For those of you not lucky enough to get your hands on The Twilight Singers’ The Killer Teenage Wristband EP, you can now stream the tracks here at SK. Launch the Killer Teenage Wristband Whoa! That was more popular than I anticipated. 3.6 Gigs of bandwidth in 26 hours. Enough to shut the site down for the afternoon. I’ll find a better way to present these songs. The player will return.
There is a new Twilight Singers article and interview with Greg Dulli in the current issue of DIW magazine (issue 5.3). Subscribers also get a 7″ single with an exclusive TS track, “Wicked.” The single is not available at the newsstand and is not available via back issue. Of note in the interview, nearly 50 songs were recorded in the Blackberry sessions. You can read the article here at SK.
There’s a new Dulli interview up at FHM. Tupac is dead, Andy Kaufman is alive. Currently at FHM, not yet archived. Read the Archive at SK
Birdman/One Little Indian have started a Twilight Singers street team. I’ve talked with Ginger, the team leader and it seems like it could be pretty cool. They’re giving away free TS stuff as an incentive for joining. It’s good to see the labels putting this together to promote the band, tour, and album. Check it out and get some free swag. Official Twilight Singers Street Team
No word as to why; but the Seattle and/or Portland Twilight Singers dates have been postponed. Update – The shows were postponed due to logistics. The west coast dates will now be at the END of the tour, rather than the beginning. Don’t worry, Seattle and Portland WILL get shows. Just later, rather than sooner.
TWILIGHT SINGERS A name behind which the Afghan Whigs’ singer Greg Dulli makes whatever kinds of albums he wants to make. “Blackberry Belle” is slightly grandiose pomp-rock, with Mr. Dulli’s whispery voice feather-dusting the songs. Like, say, Tom Petty, but along entirely different music-business models, Mr. Dulli is finally a guy who simply knows how to make music that feels good in the ear. Oct. 14. Birdman. NY Times Jazz and Pop Releases
Unfortunately full of inaccuracies, Undercover Media, Australia has published a brief article on the new TS album. The one interesting bit is the mention of the album being released by Shock Music Group in November. Shock is Australia’s largest independent distributor (according to their website, anyway). The Twilight Singers have not been added to Shock’s roster online; but if the article is correct, that means good things for Australian fans. Undercover.com.au
One Little Indian, the Twilight Singers’ UK label has released ‘The Killer Teenage Wristband,’ a radio only promo, featuring three tracks from the upcoming Blackberry Belle. You can hear ‘Teenage Wristband’ at KEXP’s archive: Wed. September 3, 7:19 AM (I actually got it at 8:18; but the playlist says 7:19). KEXP.org
I wanted to pass the following note along to those who made it out to the Twilight Singers shows last weekend. “Just want to say a big thanks to all the folks that came out to see us play last week, they really made us feel loved. We debuted a number of songs off the new album, but we threw in some of our favorites from the first CD too. The band is really excited about the upcoming tour, we’ll be making a lot of…
The new Twilight Singers EP, “Black is the Color..” is now available through the Birdman website. The EP is $8. Also, the Singers have a new show scheduled for October 31 at Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. Tickets can be ordered from Ticketweb. $13, 21 and up. Update: There is another show scheduled for Berbati’s Pan in Portland on October 30. $10. 8:30 PM. Lots of talk in the Forum about the two LA shows.