Solid States

Die Power Pop-Legende kehrt zurück: The Posies! Die Band wurde 1987 in Bellingham, Washington von Ken Stringfellow und Jon Auer gegründet. The Posies lieferten schon zu einem Zeitpunkt sagenhaft großen College-Rock als an Nada Surf & Co noch nicht zu denken war. Dabei handelte es sich beim missachteten Meisterwerk von1993 bereits um ihren dritten Longplayer, der dank des großartigen Sängergespanns Jon Auer und Ken Stringfellow nie im Mittelmaß hätte landen dürfen. Leider zerstörten interne Querelen regelmäßig die Erfolgsspur und warfen die Band kommerziell zurück, doch zur Trennung kam es nie. Auch wenn es ordentlich krachte, riss sich die Combo immer wieder zusammen und konzentrierte sich auf das Wichtige: Die Musik. So entstanden sechs gemeinsame, durch und durch famose Platten und obwohl Ken Stringfellow und Jon Auer zuletzt Solo unterwegs waren, kehren die beiden nun mit der Band im Schlepptau zurück. Ihr neues Werk haben The Posies auf den Namen „Solid States“ getauft.


Rock 'n' roll has rarely been as smart, soulful or satisfying than it has in the hands of The Posies. During an on/off career that's stretched across four decades, the Seattle-rooted outfit, led by musical polymaths Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, have shaped and re-shaped their muse, creating one of the more compelling catalogues in modern pop. With SOLID STATES, their 8th album, the Posies mark dramatic changes in the lives, the music, the evolution of the band. When the Posies long time drummer, Darius, died suddenly last year, Auer and Stringfellow were understandably devastated. Hard as it was to continue without such a close friend and great musician, the moment called for a reinvention. For now... the idea of the band getting into a room and banging out the music, garage band style, was over. The ideas coming from Jon and Ken were fragile and the moods contemplative. Death, divorce, loss. Even the joys of life are fleeting enough as to be treated with care and respect. Of course, the Posies still retain their legendary melodic abilities, their trademark vocal harmonies and their lyrical agility. The band has always been exploring, growing. The multi year gaps between albums are typically spent in countless other projects that bring new skills, sounds, experiences and people to the picture. As artists, the band feels it's their duty to take risks and explore.

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Solid States
POSIES
Solid States
CD
LOJ CD 101
€ 10.00



1. We R Power
2. Unlikely Places
3. Scattered
4. Titanic
5. Squirrel Vs Snake
6. March Climes
7. M Doll
8. The Definition
9. The Plague
10. Rollercoaster Zen
11. The Sound Of Clouds
12. Radiance