9/07/2008

Music Monday: New Music from Old Artists

The next couple of months seem to be awash with new musical releases - Oasis, Dar Williams, Calexico, Okkervil River, Lucinda Williams, Of Montreal, THE CURE, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, and most importantly Tesla. Yes, Tesla.

I've picked out some new songs by artists with upcoming albums because I like what I hear so far. I'll include some old school stuff as well in case you need to familiarise yourself (again, or from the start). Also included are US release dates. You're welcome.

Jem (16 September) - quick little Jem-related fact: Jem was P's first intraruterine concert. Moz was her second. Somehow, the quality of music she was exposed to in utero has not carried into the real world, as the kid's favourite song is "Umbrella" by Rihanna. She loves it even more than "Ladybug's Picnic". That's a lot.

The New: "On Top of the World"



The Old: "Come on Closer"



The Verve (out now)

The New: "Love is Noise"



The Old: "The Drugs Don't Work" (Bittersweet Symphony is brilliant of course, but a bit...expected)



Ben Folds (30 September)

The New: "You Don't Know Me" (featuring Regina Spektor)



The Old: None. I fucking hate Ben Folds. Alone, or folding Five. Sorry.

Kings of Leon (23 September)

The New: "Sex on Fire" (not the real video, which has embedding disabled. Again, BASTARDS)



The Old: "On Call" Incidentally, my favourite song of last year



And to conclude...one of my guilty pleasures, Fall Out Boy. I know, I know, shut up. I don't really like the new song (yet), but lord help me if I don't like previous Fall Out Boy songs.

Fall Out Boy (4 November)

The New: "I Don't Care"



The Old: "Dance, Dance"



Here is the playlist for those that way inclined. Again, pop it out if it doesn't show up on the blog:


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Now, if you'll excuse me I must go finish adding songs to The Dude's mp3 player. So far highlights have included Sophie B. Hawkins, Carrie Underwood, and Kansas. See what I'm up against?

P.S. US James fans - "Hey Ma" is out on 16 September in your part of the world!

9 comments:

Tash said...

Ha! I'm a fan of Jem's "It's Just A Ride," which I shouldn't be philosophically, but it's so damn catchy. So I'll be sure to check out the new one. I must say, I never really *got* "On Call." Hmm. Not a fan of Ben Folds with or without 5.

Say, did I just see you mention The Duhks here, or is this my short-term memory bullshit playing tricks on me again? Just yesterday heard their cover of "Seventh Wave" and I'm completely in love (and thought of you in the process). They're doing live at noon this Friday and I don't think I can spring free. F-me.

elizasmom said...

Whenever I see Pete Wentz, I kind of want to punch him in the face. I'm sorry, you can't be "punk" if you marry a Simpson sister. That said, I admit to kind of enjoying Dance Dance.

Too bad your in-utero condition of P did not take. Eliza saw Nick Lowe, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, and Ryan Adams, among others, all of them "Jim's" music (I like them too, but they're not mine the way Nick Cave, U2, Arcade Fire, etc. are — NO ONE I love was touring). I don't think it's coincidence that the only song of mine she responds to is City of Blinding Light, which I played in the car to work every day. The rest of her musical taste? 1960s and 70s stuff: Dylan, Led Zep, Beatles, The mother-loving Who, fer Chrissakes.

Major Bedhead said...

I didn't know The Verve did The Drugs Don't Work. I only knew Ben Harper's version, which is also awesome.

I'm a little sad that you don't like Ben Folds, with or without the 5. I think he's one of the cleverest songwriters around. Rockin' The Suburbs makes me giggle every time I hear it.

statia said...

I've never been a huge Ben Fold's fan, but I adore Regina Spektor. I'm totally digging their new song.

calliope said...

omfg- this compilation is the awesome!
thank you thank you for informing me that some of my favorite peeps have new things.
sad about the Ben Folds sitch, but each to their own.

oh man I am going to be listening to this all day! thank you

Thalia said...

Look, I was going to say how thrilled I was that you finally recognise the genius of Dar. And then you go and post a video of ben folds, who you don't even like?! What's wrong with you, woman??

nutsinmay said...

I have discovered that my husband likes Jem very much. What have you started?

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Why are you harshing on Ben Folds?

PicturesqueMusiq said...

I love ben folds! So glad that BF5 is getting abck together. Have you ever seen him in concert? Absolutely incredible. I saw him at Langerado http://womenartmoney.blogspot.com/2008/09/langerado-dude-you-won-throw-that-piano.html
amazing!