Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
Frying Pan Eyes
After eight years off between Weird Tales and Another Fine Day, Golden Smog are damn near prolific (relatively speaking). They’ll be releasing an 8-track mini-album (that’s eight songs, not on 8-track) on April 24 with the typically Smoggish name of Blood On The Slacks. Gary Louris discusses the record with USA Today, revealing that it’ll include two covers – David Bowie’s “Starman” and Dinosaur Jr’s “Tarpit”. It sounds like the remaining six original songs, however, will be Tweedy-free.
Peter Bjorn & John have booked a full North American tour for May, including a stop at The Phoenix in Toronto on the 6th. Man, you get one song on How I Met Your Mother and you’re playing 1000-capacity clubs.
Meanwhile Scotland’s The View have had to cancel their just-announced North American tour (including the March 5 show at Lee’s Palace) due to their alleged hotel hijinks. Not really, just visa issues. It is expected to be rescheduled very soon, however, so hang onto your tickets – they’ll still be good for the new dates.
As you may have noticed, I didn’t have a lot of time for today’s post. No 24 either – check back tomorrow. Or the day after. Or the day after that. But if I may play Kreskin for a moment, I expect that we got two hours of Jack looking intense, Palmer looking un-Presidential, various people being tortured, etc etc. Wake me when Zombie Nina arrives.