Boston music news: August 18, 2006

Notes on the Bleedin' Bleedins and Lloyd Cole
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 15, 2006

The Bleedin' Bleedins
This Friday at Bill’s Bar, as part of WFNX’s New Product night, Boston’s BLEEDIN’ BLEEDINS will showcase tracks they’ve been working on for their debut album, Life Without Computers. “Darkest Day,” which rails against George W. Bush and corporate greed, is being used for a working edit of the film On Broadway, which was written and directed by Dave McLaughlin, a friend of Bleedin’ Bleedins singer/keyboardist Mike Coen. Echoes of U2 filter through some of the other tracks, which include “Weather,” an up-tempo song about saving the environment. Which is to be expected, since guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Barry Kelly hails from Dublin. The band will head over to Ireland in October to perform at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival, and they just signed a digital distribution deal with Ireland’s RMG. The CD comes out next month.

If it’s good enough for Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, it’s good enough for LLOYD COLE. We’re talking about Northampton, of course. Cole — English-born, but coming to fame in Scotland in the mid ’80s with the Commotions — has called the area home since 1999. A smart, dour songwriter who came within an inch of a mainstream breakthrough two decades ago, Cole is far from done. He’s also got a new CD coming out in October titled Antidepressant on which he produced and played just about everything except bass, which was handled by ex-Dambuilder DAVE DERBY. He’ll be touring the US in late fall.

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