Couldn't not mention that today's a very special one imo - the European release of that other Sydney band The Vines' new album!
So I sat down with my headphones and Future Primitive had me there in sheer awe for half an hour. There's never a moment when you loose focus, I've never known myself so captivated, and when it finished it was like I'd gone on this big journey.
I could write for hours about it, it's more varied, creative and cross-genre then even your average Vines album. To sum up I think it's their most listenable and poppy album to date, and there's less anger. It feels spacey, colorful & trippy but at the same time seems more structured and sensible than their earlier stuff... I felt it's as much retro as it is forward and futuristic. The production's wonderful and there's a some awesome electronic effecty stuff going on throughout.
Perhaps not the mad explosion that was Highly Evolved, but perhaps all the better for it - Future Primitive has clearly been given a lot of care and attention, and I think does more justice to their 17 years of experience than anything they've done before. Here's the video for the first single, Gimme Love:
Edit: I just have to post this stunning acoustic of 'Future Primitive' I found - Craig seems to have gotten around the problem of acoustically translating some of the effecty madness in this song by doing this awesome owl impression!