Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Funny The Way It Is" - Dave Matthews Band

The Dave Matthews Band has released the first single off their upcoming album, "Big Whiskey & The Groogrux King", for download, available on their website.

The forthcoming album is their first release since 2005's "Stand Up" and the first since founding member, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, died due to complications from an ATV accident.

Whether or not you're a DMB fan now, probably 75% of people between the ages of 14-35 have had a significant portion of their life affected by DMB. Whether it was in high school, college, or the years after, DMB played a significant role in many peoples coming of age. People drink to it, people smoke to it, people make love to it. Dave Matthews Band is a staple in our pop culture world.

The point is, don't dismiss this new album as just another album from the band. The cover art is clearly a tribute to Moore and the songs suggest full emotions were poured into this effort. This will be arguably the bands most significant album release. That's a big statement.

The first single is a classic mix of down-tempo jazz and southern rock that mixes with Dave Matthews' anticipating brooding. The song is a full-effort from the entire band including the new members who replaced Moore.

Give it a chance and relive the glory days from Dave Matthews Band. Whether you move on right after or give them another chance to enter your world again, it's worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I don't buy many albums these days. I will be buying this album. Great points Phelan.