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New album on September 9. Single on itunes (which I can't stop playing). Brief teaser video for the single here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFHElAozgtQ
http://www.thenewyear.net/

The New Year was founded by the Kadane brothers, the founding members of Bedhead (easily in my top 5 bands of all time). So now they've formed two little-known and criminally underrated bands over the last 15 years or so. This will be the third album from The New Year. From the sound of the teasers and the single, it's continuing the evolution of the band in all the right ways.

I love, love, love these guys. Please check it out.
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New album on September 9. Single on itunes (which I can't stop playing). Brief teaser video for the single here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFHElAozgtQ
http://www.thenewyear.net/

The New Year was founded by the Kadane brothers, the founding members of Bedhead (easily in my top 5 bands of all time). So now they've formed two little-known and criminally underrated bands over the last 15 years or so. This will be the third album from The New Year. From the sound of the teasers and the single, it's continuing the evolution of the band in all the right ways.

I love, love, love these guys. Please check it out.
Gotta say I wasn't too excited about this album until I heard the snippets. I am going to have to pick this up on the 9th, but Calexico's new album is coming out the same day and I really like their new single.
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This is out today.

First impressions: slightly disappointed. So far, it's not really grabbing me. 2 great songs, 1 or 2 very good songs, a handful of decent ones, and one awful one ("The Door Opens" - it's an experiment that ought to be a b-side). Probably a max 7 out of 10 score for me. I'll have to give it a few louder, more concentrated listens to be sure. I'm a major fan of these guys. I know they're capable of more - they have two perfect albums in their catalog (As Bedhead with "What Fun Life Was," and as The New Year with "Newness Ends") so I'm pretty bummed out.
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You're right this is a disappointment. I thought it was going to be way better. And that experimental song is awful. On the other hand the new Calexico is really good.
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Given the overwhelming response to this thread, I know you guys must be dying for an update.

Well, I should know better by now than to go with first impressions with bands lime this. I've totally come around on this record. I even like "The Door Opens.". Overall, it's a real grower with some absolutely lovely guitar work. 1:30 or so to the end of "Seven Days and Seven Nights" builds and layers so beautifully that it gives me chills. The final track, "The Idea of You" is majestic and awesome, and a perfect closer.

Rene, give it another chance. Were you a Bedhead/New Year fan already, or was this your first exposure?
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I've been a fan for a while. I will admit I have always liked Bedhead stuff more than The New Year stuff. But I will give it a second shot.
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