After 13 years, the Best Show on WFMU will sign off for good December 17.
Tom Scharpling (previously
) announced on last night's broadcast that WFMU's weekly 3 hours of mirth, music, and mayhem are coming to an end. Friends of Tom
stormed Twitter in grief and praise, and some concern about what the Best Show's departure will mean for fundraising at free-form, listener-supported station WFMU
. [more inside]
New Jersey indie punks Titus Andronicus
have released the video for No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future
, the third song off their acclaimed Civil War themed concept album The Monitor.
Its the second video from The Monitor, after last year's A More Perfect Union.
The album, released last year, uses the Civil War as a loose metaphor for the New Jersey band living in Boston and dealing with growing up. It includes spoken quotes from Abe Lincoln and Walt Whitman (read by Craig Finn). The clip, directed by Tom Scharpling, is more traditional than his well-loved videos for Ted Leo
and The New Pornographers
and shows the band touring their beloved New Jersey. [more inside]