July 12, 2007

We'll Take 'Bands Whose Names Start With An M' For $1000, Alex.

The Mobius Band>> Curious... Misra Records sent a MySpace bulletin earlier today with tour dates for all of its acts. And for some reason those Mobius Band tour dates we posted here were on there, too. Mobius Band is also now listed on Misra's tour dates page. We wonder why that could be? Anyway, one thing we forgot to add to our Mobius Band item from the other day was that the band was selected to take part in Stereogum's already acclaimed OK Computer covers project OK X. The trio covered "Subterannean Homesick Alien" and you can download it, and the rest of the covers, right here. [EDIT: Wow, there's actually some ungood stuff on this comp. Definitely check out the Mobius Band, Doveman and Twilight Sad cuts for sure, though].

>> Speaking of Misra tour dates, the venerable label has confirmed more gigs for flagship act The Mendoza Line. We just saw the latest incarnation of the band play at Cambridge's Lizard Lounge in late May and they were great, so we are looking forward to that show at T.T.'s, which occurs one week before the band releases what its web site is calling its "final release," the mini-album 30 Year Low. We reviewed the Lizard Lounge show here. In other Mendoza Line news, Chromewaves here alerted us to a rare update of the Mendoza Line Internet Home Page, which is featuring a few downloads from 30 Year Low, including the excellent title track (which is, incidentally, a bit reminiscent of the band's earlier track "The Triple Bill Of Shame"). Check it out. We'll be posting a review of the record before it streets next month.

The Mendoza Line -- "30 Year Low" -- 30 Year Low
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[pre-order 30 Year Low from Glurp right here eventually]

08/01 -- Washington DC -- The Black Cat
08/02 -- Knoxville TN -- The Pilot Light
08/05 -- Atlanta GA -- The Earl
08/08 -- Austin TX -- Emo's
08/09 -- San Antonio TX -- Casbeer's
08/13 -- Chicago IL -- Schuba's
08/18 -- Buffalo NY -- Mohawk Place
08/24 -- Cambridge MA -- TT The Bear's

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