Saturday, August 11th, 2007

24 Hour Party Person

A moment of silence, please, for Factory Records impresario and all-around, larger-than-life figure Tony Wilson who passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. Obituaries and eulogies are plentiful and NME has rememberences from Creation Records founder Alan McGee, Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville and Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order. Cheers, Tony.

Spinner interfaces with Spoon.

The Advocate talks to Jason Isbell.

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats writes at the new Beggars Banquet blog about making a zombie-riffic video for the song he recorded with Aesop Rock for the rapper’s new album None Shall Pass, out August 28. Darnielle is heading back into the studio to work on the next Goats record but will also be hitting the road this Fall, stopping in at Lee’s Palace on September 25.

And speaking of videos, The Shins have a new one for “Turn On Me”.

MySpace: The Shins – “Turn On Me” (MySpace)

The Go! Team will release their second album Proof Of Youth on September 11 and will be in town on October 31 for a show at the Opera House, tickets for which will run $18.50. Check out the first single and the first two vids from the record – the MP3 is a big download, but when the label gives me 256 kbps, I give you 256 kbps.

MP3: The Go! Team – “Grip Like A Vice”
Video: The Go! Team – “Grip Like A Vice” (YouTube)
Video: The Go! Team – “Doing It Right” (YouTube)

Swedes Shout Out Louds are also releasing their sophomore effort Our Ill Wills on September 11. They’ve also just announced a Fall tour that brings them to the Mod Club on October 22. See and hear the first single from the new record below:

MP3: Shout Out Louds – “Tonight I Have To Leave It”
Video: Shout Out Louds – “Tonight I Have To Leave It” (MOV)

And some other shows just announced – We Are Scientists are at Lee’s on September 6 ($16), Miracle Fortress have a show at the Drake Underground on September 11 and Basia Bulat will play not one but two CD release shows for Oh My Darling, out September 18, at the Music Gallery on September 22, an early and a late. Tickets for each show are $10.50.

And I’ll be seeing Ms Bulat again today in Kingston at the Wolfe Island Music Fest not two weeks after seeing her in Guelph at Hillside. Stylus has finished their writeup of the fest and Radio Free Canuckistan has also posted his recollections, these from the point of view of emcee.

By : Frank Yang at 8:38 am
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  1. Quinn says:

    the thing, or at least one of the things, that really gets me about this, is the question of whether things might have been different if he hadn’t have had to worry about how he was going to afford the drugs that were supposed to be fighting his cancer.

  2. Steve says:

    Do you know if there are any other dates for the WAS tour?

  3. Renee says:

    "And some other shows just announced – We Are Scientists are at Lee’s on September 6"

    Hi, I run a We Are Scientists news blog- could you let me know where you got that information?

  4. Frank says:

    re: WAS – no idea about other tour dates. I got the Toronto one from a press release from the Toronto promoter.