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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Tales Of Brave Aphrodite

Idolator pays tribute to a forgotten favourite by offering up a couple of Velocity Girl vinyl rarities to download. One taken from a 7″ split-single they put out on SubPop in 1992 and the other a Beat Happening cover taken from a 1991 tribute album. Both are wonderfully fuzzy bits of pop joy.

And VG lead singer Sarah Shannon will be putting out her second solo album City Morning Song on February 6. And no, it sounds nothing like Velocity Girl, but neither did her self-titled solo debut so this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. You can download the title track below and head over to her MySpace to stream a couple more or, as Angels Twenty points out, you can go the Bazaar section of the Minty Fresh website and sample the whole thing.

MP3: Sarah Shannon – “City Morning Song”
MySpace: Sarah Shannon

Also back from the 90s – Billboard has the skinny on the new Dinosaur Jr album – Beyond will be out May 1 on Fat Possum. They also mention the live DVD also out in May and a forthcoming limited edition Dinosaur Jr Nike skate shoe. Uh, what?

Son Volt will follow up the release of their next album The Search on March 6 and follow that up with a North American tour. More Cowbell has the itinerary which includes an April 12th date at the Mod Club in Toronto.

Pitchfork went all Band Of Horses crazy yesterday, posting not only an interview with Ben Bridwell and Creighton Barrett as well as a news item about some of the guests they’ll have on board when they enter the studio in March to work on their second album which I hope to god they call Pastor of Muppets.

Harp talks to Lucinda Williams about the genesis of the songs that became her new album West, out February 13. They also get her to comment on her whole discography.

Great news about Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon – he received a kidney transplant on January 13 and is doing well.

Scottish young’ns The View are at Lee’s Palace on March 5, tickets $12. And The Walkmen have been added to the bill of the Kaiser Chiefs show at the Kool Haus on April 18.

Largehearted Boy is celebrating his fifth birthday with a fairly massive giveaway – pop over and enter for a chance to win either fifty (50!) CDs or five (5!) graphic novels.

Yes, it’s a slow day.

By : Frank Yang at 8:20 am
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  1. Liz says:

    I love Velocity Girl! They aren’t given enough credit. It’s a great thing to be this catchy! By the way, I love your site. I’m a big fan of all Canadian music, past and present (what ever happened to the Flashing Lights?). Plus, you’re into the Hold Steady almost as much as I am. :) Thanks!

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