Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Podcast Two: 2015

There's seventies mood over a large slice of this month's podcast.


The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Belle & Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

BC Camplight - How to Die in the North

Nathalie Prass - Nathalie Prass

Meghan Trainor - Title

Gaz Coombs - Matador

Check out this episode!

Whitesnake do Purple

OK, this is interesting. The new Whitesnake album [out in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th] is called The Purple Album and is a re-imagining/covers album of Deep Purple songs from David Coverdale’s time as lead singer. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dan Deacon

The AV Club has a review of  Dan Deacon's new album Gliss Riffer "

"The first half of the record plays to the cheap seats, with slices of catchy, hummable melodies and baldly commercial vocals seemingly designed for maximum pop appeal. This isn’t shocking—Deacon has always been a populist, especially in his live shows—but it still feels a bit off-putting to hear the first single, “Feel The Lightning,” come across like the love child of Daft Punk and Todd Rundgren."

I'm often Told I hear 'Todd' everywhere, but it wasn't especially something that came to mind with this. Brit synth pop of the 80s and 90s, yes, Todd not so much.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Todd, the DJ, and Utopia

Rundgren Radio spoke to Todd and got the low down on the new record and the tour.  As I mentioned last week Dam Funk is going to be the tour DJ, and he will essentially be 'the band' on this tour.  Also of interest was that Todd doesn't rule out a possible Utopia reunion tour for 2016. Says he and Kaz have talked about it but that it would need to be for a proper tour with proper rehearsal time so that it wasn't just a going through the motions exercise.