Monday, July 26, 2010

New Manics Single on The BBC


I guess I should be more excited but I'm not. I love the Manic Street Preachers but, after playing the new single 3 or 4 times already via YouTube, I have to confess that it still sounds like a bunch of Manics impersonators to me.

But, hey, I didn't like "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" when I first heard it either.

I *am* excited about the prospect of a new album from the Welsh heroes so soon after their last one.

And the tracklisting for the thing was posted to their site today and it's the usual sort of pretension and preciousness that I like so much about the band.

The album, Postcards From a Young Man, is out 20 September in the UK but I'm not sure about a US release date yet.

"(It's Not War) - Just The End of Love"

"Postcards From A Young Man"

"Some Kind of Nothingness"

"The Descent - (Pages 1 and 2)"

"Hazleton Avenue"

"Auto-Intoxication"

"Golden Platitudes"

"I Think I've Found It"

"A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun"

"All We Make Is Entertainment"

"The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever"

"Don't Be Evil"