morning babble: Post-concert love for Fitz and the Tantrums / New Music Friday with The National, Halsey, & Godsmack / Quote via FITZ

morning babble / Friday 02-24-23

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Happy Weekend! You know a couple weekends ago – Super Bowl weekend – I cried a lot at the end of that one. ANYWAY! That Saturday night, my wife and I were given free concert tickets to catch Fitz and the Tantrums in Philly. (pix) Initially, we were more excited about the dinner we were now going to be having together and . . . then a show. BUT – that was a great show. AND – I didn’t realize how many good songs they have. Amazing amount and all upbeat and just – happy. I like that. Definitely give them another listen especially if you like that Dance-Funk sound – they got it. / I put them on my new music playlist – their latest album came out last November and a couple weeks ago, the song that was being pushed off that album was “Moneymaker”.

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • The National have shared another new song from their upcoming album First Two Pages of Frankenstein. This song is called “New Order T-Shirt.” (clip) Now, to go along with the song’s release, the National have partnered with New Order for a limited-edition T-shirt drop. (clip) (click here to see). Don’t worry – there’s a back. (clip). I really love the sound of The National or whatever lead singer Matt Berninger wants to add his voice too, but I was hoping for a little bit more with the shirt. (clip) Oooo – that looks good. Again, today we get another new song “New Order T-shirt” from First Two Pages of Frankenstein – full album drop is on Friday, April 28th
  • New, but sorta old, Halsey. Today, we get the unreleased solo version of her Post Malone collaboration, “Die for Me,” (clip) Angry Halsey, too. Her fans asked for it – they apparently knew it was out there and Halsey responded. What was that lyric “I don’t play anymore, I went through your phone and called the girls in your DMs and took all them home.” Could you write that down – don’t make Halsey angry.
  • (Clip) That’s the song “Soul on Fire” which is off the new record that dropped today from Godsmack called: Lighting Up the Sky. It is their eighth studio album but apparently their final one, too. Lead singer Sully Erna has confirmed this. BUT – he then went on to state that the band will not be retiring from performing or touring after this album. AND THEN – later clarified that it would be the band’s last “unless we just decide one day, ‘Yeah, one more for the road.’ I don’t know – For the time being, I say enjoy Lighting Up the Sky and then let’s be patient.
  • Other new music – quick hits – Death Cab for Cutie gave us another acoustic song from their upcoming acoustic album due out March 10th / Gorillaz – full album drop today – Cracker Island is out / and lastly a new song from the Jonas Brothers called “Wings”

They’re talented fellas . . . just not my cup of tea. Go get your Jonas Bro on.

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“I’m halfway talented but I just have a great work ethic more than anything.” – by Michael FITZ Fitzpatrick of FITZ and the Tantrums

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