SOULFUL SUNDAY With New ELVIS COSTELLO Single

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

12 December 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
Active: Since 1970 / 32 studio LPs

 

New album: THE BOY NAMED IF
Release: 14 January 2022

Last month Costello announced his new album with The Imposters
and shared crackling pop single Magnificent Hurt. For second taster
PAINT THE RED ROSE BLUE he steps on the brakes and goes in ballad
modus.

Here we go…
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ELVIS COSTELLO: Facebook

(Elvis photo: cover of his ‘Il Sogno’ album)

Soulful Sunday With OCEANOGRAPHY And His Heartfelt Ode For His Beloved Late Sister

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

14 November 2021

Artist: OCEANOGRAPHY
Who: The solo project of Oakland-based singer,
songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Brian Kelly.
He brings a unique pop sensibility to bittersweet
songs of heartbreak, loss, and longing.

Recent work: New album Thirteen Songs About
Driving Nowhere in Alphabetical Order
, released
last September.

Focus track: MONTEREY – opening track of the LP

“A tribute to my big sister who I lost last year. I hope you enjoy
it and it provides some comfort for any loss you’ve experienced.”

Monterey is a heartfelt ode to a beloved one that passed away,
evoking recognizable, universal feelings of loss, mourning and
tristesse. Many of us who lost someone precious have a specific
song that they associate with that dearly missed person, and I
guess when you’re a songwriter it must be so more special if you
can write one yourself as a lasting memory of the one you lost.

It’s not your fault, It’s not your fault
We are prone
To accidents
Close to home

Now that you’re here check out the full album.
Trust me, it’s time well spent, certainly when
you’re a War On Drugs fan…


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OCEANOGRAPHY: Facebook

Soulful Sunday With THE LEMONHEADS

17 October 2021

25 years ago, 15 October 1996, EVAN DANDO and his LEMONHEADS
released their seventh, critically praised, album CAR BUTTON CLOTH.

Here’s sensitive single IF I COULD TALK I’D TELL YOU.

Dando: “That song comes from when I would lose my voice and
I couldn’t talk, so I would write down, ‘If I could talk I’d tell you.’
I wrote that down once, and I thought, That’s a good title for
a song.”

THE LEMONHEADS: Facebook

Soulful Sunday With BIG THIEF And New Mesmerizing Single ‘CHANGE’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

10 October 2021

Band: BIG THIEF
Who: Indie rockers with folk and country roots
Active:  Since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

New single: CHANGE
4th new song in 2021. The band promised
to release a double album next year.

Change is a gripping pearl. Intimate and tender

Would you live forever, never die, while everything around you passes?/
Would you smile forever and never cry while everything you know passes?

BIG THIEF: Facebook

(Image on top: cover of ‘Two Hands’ album)

SOULFUL SUNDAY With New Emo ELBOW Single

3 October 2021

Band: ELBOW
Who: Daydreamers from Greater Manchester led by Guy Harvey
Active: Since 1997 – 9 studio LPs so far (new one included)

New album: FLYING DREAM 1
Release: 19 November 2021 – more info here

Guy Garvey, August 2021: “We don’t phone each other for a chat. We don’t
talk about life outside the music until we’re together. These hushed night-time
missives told us how each other were doing. When we finally got together, all
that was to do was record the songs, honour them with amazing additional
singers and players in a gorgeous space and catch up. It was beautiful.’

Album trailer…

New single: THE SELDOM SEEN KID

Elbow at its emo best…

ELBOW: Facebook

THE KILLERS – Hear/Watch Enraptured Live Performance On American TV

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

Band: THE KILLERS (Los Angeles)
Song: IN ANOTHER LIFE
Performance: On American TV, on the Late Late Show with James Corden

The gripping song is from the band’s recent album Pressure Machine. A nostalgic
look back at frontman Brandon Flowers‘ youth in his hometown Utah. No bombastic rockers this time, but sensitive, tender musings with a Springsteen-eque songwriting signature.

Enraptured live performance…

Pressure Machine album in full…

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THE KILLERS: Website

Soulful Sunday With Legend JACKSON BROWNE – New Album ‘DOWNHILL FROM EVERY WHERE’ Out Now

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

1 August 2021

Artist: JACKSON BROWNE (age: 72)
Active: since 1966 / 15 studio albums
(including the new one)

New album: Downhill From Everywhere
Released: 30 July 2021

One of those imperishable artists from bygone hippie times.
One of those legendary Americana masters of songwriting.

AllMusic says: “An album full of strong performances, few missteps,
and the weary charisma that has been one of the singer’s hallmarks.
A half-century into his career, that timeless feeling that signified even
Browne’s earliest releases is still present, if ever-so-slightly more
shopworn by time’s passing.”

Don’t move an inch, have yourself a lazy Sunday…

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JACKSON BROWNE: All AlbumsWebsite

SOULFUL SUNDAY With Brand New Album By Old Byrd DAVID CROSBY

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

25 July 2021

DAVID CROSBY: one of the former Byrds nightingales and one of
the legendary CSN & Y voices has a new solo LP out called FOR FREE.

Although it sounds to my ears as if this could have been a characteristic
Crosby record from the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc… the press is pretty euphoric.

NME gives it a 5/5 score: “If ‘For Free’ does prove a parting gift, it’s as fitting as
any, an album that can only be made after a life lived. And it’s another glimmering
triumph from the counterculture great.”

And American Songwriter rewards the 79-year-old troubadour (turning 80
next month) with a 4/5: “Clearly, Crosby’s content with where he still resides, an
artist whose drive and determination remain as emphatic as ever. With For Free,
David Crosby soars on his own satisfaction.”

Anyway, it’s a fine album for lazy Sundays like this one…

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DAVID CROSBY: FacebookAll Solo Albums

SOULFUL SUNDAY With Supreme Album ‘RANDOM DESIRE’ By GREG DULLI

18 July 2021

Artist: GREG DULLI (Hamilton, Ohio)
Best known as mastermind of Afghan Whigs

Soulful Sunday album: RANDOM DESIRE
Dulli’s solo debut
Released: 21 February 2020

Rolling Stone wrote: “Reminds us why he was one of
the alt-rock era’s most compelling tortured romantics.”

Turn Up The Volume said: “One of the most honest,
most human, most gripping and most affecting LPs
of 2020.

Enjoy here…

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GREG DULLI: Facebook