Steve Taylor is back playing MUSIC

Steve Taylor and The Perfect Foil (his new band) played Creation Fest three days ago. This is crazy and so hard to comprehend; wish I could have been there!

This was his first live show since the mid-90's, and not only that, he will be releasing a new album this Fall. His new bandmates are John Mark Painter, Jimmy Abegg, and Peter Furler. If those names don't mean anything to you, Google them, as they are all terrific and prolific. John Mark Painter is one of my all-time favorite musicians; who has put out so little of his own stuff (most notably with his wife Fleming).

Hard to find much information about Steve Taylor's recent music online, but Sock Heaven is by far the best place.


Toad the Wet Sprocket's first new song in 16 years

I was going to embed it here, but apparently it is only streaming on the Rolling Stone website. They are on tour this summer and will be releasing a new Toad album in September!

What I will embed is a 2011 'greatest hits' album the band put out. It does not contain any new songs; as the band says on their website, "Like most bands who recorded for major labels, we didn t actually own many of the recordings we did during that time. ‘All You Want’ is us reclaiming our past for ourselves. While making this album, we got to look under the hood at the parts we’d written so long ago, pull apart some of the magic of the originals, and in some cases, update arrangements, tempos or attitudes that we thought we could improve upon with the benefit of a little hindsight."

New Jimmy Eat World album "Damage" streaming

Release date is June 11, but it has been streaming since yesterday. I hate to say it, but my first impression is BORING.