Sunday, June 8, 2008

End of the Week

We have reached the end of another week and have lots of stuff floating around in our mailbox that we've been meaning to post about The first, and probably the thing most readers will love our hate the most is a terrific Elvis Costello contest.

The new record - Momofuko (stream it here) - is surprisingly consistent and enjoyable. Like most records from seasoned pros, critics are saying it channels old Elvis, but regardless, it's a solid listen. To be honest after all I've read about it, I think Frank actually said it perfectly when he described the effort thusly,
"Momofuku feels much like a blend of those two records - the sonics recall The Delivery Man's rootsiness while the songwriting aspires to the ranginess of Cruel - and yet it's decidedly more likable than either."

Drop us an email or leave your name in the comments, and you could win one of two (2) prize packs from Filter that each contain:
  • 1 copy of Momofuko on vinyl
  • 1 copy on CD
  • 1 poster
  • 1 sticker pack

In other great news, Ryder Havdale has done some terrific work for White Whale records. After hearing Adam Franklin's take on "Shed a Light", he's gone and blown more than a few minds by getting Dan Boeckner to record a Swervedriver song and package them on a limited edition 7".

You should also note that White Whale signed the Toronto outfit, Tusks, who we previewed back in the day and their terrific EP is getting released in the fall.

Need more terrific 7" news? How about Vancouver's No Kids teaming up with... Mt.Eerie! They have released a super limited 7" that right now is only available across the pond, and may never see the light of day over here on North American soil.

Click here to order.

And last but not least... Paperheart Music is back in business and according to the label, "Paperheart Music is now a real cdr/netlabel under Creative Commons license. That means that our catalogue is downloadable FOR FREE but still available in cdr format!"

What's that mean for you? Well, how about a ton of MP3s from artists like, Paperweight, .Nude, Mycatisgreen (aka - Seb from Paperweight) or crazy rarities like Rick White covering Dirty Feet by Julie Doiron from the incredible JD tribute record!

Go Germany. Go Celtics.

Posted at 8:38 AM by ack :: 3 comments

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At 2:07 PM, Blogger guero canadiense did sayeth:

Go Oranj, and hook me up with the Elvis.


At 11:59 PM, Blogger staggerlee did sayeth:

Hey. Stumbled acrost yer site through a link from Lorrie Matheson. I think you're the first person on the blogosophere to have noticed him. Which means you pwn, or something.

(Also: "Hoodoo you think you are?" is awesome; can I pitch it to the Calgary Folk Fest as a title for a workshop?)

If I win a momofuku, it means I'll have $20 to spend on some Canadian indie artist's album. Or on beer or comic books. Up the economy!


At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Paul did sayeth:

I've been hearing a lot about the new Elvis Costello record, but haven't had the chance to check it out. I'll chalk this up to another reputable source saying that I ought to.


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