Matthew Sweet, Velvet Crush, John Doe, Peter Case and others are contributing to the soundtrack for the retro-sexy flick Camp Burlesque, on Rick Menck's new Birdsong Records label early next year. Speaking of Menck and Velvet Crush, the Tower I plundered tonight (60% off pop/rock!) literally had about five dozen copies of minor power-pop classic Free Expression, and similar numbers of other Bobsled releases from the Chamber Strings and the Waxwings. Did some Tower buyer think these would be blockbusters circa 2000?
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Secretly Canadian has quietly put up a new track from Richard Swift, a songwriter with a classic Brill Building bent; think a less ostentatious Rufus Wainwright. "Kisses From the Misses" is from his sophomore release Dressed Up for the Letdown, due in February.
MP3: Richard Swift - Kisses for the Misses