Not 8th Continent, Not Chocolate Soy Milk

So no radio station blog-writing intern is perfect, and this one is no exception. In August, when this blog was still a baby germ of an idea, I came across an article talking of an upcoming album, The Sun Came Out, by a group called “7 Worlds Collide”.

Neil Finn

What caught my eye at the time were some of the names on the back of the CD. 7 Worlds Collide is the brainchild of New Zealand rocker Neil Finn. In tow is Scottswoman KT Tunstall; Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco, plus fellow band members John Stirratt, Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche; Phil Selway, the drummer from Radiohead is on there; and so are Neil’s two sons – Liam and Elroy and his brother, Tim. And there are plenty more.

The 7 Worlds Collide lineup

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Talk about some world class rockers – you’ve at least heard Neil Finn’s voice backing Sheryl Crow’s “Every Day is a Winding Road”. You’ve heard numerous cuts on the Peak off Tunstall’s debut album Eye to the Telescope – most notably “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”. Wilco and Radiohead pretty much go with out saying, and if you’re a devout listener, then you may remember hearing Liam Finn’s “Second Chance” on Next about two or three years back.

Now when I went back to find that original article last night, I’ll confess I was a little mixed up – and found a bunch of great information about the soy milk company – 8th Continent.

But soy milk and British internet tech firms ( Continent 8 ) aside, check out some of these videos to see the really great songs that make up The Sun Came Out. You can head over to their website, and buy the album for just five pounds!

The best part is all proceeds from the band go to benefit Oxfam, a non-profit that brings aid to those living in poverty. So by listening to great music you get to help the poor. And just in time for the Holidays too!

And don’t forget to check back next Monday for Josh The Intern’s Blog (JTIB)’s first annual Record of Records (no science included)! I’ll be looking at some of my favorite records of the year based around arbitrary categories – you’ll see. But if you’ve got an album that you’ve been digging and it’s from ’09, drop me an email or a comment and maybe it’ll deserve a category of its own.

Check out these great videos from 7 Worlds Collide:

A really great intro video for the 7 Worlds concert this past January

So first up: “Hazel Black” with KT Tunstall

Next, father and son perform “Learn to Crawl”, a truly powerful song

And last but not least, Mr. Selway gets his chance to be a songwriter with “The Ties That Bind Us”





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2 responses to “Not 8th Continent, Not Chocolate Soy Milk

  1. Well played intern and thanks for the NEXT mention.

    Happy Holidays and hint hint NEXT is in week 1 of it’s 3 week “Favorites of 2009”

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