**HEY JUST REAL QUICK: The Explore Music thing at Harbourfront is full up now, so don't RSVP anymore thanks! You can watch it on the internet I think.***
Hey you can stream DCTL on NPR right now. That's a cool radio station in the USA if you are not from there and don't know. You probably know. It's right HERE. We all know that if you are reading this blog you've already heard the entire record already and have made your judgements known and are already thinking about what hilarious boilerplate yr gonna leave about in the comment section (unless you are a spammer) or on vivalavinyl to make us all feel bad about our place in the world. Or something. What I'm saying is that it probably won't be your "first" listen to the record if you click thru to the NPR site. (Because you illegally downloaded it)
Anyhow, my point was the NPR article also has some insight about the conception of the record and the story that you can follow along with while you are listening to the record (on the website...for 80 minutes). If that isn't enough, remember you can actually hear us talk about these same songs live in person next Tuesday at Harbourfront in Toronto (facebook invite right HERE.). Honestly though if you are gonna come to that I might step on the rsvp-ing because space is limited and there will be free chips and beer I think, so no doubt half the people there are gonna come for just that anyways. Which kind of gives me a good idea - what if our shows for this summer were just the 6 of us sitting in chairs talking about the songs, rather than actually playing them? We'd be like the punk James Taylor, except with no music AT ALL, just stories about the songs (and there is no way we'd play a benefit for myspace, even if it was in a movie). That would be fun right? Everyone could still mosh and do whatever, which would kind of make all that cooler anyhow, because it would be really surreal and fun to just have this room full of sweaty punks moshing along to us reciting lyrics about love and discussion calmly how many bus trips we had to take to New York to get this thing done. Damian would wade into the crowd with a long mic as he does, but instead of singing, he would just be gently answering questions, in your face. Jonah would obviously have his shirt off and be wearing those gross shorts he wears to play the drums, but there would be no sweat and no drum set, just consideration of Thatcherite Britain and the decline of the Garden City movement. Anyhow, think about it.
And then of course there will be our other June 7th event that we don't have full details on yet.
Did I mention there are some new pre-order opportunities for DCTL up now?
Interpunk is doing this thing where the first 100 people to order the CD get an autographed booklet. Get that HERE.
Same deal for Newbury Comics, right HERE.