Friday, May 6, 2011

New Cars album in stores Tuesday

In case you haven't heard, The Cars are back with reunion album "Move Like This" - one of my most anticipated releases of 2011 - and a new tour this month. I was immediately impressed after a single listen to the album, which was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (U2, R.E.M., Snow Patrol). 

From the ebulliant first single "Blue Tip" (which gives a subtle musical nod to Kraftwerk), splendid "Too Late" and chugging rocker "Keep on Knocking" to icy, atmospheric ballads "Take Another Look" and "Soon"  and trademark handclaps/smooth chorus in "Free," the band has picked up where they left off all those years ago and still retained a modern sound. 

Move Like This can currently be streamed in its entirety on The Cars' SoundCloud Page: as well as on Pre-order it now on iTunes or Amazon and view the first two videos ("Sad Song," "Blue Tip") on YouTube.

Here are the tour dates:
5.10.11 - Showbox @SODO - Seattle
5.12.11 - The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles
5.13.11 - Fox Theatre - Oakland
5.15.11 - The Fillmore - Denver
5.17.11 - First Avenue - Minneapolis
5.18.11 - The Riviera Theatre - Chicago
5.20.11 - The Sound Academy - Toronto, Canada
5.22.11 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia
5.23.11 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC
5.25.11 - Roseland Ballroom - New York City
5.26.11 - The House of Blues - Boston

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