>> Tell you what, if you haven't hit up the Spoilt Victorian Child post here that includes info about and an MP3 from new (to us, anyway) shoegaze superheroes Fleeting Joys, definitely check it out. We were made instant believers, hit all the MySpace streams and mail ordered the record all in the space of about 10 minutes.
>> NME reports here that Radiohead fronter Thom Yorke will promote his solo record The Eraser with an appearance on IFC's "The Henry Rollins Show" July 15. Rollins' show archives its musical performances here, and while we are on the topic we'll divulge that we are particularly looking forward to a June 24 performance by Dinosaur Jr. We don't get IFC, so we're psyched we can catch the musical guests on the old Interweb. Incidentally, Yorke's The Eraser streets next month on XL.
>> Former Haywood lead guitarist Danny Barria's current project The Big Sleep has signed to French Kiss. More details here at BrooklynVegan.
>> Joan Jett apparently plays The Replacements' "Androgynous" as part of her set, or at least she did the night the New York Times sent a scribe over to catch her live. The full report is here.
>> We can't remember where we saw it first, but in case you missed it, IndieWorkshop's got the news here that former Velocity Girl fronter Sarah Shannon has signed to Minty Fresh.