Another week has passed, and we have another virtual grab-bag of audio and video musical treats for you here at the BC Music Goodie Bag.
We have more from Emmylou Harris as she sits down and talks about her new album and plays acoustically for your viewing and listening pleasure. We also have tidbits from the just released albums by Teddy Thompson and Coldplay. To round it all up, we have previews of forthcoming releases from Kerli, Lady Gaga, and PAS/CAL.
Last week we featured the streaming audio of “Hold On” from Emmylou Harris’ new album All I Intended to Be in the spotlight section as Goodbag Bonus clip. But the buzz keeps circling the net about the great new album, including a review from our own Donald Gibson.
The Barnes and Noble Studio, the new media site from Barnes and Noble, has been featuring a clip with Emmylou Harris in which she talks about the new album and plays acoustically.
Now, BC Music has the clip right here on these pages for your viewing pleasure.
One on One with Emmylou Harris:
Teddy Thompson – “In My Arms”
This past Tuesday, June 17, Teddy Thompson released his new album, A Piece Of What You Need. The 11 song compilation is best described by Teddy himself, “Well, maybe not happy, but upbeat. Actually, maybe not upbeat, but it does have some up-tempo songs! Anyway, it’s as close as I’ve gotten to making the record I’ve always wanted to make.”
The single, “In My Arms” lives up to that fun and upbeat description, complete with handclaps.
If you get the chance, check out Teddy Thompson at one of his upcoming live dates:
Jun 27 – Bristol, UK – Fiddler’s Club
Jun 28 – Pilton, UK – Glastonbury Festival Q Magazine Stage
Jul 5 – London, UK – Kenwood House opening for Rufus Wainwright
Jul 8 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Jul 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Coronet Theater
A Couple New Singles from Coldplay
Viva La Vida is the new album from Coldplay, also released this past Tuesday, June 17. You can check out an audio stream for the single of the same name.
If you haven’t seen the video for “Violet Hill,” also from Viva La Vida, we have that for you too.
Coldplay is also out touring in support of the new album. Here are some upcoming tour dates.
7/25 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
7/27 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival
7/29 Montreal, QC Bell Centre 6/14
7/30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 6/14
8/2 Hartford, CT XL Center on sale now
8/3 Washington, DC Verizon Center on sale now
8/4 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden 6/14
Kerli – “Walking on Air”
The video for “Walking on Air” from the highly anticipated Love is Dead (released July 8) is the 22nd most requested video on Youtube. Haven’t seen it? Check it out!
You can also find more news, information, and streaming audio for Kerli on her MySpace Profile page.
Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album, The Fame has a retro dance sound and is a fun multi-media fashion experience. We have a look and listen to the first single, “Just Dance” right here at the BC Music Goodiebag.
Lady Gaga describes the album herself with MTV News, “The music is intended to inspire people to feel a certain way about themselves, so they’ll be able to encompass, in their own lives, a sense of inner fame that they can project to the world, and the carefree nature of the album is a reflection of that aura. I like to funnel interesting ideas to the rest of the world through a pop lens.”
Check out the video:
PAS/CAL – I Was Raised on Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura
On July 22 you will finally be able to pick up the debut album from this Detroit indie-pop artist. And we have the first single for you to download and share! Check out “You Were Too Old For Me” from I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura. You will surely add the disc to your July wish list!
Here’s a track-listing from the upcoming album:
I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura
The Truth Behind All The Vogues She Sold
You Were Too Old For Me
We Made Our Way, We Amtrakked
Summer Is Almost Here
Glorious Ballad of The Ignored
O Honey We’re Ridiculous
Dearest Bernard Living
Little Red Radio
Cherry Needs A Name (Suite Cherry pt. 1)
Cherry Tree (Suite Cherry pt. 2)
O My Cherry (Suite Cherry pt. 3)
Citizen’s Army Uniform