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Saturday, June 18th, 2005

All For Swinging You Around

The New Pornographers have fleshed out their Fall tour dates a little bit, including a show in Toronto on October 9 at a venue to be determined. My money is on the Opera house. Destroyer and Immaculate Machine support. Man, I remember my old band playing with Immaculate Machine a couple years ago at Wavelength. Now they’re opening for the New Pornographers and we… sigh. ANYWAY, The New Pr0n’s Twin Cinema is out August 23, but has leaked to the interweb. Find a link somewhere else, you know I don’t play that game. Thanks to Erin for the tip-off. Photo by Steven Dewall via the New Porn website.

Finally, a release date! Broken Social Scene’s Windsurfing Nation, the follow-up to the (approximately) gazillion-selling You Forgot It In People, will be in stores October 4, roughly a year after it was initially promised. More details here.

SF Weekly finds out how Feist found herself (musically speaking). Her American label has also been keeping a little scrapbook of Feist’s press clippings and whatnot in the US. Nice gams in that one pic. Via Largehearted Boy. Fluxblog has a totally deconstructed remix of her “Inside & Out” up for grabs right now. In fact, I have to take his word for it that it’s actually a Feist remix.

Bob Mould tells Billboard he has no interest in jumping on the reunion bandwagon and that Husker Du will remain a thing of the past. That doesn’t mean he won’t be dusting of the old Du material on his Fall tour to promote Body Of Song, it just means he won’t be doing it with Grant Hart or Greg Norton. The rumour mill went nuts last Fall when Mould and Hart got onstage together for the first time in 17 years to perform a couple of Huskers numbers at a benefit for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, but that was a one-time deal only. Sadly, Mueller passed away from throat cancer yesterday.

Chart refuses to be the odd publication out and gets an interview with Sleater-Kinney to lead up to their show at the Phoenix tonight.

Behold the strangest Live 8 Toronto rumour yet. Barges in the lake? I hope there’s some truth to this because the opportunity to dispose of Bryan Adams and Celine Dion in one fell swoop is too tempting. Organizers are still debating venues though The Toronto Sun insists that Barrie is a done deal. Oh the suspense! The intrigue! And Dan Ackroyd? Puh-leaaase. Does the man not have a job anymore?

I bought vinyl yesterday! Got a used copy of REM’s Murmur for $2.50. Sweet. How does it sound? I’ve no idea – bringing in the turntable for a diagnosis today. It works – huzzah – but doesn’t sound very good. I’m hoping it doesn’t cost me TOO much to get up and running again.

np – The Airfields / The City-State EP

By : Frank Yang at 9:02 am
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  1. suckingalemon says:

    i bet alot of music fans would just give money to aids if geldoff would make live 8 in toronto go away.

    cheers

  2. mike says:

    I’m surprised The New Pornographers squeezed in the Toronto date betwen the Michigan and Massachusetts dates. Are they still at that level where they have to drive their own tour bus? Because that’s a whole hecka’ alot of driving there going to have to be doing.

  3. melissa says:

    I hate the term fleshed out. It makes me picture a cadavre being hollowed out for a funeral.

  4. bozairzere says:

    hey frank, just saw this amazing band called pink mochi open for apostle of hustle on thursday in LA. and not 1 but 2 keren ann shows(she did 3 this week). and i know you’ve seen her, but don’t miss it!

    oh and check new-atlantis.info for a cool new pedal from sonic boom’s studio.

    take care!

  5. Chris says:

    RIP Karl Mueller

    was fortunate enough to see Soul Asylum at the Guinness Fleadh in NYC in ’97 (and a year later Pirner & Murphy at the Horseshoe)

  6. matt says:

    I talked to AC Newman at last nights show in Hoboken about the Toronto show in October since I’m going to be living there then. He said it was going to be at some ridiculously big place called The Docks and that he was even suprised that they got booked at such a big hall. And also they will have a tour bus.