Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

The Constantines new 7" single, "Our Age" b/w "Fuckin' Up" (Neil Young cover) is out through Arts & Crafts today. It's also been confirmed that the band's appearance on the Beautiful Noise television program will air on SunTV on Christmas Eve(December 24).

Also available (digitally) through Arts & Crafts today is Feist's The Reminder: Bonus Content which features remixes and duets with Mocky and Constantines. The physical edition (ie. the original album packaged with the bonus content) will be out December 2.

Continuing the Art & Crafts theme, CHARTattack reminds us that Los Campesinos release their sophomore album, "We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed" today and taking it one step further are offering a free MP3 download of the title track.

Via Stille Post comes the news that Slim Twig and The Acorn's Rolf Klausener will take part in "View Points: Inside The Musicians Studio" at Harbourfront on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 7 pm. It's a discussion series folks. It will be hosted by Toronto journalist and DJ, Denise Benson. Tickets are $5 at the door or available in advance online.

The following day of their intimate gig at Lee's Palace on December 4, Franz Ferdinand will drop by Edge 102.1 FM studios for a chat on December 5, time TBA.

Mark your calendars as Dan Burke's annual Jesus and Mary Chain tribute show is scheduled for December 17 at The Velvet Underground. Interested bands please check out contact details over at Stille Post. I went to this a few years back and it was fun.

According to Pollstar, Beastie Boys DJ, Mix Master Mike will be at Brant House (522 King Street West, Toronto) on January 9.

Land of Talk have announced a three-week run of dates starting January 14 in Powell’s hometown of Guelph, Ontario, and running through February 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia. They'll be in Toronto for a show at Horseshoe Tavern on January 15 with openers Zeroes and Little Scream.

Glass Candy return to Toronto at Wrongbar on January 23, tickets $15.00. Via Soundscapes. Show or DJ gig? Anyone?

NME ponders why there are so few good Strokes cover version, although are own Basia Bulat (and her rendition of "Someday") does make their shortlist.

If I do ever make it to Halifax, I won't have a chance to visit The Marquee Club as The Coast reports that it is closing for good. A sad day for Haligonians I'm sure. I wonder if Sloan will make it back before then. As a nod to the venue, check out the following:

Video: Sloan - The Marquee And The Moon - Live @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles (Oct 1, 2008)

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