- Those of you who desire your lullabies sang by a former professor with a magnificent beard will be happy to know that Kiss Each Other Clean, the newest album from Sam Beam a.k.a. Iron & Wine, is set for release in early 2011. Until then, your cat’s mane and purring will have to suffice.
- David Bowie has recently made the threat/promise to resurrect 80s disaster, Tin Machine, if fans buy up his latest solo reissue of Station to Station. The beefed up reissue in its many incarnations is due September 28th.
- Just because they know you’ll buy them, Broken Social Scene‘s predecessor, KC Accidental, will be receiving the reissue treatment as the band’s two EPs, Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub and Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills, will be smooshed into one convenient package October 26th from venerable Canadian outlet, Arts & Crafts.
- Because we can’t stop discussing the merits of Surfer Blood, maybe KEXP should get a bit of credit to this bit of news: Surfer Blood is Warner Bros. bound. Here they are performing “Floating Vibes” live on KEXP during Bumbershoot on Labor Day weekend:
- Leave it to a Japanese label to slap a recently uncovered 1977 collaboration between Arthur Russell and Allen Ginsberg onto a limited edition 10-inch. Save your Yen and buy it via Press Pop October 16th.
- The second edition of Excalator Fest is set for October 22nd and 23rd, with Moon Duo, Edibles (Dewey Mahood of Plankton Wat and Eternal Tapestry), and Climax Golden Twins among the first acts confirmed for the psychedelic fest.
- Not a lot going on during late night talk shows this week. The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers showcases his debut solo album on two different nights. Beyond that it’s mostly repeats, with highlights including Janelle Monae, Surfer Blood, and Black Lips.
Monday, September 13
Jay Leno: Brandon Flowers
Carson Daly: Janelle Monae (R)
Tuesday, September 14
Jimmy Kimmel: Brandon Flowers
Carson Daly: Black Lips (R)
Tavis Smiley: Bettye LaVette
Wednesday, September 15
Carson Daly: Surfer Blood (R)
Thursday, September 16
Tavis Smiley: John Mellencamp
Friday, September 17
David Letterman: V.V. Brown (R)
Jimmy Fallon: Jason Ritter