Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Wondrous World of...

Damon and NaomiPicked up the new issue of Exclaim![February 2005] today which features a cover photo of Mr. Bright Eyes Conor Oberst. Ahem. That aside, the new issue is a veritable source of good news, including the following:

-> Damon and Naomi along with Raising The Fawn, A Northern Chorus and Sleeper Set Sail will be playing the Sonic Unyon, Canadian Music Week showcase @ The El Mocambo in Toronto on Thursday March 3rd. Damon and Naomi will also be touring in Canada in April though the official site hasn't confirmed dates yet. [photo left from http://../]

-> Stars will take part in the 13th Anniversary edition of the Exclaim! Cross-Canada Concert Series, which'll feature stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Yay! More bands to be announced.

-> And as chromewaves already posted, The Weakerthans and The Constantines will be touring Canada beginning on the east coast the last week of March and touring through April towards the west coast, ending up in Whitehorse(!) on May 1st. Toronto fans will have two dates(and specifically three opportunites according to chromewaves, because of a matinee performance on one day), April 8th and 9th at Lee's Palace, to catch the tour which has been dubbed "Rolling Tundra Revue 2005".

Yet another Arcade Fire torrent, this time of their show in Austin, Texas on January 21, 2005. [link from Largehearted Boy]

A couple of tasty Death Cab For Cutie mp3 downloads over at Bradley's Almanac, including a cover of Julian Cope's "World Shut Your Mouth" and the original (and fuller) studio version of "Title And Registration". Yowza!

chartattack's reporting that The New Pornographer's follow up to "The Electric Version" is currently in the works and should wrap up by mid-March, which'll likely mean a summer or early fall release. Matador Records[scroll down] has a letter from Mr. Carl Newman stating all the facts.

melodynelson, by way of productshopnyc, by way of Ambitious-Outsiders are confirming that Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, New Order, The Killers, Gang Of Four, Doves, The Futureheads, Radio 4, The Arcade Fire, and Fiery Furnaces have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Coachella festival. Ambitious-Outsiders[see their post on January 25th, 3:50 pm update] admits jumping the gun when he said that Portishead and Massive Attack were going to play this year's festival, which is apparently NOT true. The confirmed lineup will be announced January 31st. The word for today people is "PATIENCE".

And according to Ted Leo's site[see his SHOWS column], Toronto college radio station CKLN 88.1 FM will be broadcasting his Mod Club show from December 5, 2004. It'll broadcast at 12 am EST on January 29th but you'll also be able to stream it online at

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