Friday, 19 January 2007

Slow down, there's gonna be trouble...

Well, I certainly needed cheering up, having been off sick with some manifestation of a cold. So news of a brand new Fountains Of Wayne album in a couple of months is a tonic and a half.

Exponents of the some of the finest power-pop on the planet, the new record will hopefully see them build on the success of 2003's Welcome Interstate Managers, which even snared them a big UK hit in Stacy's Mom.

For now though, take a listen to this - an absolutely wonderful acoustic version of early album track Everything's Ruined. The original is taken from the rather excellent self-titled debut album, which you should probably buy from

MP3: Fountains Of Wayne - Everything's Ruined (acoustic)

Friday, 5 January 2007

I said it's like the soundtrack to our lives...

To kick off the new year in style, here's an absolutely amazing performance from the Divine Comedy of Our Mutual Friend on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (2004):

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