Oh how I miss What. I really enjoyed the James Blake as well. It was the first time I'd even heard song by him, so it was not what I was expecting.
We've got a potentially good January in front of us with Akron/Family, the Decemberists, Cake, Cage The Elephant all coming out with albums. I've got hope Radiohead is going to give us a New Years gift.
This new Decemberists record sounds like the product of an oddly sedate three-way between Peter Buck, Neil Young and Gary Louris. Which is to say it's pushing all my buttons.
Never been much of a Decemberists fan; don't care for Meloy's voice (find it kind of grating) or their subject matter (find it a bit too self-consciously quirky/twee/affected) but for whatever reason I'm on my fourth listen of this record today.
Gillian is a nice addition, and man, can you feel Peter Buck's hands all over this thing...that second track is totally "Talk About the Passion". Not that I'm complaining.
Post by puroshaggy on Jan 10, 2011 11:53:44 GMT -5
Highly anticipating the next Portugal. The Man. Third record in 3 years due shortly and after the short, sharp pop of Satanic and the noisy, dirty pop of American, I am very interested to see where they go next. Considering that their live shows have been jammy and heavy on the riffing, it seems like we may see a return to roots of sort. And then to see them tear it up at Roo!
As mentioned a couple posts above, new DBT's album in mid February. Best thing I'm aware of right now
Used To Be A Cop off the new DBT is a slow, sultry, dirty burner! The energy on this one track tops anything off The Big To Do! I heard the album as a whole is a more acoustic affair, but if the energy is as tense as this track, this album should be a step up from the last.