Posies Press Round-Up

The Posies appeared on Seattle’s 107.7 The End last week – check out their session here, with performances of “The Glitter Prize” and “Licenses To Hide.”

The Line of Best Fit asks Ken & Jon the same questions in separate interviews, for an interesting take.

Extensive interview with UberRock.

Jon talked to MTV music book club Jerzy Kosinski’s “Being There”

Jon shares the inspiration for the title of BLOOD/CANDY with Stereo Subversion:

It’s actually kind of from a poem by this guy named Thax Douglas. He’s this kind of local poet in the Chicago area that would come to rock shows and he would write poems for the bands about the bands at their performances. One of the phrases he used to describe us was something about blood candy. I think he was talking about how there is this totally sweet, harmonious side to what we do, but also there’s a lot of passion. There’s also more of a darker undercurrent than just maybe what the melodic, harmonious side might imply.

Spinner covers what to expect on the upcoming tour, and the Philadelphia Examiner asks about influences behind the new album.

Spanish-language interview from the Heineken’s website.

Gail Worley reviews BLOOD/CANDY as her ‘Rad CD of the Week’, and UK Music Review gives it 9/10

Stereogum premieres the first single “The Glitter Prize,” and it’s also featured on Spin’s October playlist.

JON SOLO IN NYC + INTERVIEW ON WNYU

Jon Auer in NYC In the NYC area next week for the sold-out Big Star show @ Masonic Temple of Brooklyn 11/18, Jon will also perform solo the night before at the new Knitting Factory 11/17 in Williamsburg (Brooklyn).

Also find an extensive Sept 2009 interview with Jon on WNYU here as well as a fun older blog interview with Jon courtesy of Oscar Wednesday here.

JON PLAYS SHOW IN PHOENIX, AZ

Here is what may possibly be the only chance to see Jon solo in Phoenix, AZ…ever! It’s just a part of the world/country he doesn’t get to that often. If you’re around, come see him play at The Last Exit on Friday, 9/25/09. (OK, technically it’s in Tempe, but hey…)

Find a good Q & A interview with Jon at AZCentral.com here.

Find an article/show preview in The Phoenix New Times here.

Jon will also be live on KASC “The Blaze” at 4pm day of show for an interview and he’ll even play a song or two. You can tune in and listen here.

“He’s the lead singer of twenty three-year-old power pop dream The Posies and rounds out the second-wave Big Star revival. But next Friday, Jon Auer will be all alone at Last Exit in Tempe, showcasing his extensive repertoire of solo work.”

Jon & Ken performing “Throwaway” on Rabid In The Kennel

Last week in Brooklyn, the Posies performed on the inaugural episode of Rabid in the Kennel, a new radio series hosted by Jack Rabid (of the Big Takeover on Break Thru Radio.

You can view a slideshow of photos from the session (shot by Giuliana Ciampoli) here or on Flickr.

Promo This Week

OCTOBER 19, 2005 – WEDNESAY – SHOW DAY PORTLAND
6PM MILLENIUM MUSIC
Ken & Jon in-store performance
801. N.W. 23rd (At Johnson)
Portland, 97210
http://www.musicmillennium.com/

OCTOBER 20, 2005 – THURSDAY – SHOW DAY SEATTLE
10AM THE MOUNTAIN KMTT
103.7FM Ken & Jon on-air appearance on The Mountain Morning Show
http://www.kmtt.com/