OK, so Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown edged out the competition in our poll for this month’s most anticipated album, but John Vanderslice‘s Romanian Names finished respectably in the middle of the pack. And there was that one guy in the comments section who didn’t write, “GREEN DAAAYYY!!!” He stood up for Vanderslice. We know that guy—we usually are that guy. So this second mp3 from Romanian Names is for him. “Too Much Time” might be Vanderslice’s best vocal performance, a toe in the icy-cool waters of New Romantic balladeering. (Cass McCombs has been a pool member for years.) Pre-order Romanian Names from Dead Oceans and you get an immediate download; U.S. tour begins this month.
“Too Much Time” (download):
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I got an early copy. It’s his ‘Being There’. A major step up. I like all his stuff, but this one in incredible. A complete album and a welcome surprise.
I got an early copy. It’s his ‘Being There’. A major step up. I like all his stuff, but this one is incredible. A complete album and a welcome surprise.