Monday, December 12, 2005

Winter Pageant

Rose MelbergAccording to a post over at the K Records message board, Rose Melberg(of The Softies, Tiger Trap) will be releasing her new solo album "Cast Away The Clouds" on April 25, 2006 through Double Agent Records. Ms. Melberg also has a MySpace site.

You Ain't No Picasso reports that Of Montreal will be hitting the road again for more touring in the new year including a stop in Toronto at The Mod Club on March 8th.

Alison Outhit(ex of Halifax 90's indie rockers Rebecca West) will be joining Toronto's Rock Central Plaza tomorrow December 13th at Tranzac in Toronto. [via Stille Post]

There's way too many lists for me to keep up with but some deserve some link-love. Are You Familiar? compiled The Alternative List of Canadian Bands By A Few of The Other Canadian Bloggers put together by himself, Goldkicks, and Stuart Berman (Eye Weekly). Also, check out(if you haven't yet already), Chromewaves Top 10 Albums of 2005.

Zoilus' Carl Wilson has an article in The New York Times about Toronto's Owen Pallett, aka Final Fantasy. [via Largehearted Boy]

Heads up on some Can-con indie torrent links including(links via Largehearted Boy):

  • Great Lake Swimmers in Copenhagen, Denmark - May 10 2005

  • Stars @ Wow Hall in Eugene, Oregon - November 16 2003

  • The Arcade Fire is BBC Radio 1 Steve Lamacq's Headline Set for his December 12, 2005 show. Listen here(only archived for a week; Headline Set is about 1 hr and 15 min into the program). The show information/setlist is as follows:
    Recorded live at Leadmill in Sheffield
  • No Cars Go

  • Haiti

  • Old Flame

  • Neighborhood #1

  • Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

  • Rebellion(Lies)

  • Neighborhood #2 (Laika)

  • While you're over at BBC Radio 1 Steve Lamacq's site, have a listen(about 56 min into the December 12, 2005 program) to the charity single of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" performed by a group of UK North East indie music acts(including members of The Futureheads) who've formed under the banner of 'The Joseph And Mary Chain'. (Check my post from last Friday for more info about the single.) If that doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, I don't know what will.

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