In case you missed it, here’s what we’ve been talking about this week:
- Kevin Devine’s infectious “Little Bulldozer” was our Music Monday track for this week.
- We looked at three artist’s that we’re eagerly waiting for new music from.
- Frank Turner’s side project, Mongol Horde, released their debut album and announced a slew of tour dates.
- We looked at some albums that have anniversaries this year and discussed why we’d love to see them celebrated with full-album tours.
- We broke into the country genre for the first time, reviewing Dan Fisk’s sophomore album, Drifting.
- Conor Oberst released a new video for “Zigzagging Toward the Light" off his new album, Upside Down Mountain.
- We put together a Boston Calling playlist, featuring highlights from the three day festival that took place last weekend.
- Mumford and Sons teased fans with the release of the “Gentlemen of the Road Part 6" video. Still no word on the end of the hiatus though.
- Slow Club released the audio for “Suffering You, Suffering Me" - the first single off their upcoming album that’s out in July.
This upcoming weekend marks the first set of dates in 2014 for Boston’s newest musical festival, Boston Calling. Curious as to how the new festival got its start? Check out our article discussing the history and founding of the festival!
In case you missed it this week:
- Our song of the week was the new single from Kasabian: “eez-eh”.
- We discussed the 20th anniversary of Weezer’s The Blue Album as well as the 550th episode of the Simpsons by considering: Are Weezer the Simpsons of the Music World?
- We posted our April Roundup featuring reviews of The Apache Relay, The Used, The Menzingers, and Manchester Orchestra.
- Ken, a photojournalist who contributes to the blog, reminisced about how he was asked to join the stage with his favorite band, Ash,and what that experience meant to him.
Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James Record ‘Lost’ Dylan Lyrics
The project, ‘Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,’ will come out in the fall
March 25, 2014
Words: Kory Grow
Photo: Courtesy of Showtime
Producer T Bone Burnett has found a way to extend the legacy of Bob Dylan's legendary “basement tapes,” recordings he made with members of the Band in the late Sixties in upstate New York that were heavily bootlegged until their official release in 1975.
With Dylan’s permission, he has enlisted the likes of Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James to write and record their own songs using lyrics Dylan penned during his basement sojourn for a release titled Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The release is due out this fall.
"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics," Burnett told the Times. “They’re lyrics he just never got around to finishing.”
The original Basement Tapes sessions yielded at least 30 songs – 24 of which were issued as The Basement Tapes in the Seventies – that Dylan worked on with the Band in the foundation of a pink West Saugerties, New York house, affectionately called “Big Pink,” which also served as the springboard for the Band’s debut, Music From Big Pink. In addition to the music that made it out, Dylan wrote many lyrics during that time that were never recorded.
The Burnett-helmed sessions will produce an estimated 50 or so “new” Dylan songs. The rock and folk icon’s only involvement in the release has been allowing his lyrics to be used and giving the project his blessing. Each artist, which also includes Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, has written their own music for the lyrics. They have recorded multiple versions of the same songs and each has worked with one another to record the music needed.
Song titles for the new project include “Florida Key,” “Card Shark,” “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lost on the River,” tough Burnett and his group have not yet decided how many songs will come out on the release.
The making of the new album will serve as the basis for a Showtime documentary dubbed Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, by filmmaker Sam Jones. It is scheduled to premiere in the fall.
But that cinematic touch is not the only departing point from Dylan’s original sessions. “This is the exact opposite of The Basement Tapes,” Costello told the Times in Capitol Records Studio A. “We’re in the best recording studio in the world, and we’re not in a basement.”
Read this article at RollingStone.com.
My name’s Cherie (*waves awkwardly*).
I, along with a couple of friends, have started a music blog. We call ourselves Lyrically Addicted. Generally speaking we are a music blog that covers many different genres of music, keeping an open mind all the while.
We’ve written several articles that I think you might enjoy checking out, such as:
-a brief history of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers and Forest Hills Stadium
- a concert recap from their stopover show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens in August 2013
- a short introduction to one of their opening bands, Bear’s Den.
I’ve also written a short piece reflecting on the band’s break.
Finally, I also did a review of Johnny Flynn's recent show at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston where he put on a riveting solo performance.
You can follow us here on tumblr for more musical updates! Thanks for taking the time to check us out!