Former Mercury Prize nominees HARD-FI are back with their follow-up to 2005's hard-popping STARS OF CCTV. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (released in the UK yesterday, I do believe) seems less catchy than its predecessor on first and second listen(s). Perhaps, like so many sophomore efforts, it's striving to be "deeper" and "more meaningful." Yeah, well, whatever. Still, some highly hummable tracks can be uncovered here....
Americans with an itch to pre-order ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST can go right [HERE] right now.
HARD-FI on MySPACE.
HARD-FI on the road >>>
Sep 6 2007 8:00P/Hippodrome/London
Sep 7 2007 8:00P/Coliseum/Coventry
Sep 8 2007 8:00P/Trinity/Bristol
Sep 9 2007 8:00P/Cardiff University/Cardiff
Sep 10 2007 8:00P/Pavillion/Worthing
From the LP ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "Suburban Knights"
[MP3] "Help Me Please"
From the LP STARS OF CCTV, 2005 >>>
[MP3] "Gotta Reason"
[MP3] "Tied Up Too Tight"
BONUS TRACK >>>
[MP3] "Sick of It All"