Up to now there were only 5 dates for the Swervedriver reunion tour. Well, now there are six. The regrouped band bring their juggernaut into town at Neumo’s on 26 May. I saw Swervedriver a few times back in the day and they never failed to bring it. I’ll be there with my Swervedriver t-shirt on (that’s lame I know, but that’s how excited I am about this show).
mp3: Swervedriver – Chateau In Virgina Waters (Mark Bolan/Tyrannosaurus Rex Cover)
Barsuk has put up an mp3 from the upcoming second album from Jim Noir. The eponymous album hits stores on 8 April. I was a fan of 2005’s bedroom psychelia Tower of Love, and this new song is a good omen for the new record. So no Mr. Noir, I’m not worried.
Fans of the late Monkey Swallows the Universe will be heartened to know that main Monkey Nat Johnson has posted a bunch of new demos to her myspace page. You may remember that MSTU went on indefinite hiatus last year after releasing the wonderful Casket Letters. Listening to these demos, it’s like they never broke up. Here’s me looking forward to a Nat Johnson solo album. Check her myspace for more songs and dates for her UK gigs throughout April.
mp3: Nat Johnson – Heart of Clay(demo)
You’ve probably heard about the new Curt Cobain Converse sneakers. But have you heard about Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan? It’s the A-side of a split single that excellent NYC band the Pains of Being Pure at Heart share with The Parallelograms. It’s limited to 300 copies, and with a song as catchy as the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have written, I’m betting that thing will sell out.