May 29, 2006

Today's Hotness: Islands, Built To Spill, Sebadoh

Islands>> You Ain't No Picasso here is the first to point out to us that drummer and co-founder Jaime Tambeur has left his rightfully acclaimed post-Unicorns project, Islands. Islands' debut Return To The Sea was issued in April on Equator. It's a hot record. Anyway, Tambeur's departure will not disrupt Islands' planned European and British dates scheduled for July and August. Read the ramblings of heart-broken fans on the Secret Unicorns Forum here.

>> Pitchfork reported here Friday that former Built To Spill drummer Andy Capps has died. Capps played on Built To Spill's excellent sophomore set There's Nothing Wrong With Love.

>> You can now pre-order the long-awaited expanded reissue of Sebadoh's Sebadoh III from Domino here. A bonus disc comprised of 18 tracks includes the band's Gimme Indie Rock EP, and you can get either Rocking The Forest or Vs. Helmet with your order for an additional five pounds, or the U.S. equivalent thereof. The reissue of Sebadoh III streets July 10.

>> In other pre-release news, Brooklyn nu-gazers Dirty On Purpose's first proper full-length release Hallelujah Sirens is now available for pre-order from AmpCamp here. We're not really down with AmpCamp because, well, aren't they an offshoot of a sweatshirt company or something? Anyway, the record hits retail June 27.

>> The Books, who are awesome, get some love from The New York Times here.

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