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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Indieland News, Cold War Kids, Irving, the Gorillaz & Supersuckers do Tiger Army - Show Updates & New mp3s

News from Indieland


THE GORILLAZ RELEASE A BIOGRAPHY (!?)

RISE OF THE OGRES HITS BOOKSTORES ON NOV. 2

New EP releases, DVD will also be issued within weeks.

The Gorillaz article on Billboard.

"Instant Classic" Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz


Gorillaz -Clint Eastwood Suicide Remix (Kosheen Mix)
Gorillaz - Kids with Guns

The Editors - Feel Good Inc (Gorillaz cover)

Irving Gets a Blog.

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IRVING

The Irving Tour Blog

Irving is getting popular. If you don't know them, give a listen:

Irving - Situation (live at KEXP 5/20/06)

Irving - She's Not Shy (live at KEXP 5/20/06)

Irving - Jen, Nothing Matters to Me (live at KEXP 5/20/06)

Irving - If you say Jump, I will Say No (live at KEXP 5/20/06)

The "Situation" video produced for Irving by California's Winch and Pulley Productions.

The video for "Jen Nothing Matters to Me" will be released on 11/6/06.

Irving comes to Boston on 10/30/06 - The Middle East in Cambridge.

COLD WAR KIDS in the NEWS:

BOSTON SHOW 10/28 - VENUE CHANGE


A week from today the COLD WAR KIDS will be appearing in Boston. The venue was originally slated for The Paradise but has recently been changed for Great Scott's in Allston. To ensure you see the band you should buy your tickets ahead of time if at all possible because the more intimate Great Scotts will likely sell out quickly.

PITCHFORK STRIKES AGAIN

CHARACTER ASSASINATION OF "ROBBERS AND COWARDS"

I guess the cool thing is to dislike great new bands and to tell the world about it. Or at least to unleash a level of middling criticism that would crush less talented groups. Yep, Pitchfork is up to its old tricks. This week the sadly predictable Pitchfork tried to kill the new CWK album.

"It would help if the record lived up even a little bit to the mostly positive notices for Cold War Kids' incessant live shows...." Marc Hogan, Pitchfork.

This Pitchforker spends way too much time reviewing an album he clearly didn't want to like or even listen to in the first place. Talk about missing the point: Hogan blew it. He tried to understand the branch of a single tree but never even saw the forest.

Read what others had to say about this: I Guess I'm Floating blog
Be sure to read the comments. I posted my feelings.

STREAM THE ALBUM
The Cold War Kids have a cool javascript "ecard" on their page. Just go to this link coldwarkids.com/ecard and click launch and you can stream the "Robbers and Cowards" album. Great quality - Excellent! This is a great way to sell your idiot friends on this tremendous band. One listen and they will be won over
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THE INTERVIEW
It looks like my on Again / off Again / on Again interview with the Cold War Kids is going to happen after all. It will come this upcoming week and it will be of the face-to-face variety. That's cause for celebration. I think this will provide a better Q&A than what the fifteen minute over-the-phone session on the band's media day (drive-thru philosophy) would have provided. The interview will appear in two parts... Here and over and my other haunt - Berkeley Place.

COLD WAR KIDS on WOXY

Hear the CWKs play live: The band will be recording a show on WOXY's lounge acts program live on Monday at 1:30 pm. If you can't listen live, no worries - WOXY generally makes tracks downloadable or at the very least provided streamable versions of their shows!

http://www.woxy.com/music/loungeacts/


SUPERSUCKERS TO DO A TIGER ARMY COVER ALBUM!
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SUPERSUCKERS

TIGER ARMY

Holy Shit Batman, this is pretty damn cool! The Supersuckers are planning a Tiger Army tribute / cover project. The album will be called "The Highest Room in the Tallest Tower"

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1 comment:

Ekko said...

fuck pitchfork, man. fuck em.