Monday, October 27, 2008

Wishing Well

Serendipitous news(given that I just wrote about Love Is All in my last post) over the weekend with several more Love Is All North American dates being announced including Dec 11 at the Horseshoe in Toronto and Dec 10 at La Sala Rossa in Montreal. Check out their MySpace. Check out the live video of the band on Fader TV featuring vocalist Josephine Olausson and what I believe is a new short haircut for her:

Video: Love Is All - live on Open Bar, Fader TV, NYC (Oct 16/08)

Thousand Islands Life spoke to Tony Dekker about the recording of the next Great Lake Swimmers album in some of the recognizable landmarks around the Thousand Islands including Dark Island’s Singer Castle and St. Brendan’s Church. They will also launch the premiere of their HD Concert Special on November 5th, which was filmed last September in Toronto at the Phoenix and will be showing at select Cineplex Odeon Theaters throughout Canada.

A new EP from The Last Shadow Puppets entitled "My Mistakes Were Made for You" is due out November 4 in the US but is available now digitally and includes live covers of Burt Bacharach's "My Little Red Book" and Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra favorite "Paris Summer"(featuring The Kills' Alison Mosshart). The Puppets will be making an appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on October 29. [via Pitchfork]

In promotion of their newest LP "Receivers", out now in the US and due out in the UK on November 3, Parts and Labor are going on tour and stopping in Toronto for a show at Sneaky Dee's on November 21. [via Pitchfork]

Thanks to The Anti-Hit List for the heads up on the new Decemberists song "Valerie Plame" (streaming over at their MySpace) which is one of three singles the band will release before the end of the year as leading up to their next full-length, "Hazards of Love". The song's kinda borrowing actually.

The Smiths will not reunite, though initially the rumours got me excited.

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