Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Gun In Hand

To coincide with their upcoming tour which starts Monday in Baltimore, the folks in Dallas’ Hourly Radio are releasing a new single on November 1 for “Gun In Hand” – a sleek slice of glammy synth rock that marks the band’s first release since last year’s History Will Never Hold Me full-length. In addition to the single, it features eight remix tracks from artists and DJs that the band has toured with, met, fought and defeated, Mortal Kombat-style, over the past year.

And while the CD won’t be out until November 1, they’re latching onto a number of trends on the interweb and a) releasing it digitally in advance of the physical release, b) doing so by premiering the tracks at various sites online and c) offering it up for free. To point a), you can head over here to grab the tracks that have already been released. To point b), I’m happy to offer up the next track – a remix of “He Said / She Said” by Michael Jurin from Stellastarr*. And to point c)… well what part of free don’t you understand?

The remaining four tracks will be rolled out over the next few days, so if you like, check back there over the next week.

MP3: The Hourly Radio – “Gun In Hand”
MP3: The Hourly Radio – “He Said / She Said” (Piano Belly Remix)
MySpace: The Hourly Radio

The Georgia Straight is suspicious of John Vanderslice’s explanations of the background for Emerald City. My Old Kentucky Blog and MPR are offering slices of ‘Slice sessions for download and stream, respectively.

The Edmonton Sun tries to pay John K Samson of The Weakerthans compliments – Samson demurs. The Weakerthans are in town November 7 and 8 for a pair of shows at the Phoenix.

JAM! talks to Ted Leo about his 2007, which he calls “the most devastating year of my life”. And this was before he was revealed as an unwitting Taco Bell endorser.

The Independent Q&As Kevin Drew, who will be playing the Kool Haus on December 8 at a show that’s billed as Broken Social Scene/Kevin Drew – not Broken Social Scene PRESENTS Kevin Drew. Semantics, yeah, but perhaps speaks to more BSS material than his solo stuff in the set list.

The Chicago Tribune chats up Spoon, who’re at the Kool Haus on Monday night.

By : Frank Yang at 11:47 am
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  1. Robert says:

    The Weakerthans are "folk rock" according to the Edmonton Sun? I pretty much stopped reading at that point…