Elizabeth WeibergA note: I’m presently barely conscious after staying up way too late the other night doing the Polaris post-game, so I’m just going to start tossing up stuff that’s been collecting in the hopper over the last few days until I pass out.
And we’ll kick off with a new batch of fully realized, produced and presented songs from the inimitable John Vanderslice, collected under the title of Green Grow The Rushes. It’s being given away for exactly zero dollars in both high-quality MP3 and uncompressed WAV format over at his website. Why? Because he’s got these songs he wants you to hear and because he’s great. But if you want to thank the ‘Slice in some monetary way, perhaps pick up a copy of his last full-length Romanian Names? It’s not quite as free but still a great record.
MP3: John Vanderslice – “Thule Fog”
MP3: John Vanderslice – “I’ll Never Live Up To You”
ZIP: John Vanderslice / Green Grow The Rushes
Exclaim has some details on the new Iron & Wine album, entitled Kiss Each Other Clean and due out in early 2011.
Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekinesis chats with The Washington Post.
The Thermals have released a new single from Personal Life which, in the parlance of our time, means that there’s a new MP3 to download.
MP3: The Thermals – “Never Listen To Me”
The Line Of Best Fit and Spinner talk to Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of The Posies. Their new record Blood/Candy is out September 28.
The Boston Herald talks to drummer Bob Nastanovich of Pavement. NYC Taper has also got a recording of their Williamsburg show to share.
Clash interviews Local Natives, in town at the Mod Club on October 19.
Spin declares Lissie to be “breaking out”. She’s at the El Mocambo on October 19.
Spin gets to the root of Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s name, while Filter has a track from their new record Buzzard available to download.
MP3: Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – “Lunatic, Lunatic, Lunatic”
Spinner serves up an Interface session with Drive-By Truckers.
R.E.M. has completed work on album number 15 and are targeting a Spring 2011 release for it.
Drowned In Sound talks to Will Sheff of Okkervil River about working with Roky Erikson on this year’s True Love Casts Out All Evil.
NYC Taper is sharing a recording of Spoon’s show in the teeny tiny Cake Shop last week.
The new Deerhunter record Halcyon Digest is streaming at NPR in advance of its release next week. They’re at
Lee’s Palace the Opera House on October 19.
Stream: Deerhunter / Halcyon Digest
The AV Club, American Songwriter, The Boston Herald, Pinnastorm, The Awl and NPR have interviews with Superchunk. NPR is also streaming their show in Washington DC last week and NYC Taper offering downloads of the Brooklyn show, giving you a taste of what to expect when they return to Toronto to play the Sound Academy on December 9 opening up for Broken Social Scene; you’ll just have to imagine the pogoing.
The Sydney Morning Herald talks to Interpol.
PitchforkTV has posted a POV session with The Hold Steady.
Clash declares Holly Miranda “One To Watch”.
New York Magazine talks to Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner.
Spin gets a live preview of Nicole Atkins’ new record Mondo Amore, due out on January 25 of next year, and you can download a new track from the record over at Nicole’s website.
Daytrotter has posted a session with Ra Ra Riot, who have made good on their promise to come back to town in December – they’ll be at the Mod Club on the first of that month, tickets $16.
MP3: Ra Ra Riot – “Boy”
Tags: Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers, Hold Steady, Holly Miranda, Interpol, Iron & Wine, John Vanderslice, Lissie, Local Natives, Margot & The Nuclear So And So's, Nicole Atkins, okkervil river, Pavement, Posies, R.E.M., Ra Ra Riot, Roky Erikson, Spoon, Superchunk, Telekinesis, Thermals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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