Another One From Gruff Rhys

Hey just last month I was excited to share news of old favorite Gruff Rhys putting out a new solo album this summer. Today I am again pleased to share with you another new single from his forthcoming album with a video for “Limited Edition Heart”. Similar to the last track I shared, this one again has a very lounge act vibe to it with the always comforting and soothing vocals of Gruff. This might go down as one of my most played albums of the year.

This track, along with 9 others, will be available on an LP entitled Babelsbergdue out on June 8th via Rough Trade Records.

Gruff Rhys Is Back Again

Thought not mentioned much by us over the last several years, Gruff Rhys is one prolific dude who pumps out all kinds of art via music, film and even literature. Assuming all of you, or most of you, know the guy a bit, you won’t be surprised to find this new track “Frontier Man” is pretty typical of the style we know and love from Gruff. It is a bit more americana/folk than some of his previous efforts but that lyrical playfulness and extreme baritone voice are both still present. Ya dig.

Gruff Rhys will release new album Babelsberg on June 8th via Rough Trade Records.

Levitation BTW: Super Furry Animals

SFA-New-1Somehow I woke up today, turned my computer on, and suddenly realized that Levitation Festival is going down this weekend. I suppose with all us ATH members being so dang busy over the last month or so, we fell asleep and failed on our pre-coverage. Well today that changes with our first band to watch feature spotlighting veteran Welsh band Super Furry Animals. Follow the jump for some brief personal thoughts and a video or two.

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Show Preview: Gruff Rhys @ Club Deville (5/27)

Date 5/27/11
Location Club Deville
Doors 6:30pm
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate

Legendary songwriter and Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys is making a stop into town at Club Deville tonight.  Joining this veteran in the indie scene is Y Niwi.  You have a lot of options this Friday night, but this show should most definitely be on your short list.

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Download: Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters [MP3]

New Music From Gruff Rhys

I am one of the firm believers that Gruff Rhys has long been one of the great indie song writers who somehow continually manages to fly under the radar.  Hell, sometimes I don’t even get wind of his new material until way after the fact.  So it goes with this new single from Gruff entitled “Shark Ridden Waters”.  The track is only a single and not set to appear on a new album or any of that business.  Check it out below and discover the subtle pop greatness known as Gruff Rhys.

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 Download: Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters [MP3]