Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Visit Nebraska There's Nothing To Do

Don't forget to watch NME darlings the Kaiser Chiefs tonight on Conan O'Brien, unless you're not into them, in which case you are allowed to watch Russell "Phone-Throwin'" Crowe and Paul Anka on Letterman.

In some Decemberists news, July 12th Kill Rock Stars will be releasing their last EP, the 18-minute The Tain with new packaging and the like. Sometime later this year they will be releasing a DVD and KRS will re-release one of Colin Meloy's past al-country band's albums, Tarkio's I Guess I Was Hoping For Something More. Here's a few tracks from that album:

Tarkio-Helena Won't Get Stoned
Tarkio-Better Half
Tarkio-Neapolitan Bridesmaid

Also on July 12th, the Decemberists will be appearing on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. Here are some summer appearances by the Decemberists:

7.17 Intonation Festival Chicago, IL
7.21 Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, CA w/Beck
7.23 Universal Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA w/Beck
8.10 Woodland Park Zoo (Colin Solo!) Seattle, WA w/The Violent Femmes
8.12 Bite of Oregon Portland, OR w/The Violent Femmes
8.18 Central Park Summerstage New York, NY w/Death Cab for Cutie and Stars SOLD OUT
9.05 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA

And in case you won't be able to see them this summer or somehow missed them on their spring jaunt, they'll be marathoning through the U.S again in the fall, this time tagging along will be Sons & Daughters.


Now much musically going on today. No scandalous or exciting news to report, so I suppose I'll throw up some mp3's for your aural (dis)pleasure. Sorry for the Sufjan overload.

Sufjan Stevens-Lakes of Canada (Innocence Mission cover)
Sufjan Stevens-The 50 States Song
Sufjan Stevens-Star Spangled Banner (c/o Brooklyn Vegan)
The Killers-Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town (Kenny Rogers cover)
Ben Gibbard-Broken Yoke in Western Sky (c/o of Stereogum)

1 comment:

molotov said...

Not sure what the etiquette is, as I'm new at the mp3 blogging thing, but I just wanted to let you know that I piggy-backed your Tarkio offering and linked to your site. I'll assume this is okay unless I hear differently from you. Thanks.