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.)
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!
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.