I haven't been so excited about an album in a very, VERY long time, and yesterday, I got a lucky break. Someone was kind enough to give me an advance copy of Sunshine Lies; The new one from Matthew Sweet.
My anticipation was more than justified, and this is already among my favorite albums.
Anyone interested in taking a chance on something new, or who is already a Matthew Sweet fan can check out previews at these three sites: http://www.matthewsweet.com
/ has two tracks in an external MP3 player toward the top of the page; http://www.myspace.com/matthewsweetmusic
has three others; and http://www.flashenhanced.com/matthewsweet
/ has short previews of all of the tracks.
The title track is pretty awesome. It sounds like something from the '60s. Susanna Hoffs makes a really cool cameo toward the middle.
The album will be released as a download, a CD, and a deluxe version with a two LP vinyl featuring four extra tracks as well as the CD.
Here is a listing of the tracks:
01 Time Machine
02 Room to Rock
05 Feel Fear
06 Let's Love
07 Sunshine Lies
08 Pleasure Is Mine
10 Sunrise Eyes
11 Around You Now
12 Burn Through Love
13 Back of My Mind
14 Dark Blue *
15 Badass *
16 Could You Need Me? *
17 When You're Gone *
* LP-only bonus track
There's more info on matthewsweet.com for those interested. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it! I'm of to give it another spin!
"The tri-tone is the Devil's interval, and he demands resolution." - Richard Lloyd