February 6, 2001

Mark Eitzel - Returns to public prominence (!!)
Titles, dates and revealing photography will have to wait for a future update, but we can announce with undisguised glee that Mark Eitzel will be releasing a brand new studio recording on Matador in the spring of 2001. We can also confirm after weeks of denials, Mr. Eitzel will be appearing on Matador’s massive SXSW live event, taking place on March 17 (Austin Music Hall), appearing alongside Stephen Malkmus, Mogwai and the reunited Soft Boys. He’ll also be playing in London on March 1 alongside The Wisdom Of Harry at London’s Union Chapel, as part of Rough Trade’s 25th Anniversary concert series.

Stephen Malkmus — Network television is your best entertainment value
In the aftermath of the an incredibly well-received NYC solo debut last week, and with a mountain of press acclaim building up all over our offices, Stephen Malkmus will be bringing his mind and mouth to CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman.” Stephen and the Jicks will be playing on an early April telecast, and once we’re allowed to tell you the date (currently being kept secret for fear of provoking America’s enemies — they’d like nothing better than to take a shot at a respected youth icon and symbol of truth. And Stephen might be in danger, too) that’s exactly what we’ll do.

On April 10, we’ll be releasing a CD single of “Jenny & The Ess-Dog” along with non-album material. There’s been widespread speculation on what the 2nd single from this album might be, and now there can be widespread debate over whether or not this is the right choice. Hey, maybe you should start your own record label!

Arab Strap —
All of their songs are love songs. Sort of.
Love Detective,” the new single (in the UK at least) from the forthcoming Arab Strap album ‘The Red Thread,’ is available for download starting Tuesday, February 6th. The band are about to begin a brief UK tour, and with any luck, we’ll have North American dates to announce before long.

Tour Dates
Newly updated schedules for the Soft Boys, Mogwai, Stephen Malkmus, Mary Timony and other superstars are available now for your perusal. No dates in Peru, however.

Listening piled up:
Patrick Amory, Matador Records
1. Tony Hazzard “Sings Tony Hazzard” (CBS UK LP)
2. Marian Segal & Silver Jade “Fly On Strangewings” (DJM LP)
3. Elton John “Captain Fantastick & The Brown Dirt Cowboy” (MCA LP)
4. Mellow Candle “The Virgin Prophet” (Kissing Spell CD)
5. Bach Trio Sonatas played by E. Power Biggs (pedal harpsichord) (Columbia Masterworks CD)
6. Guided By Voices “Isolation Drills” (CDR)
7. Various “The History of UK Underground Folk Rock, Volume One” (Kissing Spell CD)
8. Peter and Gordon “Hot Cold and Custard” (Capitol LP)
9. The Roches “Keep On Doing” (WB LP)
10. Green Eyed God “Steel Mill” (Essex LP)

John Ashcroft, U.S. Attorney General
1. The Frogs - Hot Cock Annie
2. GG Allin & The Jabbers - Fuckin’ The Dog
3. Feederz - Jesus Coming In From The Rear
4. The Frantix - My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic
5. Circle Jerks - World Up My Ass
6. Aryan Disgrace - Box Set
7. Dead Boys - Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth
8. Willie D. - I Wanna Fuck Your Mom
9. The Genius - Stay Out Of Bars
10. U.S. Chaos - An Eye For An Eye
Honorable mention: TSOL - Abolish Government



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