by charles poladian (pixies pic by renaud monfourny)

The Reel goes on even though summer seems to have retreated. The rain can put me in a mood, but there is so much new music it is hard to feel blue for too long. Looking on the bright side of things, some of our favorite bands are coming back, lots of young bands are making good music, and things are looking better with each passing day. Are you ready Reel?

Artist: Cymbals Eat Guitars
Song: Tunguska


Sunny Day Real Zombie

Dead band say what? Through divine prophecy, QC’s own Chuck Bell may have facilitated this resurrection. Things were looking bleak for fans of Sunny Day Real Estate, it has been nine years since any incarnation of SDRE was around. Well, the band is alive and will be touring this fall! Check that out and do you hear that? That’s the collective noise of the internets falling over itself in joy. Sub Pop is also set to reissue the first two LP’s with additional tracks and new liner notes. All dates below.

Sunny Day Real Estate 2009 Tour Dates:
09/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/20 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
09/21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
09/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
09/25 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
09/27 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/03 – Atlanta, GA @ CW Center Stage
10/05 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/07 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
10/09 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
10/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/15 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater

The Bird and the Bee and the Quirky New Video

Videos with friends usually are pretty funny for everyone involved. There is a certain comfort involved that lets every get loose and let their guard down. The Bird and the Bee have made such a video for “My Love”. It’s colorful, offbeat, and choreographed in an endearing and playful way. You can check out the vid here.

When Will My Sonic Youth Obsession End?

It won’t be any time soon if they keep doing things like what they did last night on Jimmy Fallon. The version of “No Way” is amazing. Stunningly tight and rocking hard. The other interesting thing is what Thurston Moore is wearing.

Eagerly Awaiting The Pixies Announcement

The Pixies have played two shows (Isle of Wright and a private invite show) and released the box se Minotaur. We knew that Black Francis was touring solo and with Grand Duchy and The Breeders were playing Sled Island, but now we know even more of their itinerary including two NYC dates. Although the calendar does not match up, all this activity makes me want a Fall Pixies tour.

Grand Duchy Tour Dates

July 16 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
July 17 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
July 18 Coney Island, New York, NY @ Siren Festival
July 19 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
July 24 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
July 25 Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Festival

Black Francis Tour Dates

July 6 Edmonton @ Starlight
July 7 Calgary @ The Grand
July 8 Regina @ The Exchange
July 10 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
July 11 Madison, WI @ High Noon (early show)
July 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
July 15 Easton, MD @ Avalon Theatre
July 20 Wellfleet, MA @ Beachcomber
July 23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 29 Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
Aug 2 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
Aug 4 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre

The Breeders Tour Dates

06/26/09 Calgary, AB @Olympic Plaza
08/18/09 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/19/09 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/22/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club Lounge
08/23/09 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

Album Alerts For the Fall

The fall seems to be a happening time. Several bands announced new music to be dropped including the Arctic Monkeys and Dodos. Couple of highlights below.

Darlings – Yeah I Know – 8/11 ( No track list yet)

Arctic Monkeys – Humbug – 8/25

01. My Propeller
02. Crying Lightning
03. Dangerous Animals
04. Secret Door
05. Potion Approaching
06. Fire & The Thud
07. Cornerstone
08. Dance Little Liar
09. Pretty Visitors
10. The Jeweller’s Hands

The Dodos – Time to Die – 9/22

01. Small Deaths
02. Longform
03. Fables
04. The Strums
05. This Is A Business
06. Two Medicines
07. Troll Nacht
08. Acorn Factory
09. Time To Die

Islands – Vapours – 9/22 ( No track list yet)

Girls – Album - 9/22

1. Lust For Life
2. Laura
3. Ghostmouth
4. Goddamn
5. Big Bad Mean Motherfucker
6. Hellhole Ratrace
7. Headache
8. Summertime
9. Lauren Marie
10. Morning Light
11. Curls
12. Darling

The Almighty Defenders (Black Lips and King Khan) – The Almighty Defenders – 9/22

01. All My Loving
02. The Ghost With the Most
03. Bow Down and Die
04. Cone of Light
05. Jihad Blues
06. 30 Second Air Blast
07. Death Cult Soup n’ Salad
08. I’m Coming Home
09. Over the Horizon
10. She Came Before Me
11. The Great Defender

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