New Brendan Benson Demos

With Jack and Meg reuniting and the Raconteurs’ extended victory lap outta the way, Brendan’s free to return to his erstwhile pastime of making damn fine power-pop. (We suspect a few more people will be paying attention this time around.) Some demos of his new batch of solo stuff leaked, our two faves being the Cars-y “Poised And Ready” (grab it at Gorilla Vs. Bear) and the jazzy McCartney of “Poisoned Mind,” which you can grab (among others) here. Very promising.

[Pic from Brendan’s set at Siren ’05.]