The Glorious Noise interview with Ross Flournoy, lead singer and guitarist of the Broken West.
Another one of those forgotten bands that should’ve reached a larger audience than they ultimately did.
MP3: Shout Out Louds – “Tonight I Have to Leave It” from Our Ill Wills out September 11. Good Swedish pop from their Merge debut. Capitol dumped them after their 2005 debut, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff. One more reason the majors are in the shitter.
“Black Mirror” by the Arcade Fire from Neon Bible, due March 6, 2007 on Merge. Official site; album site. What do you think? Does it meet your expectations? Previously: Intervention; Funeral review.
“Sour Shores” by Portastatic from Be Still Please, due October 10 on Merge. If you loved Superchunk, you oughta dig this. Plus, hey, Mac McCaughan is blogger!