New Music Thursday

1) Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky is great, at least I think so, my girls think its too mellow. Anway the record goes on sale May 15th and can be pre-ordered on Amazon. Wilco announced US tour dates yesterday and will be playing the Hammerstein in NYC on June 25th. TIckets haven’t gone on sale yet. I think the song Hate You Here sounds like Steely Dan. So here’s something for all you Steely Dan/Wilco fans.


Any Major Dude Will Tell You – Steely Dan covered by Wilco
(from the Me Myself and Irene soundtrack)

2) Kings Of Leon is a band I want to like. Every once in a while I come across one of their songs and am blown away. They’ve got a new record and a bunch of the songs have been on the Hype Machine lately. I am not running out to buy the record, particularly since my favorite track isn’t even on the record. Check out this cool song called My Third House, particularly the guitar solos.


My Third House – Kings Of Leon

3) Techdirt says the Arctic Monkeys have rejected the very model that made them (leaking all of their songs on the Internet). That may well be true but a bunch of songs have appeared on the Hype Machine recently.  I like everything that I’ve heard but my favorite thing is this instrumental thing called Chun Li’s Spinning Bird Kick. It’s not even on the new record (Favorite Worst Nightmare) which will be out on April 23rd and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. The Arctic Monkeys will be at the Hammerstein on May 15th. Here’s a video for the single called Brianstorms.