Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Some Racing, Some Stopping
Photo by Justine Bursoni
Like for today – their second album Some Racing, Some Stopping came out yesterday and you can not only stream the whole thing below, but you can also check out the new video for the first single, “Cherry Tulips”. And if that’s not enough, Hard To Find A Friend is featuring the band in their new feature, “The Backstage Sessions” and that’s yielded some MP3s and videos recorded – get ready for it – backstage at a recent show in Nashville. How crazy is that?
And, to top it off, I’m now able to attend their Toronto debut show at the El Mocambo on March 2 at the El Mocambo. Yes, that’s a consequence of my no longer being able to go to Noise Pop in San Francisco that weekend – logistical issues – but hey, silver linings and all that.
Also out yesterday and streaming now is Lust Lust Lust from The Raveonettes. They’re at the Opera House on March 21 and if you live in the US, you can watch a new video and if you’re so inclined, there’s a non-album track available to grab at www.soundofcolor.com. ET Canada has a phoner with Sharin Foo.
Largehearted Boy pits Daily Show scribe Sam Means (fresh off the picket line, I guess) against Mountain Goat John Darnielle in a steel cage match of intelligent and reasonable discourse about the new Goats album Heretic Pride. EPIC.
Another taste of Stephen Malkmus’ next record Real Emotional Trash, out March 18, is now available. And Matador is running one of their pre-order package deals if you just canna wait. Drowned In Sound has also got an interview.
Short today. Good stuff tomorrow.