Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Turning Of The Leaves

The AirfieldsThere's news over at Stille Post about a new vinyl 10" from Toronto indie pop band The Airfields. Actually this is a vinyl version of their previously CD-only "Laneways" EP. More info about this release plus mentions of new demos posted(mp3's @ their MySpace site), and expectations of a few live shows to come can be read about here. [photo from http://../]

NOW spoke with Jenny Lewis about "trading pop riffs for down home harmonies". Though I'll likely won't be seeing Jenny tonight at Trinity St. Paul's Church(I saw her in March at The Opera House, anyway), IGN reports that Jenny performed some newer material at a recent show in Chicago, hinting that her solo project may continue after next year's new Rilo Kiley album. Pitchfork alluded to these new songs last month and also discussed the new Rilo Kiley album.

Chartattack spoke to The New P0rnographers' Carl Newman about what to expect with the band's upcoming fourth album.

And the future of controller.controller is up in the air as Chartattack reports that their vocalist Nirmala Basnayake has left the band. Really, I can't picture the band continuing without her, which is really a shame.

Pitchfork spoke to Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan about pop culture which has currently been rocking his world.

The Hollywood Reporter casts a good light on The Dears' show from October 4, 2006 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, which I hope more than a few American readers picked up on.

Billboard reports that Dinosaur Jr.(featuring original members J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph) are nearly finished a new studio album and it hopefully will be released early next year. Also set for a release is a live DVD which is set for release on May 8, 2007(my birthday coincidentally).

Bradleys Almanac points to a YouTube link of Billy Bragg performing an updated version of "Waiting For The Great Leap Forward" live on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and also posts a transcription of the updated lyrics. The last four verses are priceless.

After returning from Ireland at the end of this month, Halifax's In-Flight Safety will be starting a cross-country tour which'll stop in Toronto on November 8 for a show at The Drake Hotel. Check out the tour dates over at their MySpace site.

Those of you looking for your rootsy-country fix will want to check out the Horseshoe Tavern on November 11 which'll feature OX, The Silver Hearts, NQ Arbuckle, and United Steel Workers of Montreal. [via]

The Sloan show scheduled for Kool Haus yesterday evening was cancelled because Chris had a throat infection. The show has been rescheduled for November 30 and all tickets will be honoured or otherwise refunded. [info]

According to their MySpace site, The Hylozoists will be performing at The Music Gallery - St. George Of The Martyr's Church in Toronto on December 1. That is the perfect venue for them and it was a venue I'd hope they would play when I was critical about their show at Horseshoe Tavern back in June of this year.

And I think that's enough news to last through this Thanksgiving holiday long weekend. Looking forward to that turkey on Monday!

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