March 25, 2010

wine me, dine me, wreck all the things that i know


Man it’s hard to feel that anything is possibly amiss in the world when we have a new song from Teenage Fanclub that feels like a warm, sparkly cloud of pure goodness. Tempering the sadness of losing another great pioneer in power pop, this feels like a blessing. It’s eminently hummable and sticks in my head right away, showing how no one can write ‘em like Teenage Fanclub.

Baby Lee – Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub is touring in support of their first new album in five years: Shadows will be out on Merge Records in the US on June 8th, and May 31 in the UK.

May 1st – London Koko – Camden Crawl Headline
May 27th – Manchester Academy 2
May 28th – Sheffield Leadmill
May 30th – Dublin The Academy
June 1st – Aberdeen
June 2nd – Glasgow ABC
June 3rd – Edinburgh The Picture House
June 4th – Leeds The Cockpit
June 6th – Bristol Academy
June 7th – Birmingham Academy 2

tfc big star vinylSpeaking of Alex Chilton/Big Star and Teenage Fanclub:

Mine Exclusively – Big Star & Teenage Fanclub
Patti Girl – Teenage Fanclub & Big Star

[collaboration tracks from this immensely amazing post on Chilton at Popdose]

AND: Paul Westerberg remembers, and Sondre Lerche covers marvelously.

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"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."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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