Thursday, May 15


Hey, you learn something new every day....

While I was already familiar with the fact that RADIOHEAD took their name from the TALKING HEADS' song of 1986, "Radio Head," I was not familar with the fact that post-punk popsters THE FUTUREHEADS lifted their label from THE FLAMING LIPS' album of 1992, HIT TO DEATH IN THE FUTURE HEAD. (PORTISHEAD, of course, molded their moniker from the Washington Redskins' running back of 2004-2008, Clinton Portis.) (No, really, look it up.)

Near as I can tell, the Futureheads' new album, THIS IS NOT THE WORLD, will be released in the UK (and Europe?) on May 24 and North America on June 3.

(I have to say, there's something a bit off-putting about the production on the new disc. Everything seems to be turned up to 11 and pushed to the front, creating a highly unsupple and artificial-sounding Wall of Sound. Has the air of music made by machines, not men. I don't know... maybe I just prefer to get my "angular" fix from the likes of FRANZ FERDINAND, MAXIMO PARK, and BLOC PARTY....)


From the LP THIS IS NOT THE WORLD, 2008 >>>
MP3] "The Beginning of the Twist"
MP3] "Think Tonight"

From their self-titled LP, 2004 >>>
MP3] "Decent Days and Nights"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Portishead come from Bristol in the South West of England. Portishead is a district on the edge of Bristol.