I’ll never fall asleep again

Photography by puRity

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….

Then there is Peanut’s obsession (and now mine) Liam Finn. But you know… he did such a wonderful job on that post, why do I need to echo it? Just go there and show Peanut’s crew & Liam some love, eh?

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 album Follow 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!

Aaron Thomas – 01 Descending
Aaron Thomas – 02 Any More
Aaron Thomas – 03 Clattering
Aaron Thomas – 04 Wasted Or Crazy

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

Aaron Thomas – 05 Far From Home.mp3

Besides the album, can’t find where this guy hides online, found his myspace here and an emusic link… so go show him some love now!

3 comments for “I’ll never fall asleep again

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  3. Anonymous
    February 1, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    I liked Aaron very much, thanks!!!

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