February...longest month of the year...again....

Dela

25 feb 2008, 20:42

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SECRETLY CANADIAN NEWS BITS

1) THROW ME THE STATUE HITS THE ROAD, MOONBEAMS NOW AVAILABLE
2) JENS LEKMAN, INTERNATIONAL TROUBADOUR
3) RICHARD SWIFT PREPS FIFTIES-INSPIRED DOUBLE EP
4) ANTONY LENDS TALENT TO SEVERAL PROJECTS, WORKS ON UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH
5) BODIES OF WATER ANNOUNCE SPRING U.S. TOUR
6) SECRETLY CANADIAN ANNOUNCES 2008 SXSW SHOWCASE

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THROW ME THE STATUE HITS THE ROAD, MOONBEAMS NOW AVAILABLE

Conceived and fronted by Scott Reitherman, THROW ME THE STATUE has been delivering its wondrous concoction of low-fi sequenced synths, brass ensembles, fuzzed out beats and epic vocal melodies to various Seattle clubs for the past year. The band's debut, Moonbeams, was constructed primarily by Reitherman and Casey Foubert (Pedro The Lion, Sufjan Stevens, Richard Swift).
Other Music says this is one band to keep your eye (or ear) on, and we certainly agree!

Grab one here: http://www.scdistribution.com/cat/sc_catalognew.php

The band will also be embarking on their first proper North American tour this spring, reaching both coasts and the magical music festival known as SXSW. Please join them!

Tour dates:

02/22/08 Bellingham, WA - w/ No Fi Soul Rebellion
02/28/08 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
03/06/08 Seattle, WA - Neumo's - The Stranger's Young Ones Benefit Show
03/13/08 Austin, TX - South By Southwest - SC Showcase - Mohawk
03/18/08 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey w/ Beach House + The Papercuts
03/22/08 Missoula, MT - Badlander
03/23/08 Spearfish, SD - Toomey's Pub
03/24/08 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
03/26/08 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
03/28/08 Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ Le Loup + The Ruby Suns
03/29/08 Bloomington, IN - Art Hospital
03/31/08 Lexington, KY - The Icehouse
04/01/08 Columbus, OH - Skully's
04/03/08 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop w/ Born Ruffians
04/04/08 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
04/08/08 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Corner
04/09/08 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
04/10/08 Philadelphia, PA - Khyber
04/11/08 Ewing, NJ - Ratskeller - College of New Jersey
04/18/08 Austin, TX - Mohawk w/ Golden Bear + The Black and White Years
04/19/08 Fort Worth, TX - Lola's
04/21/08 Santa Fe, NM - College of Santa Fe
04/22/08 Flagstaff, AZ - Mia's
05/24/08 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival

MP3 for About to Walk: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/abouttowalk.mp3

Throw Me The Statue links:

Throw Me The Statue on Secretly Canadian's website: http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=throwmethestatue
Throw Me The Statue on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/throwmethestatue

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JENS LEKMAN, INTERNATIONAL TROUBADOUR

JENS LEKMAN is keeping very very busy this spring. He will be on tour for the better part of the next 3 months, performing in 10 different countries. He will also be co-headlining our SXSW showcase in March, and will perform at both the Pitchfork - and Explosions In The Sky-curated All Tomorrows Parties festivals in the UK in May. Chances are, he's passing through a city near you, so don't miss him!

Tour dates:

02/22/08 Florence, Italy - Viper Club
02/23/08 Munich, Germany - Atomic Cafe
02/24/08 Frankfurt, Germany - Mousonturm
02/25/08 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Dommroosje
02/26/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
02/27/08 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
02/28/08 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
02/29/08 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
03/01/08 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
03/02/08 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
03/05/08 Brisbane, Australia - Troubadour
03/06/08 Adelaide, Australia - Rocket Bar
03/08/08 Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar
03/09/08 Meredith, Australia - Golden Plains Festival
03/10/08 Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel
03/13/08 Austin, TX - South By Southwest - SC Showcase - Mohawk
03/16/08 Dallas, TX - Granada
03/21/08 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
03/22/08 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
03/23/08 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
03/24/08 Portland, OR - Berbati's
03/25/08 Seattle, WA - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
03/27/08 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
03/29/08 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
03/30/08 Madison, WI - Music Hall
03/31/08 Chicago, IL - Logan Square
04/01/08 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center For The Arts
04/02/08 Washington DC, - Black Cat
04/04/08 Boston, MA - Paradise
04/05/08 New York, NY - Webster Hall
05/09/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom - Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/10/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom - Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/11/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom - Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/12/08 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Rescue Rooms
05/13/08 Newcastle, United Kingdom - The Cluny
05/14/08 Leeds, United Kingdom - Woodhouse Club
05/15/08 Glasgow, Scotland - Oran Mor
05/16/08 Minehead, United Kingdom - All Tomorrows Parties Fest
05/17/08 Minehead, United Kingdom - All Tomorrows Parties
05/18/08 Minehead, United Kingdom - All Tomorrows Parties
05/19/08 Manchester, United Kingdom - Academy 3
05/21/08 Birmingham, United Kingdom - Glee Club
05/24/08 Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
05/25/08 Dublin, Ireland - The Village

