“Poised and Ready” - Brendan Benson
I enjoy Brendan Benson’s music (…otherwise I wouldn’t post it on here, eh?). He is in The Raconteurs with Jack White and those other guys that nobody knows the names of. My friend Miguel introduced me to his solo stuff earlier this year, and I like it much more than The Raconteurs and The White Stripes. All I listened to was The Alternative To Love while I was in Japan and South Korea; each song is fresh and fun (except for the Motownesque “The Pledge,” an out-of-place tune that doesn’t fit his style nor the album).
So after months of waiting with uber-bated breath for more Brendan Benson music, here it is, under the alias My Old, Familiar Friend. It is not as, er, Brendan-y as Alternative is, but it still good, and it gives me my fix. The above track is one of the poppiest (read: radio-ready, though I doubt you will hear solo Brendan on any station other than those run by college radio).
Now, the only thing missing is a tour date in Austin! The nearest place on his current itinerary is Chicago. C’mon, Brendan, you can’t skip out on AUSTIN!!!