Doug Gillard's fantastic new album Call From Restricted is now available for download on iTunes
! Physical CD copies (and with any luck, vinyl?) will follow and be available shortly- stay tuned.
I had the pleasure to preview many of the tracks on Call From Restricted, both live in 2007
and as a regular MySpace
and Facebook friend of Gillard's
. And that early excitement was more than confirmed over the last few days of careful listening. The same brilliant musicianship and unique pop/rock songwriting of 2004's Salamander
(if you don't own this, for shame!) comes roaring back with a vengeance on Call From Restricted. Highlights include the relentless guitar blast of the title track, From What I've Done's anthemic wall-of-sound, the angular pop of No One Above You, and my favorite surprise- the moody timelessly melodic (When Will You Be) Driving By. Juicy harmonies, guitar solos to make you weep, sweet production- the Doug Gillard you know and love is back.
And if you are lucky enough to live in the Austin, Texas metro region, go see Doug and his band tomorrow night (11.25.08) at Club Deville
, with Cavedweller and Jacob Schulze...