Star guests on first Go-Betweens album for 12 years: (link via Fred, who’s been keeping the music blog flame alive during my relative inactivity). Well, on the one hand it’s a new Go-Betweens album. On the other hand it’s a new Go-Betweens’ album featuring Pavement and Elliot Smith. There were two ways they could have gone, really: burnished adult songwriting a la their last studio albums, or indie and ‘angular’. Call me a softie, but 16 Loves Lane is one of the swooniest records I know, and I’d have much preferred the former.

Will I still buy it? Don’t be silly: all this means is that I’ll wait until lunchtime rather than camping overnight.