Damien Rice is back next week with with his 3rd studio LP My Favourite Faded Fantasy. Nothing different here, but just another great acoustic track that is lyrically powered. Also some gorgeous string work in the chorus that really takes the song home. (more…)
Weezer returned to NYC to showcase their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, at the Bowery Ballroom. And what a show! Weezer started the night with Rivers Cuomo taking the stage solo with only an acoustic guitar in hand. He kicked off the night with You Gave Your Love To Me Softly. Rivers then started inviting the rest of the band one by one to the stage, playing a song with each band member until Weezer was fully formed. (more…)
NPR is offering a sneak peak of the entire Dylan Basement Tapes with The Band. For years Dylan fans have wondered how many songs were recorded and if they would ever see the light of day. Well that time has come! For any Dylan fan this will be great to pick through. I am sure a few gems are scattered in this 138 song release, 30 of the tracks were never known to exist until this past year. Really cool stuff from one of the all time greats.
For anyone who is a Smiths fan, the breakup has left you with a strange conundrum. When seeing Smiths songs performed live, you get 1/2 a great performance either way. Seeing Morrissey you get the voice but sub par guitar, while seeing Johnny Marr you get amazing guitar but sub par vocals. Really hope they can bury the hatchet and play one more time, 99% chance that won’t happen if you are asking me. (more…)
The voice you have missed so much is back. Ellery Roberts, the former WU LYF frontman, is more coherent than ever in a power packed track that does it’s best to refrain from going over the top. His new band LUH, which stand for, Lost Under Heaven, is not a far cry from the recipe that’s made WU LYF it’s “name”.
The verses in “Unites” are rock solid, followed by a softer side of Roberts in the chorus.
“For I’m the opposite of you
As one, we balance two
After all that we’ve been through
All I need in this world is you”
Emotional stuff, but more impactful is the guitar riff that holds steady throughout the song. That brings a tear to our eyes. It’s gorgeous.