Monday, October 12, 2009

No Replacing Paul Westerberg

For the second time in as many years, ex-Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg has released -- without warning or any marketing -- new music on the Web. Like 2008's, '49:00', the six-song EP 'PW and The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys' is lo-fi to the maximum. Unlike '49:00', you will pay more than 49 cents for this one (on Amazon only, if you're looking). It's well worth the price. As Westerberg approaches his 50th birthday (on Dec. 31), I'm happy to report his music is relevant. The production, or lack thereof, is reminiscent of 'Androgynous', and the music brings to mind stripped-down Wilco. In case you were scratching your head about the album title, it's one word from each of the six song titles. Don't be afraid. Give these a try.

Paul Westerberg - Ghost on the Canvas (mp3)
Paul Westerberg - Good as the Cat (mp3)

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