Friday, July 11th, 2008
Photo via MySpace
Some might have been surprised to see Dallas-via-NYC psych/space-rock outfit The Secret Machines lineup up for a date at Lee’s Palace tomorrow night. Some might be surprised that the band is even still together – after all, when one third of a band quits, as guitarist Ben Curtis did last Spring, questions about their future are logical.
But as it happens they’re not only still carrying on as a duo with support players, they’ve got a new album in the can, their third and first since 2006’s Ten Silver Drops. Billboard reports that the band’s third album will be a self-titled affair and be released independently this Fall, most likely in October.
There’s been no hint as to what the reconfigured band sounds like, though Spin visited them in the studio earlier this year and talked to Josh Garza, so in the meantime make do with some older stuff.
MP3: The Secret Machines – “Nowhere Again”
Video: The Secret Machines – “Nowhere Again”
Video: The Secret Machines – “Lightning Blue Eyes”
Video: The Secret Machines – “All At Once (It’s Not Important)”
MySpace: The Secret Machines
A reason to stop catching up on Nick Cave’s back catalog for the immediate future – Uncut reports that his entire catalog will be getting remastered and expanded starting with his first four records by year’s end. Of course, it’s going to take them some time to get to the next ones I was planning on picking up so maybe I can splurge that $8 right now. Cave is at the Kool Haus on October 1.
Video: Sloan – “Believe In Me”
Steve Albini’s Shellac will make their Toronto debut at the Horseshoe on September 16. Tickets $18.
Though they ended up bailing on their NxNE appearance, The French Kicks will be coming to town for a show at the Horseshoe on September 17 with The Whigs in tow, tickets for that are $11.50. Their new album Swimming is out now and the band was featured on Daytrotter last month.
The September 24 Mogwai show will not be at the Kool Haus, as originally announced, but once again at the Phoenix. The Hawk Is Howling is still coming out September 23.