'Songs to Play' will have been well worth the wait. Here are two takes of "Let Me Imagine You." This first clip is a solo acoustic performance from the other day at ABC Radio Tasmania. The second is with his latest band. NPR streamed album opener "Learn to Burn" a couple of weeks ago too.
'Never Grow Up' hits the shelves the same day as Forster's new album, Sept. 18. 'Colours & Changes' from UK band Presents for Sally is another one that took me back to the late '80s and early '90s, but this time with the guitar turned way up. Shoegaze is a label that seems to have stuck, and there are plenty of the sounds of My Bloody Valentine, Lush and Ride to be found here, but don't pigeonhole this trio. There is plenty more going on here, and I even detect influences from this side of the pond as well, especially the more accessible side of Sonic Youth. The single "Wishawaytoday" deserves to be played on radios 'round the world. Saint Marie Records releases this one on Sept. 11. 'Wasting Away and Wondering,' will be out in less than a week. I'll shut up about them until December when their work will be plastered all over my lists for best albums and songs of the year. Don't watch that, watch this!
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