New Counting Crows – “When I Dream Of Michelangelo” & “1492”

What is it with Adam Duritz and his preoccupation with great painters, eh? Maybe it’s because his mug itself made for great art? 15 years ago he was all “If I knew Picasso…” and buying gray guitars to play, and then a little later on Recovering The Satellites’ “Angels Of The Silences” it was “I dream of Michelangelo when I’m lying in my bed,” and here he’s … still dreaming of Michaelangelo, still lying in his bed. Dude’s been asleep for like a decade. (Take that as you will.)

Counting Crows - Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings

Counting Crows – “When I Dream Of Michelangelo” (MP3)

That acoustic ‘n’ piano picker’s definitely from the Sunday Nights part of the Counting Crows’ forthcoming Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings LP, split to showcase their rock side (six songs) and their hungover side (eight songs). Here’s a rocker, sorta:

Counting Crows – “1492” (MP3)

We already talked our history with the band’s records (love for August and the one thing after) when we posted “Cowboys,” which remains the best thing they’d done since Recovering. Not hearing much more, here, to get us to come around (certainly not “Come Around“), but we’re fine to settle for the flicker of life coming from “Cowboys.” (Shh … you can still download it here)

Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings is out 3/25 on Geffen/Interscope.