Archive for July, 2006

Monday, July 31st, 2006

I truly believe this may be the greatest video I have seen in years. The new Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy release, “The Letting Go”, cannot come out fast enough. Will Oldham rides again. Video directed by Andy Bruntel. DOWNLOAD:MP3: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: Cursed Sleep ——————————————————————————————————www.bonnieprincebilly.com

Monday, July 31st, 2006

The influence of Glascow’s The Jesus & Mary Chain cannot be denied — their distinct brand of lush, thick feedback and distorted noise can be found on half of the albums you purchased the past decade. But that’s not why you should listen to them. While ultimately commercially ignored, the JAMC burned bright on the […]

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Admission: I’m no soccer-jock, so the constant references to one of Noir’s tunes being in the World Cup commercial are meaningless to me. But what I do know is that “Eanie Meany” is one of the finest sunshine/pop songs of the Summer. Nothing dark here. Instant pop goodness that sounds as if it could have […]

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

An Aquarium Drunkard holds anything released by Charlottesville, VA’s Yer Bird Records in high esteem, but this, the label’s fourth release, is by far it’s strongest. Yer Bird’s latest find, Philadelphia based Hezekiah Jones, weaves his musical quilt out of the same soft, acoustic cloth most recently and elegantly spun by the likes of Sam […]

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

It’s been a little over a week and a half now, and I still can’t get the sound-memory of Elvis Costello’s “I Don’t Want To Go To (Chelsea)” (backed and arranged by the masterful Allen Toussaint) out of my head. And that, dear reader, is good thing. The re-worked track I heard live in New […]

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

As a longtime Pavement devotee, the emerging details of the Matador Records Wowee Zowee reissue have me nearly frothing at the mouth. Nearly. In the meantime, a little live nuggett here and there should stave off the anticipation just enough to keep away the night sweats and the speaking in tongues. Feel me? Some Wowee […]

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

L.A. based Submarines are Jack Drag & Blake Hazard and they have a story to tell. It goes something like this: Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy writes songs about a love lost. Girl writes songs about a love lost. Separately. The story could end here, but the twist is that the two are […]