Monday, February 12, 2007

A weekend in London and I'm $80 in the hole

I cannot hold onto a couple of bucks. Especially when I go to Grooves in downtown London and see all the CD's I've been deprived of lately. This week, they're Of Montreal's Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (which is completely valid because I'm seeing them in March), Pavement's Wowee Zowee (which I got second hand for $20 and is absolutley incredible! Had I known I would have bought it ages ago for full price), Yo La Tengo's I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass and Destroyer's Destroyer's Rubies (I saw New Pornographers last weekend sans Dan Bejar so I wanted to check out what he was doing with this time when he could've been rocking out with me and the NP's in the bitter cold).

Oh, when I said that Dinosaur Jr. would be coming out with a new album this year, I didn't expect it so soon, but I was surprised to see a new single called 'Almost Ready' up on Pitchfork. You can get it over there.

Also, if you voted for the Plug Awards, here are their list of winners:

Album of the Year: Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
New Artist of the Year: Arctic Monkeys
Female Artist of the Year: Neko Case
Male Artist of the Year: Sufjan Stevens
Indie Rock Album of the Year: Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Metal Album of the Year: The Melvins - (A) Senile Animal
Hip Hop Album: Spank Rock - Yoyoyoyoyo
Americana Album: Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
Punk Album of the Year: CSS - Cansei De Ser Sexy
Electronica/Dance Album of the Year: Thom Yorke - The Eraser
DJ Album: Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Avant Album of the Year: Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
Artist of the Year: J Dilla
Live Act of the Year: Broken Social Scene
Song of the Year: Band of Horses - The Funeral
Record Producer of the Year: J Dilla
Music Video of the Year: Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything
Album Art: Hot Chip - The Warning
Record Label of the Year: Sub Pop
Live Music Venue of the Year: Bowery Ballroom
Music Festival of the Year: South by Southwest
Music Website of the Year: Pitchfork Media
Music Blog of the Year: Brooklyn Vegan
Magazine of the Year: Paste
College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP, Seattle, WA
Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music
Best Music DVD of the Year: The Pixies - loudQUIETloud
Zine of the Year: Wax Poetics
Speciality Show of the Year: Sirius Left of Center - Blog Radio
Podcast of the Year: Lounge Acts
Internet Radio Station of the Year:
Online Radio Station of the Year: KEXP
Online Record Store of the Year: Amazon.Com

No comment on the Grammies...


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