Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Yippie!



I'm so excited. Cause...when there's a new album, there's always a tour...


Jack Johnson in Studio to Work on New Album

Written by Mara Siegler
Published June 07, 2007


The album is being produced by JP Plunier, who also worked on 2001’s hit debut Brushfire Fairytales, which featured personal and fan favorites “Sexy Lexi” and the somewhat oddly worded, yet jamming groove “Bubble Toes.” Long time band members Merlo Podewski and drummer Adam Topol are joining Johnson once again, along with new member Zach Gill on piano and accordion.

Johnson told Billboard ”I’m excited because the first record we did, we basically got the band together for that record. JP introduced me to Adam, and Adam knew Merlo. We went in and did the record in six days, and we hadn’t played live as a band. So it’s kind of exciting to get together with JP now that we’ve been playing for so many years.”

I think its exciting too, Jack, especially if it is anything like your previous albums. For those of you not familiar with his work it is a soulful, mellow blend of easy breezy surfer tunes. He released his first album in 2001 and followed it with 2003’s critically acclaimed On and On. In 2005 he released In Between Dreams, yet another winner. He has plenty of younger fans as well, being responsible for the soundtrack Johnson's Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George. It debuted at #1 on the on the Billboard charts and included guest appearances by G. Love, Harper, Costa, and Kawika Kahiapo.

If you don't want to listen through each album, make sure to hop on itunes and download "Bannana Pancakes," "Taylor," and "Bubble Toes," which should give you a pretty solid idea of his style.


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Maren said...

Do you know that I LOVE Jack Johnson. Back in 2002, I think I drove my Orlando friends crazy trying to convert them all to his music. It's infectious. It's what I listen to get in a better mood.

Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...
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Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

I went to the Brushfire website and they have a pretty cool sample song that you can play. I've never heard of him but he's pretty jammin! I'll have to check out his other stuff.

PapaJeff said...

Who?