If you, like us, still think that philosophy is the talk on a cereal box you’ll be pleased to what that EDIE BRICKELL and the New Bohemians will release their fifth studio album (their first since 2018’s “Rocket”) on February 19th 2021.
Since forming in Dallas in the mid-1980s, the band has toured extensively and their music has been featured on several hit TV shows including Miami Vice, Girls, Cold Case, Ugly Betty etc.
Since the release of their 1988 debut, the 2x platinum-certified Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the band have continued to earn their reputation as an unclassifiable, genre-blending pop force.
Returning to Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX to record with producer Kyle Crusham, Brickell and the New Bohemians —Brandon Aly (drums), John Bush (drums, percussion), Brad Houser (bass, synthesizer) and Kenny Withrow (bass, guitars, synthesizer)— once again put forth a collection of diverse musical ideas and styles.
Edie says: “Hunter and The Dog Star is a collection of songs reflecting the mystery of self expression, loyalty, companionship and love in the darkest sky just before dawn…”
Songs such as the shortish “Tripwire” (video shared below) are effervescent and moreish. This track has refreshingly neat vocalizations and some uber-compelling riff-making.
It’s kind-of new wavy in a nostalgic Duran Duran type way, but of course adorned with that crystallographic song voice…