Here it comes! The new Postal Service track, "A Tattered Line of String," is an upbeat techno bounce that's fantastic. It's great to hear Ben Gibbard stretch again, beyond the usual dark pop/rock stylings. Plus, a Jenny Lewis appearance! She will also tour with the band. See them in April at the Mondavi Center in Davis. This will be on the Give Up reissue to hit stores April 9th.
The word on the street is that we are getting the old Thermals sound back. The sound that was less polished and more dirty, which is where some of their best material lies. The new track "Born to Kill" demonstrates that unapologetically.
By the way, they will be playing a couple of dates in the Bay Area soon. 03/01 in San Francisco at Noise Pop at the Rickshaw Stop and the next day, 03/02 in Cupertino at the Homestead Lanes Bowling Alley. Sounds like a sweet venue to me.
Here comes a CBS Golf Promo during the commercial break. "Whoa, what was that?" I bust out the Soundcloud app. It couldn't find the name of the artist or song. This is why I have Shazam too by the way. When one doesn't know, certainly the other app will. Shazam got the band and the song. Bronze Radio Return and this song called "Further On." What a great track! While we are loving Mumford, The Lumineers and the like, this six piece out of Hartford Connecticut could fit right in. A great acoustic hand clapper. Check it out.
A piano romp from Cold War Kids…I’ll take it! It’s the lead single called “Miracle Mile,” which takes it up another couple of notches with a killer hook, and cool riff to fit oh so snug against the piano. Look for the track on their fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, on April 2nd on Downtown Records. The band also announced dates to go with it, including a 5/23 date at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.