Framed

Collective Soul, Framed

Framed

If you're a fan of Collective Soul, this should be an exciting week. When we heard their new album, Rabbit, is slated for an August 25th release, we went straight over to Y! Music's own New This Week to see what they had to say!

Um. 

Well, New This Week said this: "Even when you thought (Third Eye Blind) had shuffled off downcast, following...Collective Soul down into the heart-wrenching Valley Of Playing County Fairs..." 

The Valley Of Playing County Fairs? Why, we oughta! We'll take this up at next week's all-expenses-paid, seven-days-and-six-nights Y! Music Blogger Late Summer Symposium, which--once again!--is at the Four Seasons luxury resort on Lana'i.

That's next week, though! This week, we're talkin' 'bout Collective Soul! And what a collective they are! Hailing from a small town in Georgia, these exciting quasi alt rockers have had great success since their 1993 debut, scoring four platinum albums and landing six #1 hits on Billboard's rock chart. And, this week, we're happy to have the video for "Staring Down," the first single off the new record, in Framed.

The video is a heart-wrenching affair, artfully showing the love and continuity between generations. Seriously, you will cry. The most affecting video in Framed since Punish Fort's astonishing "Pumpkinhead," "Staring Down" will resonate with new fans, old fans and non-fans alike! 

So please let us know what you think, because why not?

 

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1 -- Antdom was excited about the new, cross-species, rubber-plant-moving alliance!

 

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2 -- "I also air-drummed at Woodstock '94!"

 

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3 -- "But it wasn't a large elk. No, it was a small elk."

 

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4 -- "That am the most awesome grounder in the history of Bizarro baseball!"

 

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5 -- "I swear, Bubble! None of my teammates has the head of a pumpkin! Have you tried Barry Bonds?"

 

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6 -- "Hi, sweetie. I took down that stuff on my Facebook page about your bed-wetting."

 

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7 -- Sadly, they never quite mastered "I Dig A Pygmy," nor anything in the Charles Hawtrey catalogue.

 

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8 -- "Do you folks know happen to know where I can find the Island?"

 

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9 -- "That's right, Timmy. After you get older, you die. Popcorn?"

 

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10 -- No tie had ever been tied better!                  

 

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11 -- "...and this was given to me by Kanjar Ro, who--I was to learn later--represented the Guardians of the Universe!"

 

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12  -- "And it closely resembles a human! Smaller, of course!"

 

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