Today I have an EP. It's
good. It's also going to be my last post until Monday.
Before I get to it though I want to strongly recommend that you get out and
see Control if it's playing anywhere remotely near you. Ian
Curtis' rapid rise and fall is probably one of the most tragic events to
ever transpire in music history, and everyone needs to see why things
unfolded the way they did. Also, I think it's important that any avid
music listener take a moment to ponder about some of the narrative parts
that mention how Ian had an issue with fans, their greediness and the way
none of them seemed to care about how much passion he poured into what he
did on stage and in the studio. It hit me
right in the stomach.
I like to think that I'm the kind of music lover that takes the time to
appreciate each and every detail of all that is sent to me, but with so much
that comes my way I know that isn't true. I gobble up anything that I
can find, and then ask for more as I wait impatiently to see if the artists
that I've mentioned previously have managed to make anything of themselves.
It's honestly an incredibly vicious cycle that I'll probably never get out
So, what I want to say is thanks to any of the artists that have taken
the time to actually make a piece of music. And no, I don't mean the
ones that necessarily made something I liked. I mean them ALL.
Seriously, thanks for doing what you do. Happy Thanksgiving.
Enjoy the EP.
- Aly, Walk With Me:
By the sound of this it would appear that Sharin Foo and Sun
Rose Wagner have decided to add a dash of glamour and
atmosphere to their sound. Personally, I think that
it's a great addition. They've always been more
inclined to go with quick-to-the-point kind of arrangements,
so the extra effort to allow things to develop is a welcomed
change. You can count me as more than a little excited
to get my hands on the upcoming Lust, Lust, Lust.
fact that I get a stack of music magazines delivered to my
house on a regular basis I rarely ever pull anything from
them and post about it. However, the recent issue of
Magnet featured an interesting little piece on these
guys and their shoegaze sound, and it inspired me to check
them out further. Clearly, it wasn't a waste of time,
as here I am proud to be jumping on the bandwagon.
The Battle Of Sealand has been out for a few months, so
it shouldn't be too hard to find if you want to climb
Whitsundays - Sorry James:
I'm not sure that I will ever get tired of retro-pop,
especially when the level of nostalgia is as high as it is
here. The press release that came with the gem said
the band took a number of cues from Colin Blunstone and Rod
Argent, but since I don't know much about them I'm just
going to note their influences as anything that was good in
the 60s. Friendly Fire Recordings will be releasing
the band's self titled effort on January 22. Mark your
Of Prussia - Misadventures Of The Campaign Kids:
Records sort of slipped off the radar for awhile, but
earlier this year they made a quick and triumphant return
with Ruby Isle. Now they have this clever group with
whom they are planning to release an album titled Save
The Scene in late January. I don't think they
would be coming out of nowhere to push the act if they
weren't pretty good, so it probably isn't too bad of an idea
to make note of when the disc should be available at your
local record store.
Futureheads - Broke Up The Time:
I don't think that I actually heard all of this band's
sophomore effort, but based solely on what I did come across
it sounds as if they've gone back to the more garage pop
punk-enthused days of their debut. In my opinion,
that's a better fit since it allows them to simply rock out
and put their buckets of energy to good use. The band
won't release their next disc until some time in April, so I
guess we'll have to wait and see if it's full of power
packed songs like this one.
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