Leave it to Paul Westerberg to go off-schedule: After a string of Saturday song drops via his anonymous Soundcloud account, the former Replacement snuck out this week’s new song early, releasing “Come Hither,” a rollicking ode to morning coffee, last Wednesday.
You can stream that song below, but that’s not all Westerberg’s released this week. Over on his Dry Wood Garage site, which has been compiling his weekly Soundcloud song streams, he’s also selling — for 99 cents — a download of another new guitar-driven rocker called “Surrounded By Morons.”
The new songs follow last weekend’s nonsensical “Oompa,” and, the previous week, a two-song surprise that included the rocker “Dead Sick Of” and a cover of Hank Williams’ “Someday You’ll Call My Name.”
The week before that, Westerberg released the twangy “Feelin’ Good,” which was was preceded the previous weekend by “Got It Made,” which features synths and simple drum-machine beat, and, the week before that, “Hawk Ripping at Your Throat,” a raw, somewhat atonal guitar track.
The new Westerberg solo material comes amid the announcement of an archival live album from The Replacements that was recorded in 1986 and which will be released this October.
Check out the latest new song below.
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- Listen: Paul Westerberg debuts new rocker ‘Dead Sick Of’ — and a Hank Williams cover
- Listen: Paul Westerberg’s ‘Feelin’ Good’ on twangy new song — 3rd from mystery project
- The Replacements dig up classic-era gig for ‘For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986’ album
- Listen: Paul Westerberg’s ‘Got it Made’ with bouncy new solo synth track
- Listen: Paul Westerberg releases weird new song ‘2HAWK_1’ ahead of possible album
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