Friday, February 06, 2015

Faster Louder talks to Mark Ronson and asks about his collaboration with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker

  Let’s talk about the other Australian you collaborated with on the album – Kevin Parker. I believe you guys met on the 2011 Future Music Festival tour. Was there a particular track, album or genre that you bonded over initially?

 "We were both obsessed with drum sounds, like mic’ing drums, how you get a particular sound. I love the sound that he got on Innerspeaker and he really dug the sound of ‘Bang Bang Bang’. That was really it, I can’t remember if there was a particular song. Jay [Watson] and I bonded over Todd Rundgren he was amazed that I’d never heard of this song called ‘International Feel’ because he was convinced I’d ripped off ‘Bang Bang Bang’ from it, and I was like “No, I’ve never heard it’. Even back then, four years ago even when they were super young they were monsters, such talented musicians each one of them could play every instrument. It was really inspiring to watch them play every night."

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

"Easily his best effort since his 2004 release “Liars.”

Thom Jennings of BackstageAxxess has a review of the new Todd album calling it his best since Liars: "for Todd fans who will have to wait until this album comes out in April, it will be well worth the wait, I just can’t imagine any Todd fan not loving this album."

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

New Todd album another mix of rock, soul and EDM

Ultimate Classic Rock has more detail son the new Todd album and importantly (for me) confirmation that UK dates are coming in the autumn. "On April 7, Todd Rundgren will put out ‘Global,’ the 25th studio album of his solo career. It’s his first record since 2013’s ‘State.’ In a press release announcing the news, the 12 tracks on ‘Global’ are defined as “a contemporary fusion of styles — rock, soul and EDM — which continues the tradition of boundary-breaking works from this visionary genius.” A few days after the release of ‘Global,’ Rundgren will embark on a U.S. tour beginning with three nights in Park City, Utah. This includes an appearance on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ on April 27, the same day ‘Global’ comes out on 180-gram vinyl.

As of now, the tour ends in Ft. Lauderdale on May 23, but Rundgren will soon reveal more U.S. dates that will run through mid-June, as well as a tour of the U.K. and Europe beginning in early autumn."

Also according to Paul Myers ... author of a very good book on Todd