Anyway, I thought Agenda Suicide is the best song off their "Danse Macabre" album. You'll probably disagree.
I am actually kind of ashamed to admit to really liking The Faint's album, Danse Macabre, because it sounded so much like Information Society. I am excited to report that Saddle Creek will be reissuing the album in a Deluxe Edition format, for sale on October 30th.
The reissued album will be remastered with six bonus tracks and a DVD. Hardcore fans will want to get their hands on the double vinyl (with CD and DVD). Physical packaging is strictly limited to 5,000 copies (3,000 for the vinyl).
To celebrate its release, the band will start on a promotional tour the first week of November. They are coming back to First Avenue in Minneapolis on December 13th. I saw the band in 2008, and noted that the band puts on a "spectacular light show consisting of part rave, part Casio-crashing, part discotheque, but all fun."
The Faint tour dates:
11/08: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
11/09: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue *
11/10: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *
11/13: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
11/14: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/16: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *^
11/17: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom ^
11/20: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^
11/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *^
11/24: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *^
11/27: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *#
11/28: Austin, TX @ Emo's East #
11/30: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *#
12/01: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *#
12/02: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
12/05: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *#
12/06: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *#
12/07: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *#
12/08: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *#
12/09: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *#
12/11: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *#
12/12: Chicago, IL @ Metro *#
12/13: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *#
12/14: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *#
* = with Trust
^ = with Casket Girls
# = with Icky Blossoms
I saw Sallie Ford last year, which I admitted to "loving her album, Dirty Radio, since I heard it".
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside's Dirty Radio is being reissued as a "Deluxe Edition" this September 4th, via Partisan Records. While this re-release doesn't seem to have new packaging or extra discs, it only contains two bonus tracks: "Like A Drug" and "Not An Animal" (both previously unreleased). Dirty Radio is still a terrific album, so if you haven't bought it, perhaps the two bonus tracks might entice you.
The Portland quartet also just announced a new fall tour, starting in Minneapolis' 7th Street Entry.
09/06 Chicago, Ill. @ The Hideout
09/07 Bowling Green, Ohio @ Black Swamp Arts Festival
09/08 Bowling Green, Ohio @ Black Swamp Arts Festival
09/09 Athens, Ohio @ Union Bar & Grill
09/12 Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement
09/14 Kansas City, Mo. @ The Record Bar
09/15 Omaha, NE @ The Sydney
09/16 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
09/21 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
If you don't know who Bob Mould is, he is probably best known for being the guitarist and singer of Minneapolis's Hüsker Dü. After their breakup, Mould returned with a new rock sound in another influential band called Sugar.
As I have previously mentioned, Bob Mould is currently on tour to play Sugar's Copper Blue album in its entirety live because of the album's 20th anniversary this year.
His latest album, Silver Age, is coming out September 4th on Merge Records. The first 400 preorders will get a bonus patch!
Bob Mould's previous band, Sugar, is getting a couple of reissues. I am excited about the three-disc Copper Blue from Ryko Disc. The whole album, including four B-Sides and the Beaster EP, have been remastered. The third disc is a live recording of Sugar's Chicago show in 1992.
Catch Bob Mould on tour:
09/08 @ 9:30 Club in Washington DC*
09/08 @ 9:30 Club in Washington DC
09/10 @ Paradise in Boston, MA*
09/11 @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA*
09/13 @ Metro in Chicago, IL*
09/14 @ Metro in Chicago, IL*
09/15 @ First Ave in Minneapolis, MN*
09/18 @ Showbox in Seattle, WA*
09/19 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR*
09/21 @ Fillmore in San Francisco, CA*
09/21-09/23 @ DeLuna Fest in Pensacola Beach, FL
10/30 @ El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA*
11/02 @ Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX (Bob Mould Plays Copper Blue).
* Silver Age/Copper Blue