Monday, April 10th, 2006
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:
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.
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