NO!: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE (#499, JUL 8 2009).

Fountains of Wayne

"Cold Comfort Flowers" (23.1 MB)

High Noon Saloon
Madison, WI
July 8, 2009

I liked this one the best of the new songs that they played, and everything seemed to get a positive response from the crowd. The only one that was really a miss to my ears was the last one they played, "A Road Song," which, despite name-checking Wisconsin, felt really forced and seemed to borrow a lot lyrically and musically from "Valley Winter Song." Their last album was their first I didn't like, so hopefully the new one draws more from this song than the other -- or maybe the new songs are totally different in their regular versions, and all my speculation is for naught.

Posted by Aaron S. Veenstra ::: 2009:07:22:08:00