Enero 18, 2003
La Revolucion Nuevo De La Musica

The Barcelona Pavillion is a very meaningful new band -- I mean they're really just starting out, and they're doing very well. Especially in Austria.

I'm not sure that I understand their highly intellectual/post-mainstream/semiotically-saturated attack on what they call "the forced adolescence of 'rock n' roll' culture", but I find it compelling nonetheless. The attention to every detail of the identity and philosophy of the group is impressive. It's hard enough to write and play music, but it's even harder to work conceptually, in a cohesive way, collectively. And the music is good and stripped.

Barcelona Pavillion is playing quite regularly in the Big Smoke I hear, so te esta ojo avizor (keep your eyes peeled). They are gonna be big I think. Maybe not in the States, but I feel like the Scandos might get a hard on for their sound. I don't know about the Spanish -- I have to admit, I don't really know what Spaniards are down with. Except for paella. And gangbangs.

Posted by King at Enero 18, 2003 07:25 AM

You mentioned 'Barcelona Pavillion', I've just heard them on Radio 1. Do you know where I can get there music / Information etc?

Posted by: Andy on Junio 12, 2003 06:19 PM .

The Barcelona Pavilion is playing live on June 20 at Sneaky Dee's in conjunction with The Sick Lipstick's album release. The Barcelona Pavilion will be opening for The Gossip in Winnipeg on June 29 and maybe Toronto and London later. The Barcelona Pavilion will be embarking on a European tour in August featuring stops in the Arctic Circle, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Holland and England (London, Norwich, Exeter, Bristol, Brighton, London) The Barcelona Pavilion has one cd available, distributed in North America by Blocks and by Kessylux in Europe. A forthcoming ep is being printed up AS WE SPEAK. Self-promotion is red hot. Go to the website for information and ordering details.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Junio 12, 2003 10:16 PM .

My band played with Barcelona Pavillion here in Toronto last year and we thought they were great! The band's headed for great things, methinks!

Posted by: Dana Sixty on Agosto 7, 2003 02:05 PM .

My band played with Barcelona Pavillion here in Toronto last year and we thought the music was great! The band's headed for great things, methinks!

Posted by: Dana Sixty on Agosto 7, 2003 02:05 PM .

Right on Dana. I tried to download some of the Inner City Four's MP3s, but couldn't do it off of that NMC page. can I get them anywhere else?

Posted by: king on Agosto 7, 2003 03:57 PM .

We have a few songs up on MP3.com . We should have some newer songs posted later this summer.

Posted by: Chris on Agosto 16, 2003 09:56 AM .

Discourse in Amsterdam here. Europe is wicked fucked but things are burning up. Finland is the nicest place you'd ever want to be. Sweden is dour and full of criminally attractive boring people, but redeems itself with the band Jimmy Haze Beatbox and the label Deleted Art (check them both out).
Inner City 4 are one of the most enjoyable live bands I've ever seen in Toronto.
Now that I don't blaze mad kronweedstonejoints any more, Amsterdam just feels like an asshole convention.
Hope you're hanging tight King.

Posted by: DieDiscourse on Agosto 16, 2003 10:51 AM .

The Discourse is hijacking this thread for an impromptu tour diary... We're in London now, last night we played our first show at the Arts Cafe supporting Swearing At Motorists. SAM is one guy who's like Vincent Gallo vs. Matt Dunn. He's short but gangly and he played for a long time and at the end of his set he let his drummer go apeshit while ran/fell out of the venue into the courtyard and collapsed and vomited (I think) and then stumbled back in to get a standing ovation. We tried to get him to play handball afterwards but he said "My woman needs to eat."
Intense. We also met this Italian guy Kiko who works for Vogue and was equally intense. Ben Ayres, who's putting out our 7" over here, is the nicest man in town. We recorded our Peel Session the other day. Today I'm going to find a pair of Le Coq Sportif brown leather trainers. London kills.

Posted by: TheDifcourse-innit on Agosto 21, 2003 06:32 AM .

London still kills.
TBP's tour had a triumphant finish on Saturday opening for The Gossip at the Spitz. Our 7" is "Single of the Week" at the Rough Trade shop in London. The Discourse may be doing a solo interview on Resonance FM on Thursday. We're in the midst of Notting Hill Carnival which is fucking mental. Coming back to Toronto to live the banal life of a bookseller and student is going to be difficult.

Posted by: TheDiscourseUK on Agosto 25, 2003 08:46 AM .

Fucking A. Just discovered the tour diary here. Congrats man. It will indeed be difficult to return to bringdown city, but maybe we can get you some kind of rockstar-simulator video game helmet? Or maybe you could watch Almost Famous over and over again? (*tearful vomiting*) oh god...

Posted by: D on Agosto 28, 2003 01:40 PM .
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