Monday News: Dizzee + EL-P, Dan Le Sac + Scroobius Pip, Death Cab + Chris Walla

  • Seattle’s Rock Lottery 4 has been announced over at Line Out. This fun and exciting event is all happening April 13th at Neumo’s. If you don’t already know, here’s how it works: a grip of local Seattle musicians’ names are put into a hat (a sacred hat) by RL organizer Chris Weber. Then, 25 are drawn randomly, and those 25 meet up at 10am on the day of the show they are to perform. By 10pm, they have formed 5 bands and written a few songs, which they have ready to perform live! Last year’s performers included Damien Jurado, Dave Terry (Aqueduct), Jen Wood, Charles Leo Gebhardt (The Catheters), Levi Fuller, Eric Elbogen (Say Hi) and too many more to list (but check here). As a strict rule, no one can be involved twice, so send Rock Lottery your suggestions of which local musicians you would like to see.
  • Death Cab For Cutie has announced the tracklist for their new record, Narrow Stairs, which will come out May 13th on Atlantic Records. Prepare to have your heart tugged by 11 new, albeit “really weird” songs. For more DCFC news, check The Seattle Weekly for an interview with Chris Walla. Be sure to pick up his solo record, Field Manual, which is out now.
  • Florida buzz band Black Kids will be touring the U.S. this Spring with a scheduled appearance in Seattle! (April 30th @ Neumo’s) On Pampelmoose, Dave Allen (Gang of Four) has an interesting take on the inevitability of Black Kids’ rise to the top.
  • Our fine Canadian friends The Constantines have a new record in the can. It’s been a while since Sup Pop released Tournament of Hearts in 2005. This time, Arts & Crafts will release Kensington Heights, due on record store shelves April 15th if you’re Canadian and April 29th here in the U.S.
  • While we’re talking about new and much anticipated records, a track from the new Tapes n’ Tapes record Walk It Off has made its way onto iPods of blog editors worldwide. The new track is called Hang Them All. The ever-controversial Dave Fridmann (Low, Flaming Lips) was behind the controls on this one.

Tapes n’ Tapes – Hang Them All (MP3)

  • I for one am excited to see that Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip are playing Coachella. They’ll be on tour leading up to it although mostly in the U.K. But for those in and around New York (March 11th @ Bowery Ballroom), Chicago (March 12th @ The Empty Bottle), San Francisco (March 16th @ Cafe du Nord), LA (March 17th @ The Roxy Theatre), you are in luck. Why Seattle gets left out of this market is beyond me… (Note to DLSVSP’s booker: Seattle makes a pleasant detour between the Windy City and Fogtown!)
  • If you thought Def Jux’s April release of Dizzee Rascal‘s Maths + English was the end of it, you would be wrong. Dizzee and (Def Jux mogul) El-P are hitting the road together for what El-P thinks “should be an insane experience.” Both of these guys have been on air in KEXP’s studios as well (Dizzee/El-P), but this is the first time 2007’s M+E gets a hardcopy release in the U.S. Thanks to Pitchfork for the heads up on this one.
  • Here’s this weeks talk show line ups:
    • Monday – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on Letterman
    • Tuesday – The Hives on Leno; Herbie Hancock on The View
    • Wednesday – Foo Fighters on Letterman; Ziggy Marley on The Late Late show
    • Thursday – John Fogerty on Leno; Black Mountain on Conan
    • Friday – Herbie Hancock on Leno
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  1. randy
    Posted February 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip are also going to be at SXSW.

  2. Posted February 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    So they are! Good to know!

  3. Posted February 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Here’s the info that just went up on their myspace:

    3/13/2008 10p
    NME SXSW Showcase @ Wave rooftop

    3/14/2008 8p
    Rob Da Bank SXSW Showcase

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