Archive for June 5th, 2014

With apologies to Don Henley: Here’s Okkervil River’s outlaw cover of ‘End of the Innocence’

The grumpy Eagles drummer tried to stop them from releasing this song.

Tom Petty, “American Dream Plan B” from Hypnotic Eye (2014): One Track Mind

Tom Petty, “American Dream Plan B” from Hypnotic Eye (2014): One Track Mind

Tom Petty said his new album was going to rock. And, it’s clear now, he meant it.

‘We’re working on new songs’: Deep Purple returns to the studio during break from touring

‘We’re working on new songs’: Deep Purple returns to the studio during break from touring

The group is also getting geared up for the World Cup. Well, all but one of them.

The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975): Across the Great Divide

This song is Garth Hudson’s triumph, his musical testament, his masterpiece.

O (Circle) – When Plants Turn Into Stones (2014)

This majestic, simmering music is a captivating soundtrack looking for an epic film.

‘More ominous and less pop’: The intriguing tale of the last song on the last Hall and Oates album

‘More ominous and less pop’: The intriguing tale of the last song on the last Hall and Oates album

The famous duo hasn’t issued an album of new songs since 2003’s ‘Do It For Love.’

Roger Waters [with Gustavo Cerati, Shakira, Eric Clapton], “The Child Will Fly” (2014): One Track Mind

The Pink Floyd legend was clearly touched by the people, and poverty, of Buenos Aires.

Jan Luley featuring Thomas L’Etienne – Boonoonoonous (2014)

The title is derived from Creole patois for “wonderful.” And wonderful, it is.