Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Music From 'The Modfather'

You have to hand it to Paul Weller. Although I loved the Jam, liked the Style Council a little bit less and have only been somewhat interested in most of his solo work, Weller has released some of his best work in just the past couple of albums.

'Wake Up the Nation' was a Mercury Prize nominee last year, and I liked its predecessor, '22 Dreams,' even more. So, for the first time in ages, I'm actually looking forward to an upcoming release from Weller.

"Around the Lake" is the first song from the new album, 'Sonik Kicks,' out March 27 on Yep Roc. You can stream the single below. Likey? You can already download it on iTunes. That this 53 year old is producing such relevant work is nothing less than inspirational. The keyboards, in particular, are killer. Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon are guests on this, Weller's 11th solo album. It's obvious these Britpop whippersnappers still have much to learn from "The Modfather."

Paul Weller - Around The Lake by floweringtoilet

'Sonik Kicks' Tracklist:
1. Green
2. The Attic
3. Kling I Klang
4. Sleep of the Serene
5. By the Waters
6. That Dangerous Age
7. Study in Blue
8. Dragonfly
9. When Your Garden's Overgrown
10. Around The Lake
11. Twilight
12. Drifters
13. Paperchase
14. Be Happy Children

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