Monday, March 23, 2009

Peter Bjorn and John: Living Thing Streamed

Peter Bjorn and John showcase new album via MySpace

After a huge departure from Writer's Block with 2008's instrumental Seaside Rock, PBJ return to the mic with Living Thing. If you'd like to listen to it for yourself, the band is streaming the entire album over at their MySpace page. While you won't hear any addictive songs like the heroin-strength "Young Folks", the album still seems to be pretty catchy after my first listen. It's definitely heavier on the electronic effects, but I think the change in sound shows that the band is still trailblazing new musical terrain. However, it does beg the question, why are people panning this record? I don't want to hear "Young Folks Pt. 2" - did people really expect to hear another Writer's Block?

Living Thing will be released March 31 (pre-order here).

Peter Bjorn and John tour dates
Mar 23 2009 8:00P
Estragon Bologna
Mar 24 2009 8:00P
Nouveau Casino Paris
Mar 25 2009 8:00P
Botannique Brussels
Mar 26 2009 8:00P
Melkweg Amsterdam
Mar 27 2009 8:00P
Luxor Cologne
Mar 28 2009 8:00P
Kesselhaus Berlin
Apr 19 2009 8:00P
Coachella Festival Indio, California
Apr 21 2009 8:00P
Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 22 2009 8:00P
Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 23 2009 8:00P
Metro Chicago, Illinois
Apr 24 2009 8:00P
Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Apr 25 2009 8:00P
Pheonix Theatre Toronto, Ontario
Apr 26 2009 8:00P
Capital Music Hall Ottawa, Ontario
Apr 27 2009 8:00P
Le National Montreal, Quebec
Apr 28 2009 8:00P
Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 29 2009 8:00P
Webster Hall New York, New York
Apr 30 2009 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
May 1 2009 8:00P
World Cafe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 2 2009 8:00P
9:30 Club Washington D.C., Virginia