Sunday, June 24, 2007

We've been gone for a while, eh?


We're still alive.

I was starting to wonder about Trost, though. Ol'boy disappeared on me for a month or so.

I can't believe all of the love you guys are showing towards our humble little site. We really appreciate all the emails and comments. I know I've said it before, but I think we should be back for good this time.

I don't really know how to start back up. Maybe recap the big happenings of the past month or so?

The new Spoon album is good. "The Underdog" really is as fantastic as everyone keeps saying it is. The new LCD Soundsystem is my favorite album of the year so far, with "Someone Great" and "All My Friends" battling for favorite song of the year honors. I think I'll dedicate a whole post to LCD Soundsystem within the next few days. Maybe try to get you some b-sides or remixes you haven't heard or something. The new New Pornographers album has its moments, but honestly I lose interest after the first four tracks. What else? Hmmm. I just got the new Okkervil River album and the new Yeah Yeah Yeah's EP today, so I'll have something from those for you pretty soon. Oh, and the White Stripes... I keep hearing Icky Thump is a good album, and I have some b-sides from it...

What have we been listening to...

Pay the changer no mind. I haven't listened to the Wilco or Voxtrot albums for a long time. Both faded on me. Voxtrot just put out a weak album that should have been condensed to a fourth EP, and the Wilco album gets boring if you try to listen to it for more than 15 minutes at a time. I actually haven't listened to Kings of Leon or the Ponys in quite a while either. The only real constants for me have been Feist and LCD Soundsystem. I've also been listening to the new Bowerbirds album a bit. Then there's always a constant stream of new music: St. Vincent, BOAT, Seymore Saves the World, Bishop Allen, etc.

I don't even want to tell you what Trost has been listening to. It'll just bring you down. Sad bastard. He keeps telling me how good the new Magnolia Electric Co. album is though, and even though I've said in the past that I can only listen to them when I'm sad, I might have to give it a spin or two.

I feel like I need to reward you for reading all that.

Here's a little something from the new Okkervil River LP, The Stage Names, due out August 7th...

Okkervil River- Savannah Smiles

And even though you all probably already have these, they're pretty great, and I want anyone reading our blog to have them...

LCD Soundsystem- Someone Great

Spoon- The Underdog

3 mp3's isn't enough...

I got the new Josh Rouse album the other day (I was enticed, against my better judgement, by the great album title Country Mouse, City House), and, as expected, I'm not really digging it. I really do like the first track, though, so here it is:

Josh Rouse- Sweetie

Guess that's all for now. Keep checking back this week.

18 comments:

Frankie Lee said...

Nice to see you guys back... until I read that dig at the Wilco album. That thing is an absolute masterpiece. Bored of that, but you're listening to Feist? Come on now.

Frankie Lee said...

Almost forgot, you should try and get your hands on the Cold War Kids covering "A Change Is Gonna Come" at Bonnaroo.

Marly said...

New Pornographers, track number four: Best song ever.
Almost as good as track number two.

<3

Denton said...

frankie lee, are you serious? The Cold War Kids cover of "A Change is Gonna Come" is one of the worst covers I've ever heard. The first time I heard it I seriously cringed, and it takes really, really bad music to make me do that. Factor in which particular song was being desecrated, and I think BBTR has another band to add to the "Bands that suck" list.

I do kind of take back what I said about Wilco, though. It's not boring so much as it is just not that interesting.

Denton said...

Marly... ur cute.

Frankie Lee said...

I don't know, maybe it was the mushrooms but I dug it at the time. I'll go listen again... and I second Marly being cute, even though the New Pornographers suck.

Marly said...

Denton, I'm happy you like the New Pornographers. You're cute.

Denton said...

Can I have your phone number? Maybe we can hang out, listen to tracks 2 and 4 on the new new pornographers album over and over?

Trost said...

Quit creeping out the readers, you two.

Denton said...

You're killin my game...

Frankie Lee said...

Well said Trost. Denton, look at the mug of yours and then her pretty little face. She's just being nice. It's bad enough you guys post every once in a blue moon, don't subject us to your lame pickup attempts now.

Frankie Lee said...

By the way, the Cold War Kids cover of Sammy Cooke sucks, you were dead right. It was the mushrooms.

Trost said...

Yeah, D, I'm sure she's already got a boyfriend. Probably some meathead soccer player. The cute ones always do.

Denton said...

Ha ha...

Timeshare Resales said...

I do kind of take back what I said about Wilco, though. It's not boring so much as it is just not that interesting.
Timeshare Resales

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