My Kind of Girl harks back to the pop punk of Fountains of Wayne
Mike is also participating in the 50th anniversary album, "Good Times!" The album will feature contemporary songs written by artists such as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Fountains of Wayne
's Adam Schlesinger.
His stumble follows on the heels of last year's failure, "Ghost the Musical," with songs by mega-songwriters Dave Stewart (half of the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard, and 2008's "Cry-Baby," with songs co-written by a member of the pop group Fountains of Wayne
Amongst their well known songs like Girl All The Bad Guys want, 1985, and High School Never Ends, they slowed it down with a semi acoustic version of Turbulence, and performed a cover of Stacy's Mom originally by Fountains of Wayne
which, bizarrely, BFS seems always to get credit for.
Featuring members of Helter Skelter, We Are Sharks and Nine Lives for Skydives, expect a high-octane live blast that'll appeal to fans of Weezer, Graham Coxon or Fountains of Wayne
. Billingham heroes Whalter bring the super-melodic punchy pop punk.
Wheatus blazed the trail that the likes of New Found Glory, Alien Ant Farm and Fountains Of Wayne
Behind the music: Ivy began in the mid-'90s in New York when Andy Chase (now Durand's husband) and Fountains of Wayne
co-leader Adam Schlesinger persuaded the recent Parisian emigre to sing on a demo.
Genres range from the folk of John Gorka to the indie rock of Titus Andronicus; from the Americana of Brian Molnar & the Naked Hearts to the punk of The Bouncing Souls; and from the Beatlesque pop of Fountains of Wayne
to the post-hardcore of Thursday.
His work is featured on Lloyd Cole's critically acclaimed album The Negatives, which includes collaborations with notable bands Fountains of Wayne
Long before Bono and the Edge started taking heat for their "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" score, Paul Simon ("The Capeman"), Jim Steinman ("Dance of the Vampires"), Fountains of Wayne
's Adam Schlesinger ("Cry-Baby"), Styx's Dennis DeYoung (the non-Disney "101 Dalmatians") and the Abba guys ("Chess") experienced the brutal slap that characterizes trying to make the leap from the Billboard charts to the New York boards.
When the third Everyday Sunday album came out, an All Music Guide reviewer said "Wake Up!" thrust "the band into the same company as supergroups like Relient K and Fountains of Wayne
Co-writers on the album include Phil Thornally, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne
and, of course, Nik.