So there are a few things of glee today!
- First of all, I am now officially going to see Steeleye Span's 40th Anniversary Tour when it comes to London. I'm going with my Father, which will probably make a lot of people go o.O, but this is a fam thing. They were the first band he ever saw live, and I have been singing their songs since before I could form sentences because he used to play them all the time, so this is fitting.
- Secondly, there has been new music from both the Panic! boys and the ex-Panic(!) boys. You can listen to both on their Myspaces:Panic! at the DiscoThe Young Veins
I am immensely proud of all four boys, and love the directions they've taken. It's easy to see why they had
to split to be true to their music - the Panic! record, 'New Perspective', is a cheerful indie-pop track, while 'Changes' - The Young Veins' offering - borrows heavily from the music of the '60s. Though not, surprisingly, as much from The Beatles as the previous Panic album; this track sounds as though it takes more from bands such as The Mammas and the Papas, The Kinks, The Byrds, etc. With both bands the technical aspects (instruments and vocals) are excellent. Of course, it's possible I'm biast, but I really do think that they're good.
- My third point is slightly related to my second, in that Panic! have finally announced that Ian Crawford (formerly of Panic!'s label-mates The Cab) will be replacing Ryan Ross on guitars for the duration of the Blink-182 tour, which means I can finally glee about it to the WORLD. Except for the fact that I am not going to be at any of the tour dates, because I live on the wrong continent. Fail. There had better be videos on YouTube, people. I'm relying on you.
I think that's enough for now. Back later with more band recs!