is on the new compilation Dugga Dugga Dugga, 14 interpretations
of Wire's "Drill" (others on the CD include Chris & Cosey, Ibrahim,
the Ex-Lion Tamers and more). Mail order-able from
update: Joerg Burger has ended his deal with Harvest/EMI and
is about to start a new label for Sony International called
Popular. The first releases will be a new Modernist 12", "Architainment,"
and a new pop-project called "Dolphin Square," both produced
by Burger... Wolfgang's still expanding his own minimal-techno-labels
Profan, Auftrieb and Kompakt, and running his Cologne record-store.
Apart from that he's about to release a Gas CD on Mille Plateaux,
early next year...These guys have a website now, check it
A few months back, LIZ PHAIR recorded some songs for
"Sessions," a public TV show hosted by David Byrne... and
it's about to air soon: Jan. 2 (or, in some places, Jan 3).
Liz setlist = the Johnny Feelgood, Polyester Bride, Mesmerizing,
6'1", What Makes You Happy. Check local listings or the Sessions
have just finished shooting a video for "Get Up," the first
single off their upcoming LP, The Hot Rock (due out in the
U.S. on Kill Rock Stars Feb 23; and on Matador Europe on Feb.
22) The video is directed by Miranda July... In Europe, The
Hot Rock will be proceeded by a double A side CD-only single,
"A Quarter To Three" and "Burn Don't Freeze."
Matador has signed a three-year deal with Keboyin Music Entertainment
Pan China, which means they'll be releasing all Matador titles
available for the Asian territories throughout China, Hong
Kong and Taiwan. (our deal with Bandai in Japan.) Hopefully
this will make it easier for more of our bands to tour over
Barbara Manning has her own website now. Enjoy.
Belle and Sebastian review at Amazon.com
A brief Pole
interview from the Open Circuit website
Bones Style Cat Power fan page
performances from the Fuji site in Japan:
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
is pleased to announce a new addition to the roster: POLE,
ne Stefan Betke, of Berlin. Signed to Kiff/PIAS in Europe,
we'll be licensing uncoming releases for North America. First
up will be CD 1 (released
in Europe last summer) and the vinyl equivalent, LP 1.
For the full story, see the
Pole bio and this
here little article from Jockey Slut.
We've also added some sound clips from Pole's CDEP 2, another
forthcoming Matador release, as well as a couple clips from
the forthcoming JEGA CD, Spectrum, due out in March next year.
(from CD 1)
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have recently made a major lineup reorganization and now have
4 new "noisicians" including members from Beme Seed and Connecticut
band Invaders From Sears.
Matador Europe new address alert:
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