Another exciting step in the lead up to the release of Lines, Vines & Trying Times it’s Walmart Soundcheck (all access enabled).
These videos cannot be embedded, so you are going to have to go HERE to watch them. It’s no big thing.
So basically this is the most awesome thing and it has made my day, and thanks to Sonnnn (and all the others) who reminded me that there was something I was forgetting to remember to do this morning.
Filmed just before they left for South America, this “concert a la carte” features six songs (old and new), an interview, and (if you sign up for All Access) videos of their arrival at the Del Ray, a proper introduction to the horn section, cute footage of the Guys and the fans, etc. It is definitely worth your time.
More thoughts after the jump!
Even thought I forgot to check it first thing this morning, I have been eagerly awaiting this. I have to say it is very well done, easy to watch, and re-watch. I couldn’t get the pictures to come up for me, but that is minor.
The concert features the songs “SOS”, “Poison Ivy”, “Lovebug”, “Paranoid”, “Turn Right”, and “Burning Up”. All songs are really more or less new, because they are all new arrangements featuring the new horn and string sections.
I will admit I skipped around and watched all of the new stuff first. Then I picked up my jaw and watched all of the older songs to hear the new sound and I loved it.
Paranoid aside (because it already has a tight hold on my heart), I can not choose which new song I like better, “Poison Ivy” or “Turn Right”. There is so much to love here!
“Poison Ivy” is the one that made my jaw drop. I’m not gonna lie, I am going to be blasting this all over town in a week. The middle bit – Mememoi called it “blues-y” – is amazing! I also love how Christa is back there on the guitar in this song (best. band. ever!).
“Turn Right” is more sweet than I could imagine, and Joe’s voice is just heavenly. Kevin blew me away on the piano (best. KevinJonas. ever!).
I am also absolutely in love with the bigger sound, the horns, the strings, more instruments, fuller, lovelier, just great. I also love how their harmonies seem to be coming back a little stronger than they were on the last album. Rockin’.
I am now beyond all healthy realms of excitement and must watch it again immediately. Go on, you know you should too!
[Via: Walmart Soundcheck]