Indie Rock America

The indie rock comeback I’m most looking forward to this fall? America.

Yeah, that America. The AM Gold hitmakers.

On 10/17 the once-popular ’70s fokies release double album Here & Now on Sony’s Burgundy Records, “an innovative record label dedicated to bringing you the best new music from your favorite iconic artists.”

One of the discs contains live material, the other features an all-star cast of Stereogum faves. Adam Schlesinger and James Iha produced. Ryan Adams makes a cameo. Ira and Elliot from Nada Surf help America cover their “Always Love.” AND Jim and Patrick from My Morning Jacket help America cover their lovely “Golden.”

It’s gonna be like Santana’s comeback, but not lame!

Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley gave a preview earlier this month at BB King’s when Iha, Schlesinger, and Adams joined ‘em onstage for “A Horse With No Name.”

If this project is as good as it sounds, I hope the boys turn their attention to our beleaguered Christopher Cross.

America – “A Horse With No Name” (MP3 Link Expired)
Fountains Of Wayne – “Hey Julie” (MP3 Link Expired)
My Morning Jacket – “Golden” (REAL)
Nada Surf – Q&A and AOL Performance [8 Songs] (M4A)