Tag: singles

Listening booth — Field Music,  “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing”

Listening booth — Field Music, “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing”

Listening Booth, Music
I now have a reason to stay alive until February 2012, because that's when the next Field Music album -- Plumb -- will be released. More specifically, February 13 in the U.K. and February 14 (Valentine's Day) in the U.S. The lads have been kind enough to provide a sneak peek of Plumb, courtesy an advance single release of "(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing." You can enter your email address to download the song on Field Music's website (as well as place your pre-order for the album and check out upcoming tour dates), or you can check it out here! Field Music - (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing by memphisindustries I dig it. It definitely carries the sound of the Measure album forward. Love that booming, slightly fuzzy bass part. Is it February yet?
Listening booth — The Roots, “Make My” (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

Listening booth — The Roots, “Make My” (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

Listening Booth, Music
If nothing else, the Roots are insanely prolific. Despite their day (night) job as the house band for Jimmy Fallon's late night talk show, they find time to record and release project after project. It's barely been 18 months since How I Got Over came out (and even less since their collaboration with John Legend), the followup album -- Undun -- is scheduled for a December 6 release. The first single from Undun (which the Roots say will be a concept album), "Make My," was just dropped. Check it: The Roots "Make My" featuring Big K.R.I.T. by okayplayer I wasn't expecting anything this mellow, but I really like it. I love that keyboard riff, and the bridge is a hunk of vintage soul right off one of Stevie Wonder's classic '70s albums.
Listening booth — Coldplay, “Paradise”

Listening booth — Coldplay, “Paradise”

Listening Booth, Music
I've taken my shots at Coldplay over the years, but I can also admit when they produce quality music. Parachutes was a very good album, and I was similarly impressed with Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. I know that it's "cool" to hate on Coldplay, but that's just stupid. If you honestly don't like their music, fine. But bagging on Chris Martin & Friends because they seem wimpy or because they're really popular is just a waste of energy. That said, I'm not very taken with "Paradise," the second single from the upcoming Mylo Xyloto album. It's not bad really, it's just kind of... there. It all sounds perfectly pleasant, but as a single it falls a little flat. "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" is a much stronger song and was a better choice for a single. Anyway, here's "...