In January, The Lifted Brow, a biannual “50% fiction and 50% everything else” Melbourne-based magazine, is putting out an issue that includes two CDs with exclusive music from Spiral Stairs, the Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson, Frightened Rabbit, and Dan Deacon, among others. One of those others is the Wrens, whose “In Turkish Waters” debuts in this week’s Drop. Wrens bassist/vocalist Kevin Whelan told us about the track:
This is a Wrens demo that I worked up for the band in our kitchen in our New Jersey band house. Eventually another Wrens version will see the light of day … hopefully, the light of that day will be before 2015…
He also let us know that the Wrens are looking to a full length release in 2009.
As far as the magazine, it’s The Lifted Brow No. 4, subtitled “The Fake Bookshelf,” and includes “107 new songs, stories and comics based on the titles on a fake bookshelf.” This is a 300-page issue — with fiction by Spencer Krug, Carey Mercer, Jonathan Meiburg, Rick Moody, Times New Viking’s Beth Murphy, etc. — along with two hour-long CDs. If you pre-order now, it’ll ship in January. You can get the full tracklists, contributor lists, and info about the launch at The Lifted Brow.