Stranded In Stereo: U.N.K.L.E Has New Stories To Tell

Monday, June 25, 2007

U.N.K.L.E Has New Stories To Tell

In previous posts, I know I made it clear that The National (who I saw twice last week at the Middle East and was blown away each night by their stage presence, forgiving the packed like sardines scenario of Friday night) and their album Boxer might be taking the cake and winning my coveted trophy of Album of the Year. Right now, I'm not so sure.

In the opponent's corner comes
War Stories, the third album from U.N.K.L.E. More in the vein of the 1998 breakthrough Psyence Fiction then it's follow-up, Never, Never, Land, Stories finds James Lavelle collaborating with such awesome people like Autolux on "Weapons And Machinery" (PS - New Autolux. Where is it??) Matthew Caws of Nada Surf lends his guitar skills to "Broken" and Lavelle lets his voice be heard for the first time ever on the nothing below stellar "Hold My Hand."

What possibly is one of the more catchier tunes is "Restless." Featuring one of two contributions from Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, "Restless" uses its catchy break beat and simple guitar to keep your feet moving. It's definitely my pick for club jam of the year, even though I don't frequent the clubs.

Download: "Restless" [mp3] /// [Buy Here]

1 comment: said...

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