Girls Across America
Why is it that some of you have STILL not signed up to participate in Girls Across America? I mean, really? I know that I’ve already told you that participating is the ONLY WAY TO GET A LIMITED INDIE-RETAIL-ONLY PIECE OF GIRLS VINYL, right? Haven’t I told you that? Man. Don’t you want A LIMITED INDIE-RETAIL-ONLY PIECE OF GIRLS VINYL? Don’t you want that? Man.
So sign up already! It’s gonna be awesome. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about (you should) email me and say “Hey Mike, what the hell are you talking about?”
In short, on Friday 9/16 we’re live-streaming a Girls instore on the websites of independent record stores nationwide. Stores who participate in the stream get a LIMITED INDIE-RETAIL-ONLY PIECE OF VINYL to sell to your devoted customers. Duh.
Speaking Of That New Girls Album
I know we’ve told you already but I’m gonna keep telling you and then keep telling you some more that the new Girls album Father, Son, Holy Ghost has some totally killer bonuses. First off, LP1 of this double LP is on standard black wax and LP2 is on White Vinyl. It’s like an Oreo cookie that rocks. Secondly, the LP comes a bonus flexi disc featuring non-album track “Love Life.” This flexi is available only at Independent Retail. Stoked.
It’s out 9/13 and we’re celebrating with GIRLS ACROSS AMERICA (see above, man).
Best Odd Future
Hey remember when I sent that big rah-rah email about us little guys being on top of the pile and how awesome it’d be if and when that happened? Yea well last night Tyler, The Creator won the 2011 MTV VMA for Best New Artist. We’re psyched. Tyler is pscyheder.
St. Vincent Makes Her 2nd or 3rd National Television Debut Tonight On Letterman
Yes I know what DEBUT means. And I know that Ms. Vincent (nee Clark) has played late-night TV before. But damn I just love the way “debut” rolls off the tounge. And saying things with a silent T at the end make me feel all French and urbane.
Tonight St. Vincent will be playing “Cruel” – the first single from her album Strange Mercy – on The David Letterman Program. So check it out if you’re still awake.
I’ll be Tivo’ing because my parents make me go to sleep as soon as the streetlights come on.
In other St. Vincent news, the video for the aforementioned “Cruel” premiered last week on Huffington Post. It’s pretty disturbing. Watch it. And then read the REVIEW of St. Vincent’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. But you probably already have as it got picked up more or less EVERYWHERE.
Hot Tip From The Rough Trade Wire
Rough Trade has two very awesome records by two very awesome artists coming out later this fall. Stay tuned for further news but for right now, get psyched that Jeffrey Lewis’ A Turn In The Dream-Songs hits shelves on October 11.
Later that month, Austinites Strange Boys see the release of their Rough Trade debut Live Music (that’s “Live” like “I live here, dude.” Not “Live” like that fucking awesome band from York, PA with the bald dude singer). That one is out October 25.
Remember When The Horrors Played That Show For MTV And They Filmed It And It Looked Awesome?
I do, bro. I do. Check out the entire performance from the Big Apple’s Studio At Webster Hall RIGHT NOW.
Hey I sure hope all my East Coasters are doing ok after this weekend. Let us know if we can help in anyway. And no, I’m not talking about a Pavement instore. Don’t play on my emotions, homes.
You Ever See A Muppet Play Blast Beats?
This newsletter would have been much funnier if I were on the beach during a hurricane trying to report whilst getting knocked over by wind gusts.
Hey this is “Handsome” Mike V signing off like Vin Scully. Keep it real, USA.