Counting Crows Is Making New Music
Ashley Jobrien - October 6, 2021


By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

Counting Crows. What a blast from the past. They’ve kinda been living under a rock for the last several years but we are happy to announce that new music from them is on the horizon. Their new release is called Butter Miracle: Suite One, and it’s their first release since their 2014 Somewhere Under Wonderland. The frontman of Counting Crows, Adam Duritz is sure getting us excited and we are so curious to hear how this new album will sound. The singer-songwriter hadn’t written music in a while, but the inspiration for his new album came during a trip with his girlfriend and his rural surroundings. Read on to find out more about this upcoming album!


Adam Duritz of Counting Crows performs onstage at the One World Concert at Syracuse University in October 2012 in New York

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Counting Crows first gained popularity back in 1993 where they came out with major hits like ‘Mr. Jones’ and ‘Round Here’ from the ‘August and Everything After’ album. They’ve released seven albums after that and have obtained Oscar and Grammy nominations for their hit song, ‘Accidently in Love.’ Recently, they’ve topped the charts of the Adult Album Alternative with their son ‘Elevator Boots’ from ‘Butter Miracle.’ This new album is a four-song suite of tunes, so each song flows nicely into the next. Duritz said, “All of a sudden I thought, ‘What if I wrote a series of songs where the end of one is the beginning of the next? I got really excited about that idea right then, even though the songs weren’t all done. Everything after that was written with that idea in mind.”


It’s hard to imagine that a band has stuck around together for so many years. Many other bands from the 1990s are in fact not together anymore. It’s almost unheard of. Many times, artists will go their own ways or find a new direction, but Counting Crows seem to have remained intact. Duritz explained, “For me, I always wanted to be in a rock band. Didn’t want to be a solo artist. Never had any interest in it. I love being in a band and working with different guys.” We’re happy these guys were able to remain together. They’ve put out some of the most well-known songs on the planet, and we are sure these new songs will do the same as well.