‘We’re From Barcelona’ by I’m From Barcelona (EMI/Mute Recs)

This 29 piece band from Sweden are preparing to release a new album on Jan 27, 2011 titled 27 songs from Barcelona. In the meantime, here is our favorite track from their debut 2006 release.

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Badly Drawn Boy’s “Too Many Miracles” on iTunes (8/26).

EMI Recs signed British singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy is preparing to release a new album on Oct 4, 2010.  It’s What I’m Thinking P.t 1–Photographing Snowflakes is going to be the first of a trilogy of albums.  This will be BDB’s 7th studio album.  First single “Too Many Miracles” is a simple and impressive track with excellent strings.  The lyrics are in keeping with tradition and fantastically romantical.  Check out the clip.

BDB won the 2000 Mercury Music Prize and in 2002 Q Magazine put him on their list of ” 50 Bands to See Before You Die”.

HONEST SOUNDS: ‘Takin’ Care of Business’ by BTO (Mercury/EMI/Compleat Recs)

 Canadian band BTO (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) released this classic hit in 1973.  The album went to #4 and became platinum.  In 2010 Randy Bachman and C.F. Turner are preparing to release a new album and tour under the moniker ‘Bachman & Turner’.