This right here is the rockin'est track we've heard from Jalepzerz Fave(TM) Bobby Bare, Jr. since his excellent The Longest Meow album. It's the lead track from his upcoming Undefeated album, which comes out April 15th. Read about it at spin.com here.
If you're a fan, or even if you're just a fan of great music documentaries, be sure to check out Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost), which details Bare Jr.'s life around the time of the release of his previous album, A Storm, A Tree, My Mother's Head. I watched it last weekend, and it's highly recommended - the film manages to both break *and* warm the viewer's heart at points throughout, plus it includes plenty of live footage of Bare Jr. performing many of his best songs. You can rent it here for $4.99, or you can buy a DVD copy direct from the artist himself here.
First single from The Men's newest album, Tomorrow's Hits, which comes out today... tomorrow night I get to see them play at Bowery (YEAH!!!). Check below for a live version of this song from their show last May at Union Pool.
Above is the new (official) video for one of the two best songs off of the newest GbV album, Motivational Jumpsuit. Video stars Rob Corddry and one of the dudes from Breaking Bad. Below is the first single from the album - after a few listens, these two songs are far and away the best stuff on there.
Second straight Mac-related SotW - I've been on a bit of Mac kick lately, even delving into Lindsey's solo work - haven't found anything all that great as of yet, but with few interesting new releases thus far in '14, I intend to keep digging.
This track comes from the hour-long Tusk tour documentary from 1980, which includes several live performances, studio footage, and plenty of interviews. Stevie practices some ballet; Christine discusses the perils of the rock and roll lifestyle; Lindsey addresses his role as de facto musical arranger of the band; Mick sniffles suspiciously throughout and generally acts like a douche; and each of the members manage to passive-aggressively point out how useless John is. The documentary is definitely worth watching in a sort of "real life Spinal Tap" kinda way - not to mention that the live footage is great.
"Holiday Road" is probably my favorite Lindsey song (just slightly ahead of "Big Love" and "I'm So Afraid"), and, as you're hopefully aware, it's the theme song to the National Lampoon's Vacation franchise. Awful video, though, which for some reason includes absolutely zero footage from Vacation, instead casting Lindsey as a creepy, joyless, zombie-like American Psycho-type corporate suit. (Which actually might not be that far off the mark considering his drug intake at the time.)