۞ San Francisco musician/funny guy Matt Nathanson
has a new song streaming over at his MySpace. Check out "Gone"
in all its Goo-Goo-glory, a wrenching new song with a strong melody.
Matt writes some background on the song: "this song was tracked all at once, live... and this was the 3rd or 4th pass through. i vividly remember looking out into the tracking room while i was singing this, and seeing everyone completely in it. hunched over their instruments, eyes closed...entrenched in the words and the motion of the song. riding it like a wave. just absolutely KILLING it!... i hadn't really experienced that kind of connection, that kind of communication, in the studio before... 6 people working like one. and the yearning and the desperation of the lyric totally came through them. through us..."
The deeply good new album Some Mad Hope
will be out August 14th on Vanguard Records
۞ Finally, just one album a year for Ryan Adams
is never enough (even though that's A-OK with me). Lost Highway announced yesterday
that there is a chance they will put out a Ryan Adams box set, with unreleased materials from the 48 Hours and Suicide Handbook "albums," live songs from the Bedheads
, and cuts from the Easy Tiger sessions.
If you preorder the (very strong) Easy Tiger
album now, you get a bonus CD containing a live version of the song "These Girls," which I got to hear on the album the other day. The most exciting news for me is that the song These Girls is actually a re-working of forgotten cast-off tune "Hey There Mrs. Lovely" from the '99/2000 era, a song that I have long adored. The lyrics are different
, and I am not sure if I like them as much as the original, but it is still a great-sounding song. The first 100 preorders
also get a signed 7":
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