Monday, March 05, 2012
It's pickled pepper, asshole
More selections from my personal Top 40
"Genesis" - Grimes. While I'm not so hot on the rest of this buzz record, I love this heaping helping of originality.
"Simon Says" - Dare Dukes with Jim White - Not exactly sure what Jim White is doing on this track but it's the best one of Dare's latest collection. Elliot Smith fans should take note.
"Shout it In" - Dirty Ghosts - Ska's not my normal thing but this one rises above the regular stuff and has a cool little underproduced garage feel to it as well.
"Lions of Least" - Pontiak. This is the album I was hoping for from Howlin' Rain - guitar heavy psyche that doesn't crumble into jam band land. Nice warm self-recording feel to it, no compression, just mics up to amps and drumheads.
"Settle Down" - Yalls. An almost perfect cut from a band with this week's best name. Vintage electronics hybridized with organ and chanted, almost Meat Puppetish vocals. Who-ah-whoa.
"While We're Young" - April March - from the nth reissue of this classic girl garage band album. Worth seeking the vinyl.
"Idiom Wind" - Zammuto. It was only a few weeks ago that I was raving about Zammuto's FucC3PO. This is a beast of a different color yet still fresh and pleasing to these ears. While this is Nick Zammuto's song, it's a showcase for the drummer's precise percussion.