Tuesday, August 29, 2006


  • The Pernice Brothers just posted three songs from their upcoming album, Live a Little, in streaming audio: "Somerville" (also available to download), "Cruelty to Animals", and "Grudge Fuck 2006" (an update of the classic Scud Mountain Boys track they often pull out in concert). I'm liking what I hear so far. Also, don't forget to pre-order the record and get an exclusive 17-track bonus CD, autographed by Joe!
  • David Byrne is hosting a night of freak-folk at Carnegie Hall on February 2nd, to feature Devendra Banhart, Vashti Bunyan, Vetiver, Adem, and CocoRosie (via Brooklyn Vegan).
  • An interview with Dave Bazan (ex-Pedro the Lion), whose debut solo EP Fewer Moving Parts I've been spinning a lot (also via Brooklyn Vegan).
  • Canadian magazine Exclaim! talks to indiefolkforever favorite Chad Vangaalen (via Chromewaves).
  • Metacritic roundup: Lambchop's Damaged, 82; M Ward's Post War, 80; Mountain Goats' Get Lonely, 74; Eric Bachmann's To The Races, 70; Chad VanGaalen's Skelliconnection, 67.
  • Kimya Dawson gives birth! (via the can't-miss Celebrity Babies Blog)
  • indiefolkforever hears...Vic Chesnutt reportedly gave an unannounced concert in Athens this afternoon for the benefit of a graduate student writing his dissertation on ... Vic Chesnutt. Previously, Chesnutt talked to AZNightBuzz about playing the upcoming 21st birthday festival at the historic Hotel Congress in Tucson Sept. 1-3. The show will also feature Centro-Matic, Eric Bachmann, John Doe, Richard Buckner, and a bunch more.

MP3: M Ward - To Go Home (from Post War; via Pop Matters; highly reccommended)
MP3: Tara Jane O'Neil - Blue Light Room (from her new In Circles; also via Pop Matters)

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