Trials + Tribulations

New Duke Spirit
October 8, 2007, 11:20 am
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I have missed these guys. The Duke Spirit don’t make standard indie rock, maybe standard british indie rock.

A pre-cursor to the new album due early next year, their new ep Ex-Voto will be released on Rough Trade October 22nd.

Get your ep or Ltd 10″ here.

The Duke Spirit – Masca

Radiohead Rarities
October 7, 2007, 9:38 am
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Everyone’s in a tizzy about the new Radiohead album In Rainbows. I have to admit the vinyl looks purdy.

Skirting the stores, the “pay what you want” method will definitely work for them. They are an established band with a HUGE fan base. The quality of their work is consistent, and even $5 is probably more than they’d usually make on a release thru retailers.

The album will be available October 10. Details here.

I will have to put these rarities in my itunes rotation to get in the mood.

Radiohead – Paragons of Virtue (thanks Miss D)

01 Talk Show Host
02 Bishop’s Robes
03 Banana Co.
04 Polyethylene
05 Pearly
06 A Reminder
07 Melatonin
08 Meeting in the Aisle
09 Lull
10 Climbing Up the Walls (Zero 7 mix)
11 Climbing Up the Walls (Fila Brazilla mix)
12 Palo Alto
13 How I Made My Millions
14 Airbag (live in Berlin)
15 Lucky (live in Florence)
16 Fake Plastic Trees (acoustic)
17 Wonderwall
18 My Iron Lung (live at Forum, London)
19 Creep (live in Amsterdam)

Back to the Grind
October 2, 2007, 8:46 pm
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Back from a little vacay. I hope you all are well. ACL was good. I’ll be uploading some photos and videos in the next week or so.

For right now, please check out the video above. Jenny Hoyston’s Paradise Island just began their tour. I caught the above performance Saturday and hope to have another video of her show tonight at Rubber Gloves.

Tour Dates:
Oct 2 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/Hot As Sh*ts!, Adrienne Anemone
Oct 3 Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone w/Warble
Oct 4 Asheville, NC @ The Parlour w/Adrienne Anemone
Oct 5 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Kitty Club
Oct 6 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Kitty Club
Oct 7 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/Dynasty Handbag, Telepathe, Winning Looks
Oct 8 Philadelphia, PA @ Tritone w/Gemini Wolf, Under Not Over
Oct 9 Washington DC @ Velvet Lounge w/Partyline, Adreinne Anemone
Oct 11 East Lansing, MI @ (Scene) Metro Space w/Adrienne Anemone
Oct 12 Ann Arbor, MI @ 701 House Party! w/P*sy Pirates, Adrienne Anemone
Oct 13 Chicago, IL @ AV-Arie w/Bird Names + more
Oct 14 Minneapolis, MN @ Pi the bar w/SUKEY TAWDRY & gay beast
Oct 16 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador w/Adrienne Anemone
Oct 17 Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
Oct 25 Portland, OR @ Sloan’s
Oct 28 Seattle, WA @ Vera

I also uploaded a couple of new vids from the Neko Case/Rufus Wainwright show I attended. See them here.