Monday, October 09, 2006
still ill

So, I caught a cold (the second one in the last couple of weeks), which is why you don't see any musings on You Say Party! or Pink Mountaintops! (they really deserve an exclaimation mark too, so I'm going to put it there). So, let's talk about some other stuff instead.

Most things from TrailOfDead.org's news section are a pisstake, but this is worth noting for the terrifyingly believable faux quotation from an "Interscope spokesman" and that picture of Conrad.

The Blood Brothers release Young Machetes tomorrow, and I've seen very little fanfare and read very little talk about it, which is a shame. It's not Burn, Piano Island, Burn, but it seems like all the ideas that fell slightly flat on Crimes are fully formed here. The second half isn't as good as the first half, but the first half of the record will blow your head off. If you're not into the two singers who can't really sing thing, they're not going to win you over, but if you're a fan of their past releases, it'll be one of the better albums you'll hear this year.

download: The Blood Brothers - You're the Dream, Unicorn!

Sometimes you have to go far away to get local news... Pitchfork has the down low on Hello, Blue Roses. While I quite like the track they have up on MySpace (did anyone check them out the other week?), I will fully admit that this sentence from the article excited me the most: "Bejar is also, according to Vermont, about to begin working on the new Destroyer album."

Speaking of Destroyer, the latest Scratch Records email boasts the release of the brand new Rubies LP. The double-vinyl version of the album features an extra side with an extra 23-minutes of music that were cut from the original release. Rather than paste the record (which was apparently at This Night-like proportions, but sadly cut down) back together, the extra content was given to Loscil, who may have made it mostly unrecognizable. At any rate, it'll probably be an interesting listen.

Voxtrot have a new song up on their MySpace. "Trouble" is taken from the forthcoming, Your Biggest Fan EP, and I would venture a guess that it's another slice of perfect pop, although I can't tell you any certainty, as MySpace won't play it for me. You'd think with Rupert Murdoch's financial muscle behind it, they might actually get some coding that works properly and doesn't intermittently crash FireFox, but you'd be wrong.

I usually don't do reposts of .mp3s, but since these two aren't even available as iTunes bonus tracks, here are two of the four Boys and Girls in America outtakes.

download: the Hold Steady - For Boston
download: the Hold Steady - Teenage Liberation

And finally, does anybody have an extra pair of Yo La Tengo tickets that they wouldn't mind parting with? I have one for Sufjan, that I obviously won't be using if I can score some YLT tix, so I can also trade you that and the difference in price, if you've got a pair for the latter. I would've bought them before they sold out, but I originally thought I was a friend's only companion to Mr. Illinoise's show, and didn't want to bail on her.

now playing: Sparklehorse - Don't Take Away My Sunshine

1 Comments:

Yo Quinn,

Any way you can repost For Boston to YSI?

Hearing 'Stuck Between Stations' in the pregame montages got me off on a huge Hold Steady sidebar.

By Blogger Steve, at 10:28 AM  

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