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July 20, 2005


Jay Farrar lists "music you should hear" for

iFilm has a leaked and unfinished copy of the new Depeche Mode "Precious" video.

Bob Pollard will produce the music for Steven Soderbergh's film, Bubble, and release an EP (#36 in the Fading Captain series for those of you keeping count) of the same name this September. Also on Pollard's radar is October's release of Suitcase 2, another hundred songs each with its own fictional band name (like the original Suitcase).

Conversational Reading asks: Adults Who Read Harry Potter: Yea or Nay?

While we are on the subject of Harry Potter, Edward Champion and Gwenda Bond each offer 18 fantasy authors each to read instead of J.K. Rowling.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats e-mails in an interview with Paste magazine.

"People have been accusing me of writing autobiography for years, so if I actually start doing so, a lot of people won’t even notice a switch has occurred."

Rhino will release a 16 track "best of" the 2004 Austin City Limits Music Festival disc on August 30th.

The tracklisting:

"Debaser," the Pixies
"Hands Down," Dashboard Confessional
"Darts of Pleasure," Franz Ferdinand
"Be Be Your Love," Rachael Yamagata
"Crazy Dream," Los Lonely Boys
"Walk in Jerusalem," Blind Boys Of Alabama
"It's the Nighttime," Josh Rouse
"Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl," Broken Social Scene
"Streets Are Callin'," the Neville Brothers
"Your Lies," Shelby Lynne
"The Day John Henry Died," Drive By Truckers
"Wheels," Cake
"The Way That He Sings," My Morning Jacket
"Alone Again Or," Calexico
"Brown Eyed Blues," Ben Harper
"First Tube," Trey Anastasio

In Seattle, poetry is the new rock and roll (according to the Seattle Weekly).

Seattle Weekly reviews Sufjan Stevens' new album, Illinois.

You have to love a website that compares soccers stars Luis Figo and Javier Saviola to Saul Bellow characters.

The Arcade Fire have bought a church in rural Quebec and plan to build a recording studio in it.

Get a free Oscar Mayer ringtone (I'd rather have a Wienermobile).

The New York Daily News reviews last night's Elvis Costello Central Park show.


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