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The O's albums is available on i-Tunes in Finland and Denmark. Coming soon in Sweden. :-)
Sun, September 25

Reissue of The Week!

Thelonious Monk Quartet "At Carnegie" (Blue Note)

1. The Frames
Fake (Anti- CD)
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth (diy CD)
3. Richard Swift
Beautifulheart (Secretly Canadian CD)
4. Vanessa & The O's
Plus Rien (Rushmore CD)

5. Tangram
Over & Out (Tangram CD)
6. Calla
It Dawned On Me (ARRCO CD)
7. The Onlys
Shine (Detach CD)
8. Broadcast
America's Boy (Warp CD)
9. Ladytron
Destroy Everything You Touch (Ryko CD)
10. Dirty On Purpose
Girls & Sunshine (North Street CD)
11. Editors
Munich (Kitchenware CD)
12. The Rakes
Retreat (Dim Mak CDEP)
13. Brakes
All Night Disco Party (Rough Trade 7")
14. Thelonious Monk Quartet
Crepescule With Nellie (Blue Note CD)
15. Sigur Ros
Gl�s�li (Geffen CD)
16. Neon Blonde
Headlines (Dim Mak CD)
17. The Fall
I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Narnack CD)
18. The Joggers
Wicked Light Sleeper (Startime CD)
19. Test Icicles
Boa vs. Python (Domino 7")
20. Early Man
Death Is The Answer (Matador 12")
21. The Beautiful New Born Children
Do The Do (Domino 7")
22. TV On The Radio
Dry Drunk Emperor (Touch & Go mp3)
23. Devendra Banhart
Canela (XL Recordings CD)
Heads up everyone!
James worked with The Sound of Urchin on the track "Blown Away" by providing guitar & e-bow. The track is now released on their album, "The Diamond."
Did you miss last week's airing of Bagatelle? It was 4th on the 103.1 Indie rock station playlist.
Check out the other songs on the playlist.

  1. Curumin
  2. Grandaddy
    Pull The Curtains
  3. Richard Swift
  4. Vanessa & The O's

9.11.2005 2:48 PM EDT

Norwegian electro-pop artist's eight-date trek kicks off Tuesday.
Photo: Big Beat/Atlantic
Most European pop singers would be in a rush to get famous in America. Not Norwegian electro-pop artist Annie; she's taking it slow. The 26-year-old singer did a quick four-city mini-tour in the U.S. a few months ago, and she'll be doing eight more

"It won't be [just] me and my laptop. I want to do more than that!" — Annie

Photos, audio and video from this story dates starting Tuesday. But there's a reason for her smaller steps: Annie's only been performing live since January.

"It's quite a big challenge for me," she said. "It's completely different than if you're a band. Going into the studio, it's like you're practicing. But when you're doing electronic music, it's a totally different thing to take it out live, play it live. I was really, really scared [the first time], and had to think for a long time about how it would be, but it went OK. I'm becoming much better."

Annie — who started off as a DJ (see "Stunning Norwegian DJ Makes Pop Even Hipsters Can Love") — first bolstered her live performances with a bit of turntable maneuvering, singing for half the set and spending the other half spinning Blondie, M.I.A. and Peaches records to offset her bubblegum electro-funk. Gradually, she built up to singing a full set, leaving turntable duties to her partner, Timo Kaukolampi. And for her next tour, Annie's adding a guitarist. She won't have to look far for moral support, either — she's going to be the opening act for her pals in the Norwegian duo Röyksopp, who helped produce her debut album, Anniemal.

"They're really good friends of mine, and we've been talking for a lot of years about doing something together," she said. "And I think they are really, really good at combining good melodies and exciting production, so I like working with them."

Annie's also recently worked with James Iha, the Rapture, MSTRKRFT and Death from Above 1979's Sebastien Granger, who've all done remixes of her songs (the Rapture, for instance, did a take on "Me Plus One"). She additionally has an entry in the DJ Kicks mix CD series due October 25, featuring Le Tigre and Bow Wow Wow along with two new Annie tracks, "Gimme Your Money" and a live version of "Wedding," a song she debuted on her last U.S. tour. However she presents the new material, though, she promises it won't be boring.

"I've been partying and partying, every day," she laughed. "Not a day without a party. It won't be [just] me and my laptop. I want to do more than that!"

Annie and Röyksopp tour dates, according to her label:

* 9/13 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon
* 9/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
* 9/15 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
* 9/16 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
* 9/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
* 9/20 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
* 9/21 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
* 9/22 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

— Jennifer Vineyard
Annie Tours U.S. With Royksopp!

Annie is back! After doing a quick four city tour earlier this summer, Annie returns to the States, supporting fellow Norwegians Royksopp, with a new show, more songs, and this time bringing a guitarist into the mix along with herself and producer, Timo. After her last round of shows, the golden-locked Norwegian pop-icon has been rehearsing and touring throughout Europe, and the new show is sure to impress. Look out for remixes out soon from The Rapture, James Iha, MSTRKRFT and Sebastien Grangier of DFA1979.

9/13/05 Hollywood, CA Avalon
9/14/05 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
9/15/05 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
9/16/05 Seattle, WA Showbox
9/19/05 Chicago, IL Metro
9/20/05 Toronto, ON The Opera House
9/21/05 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/22/05 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Friday September 16th
Dim Mak Records Presents
The Official Dim Mak Showcase
Two stories!!!
Lola Ray 12:15
Das Oath 11:45
The Rakes 11:00
Neon Blonde 10:15
Lion Fever 10:15
Pony Up! 9:30
Giant Drag 8:45
rotating Djs all night from 8:00-12:30AM
DJ Steve Aoki Kid MIllionaire (Dim Mak)
James Iha (Smashing Pumkins)
Josh Madden (Made Clothing/Petty Luxury)
Junior Sanchez
Paul Epworth (Phones)
Live performance with
Kid Wave (3 members of Automato) 12:30AM
Free with your CMJ Badge otherwise it's $15.00
Buy your tickets presale from
and of course Free Cocktails provided by Rushh Energy Drinks
James, along with Ric Ocasek of the Cars, watched the Swede female rockers Sahara Hotnights at the Mercury Lounge, NY on September 10, 2005.
Vanessa and the O's will be on air! Stay tuned...

Sunday 8-10 LA time

More later...
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