Episode #77 will have to wait until next week, but that’s not because I lack ideas or opinions.
- I’ve never really been much of a Strokes fan, but a friend gave me the band’s new album, Angles, last week. It leaves me with the same feeling I get from good Coldplay songs–while they may be decent, the singer sounds like he’s still just singing for girls. I truly don’t know what to think. The last half is decent, veering into some moody synth rock, but the first half i’s still just so dang mediocre.
- I’ve been on a Paul McCartney kick this week, but I don’t think my wife minds.
- The new Low album is growing on me, a little. But mostly the Velvet Underground-ish songs. Surprise, surprise.
- Katy and I visited Earwaxx Records on Record Store Day last week. We picked up the new record by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Guess that makes us hipsters now.
- I discovered Bobby Gillespie’s pre-Jesus and Mary Chain band, The Wake, this week. It was an early-80s band on Factory Records that sounded an awful lot like Movement-era New Order. Its first album, Harmony is a great, albeit derivative, album that Beach Fossils would love to make.
- Dig The Pitch‘s pictures from Zebedee’s RPM on Record Store Day.
- I heard Cut Copy’s song, “Corner of the Sky,” on Michael Moore’s show last weekend, and it was amazing.
- I just got Scarlet Youth‘s EP, Breaking the Patterns, on eMusic. This band is so freaking good. I may have to break up My Science Fiction Twin because this band just made our dream album for us.