If The Dutchman’s Gold was a a virtual kiss to the sounds of Southern California pop and rock over the past 30 years, I Can’t Go On I’ll Go On is a nod to the sounds of Alex Chilton’s Memphian power-pop machine Big Star. Albeit a 21st century take on the sound tying in influences in both production, songwriting and arrangement. From the looks of it The Broken West have fairly extensive U.S. tour plans throughout the Winter and Spring of this year including a stop in Austin SXSW and run of shows with The Walkmen.
The Velvet Underground :: Acetate MP3s?
By now everyone has heard the story of the lucky vinyl bin diver who by chance landed on the Velvet’s acetate that preceded their debut album. I even heard an NPR piece on it in December while driving through Los Feliz one afternoon. Last week Be The Boy directed me to WFMU’s Beware of The Blog who are presently hosting supposed MP3s of the acetate tracks. I am assuming these are tracks off the similar acetate that surfaced a few years ago. Here is a couple of the tracks with different arrangements below. For the whole set visit: WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.