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NEW RADIOHEAD ALBUM OUT THIS SATURDAY

In case you didn’t hear the news yesterday, Radiohead have a new album coming out this Saturday.  Re-read that sentence.  Yeah, it was announced yesterday.  I love this news.  There’s nothing more annoying than hearing one of your favorite bands has just finished recording their new album and then having to wait half a year for it to come out.  Bulldinkies.  More bands should start releasing music right after they record it.  Fans will find it.  But I guess if you’re Radiohead, you can do whatever the hell you want.  I just preordered this thing at www.thekingoflimbs.com.  You should too.

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KANYE WEST LOOKING CRAZY FRESH

photo via William Yan

@KanyeWest joined Twitter last week after once declaring it “stupid.”  I see his point but it’s too hard to ignore these days.  I love it / have become addicted.  

Here’s me (not looking Fresh), Kanye, and Don C pre-twitter:

It took me 3 damn years to post this pic.  My apologies for not getting it out there.  That was one of the greatest things I’ve ever worked on.  Still have mad respect for that guy.

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J RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS

A couple of months ago you may remember I declared that J Roddy Walston and the Business were a band you should know.   I stand behind that statement after listening to their debut album on Vagrant Records.

If you like rock and roll and I mean balls-out rock and roll that was founded on r&b then you will dig this album.  Take a little Stones circa Exile mix it in with some Black Crowes and Jerry Lee Lewis and you’ve got J Roddy Walston and the Business. 

I’ve been diggin’ on their sound since a good friend of mine forced me to download “The Times Are A Staying” – which is still my favorite track of theirs.  The new album builds on that sound starting with piano-charged “Don’t Break The Needle.”  If you’re not stomping your feet by the end of this tune, then you’re either on some really mellow drugs or can’t hear shit. 

The rest of the album is just as exciting.  Stand out tracks are “Brave Man’s Death”, “I Don’t Want To Hear It”, and “Don’t Get Old.”  I can’t comment on their live show, but if it’s anything like this album then count me the next time they’re in Nashville or within driving distance. 

3.5 out 5 stars

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GASLIGHT ANTHEM – AMERICAN SLANG

The ’59 Sound was on constant rotation in my car last summer, but it took seeing them live to make me a true believer.  Their new album American Slang is exactly what you’re expecting and hopefully what you wanted from the New Jersey rock and rollers.  The tunes make you want to get in your car and drive anywhere really fast with the windows down.  Great summer album.  Go and get it.

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BAND YOU SHOULD KNOW: J RODDY WALSTON

They’re actually called J Roddy Walston & The Business but I hate it when my titles take two lines.  This song is called “Times Are A Staying.”  It’s been out for a couple of years and I’ve neglected posting it due to laziness.  They just signed to Vagrant Records (same label as Chet favorite The Hold Steady) and have a new album coming out soon.  Jump on the bus before there’s no room left. 

And thanks to Wick for introducing me to these guys.

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