The Shins will release their highly anticipated third album, Wincing The Night Away, January 21/07 on Sub Pop. This is old information. Yesterday the Shin folks kindly gave the dogs a bone with this little morsel. If tracklistings only feed your anticipation then stay away. First single, Phantom Limb, will get an Itunes release November 14th and on disc the following week. I don't know if The Shins ever "changed my life." Certainly enriched it in some way though. Looking forward to this baby.
The Shins - Mine's Not A High Horse(Mp3)
Also, Jeff Tweedy decked a fan. When he was here in the Summer he seemed like such a fine upstanding lad. While it's not like Wilco and Mr. Tweedy are exactly scraping for press or accolades does anyone else agree that his songwriting is criminally underrated. For the level of talent his compositions show his level of fame should be more on par with that of a U2 or a Coldplay. Anyone?
Wilco - I Got You (At the end of the Century)(Mp3)
The Monday news cycle brought news (and later videos) of an altercation that Saddle Creek band, Two Gallants, had an altercation with the law in Houston that ended up in somewhat of a melee onstage and later on outside. Punches and accusations were thrown, several people were tasered (and I thought only resourceful teen detectives did that). In the end a few members of the opening bands spent a night behind bars. Pitchfork talks with Two Gallants' Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel who offer their account. Stereogum also reports. You can watch some fan videos of the action here and here.
Two Gallants - Las Cruces Jail(Mp3)
Two Gallants - Long Summer Day (Mp3)
Where's that Mp3 of Fuck Tha Police or I Fought The Law when you want to sonically drive the point home. Maybe its hanging out with our copy of Body Count's Cop Killer.