Forget fooling around all over town with Gene Hackman; Julie Doiron's new cover of Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard", exclusively downloadable at Pitchfork, is more like tent time with Luke Wilson. "Well I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm going/taking my time but I don't know where" fits Doiron's typically slow, sweet presentation better than you'd expect. Get ready to get sleepy and nostalgic...for Julio.
Doiron's new album Woke Myself Up is out on Jagjaguwar January 23rd, and the Jag have posted this track.
MP3: Julie Doiron- No More
In other "on Pitchfork"/Paul Simon-cover-related news, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone covers "Graceland" in typical CFTPA style. I may be one of the few that actually doesn't know the original, so this probably comes off as a bit different to me than you at first blush (i.e. a slightly more emotive CFTPA song). It's on a limited-edition 7" you can get at Rococo Records, along with 2 other non-LP tracks.
MP3: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Graceland
Badman reports that the new Innocence Mission album will be officially released on March 13th, with copies available off their website in February. No songs or other info posted yet, but stay tuned.
Next week (or so): best albums, reissues, songs of the year.