Thursday, April 19


I became something of a fan of TRAVIS back in the THE MAN WHO era. Somewhere around the turn of the century that would have been, if memory serves.
Other than a handful of songs, though, I haven't followed the band all that closely since. Suddenly, there were just too many groups playing slow-to-slightly-less-slow, pastoral Britpop in the world. Pretty stuff, to be sure -- but somewhat colorless and wallpapery in the final analysis.
To their credit, they're still plugging along -- with new album THE BOY WITH NO NAME due on May 8. I'd have to say that it leans more to the "slow" than the "slightly-less-slow," and the "somewhat colorless" and "wallpapery" still apply as well. But, to be fair, so does the "pretty." So there it is.
TRAVIS & their travels >>>

Apr 28 2007 8:00P/Coachella/Palm Springs, California
Apr 29 2007 9:00P/Henry Fonda Theatre/Los Angeles
May 2 2007 8:00P/Fillmore/San Francisco
May 15 2007 8:00P/Grimsby Auditorium/Grimsby
May 16 2007 8:00P/Caird Hall/Dundee
May 17 2007 8:00P/Barrowlands/Glasgow
May 19 2007 9:00P/Aberdeen Music Hall/Aberdeen, Scotland
May 21 2007 8:00P/Newcastle Academy/Newcastle
May 22 2007 8:00P/Manchester Apollo/Manchester

[MP3] "Selfish Jean"

[MP3] "Eyes Wide Open"

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