Jay Bennett R.I.P.

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It is with a heavy heart that I post this, but this source (and the rumour mill here as well) have confirmed the death of Jay Bennett. According to the report, it states that Bennett died in his sleep. The documentary, I’m Trying to Break Your Heart, did no justice for him and made him out to be a neurotic crazy unable to mend a working¬† relationship with Jeff Tweedy.¬† You can download his appropriately titled new album, Whatever Happened I Apologized, here.

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The Killers add a Boulder date!

Huge news!

The Victims Pre-Sale on 1/9/09 – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO

On Friday, January 9th, 2009 at 10:00 AM (local venue time), members of The Victims, the official fan club of The Killers, will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets for the January 16th show at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado.


The Killers vs Arcade Fire-Killer Mirror (team9 vs. Stereogum remix)[mp3]

To purchase tickets, login to www.TheKillersVictims.com, go to “The Road” section of the site, click on the event to view information, then click the “Buy Pre-Sale Tickets” link. Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Tickets are non-transferable. Will call only with valid photo identification. Limit two (2) tickets per person. Purchase your tickets as soon as possible because quantities are limited. Pre-sale will end when allotment is exhausted. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on January 10th, 2009 at 9:00 AM (local venue time).

Pre-Sale Start: Friday, January 9th, 2009 at 10:00 AM (local venue time)

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The BPA (Brighton Port Authority)

I don’t think they’re referring to the north suburb of Denver , however, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) is bringing together some of the most eclectic noisemakers and rabble-rousers he could assimilate and create a unique music project using David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, Emmy The Great, Iggy Pop, Pete York, Jack Penate, Jamie T, Martha Wainwright, Conan, Olly Hite, Lateef, Ashley Beedle, Simon Thornton, Thomas Gandey, and Justin Robertson to create the BPA. A proper album comes out in the US on January 20th, 2009.


The BPA (featuring David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal)-Toe Jam [mp3]

Toe Jam Video

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The BPA (Brighton Port Authority)

I don’t think they’re referring to the north suburb of Denver , however, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) is bringing together some of the most eclectic noisemakers and rabble-rousers he could assimilate and create a unique music project using David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, Emmy The Great, Iggy Pop, Pete York, Jack Penate, Jamie T, Martha Wainwright, Conan, Olly Hite, Lateef, Ashley Beedle, Simon Thornton, Thomas Gandey, and Justin Robertson to create the BPA. A proper album comes out in the US on January 20th, 2009.


The BPA (featuring David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal)-Toe Jam [mp3]

Toe Jam Video

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The New Monarchs

The New Monarchs
are a duo from Minnesota that will fill the void until Postal Service make a new album and the best part is that they’re a little harder in terms of their beats. Think of them as being on steroids and voila! Their new album , Blueprints, is set to be released Oct. 28th via Soup Bowl Records and they will take off on a short Midwest tour.

The New Monarchs-Across Your Hands [mp3]


NOVEMBER MIDWEST TOUR:
11/7 – Duluth, MN – Beaner’s Central
11/9 – Chicago, IL – Ronny’s Bar
11/10 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
11/11 – Lincoln, NE – Box Awesome
11/12 – Omaha, NE – PS Collective
11/13 – Vermillion, SD – Raziel’s
11/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Cat Klub (CD Release Show!) w/Ghost in the Water, Laarks, & I, Colossus