Hmm. I recall buying a plane ticket and flying to Portland to see GbV play at said Crystal Ballroom. I remember it being quite the experience. Of course it was my only GbV show and only Ballroom show. Perhaps the experience is moot.
And my heart soared for a moment as well because I immediately thought JULY 20th, not August.
I only knew that Sufjan's new record was out yesterday. Thanks to Kris' comment at gar.rulo.us.
I haven't been as regimented in my Pitchfork visits since they changed the site over, so I haven't been quite as looped as in the past on such matters. I don't like the new site as much and I let them know in their survey.
The illicit album is out there if you're quick, but no more will be shipped. I did procure it.