Monday, April 30, 2012

On vinyl for the 1st time! Brian Wilson's I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

5/1/2012 On VINYL
This week just keeps getting sweeter!  The increasingly cool Friday Music is releasing the musical companion to the 1996 Don Was documentary I Just Wasn't Made For These Times on VINYL for the first time ever.  Hot damn.

New George Harrison LP released this week

The soundtrack companion to the outstanding HBO documentary, Living In the Material World, Early Takes Volume 1 consists of ten tracks reportedly discovered recently & assembled for this release, which has a street date of 5/1/2012. The set will be available in CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

Early Takes Volume 1: Music From The Martin Scorsese Picture Living In The Material World
1. My Sweet Lord
2. Run Of The Mill
3. I'd Have You Any Time
4. Mama You've Been On My Mind
5. Let It Be Me
6. Woman Don't You Cry For Me
7. Awaiting On You All
8. Behind That Locked Door
9. All Things Must Pass
10. The Light That Has Lighted The World

New Beach Boys LP: track listing

I got this from wikipedia, so I'm sure it's subject to change, but exciting to see nonetheless.

The Beach Boys: That's Why God Made the Radio
  1. "Think About the Days"
  2. "That's Why God Made the Radio"
  3. "Isn't It Time"
  4. "Spring Vacation"
  5. "Private Life of Bill and Sue"
  6. "Shelter"
  7. "Daybreak Over the Ocean"
  8. "Beaches in Mind"
  9. "Strange World"
  10. "From There To Back Again"
  11. "Pacific Coast Highway"
  12. "Summer's Gone"

Friday, April 27, 2012

New Beach Boys cover art!

Available on CD and LP June 5th!
That's Why God Made The Radio (2012)
Single, released 4.26.2012
The Beach Boys' new single (of the same name) is available TODAY at (and other digital outlets, I'm sure). So exciting!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

RSD 2012: Outing no. 1

7" singles (from left): Brendan Benson, The Hives, Joey Ramone
Well, I didn't score too big on my first outing for Record Store Day 2012. The only item towards the top of my list that I found was Joey Ramone's new 7", on groovy red vinyl. McCartney's 7" reissue of "Another Day", The Knack's 10' live EP, and the Empire Records soundtrack are all still out there somewheres. And I shall hunt them down and drag them home. They will be mine.


Hope you all have a chance to get out and support your independent record stores today!  Without the indies, in my opinion, life would hardly be worth living. So go buy yourself a little happy and keep the dream alive. Long live vinyl!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Official lyric video for "Calling Alameda" by WORDS. I wrote as well as sing & play bass on the track.

WORDS dedicated the track to Davy Jones, since the original inspiration for the song came from Jones' line in "Zilch" from The Monkees' 1967 album Headquarters. "Calling Alameda" was completed and partially recorded at the time of Davy's death earlier this year, which is why it felt important to dedicate it to him.  The Monkees have been a pivotal influence on WORDS' music since the band's inception back in 1986.


The digital single's official release is tomorrow, 4/17/2012, at

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Reflections on WORDS: GTBC 25

25th Anniversary EP, released today at
26 years ago a guy named Matt and I began writing songs in my parents' attic. We were both still in our teens, barely out of high school. The two of us had met several years prior at N.E. Junior High School in our hometown of Northeast Minneapolis. Our first "collaboration", in our senior year, was a mix tape to be played at what I think was our senior prom. What stands out for me from that event is discovering our mutual love of 60's music. I particularly remember listening to The Monkees' "She Hangs Out" and the excitement I felt knowing that someone (besides my bestie Kim and myself) dug this music.