer for reunions, Helmet are strapping it back on and hitting the road to support thier first new album in five years, Size Matters (out September 14). The tour will bring them to Lee’s Palace on October 2.
It makes me happy when The Horseshoe and Lee’s Palace update their websites. My October concert sched is getting kinda full – seven shows in a month including two back-to-back-to-back (or just about) weekends? Woot. I may have to work some vacation days into the mix just to stay alive (but that’s okay, as I have vacation days I have to use up by the end of October anyway).
Three words (and two little words): Freddy vs Jason vs Ash. You know, ASH. From The Evil Dead films? Chainsaws, knives, machetes… New Line is talking to Sam Raimi about the rights, if not to direct (Spider-Man 3 will probably keep him busy). Do it, Sam. It’ll be a humdinger of a good time. “Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.”
np – American Music Club / San Francisco