Saturday, March 10, 2012
Oh, my death car
More excursion into recently released music...
"Generals" - The Mynabirds - Garage punk anthem for a protest.
"For Awhile" - Mansions on the Moon - This is a chillout dream-pop style single that has a degree of stylization and warmth to distinguish it from the pack.
"Pale Blue Eyes" - The Kills - This band makes it look so easy and perhaps that's the best description of a band on top of its game. Mossheart (vocals) and Jamie Hince (slide-ish guitar) create a perfectly balanced conversation in this sort of alt-country blues ballad (let's say Lucinda Williams could cover it easily). This comes from the Last Goodbye EP.
"Jesus Christ" - My Best Fiend - A country spiritual with indie attitude.
"Matchstick" - Amercan Royalty - Follows a construct of a jam-band song but without too much noodling and a wierd processed percussive guitar.
"Heavy Flowers" - Blaudzun - Epic gloomy ballad from Dutch songwriter who named his band after a 70's athlete
"Eyes" - The Kabeedies - Happy dappy pop-punk with a great drum track. If they didn't multi-track the bridge/break at the 1:45 mark, then I'm doubly impressed.
"Telephone" Beth Jeans Houghton - another piece of gold from Miss Jeans with on-target lyrics ("so if you're lonely / call me dear / you have a telephone / and I have ears ") and a nice acoustic drum track. Not on her recent album but definitely belongs in your playlist.