Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
So the bad news is that as expected, I’m busy enough this week that time for writing is dwindling, as is content grist for the blogging mill. Hence today’s ultra-compact, or as I prefer to think of it “travel-sized”, post.
But what I’ve got is good stuff, namely Destroyer news. I was late to the Destroyer’s Rubies party but am going to be front of the line for this one. Or nearly. Catbirdseat was first – at least in my RSS reader – with the news that the new record was going to be called Trouble In Dreams and be out on March 18 of next year. Pitchfork then showed up with a track listing and the news that there’d be touring to support in the Spring and Summer (Dan Bejar is no king of the road so that wasn’t a foregone conclusion) and then finally, Merge graced my inbox with a link to the first MP3 from the record. It’s very stately. Huzzah.
And this should have been tacked onto yesterday’s post, but Black Book has an interview with British Sea Power and Pitchfork has the video for the first single, also audible on their MySpace. Do You Like Rock Music? hits February 12.
Billboard has specifics on the new record from The Breeders. Mountain Battles is out April 8 and the first taste is available at their MySpace. Kim Deal talks a bit to NME and Rolling Stone about making the record and BrookylnVegan has got the official press release for the record which wouldn’t really be noteworthy except it promises a Canadian Music Week appearance – so look for the Breeders to be in town sometime between March 5 and 8.
Those of you craving year-end lists should be checking in at Largehearted Boy (which you should be doing anyways) as he’s been keeping a running list of all – and I mean all – year-end lists he finds. Including his own.
And if you’re stuck on what to get people for your Christmast shopping, the A/V Club is here to help.