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Status Check, Updates and a few concert alerts in the Slowcoustic radius!


Kinda been a hectic last bit with the various world events, personal events and upcoming events.  What is it of which I speak?  Well, glad you asked.

How about those Olympics?  Pretty sweet in my opinion, but I tend to quickly jump on board of sports I would shun in any other forum…I dunno, all of a sudden I am a fiend for biathlon for 2 weeks every 4 years!   I, like a true and proud Canadian, enjoyed the Gold Medal Hockey game this past Sunday and I am even glad it went to overtime for the win.  I hope all you other Canucks had a chance to enjoy a few frosty brews with friends while it happened (I know I did).  Enjoy this bit of Canadian Hockey Classic – Stompin Tom (video & lyrics)!

Just received my tickets for me and the wifey to go see The Tallest Man On Earth when he hits Calgary this May, should be a good show as everyone I know who has seen him live says his shows are excellent.  With his new album The Wild Hunt out in the next couple of months, it should be right on time!  Enjoy “King of Spain” (mp3).

Thinking of hitting the Postdata and Julie Fader show here in Calgary on March 18th.  If you are not totally aware Postdata has a new album which you could say is the perfect blend of Clem Snide and Brian Borcherdt.  This is a very good thing…enjoy “Tobias Grey” (mp3).  Julie Fader is also quite a lovely songstress who’s album “Outside In” was one of the best Canadian Albums last year.  Enjoy “Goodbye Before Hello” (mp3).  You should check out a show if you can (check Hand-Drawn Dracula for dates).

Next week should see the launch of the new Yer Bird Records website that I gone and stolen from the former owner and good friend Morgan.  Make sure you drop by starting Monday, March 8th for a visit to say “hi”.  We will have lots of tracks to download and after that, I will be perilously balancing that act of music blog AND music label owner.  Trying not to push bands that I may have a financial interest in and also trying not to hound those damn music bloggers about giving away mp3s from my bands!!!!  ;-)  Enjoy a song from one of our favourite releases “Cancer and Delirium” from J. Tillman, “When I Light Your Darkened Door” (mp3).

Visit Canadian Hockey
Visit The Tallest Man on Earth
Visit Postdata
Visit Julie Fader
Visit Yer Bird Records

That is about it for now, what’s new with you?



3 responses to “Status Check, Updates and a few concert alerts in the Slowcoustic radius!”

  1. RavingLunatic Avatar

    Whoa, dude, great news about the Yer Bird Records thing! I knew Morgan King from a music forum, and he’s a great dude with a passion for music. I don’t know what he’s up to these days, but I hope he’s well.

    And speaking of J. Tillman, does anybody have any idea what’s up with that guy? He deleted his MySpace account, and since that was his homepage, he no longer has a website, nor does he have an e-mail mailing list. So there’s essentially no way to get and news of updates on J. Tillman activities. Major bummer. Also worrisome, as the guy seems to have pretty frequent mood swings (much like myself), and anytime some impulsive action like this is taken it makes me worry that something’s wrong with the guy. I hope he’s doing OK and the MySpace thing was just a capricious bit of whimsy.

  2. slowcoustic Avatar

    @RL – Yeah Morgan is still good, he is just looking for a break and maybe move onto other things. The label just seemed like a natural progression for me, so that is basically the whole story!

    Yeah, J. Tillman is a bit of a recluse! No, just kidding, I think it is too much press and stupid press at times. Last time I “spoke” with him a month or so ago, he is working on another album (!!) and the new Fleet Foxes full length. So he is also a busy guy at the same time, so dealing with MySpace and a website might not be at the top of the list for Mr. Tillman at the mo. We have not heard the last of him though, no worries!


  3. RavingLunatic Avatar

    Sweet, thanks for the Tillman news. I’m hoping maybe Western Vinyl will take over duties for his official website so we’re not left so completely in the dark. But of course I can always rely on ol’ Slowcoustic to keep me updated on all things Tillman.