I haven’t posted in about a year – just been too busy – so I thought I’d breathe a little life into the blog with a snippet about what I’m listening to these days … and the funny ways whereby one hears about new music. Anyway, here’s the list:
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy. These Scots are playing their classic ’85 album in full at a Miami concert on Friday, so I wanted to brush up on the disc.
Lykke Li, I Never Learn. Heard it on a plane while traveling overseas. Needed a break from watching, er, suffering through Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Wildcat! Wildcat!, No Moon at All. The self-titled EP is slightly better, but to me, these guys still sound like the second coming of MGMT (who are really just derivative of a number of ‘60s psych groups). Recommendation from a friend.
n. Lannon, Falling Inside. Heard “Another Love” on a local college radio station and was hooked on this ex-Film School guitarist’s brand of electronic-folk. Why are so many great artists coming out of San Francisco right now?
Young Marble Giants, Colossal Youth. Minimalist release from obscure Welsh band that was suggested to me by a student and apparently gave birth to modern “twee.” The kid also tells me it was an influence on Kurt Cobain, but then again, he’s in high school, so…
Kurt Vile, B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down. Super-excited for the new record from Vile, who made my personal Best of 2013 list with Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze (#1, in fact).
Amy Winehouse, Frank. I’m still reeling somewhat from the Amy documentary. A fine reminder of her talent before all the hoopla set in and did its damage.
P.S. I know this collection is particularly white, and I know I should use Spotify, Pandora, etc., more, but I’m never on my laptop or phone for long enough periods of time. Any other suggestions out in the Webosphere?