Friday, June 24, 2011

Matt and Kim, The Go Team!, and Minutemen

I am liking Matt and Kim's high energy Sidewalks album. Check out the video for "Cameras" and while you are at it, please comment what you think the video is about. How does it mesh with the lyrics?

The album Rolling Blackouts by the Go Team is finally starting to sink in with me, after not feeling that strongly about it with the first couple of listens. One of my favorites is "Secretary Song" featuring Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof:

"Punk Rock Changed Our Lives" I've been listening to Minutemen's 1984 classic Double Nickels on the Dime lately. Here is one of my favorites off the album, "History Lesson Part II":

Friday, June 17, 2011

6/17/2011: Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, and Others

Here are a few of the albums I got this week that are new to me:

Paul Simon: Surprise, 2006

Wow! I forgot about what a genius Paul Simon was until I saw him perform on SNL in May. Those were some great performances. I don't have "So Beautiful or So What" yet but I got "Surprise," his previous album. It features one of his most beautiful songs, "Father and Daughter." So, Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! I love when he tears up at 2:06 in this performance of the song:

Suzanne Vega: Close-Up Vol.1, 2010

This album features a beautiful version of Gypsy, one of my favorite songs by Suzanne Vega:

Morrissey: You are the Quarry, 2004
Tori Amos: Scarlet's Walk, 2002
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Nocturama, 2003
Lisa Loeb: Cake and Pie, 2002
Dick Dale: Guitar Legend, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Kaputt by Destroyer

The beginning to the video for "Kaputt" is hilarious. I laughed hard when I first saw it. The Destroyer album "Kaputt" is interesting to say the least. I didn't want to like it. The smooth jazz sound at first was bewildering but then it actually grew on me.

Always Spring by I'm From Barcelona

I'm enjoying the new album "Forever Today" by I'm From Barcelona. It features another set of upbeat songs that will keep you happy ... maybe too happy! Here is the video for their first single "Always Spring"

Super Duper Rescue Heads! by Deerhoof

I keep expecting Deerhoof to disappoint me for some reason, but they never do. "Super Duper Rescue Heads!" is a cute catchy song that is one of my favorites right now. Just try to get it out of your head ... it's infectious!

The Last Living Rose by PJ Harvey

I recently got "Let England Shake" by PJ Harvey. After watching a few of her songs at Coachella, I wasn't sure what I was going to think of the album. It is still growing on me, but "The Last Living Rose" is a stand-out on the album for me so far. It makes me both wish and not wish that I was from England! Watch her performance on Conan:

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