Friday, August 19th, 2005
Let's Hear That String Part Again
Does the world really need another Sufjan Stevens post? No, no it doesn’t. But as it turns out, everything I had to post today was related to an artist who’s coming through town in the next few months and are (for the moment, at least) on my “to-do” calendar, and Mr Stevens is up first, chronologically speaking. I can’t resist a good meme, no sir, I cannot.
NY News Day does some lousy prep work in advance of their interview with Sufjan (Via Largehearted Boy). Dear Ms George – Illinois isn’t his second album, it’s his fifth. Thankfully, Sufjan redeems some amazingly banal questions with decent answers. AZCentral offers up a better piece on the man and Illinois. He’s at Trinity-St Paul’s on September 10.
The schedule for Ear To The Ground, going down at Exhibition Place September 15 through 17, is up. Grok the lineups for the Friday, Saturday, Sunday – looks like a helluva thing. Also noteworthy is that Andrew Bird is now appearing as well. Nice.
Seattle Weekly does a quick Q&A with Carl Newman about the new New Pornographers album Twin Cinema, out Tuesday (via LHB). Meanwhile, The East Bay Express ponders the New Pornographers’ place in the power pop firmament. They’re at The Docks on October 9.
Paste kindly reprints the entirety of their cover story on Death Cab For Cutie from the new issue. Death Cab are also on the cover of the new Under The Radar and really, if Plans does nearly as well as it’s expected to, you can expect to see their earnest faces on a LOT of magazine covers over the next while, not to mention at the Kool Haus on October 15.
The Courier-Journal reports that My Morning Jacket were awarded the number 14 spot on Esquire‘s list of the best-dressed men in the world. Anyone who saw that coming, hands up. LIARS. The dapper gents from Kentucky will be at the Guvernment October 20.
np – British Sea Power / Open Season