The band Garbage have recorded off and on since 1993.
Through all these years the band has maintained the original lineup of Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig, four terrific people.
Strange Little Birds will be their 6th studio album.
“Empty” is the first single.
In 1996, I was invited to Paisley Park to hear Emancipation.
Prince was finally free of his prohibitive recording contract with Warner Brothers Records, thus the title of the album, a 3-record set.
It was his first recording to include covers of songs he loved. He told me that he wished that he had written “One of Us”, a hit by Joan Osbourne.
In this song, he famously changed the lyrics “What if God was one of us / Just a slob like one of us” to “…Just a slave like one of us”.
It is rare that we are blessed with such a powerful artistic masterwork. Contrary to our short instant fulfilment lifestyle, each album, which represents one of the four classical elements, should be listened to straight through.
We have violated this tenant this week with a song from each element.
Today is air.
“White Lead” from aether: aer.
In the era of the song, HUMANWINE, the dynamic Boston/New England duo, have released aether, a 4 album set!
Holly Brewer, the iconoclastic gregarious tribal-tattooed ethereal singer/songwriter, has one of those voices descended from the heavens in the company of Lisa Gerrard, Elizabeth Fraser and Bjork.
The reclusive M@ McNiss provides the accompaniment.
Self-produced and crowdfunded, aether is nothing short of a small masterpiece.
Released on a flash drive in a small bottle, the 40 songs are divided into four parts, four elements: terra, aqua, aer, ignis.
Although each element should be heard in its entirety, we will present 1 song from each album the next 4 days.
Beginning today with “Gyre” from aether: aqua.
Like many of the bands of the post-punk 80s, Primal Scream has had innumerable line-up changes with the singer, Bobby Gillespie, as the constant.
“Trippin’ on Your Love” is from their 11th and latest album Chaosmosis.
“Trippin’ on Your Love”