June 19, 2005
I <3 The Cardigans, I really do.
Torr caught it first, that the brilliant Cardigans have finished their new CD called Super Extra Gravity, (which I can already tell I will be calling Super Extra Gravy) and it is due out in October. I love the single title: "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer."
Let's hope that the stupid American labels don't take a year to release it here, like they did with 2003's Long Gone Before Daylight, which was one fucking great record that everyone should be forced to purchase. For those who only remember them as cutesy retro pop from the 90's, they made a great stylistic leap into something more organic and rootsy. Check out "For What It's Worth" or "You're The Storm" or, for a weepie, "Communication" on the Amazon samples. [Joanna's assignment: go back and play them on the '03 mixes!]
Above is a very recent picture of them in the studio. It's interesting to watch a pretty band age.
Posted by xolondon