Saturday, 22 September 2018

The New Amsterdams


The people have spoken, and it's clearly this band is what they want. I didn't have much of theirs, so thanks so much to Tim for supplying all of it. The New Amsterdams are a five-piece indie rock band from Lawrence, Kansas that formed in 2000. Originally, they were conceived as a side project by Matt Pryor (best known as the guitarist/vocalist of the legendary Get Up Kids), who wanted to explore more acoustic-based material. Since then The New Amsterdams have evolved into a full band, with Pryor still at the helm. Their early work features collaborations from other members of the Get Up Kids (notably Rob and Ryan Pope), though in recent years The New Amsterdams have solidified a line-up entirely of their own. The band isn't currently active, since The Get Up Kids are back together and Pryor's involvement in his now truly solo career.

There's not too much I comment on sonically, since admittedly I don't listen to this band a whole lot, but if you can imagine The Get Up Kids songwriting (with Pryor's unmistakably distinct voice) in a slowed down, acoustic-oriented atmosphere, this would be it. There's a ton of material to delve into here, and I'm super happy to finally deliver it. Never again will the requests be flooded with "The New Amsterdams". Enjoy.

1. Every Double Life
2. Lonely Hearts
3. Proceed With Caution
4. Slow Down
5. McShame
6. Goodbye
7. Idaho
8. Drama Queen
9. Make Me Change My Mind
10. When We Two Parted
11. Never Treat Others
12. I Won't Run Away

1. My Old Man Had A Pistol
2. Picture In The Paper
3. Son Of A Prophet
4. Stay On The Phone
5. That Side Of Me
6. Four More Years
7. Forever Leaving
8. Adeline, Out Of Tune
9. All Ears
10. Losing You

1. Vignette
2. The Spoils Of The Spoiled
3. Hover Near Fame
4. From California
5. Hanging On For Hope
6. The Smoking Gun
7. Are You True?
8. Asleep At The Wheel
9. Poison In The Ink
10. All Our Vice
11. Worse For The Wear
12. Slight Return

1. The Death Of Us
2. Turn Out The Light
3. Bad Liar
4. Past The Pines
5. Your Ghost
6. Intelligent Design
7. Calendar Days
8. Beautiful Mistake
9. A Small Crusade
10. Turn Out The Light (Reprise)

Disc 1: Killed
1. Wears So Thin
2. Your Red Hand
3. Watch The World Cave In
4. Drinking In The Afternoon
5. Maybe I'm A Fool
6. Heaven Sent
7. Full Thunder Moon
8. Has Anyone Seen My Wings
9. Just So Over You
10. Strangled By The Thought

Disc 2: Cured
1. Wears So Thin
2. Your Red Hand
3. Watch The World Cave In
4. Drinking In The Afternoon
5. Maybe I'm A Fool
6. Heaven Sent
7. Full Thunder Moon
8. Has Anyone Seen My Wings
9. Just So Over You
10. Strangled By The Thought

1. Revenge
2. Wait
3. Fountain Of Youth
4. This Day is Done
5. Without A Sound (Eleanor)
6. Silverlake
7. Last Long Shot
8. Hughes
9. Beacon In Beige
10. Story Like a Scar
11. Fortunate Fool
12. Lay On The Rails
13. Drunk Or Dead
14. Blood On The Floor

1. Guitarkansas
2. Dear Lover
3. Ex's And Oh's
4. Too Many Of A Good Thing
5. Stand Here And Bleed
6. Whatever You Say
7. A Mile In Your Shoes
8. Heaven Sent
9. The Ballad Of Mike And Beth
10. Your Look Gave You Away
11. Old Enough To Know Better
12. A Long Event
13. Suit Sacrifice
14. The Connoisseur

4 comments:

  1. Putting aside the music for a second, I have to say I lover the hand drawn 'Never You Mind' album cover.

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