Anberlin and Dylan Thomas

Anberlin and Dylan Thomas

The alternative rock band Anberlin, hailing from the center of Florida, has just released a new song from their forthcoming Dark is the Way, Light is a Place produced by Brendan O’Brien. The title of the album comes from a poem by Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953). Bob Dylan took his name from this great Welsh poet, and if you have never heard Dylan Thomas’ voice you are in for a treat. “Impossible” by Anberlin is the Song of the Day and from the archives, Dylan Thomas reading my favorite poem of his, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”.

 

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

From the Archives: Smashing Pumpkins

Yesterday we featured another track from the Smashing Pumpkins forthcoming album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, the 44 songs of which are being released individually over the next year or so and for free. Eventually there will be a special box set of the entire album. In 1996, the Pumpkins issued a limited edition box set The Aeroplane Flies High, which included the 5 singles from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 28 B-sides, plus a booklet of photos, lyrics and writings by Billy Corgan. From my library, here is a photo of the box set signed by Billy and D’Arcy. Included here from the box set is the Smashing Pumpkins’ cover of The Cars classic “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight”.

“You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” by Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins (Free Download)

The new Smashing Pumpkins album is entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope and all of the songs from the album are being released periodically for free from the Pumpkins’ website. There will be 44 songs in all. Each time 4 songs have been made available, they will be packaged and sold over the net and in physical form as an EP. Eventually all 11 discs will be available as one box set. In February on this site we featured “Widow Wake My Mind” from the first EP. “Freak” is the first song from the 2nd volume available now as a free download and is the Song of the Day.

Brendan Benson (Free Download)

Brendan Benson (Free Download)

Post 4th of July and Brendan Benson (singer, songwriter, producer and member of The Raconteurs) offers up a free download, perfect in the aftermath of the holiday. “Red White and Blues” is the Song of the Day.

“Red White and Blues” by Brendan Benson

4 the 4th

Fireworks of the imagination. (Use the menu tab to view in full screen.) The vision of Erik Johannson. Freedom rocks!

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Of late there has been a slew of cover songs. And there are more to come. We’ve featured a few here in the past and will continue to present the best. A song takes on new import when reinterpreted rather than merely duplicated. Passion Pit does just that with Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” as it becomes the Song of the Day.

“Tonight, Tonight” by Passion Pit

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