The Sunshine Underground gigs and product

Recent winners of the Zane Lowe Fresh Meat thingy, The Sunshine Underground,
have announced details of the digital release of their third single, ‘Put
You In Your Place’, which will be out on 14 Aug, and available with a
variety of exclusive live versions via various digital platforms. The
single, taken from upcoming debut album ‘Raise The Alarm’, out on 28 Aug,
will also be released on CD and on two 7″s, each with a different B side.

The band have also confirmed a series of live appearances with more to be
announced soon. Currently, dates are as follows:

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29 Jul: Leeds Across The Tracks Festival
5 Aug: Sheffield The Plug
6 Aug: London Adventures In A Beetroot Field Boat Party
9 Aug: Edinburgh ‘T On The Fringe’ @ Cabaret Voltaire
25 Aug: Reading Festival
26 Aug: Leeds Festival
8 Sep: Bestival

Pavement rerelease Wowee Zowee

Matador are to reissue Pavement’s seminal 1995 release ‘Wowee Zowee.’ It follows the recent re-release of earlier works ‘Slanted & Enchanted’ and ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’. No actual release date has been announced, but the album is expected to include rarities, B-sides and outtakes.

Oasis to release Greatest Hits

Oasis have announced that they will release a greatest hits compilation this winter. The long player, apparently entitled ‘Stop The Clocks’ will feature eighteen tracks, a mix of chart singles and less well known B sides (which presumably makes it not actually a ‘hits’ album), selected for inclusion by the band. Of course, the big hits will be on there, with the likes of ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Supersonic’ slated to appear on the compilation, set for release on 20 November.

REM’s early releases on DVD

An anthology of REM’s early releases via IRS Records is to be released via EMI Catalog Music Marketing on 12 September, as both a single-disc CD package and as a double-disc set featuring rarities, live tracks and previously unreleased material. Entitled ‘And I Feel Fine’ the CD will comprise tracks from REM’s first five years, including the likes of ‘Begin The Begin’ and ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It’. A DVD release, ‘When the Light Is Mine’, will feature music videos and live TV performances.

The band were involved in creating the new releases, says band manager Bertis Downs, who adds: “This is a good history lesson on the days of yore when the band first started out and were writing sometimes 2-3 songs a day, many of which became classics, and some of which were lost in the mists of tape and time and vault.”

And now it’s time for tracklisting heaven. Take it away, REM.

CD: ‘And I Feel Fine’:

Begin the Begin
Radio Free Europe
Pretty Persuasion
Talk About the Passion
(Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
Sitting Still
Gardening at Night
7 Chinese Bros.
So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
Driver 8
Can’t Get There From Here
Finest Worksong
Feeling Gravity’s Pull
I Believe
Life and How To Live It
The One I Love
Welcome to the Occupation
Fall on Me
Perfect Circle
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Bonus disc:

Pilgrimage (Mike’s pick)
These Days (Bill’s pick)
Gardening at Night (slower electric demo; previously unreleased)
Radio Free Europe (Hib-tone version)
Sitting Still (Hib-tone version)
Life and How to Live It (Live at the Muziekcentrum, Utrecht, Holland
9/14/87; previously unreleased)
Ages of You (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
We Walk (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
1,000,000 (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
Finest Worksong (other mix)
Hyena (demo; previously unreleased)
Theme From Two Steps Onward (previously unreleased)
All the Right Friends (previously unreleased)
Mystery to Me (demo; previously unreleased)
Just A Touch (live in-studio version; previously unreleased)
Bad Day (previously unreleased)
King of Birds
Swan Swan H (live acoustic version)
Disturbance at the Heron House (Peter’s pick)
Time After Time (Annelise) (Michael’s pick)

DVD: ‘When the Light Is Mine’:

Wolves, Lower
Radio Free Europe
Talk About the Passion
Radio Free Europe (Live, The Tube, 11/18/83)
Talk About the Passion (Live, The Tube, 11/18/83)
So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
James Herbert’s Left of Reckoning
Pretty Persuasion (Live, The Old Grey Whistle Test, 11/20/84)
Can’t Get There From Here
Driver 8
Life and How To Live It
Feeling Gravity’s Pull
Can’t Get There From Here (Live, The Tube, 10/25/85)
Fall On Me
Swan Swan H (Inside/Out)
The One I Love
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Finest Worksong

Patrick Wolf single and tour

Patrick Wolf is to release a new single – ‘Accident And Emergency’ – on 9 October. Which is interesting, because I seem to remember him being a bit accident prone. Anyway, it’ll be the first single release from his third album ‘The Magic Position’, due out in 2006. He’s also announced a series of October tour dates, as follows, tickets on sale 26 July, which is tomorrow, fact-fans:

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1 Oct: Oxford, Zodiac
2 Oct: Manchester, Academy 3
3 Oct: Glasgow, G2
4 Oct: London, Koko
5 Oct: Norwich, Waterfront
6 Oct: Stoke, Sugarmill