“Getting Up and Leaving”
“Getting Up and Leaving” is the name of an unreleased Pinkerton-era song from the soon-to-be-released deluxe version. It’s also a knee-jerk reaction old Weezer fans have when hearing their new albums. HA HA. NOT FUNNY. Hear you me.
• Weezer: http://www.weezer.com
“Corpse in the Wildflowers”
Constellation is back with a new, presumably excellent series called “Musique Fragile.” Each volume contains limited-to-500 3CD or 3LP packages, with three screenprinted posters and three sets of three “artcards.” The first volume contains full-length albums by Les Momies de Palerme, Khôra, and the dude you hear via the Chocolate Grinder player above: Nick Kuepfer. Read more about the series here, pre-order the album here, and wait for it to ship on November 1. FYI: the whole process works best if you have a place to live, the capability of playing music, and the ability to hear it.
• Constellation: http://cstrecords.com
“Winnie Cooper’s Bones”
Winter Drones, the moniker of Hush Arbors’ guitarist Leon Dufficy, released its debut album, Blood in the Coffin, earlier this year on cassette via micro-label Sexbeat Records. Haven’t heard of it? Well, that’s where Weird Forest comes in: the Sacramento label is giving the newly remastered-by-Pete-Swanson album a wider release come December, and as everyone knows, anything remastered by Pete Swanson (formerly of Dogville Yellow Swans, by the way) is, at the very least, worth listening to.
A follow-up full-length is due sometime in 2011 on Weird Forest.
“The Merry Barracks”
Deerhoof are back: the group’s new album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, is due January 25 on their new label, Polyvinyl Records. Traitors! JK!