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.”Youtube Video
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.Youtube Video