Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday roundup

Just to prove we can do the roundup any day we please, here's another collection of the latest and greatest items to cross the DV blotter:
  • Iowa roots rockers The Nadas, reviewed by the Vault, made national headlines last month when frontman Jason Walsmith recorded and released the timely cut "Get Outta Our Town (Caucus Lament)." The band subsequently fielded calls from the political desks of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and appeared on NPR. The clever DIY video is here.
  • One of the secrets of the surprise hit film of the Christmas season, snarky teen pregnancy comedy Juno, is that it features a 20-song soundtrack that mixes classic tunes with fresh new material, including eight songs from Kimya Dawson, who is featured as a solo artist as well as member of the groups The Moldy Peaches and Antsy Pants. Classic acts rounding out the soundtrack include Mott The Hoople ("All The Young Dudes"), The Kinks ("A Well Respected Man"), Buddy Holly ("Dearest"), and Sonic Youth ("Superstar").
  • Sheryl Crow's new disc Detours is due out February 5 and you can now catch the video from first single "Love Is Free" on YouTube.
  • The Black Crowes return March 4 with the new album Warpaint and will do a special series of shows March 2 through 20 in which they will play the entire new album live. This swing will include a headlining show at SXSW in Austin March 15. Then they're off to play Australia and a couple of exclusive European dates in London and Amsterdam before returning to the States in May for a full-fledged summer tour.

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