New Music – The Killers, The Fireman, Neil Young

Didn’t do a New Music post last week. My bad! I’ve included The Killers and new for this week: The Fireman and Neil Young.

The KillersDay & Age – It’s super 8o’s synthesizer-tastic and I love it!   DJs on my local alt/rock radio station were complaining that the Killers were becoming increasingly pop and they weren’t liking it.   Some others might not be liking it either–their opening sales numbers this week were weak.  But I got no complaints. I can’t help but fall in love with the band’s big, romantic airy choruses. The single “Spaceman” the danceable “Joy Ride” and the epic “A Dustland Fairytale”.   Amazon iTunes

Watch the Killers perform “Human” on   Jimmy Kimmel Live after the jump.

Neil YoungSugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968 – Recorded 40 years ago, this live acoustic recording of Neil Young on the eve of releasing his first solo album, doesn’t sound the least bit dated.   Indeed, Young is one of those rare artists who manages to remain timeless and relevant even as the musical landscape around him changes.   There’s a CD/DVD version, and the iTunes version offers bonus tracks. Neil’s ethereal vocals and superb guitar playing are in full force on this disc.   Favorites: The nostalgic (and previously released) “Sugar Mountain”, the haunting “The Last Trip to Tulsa” and a slowed-up “Mr. Soul”.   Amazon iTunes

The Old Laughing Lady:

The Old Laughing Lady

The FiremanElectric Arguments -The Fireman are Paul McCartney and producer, Youth, formerly of the post-punk band Killing Joke and producer of U2, The Verve and other acts.   Paul McCartney is really at his best when he’s got a collaborator, and no doubt about it, this partnership has produced one of McCartney’s best albums in ages.   Recorded quickly, and without restraints, the record is a virtual sonic feast. The lead song, “Nothing Too Much Just Out of Site” is an angry vent at his ex-wife, Heather Mills. Paul is pissed! Favorite songs: The U2-like “Sing the Changes” and the Beatlesque “Sun is Shining” – Amazon iTunes

Nothing Too Much Just Out of Site:

Nothing Too Much Just Out of Site

Christmas bonus single!   The Hives and Cyndi Lauper wish YOU a Merry Christmas… iTunes

A Christmas Duel:

A Christmas Duel

What are you listening to this week?

Video after the JUMP…

The Killers – Human – Jimmy Kimmel Live:

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