The week starting March 2nd U2 are doing a five-night residency with David Letterman, which by Friday he may very well find more annoying than Joaquin Phoenix’s recent visit. I kid, but seriously: After catching Bono & Co. doing “Get On Your Boots” at the Grammys, I don’t really kid at all. Moving forward, what we have here is an alternate mix of No Line On The Horizon’s title track. It’ll function as the B-Side to the aforementioned “Boots” CD single.

You can download the MP3 at Music Is The Heart Of Our Soul, because it is.

No Line On The Horizon is out 2/27 on Interscope.

Comments (22)
  1. sb  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    if this was Animal Collective or some other skinny white guy band, you would declare it brilliant. so start rolling with the snide comments…

  2. If it were animal collective it would have been a better song

  3. Timothy  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    Bono yodels.
    Well, it is _different_
    Maybe I’ll grow to like it – something tells me it’s not a bad opening track. Better than “Vertigo” at least.

  4. pork  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    skinny white guy band?
    how racist.

    and weightist.

  5. tigerkite  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    I think it’s pretty good. Bono’s voice is sounding pretty good.

  6. aw man  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    The song started. It wasn’t genius, but it was pretty good. The first verse played, I was liking it, then suddenly…


    C’mon Bono, I wanna like your band.

  7. prokofiev  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    “sb” is right though, we only hate U2 because they’re black.

  8. Drew  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    WAAAAAY better than “boots”
    But the rhythm section (drums mostly) is almost EXACTLY like The FLY, which is coincidentally (or not) off the bands last good album.
    Seriously. did Larry Mullen Jr even have to cut a new track for this song?


    I just figured out where I’ve heard that bit – it’s straight out of the Tubes’ “White Punks On Dope”!

  10. Christopher  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    I think this is tremendous. The whole thing feels like an update on Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl. Which is usually lots of fun live. Much stronger song than Boots.

  11. Alec Baldwin   |   Posted on Feb 14th, 2009 0

    The change in the pepsi logo got me all excited but the advertising so far as been super lame and conservative…(POP! WHOOPIE! LUV!etc)…it’s very Apple ad five years ago. Good luck Jimmy!

  12. Drew  |   Posted on Feb 14th, 2009 0

    Hey I hear grover is a jackass. Thanks for the attempt at wit jerk.

  13. Sandie Morrison  |   Posted on Feb 14th, 2009 0

    I can?t wait for this David Letterman appearance. I?m a huge U2 fan and I especially love the song Beautiful Day, a song that was called ?Perfect? by the reader reviewers at EverHype (write our own music, movie, and game reviews at http://www.everhype.com/?utm_source=bc). They will rock the house, for sure!

  14. love this album, bought it the first day it was out

  15. Andrew  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2009 0

    This sounds a lot like Joe Satriani. U2 Sucks!

  16. It’s the sound of old men stringing together cliches that have worked for others in their continued attempts to tap the young or otherwise immature for money to maintain their decadent business model and lifestyle. It’s sick and utterly fraudulent.

  17. Taylor  |   Posted on Feb 16th, 2009 0

    Some of these comments are ridiculous. You realize we’re talking about the same band that made “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “New Years Day”, “Bad”, right? You guys fawn over pitchfork-buzzed bands (who most likely love U2) and shit all over one of the most musically respected band in the last 30 years.

    The band’s last couple albums have been hit or miss, but can you name even one band that released their debut album 30 years ago that’s even relevant now?

    BTW if you read any recent pitchfork news article or review on U2 you’ll notice they are all extremely positive. If you think hating U2 is making you cool, you’re incredibly mistaken. Maybe read these reviews before you comment:


  18. enois  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 0

    the new record is, by and large, beautiful

  19. gspot  |   Posted on Feb 24th, 2009 0

    pitchfork sucks. they try way too hard. what they are doing to independent music is exactly what true music lovers hate about mainstream music. they’re selling their readers a band indie culture lifestyle just like fans of miley cyrus lick up every piece of corn that falls out of her ass. the reviews are so biased and they just want to seem so ‘cool’. I am just waiting for them to hate on this new U2 album. I can envision the meeting now, hmmm…”How can we seem more cool and indie?”" “uh, I know boss, let’s cover up the fact that TV On The Toilet gave a shitty performance on SNL and blame it on the sound” GREAT! “Oh, and there’s that new U2 album cumming out…Let’s slay the mighty U2! That’ll get us in with the kids even though all the bands they like steal from them.” WONDERFUL.. I’m giving you a promotion to “Senior Ass LIcker”. Now go head an give me a tossed salad!

    bunch of ass rimmers the lot of em.

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