It’s just a few days until my big album launch show on Thursday night (November 6th) at The Rivoli in Toronto.
This is the only scheduled local show, and surely the only show I’ll do with a band and a string quartet for a long time, so you really don’t want to miss it.
The album comes out tomorrow (Tuesday the 4th) all over North America. Theoretically, you can buy it in any bricks and mortar record store in North America, but in reality, if you like to support your local record store (and I love you if you do), you’ll probably have to order it. Just tell the store that the album is distributed by Darla (in the States) or F.A.B. (if you’re in Canada).
If you want to order the CD online, there are many options. Our own Popsicle Webshop has the CD and LP versions of the album as well as the Come Tomorrow 45/DVD/hidden download package. Not Lame is a long-time favourite vendor of superlative pop music, as is KoolKatMusik. You can also buy the CD at the ubiquitous CD Baby, and if you’re in Japan, Apple Crumble Records and Fastcut Records both carry the CD and the Come Tomorrow 45/DVD.
If you like to click and download, every major seller of zeroes and ones carries the album, including itunes, amazon, emusic, and rhapsody, and you’ll be able to download the booklet as a PDF file as soon as lukejackson.com goes live (any day now!)
Luke Jackson‘s second UM release …And Then Some will be our very first release on glorious half-speed mastered, 180-gram audiophile 12″ vinyl, in a snazzy gatefold sleeve of naked children traipsing about Dunluce Castle… no, wait, that’s Houses of the Holy. But we can assure you it has a photo of the world’s most photogenic labrador retriever.
…And Then Some’s lead-off single “Come Tomorrow” will be available as a fetching 7-inch vinyl single (also in a gatefold sleeve!) with a bonus DVD of the song’s music video to boot.
Both are released in association with Luke’s own Popsicle Recordings, with whom we also released Favorita, the self-titled, posthumous debut album by the nineties Swedish pop phenoms of the same name.
No coincidence, then, that Favorita frontman Magnus Börjeson (of the much beloved Beagle and more recently Metro Jets) is the bassist on Luke’s new record, which was recorded in Sweden with pop wünderkind Christoffer Lundquist…
Urban Myth is proud to announce digital reissues of O Glee and Mr. Fedora, two classic albums by celebrated Canadian songwriter/poet Jason Camlot.
Recorded in San Francisco and Montreal, and originally issued on cassette by Camlot’s own Tonguespoon Music, O Glee (1994) and Mr. Fedora (1995) are two prime examples of Camlot’s formidable songwriting and intense, compelling solo performance.
Jason will be reading from his new book of poetry The Debaucher (Insomniac Press) and performing songs old and new (accompanied by Kenny Smilovitch) at Pages bookstore/café in Montréal this Thursday, August 7th at 8pm.
Pages: 3255 rue Saint-Jacques at Atwater, Montréal.
Jason Camlot’s previous poetry collections include Attention All Typewriters (2005), The Animal Library (2000, an A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry finalist), and Lines Crossed Out (2005), a limited edition chapbook with illustrations by Canadian artist Betty Goodwin. His poems and articles have appeared in such journals and anthologies as New American Writing, Court Green, Queen Street Quarterly, Rampike, Matrix, Poetry Nation (Véhicule), Book History, English Literary History, and Postmodern Culture. He is an Associate Professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal.
Dan Bryk’s long-threatened Pop Psychology takes a few steps away from myth this week. In the past month, Bryk has mixed 6/11ths of the album at his Flabby Road abode, finalized the cover art and even settled on a track listing.
Bryk insists that the album, five years in the making (even accounting for some large periods of procrastination and uh, suicidal ideation) will be finished by the end of the month because “I have to return some audio gear to its rightful owners before they send people over to the house to fuck me up.”
Here’s the cover:
Here’s the track listing:
1. Treat o’ the Week 2. Discount Store 3. The Next Best Thing 4. Apologia 5. Horizons, In My Way 6. City Of… 7. I Won’t Make That Mistake Again 8. My Own Worst Enemy 9. Street Team 10. My Alleged Career 11. Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Can Still Make You Cry
Here’s everything else we know about the record (according to Bryk):
Quoth the N&O’s David Menconi: “There is much to admire about Bull City, particularly ex-Dillon Fence drummer Scott Carle’s time-keeping, guitarist John Kurtz’s effortless playing and the overall level of songcraft. But the most impressive part is how well the pieces fit together on Bull City’s debut mini-album, ‘Guns & Butter,’ a mixture of jingle-jangle catchiness and blues-rock whomp…”
Read the rest of the review, watch a video interview, listen to a pair of tracks from Guns & Butter or just download the nifty wallpaper pictured above at the N&O site
And speaking of late reviews, Lee Feldman‘s 2007 platter I’ve Forgotten Everything received the prestigious Five Bagels (with whitefish) rating in a lengthy review at Lucid Culture yesterday.
“Impeccably and tersely produced, this album has cult classic written all over it. Shame on us for taking so long to review it. Five bagels. With whitefish. Because its full of mercury and makes you forget everything.”Read more…
(See, we didn’t make that particular ratings metric up.)