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Friday, April 3rd 2009
The Quietus apologies for the tardy delivery of our mailout this week. But, teacher, the dog that ate our homework was a good'un. For yesterday we had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours in bibulous conversation with Mark E Smith, wherein he told us the The Fall would be releasing their next album on Domino Records in June this year. So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth (http://tinyurl.com/d9r7kl). Later today, we'll be celebrating this news with a Spotify playlist of songs covered by Mark E Smith & co over the years. We also had an exclusive on Pet Shop Boys history with Brian Eno: (http://tinyurl.com/d6pyrp). And now, better late than never, here's what we've had up on The Quietus this past week:
John Doran heads to glamorous Stockport to talk Jodrell Bank, Kraftwerk and future retro. Oh, and a bit about their new album – and career best – 'Kingdom Of Rust'
Animal Collective interview:
The Geologist on living in the hot and troubled Arizona desert, and why he doesn't mind being called a hippy.
New music columns
We welcome two new columns showcasing the best new music. Kev Kharas' Dragnet (http://tinyurl.com/ddz62a) looks at a special Spider & The Flies Horrors mix, Atlas Sound live, and Marco Bernardi's tech house. Meanwhile, Sonic Router (http://tinyurl.com/dfwd2m) tracks down the best in dubstep and looks at where the movement is headed next.
David Stubbs on the battle between Thatcherite pop and Marxist funk; a look back at the work of Electric Light Orchestra; artist Pete Fowler on his toy collecting habit; an extract from Wilson Neate's 33 1/3 book on Wire's 'Pink Flag'; and an Escape Velocity on Vessels.
AND ALSO: REVIEWS
Reviews of albums from Pet Shop Boys, DAF, Pearl Jam, Bonnie Prince Billy, Royksopp, 1990s, Mastodon, The-Dream,
Tonight The Quietus will be playing records at The Lexington on Pentonville Road. Come join us, one & all,
until then, thanks for reading,