Tuesday, December 20, 2011

She Said That Someday Soon The Sun Is Going To Shine

Hey! Macca is back with an unexpected Christmas present this year with the "My Valentine"! It's a jazzy ballad with an elegant guitar backing with Eric Clapton. His new as-of-yet-untitled-album debuts in February! Can't wait! Song embedded below.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Past Was Yours But The Future's Mine

"The Stone Roses are pleased to announce that they have signed a record contract with Universal Music in London and with Columbia Records in New York."

Ok then, saw this one coming. Let's hope the third coming is better than that second one.


This New Peace I Can Feel It Now

I'll be the first to admit that I've been uninspired this year. Hell, look at Too Poppy and it's too obvious. I don't know if it's a down year with music or if I'm simply out of it. I go through phases and after a strong five+ years of intensely casual obsession I was due.

But when I hear Nada Surf is releasing a new album - boom. Instant inspiration. In the age of digital distribution and the mainstreaming of "indie" music, bands that have stuck it out for the long haul deserve our continued support and admiration. Nada Surf is just such a band.

The stars are indifferent to astronomy is the name of the new album not just another of my non-sequiturs. Evidently Nada Surf will "transport you to a new and wonderful place in a beguiling rush of beats, chords, hooks and words" ten times over on the new album. That's what they all say, but Nada Surf has set the precedent over and over. The new album is out not soon enough January 24 and they are touring in 2012. Inspired.

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