June 19, 2009

Half of the time I feel shiny and new


After all the introspective moping around here lately, I feel ready for this song on so many levels. Over a syncopated beat and shiny summery keys, Massachusetts duo Wheat sings on this toe-tapping new track:

Half of the time I feel broke, cracked, peeled, weathered, half of the time I feel shiny and new. Half of the time I feel i’m clever, and half of the time I just haven’t a clue.”

Yes, yes indeed. This is a fantastic summer song.

H.O.T.T. (Half Of The Time) – Wheat

Their upcoming fifth album White Ink, Black Ink will be released on July 21st via the Rebel Group, a label run by Thaddeus Rudd (of Wheat’s ’90s-era label, Sugar Free). According to Magnet, Wheat’s Brendan Harney says, “It’s very different from the last [album]. It’s much simpler, much more honed down, much harder-hitting. I think this is our best record to date. Very confident, very pop, but very Wheat.” I missed seeing them at SXSW, but look forward to this release.

[via Bruce’s velvety goodness]

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  • ive been digging wheat lately!

    thanks for being a great blog.. i can always find good music and interviews here.

    i gave you a shout out on my blogawards.

    -kevin of basquiatthinksimcool.blogspot.com

    kevin — June 19, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

  • The music player is playing two songs at once, and not very well.

    Tailspin Tom — June 21, 2009 @ 1:52 am

  • Hunter S. Thompson: “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel.”

    Tailspin Tom — June 21, 2009 @ 2:02 am

  • love this band!!!can’t wait for their new record

    sam — June 22, 2009 @ 8:28 am

  • I worked with Thaddeus at Sugar-Free and still have the 4 track cassette demo from Wheat. These guys are great musicians and their first two CDs should not be missed – timeless. Thaddeus also was the first guy to sign Beulah.

    Jeremy — June 22, 2009 @ 8:59 am

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