Oct 30, 2007

OMG, Wayne is Stunned, Delighted, Faints With Delight, Needs Oxygen...

Well I am as happy as this kitten. This has been well reported here and here. But this is so exciting I just HAVE to say something. Firstly after the Big Day Out lineup became the Big Let Down (except for the awesome Arcade Fire), I was a little pessimistic about any exciting new shows in the new year. Bur fear not, for there is now an avalanche of goodness coming our way.

Today the St Jeromes Laneway Festival lineup was announced. Holy Cow, it is incredible.
Okkervil River
Kevin Drew
The Panics
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Presets
Dan Deacon
The Holidays
Via Tania
Little Red

Words fail me at this point. Tickets go on sale November 8.

The mighty Wilco are returning. March 18 at the Enmore Theatre. Yes!

All Tomorrow Parties' Don't Look Back series is coming to Australia. The legendary Sonic Youth will be performing their landmark "Daydream Nation" at the Enmore on February 18. More of this series is coming to Australia. November 1 will see more announcements. This is the same date that the Sydney Festival will announce its program. I just hope they have something special lined up. Please!

Just read on Pitchfork that the awesome Jagjaguwar have signed Bon Iver and will be releasing his "For Emma, Forever Ago" in early 2008. This album is currently out of print, but what I have heard from it is suitably awesome. So we will all get the chance to hear it in 2008.
MP3: Skinny Love-Bon Iver

Also received the new Zookeeper album in the mail recently. "Becoming All Things" is truly a magnificent piece of music. I look forward to giving it plenty of spins in the coming months.
MP3: Becoming All Things-Zookeeper


  • At October 31, 2007 , Anonymous Karen said...

    Aha, that picture is perfect.

    This week has been so exciting.

  • At October 31, 2007 , Anonymous nikki said...

    yesterday was such a good day, and I owe it to that lineup announcement. i can't wait.

  • At November 01, 2007 , Anonymous anne said...

    doesn't take a lot to make you australians happy huh? I'm kidding, but yes indeed that lineup does look stunning. you know jose gonzalez is going to australia in january right? yay for lineups! =)

  • At November 01, 2007 , Blogger Wayne said...

    Anne, unfortunately we don't normally get festivals like this. And I have my tickets for Jose Gonzalez. Major update today, Sufjan is coming to Australia in January. Hooray!!!!!


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