Monday, April 24, 2006
broken chords can sing a little

A Silver Mt. Zion (and maybe the tra-la-la band, and memorial orchaestra, and choir, and whatever else they're billed as now) will be at Richard's on August 16th. Carla Bozulich is set to open. I still long for a return of Godspeed, but this should be pretty awesome. (thanks Sean)

Calexico are at the Commodore on June 20th. Eric Bachmann (of Crooked Fingers) will open. I already have a ticket for Jose Gonzalez, but I really want to see this too... meh. (thanks Shea)

Head over to B(oot)log, for some live Final Fantasy action. Owen live in Kingston, playing a couple old ones, and two new (read: not on He Poos Clouds) ones!

Also, in other blog news, keep an eye on lemon-red and music (for robots) this week (and all the time, for that matter). The two sites are co-hosting videos, complete with Mike Skinner's commentary, for each track off of the Streets latest, Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living.

Tomorrow sees the release of Feist's stop-gap release, Open Season. As you probably already know, the record collects various previously unreleased tracks and a ton of remixes. I think I'll pick it up tomorrow, but it's definitely spotty (which isn't unexpected for a rarities collection). There's really no need for four "Mushaboom" remixes (none of which come close to the original), and there are a couple of other less than exciting moments, but this (fittingly titled) "unmix" of "Inside and Out" by Apostle of Hustle is so fabulous, that it's probably worth the price of the entire cd by itself. No secret production tricks here (in fact, the recording clips a bit in some parts); just Leslie's gorgeous voice and her guitar. The slicked out version on Let It Die is one of my favourites from the album, but this is phenomenal. If they would release a similar studio recording of "Let It Die," I would be in aural heaven.

download: Feist - Inside and Out (Apostle of Hustle UnMix)

now playing: Feist - Let It Die (live on WOXY)

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