FIRST LISTEN: ‘Le Noise’ by Neil Young (Reprise Recs)

Le Noise

‘Love and War’ by Neil Young (Reprise Recs)

Neil Young’s next album Le Noise will be released September 28, 2010.  It was produced by Daniel Lanois who produced Brandon Flowers’ new album this year as well.  The album includes a few acoustic tracks sans band and a number of electric tracks per usual Neil Young style.

HONEST SOUNDS: ‘Heart of Gold’ by Neil Young (Reprise Recs)

From the album Harvest this was the biggest hit of Neil Young’s career to date.  It was #1 on the US Billboard 200 following Harry Nilsson’s Without You.  It was also a #1 in Canada and #10 in the UK.

Young wrote the song using three parts and using an acoustic guitar since at the time he was experiencing back problems and felt unable to hold an electric guitar.

Introducing Guster (Reprise Recs)

Guster are a phenomenally talented band from Boston, Massachusetts.  They can be heard featured on movies such as Martian Child, The Wedding Crashers, Disturbia, Life as a House, and many more.  They band’s most recent release ‘Ganging Up on the Sun’ peaked at no. 25 on the Billboard 200.  They are best known for their exciting and explosive live shows featuring lots of bongo work and their brilliant lyrics and harmonies.  Check out this acoustic version of one of the singles from their first album.