Thursday, November 2
The Bluetones are one of those British bands that got lost in the mid-to-late-'90s, post-Britpop shuffle. They were simply never destined to attain the almost mythic status of the Stone Roses. They would never break through to the commercial mainstream the way that Oasis did. They would never reach the artistic heights of Radiohead. And it occurs to me: I'm referring to these guys entirely in the past-tense, as if they're already dead, buried, and disbanded.
Well, not so. In fact, they're about to release their self-titled fifth album on November 14. You can pre-order it [here] (though Americans may have to go the import route [here]).
The Bluetones on MySpace.
The Bluetones' upcoming busking >>>
Nov 3 8:00P/Knust/Hamburg
Nov 5 8:00P/Mau Club/Rostock
Nov 8 8:00P/Lopen/Copenhagen
Nov 9 8:00P/Paradiso/Amsterdam
Nov 12 8:00P/Cockpit/Leeds
Nov 13 8:00P/Fez Club/Reading
Nov 14 8:00P/Junction/Cambridge
From their self-titled LP, 2006 >>>
[MP3] "Head on a Spike"
From the LP RETURN TO THE LAST CHANCE SALOON, 1998 >>
From the LP EXPECTING TO FLY, 1996 >>>
[MP3] "Slight Return"