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Wait for it… wait for it…

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I’m not sure how much longer I can stand waiting for this album.  It’s killing me.

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Music For Men

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It’s official!  The new Gossip album, Music For Men, is out in June!  This pleases me.  It was produced by Rick Rubin… which makes me slightly nervous.  I’m sure it will be fantastic, unless he has turned them in an over-produced hit factory that radio will overplay and ruin me on the band forever.  That might damn near kill me.  Fingers are crossed.

Tour dates are apparently being announced soon also, and rumor has it they are playing the Capitol Hill Block Party this summer in Seattle… with, Sonic Youth!  I think I might pass out.  I’m there.

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Black Hearted Love

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I’m totally loving the lead track, “Black Hearted Love“, off the new PJ Harvey & John Parish record, A Woman A Man Walked By.  A lot.

I’m just not so sure about the video…

Thoughts?

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The Dead Weather

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The Dead Weather

Just when I thought today was the shittiest day ever, this new little band rolled in to my life and made all the bullshit from earlier in the day completely disappear.  And gave me something new to obsess over.

Jack White has enlisted the help of Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age, Jack Lawrence from The Raconteurs (I liked him better in The Greenhornes!) and… wait for it… Alison Mosshart from The Kills to form The Dead Weather.

Oh. Dear. God.  I’m all over this.  They plan on releasing their first album, Horehound, in June… and rumor has it they are planning a tour to support it.  I’ll throw a fit if there is no Portland date on the tour, but I will live.  Only because I already have a date planned with my girl, Alison, in May.  Otherwise, it would get ugly.

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The Bachelor

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I’m kind of on the fence with Patrick Wolf.

I can’t listen to any of his records in their entirety, but for some reason I can’t stay away.  Some of his stuff is totally brilliant, but the other stuff irritates me and kind of embarrasses me to listen to at times.  His new album The Bachelor will be out later this year, and I have to say… I am kind of excited for it.  A little hesitant, but excited.

I appreciate the risks he takes with each release and the ability to cross through multiple styles/genres.  The Bachelor sounds like it will continue along the same lines… only this time he’s dipping his hands in the hardcore pot.  There’s even a self-described “metal track” on the record!  This intrigues me.  But what intrigues me even more about this album is the guest appearance from Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton.  What?  Who saw that one coming?

While I think the pairing is a little strange, it sort of makes perfect sense.  I mean, if you think about it… they’re basically the same person.  Both are British, seem frighteningly intelligent, a little weird… OK, really weird… sort of have the same hair, and when I found these eerily similar photos of the two, well… it sort of creeped me out.

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It’s Blitz… I think?

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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

…the new YYY’s album will be out sometime this Spring!  The band recently announced the title of their third record with the help of some of some furry little friends… but I’m not trusting the news completely just yet.

According to three little chicks in a bowl of popcorn and a bloody raccoon named Geronimo, the album will be called:  ‘It’s Blitz‘.  Or maybe it’s just ‘Blitz‘?  Or ‘It’s Blitz!‘ or ‘Blitz!‘.  So simple, yet so ambiguous.  You never really know with these guys.  Remember back in 2006 or so when everyone thought their second full length release was going to be called, ‘Coco Beware‘?  It ended up being released as ‘Show Your Bones‘.  Beware, indeed.  Clearly they have a decent sense of humor.

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