Soundgarden’s new single “Been Away Too Long” off of King Animal made its radio debut today on Edmonton’s 102.9. Don’t expect the station to play the song again though tonight, I spoke to the DJ and he said it aired due to miscommunication. Basically they were sent the song and somebody who worked there told the DJ they had it, so they thought they could play it and they did. They then realized wasn’t officially released yet so they have stopped playing the song. The DJ told me he really liked the song though. No word yet on if anybody was able to rip the song. Soundgarden should just release it themselves early though so we don’t have to deal with any poor quality rips!
FNGODHEAD on the SoundgardenWorld.com forums heard it, and had this to say: “It was already 3:20 in edmonton. it was on a hour ago. I dont know how to describe it, it was faster paced with some starts and stop parts, I started listening to soundgarden when I was 12 I am 34 on friday It didnt sound like anything off of superunknown maybe a little like drawing flies off badmotorfinger but more audioslave influenced the breakdown part towards the end maybe a little like the breakdown in off of let me drown but not really.Remember I did not think it was coming on for another hour i walked in my computer room and could tell right away that it was them turned it up the song was half over i was pissed too. I liked it alot was in shock though, the part that worried me was that i had it blasting and the vocals seemed pretty low in the mix except when he was singing I have been away for too long but again i have my subwoofer turned up pretty high. sorry if this doesnt help any.”