Because I love the latest record by Fountains of Wayne, I hereby inflict upon you yet another one of their excellent story songs, titled “A Road Song.” It’s a tale of loneliness and loss, and 40 movies with Will Ferrell.
Fountains of Wayne’s latest album Sky Full of Holes is just so amazingly good. Every song is a gem. If you appreciate intelligent, beautifully crafted pop music you’ve got to own this one.
“The Summer Place” is a great example of their genius for storytelling.
I’m posting this partly because I need to test our SoundCloud integration since they changed their code, and also because it’s a quirky, funky, stripped down, freaking great record, and how cool is it that you can stream the whole thing through SoundCloud?
You should buy it - I did: Songs for Imaginative People.
My favorite song might be “Moonlit.”
Tonight’s insanity break: the showpiece from Bonnie Raitt’s sublime new album “Slipstream” (her first studio recording in 7 years), Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line.”
Here’s an Amazon widget that lets you check out more of the music on this great album (click through and buy, and we get a small commission from Amazon — and they actually have it for $2.00 less than iTunes right now, including the digital booklet):
Here’s the video for a great pop song by Bob Schneider, from his most recent album A Perfect Day.