“Introduction” to Bicycle Diaries
Ever wonder what David Byrne is thinking about when he’s riding his bike? Of course you have. That’s why you purchased his hardback book, Bicycle Diaries, last year. But do you ever wonder what it’d sound like to have Byrne read chapters from his book to you? Me neither, but Byrne has made a little podcast of the book’s introduction for free anyway, and it’s pretty fucking sweet.
The audiobook can be purchased in full or by individual chapters starting September 28.
Arc in Round
Philadelphia’s Arc in Round is the unsigned recording project headed by Jeff Zeigler, who also runs Uniform Recording studio and has twisted knobs for albums by Kurt Vile and The War on Drugs. An EP and LP will soon shoot down the ladder; “Spirit” is the first single from the former.
Belle and Sebastian
Webisode: “I Want the World to Stop” and “I Didn’t See It Coming” / “Write About Love”
Click here and you’ll find Belle and Sebastian’s first official webisode to promote their forthcoming album, Write About Love. (Didn’t want to embed such a high-quality video in this dinky little area.) It includes performances of “I Want the World to Stop” and “I Didn’t See It Coming,” two of my three favorite songs off the album because I’ve only heard three songs off the album. The title track is the third, and it’s available above or as a download below if you sign up for Belle and Sebastian’s mailing list. Write About Love is due October 12 on Matador
Clinic will release Bubblegum, their sixth album, on October 5 through Domino. Now you are “aware.” HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!
Chocolate Grinder Mix 37
“In Deep & Ant Mew Sick”
Electronic music may be my first love, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the rich variety and engrossing lyricism rock has to offer. From Oy’s tale of overcoming fears to take a wizz in the middle of the night and The Fugitives’ detailed investigation of their apartment building society to Woodpigeon’s heart-wrenching survival of a broken relationship and a selection from Anaïs Mitchell’s engrossing acoustic rock opera, “In Deep & Ant Mew Sick” is as much a collection of short stories as it is a mix tape. This mix is just as interesting musically as it is lyrically, though, featuring everything from toe-tapping, banjo-driven folk to offbeat, psychedelic synth pop.
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]