CAT POWER is happening as well. BLOWING UP, I tell
you!!! And now we've got a new page up for her, Cat
Power Web which includes but is not limited to the following:
Quicktime and RealMedia versions of her new amazing "Cross
Bones Styles" video, lyrics
to Moon Pix, and a most excellent Index
Next week: sound clips from the upcoming JON SPENCER BLUES
EXPLOSITION record (due out Oct. 20), Acme. Stay
in your seats.
people, fire yourselves up. Matador is proud to announce that
we have signed the ARSONISTS of Bushwick (everything
good comes from Brooklyn).
computer stuff misses a lot, but these guys are amazing. Witness:
radio action! D-Stroy and Swel
on Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito's Hot 97 show.
Theme" from their third and
latest single, on Bobbito's Fondle
from first single on Fondle 'Em.
as-of-yet unreleased; Matador will release the 12" in January
We're now carrying two of the 12-inches in our mailorder dept,
"Venom/Seed" and "Blaze/Geembo's Theme/Flashback." These puppies
are $6 each, postpaid, from Matador Mailorder, 625 Broadway
12th fl NYC 10012. We don't have any firm release dates yet
but expect a compilation some time around February 1999. And
watch the upcoming releases page
for specifics. Freestyle from the Arsonists made a web page
for the group. Check
More exciting signing news: UNWOUND are officially
signed to Matador Europe (under license from Kill Rock Stars).
The first release will be a European reissue of Challenge
For A Civilized Society with one extra track. Later on
there will be a 25-track "greatest hits" compilation of sorts,
followed by new material.
Bailter Space have a great new CDEP, Photon,
on the Turnbuckle
label. A full-length, also on Turnbuckle, will be out around
the end of the year.
Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur have finished work on
a remix of CORNELIUS's "Star Fruits Surf Rider"....the
single is coming out in two different versions in the UK on
September 28. Both come as either a 12" or CD5 (no 7"). The
CD of no.1 has the "Star Fruits" radio edit, the Damon Albarn
remix, and "Star Fruits Blue" (the 12" has the single version
instead of the radio edit). The CD of no. 2 has the "Star
Fruits" single version, "Ball In Kick Off," and "Star Fruits
Green." (the 12" of this one is promo-only--not for sale--and
has the radio edit instead of the single version). Supposedly
if you play the blue and the green versions at the same time,
it sounds like you're wearing 3-D glasses, or something (?).
The single will be released in the U.S. in one form or another
in early 1999. I think.
Other singles to be on the lookout for: SOLEX with
"You're So Square" on one side of a split CD5/7" (with Laptop
on the flip), courtesy of Fierce Panda...and there's a 7"/CD5
of Sleater-Kinney's "Little Babies" b/w "I"m Not Waiting"
on Matador Europe.
Peel Session will air sometime between 8.40 and 10.30 Wednesday,
Sept. 23, in the UK. Our pals at Matador Europe are taking
bets to see how "Uncle John"(?) will refer to them this time
(you can't say fuck on the radio in the UK..although you can
on TV, for whatever reason). Last time he called them "feck"
in tribute to a now defunct British sitcom called Father Ted
that used that instead of "fuck." Oh, also the band will be
performing all new material.
It was reported last time that Barbara Manning's new lovely
was on Revolver Records, which, incidentally, does not exist.
is the label you want (distributed by Revolver).
Go to your local record store Tuesday and buy the new Cat
Power album (limit 5 copies).
quite sure what to say about the new CAT POWER video
but it's either the best video by a Matador artist or the
worst one. Whatever, it's messed up. And amazing. Chan Marshall
channels Madonna (think "Lucky Star") in "Cross Bones Style."
Comedy? Parody? Sickness? We're going to have the video up
in digitized web fashion in a couple of weeks. In the meantime,
a few photos.
Directed by Brett Vapnek, who in addition to doing Cat Power's
other video ("Nude as the News") has directed stuff for Helium
Rick Brown and Sue Garner from RUN ON are heading out
on tour with their other endeavors. Rick is one half of Les
Batteries (the other being Guigou Chenevier) and they have
a new album, Bell System on Rift Records. Sue will
be more or less playing solo stuff. Check
fifth LP, When My Blue Moon Turns Red Again, will be
out on In the Red shortly. Recorded in Los Angeles back before
Long Way Blues, our man Dave Martin swears this one is record
of the year, etc. Jon Wahl of Claw Hammer plays harmonica
AND SEBASTIAN have a track on upcoming soundtrack to The
Acid Houses, the new movie based on an Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting)
novel. The band is also considering re-doing the score to
the 70's film Car Wash... or is it that they plan on
working with ex-members of the Cars? oh, it is GUIDED BY
VOICES who are currently in Electric Lady w/ Ric Ocasek.
Fresh from Wigstock, Ric's previous work w/ La Peste and Bad
Brains proves that he is the man for GBV. No word if any super
models have been dropping by the session.
Flying Nun has just released a Clean tribute
album called God
Save the Clean that includes, among others, PAVEMENT,
GUIDED BY VOICES, and Matador escapee BARBARA MANNING.
Haven't heard this one yet but Barbara's new CD out on the
Communion label is a beaut. Recorded in New Zealand with luminaries
David Kilgour, Robert Scott, Chris Knox, Denise Roughan, etc.
etc., you'll want this one. Revolver (Communion's distribution
wing) has all the details right
Pere Ubu vocalist David Thomas recently performed with YO
LA TENGO on Scottish television. Thomas refered to YLT
as "my girls", which we can't really tell you much about.
But the same TV program featured a demonstration of some kinda
S&M furtniture (presumably not purchased at Ikea)
PHAIR will be on Rosie O'Donnell
on Friday, October 9. Write that down. No confirmation on
the Liz/Rosie duet of "Fuck And Run."
625 Broadway Celebrity Elevator Sighting of The Week: Heather
Matarazzo (Welcome To the Dollhouse, 54). Spotted by Russ
and Conrad. Russ wrote a poem about the experience:
Of The Sea, for Heather"
Conrad and I and two shipping guys
tuna sandwich nestled 'neath my arm
and you, but for one fleeting moment
catching wind of albacore, mayo, men
turned and left forever
Liz Phair article and Details',
Yo La Tengo's Annotated
Discography parts II and III. Stolen from a couple issues
of Yo La's Gazette.
Five Song by Song Discography and Pizzicato
Five Lyric Database. Now I don't have to worry about how
incomplete and out-of-date our P5 discography is!