Räkärodeo mailing list provided some great news yesterday. Australian The Blackeyed Susans is about to release a box set in late october. It looks like it will be two dics of their greatest songs, one disc of rarities and a DVD. A must have box set even though I have most of the albums (I dont’ have Shangri-La, missed it when it came out and soon after that the prices in places like amazon have been ridicilous). It’s a really amazing band like fellow Räkärodeo listeners all know. If there ever was a contest of who has the greatest voice on the planet, Rob Snarski wouldn’t need to go through the qualifying stages. The organizing panel would give him a guaranteed place in the final before the whole thing would have even started.
The album of the year 2009 was released today on vinyl (CD / Digital / Deluxe box set will be released 29.9.2009). I bought my copy from 8raita record store today and I’m already completely in love with the new album. It’s just as stunning as I expected. It’s the first one on a major label, so obviously there were minor worries, but the band and producer Rick Rubin have done an excellent job. It just sounds brilliant and it’s not overproduced or overpolished. It’s The Avett Brothers. The greatest band in the world at the moment. A full review will follow later, but you already know the thrill. This is worth all the hearts in the world and if anything extraordinary doesn’t happen it will be my album of the year, if not the album of the decade.
Album Wild Girl Walk will be released on wednesday by Bone Voyage Recordings. Here’s a brand new music video from the album: