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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.

chia

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2 Comments »

  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:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 last.fm 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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