Thursday, November 10th, 2005
On The Cusp
The American Analog Set are NOT breaking up. Honest. For real. They’re just not going to be gallivanting around the country in an old Econoline anymore – nothing wrong with that. But the sorta-farewell angle makes for good press, as some of these pieces will attest. The Toronto Star (Bugmenot) previews their show this Sunday at the Horseshoe. This will probably be your last opportunity to see them play Toronto probably ever, so don’t miss. AmAnSet are great live.
More linkage – Andrew Kenny talks to Pulse Of The Twin Cities about the decision to decamp from his native Austin to go to school in New York City, about the oddness of being a Texas ex-pat in Brooklyn to New City Chicago and about quitting school to hit the road to MetroMix. Furthermore, he talks to The Arizona Daily Wildcat about the progress of the farewell-but-not tour, Boston’s Weekly Dig about why they announced it as a farewell tour, The Straight about the origins of the band and to The Oregon State Daily Barometer about, well, all of the above. Most of these stories are taken from Bradley’s Almanac, but I know Brad loves it when I steal linkage from him. It’s his favourite thing in the world. But this piece for Torontoist? I wrote that myself.
And don’t forget that the demos for Set Free are still being posted weekly over at their website. Check out this week’s:
The Wrens continue to get mileage out of The Meadowlands – NME has the video for “Faster Gun”. I guess they’re allowed since the album just got released in the UK… but guys. Come on. New material? Someday?
The Independent talks to Alan Moore about magic, art and how much he loves having his works turned into movies. It’s actually his favourite thing in the world. V For Vendetta, the latest loving interpretation of his works, hits theatres March 17 of next year. Coincidentally, it was Guy Fawkes day on Saturday. Anyone attempt to blow up Parliment in celebration?