Fountains Of Wayne
Most suburban teens today worry about love while listening to abrasive rock or rap about poverty and revolution -- presumably to put a little drama into their lives. Fountains of Wayne, on the other hand, make ultra catchy pop music about guys who live in the suburbs and worry about love. Their self-titled debut was a breath of fresh air, sounding completely contemporary while making classically structured pop rock -- think of a sunnier Matthew Sweet. Their 1999 album Utopia Parkway takes you on a tunnel-of-love tour through strip malls and highway off-ramps with songs that manage to fall somewhere between vitriol and sweetness. In fact, Fountains of Wayne pour a lot of smarts into their dumb pop songs. Key member Adam Schlesinger is also a member of the equally poppy but more melancholy Ivy.
August and Everything After
Runtime: 1 hr 18 minCounting Crows’ debut album “August and Everything After” was an instant success on its release in late 1993 and went on to sell over 7 million copies in America. In the UK it charted at No.16 and has sold over 400,000 copies. On September 18, 2007, the band performed the complete album live for the first time at Town Hall in New York City. The gig was filmed in high definition and is now presented here as the first ever Counting Crows live concert release. The band has maintained a hugely successful career with global album sales now in excess of 20 million but they have always saved their finest moments for the live arena.
The Complete Sessions at West 54th
Ben Folds Five
Runtime: 1 hr 53 minRecorded months after the release of breakthrough album Whatever and Ever Amen, Ben Folds Five’s The Complete Sessions At West 54th showcases the piano-pop trio’s engaging live act, including fan favourites “Brick,” “Underground” and “Philosophy.”
Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minWith over ten million albums sold worldwide, including one multi-platinum album (Stunt) and two platinum albums (Maroon and Rock Spectacle) in the U.S., Barenaked Ladies are one of Canada's greatest musical exports. Now, they cross the border once again for their first-ever live DVD Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan. With a blend of classics including "One Week," "Pinch Me" and "If I Had $1000000," and hits from the recent releases Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Barenaked Ladies Are Men, this concertshows not only why Barenaked Ladies remain loved by their many fans, but also why they are one of the world's greatest touring bands.