Saturday, April 07, 2007

Why Can't It Be Mine

MP3's from Ms. Basia Bulat's upcoming debut album "Oh My Darling"(to be released through Rough Trade on May 21) have been making the rounds in music blogs lately. Check out Sixeyes, Fluxblog, and Bleu. I've also recently found out that the album's been leaked on the web, but I'm going to muster enough will power not to download it, even though it's quite tempting.

The Michigan Daily has an interesting article surrounding The Festival of Faith and Music (featuring Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Smith[of Danielson], Neko Case, and Emmylou Harris among others) held at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI last weekend - in particular, the article's focus is on "What does faith - or more specifically, the Christian faith - have to do with art?" sheds some light on a few upcoming releases from Wilco, The Jayhawks' Mark Olson and Gary Louris, Golden Smog, and Ryan Adams. Well, I already knew about the Wilco album but the information on the other artists' albums is all news to me. And with the new Wilco album "Sky Blue Sky" apparently a return to a gentler, mellower Wilco coupled with these other releases, not to mention the inaugural Stagecoach Festival happening in Indio, CA in May, it looks like alt-country(for lack of a better term) is experiencing a resurgence. All we need now is for the Grand Ole Opry to lift their lifetime ban on Neko Case ever appearing there, and then all will be right in the world.

Locals might want to take note - Toronto's Holy Fuck will be opening for !!! (chk chk chk) at Lee's Palace on May 19 - that's going to be CRAZY.

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