Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Band Alert: Bad Lieutenant and Them Crooked Vultures

I see that a guy named Bernard Sumner has a new band called Bad Lieutenant. Formerly Sumner was in a semi-popular combo called New Order, a little group named Joy Division, and a pretty okay basement band called Electronic. You can hear the first single, Sink or Swim, here, sounds like good pop (as well as..well, Brit Pop). Blur's Alex James and Stephen Morris (New Order and Joy Division) also play on some tracks.

Here's an acoustic version of Sink or Swim (sorry it cuts out near the end).

Is it just me, or is Sumner staring to look a teensy bit like Paul Williams?

No? Throw big glasses and a wig on Bernie, and voila! No? Okay, maybe it's just me.

Stereogum also wants us to know about another new band. Them Crooked Vultures is Josh Homme, John Paul Jones, and Dave Grohl. Never heard of 'em, but the following clip sounds a bit like Queens of the Stone Age meets Zeppelin.

This Grohl guy usedta be in Probot, which looks like Lemmy, a bunch of Suicide Girls, and a coupla sidemen to me.


Baroque Pop Radio said...

Paul Williams, Carpenters, & Muppets - Hurray!

chris yackoboski said...

Yes, I almost used a Williams & the Muppets photo, but it didn't work out.