The Bye Bye Blackbirds just announced that their long awaited album Houses & Homes is coming out in late September on the American Dust label. One of the songs ("The Ghosts Are Alright") is streaming at their myspace site, and also downloadable here for awhile.
They've been playing many of the Houses & Homes songs live since before their EP came out, and there are a bunch of top notch tunes there. The album is pre-orderable here. Most titles by American Dust (and their sister label Isota) are on emusic and iTunes, but that cover art is too cool to be rendered as a bunch of pixels on a computer or an iPod!
To prepare for the album, American Dust is also offering up a special four-song Bye Bye Blackbirds EP as a free download. It includes a cover of the Go-Betweens "Apology Accepted" (a song they did the first time I saw them, way back in early ought-six when Grant was still with us), the song "Monster Eyes" (with lyrics from Jonathan Lethem's You Don't Love Me Yet -- the credits read Skaught/Lethem), and acoustic versions of their big radio hit "In Every Season" and bassist William Duke's "Leave A Light On".
Grab it here while it's HOT
(to keep my blogging theme for the dog days of August).