Barenaked Ladies mark 25th Anniversary with ‘Grinning Streak’

Grammy nominated Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies (BNL) are celebrating a quarter of a century in the industry the best way they know how: with the release of a new album and a summer tour. ‘Grinning Streak’ is the latest offering from Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart (founding member Steven Page left in 2009, original keyboardist Andy Creeggan called it quits in 1995).

 

Robertson, on the band’s website, had this to say about the album : “This is the second project since all that turmoil (Page’s departure).On the last record, there were some songs that were all about the band’s split ,but this album is all about the emotional rebuilding after that process. Looking back on the maelstrom of all that upheaval, I wanted to convey a sense of hope, reconciliation with these songs. ‘Off the Head’ for example is about pushing through difficulty.”

 

The lead single off the album, ‘Boomerang’ also intimates about the split, and metaphorically examines the aftermath of a breakup. As Roberts explains, “The song basically explains that you can be done with me, but I’m not yet done with you.” The album’s tunes are mostly love songs (such as ‘Best Damn Friend and the super awesome ‘Odds Are’) and feel good tracks (‘Smile’, ‘Did I Say That Out Loud’) and are a bit of the old BNL plus a little something new. The album was released June 4th, and the Ladies are hoping to regain some of that album selling magic they had. Check out the video to ‘Boomerang’ below

 

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  1. Hehehe. I find it amusing that a number of months back, you categorically stated that 41vs1 was a farce and that ODM and Raila Ojinga were innocent. From you recent articles, you seem to be having an epiphany perhaps? Ojinga can shove his agendas up his posterior and stick to campaigning in Luo Nyanza and among his stone-throwing Kondele subjects. Kikuyus will not vote for him even if Kibaki personally campaigns for him everyday from today till election date 2012. Only Angela Ambitho and other Luo Nyanza pollsters believe otherwise.

  2. It is sssssoooooooo unfortunate that people like Hyacinth Mafia actually exist and walk this earth and enjoy the free oxygen all breath.. The comments are full of hatred, disrespect for those older than him if only the parameter used for measure and if just 10 people think the way he does then a recipe for war is being cooked all over again.  Since when did RAO pose in Nyanza and asked its residents who are multi-ethnic to elect him by default?  As he poses why one tribe as he mentions will certainly not vote for RAO, I wonder where he get the collective mantle to speak on behalf of many, as does the writer of the blog. There is no reason why you still use the term Central/Nyanza /Rift Valley et al since what the constitution only has are Counties..  Can we Kenyans move forward and leave those behind who dwell in issues of old.  It is one’s right to vote in any person they want and for whatever reason they decide, the result of which will be evident in the results of those they elect after every 5 years.  It is an individual choice and carry equally an individuals cross in regards to the choices made, not a communities.

  3. here is a prediction for free. in about a month or two, wambugu will be back with another column harping onto an ambiguous statement from raila odinga or an odm bigwig as being the response he and central kenya was waiting for. 

    ODM-R propaganda agents like wambugu are too predictable nowadays. 

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