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Dolly Mixture

We have cool friends. Take Lara of Lalouka Design, for example. She unearthed the awesome early 80s band Dolly Mixture and shared them with all of us on her new website. What a dame! Here’s what she said about the group:

  • “At first when I heard them and saw their photo I assumed they were a current indie band performing in a post-punk, new wave style, but no, they were actually formed in the late 70s and were together until the mid 80s. There’s also a really strong 60s girl group vibe to their music which makes it really fun to dance around to in your bedroom, preferably in your underwear. With song titles like He’s so Frisky, Miss Candy Twist, and Why Are You Such a Hit with the Boys, Jane?, how can you go wrong?” Read more here.

Pssst….We did a last minute (of course) video using live concert footage of Dolly Mixture for the year-long, weekly video project 52 Pick-Up that we’re a part of. The title is a nod to Bruce Baillie‘s film Valentin De Las Sierras (1967) and V-Day. Um, check it out if you’d like.

>>>>> Exciting stuff: there is an interview with Nightwood over on Quick Before it Melts! Check out our worldly wisdom right here. QBITM featured a lovely album review of Carta Marina last week and we certainly appreciate all of the support. Thanks to Jim for being awesome!

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Thanks to Kara Strang, Brian and Ming Wu for this awesome opportunity! Check out the post on Bands Undone for more info and images from this event.

From Bands Undone:

  • “Nightwood stopped by Bands Undone early this week to perform a few songs off their new record Carta Marina. It was a great treat for all of us in attendance because it was so stripped down for a rock band.”

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Amber and Erin join MBMG on stage for a tune. Photo by Laura-Chanel-Lespérance (MYATS).

They stood begging to be the first to make the voyage over.
Their hands outstretched in yearning for the farther shore.

Virgil (thanks smut-to-go)

Ontario: we are returning for two nights! Thursday Feb. 4th finds us in Kingston and Feb. 5th will be Peterborough. Woot! Quebec: we’re figuring it out. Give us time.

While you wait, do check out some live video of our stripped down set for Bands Undone (be sure to check out the audio interview on that blog as well).

Also, do peep this lovely show review on The Singing Lamb (thanks to the fab’ writers over there!). Here’s an excerpt:

  • “Well, the band successfully took the record to the next level on that stage Thursday night. Sporting an amazing silver guitar that strangely suited her despite the obvious Metal Head feel of it, Erin Ross seemed to be at home in front of a crowd. Singer/guitarist Amber Goodwyn’s voice shocked and left me with my mouth gaping, as if I couldn’t believe such a powerful, angry and raw voice could come out of such a tiny ribcage. They began their set effectively with the first song on Carta Marina, “Heavy Magic Is Coming”. The steady guitar riff set the tone for the evening, all mysterious and heavy. The voice harmonies kicked in and I was left to wonder “where are the fog machines!” (Read more)

And here’s another excerpt of a sweet show review from the awesome folks over at Meet You At the Show:

  • “Starting with “Heavy Magic is Coming,” the band started slow before letting the guitars rip.  For live performances, this band scored big points and made a great first impression, as they brought an intense energy to the stage…” (Read more)

Nightwood at Bands Undone (at the Canteen in Ottawa)

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*That’s one of our nicknames for her. Another is E.Ros McSexy. You like? Without any further ado, do check out the interview with Erin over at Shameless Magazine:

E-r-i-n spells awesome.

E-r-i-n spells awesome.

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Perfectly horrifying.

Perfectly horrifying.

“Close up of a Pacu’s teeth in Brazil. Pacu fish, cousins to the piranha and known as “frugivores,” have human-like teeth that can crack nuts and fruits. In the Amazon regions, the biggest threat to the Pacu is commercial fishing.” – National Geographic: Vampire Fish

Thanks for the hot tip, *safesolvent!

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Happy Monday!

Pop Montreal starts on Wednesday and our record launch is Thursday! Exciting! Tonight we’ll be interviewed on CKUT’s long-running Canadian music show Underground Sounds. If yer in Montreal, you can listen by tuning into 90.3 FM. Otherwise you can listen along on-line. We should be on around 8:30-ish.

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Smell the glove.

Smell the glove.

Our new Nightwood buttons are nearly ready to sell and will soon be available on our Etsy page as well as at our record launch next week! They are each three glorious inches wide and featuring some of Carta Marina’s cover art. We’ll be properly photographing these babies soon- button porn! Yeah! Thanks to *safesolvent and Larissa from the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore for all their help!

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Last night, the ladies of NW were interviewed on Sheila Quinn’s Dishpan Hands radio show ( CJMQ in Sherbrooke, Quebec) and it was fun! A sampling:

Sheila: What would you like to be remembered for?

Erin: Kicking ass and taking names! (Thanks Andrea!)

Amber: My lovely lady lumps! (Thanks Fergie!)

But then we answered in all seriousness and said something to the effect of great songs and great friendship, being real, blah blah blah. It was beautiful and we’re pretty sure it moved the listeners to tears.

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In oceanic newsWhale War between Japanese hunters and Sea Shepherd to escalate (L.A. Times)

Whale wars! Cool looking boats!

Is Captain Nemo now part of the Sea Sheperds?

Is Captain Nemo now part of the Sea Sheperds?

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Photo: Emilie TheVoice

Photo: Emilie TheVoice

Hey, we made an album called Carta Marina! We’re launching it in eight days! Read all about it on BangBang Quebec! Doesn’t Jeremy look exceedingly wise in this photo?

(Merci à Valerie Thérien!)

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