Man o’ man… tough to post today. So much music, where do you begin?? I’ve got about 4 albums I’m cycling through today, all of which I’m loving! One, over the holidays, I got a $50 gift card to the loverly iTunes (they STILL aren’t using mp3s?? what the fuck?) where I grabbed two Okkervil River albums I hadn’t got around to yet. Can’t figure out why this band isn’t about 100 times bigger than they are….
So what’s that leave? A few more, but I need to save something for the week! Let’s go with………. yeah, Aaron Thomas and his brilliant new albumFollow The Elephants. Yeah, Australia needs a little loving, a little TLC. With a voice that reminds me of Thom Yorke from that Radiohead band a few people seem to dig, but here, it’s matched up with intelligent acoustic-driven pop that’s touched by jazz, rock, and a smidge of country. Good times…
Tell you what… listen to “Wasted Or Crazy”, the melody, the horns, his voice, and try not to smile. Yeah, I didn’t think so!
I’ll never fall asleep again
I’ll never close my eyes in front of you
You must be mad
or wasted, I
never muttering off a word
I’ll try to hide the ugliness of the world
but you can’t do that
your wasted or