Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Upcoming releases: The Cars' "Move Like This"
From the upbeat, instantly-infectious "Blue Tip" and "It's Only" to the emotive ballad "Soon" and evocative "Too Late," The Cars forthcoming release Move Like This is a true return to form for the New Wave-era pioneers.
"Keep on Knocking" has a driving, guitar-anchored feel showcasing Elliot Easton's outstanding fret work, and across the disc singer Ric Ocasek sings the material with power and style. Original keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson round out the music making (original bassist-singer Benjamin Orr passed away 2000) quartet. The arrangements are tight and celebrate the unique sound the Boston outfit introduced to the world in the late 1970s.
Here is the latest release on The Cars' new music:
The wait is over!!! Just a little under a week away from its release date, Move Like This, The Cars' first record in 24 years, is available for your listening pleasure! Yes, we know, we're just as excited as you are. General feedback to the new music so far has been overwhelming. What are people saying, you ask?
"The Cars' long-awaited, brand new record Move Like This has all the precise swagger, art-rock minimalism and chrome-gleam pop of their classic hits." - Rolling Stone
"Those (understandably) wary of any band reuniting decades later can rest easy... updated to gel with the 21st century's idea of what the '80s sounded like." - Entertainment Weekly
"The Cars have modernized their sound while maintaining the style that made them famous." - Interview
"Spooky and scientific...what more do you want?" - Consequence of Sound
We'll let the music speak for itself....Move Like This can be streamed in its entirety on The Cars' SoundCloud Page as well as RollingStone.com.
Stream Move Like This
Purchase Move Like This on iTunes
Purchase Move Like This on Amazon
The Cars Tour Dates
5.10.11 - Showbox @SODO - Seattle, WA
05.12.11 - The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
05.13.11 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
05.15.11 - The Fillmore - Denver, CO
05.17.11 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
05.18.11 - The Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
05.20.11 - The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
05.22.11 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
05.23.11 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
05.25.11 - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY
05.26.11 - The House of Blues - Boston, MA