Mixed Fountains Of Wayne news here. The bad news is that the release of 'Mexican Wine' (taken from the American pop/rock group's latest LP, 'Welcome Interstate Mangagers') as a single has been shelved by label S-Curve, despite the video getting TV rotation and being playlisted by XFM and 6 Music. Instead, they're releasing it as download-only via mycokemusic.com. Meanwhile,
The good news is that the band have finally announced plans for a B-sides collection. The group have a wealth of non-LP material that would force any comprehensive collection onto two discs. Co-songwriter, bass player and backing vocalist Adam Schlesinger told Billboard: "We've got about 25 B-sides that we own the rights to. A lot of them should have been A-sides or at least album tracks." There is speculation that the collection could include some new tracks as well as their infamous 'Baby One More Time' cover. It looks as though it will see the light of day before the end of the year, going some way to curbing the illegal trade of bootlegs on eBay.
The band are currently on tour in the USA and will be making an appearence at the V-Festival in the UK later this year.