While I'm excited by the return of Crowded House, one of the finest pop bands of our time, my excitment is lessened by their lack of an Ohio tour stop. I do eagerly anticipate the release of their first studio record in 13 years on July 2nd. Time on Earth is a fantastic piece of music that will probably not be heard by enough or sell as much as it deserves. British newspaper Music Week profiles the Crowdies in the new issue but you can read it here: http://www.musicweek.com/features/feature_page.asp?featureid=14603
Gee, I've mentioned Flight of the Concords and Crowded House. All I need to complete the New Zealand trifecta is find something to post on Peter Jackson.