Close. But no cigar.

This year's ARIA Award for Best Pop Release went to the Veronicas, instead of our beloved and deserving Josh Pyke. To even be nominated though is a real accomplishment, and Josh will be too busy with his UK Tour with Ben Kweller (go to the shows section) and the upcoming 2007 release of Memories and Dust to dwell on it too long. Onwards and upwards.

Feeding the Wolves


Sowing Season

The first single from Brand New's forthcoming record The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (see the full tracklist) will be "Sowing Season (Yeah)." If you're one of the callous scofflaws that downloaded the leaked Brand New demos a while back, track 8 of that demo would eventually evolve into "Sowing Season (Yeah)."

A quick google search on a slow day yielded this short story by one Thomas O'Malley, titled "The Sowing Season." It's a quick read and I quite enjoyed it.

The best kind of blog posts are the ones that propagate unsubstantiated rumors, so here's something for you to chew on: Thomas O'Malley is a professor at the University of Missouri. Brand New recorded this record at Sweet Tea in Oxford, Mississippi. Both states start with "Miss." So Jesse Lacey almost definitely read this story and named the song after it. You read it here first.

If you preorder the record, you'll get a copy of the single for free, with an exclusive b-side called "Coca Cola." I did it.

***UPDATE*** you can now stream "Sowing Season" at myspace.


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According to the band's Wikipedia entry (although qualified with the speculation disclaimer) Brand New's latest record will be called The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. Here's the (supposed) tracklisting:

1. Sowing Season (Yeah)
2. Millstone
3. Jesus Christ
4. Degausser
5. Limousine
6. You Won't Know
7. Welcome to Bangkok
8. Not the Sun
9. Luca
10. Untitled
11. Archers
12. Handcuffs

According to the band's own site, it'll be released November 21st.

All the blood just rushed out of my head.