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.]