Two interesting bits of release information came down the pipe yesterday - first of all, just when you thought it was impossible to be surprised by another innovative digital release strategy out come The Walkmen to show everybody up. Their startlingly good You & Me, already previewed here and due out August 19, is now available for $5 right here in 320 kbps. The offer will be around for 3 weeks, and the best part is that all proceeds will be going to charity (the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). Besides being a great cause the album sounds twice as good as that 160 kbps leaked version you’ve been listening to. So get to it.
"All donations go to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Luca Vasallo, a friend to the band and a current patient who is seven months old and doing a great job fighting a very difficult disease," said Peter Bauer of The Walkmen. "This is a very good organization that certainly deserves the attention."
In unrelated news, the latest chapter in the continuing Bob Dylan bootleg series will hit stores this October. The set is the 8th of the series and will be called Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006. By signing up at his official website you can download a free version of the first single, a Time Out Of Mind outtake called “Dreamin’ Of You”. Treble’s got the full tracklist and information about the 3 different versions to be released.
While you’re at it, go check out Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks, The New York Sessions I posted a few weeks ago.