Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Huge In Every City

Centro-Matic’s new album Fort Recovery may not be available in stores until March 7, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hear it now. No, I’m not talking about firing up Soulseek – Misra is streaming the whole of the record off their website right now. They’ve also made a second MP3 from the record available to download (see below) and to top if off, they’re already selling the CD and LP from their online store, and at excellent prices. The LP is a double, and comes with three bonus tracks – ooh, temptation. If you do decide to order now, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t, don’t forget to grab the Triggers And Trash Heaps EP which came out at the end of last month.

I’m still waiting on official official confirmation of Centro’s Toronto date on April 4, but their labelmates and tourmates The Great Lake Swimmers already have it listed on their website at a venue TBD (probably the Horseshoe?), so I’m comfortable calling that one as a go. Not that I’ll be there – out of the country and all – but they’ve announced a couple of SxSW shows, so I’ll still get my chance to see them live. On Friday the 17th they’ll be closing out the Misra showcase at Maggie May’s at 1AM and on Saturday the 18th, doing it again for the label’s day party at Red Eyed Fly (probably around 5PM). Centro-Matic are a fantastic band, so make one of those shows if you’re in Austin and definitely see them in Toronto so they’ll feel inclined to come back when I’m around.

MP3: Centro-Matic – “Calling Thermatico”

And firming up another of those rumoured shows – tickets are now on sale for Neko Case’s return to our fair burg on April 2 at the Danforth Music Hall. Tickets will run you a rather dear $34, though.

A couple of unfortunate album release delays – the new album from The Concretes, In Colour, will be pushed back a week until April 4, but that’s not nearly as disappointing as finding out Mojave 3’s Puzzles Of You will no longer be coming out on March 7 but probably sometime around late May.

Dirty On Purpose have made a recording of a recent show in Boston available to download – not the greatest sound quality, but reasonable. The band will be in town at Lee’s Palace on March 6, and I’ll be agitating for people to attend until then, so you may as well get used to it. Via Junkmedia.

Look for Ambulance LTD’s New English EP in stores February 28 March 14.

Wayne Coyne tells MTV that the Flaming Lips’ new album may be At War With The Mystics, but he’s at war with the pop stars. His declaration of ultra-violence against Gwen Stefani comes out April 4.

Some new videos for you to grok – Rogue Wave’s clip for “Publish My Love” and Hamilton’s A Northern Chorus have completed their first ever video for the song “Winterize” off of their lastest record, Bitter Hands Resign. To see it, go here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Both bands will be at SxSW in March.

np – Ester Drang / Rocinate

By : Frank Yang at 9:46 am
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  1. Beth Hamill says:

    $34 hurts, and it hurts BAD. If I could be assured of some Sadies-ness however, that might help sway me.