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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Paste Magazine CD: August/September

The latest Paste magazine arriveth. Paste includes a CD wherever you buy it. If you subscribe to Paste, you also get a DVD with every issue. This month's DVD includes music from Beulah, My Morning Jacket, The Postal Service, INXS, Public Enemy, Son Volt, Violent Femmes, and Lucinda Williams, among others. There's also a preview for the video game "Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" (I'm not into video games, skipping that), and five film/TV "clips and trailers" including one for "Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road With Death Cab for Cutie" (I'm into them, not skipping that). Lastly, there are six short films, one called "Shelby Lynne - The Making of 'Suit Yourself.'" I think that's likely about the making of an album, rather than about her preparing to open a clothing store a la Olivia Newton-John's Koala Blue.

Death Cab for Cutie landed the cover of Paste, as "the Hardest Working Band in Show Biz." They thus have become the 5,308th band to earn this distinction. Congrats, guys! Enjoy the commemorative plaque and gift certificates. Death Cab's upcoming album is called "Plans" and naturally, its recording hasn't gone according to plan. The mixing board blew up at the first studio they were recording at, then they were accidentally double-booked at their second studio. At the time of the interview anyway, they were on their third studio. In the interview Ben Gibbard says, "Being in the studio isn't as exciting as people think it is," which leads me to believe that the mixing board in studio #1 didn't explode while the band was actuallt in the studio. I've only skimmed the article, so maybe that's explained somewhere...

Also interviewed in this issue: Son Volt, Nickel Creek and Bob Mould (Chromewaves has done a bang-up job of keeping track of recent press about Bob Mould, and has lots of great links and info). As always, tons of reviews and such in the latest Paste too. The CD ain't bad either. Lots of good stuff actually.

The Paste August/September Track Listing:

1. MP3:Death Cab for Cutie - Lightness (live)

2. MP3:John Vanderslice - Exodus Damage (edit)

3. Son Volt - Afterglow 61

4. MP3:The Orange Peels - Something In You

5. The Redwalls - Build a Bridge

6. MP3:The Brunettes - Mars Loves Venus

7. John Hiatt - Master of Disaster (edit)

8. MP3:Emiliana Torrini - Heartstopper (radio edit)

9. Sam Ashworth - Look Back
10. Grey DeLisle - Right Now
11. Nickel Creek - Best of Luck
12. Frank Black - I Burn Today
13. Sunnyrunners - Half My Height
14. Stoll Vaughan - Sounds of the City
15. Jackie Greene - About Cell Block #9

16. MP3:Marjorie Fair - Empty Room

17. MP3:David Poe - So Beautiful

18. The String Cheese Incident - Drive

19. MP3:Denison Witmer - East From West (The Innocence Mission and some chap named Sufjan Stevens contribute to this fellow's latest album, which is his... yikes... sixth! I feel so out of the loop. This song is so lovely)

20. Brandi Carlile - Throw It All Away
21. Amy Speace & the Tearjerks - Not the Heartless Kind
22. Robert Cray - Poor Johnny
23. C-Rayz Walz -TheRhymeIntervention (feat. 4th Pyramid)

Lots of CDs, including many by these artists are available at PasteMusic.com


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