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Wooden ArmsWell I think the good news of the day is that Patrick Watson has released some information regarding his forthcoming album release. I’m not 100% sure, but the above picture may just be the new album cover for Watson’s (or as I called him P-Wat’s) new album. The album will definitely be called Wooden Arms, and you can expect to see it in stores on April 28th in Canada, May 5th in the US, May 8th in Australia, May 11th in the UK and Europe and June 24th in Asia. All of the info as well as a brand new, and may I say quite fantastic new song can be found on the new Wooden Arms teaser site found here. Mister Watson also has a slew of tour dates coming up. I have had the chance to see this Montreal native in concert once, opening for I can’t remember who. Maybe it was The Dears at Metropolis many years ago. Anyways, I am so excited to hear this baby. Along with the new Mew and Midlake records this is one of my most anticipated releases of 2009.

Patrick Watson on Tour:

27 Apr 2009 19:00
@ L’Impérial Québec, Quebec
29 Apr 2009 19:30
@ Cabaret La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
30 Apr 2009 19:30
@ Cabaret La Tulipe Montreal, Quebec
2 May 2009 20:00
@ Trinity St Paul’s Toronto, Ontario
4 May 2009 20:00
@ City Winery New York, New York
8 May 2009 20:00
@ Hotel Café Los Angeles, California
9 May 2009 20:00
@ Cafe du Nord San Francisco, California
11 May 2009 20:00
@ Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
12 May 2009 20:00
@ Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
13 May 2009 20:00
@ Richard’s on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
15 May 2009 20:00
@ Grand Theatre Calgary, Alberta
16 May 2009 20:00
@ Macdougall United Church Edmonton, Alberta
24 May 2009 20:00
@ Mezz Breda
25 May 2009 20:00
@ AB Box Brussels
26 May 2009 20:00
@ Melkweg Amsterdam
28 May 2009 20:00
@ Ubel und Gefahrlich Hamburg
29 May 2009 20:00
@ Passionkirsche Berlin
31 May 2009 20:00
@ Luxor Cologne
2 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Maroquinerie Paris
4 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Union London
17 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Salle Jean-Despréz w/ Marie-Pierre Arthur Gatineau, Quebec
19 Jun 2009 20:00
@ Théâtre Granada Sherbrooke, Quebec

Wooden-Arms Official Site

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Andrew Bird

Now that 2008 is gone for good it is time to get excited about the new year. I know many people who have said that 2008 wasn’t a good year for music. To these people I say you are crazy. 2008 for me was an incredible year for music. But that is all behind us. We can now look ahead to what is to come.

Thanks to Pitchfork who has compiled a list of albums being released this winter, we now have a better idea of what is to come. And while I haven’t heard of many of the artists or bands on the list there were many that I did know. Here are just a few of the upcoming albums that I am dying to hear:

Andrew BirdNoble Beast (Jan 20)

Or, the WhaleLight Poles and Pines (Jan 20)

AC NewmanGet Guilty (Jan 20)

Of MontrealAn Eluardian Instance EP & Jon Brion Remix EP (Jan 27)

Strand of OaksLeave Ruin (Jan 27)

The Guggenheim GrottoHappy The Man (Jan 27)

Lonely DearDear John (Jan 27)

Antony & the JohnsonsCrying Light (Jan 29)

ZOMBISpirit Animal (Feb 3)

Lily AllenIt’s Not Me, It’s You (Feb 9)

Hot PandaVolcano…Bloody Volcano! (Feb 9)

MalajubeLabyrinthes (Feb 10)

BeirutMarch of the Zapotec (Feb 16)

M. WardHold Time (Feb 16)

Weird OwlEver The Silver Cord Be Loosed (Feb 16)

Maia HirasawaThough, I’m Just Me (Feb 16)

Charles SpearinThe Happiness Project (Feb 16)

MorrisseyYear of Refusal (Feb 16)

Canadian InvasionThree Cheers For The Invisible Hand (Feb 17)

The Boy Least Likely ToThe Law of the Playground (March 3)

Mirah(a)spera (March 10)

ArbouretumSong of the Pearl (March 10)

Bishop AllenGrr… (March 10)

The DecemberistsHazards of Love (March 24)

Great Lake SwimmersLost Channels (March 31)

Grizzly Bear’s new album (March)

MSTRKRFTFist of God (March)

MidlakeThe Courage of Others

Basia BulatTouch The Hem Of His Garment

AnnieDon’t Stop

Golden TriangleGolden Triangle

Sea WolfA Wolf At The Table

Mew’s new album

Imogen Heap’s new album

Mumford & Sons’ album

Camera Obscura’s new album

Akron/Family’s new album

Bell Orchestre’s new album

Doves’ new album

Metric’s new album

Just thinking about all of these upcoming albums is getting me really excited.

To celebrate the birth of new music here are some samples from upcoming albums from some of my favourite bands and artists.

Metric – Help I’m Alive (from upcoming LP)

Andrew Bird – Useless Creatures (Bonus Disc from upcoming album, Noble Beast)

click to listen

Lily Allen – The Fear (From upcoming album)

AC Newman – There May Be Ten or Twelve (from upcoming Get Guilty)

Canadian Invasion – Three Cheers for the Invisible Hand (from upcoming album)

What albums are you most excited to hear in the upcoming year? (oh boy I’m still rhyming)

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I stumbled upon this pretty decent remix of the song “Roscoe” done by Erol Alkan and Richard Norris, aka Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve. I still like the original version better…but here it is, take a listen:

Midlake – Roscoe (Remix)

If you love Midlake as much as I do you can check out their live KEXP performance here.

And in case you were wondering, Midlake is currently in the studio working diligently on their next studio album, which will be entitled The Courage of Others will supposedly be released at some time in 2008. I can’t wait!!!

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