The genre-bending Lost In New York -- a follow-up to his much-loved self-titled debut -- pays homage to all of NYC today and yesterday, and features the new single "Never Gets Old," and a bunch of tracks that will make you wish you had even a smidgeon of his talent.
If there were a GPS that directed you to ultra-cool rockers based in New York City, you'd likely be directed immediately to Jeremy and the Harlequins. Obviously, I say that s assuming you've updated your satellites.
"I never would mess around with peoples' emotions and put music out that didn't mean everything to me. It's just not what I do. I can't make records quickly. I can't do stripped down live shows. I'm all in on everything."
The album and the tour combined with an upcoming bio-flick entitled Love & Mercy based on Wilson's life is truly making 2015 the Summer of Wilson. The film spans the icon's life and he's portrayed by two gifted stars portray him: Paul Dano and John Cusack.
By the time I hit 17, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I "grew up." My focus was simply on graduating high school, going onto college, and then perhaps becoming a film critic. Good luck with that, past self.
Most of the time, a song gets stuck inside your head for hours, days courtesy of a catchy chorus or well-written verse. In the case of Bastille, however, their orca-whale-sized hit "Pompeii" produced a mind gloriously filled with repeated "eh ohs."
Time can be a real bitch. Today's buzz band can be tomorrow's bargain bin. It's just the nature of things. Thankfully, the band featured in today's A-Sides will have staying power long after this post I've written about them fades into the black abyss known as the Internet.