Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
Billboard and NME get the skinny on the new New Order album, Waiting For The Siren’s Call, due out in North America on April 26. It promises to be a frosted mini-wheat of a record, with a rocking, guitar-heavy half for the grown-up in you and a dancey, synth-heavy half for the kid in you. For a taste, Torr has a radio rip of the first single, “Krafty”, available to download, and the band gives a track-by-track breakdown of the album here.
Hey, it was either a mini-wheat analogy or a McBLT. “Keeps the rock side rock and the dance side dance”? Nah.
It seems that Autolux is singularly incapable of making clear touring plans. There was some confusion earlier this month as to whether or not they’d be playing with The Secret Machines at the Mod Club on February 2 (they are), but now Pollstar is reporting that they’re also opening for Ambulance Ltd at the same venue exactly one month later on March 2. Their website confirms that they will be playing with Ambulance, but that leg of the tour doesn’t start until March 22… contrary to the Pollstar listings which show them touring with Ambulance from March 1 through April 9. Got all that? Me neither. Some outfit called Dr Dog is also listed on that Ambulance bill at the Mod Club, FYI.
Who are Kasabian and why have they sold out their February 26 show at Lee’s Palace in the blink of an eye? No seriously, who are they? I’m listening to some of their album here, and my life isn’t being changed.
Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene apparently mentioned on the CBC this weekend that the new BSS album likely won’t be out till the Fall – the Valentine’s Day target date was little more than a pipe dream. Maybe he’ll have some more specifics at tonight’s Tsunami relief show.
24: Things that women should know before getting involved with Jack Bauer – 1) The odds that they will be held hostage increase exponentially and 2) Jack will go to ridiculous and bloody lengths to win their father’s approval. Fox wasn’t kidding when they said it was going to be an intense first 10 minutes of 24 – I haven’t seen a firefight like that on network television since that episode of Night Court when Bull climbed into the clock tower with the high-powered rifle… Again, I commend the producers on their sense of pacing – allowing the first act to wrap up tidily and for everyone to catch their breath only heightens the anticipation for act two. Good for Beruz for finally getting a backbone in beating Mr I-Dress-Like-An-Assassin to death… and hey look – an empty grave, how convenient! But seriously, I did like the dynamic in the Araz family segments, all bets are off as to the mom’s loyalty as the season progresses. Another solid ep, but someone on the writing team has some real father issues they need to address… Popmatters has their own thoughts on the first five hours of 24, season four, thus far.
np – Charlotte Hatherley / Grey Will Fade