Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's new with you?

What's everyone up to?
Everyone's favorite style of blogging: the Internet round-up.

Locals Dancer Vs. Politician saw their song "Hochtief" was a Top Tune on KCRW in January. Click for details.

Drive-By Truckers
In between sessions writing and recording their upcoming album, the Truckers are touring with locals Bloodkin, playing solo shows and backing up Booker T. at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
For more Truckers news, check them out here.

Of Montreal
The band has released a new REMIX EP with Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple). Here's the Stereogum review.

Kyle Dawkins, the incredibly talented Athens guitarist, has some new songs posted on his Myspace page.

Ryan Hetrick, normally running things behind the scenes (Sleepy Horses manager, 40 Watt staffer)... is playing more solo shows these days. Ryan is playing with Kaitlin Jones and Lera Lynn at Flicker Bar on February 4th.

Venice is Sinking posted new live video on their Myspace blog.

Eikon Productions has lots of new material available on their website. There is a new Athens Soundie - a one-take, lo-fi, live performance caught on camera. The local production company has also been following Of Montreal around the country getting footage for an upcoming DVD.
Check out all their latest work here - featuring The Explorers Club, as well as a new video for Hope For agoldensummer.

Five-Eight is back in the studio - with drummer Tigger Ferguson - working a new album. Guitarist Sean Dunn has re-joined the band for their latest work as well.