///Kaki King is all but finished working on her fourth album, which is due out early next year on Velour. She worked with producer Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp) who pushed her to "be creative in the moment" and even said "Look ... this f*cking music sounds dorky! It's in 5/4 and there's no melody and I don't understand it." Apparently she likes that sort of thing. [Thanks, Billboard]
///ex-Chicagoans, The Alkaline Trio, are highlighted in Punknews.org's Vinyl File with a overview of their vinyl releases during the first half of their career. That first, most expensive, 7in was put out by local guys Johann's Face Records.