Can’t Wait For Album Releases

A few of my favorite bands are back in the studio and are going to release new albums this year.

ColdplayColdplay is in the studio working with Brian Eno on a new album. I think the band is trying to release by the end of this year and if not, I’ll be really disappointed. With Eno, I think the band is heading toward a more heavier rock album. The band is pretty much the template for alternative pop music. There’s nothing wrong with that because the band makes such good music.

“In order for us to get excited about a new album, we have to have one song that we feel like everybody has to hear… before we die, otherwise we’ll be terribly depressed.” — Chris Martin

FeistApril 23, 2007 and May 1, 2007 are the respective international and United States release dates for Feist’s new album The Reminder. Her 2004 debut Let It Die was absolutely amazing. Much of this new album was recorded within a week during her stay in Paris. “We tried to do as few overdubs as possible. We’d do what we’d call ‘town hall,’ which was everybody around one mic singing all at once. I wanted it to sound a bit like a congregation.” — Leslie Feist

The tracklist includes: So Sorry, I Feel It All, My Moon My Man, The Park, The Water, Sea Lion Woman, Past in Present, Limit to Your Love, 1 2 3 4, Brandy Alexander, Intuition, Honey Honey, How My Heart Behaves.

I really wanted to watch her in concert, but I missed when she came to San Francisco and Sacramento. GRRR.

Linkin ParkMay 15 will see the release of Linkin Park’s new album Minutes To Midnight. It’s about time too. 2003 was the band’s last lone album, although their mash-up album with Jay-Z was really good. I’ve heard this new album will have a lot more rock in it than their previous releases did. Rick Rubin, who helped bring The Dixie Chicks the best album Grammy, is helping to produce this album. “Not only is this album incredibly diverse, but the depth of the material is really strong.” — guitarist Brad Delson

The tracklist includes: The Little Things Give You Away, Bleed It Out, What I’ve Done.

I can’t wait.

I’ve decided to watch 300 on Saturday. I got free tickets to take the household. How often can you see a movie full of hunky and beefy shirtless men without having to watch gay porn?

Oh, and happy birthday mom.

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