February 25, 2008

"Or Were You Just Making Conversation?"

Do The Right Thing as performed by Muppets

So I've finally buckled down and admitted that I've been sick for basically the past month and bought some Emergen-C, which I've been told is basically the holy grail of sick remedies. Well it looks like it's working because the nasty cough I've had for the past few days isn't as nasty. ... I guess all that is pretty irrelevant as far as this whole blog thing goes...

Aaaanyway here is some music I've been listening to recently and what I think of it (you know the drill by now):

The Diggs - ctrl-alt-del
Verdict: Love (<) +
Nice, pained music with dancy baselines and ghostly guitar work. For some peculiar reason they remind me of something that Jimmy Eat World could have become if they evolved more around their slower stuff. Their songs just sound amazingly genuine. I wish my version of the title track was better because I really really like it, but, alas, it is what it is. Also, "Brigante" is a super rad tune which I wish I had a better version of so I could host it unabashedly.
The Diggs - Careen
The Diggs - Recovery Forever
The Diggs - Two Months Off (Underworld Cover)

The Terrordactyls - The Terrordactyls
Verdict: Love More (<3)
Adorable Twee-Folk with some really rather intelligent and heartwarming lyrics. I mean, if Kimya Dawson likes them, who couldn't automatically just adore them? Haters ... that's who. Don't hate, appreciate:
The Terrordactyls - I Want to Cry
The Terrordactyls - Zombie Girl
The Terrordactyls - Long Live The Party (Andrew W.K. Cover)
The Terrordactyls - Devices (feat. Kimya Dawson)

[Guess what? Terrordactyls are coming to a town near you ... and Denver! to Rhinoceropolis! Yay!:
03/01 Olympia, WA 1502 Legion Way
03/06 Seattle, WA Fusion Cafe
03/07 Seattle, WA The Vera Project
03/08 Portland, OR Kurt’s House
03/09 Oakland, CA Ghost House Gallery
03/10 Santa Barbara, CA The Oven
03/11 Phoenix, AZ The Phix
03/12 Austin, TX SXSW Fanatic Promotion Showcase
03/21 Durham, NC Bull City HQ
04/02 New York, NY The Canal Room
04/08 New York, NY Pianos
04/13 Columbus, OH Wholly Craft
04/20 Denver, CO Rhinoceropolis]

Matt Costa - Unfamiliar Faces
Verdict: Love (<)
First listen through, I was bored. Upon further review, I got awkwardly nostalgic, and really enjoyed it. At times sounding like a 4 person band version of the White Stripes w/ a horn section. Sometimes it sounds like a Scottish M. Ward (don't ask me why I think that, I just do)
Matt Costa - Emergency Call
Matt Costa - Trying to Lose My Mind
Matt Costa - Heart of Stone

Verdict: Love More (<3)
Believe the hype.
HEALTH - The Problem Is (Thrust Lab Remix)
HEALTH - Crimewave
HEALTH - Triceratops
HEALTH - Heaven

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
Verdict: Love (<) -
The root songs were pretty well done, but all the ridiculous jamming out was, I felt, unnecessary, and took away from my enjoyment of the album. But, it is Malkmus, who will probably never not be on top of his game.
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Baltimore
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - We Can't Help You

The Teenagers - Reality Check
Verdict: Like () +
Wow. Few bands have been so unexpectedly vulgar and dancy at the same time. It was fun, but not the explosion of fantasticasm I was expecting, especially with all the hype around them. Id still Love to seem them live however.
The Teenagers - Homecoming
The Teenagers - Sunset Beach
The Teenagers - Fuck Nicole

P.s. here's the stop-motion video for The Terrordactyls song with Kimya Dawson "Devices":

1 comment:

JJ said...

"But, it is Malkmus, who will probably never not be on top of his game."

im not really sure i understand that comment...


I thought it was a good album, but really id rather hear him sing. I guess what i am saying is...i miss pavement...