Friday, July 29th, 2005

Girls & Sunshine

Good news and bad news from Brooklyn’s Dirty On Purpose. The good news is that they’ve completed their video for “Mind Blindness” and have posted the final edit online for all to see. There’s more and more buzz building around the re-release of their Sleep Late For A Better Tomorrow EP, which will be in stores (again) September 6.

Now the bad news is that keyboardist Erika Forster has left the band to concentrate on her other project, Au Revoir Simone. The roster change became public when the band took the stage last week one girl short. The Modern Age and Manhattan Carnivore documented the ensuing audience drama. DoP will carry on as a four-piece, with the remaining boys drawing straws to see who gets to sing the high parts from here on out.

Also good news/bad news – good news, Sparklehorse have finally unveiled their new website. Bad news – still nothing concrete on the new album. Doesn’t look like 2005 is going to yield anything new from Mr Linkous.

Something like five years after splitting, The Boo Radleys finally have a proper website. It’s mainly to promote their Find The Way Out double-disc anthology, but there’s some actual honest-to-God content there too. Audio clips from their discography are accompanied by song notes from the band members and they’re also soliciting fan questions to be answered periodically by the Boos. The anthology was released at the start of July in the UK and is available over here as an import.

The Tears tell XFM about the inevitability of the Butler/Anderson reunion. Via The Rock Snob.

British Sea Power teach PopMatters how to make an album. Easy!

The Salt Lake City Weekly is next in line with a Sufjan Stevens interview. It never ends.

The Twin Cities run two-two-two Teenage Fanclub articles – one from Pulse Of The Twin Cities and one from Pioneer Press (Bugmenot).

The Boston Phoenix catches up with prodigal son, Joe Pernice. Too bad, Beantown – he’s ours now!

Exlaim! salutes Three Gut Records as the Toronto-based label prepares to close up shop. Speaking of which, yesterday morning on my bike ride into work, I rode past Jim Guthrie on Beverly St. Swear to God. True story.

Sigur Ros talks a bit to NME about what to expect from Takk, out September 13.

Spin interviews one of their own, Mr Chuck Klosterman, about his new book Killing Yourself To Live. I’ve got a copy of this on my bookshelf in my “to read” pile. It’s a modest-sized pile. Via BrooklynVegan.

np – Husker Du / Flip Your Wig

By : Frank Yang at 8:24 am
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  1. david says:

    The Boo Radleys anthology is worth picking up, even as an import. Any wor on a North American release?

    Chuck Klosterman is the only reason to read Spin these days.

  2. tyrone says:

    speaking of rock books, is anyone else here anticipating Warren Kinsella’s new book about punk rock? Should be a pretty interesting read.

  3. pinder says:

    the name Boo Radleys reminds me of Hans Moleman

  4. mike says:

    Was that Jim Guthrie mention tongue and cheek? Actually, I’ve seen Jim Guthrie strolling on Yonge St. a couple of times and well as seeing him once on the subway. I didn’t have the nerve to say anything to him though.

  5. Frank says:

    nope. actually rode right past him.

  6. Theresa says:

    I find Warren Kinsella a very prickly man. I’ve not read his books, but I’m sure his musings on the punk rock scene would be too preachy for me to handle.

  7. Theresa says:

    Three Gut Records – how very sad they’ve folded!

    That being said, the worst band to see live is Royal City. Their cds are great, but the lead singer drives me around the bend.

  8. Carla says:

    Aaah, the Boos. "Lazarus" is one of my favourite songs of all time. I have a promotional CD single of it that I consider one of my most valuable possesions.