Portland folk-rockers Blitzen Trapper emerged as music industry critical darlings in 2008 with Furr, their shaggy fourth LP, which ended the year on a number of best of lists. Now, with a handful of albums and nearly a decade between them and that release, the band returns this fall with what frontman Eric Earley views as that set’s follow-up. Today, EW is thrilled to announce the Nov. 3 arrival of Wild and Reckless as well as share the set’s stomping lead single, “Rebel.”
Nancy Bos talks to Ken Stringfellow on the Every Sing Podcast.
Pugwash have been announced as main support for Divine Comedy dates in Ireland, this December.
4/12 – Cork Opera House
5/12 – University Convert Hall, Limerick
6/12 – Millennium Forum, Derry
7/12 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
8/12 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
9/12 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
An excellent review of Ken Stringfellow’s recent gig at Bar Loose in Helsinki. Read it in full, in Finnish, here: http://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000005084921.html
Just announced! The Posies extend their Solid States tour with a run of dates in Spain in May:
- May 24 Porta Caeli Valladolid [tickets]
- May 25 La Iguana Vigo [tickets]
- May 26 Mardi Gras A Coruña [tickets]
- May 27 Super 8 Ferrol [tickets]
- May 28 Escenario Santander [tickets]
The Posies new album Solid States is out now on Lojinx CD, LP and digital.
an unabashed big sounding record.. deeply unfashionable and hugely enjoyable.
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…
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.