Wednesday, October 17th, 2007


Slow news day plus a general dearth in free time equals a brief, dog’s breakfast of a post. Or cat’s breakfast, as the case may be.

The most interesting thing to come up yesterday were details about Cat Power’s forthcoming second covers album which is no longer called Covers Record 2 because it’s no longer strictly a covers record. Jukebox will be out on January 22 and in addition to ten cover songs, there will be two of Chan Marshall’s own compositions – a revisit to (or cover of?) “Metal Heart”, which originally appeared on 1998’s Moon Pix, and “Song For Bobby”, a tribute to Bob Dylan. Matablog has the cover art for the new record as well as the complete track list.

Drowned In Sound checks in with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine.

eponymous, the new blog from the folks that brought you and then abandoned Good Hodgkins and Wolf Notes, has an interview with Fred Thomas from Saturday Looks Good To Me about their new album Fill Up The Room. It’s out next Tuesday.

Spinner has got the premiere of the new Weakerthans video for “Civil Twilight”. They’ve got two dates at the Phoenix on November 7 and 8.

Video: The Weakerthans – “Civil Twilight” (Spinner)

QRO talks to Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club about the progress on their new album. In the meantime, they’ve just issued the Smith EP to tide you over until the full-length is done next year.

Glenn Kotche tells The Columbus Dispatch he hates it when Wilco is called “mellow”.

Reveille offers up an interview with Shout Out Louds frontman Adam Olenius. They’re in town at the Mod Club next Monday evening, October 22.

The New Yorker bemoans the lack of soul in today’s indie rock while The Village Voice offers commentary.

By : Frank Yang at 8:32 am
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  1. Mike1 says:

    Hey Frank,
    Any idea when that November Sloan show is supposed to happen at the Kool Haus?

    You sure that you didn’t just see a posting from last year (when they played the exact same month and place)?

  2. Frank says:

    I was speculating on the Kool Haus, I only saw it as TBA, but I just check the Two Hours Traffic website – they were listed as support – and saw this:

    November 25 Grey Cup Tailgate Party, Toronto ON w/ Sloan

    so… wherever that tailgate party is happening is the gig.

  3. matthew says:

    More news (sort of related to Tokyo Police Club): Laura Barrett signed to Paper Bag?

  4. Frank says:

    is that public info now?

  5. matthew says:

    I think so? Paper Bag put out a sampler with her on it, and the most recent press release I got from them said they were home to Laura Barrett, so they’re certainly not keeping it a secret…