Slant slyly calls the new Yo La Tengo "a bloated, overreaching long-player in the tradition of bloated, overreaching long-players like Sign O' The Times, Exile On Main Street, and London Calling."
Through Scottish arts project FunctionSuite, which joins artists and hospitals, The Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Edinburgh is showing the exhibition "... and other stories" through September 29th. It features alternative and comic drawings from Kimya Dawson, Daniel Johnston and others.
Mark Kozelek's book of lyrics, set lists, and other stuff, Nights of Passed Over, previously available only through Portuguese import, will be reissued stateside by ex-Low bassist Zak Sally's La Mano 21 imprint:
Mark Kozelek ( of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon) and La Mano will be co-publishing a book of his lyrics (and ephemera) called "Nights of Passed Over". This book was originally published in Portugal, with both English and Portuguese translations. We will, obviously, be releasing just english: however, mark will also be submitting new material unavailable in the previous edition: a new introduction, the lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's "Ghost of the Great Highway," additional handwritten lyrics and setlists. RHP and SKM fans take note-- this version will be revamped and expanded, easy to find, and will be available through us and our distros and Mark's Caldo Verde website. Mark is a great guy and one hell of a songwriter, and we're both honored and happy to be working with him on this book. Look for this to be released by January or February next year.