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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

For Spy Turned Musician

Kind of a slow day, which is actually good for me because it meant this post took far less time to write than usual. Which gave me time to finish the last Harry Potter book. Which was surprisingly satisfying.

We begin with a dip in The Besnard Lakes. Pitchfork brings word that the band’s 2003 debut album Volume 1 will be reissued by Jagjaguwar come October 23. You can check out a video from their debut below. The band are also releasing a 12″ single/EP on September 11 with “Casino Nanaimo” as the a-side and a nine-minute, live of the floor version of “Disaster” as the b-side. And finally, Sound Opinions has made available to download in podcast form a session the band recorded for them last week. Via Gorilla Vs Bear, who’s helpfully converted “Disaster” into MP3 form already.

Video: The Besnard Lakes – “The Spy Turned Musician” (MySpace)

And to their fellow aquatically-named labelmates, Okkervil River, who are sporting a shiny new website that is streaming The Stage Names in its entirety. A a good thing since I STILL haven’t gotten my copy in the mail. Pre-orders, shme-orders. Wireless Bollinger (I have no idea what that is) has an interview with Will Sheff about the myriad influences that inform the record. Under The Radar also offers up an interview with Will about the album. The Stage Names is currently rocking a solid 82% on Metacritic, for the curious among you who put stock in such things.

The New York Times profiles Ms Nicole Atkins, who still has no release date for Neptune City but hopefully sometime before her show at Lee’s Palace on October 14 opening up for The Raveonettes.

Soundscapes -the local record store turned music journalist – has an interview with Annie Clark, aka St Vincent. They’ve also got one with Los Campesinos! I forgot to link last week.

Drowned In Sound talks to Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai about copycats – both being and having. The band are working on their next album between festival appearances and hoping for an early ’08 release.

The AV Club shuffles Paul Smith of Maximo Park’s iPod. He also talks to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Cracked has assembled a fascinating list of its top ten movies never made because Hollywood sucks.

By : Frank Yang at 8:40 am
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  1. Roland says:

    Wireless Bollinger’s an Australia-based ezine, but Joe’s also writes for Washington Square News. Gotta love the internet.

  2. Matt Berlyant says:

    The AV club link is missing an ‘f’. Here’s the corrected one:
    http://www.avclub.com/conte

  3. Matt Berlyant says:

    The AV club link is missing an ‘f’. Here’s the corrected one:
    http://www.avclub.com/conte

  4. Matt Berlyant says:

    Sorry for the multiple comments!