Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Thousand Goes to Eleven

Music 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.


At 12/10/2010 10:35 PM , OpenID spanghew said...

It probably isn't really Object 48...since in the interim, they've released 6 entries of the Legal Bootleg series, plus a DVD available to subscribers to that, uh, Object 55?

At 12/13/2010 6:52 AM , Blogger jonder said...

Meanwhile, the Fall is preparing Object 555...

At 1/01/2011 12:14 PM , Blogger NĂ˜ said...

Happy New '11, dear friend.

Received the disc & booklet you sent some time back. Just been too busy to say thanks. Remedied now.


At 1/03/2011 3:02 PM , Blogger ib said...

Greek Heavy Metal ? Well, alright. I'm all ears if not - like Mark E these days - teeth.

Happy New Year, jonder.

A confession. Our recent conversation regards names got me thinking. A certain amount of 'cribbing' on my part might have been involved... I opted for an 'i' in place of the 'y', added an 'o' for good measure. Also. Any literary precedent was entirely accidental.


At 1/04/2011 10:46 AM , Blogger jonder said...

An unprecedented name may be just as well or better, as there is no burden to live up to (or shadow to escape). But I wonder where you put the "o". Wherever it may be, it's a fine name, and I'm sure the wee bairn will grow into it. I wish him peace, prosperity, health and happiness.

Best wishes for the new year to my online friends: iB, Nathan, J2fs, and P-Cat. P.S. to Mr. Nothin: you're quite welcome, and I'm glad you got that time capsule from 30 years ago!


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