Today's Quick Mention: So, what did you guys think of Pitchfork
crowning Radiohead's Kid A as the #1 album of the last decade?
Honestly, I've never been a big fan of that band (or juggernaut, if you
will), but I'm willing to accept the pick since the Arcade Fire's Funeral
was at least in the runner-up spot.
Believe it or not, it's been a week since I've shared any new music.
Did you miss me? Hope so. Enjoy.
Kahn - Desert Mile:
Whenever I see anything from King Kahn I automatically
expect to be treated to a blast of garage-rock enthused
bliss. That is not the case here. In fact, this
song doesn't really rock at all. It's still
good though, so slap on some headphones and give its
different style a listen. This track and many more
from a variety of artists can be found on Viva Radio's
Best Of Me + You: Volume 1.
Monae - Come Alive (War Of The Roses):
"That's when I come alive/Like a schizo running wild"
I may have already forgotten which festival it was earlier
this year that catapulted Janelle into the limelight, but I
certainly haven't forgotten that enthusiastic, all-out sound
that she packs. You're dead if this doesn't make you
move at least a little. Her new full length is
expected out in the first part of 2010.
Subjects - Winter Vacation:
Want to know how to tell if you have a great song on your
hands? When, like this one does, it makes feel the
need to seek out anything else the band has done that you
might have missed. In other words, after you've spent
some quality time with this infectious pop number I'd
greatly appreciate it if you'd send over their 2007 debut.
The New Soft Shoe EP is out on ThinkIndie.com now.
And Station - Love, Etc:
Part of this could just be my addiction to pop music, but I
swear that there doesn't seem to be as many post-rock acts
around as there have been in the past. Is it not cool
anymore? I'm really not sure. But at least we
still have System And Station, who have now been trucking
along for ten years. Look for the release of their
I'm Here To Kill EP on Latest Flame Records on October
To Spill - Hindsight:
When I first gave this a listen the only thing I wanted to
do was lampoon it for sounding like a boring Death Cab For
Cutie song. Obviously, that opinion has changed or I
wouldn't be posting it, but you should know that it might
take you a couple of playthroughs before you find yourself
warming up to its subtle approach. There Is No
Enemy is out now on Warner Bros.
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