Thursday, September 3, 2009

Headlines! Conor Oberst, Thom Yorke and more

Welcome to the blog, for those of you who wandered over here from Tim McMahan's lazy-i. Thanks to Tim for linking to the blog and my Twitter. Go ahead and peruse the blog and leave comments where you wish. I like getting feedback.

Anyway, today has been a day full of interviews, edits and writing. I'm mostly working on stuff relating to the Beatles remasters coming next week and next week's GO section (comedian Rodney Carrington, Gaslight Anthem and Pains of Being Pure at Heart).

In this week's GO, I have a story on Matt & Kim and a short thing on pop-punk group Straight Outta Junior High's CD release.

Anyway, onto the headlines!

• Radiohead's Thom Yorke released two new songs. In the official e-mail I got, he wrote, "'FeelingPulledApartbyHorses' is written & played by Jonny and I and is a radical rework of an old tune that's been kicking around without a home since 2001? i think. 'The Hollow Earth' is a bass menace that was born out of the Eraser period but needed a little more time."

• At Outside Lands last week, the guy from Deerhunter didn't know who Conor Oberst was. Apparently he said "Oh, you mean Bright Eyes?" after a fan clued him in. Good work, dude.

• Speaking of, a bearded Conor alluded to the Mystic Valley Band being done with during the group's two sets at Outside Lands. (Here's another short review.) Does he mean the end of the band forever? It is the last date on the tour, so he might have meant "for now." But, it's possible he's done with the MVB. He does have Monsters of Folk album and tour coming in a few weeks. Then presumably he'll record for next year's Bright Eyes album and do a tour or two for that. We'll see.

• I mentioned Say Anything yesterday. Well, frontman Max Bemis played some acoustic tunes for Spin, including a new track.

• Tim Kasher from Cursive did some acoustic songs for The Tripwire's Backyard music thing.

TV on the Radio is taking some time apart. It appears they're keeping pretty busy though. Kyp Malone is going on tour as Rain Machine and the rest are up to other projects.

• Today's "it's not related to music" feature: There's a trailer up for the new "Boondock Saints" movie. Probably won't be as good as the original, but I'm still stoked.

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