Two Thousand Goes to ElevenMusic bloggers everywhere are busy compiling their year-end lists and holiday mixtapes. Humbug, I say. I'm already looking forward to the records that are coming out next year. High Tension Wires will release their third album, "Welcome New Machine", in February on the Dirtnap label. High Tension Wires are three Marked Men plus a Riverboat Gambler.
Wire will release Object 48 on December 20, 2010, a full length called Red Barked Tree. The Duke Spirit releases a new EP entitled "Kusama" on December 21, followed by a new album, "Bruiser", in early 2011.
Three new demos from Future of the Left have surfaced online. The band lost its bassist last year, and is now a quartet. No news on a release date or a label. Wye Oak has released an mp3 of a new song, "Civilian". It's the title track of the Baltimore duo's third album, which Merge Records will release on March 8, 2011.
And for those who feared the Fall might have made their last album, good news comes from Marquis Smith, who promises that at least one of the next batch of songs will sound like "Greek heavy metal".
This seems like a good time to repost "I Heart MAO Inhibitors", my favorite song by High Tension Wires.