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TUE, SEP 18, 2007 at 4:19 AM

This is probably our last news piece about the Constantines


Our friends in the Constantines have recently made some changes. And, in the interest of maybe combating any rumor-mongering and the sort of baseless speculation that comment boards seem doomed to engender, we’d like to offer the following official comment:

At the end of their recording contract with Sub Pop, the Constantines decided to work with their friends, the Toronto-based label Arts & Crafts. Arts & Crafts will be releasing the next Constantines album throughout the world. We at Sub Pop are incredibly proud of the records we’ve released with the band and have thoroughly enjoyed our professional and personal relationship with them. We fully expect the latter to continue and wish them nothing but the best in their new version of the former with Arts & Crafts.

Those guys are right now in the midst of recording a new record, to be released by Arts & Crafts in March of 2008. I’m certain the new record will be amazing and I can’t wait to hear it.

You can read more about all of this here, here and here (among, I’m sure, many other places).

Good luck with everything, fellas. Don’t be strangers. And, thanks!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

THU, FEB 8, 2007 at 7:53 AM

The Constantines make hockey arenas look pretty, pretty good


Our friends in the Constantines recently completed a handful of dates opening for The Tragically Hip. These were the sort of shows that take place in great, cavernous arenas. In Canada, as we understand it, that pretty much means, specifically, hockey arenas. And though it has been pointed out that hockey arenas are maybe not the best place in the world to experience live rock music, this picture here sure makes it seem worth a shot.

Can I get a wet nurse? (This video, by the way, is not from these ’Hip dates the Constantines recently played, but is in fact a live video from 2003 of the band playing the shit right out of the song “Young Offenders”.)

Posted by Chris Jacobs