Thursday, March 29, 2007

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Art Brut: 'It's a Bit Complicated'

Art Brut have announced the release of It's a Bit Complicated, the band's second outing and follow up to their critically acclaimed debut record Bang Bang Rock & Roll, arriving June 26 on the Downtown imprint, Pitchfork reports. While their debut record tackled subject matter such as little brothers, forming bands, and unsatisfactory weekends, It's a Bit Complicated's song titles -- including "Nag Nag Nag Nag", "Direct Hit", "Pump Up the Volume", "I Will Survive", "People in Love", "Sunday Evening", and "Post Soothing Out" -- hint at fresh perspective, hopefully with frontman Eddie Argos' sheer wit intact. Argos, having confessed to Pitchfork that It's a Bit Complicated will feature horns, also mentioned that the new album has him sounding "a little bit older. Even though I'm 27, I'd say I'm about 17 in the songs."

Tegan and Sara Ready 'The Con'

Canadian-born twins Tegan and Sara will release The Con, the follow up to 2004's critically acclaimed So Jealous, July 24 via Vapor/Sanctuary. The new album, co-produced by the twins and Death Cab for Cutie's musical renaissance man Chris Walla in Walla's Portland, OR recording studio, also features another Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr and four-string rhythms from AFI bassist Hunter Burgan and Rentals frontman (and ex-Weezer bassist) Matt Sharp.

Although complete details are yet-to-be confirmed, Tegan and Sara will hit the road this summer in support of The Con, playing a string of intimate performances in small venues during the month of July and August before a launching a tour of theatres nationwide in October.

The Con tracklisting:

1. "I Was Married"
2. "Relief Next to Me"
3. "The Con"
4. "Knife Going In"
5. "Are You Ten Years Ago"
6. "Back In Your Head"
7. "Hop A Plane"
8. "Soil, Soil"
9. "Burn Your Life Down"
10. "Nineteen"
11. "Floorplan"
12. "Like O, Like H"
13. "Dark Come Soon"
14. "Call It Off"

White Stripes Offer Puzzling Tune Script

With a mind boggling website post, it seems the White Stripes are attempting to morph a population of rockers into well-studied semantics scholars. As previously reported, Jack and Meg White have leaked details, including a complete tracklisting, for their forthcoming album Icky Thump to the band's official site, and now, mysterious and baffling descriptions, or haikus if you will, have popped up alongside the song titles. In addition, a giant crossword type word puzzle reigns atop the webpage, possibly as a key to deciphering the covert meaning of Icky Thumb, or possibly as the focus of an elaborate prank.

The perplexing post reads:

1. "Icky Thump" -- Well, you can't be a pimp and a prostitute too.
2. "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)" -- In some respects I suspect you've got a respectable side.
3. "300 M.P.H Torrential Outpour Blues" -- Sooner or later the ground's gonna be holding all of my ashes too.
4. "Conquest" -- The hunted became the huntress, the hunter became the prey.
5. "Bone Broken" -- They got a white pony in a stable and ride him when the doggie isn't able.
6. "Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn" -- The silver birches pierce through an icy fog, which covers the ground most daily.
7. "St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)" -- I'm looking upwards, who is here to greet me?
8. "Little Cream Soda" -- Well, every highway that I go down seems to be longer than the last one that I knew about, oh well.
9. "Rag And Bone" -- Bring out your junk and we'll give it a home.
10. "I'm Slowly Turning Into You" -- I dig your little laugh and I'm loving your quick wit.
11. "A Martyr For My Love For You" -- Maybe these ruby shoes are a little cumbersome for you.
12. "Catch Hell Blues" -- If you're looking for hot water, don't be shocked when you get burned a little bit.
13. "Effect And Cause" -- First you cause a train wreck, then you put me in traction?

Elvis Costello Compiles 'Best Of'

Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises is gearing up to release two retrospectives by singer/songwriter Elvis Costello. The greatest hits collection The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years and Rock and Roll Music, an assorted bag of previously unreleased tracks and b-sides compiled by the musician himself, both hit store shelves May 1. That same day, Costello's first eleven original albums will be made available for download exclusively via iTunes for 30 days before being issued to all digital music outlets. Interactive booklets featuring album art will also be included. As previously reported (read more), Elvis Costello and the Imposters will head out on a ten-date tour this May, hitting cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.

The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years tracklisting:

1. "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
2. "Alison"
3. "Watching the Detective"
4. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
5. "Pump It Up"
6. "Radio Radio"
7. "Accidents Will Happen"
8. "Oliver's Army"
9. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding"
10. "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down"
11. "High Fidelity"
12. "Clubland"
13. "New Lace Sleeves"
14. "Good Year for the Roses"
15. "Beyond Belief"
16. "Man Out of Time"
17. "Almost Blue"
18. "Everyday I Write the Book"
19. "Shipbuilding"
20. "Brilliant Mistake"
21. "Indoor Fireworks"
22. "I Want You"

Rock and Roll Music tracklisting:

1. "Lipstick Vogue"
2. "No Action"
3. "Big Tears"
4. "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
5. "This Year's Girl"
6. "Miracle Man"
7. "Pump It Up"
8. "Clean Money"
9. "Tiny Steps"
10. "Wednesday Week"
11. "Mystery Dance" (live)
12. "You Belong to Me" (live)
13. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding"
14. "Girls Talk"
15. "King Horse"
16. "Lover's Walk"
17. "Uncomplicated"
18. "Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?" (alternate version)
19. "Baby's Got a Brand New Hairdo"
20. "I Hope You're Happy Now"
21. "Tokyo Storm Warning"
22. "Welcome to the Working Week" (demo version)

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