Some more cool radio interviews this week:

Dan and Corey will be live on Toronto’s Commercial Alternative Powerhouse 102.1 The Edge (us old timers still call it CFNY) this Friday around 6:15 PM to talk about their alleged careers and their “big Toronto show” at C’est What? (also this Friday, starting around 10 PM, with Noyan Hilmi of Five Blank Pages representing for the 905).

This is been a serious life-long dream of Bryk’s, as they will chat with Toronto indie music icon Dave Bookman, and have promised not to swear as much as they do on their records. CFNY has a live stream for you out-of-towners.

Dan will also be the interview guest of Shelagh Rogers(!) on CBC Radio One’s Sounds Like Canada this Friday morning at 10 AM EST. Tune in across Canada on CBC Radio One, or listen on the internets.

Through the elfin magic of ISDN (we prefer to think it’s “the pixies”), Dan sat down at WUNC’s studios in Chapel Hill and had a nice chat with Shelagh, who’s in Vancouver. How cool is that?

Other Landis news: in a match that seems blatantly obvious yet wonderfully apropos, Upright Citizens Brigade theater in L.A. is using Corey’s demo for See You Next Tuesday as the opening theme for their show of the same name. Go check out their great shows (some of which are FREE).

The song will be re-recorded for Corey’s next record, due “around the same time Christ the Lord returns.” He said it, we supplied the gratuitous link.

For now, check it out over at Corey’s site.

Shhhhh… do you hear it? That sweet sound?

That’s Corey Landis’ Self-Titled (some might even call it eponymous) record, which is finally, quietly available through the intercession of those endless tubes of commerce we call the interweb.

Listen first, then buy over at CD Baby

Download it from the iTunes

Or just get it at with the rest of your gold box items.

It’s been over a year in the making, and it’s easily Corey’s best sounding record of his strongest batch of songs. We know everyone says that, but this time it’s true. Like a Long Beach circus carney might shout, “ladies and gentlemen, we have a WINNER!”

Feauring Corey’s piano in the forefront of simple, acoustic arrangements, the record evokes the darkly humorous and off-kilter west coast albums of the ’70s (the “good old days”, right?) singer-songwriter era (Randy Newman’s “Sail Away”, Tom Waits’s “Small Change”, Elton John’s self-titled album, etc.) with both feet planted firmly in a thoroughly dystopian El Lay of the present.

Corey Landis (the album, not the person) features wonderful string and woodwind arrangements by film composer Joey Newman (of the same Newman film-scoring dynasty as Lionel, Alfred, Thomas, and most tellingly, Randy) and was mixed by Greg Hayes (Warren Zevon, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen) at historic–and now defunct–Signet Sound, former home of Motown West.

Read more about it here or at Corey’s spiffy new website.

Yes, literally in the studio.

Check out this super cool footage of Corey and arranger Joey Newman putting a string section through their paces. It kind of reminds us of that studio footage of Short People from the Little Criminals DVD by Joey’s cousin Randy

Corey’s new album, currently titled Corey Landis drops in 2007.