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Friday, June 3rd, 2005

I Know It's Coming Someday

Brooklyn’s Longwave have given their website a much much much overdue makeover in anticipation of the release of There’s A Fire on June 28. Filter has a piece (actually the official band bio) with Steve Schiltz and Shanon Ferguson talking about the making of the new record, which was produced by indie god John Leckie. People I know who’ve heard leaked copies of the album say it’s excellent, so I’m pretty excited about this one. There’s not too much I can say about the band that I didn’t when I wrote about them back in March, so I’ll just point you to that post and carry on. An acoustic version of the album’s title track appeared on their 2004 Life Of The Party EP but it makes a fully-arranged reappearance on the new album, compelte with the soaring vocals and sonic tomfoolery that have become the band’s trademark. Grab the album version here:

MP3: Longwave – “There’s A Fire”

I hope the band doesn’t think that the pre-release mini tour that brought them through town back in March counts as a proper Toronto stop. I haven’t seen them live in well over two years, and that’s far too long.

Check out this compilation coming out in September from Club AC30, one of the premier shoegaze-centric music nights in the UK. Never Lose That Feeling #1 is the first in a series of three compilations that feature new shoegaze and dream-pop artists covering classic tracks by their stylistic forebears. It’s like it was conceived with me in mind! AmAnSet’s Andrew Kenney covering Spiritualized? Yes please. Douglas Heart taking on Slowdive’s “Alison” will be worth the price of admission alone – I’m all a-tingle just thinking about it. It’s due out on September 12 in the UK, and will get distribution in North America courtesy of Clairecords.

The Onion AV Club steps into the ring with Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Browntstein while SF Weekly takes on both Brownstein AND Janet Weiss. Badass.

Prefix talks to Pinback about video games and comics.

Billboard reports that last year’s model Franz Ferdinand are in the process of mixing the follow-up to their super smash debut eponymous album and hope to have it in stores by September. They also bring tidings that Nada Surf will release their fourth album, The Weight Is A Gift, on September 20 in North America via the good people at Barsuk.

The Boston Phoenix gets down to a little Q&A with Aimee Mann about her new album, The Forgotten Arm. Via Largehearted Boy.

Being There offers up a beginner’s guide to the works of Neil Young.

Comic Book Resources compiles a pretty thorough list of comic book-related blogs.

And anyone in T.O. who needs an extra ticket for The Raveonettes show at Lee’s Palace tomorrow night, get in touch with Mishie at The Tear That Hangs…. She dost have an extra.

Miasma tonight at SpaHa. I do not recommend the draft beer, go with bottles. Trust me on this.

np – Douglas Heart / Douglas Heart

By : Frank Yang at 8:20 am
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  1. Fire of lovE says:

    I like them Longhorns, sounds a little British.

  2. makar says:

    hey cool! love the site

    do you ever listen to music from unsigned bands?

  3. Robin AC30 says:

    i’ve put four tracks from the "never lose that feeling" compilation up on the club ac30 website on our streaming player… enjoy ;)

  4. John says:

    That Club AC30 comp is top-notch!