Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PUJOL in New York Times, Fresh Vid From Madi Diaz, Diarrhea Planet's Loose Jewels out on Cassette and More [Newsy Bits]

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM

PUJOLs Mitch Jones
  • Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times
  • PUJOL's Mitch Jones
* With all that talk of Nashvillians heading to NYC for CMJ, some Big Apple coverage of Music City denizens was to be expected. And lo and behold, brainy punksters PUJOL managed to get some coverage — both a photo and a very brief write-up — from The New York Times. "Pujol, a punky songwriter from Nashville," says Jon Pareles, "had a better idea: adding some twang and a skipped beat now and then, with a little self-revelation in the lyrics." Props to contributor William Hooker for sending the link along.

* Not long ago, local pop songstress Madi Diaz released her EP Far From Things That We Know, which our own Edd Hurt wrote up. Her full-length, titled Plastic Moon, will be out in January. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on a live rendition of the sweetly nostalgic and anthemic "Time" that was recorded by Diaz and her band at Smoakstack Studios. See the video here or after the jump. [Via American Songwriter]

* You may recall that contributor Lance Conzett really liked Diarrhea Planet's recent LP, Loose Jewels. It's already been released on vinyl and CD by Infinity Cat, but if you're the sort of person who likes cassettes, LJ is available on tape today via Burger Records. And if you want a taste of Diarrhea Planet (gross), listen to "Warm Ridin'" here or after the jump.

And in other bite-sized bits, Vince Gill recently performed on NPR's Mountain Stage, Nashville-frequenting Alabaman monsters of soul The Alabama Shakes were featured as part of World Cafe's "World Cafe: Next" series, and local electronic/hip-hop blog Break on a Cloud has some footage of Foster the People and Ghostland Observatory's respective SoundLand sets.

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