I decided to honor the band I put at #1 for their lengthy career of quality music, not just quality power pop. It may not have been their greatest career album, but it was excellent and worthy of the top spot
See the complete Absolute Powerpop Top 100 Albums of 2016 here.
Butch wrote and recorded a little Holiday jam last year called “Santa S’elf”, and it’s back by popular demand! If you like lots of swear words, snarky lyrics about popular culture, and sexy Sax solos…
Listen to Butch Walker’s “Santa’Self (F*ck Your Christmas Party)” on SoundCloud or YouTube.
A free download from They Might Be Giants, performing Flood live in its entirety on tour in Australia. DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
Flood was They Might Be Giants third album, and was a remarkable moment in our career and development both creatively and professionally. Facing the specter of a label major deal and the critical magnifying glass turning to the “college rock scene” TMBG managed to fashion a sprawling original album both sonically engaging yet still closely following our original musical mission.
Sweet, dry and aged like a fine champagne, The Posies are a force to be reckoned with, made only sweeter by the intimate nature of their most recent tour. Theirs is a band that boasts all of the hallmarks of a truly great Indie act, humming with Punk Rock energy whilst still insistently buzzing along honey-syrup melodies. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new tune like ‘Squirrel Vs Snake’ or an older composition like ‘Solar Sister’, the fans receive it with equal zeal.
Read, in full, the Uber Rock review of The Posies live at The Louisiana, Bristol.
Butch Walker smiles and shreds his way through a live version of “Stay Gold,” the title track from his newest solo release, during a new performance on the AT&T Audience Network in the US. The televised concert focuses on songs from Stay Gold, with rock & roll guitars and sing-along choruses that find Walker putting a positive spin on the listlessness that filled his childhood days in a small, dead-end Southern hometown.
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Nina Persson will be joining Wesley Stace’s (aka John Wesley Harding) “Cabinet of Wonders” at Cecil Sharp House, London, on Saturday 19th November.
This New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to create and deliver a unique and unforgettable experience.
The night has played host to some of the biggest names in the poetry, music and literary worlds. This event’s includes appearances by Bridget Christie, Dave Cousins (The Strawbs), Daljit Nagra, Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Iain Shaw sings David Shrigley, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Rupert Thomson & Pete Aves & The Manuals.
Tickets and more information here.
20 Oct Cocheras Del Puerto, Huelva, ES
21 Oct Teatro Bmn, Granada, ES – http://ljx.cc/PosiesGrenada
22 Oct Feria del Mueble, Yecla, ES (Cancer Benefit) – http://ljx.cc/PosiesYecla
23 Oct Teatro Jofre, Ferrol, ES
27 Oct Night and Day, Manchester, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesManchester
28 Oct The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesGlasgow
29 Oct Brudenel Social Club, Leeds, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesLeeds
30 Oct Louisiana, Bristol, UK – http://ljx.cc/PosiesBristol
01 Nov Blue Shell, Cologne, DE – http://ljx.cc/PosiesCologne
02 Nov Tivoli De Hellling, Utrecht, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesUtrecht
03 Nov P60, Amstelveen, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesAmstelveen
04 Nov Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesVlaardingen
05 Nov Gebr De Nobel, Leiden, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesLeiden
06 Nov Luxor Live, Arnhem, NL – http://ljx.cc/PosiesArnhem
09 Nov 4AD, Diksmuide, BE – http://ljx.cc/PosiesDiksmuide