- Jens Lekman offers his personal end-of-summer mix of songs as a single 36mb mp3 download, including America and Ennico Morricone (via Pitchfork)
- The NYC restaurant I'm dying to dine at, Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction, is holding their first anniversary shindig tonight, featuring buckets o' talent including Laura Cantrell and comedians Eugene Mirman and Todd Levin (of the longtime net great tremble). iff strongly encourages NY denizens to go, nosh some deep fried mac 'n cheese and matzoh ball soup, and report back.
- Insanely great session-site Daytrotter posts a new Bonnie "Prince" Billy four-song set, along with Oldham banter. On "New Partner", he writes:
One of the most requested songs that I get to play, it wasn’t until this trip that I started to understand, from inside, why this is. To me, this was an exercise in writing. It takes parts of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” the Rolling Stones’ “Get Off of My Cloud,” both Willie’s and Elvis’s versions of “You Were Always On My Mind,” and the song “Tony” by D.C. Powers, as performed by Johnny Cash. On this trip, I understood it to be, somewhat disturbingly, about not not loving someone who you are not with.”
- Psycho Daises reviews Burn to Shine-Portland, calls Mirah's "The Light" "the oddest and most surprising performance on this disc, and one of the best."
- UK blogger Highway Five posts some excellent Mark Eitzel/American Music Club links, among them a recent Eitzel podcast, and incredibly, the entirety of AMC's classic Everclear for legit download. Eitzel recently posted a message to the Undertow boards on his new band, All the Lost Achors of the Pacific, who performed with him last week in SF.
- Punk-o-matic! DIY. (via DailyKos)