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Franz Ferdinand guest on new Nardwuar album

Franz Ferdinand at the Burton Cummings Theatre, Sept 2 2009. Tammy Kimmel photo

Vancouver album release news – Nardwuar’s Busy Doing Nothing out March 6

Franz Ferdinand, Kate Nash and The Cribs are among the guests on a new compilation from Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

Vancouver’s best (and only) punk rock journalist/musician Nardwuar has put together Busy Doing Nothing! Released in a coloured vinyl format and paired with a calendar of photos by famed Canadian music photog Bev Davies, the record – out March 6 – brings together new songs from Nardwuar’s long-running band The Evaporators with covers of songs by ’80s/’90s Vancouver groups like the Dishrags, Pointed Sticks and cub by the aforementioned artists.

Kate Nash Vancouver concert photo

Kate Nash at the Commodore Ballroom, Nov 3 2010. Robyn Hanson photo

Other guests include Sage Francis, Jill Barber, Andrew W.K. and Fuad & the Feztones.

Hyper-local before hyper-local was cool, the Nard’s video for the title track flashes on scenes most if not all Vancouverites will recognize, from West Side street signs to neighbourhood store Zulu Records. Check out the video below, along with upcoming Evaporators tour dates, following the tracklisting for Busy Doing Nothing.

The album is out on Mint Records.

Busy Doing Nothing tracklisting:

Side Nard

1. The Evaporators & Andrew W.K. “I Hate Being Late When I’m Early”
2. The Cribs “Death In The Family” (Dishrags Cover)
3. Kate Nash “My Chinchilla” (Cub Cover)
4. Franz Ferdinand “Real Thing” (Pointed Sticks Cover)
5. Fuad & The Feztones “Welcome To My Castle” (Evaporators Cover)
6. The Evaporators ft. Sage Francis/Xaul Zan & Megan Barnes “Hot Dog High”

Side Wuar

1. The Evaporators “Busy Doing Nothing”
2. The Evaporators ft. Jill Barber & Andrew W.K. “Bring it On Home” (Doug Rutledge cover)
3. The Evaporators “Milkshake Murder”
4. The Evaporators “Bunk”
5. The Evaporators “Pig War”
6. The Evaporators “All The Bad Girls” (Pointed Sticks Cover)
7. *Interview* “Nardwuar vs. Franz Ferdinand”

Video – The Evaporators, “Busy Doing Nothing”:

The Evaporators tour dates:

Sat. March 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Neptoon Records – free, all ages record release party (2 p.m. -3:30 p.m.)
Sat. March 3 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue w/ Andrew W.K. (Early Show- 7pm)
Sun. March 4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox, Seattle, WA w/ Andrew W.K.
Mon. March 5 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Andrew W.K.
Thu. March 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW: Headhunters w/ special guest Andrew W.K. (Mint Records party)
Fri. March 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW: Brooklyn Vegan Party
Sat. March 17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW: NXNE SXSW official showcase w/ OFF!, Pennywise @Club Deville

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