Find Me On:
and then I was like…yeah, i wanna listen to that, i guess. then i was like, oh so that’s what that would sound like. and then i went on with my day.
This just goes to show it’s not such a far cry between Death Cab and T. Swift. A helpful reminder for those of us with elitist tendencies.
Pun retroactively intended.
i think the success of Once–first as a movie, then as a Broadway musical–is also a telling precursor. I also think that this is one of the reasons why so many people have issues with Mumford and Sons–compared to Glen Hansard, every Mumford song sounds disingenuous. It’s a shame Swell Season aren’t together anymore, because Irglova and Hansard would have made a great “first couple” of indie-folk-rock-gone-mainstream.
Did Ryan Adams commission this post?
What is going on here? The pitch is all over the place–which is fine if you’re just bellowing over a Springsteen b-side but not when you’re covering a a stripped down folk song.
I look forward to reading Abebe’s article again in The Best Music Writing of 2013 collection.
Guys, Alt-J is a good band.
For better art criticism from Los Angeles, I recommend LA Canvas. A free monthly mag with good taste and a nice aesthetic.
You Can Call Me Al.
I like it, but I’m not immediately in love. That being said, I can’t wait to hear how it sounds as part of an album.
*In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)–Junior Boys
In The Morning (Hot Chip)–Junior Boys
Bowerbirds strong suit has always been their ability to create the sense of a landscape appearing before you as the song/album unfolds. They’ve certainly kept that up on this album and I love it for that.
comments on comments on comments= racks on racks on racks.
The problem with RS is they’ve always been so solo-centric, never taking into account the concept of creating atmosphere or mood, which is mostly created by rhythm guitar, while the lead ends up layering on more of what was already there. Don’t get me wrong, soloing has its merits– I’m not advocating for its removal from rock–but maybe we should be more impressed by emotional impact rather than technical prowess. That being said, here’s some folks that land on my list:
Nels Cline(a soloist!), Dave Longstreth, Johnny Greenwood, Elliott Smith, Laura Marling, Aaron Dressner