Archive for January, 2010
This just in:
The New Pornographers will have a new album out, entitled Together, on May 4th. 12 Tracks, produced by Phil Palazzolo who produced Challengers.
After a long week, good news…
“Leave the winter behind,” sing Savoire Adore, the latest fun pop duo from Area Code 718, and while we can’t quite do that, we can go see a band that reminds us of Dean and Britta, or even the Asteroids Galaxy Tour. This doesn’t quite do justice to a really original band that showcases confident craftsmanship and oddly beautiful songs that are just enough off kilter, if you pushed them they’d tip over and land in a different, amusing shape each time. Songs to sing around an electric campfire. Fun, pretty ditties with plenty of confectioners sugar atop something much grittier. Nourishment for a winter’s evening. At the Velvet Lounge, 915 U Street, Friday night.
The cover of London Calling is now a stamp, courtesy of the Royal Mail. And we wonder why the U.S. Postal Service is losing money…
Uncut reveals that the remastered version of the Rolling Stones masterpiece Exile On Main Street will be released on April 12th. But if that information sets the heart beating fast, consider this: It will include three previously unreleased songs. Now, neither “Following The River,” “Plunder My Soul,” nor “Sophia Loren” show up in Martin Elliott’s The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions,” and we don’t seem to have them on any of the bootlegs stored deep in the secure vaults of Tulip Frenzy World HQ. So this is a very exciting announcement, and we’ve but 90 days or so until we see if this is right.
SnagFilms brain trust, please take note and acquire these rights for your most excellent nonfiction film site: 2010 will see the release of Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard Was Full, a documentary about The Flestones, only the greatest… well, we’ll leave it there. The Fleshtones are just the greatest. And that there’s now a movie about ’em, in addition to the excellent book on them — Sweat, The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band — means the ‘Tones Chronicle is now a full-fledged multimedia juggernaut. I mean after a book and a film, through what medium may we next capture America’s greatest band? Sculpture?
Can’t wait to see it, and the really fun trailer just whets the appetite. Happy 201o.
* No, they haven’t been around for 40 plus years (just a mere 34), but having started in the mid-70s, and with this now 2010, we did the math and…