Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Paul Westerberg's PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys Out Today

This one went totally under the radar for me (must have been all the preoccupation with Pavement as of late), but Paul Westerberg has a new release out today. Continuing with his recent line of works from the basement, this new one is called PW & the Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys, runs a mere 24:07, and is comprised of six separate songs (the title is made up of a word from each track).

None of the tracks commanded a "wait, gotta hear that again" my first listen through on the subway this morning (then again, it was 8:30 am and I was sharing a sardine can-packed train car with someone wearing WAY TOO MUCH Drakaar, that'll kill anyone's rational abilities for sure). But another listen to "Dangerous Boys," (woops) "Love on the Wing," with Westerberg on piano, might change all that. And to be fair, Westerberg's thing that's always knocked me sideways is his way with lyrics. That man can turn a typical phrase into something totally atypical and give it to a whole new amazing meaning. Already I've heard some interesting lines (one off the top of my head is "...ring around the rosary" from "Ghost on the Canvas," a song which appears to be a collection of Westerberg's take on colloquialisms like the aforementioned).

More on it after a proper listening session but it's available here for you to check out yourself.

PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys Track Listing:
1. Ghost On The Canvas
2. Drop Them Gloves
3. Good As The Cat
4. Love On The Wing
5. Gimmie Little Joy
6. Dangerous Boys

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