November 11, 2006

Today's Hotness: Nirvana, R.E.M., Logh, David & The Citizens

>> NME here points to the trailer for the recent DVD reissue of Nirvana's "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" It doesn't appear that there is anything earth-shaking in there, although the interview portions seem relatively compelling to the usual images of the band breaking shit up and falling down. Come to think of it, the interviews on the recent R.E.M. DVD collection "When The Light Is Mine" were probably the best parts, save for perhaps the "Left Of Reckoning" short film. The clip for "Harbour Coat" that is a part of said film pretty much defines the band and autumn for us. A propos of nothing, atop this item is a live clip of "Harbour Coat" that doesn't appear on the R.E.M. DVD, although a clip of "Can't Get There From Here" from the same show, which we refer to as the "Michael's crazy legs dancing show," was included.

>> As mysteriously as we couldn't access anything at Swedish sextet Logh's web site for the last several months, today a MySpace bulletin spurred us to try again and the content was there. Odd. Anyway, there are snippets of two demos posted, "Death To My Home Town" and "The Black Box." The former is a surprisingly pop piano ballad, and the latter a spare acoustic-led strummer. We're not hearing the delicious tension that made the band's A Sunset Panorama album one of our favorites of last year, but then again these are just demos. Logh is just about to finish mixing its forthcoming set in Stockholm, and is planning winter and spring tour dates.

>> And speaking of the Swedish indie rock, H-Dawg From Accounts Receivable points out to us that you can buy the latest David & The Citizens record Stop The Tape! Stop The Tape!, which has yet to see U.S. release as far as we know, at EMusic. We recently wrote here about Friendly Fire's U.S. release of the band's Until The Sadness Is Gone. That's a good record, but it is interesting how different Stop The Tape! Stop The Tape! is -- there's a pronounced electro influence that is layered over top of the jangly pop sound of the former record. Worth checking out, fer sure.


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