So I've been way off the radar for the past 6 weeks or so, but I will be back more regularly soon. I'm sure you're all anxiously awaiting the day.
But seriously, I had to take a second to post about this, because I can't even really wrap my head around it yet.
To summarize, one of Austin's best bands right now, Monahans, contains members who were once in a band called Milton Mapes. The band put out some fantastic material, my favorite being Westernaire, which I just so happened to mention on Windfarm about a year and a half ago.
It's an amazing album, and the news today (full press release here) is that a song entitled "The Only Sound That Matters," off of the aforementioned Milton Mapes album, will be covered by Robert Plant on his upcoming album Band of Joy.
Yes. Robert Plant. The guy who was in that band. The biggest rock band of all time. Yeah, that Robert Plant. I can't even bring myself to type out the name of the band because I think my head would explode. Listening to the track today, it makes total sense. Should be a perfect fit.
I highly recommend that you track down a copy of Westernaire, and I don't know about you, but I'm definitely going to have to check out Robert Plant's new record this September as well. In the meantime, check out Monahans' 2010 Recordings, a project where they are releasing one new song a month through their Web site as a free download.