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Friday, September 5th, 2008

Lost Wisdom

Those who like their music extra-fragile, rejoice. This Fall, Phil Elverum – he who is sometimes The Microphones and other times Mount Eerie – will be hitting the road this Fall in support of his new record Lost Wisdom and for a good chunk of the dates, he’s bringing along as tourmate one of his collaborators on the record, Julie Dorion.

In addition to the new record, which Pitchfork talks to Elverum about, both artists have also re-released old records this year. In April, The Microphones’ 2001 release The Glow, Pt 2 was put back into print with a bonus disc and in July, Doiron’s second solo record Loneliest In The Morning was also reissued along with three bonus tracks.

The tour stops in Toronto on October 14 at the Church Of The Redeemer along with Calm Down It’s Monday on the bill.

MP3: Mt Eerie – “Woolly Mammoth’s Absence”
MP3: Mt Eerie – “2 Blonde Braids”
MP3: Julie Doiron – “So Fast”
Video: Microphones – “The Glow, Pt 2”

Paste reports that Great Lake Swimmers, who themselves played the Church Of The Redeemer in Spring 2007, will be theatrically releasing a concert film shot at the Phoenix in HD last Fall on November 5 and intend to have album number four out next Spring. They’re at Lee’s Palace on October 25.

And she who accompanied Great Lake Swimmers at that April show – Basia Bulat – has an incendiary new video out. Yes, incendiary. Wait for it.

Video: Basia Bulat – “The Pilgriming Vine”

Blurt interviews Neil Young. He’s at the Air Canada Centre on December 9.

Radio Free Canuckistan has posted the full transcript of his interview with Angela Desveaux which yielded the previously-linked Exclaim piece. There’s also interviews with her at The Montreal Gazette, Montreal Mirror and hour.ca. If you missed her show at the Boat last night, you can still see her October 15 opening up for The New Year at Lee’s Palace. The Mighty Ship is out on Tuesday.

Drowned In Sound follows The Hidden Cameras on tour around Europe.

David Berman of The Silver Jews talks to The Weekly Dig, Valley Advocate, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Metro Boston.

Bradley’s Almanac is sharing audio of The National’s show in Boston this Summer whilst opening up for R.E.M..

If you missed The Secret Machines when they hit Lee’s in July, take heart – they’re coming back. With their self-titled album due out on October 14, they’re hitting the road and will be back at the Palace of Lee on October 22.

New Hampshire Public Radio has an audio interview with Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. The penultimate installment in the Stand-Ins cover project is now up, featuring Ola Podrida. One to go before the album is out on Tuesday. Okkervil are at the Phoenix on October 12.

Video: Ola Podrida – “Calling and Not Calling My Ex”

The Sea & Cake have a new album in Car Alarm, out October 21, and will be at Lee’s Palace on November 14.

I appreciate that posts have been a little on the brief side lately – this one only reached a respectable size at the last minute this morning. Call it a combination of trying to work ahead to minimize the amount of work that V Fest is going to be and some utter madness at work. So if you were hoping for more verbiage… blame the Harper government. No, I’m serious.

By : Frank Yang at 8:18 am
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  1. Bailey says:

    I noticed that your employer put up a new blogs today related to the upcoming election. I’m looking forward to see what new features each news website will bring for the election.

  2. Smansmith says:

    "Lost Wisdom" by Elverum/Doiron is spectacular – going to hit a best of for sure in my books. Nice post!