August 25, 2009

New Musics: August 09′

Filed under: Music — Robert John Ed @ 1:34 am

Did some Amazon ordering as of late:

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: This is one of those bands everyone seems to like a lot and I’ve never listened to them. On initial rotation, I don’t necessarily get what all the hubbub is about. Good? Yes. Fanatically endearing? At this point no. Chia like, it may well grow.

Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary: This one is really eccentric. Reminds of Arcade Fire vocals and a lot of really eclectic sounds; I have a good feeling about it. Definitely a lot of things on this worth listening to, and an album that will certainly take time to fully mentally digest.

The National, Boxer: Picked this up on a recommendation from a fellow classmate. He was right, it’s really interesting. Chilled out, deep vocals and a somber musical cadence create a very unique sound from this NY band of brothers. Rockable and repeatable.

The Hold Steady, Stay Positive: Another NY band, the first time I heard these guys was on the I’m Not There soundtrack (which is phenomenal, btw). I didn’t really get into their version of “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window;” dude’s voice just didn’t do it for me. It is a very distinct voice. Their full album is a little better, more upbeat, but still not necessarily my cup of tea.




  1. The Hold Steady is Brooklyn by way of Mpls. Mr. Finn and Mr. Kubler played together in the influential twin cities band Lifter Puller:

    Amusingly, almost every song from the first three THS records includes references to Minnesota. ‘D4 is for the lovers’ damn straight.

    Comment by LFTRPLLR — August 25, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  2. Thanks for the pointer. I had seen that they were from MPLS a bit ago when reading their profile and a band member referenced Brother Ali & Atmos as big influences (as well as Sage and Aesop…) Anyway, maybe I’ll check out some old Lifter Puller stuff.

    Comment by Robert John Ed — August 26, 2009 @ 2:49 am

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