Saturday, June 18th, 2005
The New Pornographers have fleshed out their Fall tour dates a little bit, including a show in Toronto on October 9 at a venue to be determined. My money is on the Opera house. Destroyer and Immaculate Machine support. Man, I remember my old band playing with Immaculate Machine a couple years ago at Wavelength. Now they’re opening for the New Pornographers and we… sigh. ANYWAY, The New Pr0n’s Twin Cinema is out August 23, but has leaked to the interweb. Find a link somewhere else, you know I don’t play that game. Thanks to Erin for the tip-off. Photo by Steven Dewall via the New Porn website.
Finally, a release date! Broken Social Scene’s Windsurfing Nation, the follow-up to the (approximately) gazillion-selling You Forgot It In People, will be in stores October 4, roughly a year after it was initially promised. More details here.
SF Weekly finds out how Feist found herself (musically speaking). Her American label has also been keeping a little scrapbook of Feist’s press clippings and whatnot in the US. Nice gams in that one pic. Via Largehearted Boy. Fluxblog has a totally deconstructed remix of her “Inside & Out” up for grabs right now. In fact, I have to take his word for it that it’s actually a Feist remix.
Bob Mould tells Billboard he has no interest in jumping on the reunion bandwagon and that Husker Du will remain a thing of the past. That doesn’t mean he won’t be dusting of the old Du material on his Fall tour to promote Body Of Song, it just means he won’t be doing it with Grant Hart or Greg Norton. The rumour mill went nuts last Fall when Mould and Hart got onstage together for the first time in 17 years to perform a couple of Huskers numbers at a benefit for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, but that was a one-time deal only. Sadly, Mueller passed away from throat cancer yesterday.
Behold the strangest Live 8 Toronto rumour yet. Barges in the lake? I hope there’s some truth to this because the opportunity to dispose of Bryan Adams and Celine Dion in one fell swoop is too tempting. Organizers are still debating venues though The Toronto Sun insists that Barrie is a done deal. Oh the suspense! The intrigue! And Dan Ackroyd? Puh-leaaase. Does the man not have a job anymore?
I bought vinyl yesterday! Got a used copy of REM’s Murmur for $2.50. Sweet. How does it sound? I’ve no idea – bringing in the turntable for a diagnosis today. It works – huzzah – but doesn’t sound very good. I’m hoping it doesn’t cost me TOO much to get up and running again.
np – The Airfields / The City-State EP