Saturday, March 31st, 2007
Items of note in an email from Wilco yesterday. First, they will be streaming Sky Blue Sky on Sunday night starting at 1AM EDT and continuing for 24 hours. So if you missed it the first two times, third time’s the charm.
Second, when Sky Blue Sky is released in physical form on May 15, it will come in three formats – the standard CD and double 180-gram LP versions previously mentioned, and a deluxe CD/DVD package that will include a 48-minute film about the making of the record by Brendan Canty and Christoph Green called Shake It Off. The perfect addition to the massive pile of music DVDs I haven’t watched yet. You can preorder the record right now but honestly, the $7.25 shipping to Canada isn’t as off-putting as the “arrival 8-24 business days after the release date” promised. Ummm, no.
And thirdly, and most interestingly, they will be announcing tour dates next week for June for eastern North America, which last time I checked included Toronto. I wonder if this will be again at their usual haunt of Massey Hall or if they’ll be taking advantage of the warmer weather and doing something outdoors? Molson Amphitheatre or Old Fort York?
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists were at the 9:30 Club in DC last week and NPR has it available to stream or download. Express talked to Ted before the show and Leafblower was in attendance. The first video from Living With The Living is now up. Ted is at the Mod Club on May 2.
Exclaim! examines the current wave of Swede-pop conquering the world.