It’s official. Welcome Back is available on iTunes NOW. Check it out and leave a comment!
Nice photo by Jodie Goodnough from our March show at the Middle East upstairs. Check out the whole album at our facebook page.
You heard right! The Bold Type is emerging from our studio cocoon to play an ACTUAL REAL LIVE SHOW! Come to the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on June 14th. Hit us up on Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter with special requests. We love you!
Very sophisticated crowd last night. Everyone reading vintage NatGeos. Boning up on 30s and 40s world events and etiquette.
Thanks everyone who came out to support the band at All Asia Cafe in Cambridge last night! A great time was had by all and I do believe this is a very special moment for the band!
Happy 70th, Robert Zimmerman! Your record company, Columbia, is like a shark-eating piranha when it comes to keeping your music off of YouTube. So no heart-startling live performances from Rolling Thunder (a few are buried on the Italian version of MySpace, which sounds like an imaginary Internet safehouse. I fear consequences.) No posting “She’s Your Lover Now” from The Bootleg Series. There’s a wobbly solo piano version there, one of the few, but it’s not the same.My badly deficient iTunes has Blood on the Tapes in it, but both acoustic takes of “Idiot Wind” are too big for Tumblr to accommodate. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised at where we’ve ended up. The Basement Tapes was the first unofficial release to bum rush the canon, laying the groundwork for every mixtape ever. It wasn’t just Woodstock-inspired anarchism, but also shrewd business, rebuilding mystique from the roots up. Street Legal is really fucking good, adapting because it was better to be disastrously ahead than lag behind in the least. It’s a record made for revisionism. The Christian years gave way to “Blind Willie McTell”, and for that we will never stop being wrong. You’ve always been inscrutable and private, wizened and canny, process as a series of artistic last stands, large and small, and watershed releases. You made commerce subversive, and subversion into rock star commerce. So here’s an outpouring of emotion that stands mute, but not empty. I hope you appreciate it.
Levon. ‘Nuff said.
Jim Henson passed away 21 years ago today. He was the bold type, no doubt.
Keep an open mind is right.
Rock & Roll. This is most definitely the bold type.