Thursday, March 26, 2015

Three Months in: Best of 2015

These are the five albums that have made the most impression on me so far in 2015. Female voices to the fore, and still waiting for first real 'rock' fix.

BC Camplight - How to Die in the North
Susanne Sundfor - 10 Love Songs
Nathalie Prass - Nathalie Prass
Allison Moorer - Down To Believing
The Unthanks - Mount the Air

Kendrick Lamar, A wizard a true star?

Loring Wirbel from the Colorado Springs Independent describes parts of the new Kendrick Lamar album - To Pimp a Butterfly - to Todd.

 "The keyboards and wild sax riffs add a collage-like quality that sometimes suggests a hip-hop version of Todd Rundgren's A Wizard, A True Star.... A genuine magnum opus."

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's not out yet but ...

Erol Alkan , London-based electro DJ , is already working on a remix of the Runddans album 

Epiphanies: Life Changing Encounters With Music.

New Book: It's a collection of 55 essays previously featured in Epiphanies, a column which has been running in magazine the Wire since 1998, and over that time its contributors have each written about singular moments of musical realisations. 

The Collection includes an essay by Edwin Pouncey (AKA Savage Pencil) on Todd Rundgren's sweet soul music. 

Pouncey, as well as being in bands in his youth, was also responsible for album covers for bands such as the Fall and Sonic Youth 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Podcast Three: 2015

Pop, Rock and Country all in the mix this month.

Susanne Sundfor - 10 Love Songs

Father John Misty - I love You, Honeybear

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday

Charli XCX - Sucker

The Shires - Brave

Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct




Check out this episode!

Todd Uncut

There is a piece on Todd and a review of Global in the May edition of Uncut Magazine. In the article he mentions that he's been working on a collaboration with The Roots (their music , his vocals and guitar), and signing on as choir-master forthe stage adaptation of Bat out of Hell.

Of Global he says sees it "like an '80s record, at the point where new wave moves into synth pop, like Depeche Mode or something."

The review of the album gives it 6/10 saying 'he always wants to explore idiosyncratic digital terrains:admirable but ... not always convincing" Singles out Earth Mother, Soothe, Blind and Holyland as highlights.

Supreme Court wont hear Rundgren's appeal against foreclosure sale

Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit by singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren and his wife Michele accusing JPMorgan Chase of wrongfully attempting to foreclose on the couple's Kilauea, Hawaii home. The court's rejection of the couple's appeal lets stand a lower court's dismissal of their claims for damages and an order to stop a foreclosure sale.