Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tell Me What It's Worth
Friday, January 25, 2008
Fast forward to 2008, and finally there is a follow-up due sometime this year – supposedly called My Drug Hell 2 – released by a rinky-dink label called Forthesakeofthesong. I’ve heard about half of the forthcoming release and it’s really great, picking right up with their strongly 60’s influenced sound.
Here are a couple tracks, the first off the new one, and the second is one of my favorites from their debut.
Mysteries of Love
Friday, January 18, 2008
Distortion works well with shared vocals by Merritt and Shirley Simms. It gets the songwriting balance right between sincerity and comedy. Highlights include: California Girls, Too Drunk to Dream, The Nun's Litany, and Drive On, Driver, which you'll find below.
Drive On, Driver
Thursday, January 10, 2008
After what I consider to be a bit of a misstep with Pretty in Black, The Raveonettes are back with Lust Lust Lust. This latest effort is a candy-coated confection of sex and guitar fuzz, which is precisely what I’ve always found most appealing about them. Solid Solid Solid is the verdict for their fourth outing.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Think My Bloody Valentine and New Order, updated with a thoroughly modern sound.
This Aching Deal
Can't Go Back
Shimmering songs dripping with a whispy, psychedelic haze.
The Octopus Project
If you’re going to be an instrumental band, it helps to have interesting instrumentation.
Bees Bein' Strugglin'