Archive for April 15th, 2013

‘Tom is buried in the studio’: Long-awaited new Boston studio album could be here by mid year

‘Tom is buried in the studio’: Long-awaited new Boston studio album could be here by mid year

It’s a good time to be a fan of Boston, with the recent release of unheard music from late original frontman Brad Delp and now the promised release of a long-awaited studio recording from Tom Scholz and Co. — more than a decade after its last one.

Optic Yellow Felt – Optic Yellow Felt (2013)

Optic Yellow Felt takes the rangy concepts of folk and jazz and sparks it up with the complex emotional underpinnings of classic turn-of-the-1970s rock on this deeply involving — and yet utterly listenable — self-titled debut.

‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady

‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady

Tony Banks reissues his rare soundtrack for the 1983 Faye Dunaway vehicle The Wicked Lady today, the first of a series of solo albums the Genesis keyboardist will revisit — including Bankstatement and Strictly Inc.

Something Else! sneak peek: Brand New Heavies, “Sunlight” feat. N’Dea Davenport (2013)

Seven years after their last release, acid-jazz pioneers The Brand New Heavies signal a return to original form with “Sunlight.”

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Cross My Heart” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Cross My Heart” (1992)

“Cross My Heart” immediately struck me as one of those little naughty slice of life vignette’s to be placed alongside songs like “Pink Cadillac” and (more recently) “You’ve Got It.” The innuendo is about as subtle as most old blue tunes (read: not)