Pick Your Poison: Monday 7-23-12
Happy Monday to you. I hope your weekend was excellent. Mine was spent being lazy, which is always nice to do every now and then. In today’s slice of music news, I’m happy to report that New Order is back, and will be touring the U.S. for the first time in seven years this fall. Naturally, bassist Peter Hook, who quit the band in 2007, is quite unhappy to hear his old bandmates are continuing on without him. Somehow Hook still maintains he’s doing the world a favor, going out and touring with a band to play classic Joy Division records while singer Ian Curtis rolls over in his grave. But whatever, New Order has classic albums themselves. You can view the full list of North American tour dates by clicking here. They’ll be at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on 10/21, by the way. I’ll hopefully be going to that show, and if you’re in the area I hope you’ll go too. As to today’s Pick Your Poison, let me pass out some gold stars to tracks from The Archives, Brainstorm, Maria Minerva, Team Bayside High, and Sweet Valley, which is a new instrumental project from Nathan Williams of Wavves. In the Soundcloud section, stream great new songs from Freelance Whales and Menomena.