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Beady Eye – Bring the Light

Beady Eye It’s well known that I am the resident Oasis apologist in these parts. I am comfortable with that. It’s one of the things that made me and Loftus friends in the beginning. And I had genuine excitement listening to the last two Oasis albums because I felt like they’d moved beyond pub rock and rip-offs to a point where they could wear their influences with flair, rather than defensive posturing. They embraced their love of the 60s British Invasion and let the tones ring through instead of burying them under layers of overdriven guitars. Noel even let some of the other guys contribute more than token songs!

And then Oasis broke up.

Well, Liam has moved on and taken a few of the old boys with him to form Beady Eye. They released a digital single a couple weeks ago and much to my delight it’s continuing down the line the Gallaghers started with 2005’s Don’t Believe the Truth. It’s a lot of jangly piano and space-echo vocals and killer back-up singers. Give it a go. It’s a free download, why not? (Free download no longer available. Boo!–ed.)

Video: Beady Eye – “Bring the Light”

Beady Eye: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, eMusic, MOG, wiki

Oasis: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, eMusic, MOG, wiki

Full Album Streams: Glen Campbell, Juliana Hatfield, more

These free, full album streams are available from AOL and Spinner through Sunday, August 24, so listen while you can. Try before you buy.

Glen Campbell, ‘Meet Glen Campbell’

Juliana Hatfield, ‘How to Walk Away’

The Walkmen, ‘You & Me’

Ra Ra Riot, ‘The Rhumb Line’

Caesars, ‘Strawberry Weed’

Stereolab, ‘Chemical Chords’

Spinner also has a Glen Campbell in-studio Sessions performance where he performs “These Days” (Jackson Browne), “Sing” (Travis), “Angel Dream” (Tom Petty), “All I Want Is You” (U2), “Good Riddance” (Green Day), “Witchita Lineman,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

More full album streams after the jump… And, as always, let us know if you hear anything good!

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The Bravery Reworks The Sun and the Moon, Again

The Bravery (Island Records) will release to iTunes one new track each week for four weeks from their upcoming album relaunch, The Sun and the Moon Complete, starting 2/19 with a reworked version of “Believe,” their current Top 10 Modern Rock single. This is at least the third release of this album. Reissue, repackage, repackage…

The Sun and the Moon Complete will also be available in stores March 18th in a new two-CD configuration:

Disc one (THE SUN): The original 12-song album (first issued May 2007). The album was produced and mixed by Brendan O’Brien,

Disc two (THE MOON): The album reimagined/reworked by the Bravery.


The Bravery – Believe



Kid Dies in Pumpkins Pit

The Vancouver Sun reports that a 20-year-old guy has died “after he was dragged unconscious from a mosh pit” at a Smashing Pumpkins concert:

Vancouver police spokesman Const. Howard Chow said three or four young men dragged the victim out of the mosh pit toward security shortly after 9 p.m. Monday.

The victim was then taken to St. Paul’s Hospital, where he later died, Chow said in an interview tonight. […]

“It’s a challenge for police whenever we’re at events like this because of the lighting, because of the noise and because of all that’s going on,” Chow said.

Be careful out there, kids.