Saturday, July 19th, 2003
Bought For A Song
Music music music.
Matthew Sweet released a Japan-only album earlier this year entitled Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu, and it’s easily the best thing he’s done in years. Written and recorded in just one week, it reunites the band responsible for Girlfriend, including drummer Ric Menck and ungodly guitarist Richard Lloyd, and is 40 minutes of stripped down, terrific power pop. Matthew hasn’t lost it, he’s just been hiding it. There’s no word of a domestic release so you can either shell out $50 US for the import or, uh, try elsewhere… online… ahem. The full 411 here.
Also excellent – the new My Morning Jacket album, It Still Moves. Southern rock that doesn’t sound like classic rock, it just boogies. Look for this one September 9, it’s a good’un.
Doves’ Lost Sides seems to be coming out domestically after all. Soundscapes had an untitled Doves release listed on their upcoming releases wall (in the nebulous “Coming soon” column), and I can’t think of what else it would be. Yay.
Finally, I got the new Fountains Of Wayne this afternoon. Power pop-tacular.
Tonight – The final Dismemberment Plan show in the 416. Sniff.
np – Fountains Of Wayne / Welcome Interstate Managers