Clicking around the ol’ Internet, found a couple interesting things this morning. Nothing ground-shaking, but noteworthy:
— Here’s one of the first reviews of Cursive’s new Happy Hollow record (at least that I’ve seen) from thespacelab.tv. The writer clearly doesn’t like the CD — saying the songs sound bland, that the horns don’t work, that Kasher has nothing to say — then goes on to give it 3.3 out of 5 stars. Gretta certainly has her fans. We’re all just waiting for that Pitchfork review. What are they waiting for? (And didn’t it seem strange that Pitchfork ran this piece on Film Streams yesterday?).
— Speaking of Cursive, they seemed to be mentioned in a good share of the Lollapalooza coverage, including this piece from Chart Attack that comes with a pic from the show and the line, “Happy Hollow is shaping up to be one of the better albums of 2006.” From everything I read and heard on the tele, Lolla was a huge success. They should just host it in Chicago every year.
— Here’s a long profile of Andy Lemaster that talks about his connection to R.E.M. and reviews the new record and the live show, from The Independent Florida. Now It’s Overhead is a band that’s ready for a live album with lots of “special guests.” This, of course, will never happen, but as I’ve said before, the band is 10 times better live than on their most recent recording.
Tonight at O’Leaver’s, the return of Lincoln’s Rent Money Big. Asked on the Webboard if they changed their name again, “Drew” replied. “Yes, we are R$B. We have a fifth member now. Jim Schroeder, from Mr. 1986, The Show is the Rainbow, Stratosfear, and other such nonsense is playing guitar and synth with us. We are writing new songs with him. He also learned some of our old songs. www.rentmoneyhuge.com has mp3s w/o Jim. He is too lazy to record.” Also on the bill tonight is San Francisco’s Tenebre and A Passing Feeling from Huntington, New York. $5, 10 p.m.
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