Sunday, June 19th, 2005
Pause & Play reports The Cardigans’ new album has a title and a (European) release date. Super Extra Gravity will be out in the old world on October 17. If memory serves, Canada got a domestic release of Long Gone Before Daylight sometime around the same time as Europe, so hopefully we won’t have to wait for the inevitably long-delayed US release. The first single will be wonderfully titled, “I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer”.
Here’s an interview Nina Persson did for Swedish radio last month. When asked how the new record compares to Daylight, she says “it’s not quite as sad as that one. If that one was sad this one is kinda whiny, and angry. Or, not angry but more grumpy.” Keep in mind this is translated from Swedish and may not be 100% accurate. Bassist Magnus Sveningsson has been keeping a photo-diary of sorts over the course of the recording sessions with producer Tore Johansson, who produced all their previous albums (excepting Daylight). I really liked the sadness and melancholy that enveloped Daylight – I hope they’ve managed to make whiny sound as lovely.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the title of this post…
Prefix talks to British Sea Power about the softening of their sound between The Decline Of and Open Season and being compared to Interpol (“The bass player in both bands is the most stylish in the band”).
This interviewer for the LA Weekly seems a bit of a dick, first asking if Britt Daniel of Spoon is an asshole (Britt denies it) and then trying to shoehorn the band into a Wilco analogue. He does offer up some useful information, however, in revealing that Britt Daniel is 6’1″. That was my guess a while back but others were insisting he was, like, 7’4″, played centre for the Dallas Mavericks in his off time and terrorized the countryside while feeding on flocks of sheep. Not so much. Filter also tried to play the analogy game, likening the band to 60s counterculture icon Ken Kesey. Whatever happened to the good old days of just being a rock band?
Various links today – as with most days – courtesy of Largehearted Boy.
The Modfather – Paul Weller – will be at the Kool Haus on September 22. With all the reunion fever going around, I am quite amazed that The Jam hasn’t gotten it together to cash in. Maybe when Weller needs to overhaul the fleet of Vespas.
Popmatters analyzes the shit out of Batman. Which I’m seeing today.
And last night I saw Closer. What truly fucked up people. Whew.
np – Starflyer 59 / Talking Voice Vs Singing Voice