Tuesday, March 15, 2005
this is yesterday

The 10th Anniversary reissue of the Manic Street Preachers' 1994 masterpiece, the Holy Bible, finally got a Canadian domestic release today. The repackaging of the UK's answer to In Utero boasts a 2cd/dvd set. Disc 1 contains a remastered version of the original UK (and also Canadian) mix of the album as well as four live tracks, while Disc 2 has the long deleted (and superior) US Mix of the album, two demos, and three songs from a Radio 1 Evening Session. The DVD collects rarely-before-seen in North America TV Appearances, Glastonbury '94 clips, three official videos, and a 30 minute interview.

Also out today, is the import version of Idlewild's latest, Warnings/Promises. All the songs for the record were written as acoustic numbers and the arrangements were worked out later, a first for the band. Not surprisingly then, its a far cry from the band's noisy beginnings, although they do find the time to rock out a little. Fans of their previous release, In Remote Part, will be throughly pleased. The record is being imported by Sony Canada, so its actually fairly reasonable for an import cd. Pick it up if you can't wait five months for the August 16th domestic release.

In Commodore show news, Doves are set to play the room on May 6th with Mercury Rev. Amon Tobin plays June 25th. And, Bonobo drops by with Diplo (sans Miss MIA) on June 27th.

If you're a fan of inoffensive BritRock, you can download live incarnations of the new Coldplay songs from a recent surprise gig that the band did in LA.

Finally, Pitchfork reports that Annie's album will finally get a North American release on May 24th.

now playing: Manic Street Preachers - Judge Yr'self (video)

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