Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

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So what’ve we got today? This and that. Nothing major.

First, the schedule for V Fest is finally up and that “TBA” on Saturday at 4:55PM sure is a chin-scratcher. Nice to know something’s still in the works. Or else that’s going to be one hour of really awkward silence. Conflicts appear to be kept to a minimum as well, with only Blonde Redhead versus Stars being the only one I’m unsure about, and the safe bet there will go BR’s way if for no other reason than I’ve yet to see them play a full, proper set. I’m also sort of pleased that there’s no one I really want to see before around 3PM either day – no disrespect intended to those who drew an earlier timeslot, but sleep is going to be a precious commodity this weekend.

The Los Angeles Times and OC Weekly talked to Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino.

Spinner’s Interface has a session with Editors, who will be closing out the second stage on day two. Express and Clik Music also have interviews.

Losing Today interviews Feist.

NPR discusses The Stage Names with Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. Okkervil are at Lee’s Palace on September 21.

New videos from SubPopThe Shins’ next one from Wincing The Night Away and The Brunettes with a marionette-powered one from Structure & Cosmetics.

Video: The Shins – “Sleeping Lessons” (YouTube)
Video: The Brunettes – “Her Hairagami Set” (YouTube)

MuchMusic is streaming the whole of The Go! Team’s new album Proof Of Youth, in stores next Tuesday. They play the Opera House on October 31. Drowned In Sound talks to Go! Team captain Ian Parton about how the new album is like the old album and how he’s fine with that.

Stream: The Go! Team / Proof Of Youth

Manic Street Preacher James Dean Bradfield talks to Harp about getting back to basics on their new album Send Away The Tigers.

Klaxons have won this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Their October 12 show at the Opera House was already a hot ticket – guess it’s even moreso now.

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco tries to debunk his control-freakiness to The Denver Post.

The AV Club and Express converse with Midlake frontman Tim Smith.

Dallas Good of The Sadies talks to Chart about recording New Seasons, out September 18, in Spain.

Billboard reports that Neil Young’s forthcoming sequel to an album that was never released, Chrome Dreams 2, will come bundled with a bonus disc of material slated to appear in the Archives box sets, the first of which is supposed to be out February 18 of next year. Chrome Dreams 2 is out October 16.

By : Frank Yang at 8:25 am
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  1. Karl says:

    OT: A writer from The Simpsons scripts a liberal version of "24":

  2. PG says:

    re: that saturday aft time slot at V Fest-here’s hoping they don’t just bump back the bill on that stage to fill in the gap. The YYY’s would fit in so very nicely there.