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Saturday, August 20th, 2005

The Bleeding Heart Show

Zoilus annotates his review of The New Pornographers’ Twin Cinema for The Globe & Mail. I’m not sure what it is about this band that prompts such analysis and verbosity from critics, but it looks like PopMatters’ guy was getting paid by the word. Metacritic doesn’t have a page for Twin Cinema up yet, but early indications are that it’ll score quite well.

And some more New Porn bits – Carl Newman tells Macleans how his posse nearly threw down West Side Story-style with east coast supergroup Broken Social Scene in New York City. WFMU’s blogged about the band’s appearance in their studios earlier this week, including audio and video archives of their performance. Twin Cinema is out Tuesday and they band is in town at The Docks on October 9.

And on the topic of criticism, Pandas That Won’t Screw To Save Their Species ponders the curious and imprecise science of music reviews.

Dallas’ Old 97’s will release a double-live album this Fall – maybe even as early as September – called Live and Wired, which is culled from a couple of live shows recorded in San Antonio earlier this Summer. Furthermore, frontman Rhett Miller will be putting out his second solo album this Fall.

The Elvis Costello DVD set I mentioned earlier this week, The Right Spectacle, will be out in North America on September 27 courtesy of the good people at Rhino.

And in an effort to help you select something worthwhile at the video store this weekend, Roger Ebert offers up a list of his worst movies of all time.

np – My Morning Jacket / Z

By : Frank Yang at 10:43 am
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  1. mike says:

    It’s funny how Carl Newman mention’s in that Maclean’s article how, The New Pornographers were walking out of a bar and Broken Social Scene were walking in and then "This huge group hung out on the corner for 10 minutes." Then Carl goes on to say "that’s the extent of his relationship with Toronto’s favourite indie rockers." (Although to be fair, he does say he feels a kinship with BSS.)

    I can only IMAGINE 10 minutes of "hello’s", "how are you’s" and "how’s your tour going", then 5 seconds of awkward silence, and then "well, we gotta be going now, later". ….f course, followed with some Junior High-like talking behind each other’s back saying "their band sucks". ;-)