Two Afghan Whigs references from major media in the past week. In Popmatters.com’s review of the Damien Rice show at TLA in Philadelphia, they say it was “the greatest rock and roll show that the Theater of Living Arts has seen since the Afghan Whigs blew the doors off in 1999.” Read the Article. The Oregonian’s review of the Interpol show in Portland said, “Interpol also showed the influences of more modern, guitar-drenched bands such as the Afghan Whigs, Shudder to Think, Radiohead and even…
Listen to the Twilight Singers track “Wicked”, exclusive to the October issue of DIW magazine. It’s a limited run of 777 copies.
The Twilight Singers gig list has been updated. 11.04.2003 Bluebird Denver, CO 11.06.2003 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE 11.07.2003 400 Bar Minneapolis, MS 11.08.2003 Double Door Chicago, IL 11.09.2003 Double Door Chicago, IL 11.10.2003 Magic Stick Detroit, MI 11.11.2003 Southgate House Newport, KY 11.12.2003 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH 11.14.2003 Black Cat Washington, DC 11.15.2003 Khyber Pass Philadelphia, PA 11.16.2003 TT The Bears Cambridge, MA 11.17.2003 Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY 11.19.2003 Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, GA 11.20.2003 Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA 11.21.2003 Rhythm Room Houston,…
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