Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
Joe Pernice steps out of the shadows and says hello to his web forum, thanking them (us) for their (our) support and money and previews the upcoming tour for Discover A Lovelier You, which came out yesterday. The Pernice Brothers travelling roadshow makes a stop at Lee’s Palace on July 18.
Pitchfork didn’t especially like the album, but I hear the album doesn’t especially like Pitchfork so they’re pretty much even. Spin.com likes them, though – the band will be their “Band Of The Day” this Friday, whatever that means. Maybe they get to meet The Killers or something. Also worth reading is the typically droll the official bio for the new album – funny stuff.
Oh, and I finally got around to watching the DVD component of the Nobody’s Watching/Nobody’s Listening package a couple weeks ago. It’s a fun look at life on the road with the Pernice Brothers (Joe takes on a vending machine and loses) but there’s nothing really essential – there’s not much in the way of complete performances. I find it odd that it was marketed as a live DVD with a bonus audio disc when the album disc was quite good and the DVD more like a throw-in.
Angryrobot.net has a nice review of the new Tears album, which I still have yet to hear. Yes, I know it’s available to stream everywhere, I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’ll probably end up buying it before I preview it.
I just realized that I will still be here on September 10, meaning I can attend the Sufjan Stevens show at Trinity-St Paul’s after all. Sweet.
Five Seventeen – whose My Mean Magpie now once again has it’s own URL so he can stop hijacking mine, update your bookmarks – pays tribute to the end of Three Gut Records with some rarities from three of their original roster: Royal City, Jim Guthrie and Gentleman Reg. Go get em while I watch my bandwidth usage skyrocket…
It’s Batman Begins day! I still remember camping out in front of the Famous Players at the Oakville Town Centre on June 19 23, 1989 – opening day for the first Batman film – from right after school until showtime (which was only about three hours and doesn’t really constitute “camping”, but it was still a pretty lengthy vigil at the time). This time I won’t be getting around to seeing it until Sunday – my cape and cowl are still at the cleaners. Reviews so far have been excellent – maybe the best in recent memory for a mainstream genre-type film? – so I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait.
np – The House Of Love / Days Run Away