Tuesday, November 22, 2011
New Paul Weller Album, Sonik Kicks, Due March 26th
With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, I think we should all take a moment to be thankful that Paul Weller is alive and kicking and still making relevant music in the year 2011.
Paul Weller will release a new solo album, Sonik Kicks, on March 26th, 2012, and his management has kindly made a preview track, "Around The Lake," available for download.
"Around The Lake" has a heavy psychedelic feel to it with Krautrock overtones, and in my opinion it sounds like Paul could still teach some of these young kids a thing or two about how to rock out. Paul hasn't sounded like an angry young man for quite some time now, but we can be thankful he doesn't sound like a toothless old geezer either (unlike yours truly, who will be thankful if he is able to digest turkey this year rather than being spoon-fed gruel).
I get emails all the time from established and new acts asking me to post a track, and I rarely judge the music interesting enough to post here. (That's not to say the music is inherently uninteresting, it just usually doesn't catch my ear). This is different. Check it out, and Happy Thanksgiving.