Last night, I was in NYC to see Early Day Miners and Songs:Ohia play the Knitting Factory. Early Day Miners opened, playing songs from their forthcoming record, Let Us Garlands Bring, and their first full-length, Placer Found. Definitely a great set. Early Day Miners will be releasing a one-sided LP as part of the btv series sometime during this year. Jason Molina played solo as the Songs:Ohia set, which was very enjoyable, better than the full-band set I had seen last summer.
Denison is in the recording studio today adding in some additional piano parts for Philadelphia Songs. Incidentally, this will be the first Burnt Toast Vinyl full-length to appear on vinyl, which makes us all very excited.
The master for the Reels of White Softly Flow live LP is being sent off tomorrow and cover art design is underway. The master for a White Trash Inc. (Orchestra) 7″ for Norway’s Milk & Honey records has been sent off, as well.
I’ll be adding Soul-Junk’s 1957 LP to the on-line store by the weekend. 1957 is a more hip hop oriented release from this difficult to categorize, often lo-fi indie rock, sometimes hip hop band. The vinyl sounds smooth and sweet and is packaged in recovered LP jackets with strange collage artwork overlaid.
I’m working on an article for Sound Collector, one of my favorite music magazines, about Goblin, an Italian instrumental band who composed soundtracks for Dario Argento horror flicks in the ’70s. Ethan of Reels of White and I have been getting more involved in this sort of prog rock/experimental band. For fun, go check out the goblin fansite. Tonight, as part of the research, we will be watching the Suspiria DVD, arguably the pinnacle of Goblin musical expertise.
Have I ever mentioned how much I like the Destroyer album Streethawk : A Seduction?
I’ll be going to Boston tomorrow for the weekend as a little farewell trip to my good friend Scott who will be getting married at the end of the month. Maybe you’ll see us wreaking havoc throughout the city.

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