What a Wonderful Jimmy Eat World
Taking a page from the legendary Beastie Boys, it feels like Jimmy Eat World have more hits like they were Rod Carew. “Pain?” It still feels so good. “Sweetness?” It never grows sour. “The Middle?” Well, that classic still tops the alt-rock universe. Having said all this, and leaving out other big singles, the Arizona band seems to compete with themselves for regular airplay anytime they release new material. Case in point: you’d be hard-pressed not to hear “The Middle” at least once a month on alt radio and that song is 15 years old.
So, why do I bring this up? After a brief hiatus, Jimmy Eat World are back with their ninth album Integrity Blues, and if the first singles “Sure and Certain” and especially “Get Right” are any indication, they’ll have more hits in their arsenal. So, keeping with the Beasties theme I started with, it’s clear watch out Sadaharu Oh. Last week at a special A-Sides filming held at American Beauty in NYC, the band (Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind) performed the aforementioned tracks and took part in lengthy chat about Blues, taking some time off, and yes, competing with their past songs for radio play. Watch the videos below, which were filmed by shootmepeter.com, and pick up their new album Oct. 21. Oh, and catch them on tour! They’ll be all over.
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About A-Sides with Jon Chattman – thisisasides.com :
Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. (Theme song by Blondfire.) Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Elle King, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.