Saturday, October 24, 2009

Quick News

He is a brilliant songwriter and story teller, and now Hold Steady front man Craig Finn will try his chops at screenwriting. That is right, we will be getting a film written by CRAIG FINN! Finn along with Late Show with David Letterman writer, Tom Ruprecht, will be adapting Chuck Klosterman's 2001 memoir Fargo Rock City. The story is about a heavy metal fan coming of age during his high school years in the 80's in North Dakota. Klosterman is set to produce.

Noel Gallagher has spoken to UK's Daily Mail about his solo project. This is the first time since August Noel has spoken to the press since the fall of Oasis at the end of August."I'm looking forward to doing my own thing, bringing out my own music," he said. "I'm glad that's what people want to hear. I am not thinking about much else, Oasis or Liam, I'm just having a good time." Noel had already started working on his solo project after the band's 2005 release Don't Believe the Truth and was going to wait till the end of the band's current Dig Out Your Soul Tour to begin working on this. Since the tour was cut short due to the break up, Noel is off to the studio to work on this record. Very excited he is still making music.

Defunct Seattle art-rockers Blood Brothers are set to reissue their back catalogue on CD and digital formats in the coming weeks. The CD versions will have B-sides, live cuts, and outtakes. I am hoping for vinyl reissues, but no word on that yet.

One in a while I need to pat myself on the back, and here is one of those occasions. One of the best music sites on the net has referenced and quoted my review of The xx at Apple Store, Brooklyn Vegan featured my review in on of their posts this past week. Take a look at it HERE. Thanks to the Vegan!

Hot Chip's Joe Goddard is set to release his first solo record. Goddard who is one of the key components in the electro British band, has been producing for Little Boots and is now ready to make his solo debut. The album, entitled Harvest Festival will be out next month via the band's Greco-Roman label. Take a look at the track listing below.
'Apple Bobbing'
'Tinned Apricot'
'Strawberry Jam'
'Go Bananas'
'Half-Time Oranges'
'Lemon & Lime (Home Time)'
'Tropical Punch'
'Sour Grapes'
'Pineapple Chunk'
'Mango Chutney'
'Coconut Shy'