Tuesday, December 12, 2006

In House #1763: The Figgs' Follow Jean Through the Sea; New Joseph Arthur

Last month marked the seventh full-length release from the New York-based band The Figgs. Follow Jean Through the Sea marks their first effort since the wonderful 2004 double-album Palais, and the latest in a career that reads like something of a rock n' roll cliche, the major exception being that their creative output has been consistently solid and only gotten better as the years have gone by. Formed in 1987 in Saratoga Springs, NY, The Figgs have shown an endurance that is all the more impressive when one considers their nearly perpetual underdog, underrated status. The latest is full of the kind of golden power-pop nuggets they've become known for, with songs like "Breaking Through These Gates," and "Don't Hurt Me Again," standing alongside anything they've ever done. Their first release on Gern Blandsten, Follow Jean Through the Sea actually marks the second recorded appearance for the band in 2006, as they also backed Graham Parker on his live, digital-only release 103 Degrees in June.

The Figgs

In House #1763.
Airdate: 12/12/06
Focus: New release from The Figgs, Follow Jean Through the Sea, plus a new digital release from Joseph Arthur & the Lonely Astronauts, upcoming material from Lee Hazlewood and more.


In House PODCAST #222

Get The Figgs' Follow Jean Through the Sea at Insound.


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