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Friday, September 26th, 2008

A Children's Crusade On Acid


Photo via MySpace

I have a feeling October 7 is going to be a good day to visit your local record store.

Margot & The Nuclear So And Sos have released a first sample of their two upcoming albums, Animal! and Not Animal, both due out on October 7. What’s the difference? Besides the former only being available on vinyl and the latter on CD (in addition to digitally for both), the band’s MySpace blog diplomatically describes the differences thusly: “Animal! is our second album, while Not Animal is a label compiled collection of songs”. Well, it certainly sounds like this major-label relationship is going well, doesn’t it?

There is some overlap between the albums. I don’t have a tracklisting for the vinyl but both these tracks appear on the Epic-approved, band-disavowed album. For more audio, head over to My Old Kentucky Blog for some live tracks and demos and, of course, there’s the Daytrotter session from this Summer.

MP3: Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – “As Tall As Cliffs”
MP3: Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – “A Children’s Crusade On Acid”

Also hitting on October 7 – Life Like from The Rosebuds. Check out the title track.

MP3: The Rosebuds – “Life Like”

Though he cancelled his Summer tour a while back, El Guincho is playing make-up in November. Look for him on November 27 at the El Mocambo. Alegranza! is out October 7.

MP3: El Guincho – “Palmitos Park”
Video: El Guincho – “Palmitos Park”

In preparation for the release of Bob Dylan’s latest Bootleg SeriesTell-Tale Signs, also out October 7, you can get a free MP3 of the track “Mississippi” at Amazon.com and there’s also a new video.

Video: Bob Dylan – “Dreamin’ Of You”

The Montreal Gazette talks to Will Sheff of Okkervil River, at the Phoenix on October 12, Daytrotter has some video of Sheff playing a Randy Newman cover (with simian companion) and Paste gets his thoughts on the topic of murder ballads.

That’s a topic Nick Cave knows a thing or two about – Six Billion Stories talks to him about the making of his Murder Ballads record, while Crawdaddy, The Chicago Tribune, SF Weekly and The Chicago Tribune have interviews with the head of the Bad Seeds, who are at the Kool Haus next Wednesday, and you bet your sweet bippy I’m excited about it.

Helpful information from the UK! Simon Jones of The Verve gives Filter a guided tour of Manchester while Mogwai’s Barry Burns offers some cautionary advice to The Quietus for anyone considering a career in grade school teaching.

AM NY talks to Steve Earle about being a New Yorker.

Nicole Atkins reflects on her whirlwind year for The Shreveport Times.

Spin interviews Ra Ra Riot, gets them to play track and field, shoots video. Tuscon Weekly and San Diego City Beat also have interviews but no AV or phys ed components.

Matablog has details on the next edition in the Pavement fancy-pants reissue series. Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed. is out November 18.

Drowned In Sound interviews David Berman of the Silver Jews.

Daytrotter has an extra-long session with Centro-Matic.

The Quietus and Paste interview TV On The Radio.

By : Frank Yang at 8:44 am
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  1. Skiff says:

    Frank,

    Do you have any info on the new Jenny Lewis album being released in Canada? I thought it was out this week, but noone seems to have it. Any insider info? Thanks!

  2. Rachel says:

    Is your body wrecked from the My Bloody Valentine show? My ears are fine and my nausea has faded, but my mind is still a disaster. Good times, though.

  3. Mel says:

    Skiff,

    I just saw the new Jenny Lewis album at Soundscapes yesterday. It’s out in Canada for sure.

  4. richard says:

    Racingpaperplanes from Sweden is releasing the new album "Four" step by step for free! Also there will be a cd-r version coming out soon and Itunes and all of that.

    http://racingpaperplanes.bl… is where you will find one song a week for free!

    Sorry for the spam… I love this blog!

  5. ovenking says:

    Gemma Hayes was a nice surprise at the MBV show, although not sure if that crowd really appreciated her as much as she deserves. Hope you got some good snaps of her and MBV.

    Ears fine, jello-like feeling gone from body, mentally exhausted.

    Having now gone through two performances of You Made Me Realise (albeit 17 years apart…holy crap, I’m old) I don’t think I can handle another one, earplugs or no earplugs.