Wednesday, June 22, 2005
you look a bit like coffee and you taste a little like tea

If you didn't take my raving about Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! very seriously (cause let's be real, I'm a little dodgy), perhaps the blessing of the ol' PFork (a not quite Arcade Firey 9.0) will change your mind. Alternately, if you hate Pitchfork, the respectable Tiny Mixtapes gives it an equally impressive 4.5/5. The Brooklyn Vegan points out that Bowie is even digging on them now. Is David Byrne's seal of approval much further away?

If you order it from Insound you even get 25% off, if you're setting up a new account (that goes for everything, not just Clap Your Hands). Keep in mind that after shipping, exchange, and GST/PST that makes most discs about the same price as they would be in stores here... but if there's been records you can't find, it's a good time to buy.

Entirely unrelated to music, but I felt it necessary to point out that Rick Mercer is blogging now. Not nearly as fun, and actually a little frightening: Conservative MP Monte Solberg has a blog. Neither host mp3s.

The Bravery play Richard's on September 11th. You should hit this up so you don't have to relive the pain of your friends all bragging about how they saw the Killers there before they blew up and you missed it. Alternately, you could get new friends.

Ellen Allien plays Sonar on October 10th for one of only six North American Dates. Take that Toronto and Montreal!

You've heard this already, but why don't we chat about the the Canadian Live 8 lineup? The Star's Ben Rayner pans the lineup (login/pass). Live 8 organizer Michael Cohl responds. Maybe its in poor taste to bitch about the lineup at a charity event, but jesus this is bad. Celine can't even be bothered to show up. I certainly wasn't expecting Broken Social Scene and Death from Above, but they could have at least trotted out something equivalent to Coldplay or Snoop Dogg or Green Day. Y'know, somebody who's had a hit in the last half a decade.

now playing: Mirah - the Sun

2 Comments:

ellen allien is so neato!

By Anonymous kp, at 5:33 a.m.  

Philly got Jay-Z for Live 8!!!! Canada could have at least got K-os or Kardinal.

By Blogger Graham, at 11:05 a.m.  

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4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
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4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
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