Archive for April 23rd, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord" (2012)

You could argue that Phil Spector’s billowing vision of Orchestra As Rock Band saw its fullest flowering on George Harrison’s stunning 1970 debut All Things Must Pass. You could also argue that he almost ruined it with a wet-sock Wall of Sound

Something Else! sneak peek: Asia, "Face on the Bridge" (2012)

The original lineup of Asia will celebrate what has become perhaps the band’s most productive period with a new album, a reissue of their career-making debut on its 30th anniversary and a massive world tour.

New Music Monday: Anathema, Deep Purple, Jack White, Peter Gabriel, Volbeat

Now that you’ve devoured all of the weekend’s Record Store Day goodies, time to refocus on the next round of tasty musical newness headed your way — including 2012 releases from Anathema, Jack White and the Maccabees

Many Arms – Many Arms (2012)

Music that’s noisy and unconstrained aren’t all the same, and the best hardcore experimental bands understand that merely creating chaos is not enough; the chaos is best created in an orderly way.

The Maccabees – Given to the Wild (2012)

The Maccabees have said that their new album represents what the band really sounded like all along. Apparently, if the forthcoming Given to the Wild is to be believed, what they sounded like was Coldplay.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Crush On You" (1980)

There are a lot of Springsteen fans who think that The River would have been improved if this song had been left off the recording.