Quick update on some new tracks and upcoming albums:
- Heard the first track from the upcoming Dirty Pretty Things album. “Tired of England” can be found on YouTube from some live footage, but I don’t see that it’s on the band’s MySpace or website. It’s very Morrissey-esque with that Kinks influence that Carl is known for. Not a bad track, but when stations are also playing the current Moz track “All You Need Is Me” it makes DPT fall short in direct comparison. I do think that I’ll like the band’s new material better than their debut if the single is a fair representation.
- Were you aware of the return of Tricky? He’ll be back this summer with a release in early July (but Sept for those of us in the States). I’ve only listened to “Council Estate” through once. It didn’t grab me, but I would definitely like to hear a remix/ext version. Curious about the full album.
- Speaking of comebacks…remember Offspring? They’ll have a summer release and the new single is called “Hammerhead“. Classic Offspring. Doesn’t feel like they are trying too hard and makes it seem as though they never left.
- Primal Scream’s summer album has a name, Beautiful Future. …and the wait continues…July 21 is the date.
- Last but not least, Camera Obscura headed to Stockholm this week to start recording. They’re planning a release for this year. yay!