Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Take The Fifth

Spoon have finished recording their next record – finally – and have posted a mostly final tracklisting:

The Infinite Pet

The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine

The Delicate Place

Was It You?

My Mathematical Mind

I Turn My Camera On

Sister Jack

I Summon You

Merchants Of Soul

The Beast And Dragon Adored

They Never Got You

This isn’t a final running order, there’s no finalized title (The Beast And Dragon Are Adored was the last nominee) and no release date (I’ve got February written down but who knows). So really, there isn’t anything especially useful in THIS news blurb either. I’m sensing a trend here. There are some nice studio photos on the band’s website, however, and a gallery courtesy of Britt’s watchcam. Tip-off from Catbirdseat, who also has some artwork suggestions for the new record.

Billboard gets not a lot of useful information from Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips about another of 2005’s big releases, their next record At War With The Mystics, and their eternally ongoing movie project Christmas On Mars.

PopMatters grills Emily Haines of Metric about the creative process, cultural identity and being a sex symbol (in an interesting junction of the two topics, Haines was recently voted sexiest female Canadian musician by Chart). From Largehearted Boy.

In what’s becoming an annual tradition, The Sadies will be rocking in the New Year December 31 at the Horseshoe. Oh God, did I just say, “Rocking in the New Year”? That’s it. I quit.

I would like to say that this week has been a STRUGGLE for finding content. Like fighting off rabid hamsters with a whiffle bat. Some weeks these things write themselves. This is not one of those weeks. That is all.

np – Doves / The Last Broadcast

By : Frank Yang at 9:27 am
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  1. Eugene says:

    How about some tour date info which might interest some folks?

    Matthew Sweet dates @


    Luna dates @


    Tift Merrit with Mindy Smith @


    A new record from Trembling Blue Stars on 10/19 and more Go-Betweens reissues (Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, Tallulah, 16 Lovers Lane) on 11/9. Just heard about both today.

  2. mr g says:

    i hear ya frank. a lack of inspiration has kept my blog quiet all week. good work pushing through & finding stuff worth posting.