Monday, June 29, 2009

10 Newish Cuts

Enjoy ten great tracks that have made the rounds on my iPod the last couple months. 

Elvis Costello - The Crooked Line

The Handsome Family - Wild Wood

God Help the Girl - If You Could Speak

Malcolm Middleton - Subset of the World

Iggy Pop - Je Sais Que Tu Sais

Crocodiles – I Wanna Kill

Telekinesis! - Coast Of Carolina

Modest Mouse – Satellite Skin

Dark Night of the Soul – Daddy’s Gone

Papercuts - A Dictator's Lament

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wilco – Wilco (The Album)

Forget about all the things people expect Wilco to be. They’ve produced an amazing body of work with very few exceptions—maybe Sky Blue Sky was one of them—but even that was a pretty enjoyable listen. From album to album, they’ve been more country, more rootsy, more experimental (cheers to Jay Bennett), more whatever. I think there’s no masterplan here, they just make the kind of music that speaks to them. And Wilco (The Album) finds them doing it really well—a world-weary, well-oiled machine, that hasn’t lost its sense of humor.

Wilco (The Song)

Bull Black Nova

I'll Fight

Sunny Feeling

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Handsome Family – Honey Moon

What a delight the new Handsome Family has proven to be. I very much like the bits and pieces I’ve heard over the years, but somehow never really did much extended listening to their past albums—I think that’s about to change. Honey Moon is described as a celebration of Brett and Rennie Sparks’ marriage of 20 years, and there’s no denying the love is there. It’s a lush world budding with surprises, irony…and well…love. 

Little Sparrows

The Loneliness Of Magnets

June Bugs

Wild Wood