Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
The Big Fight
The long rumoured Stars remix record is finally coming out. Entitled Do You Trust Your Friends?, it will feature what they’re calling “re-mixes, re-interpretations and re-imaginings” of songs from their last album Set Yourself On Fire by a variety of Canadian indie rock luminaries, including Final Fantasy, The Dears and Metric, amongst many others. Billboard has the complete tracklisting of the record, in stores May 22, and you can hear one of the tracks – the Junior Boys redo of “Sleep Tonight” – at their MySpace.
The band is currently at work on their new album with an eye towards a Fall 2007 release and Amy Millan continues to ply her solo career. She’s doing a slew of dates at SxSW – her main showcase is March 16 at 11PM at the Habana Calle 6 Annex but she’s also doing day shows March 15 at Emo’s Jr and 16 at Red Eyed Fly, if not more. And she’ll also be opening for Ron Sexsmith May 4 at Massey Hall. Torq Campbell’s Memphis, in the meantime, will release their second album A Little Place In The Wilderness in the US on March 27. Check out a video from the release.
I’ve called the sound of The Acorn “quintessentially Canadian” before, but according to this conversation between head Acorn Rolf Klausener and Chart, their debut full-length is aspiring to capture the spirit of another country – Honduras. Their Tin Fist EP will be rereleased on March 20 and they’re in town at the Whippersnapper Gallery March 10 and the Drake Underground April 12.
And while I’m posting vids, here’s the first single from Fields’ debut full-length Everything Last Winter. It’s out in North America May 8 and they’re at the Opera House in Toronto May 11 opening for Blonde Redhead. Blonde Redhead, incidentally, are currently featured in AOL’s 3×3.