Roots of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE brings you the root of about 1000 Counting Crows bootlegs as well with a band most of us used to play in: the late and uncompromisingly great SORDID HUMOR ("Jumping Jesus") -- From the album LIGHT MUSIC FOR DYING PEOPLE, this is "Private Archipelago". "She says that I am everything and she is nothing"…Continue
In case I don't get back til late tonight, here some more Roots Of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE for you. This time you get to check out out pals Dan, Patrick, Kurt, JIm, et al -- in other words, TENDER MERCIES! From their album TENDER MERCIES (2011) here's Dan singing "Safe & Sound". Great freaking song. Even better guy. Dig it!…Continue
Roots Of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE on a sunny Sunday morning? What could be better than "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" The song was originally on THE MAN WHO but here's Travis playing it live at T In The Park 2000. Love these guys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNj4hS2lO1k…
How about this morning on roots of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE we toss out a little drunken asskicking music. Dig dig The Faces ("Ooh La La") rocking "Stay With Me" from A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINK...TO A BLIND HORSE (1971). People, had anyone ever kicked the living shit out of a song quite like this?…Continue
How about some Dawes today for your roots of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE? Let's start it off with the song I listened to 100 times going back & forth from the studio. Here's Taylor, Griffin, Wylie, & Tay playing "Time Spent In Los Angeles" from NOTHING IS WRONG (2011) [NOTE: check the background at 3:49 for Luke MacMaster of The Romany Rye in a blue shirt singing along]…Continue
Today's shots from the roots of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE feature the magnificent Fairport Convention. Let's start out with the late great Sandy Denny singing her signature tune "Who Know Where The Time Goes?" off my favorite Fairport album UNHALFBRICKING (1969). Dig Richard Thompson's gtr playing throughout the song commenting on Sandy's breathtaking vocal - one of the best deliveries of any song I can remember - truly haunting…Continue
Here's more from the roots of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE. This time it's Kasey Anderson & The Honkies off NOWHERE NIGHTS, the same album as "Like Teenage Gravity", with "I Was A Photograph" http://vimeo.com/9530279…
Morning y'all. Here's another tune from one of the artists on UNDERWATER SUNSHINE. You probably think you know Bob Dylan. My favorite Dylan song got left off BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, the recorded it was recorded for. Check out "Up To Me" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9-qGWzlTG0…Continue
Another Roots of UNDERWATER SUNSHINE tune: In honor of the release of Gerard Love's band Lightship's album today, here's 1 of Gerard's songs off SONGS FROM NORTHERN BRITAIN, the same album as "Start Again". Here's Teenage Fanclub playing "Ain't That Enough" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mMPxxDb7xY
Here's another Teenage Fanclub song by Gerard Love. Almost covered this…Continue
I wanna share w/u some of the places the songs on UNDERWATER SUNSHINE came from. Here's film of The Romany Rye on last yrs Spring Daytrotter Barnstormer Tour playing "Dear Holly". I love this performance. Love the gtr solo. Love the venue. Love the idea of the Barnstormers. I love the whole fucking thing. You'll dig it too.…Continue
Counting Crows' new album, Underwater Sunshine (available 4.10.12) will be available for pre-order on iTunes tomorrow, 3/27.…Continue
Springing from the minds of music blogger Ryan Spaulding of Ryan's Smashing Life (rslblog.com) and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, THE OUTLAW ROADSHOWis a thrill ride for the music fan: 3 stages featuring 19 bright emerging bands who deserve some…Continue
3/9 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s - SOLD OUT
3/10 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - SOLD OUT
3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW BMI Showcase - FREE EVENT
4/13 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
4/14 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
4/16 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
4/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
4/19 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
To purchase pre-sale tickets for Slim's (3/9): http://tickets.slims-sf.com/private/(password: MERCY4897) and for The Great American Music Hall (3/10), please visit:…Continue
Download "Mercy" off the upcoming album, Underwater Sunshine available everywhere 4.10.12.…Continue
I almost posted this last week to tell you that we are no longer on vacation and lots of cool things are coming up very soon...but then Berger's Mom pointed out that I was basically saying
"Hey! Guess what? Nothing! Stay tuned for something!"
which is, I think we can all admit, a little dopey so...I didn't send it. Thank you Mrs. Berger.
Instead, after only a brief but thrilling 5-day delay, I'm here to make it up to you. The album…
Watch Dan Vickrey perform "Safe and Sound":
Tender Mercies' new album is available now - pick it up here if you haven't…Continue
After a 20 year career built through a relationship with a major label and fans, Counting Crows now want to continue their legacy directly with you, no more middle man!
Be a part of Counting Crows' future by designing the album package that leads the campaign for the new face of what it means to be free of a major label, and making independent decisions.
This is a collection of cover songs entitled Under the Covers Underwater…