NEWS: Sydney Festival 2012 program unveiled…

The Sydney Festival has announced its official program for 2012 with an excellent music line-up as has become the norm over the last few years…

  • Amiina
  • AA Bondy
  • Andrew Weatherall & Neville Watson
  • Animagica
  • Assembly
  • Asa & Fefe
  • Beth Orton
  • CANT
  • Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackettes
  • Dan Deacon Ensemble & John Maus
  • Dan Sultan & Busby Marou with Kasey Chambers
  • Deerhoof and DJ Yamantaka Eye (The Boredoms)
  • Ed Kuepper
  • Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces)
  • Fatoumata Diawara
  • Future Classic DJ Koze & Prins Thomas
  • Holly Throsby presents See!
  • I Am Eora
  • IOTA: Young, Hard and Solo
  • J Mascis
  • Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau
  • Juliana Barwick
  • KORT
  • Kurt Wagner
  • Lambchop
  • Mad Racket: Peven Everett
  • Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane
  • Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro and Electric Empire
  • New Navy
  • Nick Zinner’s 41 Strings
  • Norman Jay
  • Shabazz Palaces, Taylor McFerrin & Shangaan Electro
  • So Frenchy So Chic: Nouvelle Vague & Moriarty
  • Sons & Daughters, Songs & The Laurels
  • Taraf de Haidouks & Kocani Orkestar – Band of Gypsies
  • The Jolly Boys
  • The Pedrito Martinez Group & Watussi
  • The Stepkids & Electric Wire Hustle
  • The Whitest Boy Alive
  • Tune-Yards & Jonti
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Washington presents Insomnia

NEWS: Fiery Furnace Eleanor to release solo album…

Great news that Eleanor Friedberger from Fiery Furnaces is due to release her debut solo album Last Summer this July. I spoke to her a couple of years ago around the time of their last full length I’m Going Away and she told me:

I think before I die I will make a solo record it is safe to say.

The album is out July 17th via Merge who are throwing around references to Sparks, Donovan, Procol Harum, Kath Bloom, Lô Borges and Todd Rundgren. Sounds like it will be an eclectic mix.