Meet The Americans; Justin Townes Earle plays the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro; Check out the Isle of Tune; and Joe Purdy offers a free recording,This American, for a limited time.
The Americans are set to drop their latest, the White EP, on February 15, 2011. The few tracks I received are rich, multi-layered, power pop songs reminiscent of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, Pet Sounds era Beach Boys, and late era Beatles. You’d swear that George Harrison was playing guitar on the track, Diamond.
Sean Lennon helped produce and also appears in the video for Requiem, which is directed by Jordan Galland (see below). Galland is best known for directing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. Although the Americans are listed as unsigned, it appears that they have some support to back this effort.
Watch: Requiem – Directed by Jordan Galland
The Americans – Diamond [mp3]
- The Live Music Internet Archive has a very good audience recording of recent Justin Townes Earle at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC.
- Time Waster Alert! Isle of Tune is a new application that’s getting ready to drop for all things I (tunes, pad, you name it). Anyway, you can try it on any platform here. DO IT! it’s a blast. You “plan” a neighborhood with musical houses, trees and flowers. Check out my attempt here.
- Joe Purdy has made his latest, The American, available for free. Get it quick, because it’s free for the month of December. Download or stream Joe Purdy – This American here.
And with that, I have created perfect bookends for this post (the Americans/This American)… I just noticed it. It’s late… forgive me.