Friday, October 08, 2004

The Soft Bulletin

Danko Jones: photo from reports that Danko Jones signs a U.S. distribution deal with Razor & Tie records, whose General Manager Josh Zieman proclaims "This band will blow the roof off of every place they play and we are beyond excited to be working with them." Danko Jones was dropped by Universal earlier this year and the band currently doesn't have a Canadian distribution deal, which I assume means paying f!*kin' import prices when the band eventually releases a new CD. The band plays Lee's Palace in Toronto tomorrow.

According to Billboard, The Cure will be releasing a deluxe edition of its 1979 debut, "Three Imaginary Boys", internationally on Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 in North America via Geffen. It's a double disc package which includes the original LP tracks as well as a disc of rarities. The original album was never released in North America but a revamped version including several singles replacing album tracks was released as the LP "Boy's Don't Cry". Billboard has the tracklisting for the new deluxe package if you're interested.

The Flaming Lips will be re-releasing their orch-pop classic "The Soft Bulletin" in a 5.1 Surround version although extra features have not been confirmed. [from Pitchfork]

Ben Folds has to cancel a show for the first time in his career and he apologizes to his fans.

I've been previewing The Futureheads' music here. If you're tired of waiting for The Jam to reunite, The Futureheads are the next best thing... Yes, I meant that as a compliment. Just listen to "Meantime" and it's urgent vocals, wiry guitars, and pulsing basslines. Their show in Toronto on November 1st at Lee's Palace should be a good one.

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