A few exciting things from the House of Tomorrow newsletter:
** UPCOMING VINYL RELEASES
The Magnetic Fields are readying the re-release of their catalog on full-length 12" vinyl albums. Merge Records will start the run with "The Charm of the Highway Strip," out on May 6 in the US. Nonesuch Records will follow this summer with a pressing of "Distortion," the band's January 2008 release. This fall, Merge Records will release the vinyl edition of "Get Lost."
!!!!!!! Apparently, good things come to those who wait....10 years.
** NEW TRACK RELEASED APRIL 8: "THE MAN OF A MILLION FACES"
An image by photographer Phil Toledano and the word "1974" provided the inspiration for Stephin Merritt's "The Man of a Million Faces," composed last year in two days for the first installment of National Public Radio's "Project Song." "The Man of Million Faces" is now available as a special download-only track on iTunes, Amazon, and other music services worldwide.
Also, Charles reviews Distortion here (and kind of liked it).
And I am now the proud owner of one of these.