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Monday, April 10th, 2006

For Now

I got all excited when I read an email update from New York’s Daylight’s For The Birds saying that they’d be playing a show at Tonic (in NYC) on April 18, misreading it as “Toronto”. Bah. However they have some more rough tracks uploaded on their Myspace page and will have an album out sometime this Fall, and after hearing the new tracks feel free to move this album right to the top of my “most anticipated for 2006” list.

Note that ex-On!Air!Library! singer Claudia Deheza is no longer with the band, though she will appear on the album, but against all probability new singer Amanda Garrett sounds just as good. Her voice is maybe a little airier and less emotionally enigmatic, but still perfect for the music nonetheless. Listen for yourself and swoon along with me – the first songs features Amanda, the second Claudia:

MP3: Daylight’s For The Birds – “To No One”
MP3: Daylight’s For The Birds – “For Now”

Pitchfork’s featured interview this week is with Neko Case, and MOKB points at a downloadable full show from both Neko and tourmate Martha Wainwright, courtesy of NPR.

Harp Q&A’s The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne.

Following the trend of consolidating buzz bands to a single show, the Arctic Monkeys are back for a show at the Kool Haus on June 17 with Noo Yawkers We Are Scientists in tow, tickets $24.50, on sale today.

Aversion talks to Quasi about new album When The Going Gets Dark.

Billboard has new album news from Bright Eyes. Look for a new record from Conor & Co in 2007.

First thought upon getting off my plane in Toronto yesterday? “Hey, look. White people”. I didn’t know what day it was but I suspected it was somehow the same day that it was a day ago. That international date line is messed up, I tell ya. But I have made it back safe and sound and apparently none too jet-lagged (though we’ll see what time I crash tonight).

np – Built To Spill / You In Reverse

By : Frank Yang at 10:07 am
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  1. Kevin says:

    Hey there.
    I’ve been reading this site for about 7 months now and I’ve learned a lot about a lot of good music. Since I live in Newfoundland there is no way in hell that any of the bands mentioned here will ever come and play in my city.(Except for Billy Bragg who loves it here)

    But. I’ll be passing through Toronto in June. How can I find out who is playing on June 7 and 11? I’ve tried looking at club websites but it’s too far away. Like today you mentioned a show on June 17. How can tourists who don’t fancy Cats find out about indie shows?

    And. Frank, your travel writing is great. It’s been fun to read about your adventures.

  2. doug says:

    Kevin,

    try http://www.pollstar.com

  3. Built To Spill says:

    Doug is back in full force!!
    The new album is quite good.