The new 3 Doors Down CD dropped today. Also today, Scarlett Johansson, the actress-turned-singer, has the full Tom Waits tribute (?) out. Not sure what to think of it, but I do enjoy her voice.
All in all, it is looking more and more like it will be a great, long summer of new music.
Last week I failed to mention the new Death Cab for Cutie release, Narrow Stairs, which was recommended to me by Chris over at Unequivocal Notion, and it is fabulous!
Next week John Hiatt has a release, too.
However, my three most-anticipated summer releases drop on the 3rd and 10th of June: the long awaited solo album from Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale, Wanderlust (6.3.08); the solo album of Wallflowers lead singer and son of Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan's Seeing Things (6.10.08); and, the Canadian, Alanis Morissette's release Flavors of Entanglement (6.10.08).
Despite the fact that I've purchased Gavin DeGraw's sophomore album, Seven Mary Three's Day & Nightdriving, Augustana's Can't Love, Can't Hurt, the Missy Higgins album that came out in February, R.E.M.'s Accelerate and now Death Cab, all within a few months, I have five songs in a playlist on a loop and none of them were released this year. "Blinded by Rainbows" (Rolling Stones), "Far Away" (Nickelback), "Southwestern State" (Seven Mary Three), "Promise" (Eve 6), and "Lonelily" (Damien Rice).
Sometimes new isn't perfect right now.