Trials + Tribulations

Fall Go! Team Dates
July 30, 2005, 1:16 am
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The Go! Team has announced plans for a fall US tour. Here’s the dates:

Fri 10/14/05 Houston, TX Engine Room
Sat 10/15/05 Dallas, TX Trees
Sun 10/16/05 Austin, TX Emo’s
Tue 10/18/05 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Wed
10/19/05 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Thu 10/20/05 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sun 10/23/05 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mon 10/24/05 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Tue 10/25/05 Seattle, WA Showbox
Fri 10/28/05 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sat 10/29/05 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
Sun 10/30/05 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mon 10/31/05 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Tue 11/01/05 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Wed 11/02/05 New York, NY Webster

PDX Pop Now!
July 29, 2005, 4:48 pm
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Well the votes have all been tallied and the complete schedule of performers for the PDX Pop Now! Music Festival has been released!

There’s a lot of great artists playing, including Viva Voce, Tara Jean O’Neil, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Norfolk & Western, Wow & Flutter and Talkdemonc, not to mention a few surprise guests!

“PDX POP Now! is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the astoundingly prodigious and diverse musical community of Portland, as well as developing the relationship of Portland’s music-makers with both fans and the community at large. Thus far, we’ve furthered these goals by putting on a three-day, free, all-ages festival of local music last summer, as well as by releasing a two-disc compilation of Portland music. “

Read more about the cause at Portland Mercury or Pitchfork.

Buy the compilation from Hush Records, K Records or Kill Rock Stars.

Horsey Mix #2
July 29, 2005, 1:35 pm
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The last one went over pretty well…even though now most of the files aren’t up. Oops. Maybe I’ll fix that sometime…

The Fiery Furnaces-Evergreen
Tilly & the Wall-Fell Down the Stairs
Cat Power-Maybe Not
Xiu Xiu-I Broke Up (live at Emo’s)
Belle and Sebastian-The State I Am In
Joy Division-She’s Lost Control
Kate Bush-Brazil
Sufjan Stevens-The Preadtory Wasp
Sleater-Kinney-The Fox
The Lucksmiths-Sunlight in a Jar
Antony & the Johnsons-The Lake
Buck 65-Pants on Fire
Iron and Wine-Communion Cups and Someone’s Coat
The Futureheads-Hounds of Love

Decemberists are No-Go
July 29, 2005, 4:06 am
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A bunch of people were reporting on how the Decemberists were going to be contributing a song to an Elliott Smith tribute album, but Colin Meloy had this to say about it on their messageboard:

“Just wanted to let you know — in the wake of all these little news blurbs — that we are not, in fact, involved in the Elliott Smith tribute project. We were approached, mulled it over, and decided we just didn’t have the time to devote to the project. As is wont to happen in this industry, some hasty folks decided that they’d go ahead and attach our names to the project anyway.

We all adore the work of Elliott Smith and his legacy, but we’re all a little burnt on tribute projects right now. I hope this doesn’t disappoint anyone. . . “

Soo…that’s that.

You Ain’t No Picasso reports on the Picaresque vinyl’s release.

Evita Died on My Birthday
July 28, 2005, 2:42 pm
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I know you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Ummm, it’s early-ish in the morning and DOH is supposed to have already put up his next ACL Preview for me to peruse and ignore.’ Well after looking at a calendar and looking at the rest of the list, it wouldn’t match up. So I think that I’m gonna take a break on them. Don’t worry you still got 22 to look forward to and remember that Out the Other is suffering through each and every artist. Check it if you didn’t hear me the first time or you’re unhappy with my decision and would like a new more dedicated quasi-music journalist.

Back to regular ole’ business huh?

Revolution in the Head has just about every Belle & Sebastian cover song I’ve ever been looking for. Many thanks to them.

There’s now a very comprehensive Sufjan fansite in the making over at All Good Naysayers.
Sufjan gives up interviews with Nerve and Salt Lake City Weekly (last one via LargeHearted Boy)

This Xiu Xiu fansite boasts many many live mp3s by the band. There’s also a few live performance videos but I haven’t checked them out to see if they work. Check out the video of “Crank Heart” in Texas at least.

We knew it’d happen some day-this picture on the side be the new Franz Ferdinand single “Do You Want To” cover art

Be sure to check out Domino Records’ Multimedia page to see videos for “I Gave You” by Bonnie “Prince” Billy (I love that song!), Smog’s “I Feel Like the Mother of the World,” and The Kills’ “Love is a Deserter.” I really gotta get my hands on some of their singles…

The Olympian is doing a little preview for Ladyfest Olympia, which will include the Gossip, Spider and the Webs, Metalux, Anna Oxygen, C.O.C.O., Kimya Dawson, King Cobra, Mary Timony, Mirah, Tracy + the Plastics and Shoplifting. Wow.

Yahoo! takes a look at the Montreal scene.

You Ain’t No Picasso makes the world happier with Now That’s What I Call Indie Covers! Volume 1 and the inevitable all-time fave Indie Covers Bonus Songs!

And now, presenting Marriage Records:
Thanksigiving-Before You Died
Viking Moses-Al Jazeera
The Watery Graves-The Glass is Low
Rob Walmart-Waterskiing in Canada
Rob Walmart-France 1915
Drakkar Sauna-very much alone pt. 2: the coke binge
Kid Finish-I Love You So Much
Poison Dart-Broken Hearts, Broken Windows

Dirrty Projectors
July 28, 2005, 3:04 am
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The other day I bought the Dirty Projectors album Slaves Graves & Ballads and have been listening to it a lot (that and the new Gravy Train!!!! album…weird) but anyway it’s such a good record. I wish I had more of their/his stuff. He’s on a new favorite record label of mine, States Rights Records (they also are home to Thanksgiving, Bobby Birdman, Y.A.C.H.T. and Little Wings; and their website has bunches of free mp3s on it) even though Slaves Graves was released on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records. They have also recently released two albums on Western Vinyl, The Getty Address and The Glad Fact.

Anyway, I hope you might like them also.

Twenty-Foot Stalks (exit 14)
Naked We Made It
Like Once Heated Milk
(Throw on the) Hazard Lights
Ladies You Have Exiled Me
My Offwhite Flag
Grandfather’s Jacket
Finches’ Song At Oceanic Parking Lot

ACL Fest #8
July 27, 2005, 2:51 pm
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M83 is made up of one guy making really etheral music. He’s French and his name is Anthony Gonzalez. There used to be another guy doing this with him but eventually it just became Gonzalez.

Umm…I got his latest CD Before the Dawn Heals Us and liked it pretty well. Although I have to admit I see his music as mostly background music, there are a few songs off of the album that can actually hold my attention, like the album’s first single “Don’t Save Us From the Flames” and “Teen Angst.”

Run Into Flowers (Midnight F*ck Remix by Jackson)
Teen Angst
I Guess I’m Floating

Don’t Save Us From the Flames video
Real High / Real Low
Windows High / Windows Low

M83 will be playing Sunday from 1:45-2:30 on the Heineken stage.