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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Slow Graffiti

Poptones poses their always entertaining “Questions Of Doom” to Belle & Sebastian mastermind on their website. As reported last week, Belle & Sebastian’s new album The Life Pursuit will be out February 6 in the UK and be preceded by a single on January 16. And in the meantime, Revolution In The Head has another batch of B&S covers for your listening pleasure. The “Billie Jean” cover reminds of how sublimely they covered The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” two years ago at Massey Hall, and how I’ve never found a recording of either that show or any show where they tackle that gem. Anyone got it?

Spoon tells the Freep it’s good to be back home after touring abroad this Summer. Technically, they’re abroad again tonight, in Toronto for a show at the Phoenix. They just flew in from Vegoose in Vegas late last night/early this morning, hope they get some rest!

Jeff Tweedy continues to talk to Billboard, this time about the new Loose Fur album due in the Spring and upcoming recording sessions for a new Golden Smog record due, well, whenever.

The BBC is offering the video for the title track of the new Elbow album, Leaders Of The Free World. I hope you’ve all noticed the little contest banner up in the corner? It took me nearly 10 minutes to put together, so I do hope you appreciate it. The Elbow haikus are coming in, I’m looking forward to picking the best two and posting them for all to see. And scoff. Video link via Torr.

Want to hear a stream of one of the songs members of Pulp and Radiohead are contributing to the soundtrack for Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire? Click here. They also appear as the Wyrd Sisters in the film, which is out Friday November 18.

Sufjan-mania has spread across the Atlantic. It’s like the bird flu. The Guardian profiles the 50-statesman. Via Largehearted Boy.

Exclaim! speaks briefly with Rogue Wave but makes up for the brevity of the article with one big honking picture.

Choose-your-own-adventure Homestar Halloween!

np – Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South

By : Frank Yang at 8:47 am
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  1. torr says:

    I’m always weary when bands say they enjoyed the recording process immensley. As with movie directors enjoying the filming, those instances usually seem to produce their weakest stuff.

  2. James says:

    I’ve got a recording of the Massey Hall show. You can get it from me via my Soulseek account. I’ll email you the details. Heck, I owe you for the Sufjan hook-up.

  3. brad paisley says:

    Now, I’m pretty sure it was well reported last winter/spring that Tweedy, Louris, et. al, convened in Spain in March to record the Golden Smog album. It was supposed to come out this fall. What gives, Frank-o?

  4. Frank says:

    that’s an excellent question. I’ll ask Jeff or Gary what’s up next time I see them. I’ll just be happy if a new Golden Smog record comes out, whenever that may be.

    James – much appreciated!

  5. solace says:

    the Golden Smog record is completely done now and due out early ’06 on Lost Highway.

  6. solace says:

    btw, Tweedy couldn’t make the Spain sessions, but apparently he did his parts here in Minneapolis a few months back. (Aug or Sept)

  7. is it just me, or does toast kick fuckin says:

    who’s all on the new Golden Smog?

  8. Dennis says:

    I think James offered to send you the complete show, but otherwise I can give you the ‘I want you back’ cover by B&S. I posted lots of them already on my site, but there’s still more.