MP3 for Friday Night At The Drive-In Bingo:
http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/driveinbingo.mp3

MP3 for The Opposite Of Hallelujah:
http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/oppositeofhallelujah.mp3

Video for Sipping On The Sweet Nectar:
http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/sippingonthesweetnectar.mov

Jens Lekman links:

Jens Lekman on Secretly Canadian's website: http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=lekmanjens
Jens Lekman on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jenslekman
Jens Lekman's webpage: http://www.jenslekman.com/

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RICHARD SWIFT PREPS FIFTIES-INSPIRED DOUBLE EP

Been wondering what's been going on in RICHARD SWIFT's lab these days since the snow has shaken loose on the Middle and Eastern Coasts? It turns out he's turned the way-back machine to the 50's, when talk was cheap and grunge was being firstborn. Luckily for us, Swift has been recording a LOT of new material inspired by this bygone era of chickenshacks and BBQ pits, when it was still scandalous for white kids to tune into black frequencies. Swift has made two of these unfinished tracks to his Myspace page for your downloading enjoyment, both of which are of the instrumental variety. But don't be misled - he speaks volumes in these odd magical tunes he's named Knee High Boogie Blues and SM60.

Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/richardswift

The forthcoming double EP Richard Swift as Onasis is as creatively fortifying as it is unhinged and unpolished, a primal slab thrown into the fire for dancing and merriment during the chilly months while we await Richard Swift's second full-length.

Not long ago, the idea of a record was to capture a performance. Before the beloved studio trickery of our beloved icons from the 60s, cats gathered around a couple microphones, and let at it. This is hardly a forgotten art, but its purveyors (and us) are languishing in the onslaught of amplified 1s and 0s, where honesty, blemish and truth are subjected to a virtual recording filters that auto-remove soul. So it's no surprise Swift, a long-in-the-tooth impresario of all things analog, would jangle and stomp out this tangent of jams that tape-echo a generation of pioneers who believed Rock and Roll and the Blues are a calling, not a choice.

These songs get in your belly and wiggle your hips like Howlin' Wolf, and stomp your foot and bob your head like Link Wray. Some of them float around like organ music that slipped out the church backdoor and headed to that bar with vinyl booths and a Little Richard photo over the burbling Wurlitzer of 45s. Whether Instruments of Science and Technology, or the tin pan rattle of The Novelist, or his own short films, or now with ...as Onasis, Swift keeps finding sides of himself to explore and make their own whole. While one day someone somewhere might begin to add up all these parts and find an overarching theme winding through his work (probably much like a kite string tangled up in a tree), it's enough we have a new collection of rock solid jams to turn up loud, really loud.

Richard Swift links:

Richard Swift on Secretly Canadian's website: http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=swiftrichard
Richard Swift on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/richardswift
Richard Swift's webpage: http://www.richardswift.us

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ANTONY LENDS TALENT TO SEVERAL PROJECTS, WORKS ON UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH

For those of you have been waiting for some ANTONY news, fear not. He has been multitasking, as per usual. Read on for more details.

First off, he has recently designed a very special dress exclusively produced by YOOX.com which will be up for auction on eBay. The money raised from bidding will go to benefit the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), which is the American grassroots organization that fights for the rights of all people to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence. A worthy cause, to be sure. The dress is beautiful, hand made of white silk jersey with unfinished hems in a single model signed by Antony. The auction ends tomorrow, so bid quickly!

Bid here: http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=yoox4love

DFA/EMI will be releasing the self-titled debut full-length by Andrew Butler's Hercules & Love Affair project on March 10, 2008. The album features four tracks with Antony singing lead vocals, the lead-off single being the hitbound Blind, for which a video has just been completed.

See it here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Fb8S51M2GAc

As far as live appearances go, Antony will be one of many guests making a special appearance with Current 93 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 21st. He will also sing Dull Fame of Desire with Bjork at her concerts in London on the 14th, 17th and 20th of April.

Antony is still hard at work at his upcoming full-length, entitled The Crying Light. The album will most likely be released in the fall. Stay tuned!

