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.
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.
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.
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.