|New Music Tuesday!
||[Aug. 30th, 200510:02 pm]
I spent too much money today. But it's worth it as $40 of it was three cds. Here're my first glance reviews.
- Death Cab for Cutie's Plans: So beautiful. I'm on my second round of listening to it and am adoring it. Not a disappointment. I can hardly even articulate this much of how I love it. It's interesting because it does sound fairly different from Transatlanticism, and in fact has taken steps toward Postal Service. The single is catchy, and an obvious choice for a single, but it is by far not the strongest song. I really enjoy the first track, "Marching Bands of Manhattan", "Brothers on a Hotel Bed", and "Crooked Teeth" right now. It'll need another few listens before any definite favorites emerge though.
- John Vanderslice's Pixel Revolt: Sounds like Eels mixed with Ben Folds. I love this. I had heard a few tracks off of it when it came into the station. Erika first played it for me when she got an advance copy from her brother (who got it from Jason from Death Cab, same label), and immediately loved what I'd heard. When it was officially in, I listened to more and kept on loving it. Most of the tracks have the usual combo of guitar, drums, piano - but thrown in for fun will be bells, xylophones, maraccas, and a bunch of instruments I don't even know. If you hear only a few tracks: "Continuation" (a murder mystery ballad), "Exodus Damage", and "CRC 7173, Affectionately". Supremely amazing.
- A Band of Bees Free the Bees: Another one that came into the station first. I haven't been able to hear the full album continuously yet, but everything' I've heard from the station has been great. Sadly it was stolen a couple weeks ago and I couldn't get the chance to hear it all. What I liked though was "This is the Land", "Hourglass", and "Go Karts". They're a mix of Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, and The Monkees. That is pretty darn groovy.