For the first time in six years, popular Nineties folk rock band Counting Crows has released an album, and they’ll be presenting it to audiences in Barcelona this month. After breaking with their previous record label in 2008, the band produced cover albums, split to work on independent projects and played with a travelling festival. During that tour, lead singer Adam Duritz was inspired to write ‘God of Ocean Tides’–– one of the first original songs he had written in years. That track, and others penned by the reunited group, are on the 2014 album, Somewhere Under Wonderland. Reception of the album has been positive so far. Rolling Stone praised Duritz as “the same dreadlocked dreamer you remember from the Nineties, channelling Van Morrison, R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen”. The narrative that the band started in the Nineties continues today with Duritz’s distinctive rasp and the group’s lyrical songs.
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