Thursday, March 29, 2007

Spoon in Muscular Dystrophy benefit, the sequel

One down... a couple more to go.

Photo by kk+Britt Daniel (Spoon) just confirmed he's on for the second Muscular Dystrophy benefit show (hosted by my good friend Mitch,) which will happen Monday May 7, at the Crocodile here in Seattle. You may recall the first benefit featured James Mercer (The Shins,) Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers, ex-Archers of Loaf) and Joel R.L. Phelps (ex- Silkworm,) and it also was a hit, raising around $13K for the MD research.

With Daniel on board, it's just a matter of time for the other two slots to get filled. Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service) was tentatively on the bill, but tour responsibilities had forced his exodus. One rumor swelling involves a certain Portland trio from the 90's who are due for a reunion. Perhaps you know of an artist available around that time to contribute? (Keeping in mind, of course, the performers mentioned so far.)

Spoon recently revealed the album name (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga) and track information for the new album, due to drop in July (about the same time as baby # here in Drakeland.) Producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion produced the track "The Underdog" (hooray) while the rest were handled by longtime collaborator Mike McCarthy (Chartattack.)

Here's the tracklistin for Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga:
01 Don't Make Me a Target
02 The Ghost of You Lingers
03 You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
04 Don't You Evah
05 Rhthm and Soul
06 Eddie's Ragga
07 The Underdog
08 My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
09 Finer Feelings
10 Black Like Me

I doubt Britt will be bringing new friend Flavor Flav, unfortunately.

SXSW Spoon photos by kk+
Aidan Leffler
Charley's Fund - Benefitting Research toward a cure or treatment for DMD

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