It used to be that I scoured the list of album releases every week, trying to see if I could uncover something new or something that sounded interesting. Nowadays, due to a combination of the internet and life in general, that doesn’t happen anymore. The internet allows us to sample new music every day. I like that much better than having to go to a record store and listen to sound samples every Tuesday. However, I have way less time.

Anyway, it’s a pretty rare occasion when I wait and wait and wait for a specific album to come out with big anticipation. It’s pretty safe to say that I’ve been waiting years for a new Tim Easton album and it is finally out today. Oh, I was able to sample a song on MySpace, but to finally get my digital mitts on the whole thing – this is a day I’ve been waiting for a long time! The album is called “Porcupine” and it’s one of those very very rare times that I will buy an album in its entirety without having heard hardly any of it. The guy is a monster songwriter capable of throwing songs out there that stick around in your head forever.

Anyway, head over to Easton’s MySpace page if you want to sample the excellent “Burgundy Red” – all you need to do is click that link and it should start playing. Or you can press the little play button below here. Give it a whirl, Easton is really a talented guy.