Personally, I think That Thing You Do! has the best music soundtrack of any movie. The movie came out in 1996 and was written, directed, and co-stared by the one and only Tom Hanks.
It’s so, so, good! The lead single for the movie is also titled That Thing You Do! and is performed by The Wonders, a [fake] band from Erie, PA who’s rise to number one amongst the billboard charts is whom the movie focuses on.
Right off the heels of blink-182’s release of Neighborhoods, Mark Hoppus is already working on the next blink-182 album.
Hoppus stated, “I’m sure these will all be Blink songs at the moment. I don’t have any plans to write songs with anybody else right now. If I do, it’ll be a collaboration or a one-off thing, but everything I’m writing right now is for Blink-182.” … “It’s really too early to tell. At the moment all I’ve got is a bunch of chord progressions and ideas. It’s more me playing my guitar and coming up with little ideas and melodies. By the time it goes to Tom and Travis and we work on it as a band, who knows what it will sound like.”
Wow, this is exciting! Let the release date speculation begin! Speaking of blink albums though, what’s your favorite?
Get excited! The Blinkumentary, which includes live concert footage, behind the scenes, and more from over 2 years of filming is coming soon and it’s about time. While we don’t have a specific release date yet, we do know that the first (final) draft (photo of the preview disk above) of the Blinkumentary is done and is now being screened and reviewed.
So it shouldn’t be long now… We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
I was doing some thinking about all the live albums I’ve ever listened to and I came to the conclusion that Taking Back Sunday’s Louder Now: Part 2 just may be the best live album ever (at least that I’ve seen and heard).
I’ve embedded a video above of “What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?” which will give you a taste of what this CD/DVD has to offer. It is literally Adam Lazarra at his best. Perfect vocals, perfect stage presence — he tore it up. The entire band was rocking out really hard the entire show.
It’s also worth noting how well shot the concert was, the videographers did a fantastic job showing off the amount of energy at the show. Anyway, I don’t think my words can describe how awesome it is, so just watch the video above. I guarantee you will want to hear and watch more — it’s TBS at their finest.
Slated for January 31, 2012 A Gentle Reminder will be the first full-length album released by The Jealous Sound since the now-classic Kill Them With Kindness 2003 release. Of course, the band hasn’t been completely quiet since 2003, the 2008 EP Got Friends left you wanting so much more. So have your wishes been granted?
The good news is Blair Shehan is back (along with his gravelly, nasally vocals) with some great stuff to offer on A Gentle Reminder. The album starts off with “Beautiful Morning” (my personal favorite track) which starts off a somewhat slow and then crescendo’s into brilliance.
“Your Eyes Were Shining” [listen here] opens with a single guitar and Blair pleading, “Pray you don’t know how this feels, I pray you don’t go home alone, I pray you don’t know” — it will instantly remind you of the good old days back in 2003.
Other notable tracks on the album include “This Is Where It Starts” “Here Comes The Ride” “Perfect Timing” and “A Gentle Reminder.”
While A Gentle Reminder isn’t Kill Them With Kindness it’s definitely worthy follow-up release. I highly recommend checking it out when it drops on the 31st.