Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
Drops In The River
Photo by Sean Pecknold
The AV Club has declared this week “Spring Music Week” and as such, are running features about newish artists releasing records worth hearing this Spring. Leading things off is a piece on Seattle’s Fleet Foxes who have already released their Sun Giant EP and will be following that up with their self-titled debut full-length on June 3.
And if you missed their rather stunning performance at the El Mocambo last month, it looks like you’ll have another chance to see them before too long. It’s not official, but is you consider this tour routing for A Hawk & A Hacksaw, which stops in at the El Mocambo on July 16 and this announcement at Muzzle Of Bees that has both A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Fleet Foxes in Madison just two days later on July 18, it’s a reasonable leap to assume that the two bands are touring together and that Fleet Foxes will be in town that day as well. That and I was told they were coming back around then.
Obviously I will confirm/disavow this information when actual facts become available, but for now if you’re the sort to plan your Wednesday nights three months in advance… pencil this in.
The Rosebuds are giving away a remix album of their last release, Night Of The Furies, in honour of… well, just because. It’s called Sweet Beats, Troubled Sleep and you can grab it at the Merge Records store. The Rosebuds are in town May 16 opening up for British Sea Power at Lee’s Palace.
If you were shut out of Adele’s show at the Rivoli last month, and certainly many were, take heart – she returns on June 6 for a show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which is apparently at the CNE grounds somewhere. Full dates at Music Snobbery and there’s a new video from 19, which will be available domestically on June 10. ICWales offers an interview.
Video: Adele – “Cold Shoulder”
Last week I was only able to offer up some new audio from the El Perro Del Mar and Anna Ternheim portions of the bill that hits the Mod Club on May 11. Well make that complete set now that there’s a new MP3 from Lykke Li’s Little Bit EP, out May 6. Update: New video, too.
The Daily Swarm sleuthes out news of a Japan-only My Bloody Valentine box set comprised of new editions of Loveless and Isn’t Anything, both remastered by Kevin Shields, a disc collecting the band’s EPs of the era, a disc of unreleased tracks (!) and a DVD of video clips. SURELY this material will be made available in other markets in some form? I mean, come on?