During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
At least one Australian Toriphile has had access denied when trying to listen to the clips on AOL Music. He gets a message saying the clips are “not currently available in your area.” Hrmph! Seems AOL is hosting these on the Not-Quite-The-World Wide Web corner of the Internet.
[Update: Seems European fans can’t listen, either. Guess “AOL” really does stand for America Online. It’s probably some issue with licensing, but that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, seeing as how this album’s going to be released worldwide. Ironic to think that Tori probably couldn’t even listen to her own clips from home.]
Toriphiles have ferreted out two more of the Posse blogs. Yay, you! Fans using some platforms (Safari being one) are having trouble viewing Isabel’s entry, but if you click on her RSS button, you should be able to see it. (Yeah, doesn’t make sense, but it works.)
Pip has managed to hide herself quite well. Seems she’s going to be the difficult one.
For weeks, fans have been curious about the house in the first ADP promotional image we saw. Is it American? Kinda looks like some suburban houses in the U.S. Is it English? Very similar to many Cornish bungalows.
Well, Toriphile Tremor got confirmation from the artist himself: Blaise says the image was shot in front of a bungalow near Tori’s recording studio in Cornwall.
Kim alerted us that Tori came in at #10 on WYEP’s Top 50 Women In Music listener poll. She’s in very good company.
Sorin Suciu was tuned in when Romanian radio station Europa FM announced that Tori will be performing at Sala Polivalenta (Polyvalent Hall) in Bucharest on July 13th.
Two days later, Tori will be performing at the Masstival festival in Istanbul on July 15th. (Thanks, Zeynep!)
AOL Music is offering up the complete “Big Wheel” plus clips of “Bouncing Off Clouds” and “Teenage Hustling” for your listening pleasure.
Tori herself comments a bit on each track:
Thanks to Jon, Scott, hairspray queen, and jason.
We’ve added a listing of recommended vendors that are pre-selling American Doll Posse. It’s over that-a-way, in the right column above the ADP album image.
The Spring issue of the fanzine Little Blue World will ship in mid-April. Here’s some of what’s included in this issue:
For more information about back issues, this issue, or how to subscribe, visit Little Blue World.
Tori once described Boys for Pele as a sonic novel, and soon there will be a book based on the album. The good people at 33 1/3, who produce a series of nonfiction books that examine individual albums, will release a volume in 2008 or 2009 devoted to Boys for Pele. The author will be Elizabeth Merrick, whose past work includes her novel Girly and an anthology of short stories called This is Not Chick Lit. In the meantime, check out the full list of upcoming 33 1/3 books.
In her blog, Merrick writes:
It’s true: I’m writing a book about Boys for Pele for the amazing 33 1/3 series that Continuum Press publishes. How much fun is that? So fun.
I hate it when people (especially women) roll their eyes at that album, saying, “Oh god I loved Little Earthquakes but Pele is so indulgent.” If that’s you and I’m offending you, sorry! Come to a writing class, plug into your intuitive brain, and then listen to it again and see whatcha think. I think that response has everything to do with blocking out the intuition. If you hate it for other reasons, let me know, however—always open to things I haven’t heard a million times over.
Thanks, Rocket_ships, for staying up late to send this one in.
American Toriphile Tyler was recently lucky enough to hear American Doll Posse from start to finish. The full review is here and mentions a few songs we haven’t heard much about until now, including “Roosterspur Bridge” and “Fat Slut.”
Some of the highlights: