May 13, 2008

Album/label/tour news from The Faint

In yesterday’s post I mentioned Saddle Creek as being the home of danse-macabre band The Faint, and as I typed that sentence, I wondered what was going on with their punk new-wave selves.

Turns out that the news today is that they’ve actually left Saddle Creek to form their own label called blank.wav, and that they’ll have a new record coming out August 5th called Fasciinatiion (with that many “i”s). If you wonder to yourself why this is anticipated news ’round these parts, please check a few of my favorite tunes that The Faint have had their hands into these past few years:

Posed to Death – The Faint (love it!)
Worked Up So Sexual (Chris Walla/Death Cab mix) – The Faint
Y Control (The Faint remix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It’s also been said that The Faint puts on one of the best live shows humanly possible, so I am uber-looking forward to seeing them this summer:

July 27 Des Moines, IA – Peoples Court
July 28 Sioux Falls, SD – Ramkota Annex
July 29 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
July 30 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
July 31 Boise, ID – Big Easy Boise
Aug 01 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore
Aug 02 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
Aug 03 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Aug 04 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Aug 05 San Francisco, CA – Grand Ballroom
Aug 07 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
Aug 08 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
Aug 09 San Diego, CA – Soma
Aug 11 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
Aug 12 Dallas, TX – Palladium
Aug 14 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Aug 15 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
Aug 16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Aug 17 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Aug 18 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Aug 20 Worcester, MA – Palladium
Aug 21 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Aug 22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Aug 23 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium

[photo credit Chris Knight]

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  • i really like these guys. terminal 5 is a terrible venue, though. grrr.

    c — May 13, 2008 @ 11:16 am

  • they didn’t fit on saddle creek anyway, everything else on that label is low fi blandness.

    Anonymous — May 13, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  • Speaking of Saddle Creek, I just wrote up a little tribute of producer/engineer and muscian Mike Mogis whose work with Jenny Lewis and Bright Eyes is pretty admirable.

    Brett Terry — May 13, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

  • Thanks for calling my photo “rad rad”, though I do appreciate being asked before my work gets used. Thanks, Neil – dodgy rock’n'roll photography

    Neil — May 15, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  • “I do appreciate being asked before my work gets used.”

    Asked? She credited you. You do have your pictures on the internet for anyone to see. Says your name in the corner.

    Anonymous — May 26, 2008 @ 3:03 am

  • Dear Anonymous retard,

    “Says your name in the corner.”

    Which means that it is willful infringement of a registered copyright in a commercial image. On Flickr and my web site it says “all rights reserved” which means it can not be reposted. And if I was feeling vindictive I could have Blogger take down the image immediately. Or sue for statuary damages.

    Just because it’s on the internet, does not mean that it’s free.

    Neil — May 26, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

  • Neil, I’ve gone ahead and taken that photo down. Sorry for giving your work some publicity there, didn’t realize it would be such a problem.

    heather — May 26, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

  • Heather, I didn’t ask you to take it down, and most often do give permission to any non-commercial site that asks. I do get angry at retards like the previous poster who assume that anything is up there can be taken.

    Neil — May 26, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

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