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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.

Ira Kaplan talks to Daily Yomiuri about being onstage with Yo La Tengo.

Drowned In Sound discusses All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone with Explosions In The Sky. The album is out February 20. Which is next week. If you didn’t have a calendar handy. You’re welcome.

Carl Newman of The New Pornographers updates Chart on the status of their next album – “We’re looking to be all done by the end of April-ish for a release later this year”.

Chart also talked to The Last Town Chorus’ Megan Hickey about the lap steel guitar’s place in her life. Wire Waltz is out March 6.

Pitchfork has it that the next Iron & Wine album will be called The Shepherd’s Dog. Look for it later this year.

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.

By : Frank Yang at 8:25 am
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  1. palpable says:

    Love the Kreskin refs Frank – they’re amazing. I didn’t know before but he has a website http://www.amazingkreskin.com/ :+)

  2. Thierry says:

    That’s a fine promotional picture of the Smog, isn’t it? :)

  3. Seth says:

    just wanted to thank you for the midlake tickets frank. my girlfriend and i really enjoyed the show.

  4. Kara says:

    I bought the Last Town chorus album afte reading the Chart article! It lived up to the hype…long live the music blogs!!!