Monday, March 12, 2007
kill the tv screens

1777Rex just posted an Ex-Dead Teenager song in their MySpace player. "Cowboys in the Rain" is from the long lost, but soon to be released, album from the punk/no-wave band that Steve McBean fronted before the release of the first Jerk with a Bomb record. You can read more about this fabulous record (and the associated fabulous record label) in an article I penned for this month's Discorder. And to make up for that shameless self-promotion, here's another track from the record for your listening pleasure. You can hear shades of "It's Only a Three" in countless Vancouver bands that came after, including one of my favourite local acts, the now defunct Red Light Sting. Keep in mind that this .mp3 is unmastered, while the 1777rex release was remastered by McBean himself. Needless to say, I'm pretty psyched about getting my hands on a copy.

download: Ex-Dead Teenager - It's Only a Three (unmastered)

Both the Ex-Dead Teenager CD and the upcoming Anemones EP, Special Times, should be available at Zulu (and possibly Chroma Books) at the end of the month.

Fluo Kids has two exclusives from the forthcoming Ratatat Remixes, Vol. 2. After (sort of) reading the post and eagerly devouring the mp3s, I was startled by how little of my terrible French I can remember, and also left with two questions. Are London hipster night clubs populated solely by jetsetting fashion model types (see: the header pic from every second post)? And why is it that I find the beats that Ratatat makes to put behind other people rhymes so much more interesting than the beats that they leave as instrumentals on their records?

Honestly, I gave Classics quite a few spins before getting bored with it, and I swear I don't remember hearing anything as good as either of the two songs that Fluo Kids posted. I'm tempted to chalk up my appreciation for the raps over top, but I don't even like that Young Buck track.

Model Citizen... Zero Discipline traces the path from Slow to Copyright, providing almost every single song that the band(s) put out in mp3 format, including a Slow Christmas number that I'd never even heard of before.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is at Richard's on May 12th.

El-P is at Richard's on May 15th. Stereogum chronicles the saga that was sparked when some guys (who clearly keep it real with their backpacks slung low) failed to see how hilariously awesome it was that El Producto got Diddy to pose for a pic with his whole crew.

Ladyhawk is tipped to open for Tapes and Tapes.

Oh No! Oh My! open for Mew.

now playing: Slow - Black is Black

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8 Comments:

Thanks again sir...

the song is actually called "Cowboys In The Raw".

Ever the pedant,

By Blogger Steven, at 6:45 PM  

ha... someone sent me a couple the mp3s, so I deny blame for that one.

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:59 AM  

interpol april 24th, commodore. tough decision for that night.

By Blogger Ryan, at 1:11 PM  

So is that an early show (Interpol 4/24), or are they booting Kaiser Chiefs off somewhere else, I wonder?

I'm seeing Interpol at Coachella, so I won't be there on the 24th I'm afraid :(

By Blogger minx, at 1:13 PM  

interpol's the 25th of april

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:33 PM  

Wed Apr 25
Interpol @ Commodore $28.50
Onsale Fri March 16th (10am)
TM/Zulu/Scratch
(via SWAK's website)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 PM  

holy shit...all of Against the Glass and both sides of the Slow 7"?

Much as I like FBS, this might just be the blog post of the year.

By Anonymous g, at 9:25 PM  

So so excited about El-P.

Diddy looks awkwardly vulnerable in that photo.

By Anonymous jackie, at 9:26 PM  

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