Monday, October 24th, 2005
Drip Drop Teardrop
Bits and pieces today. Drips and drabs.
With the release of The Cardigans’ Super Extra Gravity in Europe last week, the press is starting to descend on the band for features, interviews, etc. Here’s some of the first salvo – pieces from The Independent, Gigwise and Contact Music. There’s also a radio session with XFM up for your streaming pleasure. Last I checked, the record was still due for a Canadian release tomorrow, but I suspect it’ll be more like a couple weeks before actual copies start showing up in shops. Oh, Said The Gramophone has another track from the new album available to download.
Colin Meloy of The Decemberists confesses to The Daily Nebraskan that he’s downloaded leaked records before, even though he asked that anyone who had a leaked copy of Picaresque before its release earlier this year to not post it online.
I stopped in at the release party for the new Fall issue of Shameless magazine yesterday afternoon and caught performances by Republic Of Safety and Couger Party. Neither act was really my thing, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t take pictures. Just a few, though.
With the release of The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, the Associated Press takes a stab at tracking down Bill Watterson. With little success. I saw the three-volume hardbound set in a store the other day – it looked absolutely gorgeous.
Oh yeah, check this out:
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