Thursday, May 01, 2008

Two New Don Dixon Releases, And I Feel Fine!

It's always a good day in the Verheiden enclave when Don Dixon and/or his incredibly talented spouse Marti Jones release new music, and this is no exception. "Nu-Look" is available right now as a download, though I believe a CD version will be forthcoming sometime in late May. Doesn't matter, don't wait! It's classic Don Dixon of the "Praying Mantis" variety, solid rockers with Dixon's wit and humor shining through. Don himself says it's "pub friendly" rock, and that's as good a description as any. Dixon produced REM, the Smithereens and a zillion other great bands, but his music gets played as much or more around here than tunes by any of his men-tees. Highly highly recommended.

Also just out, a collection of softer songs and lullabies from Don and Marti Jones. This is a download only release, so don't wait! While I generally prefer the harder-rocking material, this collection is great for those times when you don't need drums pounding 4/4 time in your brain. And Marti Jones' voice remains one of the great treasures of pop music. Samples can also be heard at Amazon, so check them out!

While I'm at it, here's a plea to actually buy this stuff and not steal it off the internet. I doubt Dixon's getting rich off these releases in the first place, but the only way we're going to get MORE good music is by supporting our favorite artists when they make new music.