This is the best new band I can remember hearing. Or, I should say, I can't recall the last time I was so excited by a group.
Out of Glasgow, they're sort of Phil Spector Wall of Sound meets U2, strained through The Jesus and Mary Chain with, uh, du-woop?! James Allan, the lead singer and writer, is a poet.
In particular, you need to check out "Flowers and Football Tops," "Geraldine," and "Daddy's Gone." Find the lyrics on line -- some of you might need a little help with the Glaswegian accent.
As a writer, I don't usually write about bands, but these lyrics are gorgeous with a strong narrative drive. And beside, hell, if I'm this excited by anything....
Many thanks to writer buddy David Young for referring me to them (and I stole part of his description).
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This Wed, the second Foolkiller in the second limited series came out, with a special guest appearance by....the Punisher.
And my first Punisher - cover by Dave Johnson, art by the inimitable Laurence Campbell, also hit stands.
It's a vigilante two-fer....
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Here I am with Bob Crais and Überagent Aaron Priest. And below is Crais and Coben with the brilliant Lisa Erbach Vance. We had a great time at the awards; our table included me, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, Aaron Priest, Lisa Erbach Vance, Lucy Childs, David Hosp, and David Baldacci. A good crew.