Friday, May 18, 2007


A revised look at the next few playlists:
5/21: Captain, Bat For Lashes, Lou Rhodes
This is one I've been promising for weeks, import CDs that slipped under many a radar, particularly domestic ones, though that is being rectified in the case of two of them.
5/28: EP roundup
Gonna go the First Impressions route on Memoiral Day with a grab bag of recent extended play releases that highlight some great new bands, not surprisingly several Canadian ones. Names so far include Land of Talk, The Acorn, The Saturday Knights, Retribution Gospel Choir (Alan Sparhawk of Low) and Tokyo Police Club.
6/4: no show, BookExpo NYC!
6/11: Electrelane, Cocorosie, The National
sometime in June: Sonny Smith, Robbie Fulks, The Icicles, Los Campesinos, Tarnation

Something I haven't done in ages is review a book or two right here (this did start out as a library blog) and I'm gearing up for a longish post revolving around this wonderful anthology
put out by the most excellent Small Beer Press that I'm at the halfway point on. More to come very soon on that and some of the great small press journals kicking around as well.

And before I forget, though I sound like a broken record on this, but James just put up a week's worth of mixtapes and even a disco mix for hours of listening pleasure. I can't think of a better way to get yourselves bang up to date.