We are pretty late on this one, but FINALLY getting around to listening to the new a-ha track Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah). The track will make its official debut on the upcoming greatest hits collection titled 25. 25 to mark the band's 25-year career as they officially call it quits and say goodbye to music - bummer.Cover art for 25 above. Listen to Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) below. View the track listing for the 2-CD set here. A video for the track is due any day now and was shot in London by directed Steve Barron. Barron has shot seven of the band's videos, including the infamous Take On Me. Looking forward to seeing what he's conjured up for a-ha in 2010.
We kinda just happened upon these guys randomly one day and the album is hooking us in more and more. Something about them reminds us of a modern day Kingston Trio - that's a compliment. Their debut, Beachcomber's Windowsill, is made up of 11 little gems. One of the more interesting albums to come across our speakers recently.
The album is currently out in the UK. Currently out in the US on iTunes. CD and vinyl hit on August 10th.
Spinner is featuring a listen of the full album all this week right here.
Loving the first single, Zorbing. Check out the video below:
Read the full interview here.
In probably our favorite news item of the year (so far), a 20th anniversary edition of Morrissey's Bona Drag is in the works. This kinda freaks us all over, in a good way. Bona Drag has always stood as our favorite collection of Morrissey work to date. Never a proper album, but more a collection of singles and their respective b-sides, Bona Drag signifies everything iconic about Moz - the cover, the accompanying photos, and some of his finest recordings to date. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys, Everyday Is Like Sunday, Will Never Marry, Lucky Lisp - the list goes on and on.
It's time get the proper re-release and this one is Morrissey approved. Moz, along with EMI, will release the special edition via the resurrected 1960's label, Major Minor.
The music has been remastered and the reissue contains six previously
unreleased tracks. Morrissey is overseeing the reworking of the art,
but has chosen to keep the original cover in place. We often
forget that the cover shot of Moz was taken from the November Spawned A
Monster video. His shirt was switched to red (from its actual color, black) on the original. Morrissey has chosen to drop the red and reinstate the black.
Not only will there be a CD version (with eight page booklet) to sink into, but a 180 gram double vinyl treasure will also make its way to the turntables of the land. The vinyl will be housed in a wide-spine sleeve with a pull out poster.
Moz fan site True To You originally announced the release with a promise
of more Morrissey news to come in the next month. Moz playing Bona
Drag live in full? COME ON. Please.
Check out the previously unreleased tracks -
Happy Lovers At Last United (from "Sunday"
Lifeguard On Duty (from Viva Hate sessions)
Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness (demo)(Outtake from Viva Hate)
Oh Phoney (from Bona Drag sessions)
The Bed Took Fire (early version of "At Amber")
Let The Right One Slip In (alternate long mix)
Some great stuff here,
but noticeably missing is the stellar Striptease WIth A Difference.
Most fans have it, but it would have been great to hear it remastered
and cleaned up.
Release, September 27th - UK only it looks like?
Fantastic clip of Editors playing this year's Glastonbury. This really makes us fall in love with music all over again.
A beautifully shot performance. The color of the early evening sunlight hitting the band and the stage plays perfectly with Tom Smith's haunting vocals. He's intense on stage as well, something so many folks lack today. Honestly our favorite performance of the year (so far).
The above photo is taken from BBC's Editors photo gallery from the show. See more here.
In This light And On This Evening
We're still blasting this damn Yeah Yeah Yeah song from New Politics, who knew we'd become so nostalgic for that 90's sound? The guys just released a new video for the track, as opposed to this older clip that's been playing over and over again across the web.
David Boyd is up to more of his insane shenanigans - busting out his signature dance moves, standing on his head, jumping up walls, flipping upside down, and doing some wild double kick move over a little white ghetto blaster. If nothing else, take some notes at the 1:18 mark. Work it...
The embed code seems to be messed up at the moment. Click here to check out the MySpace premiere.