Tuesday, August 23, 2005
effective incentives

Calla play the Media Club on October 23rd, about a month after their new album, Collisions, is out on September 27th. I've only heard one track off of it thus far, but if "Swagger" is any indication of what the rest of the record sounds like, it'll be a keeper for sure.

The Motor City's own, the Sights hit the Brickyard on September 23rd.

Openers for the shows out at UBC for Firstweek:
Book of Lists open for the Weakerthans, and Elizabeth open for Metric.

The first video from Fiona Apple's forthcoming Extraordinary Machine debuts today. You can watch "Parting Gift" on Launch.

Arjan points us to the stream of the new Liz Phair single. I know the last album was rather awful... but seriously, wtf?

In case you haven't heard, the new Broken Social Scene record (minus last track, "It's All Gonna Break") has leaked. Kevin Drew has a statement about the leak up on the band's website. If you want to hear it, you can find it with a little looking. This one's going to throw some people off for sure, but I dig it, and still can't wait til October 4th so I can hear the EP of extra material.

Speaking of leaks, Fluxblog has a track from the forthcoming Fiery Furnaces up.

Does anything not leak early anymore? If anyone can think of an album of any sort of note that hasn't in the last year, let me know, I'm interested.

Finally, if anybody in or around Vancouver needs a 256mb XD picture card, take mine for a mere $40 (firm - it cost me over $60). It's only 7 months old, I just replaced my dead Olympus with a Canon, so I can't use it anymore. I'll even drop it off for you. sold. thanks DB!

now playing: Thom Yorke - Reckoner (live at the Trade Justice Movement Rally 2005)


I can't find aoki takamasa and tujiko noriko's '28' to save my life. it's been released in the UK on fat cat for about a week now but it's not being released here until mid-november. i've just decided to order it now and hope it makes it here within a month so it's worthwhile. if you don't know them check it out, it's kind of like a japanese version of mum/boards of canada (kind of hard to describe). tujiko noriko's solo stuff is pretty good too which you can find anywhere (I believe indie torrents has one or two of her albums).



By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:30 p.m.  

Hey Quinn, I'll check my camera etc. to see if that card works for me, but I think it might be a good addition to my little card collection. May I put dibs on and let you know for sure later?


PS Bauhaus and Killers/BSP presales are tomorrow if you're interested.

By Blogger minx, at 4:26 p.m.  

sounds good about the card...

i think it works in most Fuji's and Olympus cameras.

generally i try and avoid presales though.

By Blogger Quinn, at 4:33 p.m.  

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By Blogger minx, at 4:59 p.m.  

OK, yes, please. Sweet! I will email you my # and we can arrange an exchange.

By Blogger minx, at 5:39 p.m.  

Does anything not leak early anymore? If anyone can think of an album of any sort of note that hasn't in the last year, let me know, I'm interested.

I'm willing to bet 1 million billion dollars that every major album (i.e. major album = backed by some sort of a label, with pre-existing consumer demand for the product) has leaked in the last year or two.

I'd guess that the challenge for bands/label is the promo/advance copies of the disks that are given to various reviewers. I'm willing to bet that individuals who are career writers for large magazines etc are less likely to leak a disk... however, when the labels hand out those advance copies to the kids who write for university weekly papers etc as a hobby, the standard of care most likely isn't there and leaks occour.

By Anonymous vanmega, at 5:33 p.m.  

iirc, lateralus didn't leak until a few days before. and that was from a retail disc.

By Blogger firmdragon, at 10:23 p.m.  

firm: that's mostly because nobody likes tool. ;)

also: is it wrong of me to want to abuse my "free-entry-to-coliseum" employee pass to see BSP and not the Killers?

By Blogger Gerald, at 9:26 p.m.  

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upcoming shows
2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
2/18 Cruel Young Heart, Young Liars, the Oh Wells, and Matiation @ the Dodson Rooms (AA)
2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
2/20 Veronica Falls w/Bleached @ the Media Club
2/26 DJ Krush @ Fortune
2/29 Trevor Hall @ the Media Club
3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
3/10 Memoryhouse @ the Waldorf
3/17 William Fitzsimmons @ the Biltmore (early)
3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
3/23 White Rabbits @ the Biltmore
3/23 Loney Dear @ the Media Club
3/24 Sharon Van Etten and the War on Drugs @ the Biltmore (early)
3/25 Nada Surf and An Horse @ the Rickshaw
3/27 The Ting Tings @ the Commodore
4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
4/8 Metronomy @ Venue
4/8 Gotye @ the Vogue (AA)
4/9 Cults @ Venue
4/10 First Aid Kit @ Venue
4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
4/24 School of Seven Bells w/Exitmusic @ the Electric Owl
4/26 Justice @ the PNE Forum (AA)
4/27 M83 @ the Vogue (AA)
4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
4/28 Neon Indian @ Venue (early)
5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
5/9 Yann Tiersen @ the Rickshaw
5/11 Great Lake Swimmers w/Cold Specks @ the Commodore
5/12 The Boxer Rebellion> @ the Biltmore
5/27 Coeur de Pirate @ Venue

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