Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No One Has the Answer

Liam or Noel? Liam of course beat Noel to the post-Oasis release with the Oasisy Beady Eye, which picks up exactly where Oasis left off. Now Noel is releasing his Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' new tune The Death of You and Me, which is quite, uh, Oasisy. Noel has a knack for melody that Liam has never quite picked up. Regardless, for Oasis fans it might be true that the parts are in fact greater than the sum.

The album is released in October.

I'm Taking You Back

Matrimonially-blissed-out poppers Mates of States are releasing their new album Mountaintops on September 13. Maracas is the first single, which you can download free below. Also check out the retro VHSed video below as well.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

...Is Equal To...

John Lennon had a full-length feature released in theaters. HBO has George Harrison's Scorsese documentary. Now Showtime has Paul McCartney's documentary The Love We Make about his experiences following 9/11. Rumor is that Ringo is working on a deal for 15 minutes on your local public access channel. Good for him.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

First Impression...

Yes. This is happening. Matthew Sweet's whole new album Modern Art is streaming here and below! Thanks to those who made sure to let me know!

Modern Art

First impressions ... mellow yet punchy, reverential, delicious.

In other news, it's been confirmed that Matthew will perform Girlfriend in its entirety on tour this fall! It's going to be a good year.

You're Taking Me Over

Garbage returns.


The Clues for Which I Search

Well this is news to me. Evidently Guided By Voices' classic lineup is playing a few more shows. So much for the farewell tour a couple years ago. There aren't too many shows, but they're being touted again as their last performances. Paste has all the details.

This is one of those bands I regret missing.

Imaginary Airport Breeze

Adam Schleslinger has been busy. First the announcement that his "side project" Ivy is releasing a new album and now we're only a couple weeks away from  Fountains of Wayne's new album Sky Full of Holes! The album is out 8/2 and plenty of pre-order options are available, but you can now download the single Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart. Preview it below. The new Richie and Ruben is also available for download.

Personally I'm glad it sounds a bit like they're getting away from those novelty tunes.

Take Me For a Ride

It's been over six years since their excellent last album In the Clear, so it's exciting news that Ivy is finally releasing a new one called All Hours on 9/20. Check out the first single Distant Lights below or download via iTunes. Love that voice.

DISTANT LIGHTS (New Single) - All Hours
by TheBandIVY

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Love Is There For You Any Time of Day

Looks like I'll need to renew HBO:

HBO has acquired the North American broadcast rights to Martin Scorsese's GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, which will debut in two parts — on October 5 and October 6, 2011 — exclusively on HBO.
Finally the quiet one gets his due with a full-length documentary and a book published by Olivia Harrison.

Martin Scorsese says, "I will never forget the first time I heard All Things Must Pass, the overwhelming feeling of taking in all that glorious music for the first time. It was like walking into a cathedral."


Late Nights with the Power Pop

Matthew Sweet's new album Modern Art now has art! And song titles!
Oh, Oldendaze
Ivory Tower
She Walks the Night
When Love Let's Go I'm Falling
A Little Death
Late Nights with the Power Pop
My Ass is Grass
December Dark
Modern Art
September 13!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Am I Asleep? Is This A Dream?

Guster is set to release a new EP of Easy Wonderful b-sides, live songs and remixes on August 2! The lineup will be:

1. On the Ocean (radio edit)
2. Big White Bed
3. Every Moment
4. Satellite (live at the Met Museum of Art)
5. That's No Way to Get to Heaven (live at the Met Museum of Art)
6. This Is How It Feels to Have a Broken Heart (Mitchell Spinach Re-Mix)

The EP will be available via guster.com, iTunes, Amazon and of course your favorite local independent record store (what the hell is that?).

Enjoy "On The Ocean" from the EP now!

On The Ocean (Radio Edit) by GusterMusic

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Now I'm only [Seventy-One]; And All I Wanna Do, is Boogaloo!

Happy Birthday, Ringo Starr. The venerable drummer is 71 today! PopMatters has a nice video retrospective. Enjoy!