New 7″ are now in stock from Damien Jurado, Songs:Ohia, and Scout Niblett. The Jurado 7″ is quite interesting since it has two older unreleased tracks that were recorded by Dave Bazan and feature him on the drums. The songs are lo-fi, much like Damien’s early cassette releases on Casa, but still showcase his brilliant songwriting skills. It’s a definitely interesting choice for a release. The two Songs:Ohia songs were recorded by Steve Albini. Both Jurado and Songs:Ohia will be playing in Philadelphia on Thursday night, 24 October at the Northstar with TW Walsh. I’ll be there, ready for the rock.
Denison is #148 on the CMJ top 200 this week. He’s still touring around like a madman. I’ve added a few more dates of shows with Tracy Shedd (Teenbeat) on the East Coast during December. Hopefully there will be Philadelphia and Lancaster shows to add for those in his hometown crowds. Denison was just in Fayetteville, AR last night for a show sponsored by KXUA. James from Ester Drang played with him and the show was apparently packed out on a Monday. Thanks to our good pal Wes for working it there.
Unwed Sailor are still wandering around Europe. I’ve heard reports from folks attending shows in Germany who had good things to say.