Monday, May 03, 2010

Live Sneak Peaks of Golden Bloom, My Morning Jacket, Superdrag mp3s

When we first heard that Golden Bloom's Shawn Fogel performed his new song "Mr. Belvedere" at his gig opening for Guster on April 14, for a second, we thought it could be a cover of the '80s TV show theme song of the same name.

In all actuality it's a superb new pop song written by Fogel and  Large Hearted Boy  posted the live version of it from the recent Golden Bloom show with Guster, giving a sneak peek of the song that will appear on Golden Bloom's next album. Fogel/Golden Bloom is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to Fan the Flames. On the same spot, LHB also has new tracks from Superdrag, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, My Morning Jacket and Guster.

Along with the gaining momentum of his Neutral Uke Hotel project, Fogel is also a band member of The Zambonis (a band that sings only songs about hockey), The LeeVees (a band that sings only songs about Hanukkah) and The
Macaroons (a spin-off of The LeeVees, that's sort of for kids). Fogel has also been known to occasionally play with Philistines Jr. (Producer Peter Katis' band; Katis produced portions of Golden Blooms' last album as well as The National, Mates of State, etc.). So with all these wildly different styles, you can see why "Mr. Belvedere" could have been about the TV show. His song is better anyway. Fogel is a busy man, but never too caught up throw something incredible at you when you least expect it.

The full live Golden Bloom performance with Guster at the Hanover Theater can be found here.

live photo by Kenneth Parry

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