Friday, October 13, 2006

Sordid Sentinels

According to Pitchfork, Matador Records will be offering a special incentive for those who pre-order the new deluxe reissue of Pavement's "Wowee Zowee"(officially released November 7) from participating record stores: preorders will include a unique code via e-mail which enables the buyer to download the band's entire live show, recorded April 24, 1994 at L.A.'s Palace(the first time "Wowee Zowee" tracks were introduced live) and also a limited edition vinyl 7" which will contain a rare version of "Black Out" and a previously unreleased version of "Extradition". Value-added. Love it. I'm just drooling looking at the tracklisting(see the October 3, 2006 news update). I'm hoping those 'participating record stores' that Pitchfork mentions will also include some Toronto area ones. I'm gonna have to hit the indie record stores this weekend and find out.

Billboard has details on indie 'supergroup'[they probably hate that term, but I'm gonna say it anyway] Swan Lake, the group formed earlier this year by Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown principal Spencer Krug, Destroyer's Dan Bejar and Frog Eyes' Carey Mercer, who'll be releasing their debut album, "Beast Moans," on November 21 via Jagjaguwar. On a Dan Bejar-note, I received my copy of Yeti #4 in the mail, a nice quality music zine/publication which comes with a terrific CD compilation of mostly unreleased/rare tracks including a few from Destroyer - at $12.95 US, this is a steal.

Check out Cat Power over at the AOL Interface where she is interviewed and also performs several songs live including Love & Communication / John John / Satisfaction (Rolling Stones cover) / Ramblin' Man (Hank Williams Jr. cover).

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