Built to Spill have already given us a sample of their upcoming album, There Is No Enemy, but now they’ve made the whole dang thing available on their MySpace. The real deal will hit stores on October 6th.
Release: 22 September
New Jersey rock band Brand New has gone through a lot of incarnations since their emo debut, Your Favorite Weapon. With each album Brand New’s sound, while always infectious, becomes more sarcastic and less brooding. Daisy is very dark, very good, and still as clever as the first album.
03 At the Bottom
05 You Stole
06 Be Gone
08 Bought a Bride
10 In a Jar
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave) and Boots Riley (The Coup) joined forces earlier this year to combine their vices of socially- and politically-driven music. The result of their merger was the Street Sweeper Social Club (SSSC). After massive amounts of touring, appearances, and YouTubing, SSSC has declared the song “Promenade” as their new single. Complete with an extended guitar solo, “Promenade” offers everything from funk, rap, ‘80s metal, to square dancing. The song starts out with a funky bass line, leading up to Riley’s lyrics in a hoe-down fashion, giving one the urge to jump around, do-si-do, head bang, and dance all at once.
About three quarters of the way through the song, Morello unleashes an uncharacteristic guitar solo. Straying from his classic turn-table scratching aesthetic, Morello’s solo is clean, sounding more like power rock from the 1980s. Eventually he throws in some trademark scratching, only to return to the power chords. Morello stated in a made-for-YouTube video that “Promenade” was chosen as SSSC’s newest single, “because people went absolutely buck nuts when we played this song in concert.” The song can bestreamed through SSSC’s website.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Release: 22 September [U.S.] 19 October [U.K.]
Harry Connick, Jr. croons his way through new classics and old standards on Your Songs. Hear him talk about the album in the Jazz.FM interview below.
01 All The Way
02 Just The Way You Are
03 Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
04 And I Love Her
05 (They Long To Be) Close To You
06 Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
07 The Way You Look Tonight
08 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
09 Your Song
10 Some Enchanted Evening
11 And I Love You So
12 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
14 Mona Lisa