Monday News: Hard Sell DVD Release, Dr. Nick Cave, new Mates Of State album


  • A while back, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist came through Seattle together on what they called “The Hard Sell Tour.” If you missed it, fear not. Pitchfork leads the way to the DVD release of The Hard Sell at the Hollywood Bowl. It includes the whole live show plus a lot of behind the scenes footage and all that other cool stuff. Here’s a little taste:


  • PETA supported duo, Mates of State, have a fifth full length record coming out May of this year. Husband and wife team of Kori Gardener and Jason Hammel are calling this one Re-Arrange Us. According to Spaceland it’s going to have a cover you can — you guessed it — re-arrange into eight different combinations. Apparently, their sound this time is rearranged with less organ and more different sounds than we’re used to. Feel free to check them out at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival on May 25th, just down I-90 at the Gorge. Here’s the track list:
    1. Get Better
    2. Now
    3. My Only Offer
    4. The Re-Arranger
    5. Jigsaw
    6. Blue and Gold Print
    7. Help Help
    8. You Are Freev
    9. Great Dane
    10. Lullaby Haze

  • Last week, I mentioned that Quincey Jones had received a doctorate from the UW. This isn’t such a rare occurrence, it seems. Nick Cave (The Bad Seeds and Grinderman) has just received his own degree, which Drowned In Sound is calling his “Doctorama” in reference to the 2003 Bad Seeds album, Nocturama. Caulfield Campus of Monash University has awarded Mr. Cave with an honorary title, Doctor of Laws. Well done, Nick, well done.
  • And did anyone happen to catch the Stephen Malkmus interview on Fox News? It was on the late night show Red Eye on Fox News Saturday night. If you taped it get it up on Youtube, the rest of us want to see. Thanks Matablog for the screen shot:

  • Nine Inch Nails (and Radiohead and Wilco for that matter) has been hinted at headlining Lollapalooza 2008. They recently announced a summer tour with a funny little gap in their itinerary, right around the beginning of August where they will be pretty darn close to Chicago already. Could the rumors be true? If so, what are we to think about the Radiohead and Wilco part? We’ll find out April 7th, when the line up for Lollapalooza is officially released.
  • Anti- Records artist Jolie Holland will be playing weekly this April in Brooklyn, NY. Says Anti-:
  • “Shows on April 16th, 23rd and 30th will contain both material from earlier lauded albums Catalpa, Escondida and Springtime Can Kill You, as well as material from her yet-untitled release, due out later this year. On the 30th, Holland will be accompanied by guitarist Marc Ribot, acclaimed for his work with the likes of Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett and John Zorn.”

  • And finally, this week’s notable talk show appearances:
    • MondayMoby on Conan
    • TuesdayCat Power on Letterman, The B-52’s on Leno, Carbon/Silicon on Conan
    • WednesdayNorah Jones on Letterman, Ani DiFranco on Leno, Kylie Minogue on the Late Late Show, R.E.M on The Colbert Report, and Harry Belafonte on Travis Smiley.
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One Comment

  1. nicole
    Posted April 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this… I will definitely set my tivo for norah’s appearance on letterman tonight. sooooo excited to see her in My Blueberry Nights this friday. I already have the soundtrack – it’s amazing!

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