Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Freaky Things

I am at a loss for adjectives.  Holy hell.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Matter of Function

I had always wondered what had happened to Peter Adams.  
Apparently he's been writing for the Cincinnati ballet and film.  Holy crap!
I was obsessed with this album when it came out back in 2004. I had "The Disappeared" on loop for something like six months.  Yet here I am eight years after the fact finally googling him.  (What the hell is wrong with me?)  
Also, because I am lazy, a list of random reviews: http://www.tinderboxmusic.com/default.asp?page=154

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I Don't Need a New Life

"One Foot" from: Fun.--Some Nights
Infectious is the word that springs to mind.  Fun. can be obnoxious, yes (hellooo, Autotune!)-- but sometimes all you want is a catchy chorus and something to rattle your teeth with.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Try, Try to Get, Get Over It!

Archie Bronson Outfit has always fascinated me.  They're all kinds of 60's garage-noise-jangle and stabbing lovesick deranged-ness channeled through driving drum lines punctuated with Sam Windett's frantic vocal swagger.  He sounds unhinged.  Their first two albums bent towards obsessiveness through blues-influenced claustrophobic psychedelia.  Their third album? Well.  They took on producer Tim Goldsworthy--and took on a dance-punk sensibility that somehow manages to work.  It is the strangest thing, in a way, but not really all that shocking when you give it a go. 
Somehow it makes sense.

"Kangeroo Heart" from 2004's Fur

"Shark's Tooth" from 2010's Coconut

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I guess They're Coming to the Chorus Now

Sambassadeur, everyone! 
This is still such a lusciously hazy album.  I can't believe it's already 5 years old.
Oh! And Labrador is releasing a new digital single come August!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

All I Want

Presented without much comment, except that this is ridiculously awesome.  People keep comparing Denitza Todorova to MIA, but I think it's mostly a cop-out way of saying her first language isn't English. (C'mon people.)