Thursday, May 1, 2008

Retunring to the Fold/ Micro-News on May Day
We pulled back into town last weekend, but it's taken me a few days to get back in the swing of things. It's never easy to return from a vacation and this week is no exception. I have a few minutes to spare so I thought I'd take the opportunity to get some fresh content posted.

The Hold Steady will release Stay Positive the follow up to Boys and Girls in America on July 15th via Vagrant Records. I am looking forward to checking this out once it drops in my favorite record shop this summer. Craig Finn took to writing the press release for new record. "A great American philosopher named D. Boon once said 'our band could be your life.' I think that is true. But 'your life could be our band' is also a true statement. I know this because we have lived it. These are our lives. These are your lives. This is our fourth record. Stay Positive."

Clinic will play The Paradise with support from Shearwater here in Boston on May 9th. The band is touring in support of there recently released Do It issued by Domino Records. Speaking of Domino they have an album sampler of Do It on there site. You know, so you can hear it before you plunk down the cash for it. I have to admit they lost me on the last couple of albums, but Do it returns to the excellence of there debut album.
Do It Preview

During my week away I had the chance to spend some time with a recently released yet neglected album. Neon Neon's Stainless Style is collaboration between Super Fury Animal Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip. The 1980's have returned and Neon Neon have knocked off New Order as the kings of synth pop.


March to the Sea said...

wouldn't the hold steady be on the 15th (in the states?)

Clinic..i'll pass..the first 2 were enough for me and I NEVER listen to em.

Evil Speakers said...

i think your right.
you fact checker!