If you miss playing tunes in your classic 1970s cruiser, with push buttons and a good ol’ classic tuner or the contemporary deluxe home stereo radio like the one above, then it’s time to dim the lights, crank the volume on your PC and kick back for the next half hour.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back, and Petty has waved his magic wand and transferred the magic of your car stereo to the Web and uploaded for your listening pleasure five new songs from his newest release Hypnotic Eye. Yep, five tunes not yet released via a conventional album just for you, for free, courtesy of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. What could be cooler than that?
And if you haven’t seen one of those contraptions before, click here to access Tom Petty’s radio, then turn on the radio by clicking the right knob. Tune the radio with the left knob.
You can listen to the entire tracks at the following frequencies:
220 FM — “Fault Lines”
220 to 240 FM — “American Dream Part B”
240 to 260 FM — “Red River”
260 to 280 FM — “Forgotten Man”
280 to 300 FM — “U Get Me High”
Take the band’s new song “Forgotten Man” available on your listening dial between 260 and 280 FM. This song is worthy of entry on a future Tom Petty greatest hits anthology. That’s saying a lot for a band who already has several greatest hits albums full of the best rock and roll ever. “Forgotten Man” has great lyrics, Tom Petty singing in his more gritty Southern Rocker throaty scrawl, and a cool, thumping bass riff. Look for a cool Mike Campbell guitar solo on “Red River.” And “Fault Lines” features a completely unique combination of rhythm and sound. “U Get Me high” and “American Dream” are just solid Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes.
Check out the announcement video for the Hypnotic Eye album and summer tour here:
If you are fans like us and have every Tom Petty album he’s published, you’ll want to pre-order Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ new album Hypnotic Eye now at Amazon.com Hypnotic Eye. The album will be released July 29, 2014.