Bits, Pieces, News, Notes, Etc., Etc., Etc.
Sorry, kids, Blogger had yet another outage last night which kept me from posting this. Here's try number two:
After months of hints and speculation, it looks like we can finally expect a real East Coast tour by Wussy in October. The band's tour page provides confirmation, though no specific dates have yet been announced. Until then, the band has a few Cincinnati-area shows over the next couple of months, including a show with Alejando Escovedo at the Southgate House in Newport, KY next Wednesday, June 14th, and another Southgate House show on August 5th with Staggering Statistics and The Hiders, among others.
The best bands never last... Coolfer reports that Ambulance Ltd. is on life-support. Apparently the only remaining member of the band is the lead singer/songwriter, Marcus Congleton, who will soldier on under the Ambulance name, while the rest of the band has left to form
The Red Romance. You can check out songs by the latter at their MySpace page. I wasn't too impressed by the first too. Here's hoping Marcus finds some new bandmates, because I thought their debut album, LP, was fantastic.
All the talk on Brooklyn Vegan is about how this band Priestess, who are supposedly playing Siren Fest. Well, Coolfer links to a song of theirs today, and it's fucking awful. Lump 'em in with Wolfmother as an attempt to harken back to 70's sludge rock. Boring as shit.
In happier news, RBally has Yo La Tengo's Black Sessions from 1997.
And, finally, the first track from Alan Sparhawk's (of Low) solo album has leaked. Listen. Link via Chromewaves. It's... well... different.