Sunday, April 18, 2010

Semi-Sonic Sunday

Oh, to be a bicycle.Just needed to toss this in along with my usual Sonic Sunday post: Blur has released a new single.

*heaven parts, angels sing*

The song, Blur's first new release since 2003, is called "Fool's Day," and you can stream it right here over in the near sidebar under the "New On The Juke" section. Or you can download it for free at Blur's official site.

Not surprisingly, I dig it. It's nothing earth-shattering or groundbreaking; it's just a sweet, lovely, poppy song that seems to be quite literally about Damon Albarn's everyday life (in which I would love to spend just one day) and the band getting back together to record this song. Most of the response has been positive, although I've heard some people compare it to Cutting Crew's "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight," which I don't hear AT ALL. Seriously, if I did hear it, I would probably rip my ears off in anger as I vomited profusely because I hate that damn song.

Anyway..."Fool's Day" was issued as a limited release 7" vinyl single in celebration of Record Store Day (yesterday). Other exclusive RSD items were a previously unreleased Rolling Stones track from the Exile on Main Street sessions, a Queens of the Stone Age 10" vinyl picture disc, a Pavement greatest hits album, a Goldfrapp cassette, and a Beastie Boys "super surprise." (I'm guessing the latter is just some Spanish Fly mixed in with a bit of Brass Monkey.)


Anonymous said...

You know what? I totally CAN hear it. It's the melody. Listen again. The verse is like the chorus of "I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight". I wanted to shock the hell out of you by liking this song and it's ok I guess. I AM starting with a Blur bias, after all. Not blowing me away or anything but it's possibly going to grow on me. Possibly.

You really can't hear "I Just Died..." at all?

carissajaded said...

Sweet! I'm gonna check this now.. I loved Blur and I'm glad they havent completely dissapeared...


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