Friday, July 29th, 2005
Girls & Sunshine
Good news and bad news from Brooklyn’s Dirty On Purpose. The good news is that they’ve completed their video for “Mind Blindness” and have posted the final edit online for all to see. There’s more and more buzz building around the re-release of their Sleep Late For A Better Tomorrow EP, which will be in stores (again) September 6.
Now the bad news is that keyboardist Erika Forster has left the band to concentrate on her other project, Au Revoir Simone. The roster change became public when the band took the stage last week one girl short. The Modern Age and Manhattan Carnivore documented the ensuing audience drama. DoP will carry on as a four-piece, with the remaining boys drawing straws to see who gets to sing the high parts from here on out.
Also good news/bad news – good news, Sparklehorse have finally unveiled their new website. Bad news – still nothing concrete on the new album. Doesn’t look like 2005 is going to yield anything new from Mr Linkous.
Something like five years after splitting, The Boo Radleys finally have a proper website. It’s mainly to promote their Find The Way Out double-disc anthology, but there’s some actual honest-to-God content there too. Audio clips from their discography are accompanied by song notes from the band members and they’re also soliciting fan questions to be answered periodically by the Boos. The anthology was released at the start of July in the UK and is available over here as an import.
Exlaim! salutes Three Gut Records as the Toronto-based label prepares to close up shop. Speaking of which, yesterday morning on my bike ride into work, I rode past Jim Guthrie on Beverly St. Swear to God. True story.
Spin interviews one of their own, Mr Chuck Klosterman, about his new book Killing Yourself To Live. I’ve got a copy of this on my bookshelf in my “to read” pile. It’s a modest-sized pile. Via BrooklynVegan.
np – Husker Du / Flip Your Wig