Friday, November 11th, 2005
All Hail The Label Scouts
Much joy coming in the form of the latest newsletter from Misra Records. Most exciting is news that Denton, Texas’ Centro-Matic will be releasing their new album Fort Recovery in March of next year, to be preceded by a four-track EP in February featuring one album track and three unreleased b-sides. Misra describes the new record as “the Centro-matic album you’ve been waiting for”. Well yeah, there’s no reason I’d be waiting for the ones I already own. 2003’s Love You Just The Same was a brilliant slab of roots rock and seeing as how they just get better with every record, consider this new one filed under “highly anticipated”. And if you’ve never been, they have one of the most generous MP3-loaded discographies around.
I also like what I’ve heard from the new Mendoza Line album, Full of Light And Full Of Fire, which is out November 22. I’ll link the officially available MP3s, but you should head over to Fluxblog to hear “Golden Boy (Torture In The Shed)”, it’s a great tune.
’06 show announcements are finally starting to trickle in – I was getting a little concerned about having nothing left in life to look forward to. Low have gotten around to rescheduling their cancelled show from last June – they will be at Lee’s Palace on January 31. And wildlife-obseesed New Yorkers Animal Collective are at Lee’s
two weeks later on February 13 on February 23.
You know a couple days ago when I predicted the backlash for the Broken Social Scene show? You could have set your watch to it. Contrast the Stille Post reaction with the squealing giddiness over at Broken Telephone… People make me laugh. They just love to complain.
You may remember my Sunday Cleaning post where I was impressed with the mysterious band Soft… Well to follow up, it has been revealed to me that they are indeed from New York City and their new self-titled EP is now available at Insound. You can check out the lead track here. It’s good.
MP3: Soft – “Higher”
SubPop just got that much more adorable with the signing of New Zealand’s Brunettes. Their next album and first for the label, which appears to be making a concerted effort to be THE pop indie label (as opposed to indie-pop label), will be out in August of next year. Info via Unfinished.
That’s it for today. Moment of silence at 11:00. Have a good day.
np – Bob Mould / Body Of Song