I am a huge fan of Spacehog and have been waiting FOREVER for their new album...well, it's been worth the wait!! The songs on the album are all strong, containing a mix of the brash, loud ROCK sounds you'd expect, as well as some softer songs. Spacehog songs generally have terrific underlying melodies which are underappreciated. With a smaller label this time round, it's unfortunate that there aren't album lyrics included, and that there isn't a stronger marketing push to propel these guys into the spotlight they deserve [then again, it's commericalization that tends to kill great music]. So while I wish these guys greater success, I kind of like the idea that they haven't become "McDonaldized" and served up for mass consumption. Despite my being torn, I recommend that you BUY THE CD NOW!!
I had the great fortune of seeing Spacehog live in NYC (Brownies) when they were testing out these new songs on a small audience. They are FANTASTIC -- they sound incredible live and give 110% which is really all a fan can ask for. Royston's voice is awesome in live performance. I think they are on tour now with Black Crowes and Oasis which should be a cool show. Check out [...]
One last tidbit -- past the 12th song, after several blank minutes, there is an additional secret song/nugget which completely freaked me out b/c it was so unexpected. I thought that was a nice touch. ENJOY!