Friday, August 22, 2008

New Tom Schraeder & His Ego - "Needle Will Bite"

Download: Tom Schraeder - "Needle Will Bite"

If brevity is the soul of wit, then Tom Schraeder's got to be the savviest motherfucker around. The first track from his upcoming Lying Through Dinner clocks in at a minute-and-a-half, but manages to accomplish quite a lot in that time. Guided By Voices had short songs. Why shouldn't Tom and His Ego get right with the hit-it-and-quit-it spirit? Inspired by comparisons of himself to Ryan Adams (which, uh, I haven't really helped to rebut), Schraeder wrote this alt-country ode to frustration—"somethin's gotta give/or the needle will bite"—and it just happens to stand up to some of Ryan Adams' best. Listen to it at the top of the post.

Details about the Tom Schraeder CD release show here.

Tom Schraeder & His Ego MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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