May 7, 2007

Possbily Maybe


With good reason everyone is geeking out about Bjork lately, especially this week to coincide with the release of her newest album Volta. I've been a fan of Brooklyn Vegan for a while, but even more so with the complete and total obsession with Bjork as of late. I think it's cute. Anyway, I'm not saying that people shouldn't be excited about the release of Volta, but what I do want to say is that we should not forget about two other very good and interesting album releases this week. (Oh, and you can check out more Bjork by going and listening to Bjork's recording on NPR.)

The posthumous release of Elliott Smith's New Moon is coming out this week. This is a 2-disc set, including a combined 24 songs. It's pretty interesting to hear a bit "behind the music", so I'd suggest/recommend checking out Amazon for a track by track description.





Also, Of Montreal has an EP coming out this week, titled Icons, Abstract Thee. I gather, from looking at various descriptions of the 5 song EP, that these songs were left overs from the Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? recording. Turns out they were selling this during tour and with this release it is now going "public" through retail sale. Sweet!

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Multiple websites and blogs have reported rumors of Amy Winehouse being pegged as the "next Bond Girl". I know that these are obvious rumors, as does Stereogum (HA) and we all know what happens with those...but here is my main concern. What. The. Fuck. Have you people seen this chick? I don't know how many times I have to say it! She really isn't THAT good looking!. I mean, I know that I'm no pristine image of beauty...but my god. Amy Winehouse is a creepy bitch with her primary amount of weight stemming from her hair and make up, who really just needs to eat a damn sandwich. You saw the mail pictures we posted up here. Do I need to do it again? Just because the girl has a voice doesn't mean she has the sweet cheek looks to go along with it...


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Turns out that the Austin City Limit line up has been "confirmed" and put up on their website. I'm not too sure that you could count me in, for me there just isn't enough. I'm not trying to say that they all suck or anything, just that it's not enough for me to be totally into it to go from St. Louis to Austin just to see a few bands that I could probably see up here, granted at all different times, but whatever. Go to the ACL website for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: I was about 18 or 19 when this picture was taken. So, yeah about 4 years ago. You know how I mentioned I was no pristine image of beauty? this proves it. I have since gotten...a little better looking. So that's that. Fuck off. Lastly, I have something else I've found thanks to Stereogum. Damn, I love you Stereogum. Thank you! Anyway, they have put up something that they had found from another blog CONCERNING Ben Gibbard. Yes, I went through all that to tell you that somewhere, floating around on the internerd, is some new solo Ben Gibbard stuff. Gibbard has been playing his solo song "Casino Blues" on tour with David Bazan (of old Pedro the Lion fame, yes). Go to It's Hard to Find a Friend to listen to an MP3 of the folky new Gibbard solo song. Enjoy.
Oh, and here are the remaining dates for this tour:
05-07 Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre
05-08 New York, NY - Town Hall
05-09 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05-11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
05-12 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
05-13 Nashville, TN - City Hall
05-14 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
05-15 Austin, TX - Emo's
05-17 Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall
05-18 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
05-19 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
05-20 Seattle, WA - Showbox

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