>> Aloha readerasauruses. Clicky Clicky will be off-line from this evening until, well, like a week from now, so as to celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday in our preferred manner. We've got a lot of irons in the fire for when we get back, but for now we'll just leave you with a few tidbits we have lying around...
>> Clicky Clicky contributor Jay Kumar saw Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers last week. Mr. Kumar reports that "[t]he band ripped through a 90-minute set chock full of Dulli's roiling, dark tales of addiction and love gone wrong. There was nary a song by the beloved Afghan Whigs, but Dulli offered snippets of covers throughout, including a line from Led Zep's "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" and later from Steve Miller's "The Joker." Highlights included the opening three songs, "Teenage Wristband," "I'm Ready," and "Bonnie Brae," as well as the band's take on TV On The Radio's "Wolf Like Me." Read the full review here. Incidentally, Stereogum is offering a download of the Twilight Singers' much-talked-about TVOTR cover here.
>> For us, early '90s D.C. shoegazers Velocity Girl was always more about the big guitars than frontwoman Sarah Shannon, which is why when Velocity Girl went pop on its sophomore set Simpatico! we were more than a little disappointed. Anyhoo, Pitchfork reported here last week that Ms. Shannon will release Feb. 20 her sophomore solo set City Morning Song on Minty Fresh. Pfork has an exclusive download of the title track and some more information at that link. It's a good pop song, in the AM radio sense of the term, but we don't imagine we'll listen to it all that much.
>> For those of you unsure about just what the hell happens in the music mastering process, there is a fascinating ILM thread discussing just that right here. Highly recommended.