I’m hard at work mastering The Killigans’ new record. It is going to rock; go be their MySpace friend and get excited about it. That is the major news. The album was recorded by our friend Scott at Mookie Studios in Lincoln.
We are also preparing for 5*C shows most every weekend for the next couple months, including some big ones.
Also note the new MR|sampler link in the left column, as Furious Instance takes a break until we have some more songs to put on it.
I’m going to write in-depth on The Killers’ Sam’s Town and The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America soon. In the meantime, I’ve been newly listening to Nas’ Illmatic, TV on the Radio’s Return to Cookie Mountain, John Legend’s new record, The Strokes, and a Replacements compilation. Illmatic matches its reputation as a classic and absolutely essential hip-hop record from the first spin. I was surprised to find that TV on the Radio makes, in my estimation, soul music; it’s all grooves, songs built on grooves and noise. I expected more “rock,” but I have to say I think it’s soul and I think it’s pretty good. -h