New music: The Mansfields, who just completed a tour with the Queers, will be recording a new album in Atlanta, and Joe Queer will be reportedly producing it. Hello Kavita has posted three new songs ("Sunday," "To a Loved One" and "Ok") on its MySpace page from the forthcoming album the outfit has been recording at Colorado Sound. Wowzers. From what we've heard so far, it should be a solid record. Whygee (due on Mile Hi-Fidelity tonight) and Sunkenstate, who previously collaborated on Suicide Watch, a seven-song EP that charted on CMJ, have released a pair of brand new records, Suicide Watch 2: Sambodextrust and Abracadaver, that they've made available for free download. DJ Klaw has likewise released Bangers2Bang2, a new mix for your downloading pleasure.
Dearly departed: Wakely, a Colorado Springs-based quartet and Class of 2009 alumn, has reportedly called it a day. No word on what caused the split. Rough Draft, who just released a new EP recorded by American Idol finalist Chris Sligh in Nashville called It'll Be Alright, has also reached its natural end. Although the act has dates booked through February of next year, things will come to a close for the band at in the next few weeks, with frontman Andrew Witt continuing on as a solo act. For the Love of Ivy will be playing its last Denver show ever under its current configuration on Saturday, August 8, at the Marquis Theater. Beau Osland, who is moving to San Diego for college, says he plans to reform the band out there. Ivy will be joined on the bill by Air Dubai, of whom Osland is also a member, Effektor, Broke City and Golden Ticket. While it hasn't been pronounced dead yet, the outlook doesn't look hopeful for One Eyed Jacks on 4th and Sante Fe, who was robbed again. Word has it, the Kingdom of Magic/Minsk show this past Monday may have been its last.
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Goes to show: The ReMINDers, the hip-hop act from Colorado Springs which has generated a sizable buzz in hip-hop circles, are slated to play two Denver shows this week, one tonight at Herman's Hideaway and the other at the Dragon Boat fest this Sunday from 4-4:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 25, meanwhile, Spare the Legion is playing a gig at Bushwackers Saloon with Better Left Unsaid, Wireframe and Beast of Milwaukee. The gig will be the outfit's last for a while, as it takes a break to record its new album, which it be playing songs from. Finally, set your calendars for the welcome return of d.biddle. While no venue has been announced (smart money is on the hi-dive), the outfit will evidently be performing on Halloween for its annual Días de los Muertos show.