I want to pass along some random pieces of news.
First, everyone should be familiar with Poptek Records from Dayton, Ohio. Not only do they release some great pop music, but Andy Ingram also sends out a song every month to subscribers of his mailing list. Sign up today.
Next, I have to talk about the new Flaming Lips album that comes out next week. (Am I the only one who ponders the antiquated notion of release dates in our post-Napster age?) A friend of mine gave the MP3s to me last week, and I love the album. Anyone who knows me should know that, although I own quite a few of their albums, I really don’t get into much of the Lips’ catalogue. Honestly, I’ve just always been more of a fan of Mercury Rev. That said, this new album, Embryonic, is amazing. The band is clearly not playing to the crowd on this one, the drums sound like trash and Wayne’s voice is treated as an instrument again. Anyway, I just want people to be aware of this super-cool limited edition release of the album with crazy artwork.
Last, I’ll just copy and paste from an e-mail that Jeff Cloud at Velvet Blue Music sent me about one of his new bands, The Langley Sisters (who will be featured in an upcoming episode of Radio Free Raytown). This release sounds like a must-have for us vinyl nerds who dig limited edition junk.
The Langley Sisters are three lovely, young ladies from London, who craft songs from a forgotten era. Their gorgeous string, horn, and piano sections should pretty much separate them from most everything else in your inbox today ! The single for the track “Queen Bee” will be a limited edition vinyl, each jacket numbered, on white vinyl, and will of course include a download code. We should also mention that the tracks were recorded and produced by the fabulous Mr. Ed Harcourt. Late October release.
See them on the road :
09/14 Glasglow @ King Tuts w/ Paloma Faith
09/15 Manchester @ The Ruby Lounge w/ Paloma Faith
09/17 London @ Scala w/ Paloma Faith
09/20 London @ Spice of Life
10/10 London @ The Hootenany