Antony & the Johnsons links:

Antony & the Johnsons on Secretly Canadian's website: http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=antony
Antony & the Johnsons on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/antonyandthejohnsons
Antony & the Johnsons' webpage: http://www.antonyandthejohnsons.com/

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BODIES OF WATER ANNOUNCE SPRING U.S. TOUR

Los Angeles-based BODIES OF WATER will be returning to the road in March and April in support of their critically acclaimed self-released debut Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink. A majority of the dates will be with Sons & Daughters, while others will be done with Phosphorescent and Bowerbirds.

03/08/08 Norman, OK - The Opolis w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/10/08 Denton, TX - The Cavern w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/17/08 Atlanta, GA - The EARL w/ Citay + Sons and Daughters
03/18/08 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Sons and Daughters
03/21/08 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Sons and Daughters
03/22/08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Sons and Daughters
03/23/08 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's w/ Sons and Daughters
03/24/08 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs w/ Sons and Daughters
03/25/08 Montreal, QC - La Salla Rossa w/ Sons and Daughters
03/26/08 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace w/ Sons and Daughters
03/28/08 Chicago, IL - Double Door w/ Sons and Daughters
03/29/08 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater w/ Sons and Daughters
03/31/08 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive w/ Sons and Daughters
04/01/08 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/03/08 Seattle, WA - Neumos w/ Sons and Daughters
04/04/08 Vancouver, BC - Richard's on Richard's w/ Sons and Daughters
04/05/08 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/07/08 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Sons and Daughters

Released on Bodies of Water's own Thousand Tongues label, Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink had previously been available only at live shows, through digital retailers and on the band's website. The album's distribution will be expanded as Secretly Canadian helps Thousand Tongues make the album available to all good record shops internationally on January 22nd. The band's first release for Secretly Canadian -- the band's second full-length -- will happen in the summer of 2008.

In video news, Rolling Stone's new music blog Breaking has a live video of Bodies Of Water doing Doves Circled The Sky (from their debut Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink).

http://www.rollingstone.com/blogs/breaking/2008/01/breaking-artist-bodies-of-wate.php#

Also, director Grant Wenzlau has posted to Youtube the music video he did for the song I Heard It Sound. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzucqre8ro&eurl

Bodies Of Water links:

Bodies Of Water on Secretly Canadian's website: http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=bodiesofwater
Bodies Of Water on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bodiesofwater
Bodies Of Water's webpage: http://www.bodiesofwater.net/

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SECRETLY CANADIAN ANNOUNCES 2008 SXSW SHOWCASE

Citizens of Earth! Travelers to Texas! Eaters of Mexican food! Goers of shows! Passers out on 6th! Wakers up by the river! Stumblers to breakfast! Hairs of the dogs that bit you! Wakers up in someone's backyard! Stumblers to the river! Takers of a nap! Hailers of a cab out of town! Barfers at airport bathrooms! Sleepers on planes! Forgetters of entire weekends! Whisperers of disbelief back at work on Monday! Citizens of rock! Unite!!

Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans, and Jagjaguwar are pleased to announce the line-up for our 2008 SXSW showcase. The showcase will be held at Mohawk on Thursday, March 13.

OUTSIDE STAGE:
Black Mountain 1:00-2:00
Jens Lekman 12:00-12:45
Bon Iver 11:00-11:45
Evangelicals 10:00-10:45
Bodies of Water 9:00-9:45
Phosphorescent 8:00-8:45

INSIDE STAGE:
Parts + Labor 12:30-1:15
Citay 11:30-12:15
The Explorers Club 10:30-11:15
Throw Me The Statue 9:30-10:15
White Hinterland 8:30-9:15

Also, pretty please be sure to check out tour dates for our bands this spring.

http://secretlycanadian.com/shows.php

Stay tuned for an update with the bands' day parties.

Thank you very much.

Love,
SCJAGDO

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OUT NOW:
THROW ME THE STATUE - Moonbeams cd/lp (SC168)
INSTRUMENTS OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - Music From the Films of R.Swift cd/lp (SC148)
BODIES OF WATER - Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink cd reissue (SCSPEC12)
BOBB TRIMBLE - Iron Curtain Innocence cd/lp reissue (SC162)
BOBB TRIMBLE - Harvest Of Dreams cd/lp reissue (SC163)
THROW ME THE STATUE - About To Walk cdep (SC178) - December release

STILL FRESH:
JENS LEKMAN - Night Falls Over Kortedala cd/lp (SC160)
JUNE PANIC - Songs From Purgatory 3xcd (SC095)
MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO - Sojourner box set (SC150)
MARMOSET - Florist Fired cd (SC090)
DAVID VANDERVELDE - Nothin' No cdep (SC166)

COMING SOON:
RICHARD SWIFT - Richard Swift as Onasis 2xcd/lp (SC173)
WINDSOR FOR THE DERBY - How We Lost cd/lp (SC141)

Thanks for reading!

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