tsuruloosies and twofer Friday with All Creatures Will Make Merry by Meursault & The Monitor by Titus Andronicus!!! Hot diggity!

Photography by Scott James Prebble

WOOT! It’s mother-fucking Friday & I got an arm full of alligators!!!!  It’s what we’ve been working toward, right?  Another week of spending 5/7th’s of our lives waiting for the other 2/7th’s to begin?  WOOT?


Anyway, it’s been a pretty action-packed week musically & emotionally & whatever, so how about we end this bad boy with a bang?   I got just the right firecracker for ya, some tsuruloosies & a twofer Friday!!!  Now, where’s that real woot?


Ah, that’s better!  Let’s do this thing!!!!  First up, a fresh batch of tsuruloosies to get us up to speed to what’s hot & hyped on the interwebbal superhighway of info love & puff & stuffs!!!

As always, we rate these nuggets out of 5 wheelies!  By the way, for the roadies out there, if you do a wheelie, don’t bounce your bike around like this, you’ll just fuck your wheel up and honestly, wheelies aren’t that impressive unless you are, you know, like 8 years old.  Okay, enough preacherin’, let’s get on wif it!

Beach Fossils – Youth

Ah shit, off to a meh start.  It’s fine & stuff, but just kinda meh.  A bit too rainy-day sounding for me (today).

Blur – Fools Day

huh.  Again meh. *shrug*  C’mon folks, hit me with something!

Crystal Castles – Celestica

Okay, better.  This is pretty. I just wish the rest of the album was remotely tolerable, oh my.


I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but man… so many of these “hot songs” are just…. fucking boring.  Not bad, just zzzz.

MIA – Born Free

Without the video to distract us, we can actually listen to the song now!  Oh my. This sucks. Sorry. Heavy reverb/echo jibber-jabber over an annoying noise & drums?  Ugh. As the nasty bitches (male & female) say on that MTV channel, “NEXT!”

NOTE: Yeah, I still gots it!

Sleigh Bells – Tell Em

Okay, this one was ALL OVER THE TWITTERS.  I heard it was intense & epic & stuff.  Let’s see.  Not sure about intense & epic, but definitely fun!  And after those boring tracks (and that MIA thing), I’ll take it!

The Love Language – Heart to Tell

Woah, acoustic guitars? After the other songs, I thought we were knee deep in an electronic-week trend.  This is cute! Fun & cute! Sweet!  Now THIS is good for a sunny & gorgeous Friday, think we should we end this here, on a good note. This is sway your head side-to-side with a grin on your face music!  YAY you!  YAY me! YAY internet!

WOO!  Need to catch my breath there.

All…. right!  I don’t know about you, but I feel all caught up and hip and hyped and shit!  Movin’ on! We got two gems we just gots ta talk about today!  First up is the latest gem from Meursault, All Creatures Will Make Merry!

Yes, they really do have 40 u’s in their band name.  For christ’s sake, you’d think they were Canadian — wait a sec, are they?– with all the u’s.  Hell, Canucks even put a u where it doesn’t remotely belong just to get an “ou” action.

“Yogourt”?  Really Canada?  I mean, look, I do the “favourite” & “colours” thing, but yogurt is Y-O-G-U-R-T, no two ways about that one my dear frozen friends.

Anywhosal. The other day when Song, By Toad Records dropped a few tracks on us, we were pretty excited. This is one of those bands that just seems special, you know?  The band describes this effort at “epic lo-fi” and even though, as Toad said, that’s about as meaningless as saying they sound like chocolate pudding, I also can’t seem to come up with any other words for it.  Acoustic + lo-fi + homemade electronics + maybe an Irish folk flavour (yeah, “flavour”, but still, not yogourt) + fuck if I know.  My brain also wants to tie them in with Frog Eyes & Sunset Rubdown a little, though that’s not really accurate either.

(Ir)regardless… It’s pretty beautiful, but it is “an album”, I don’t think single tracks do it justice, but let’s give it a try anyway, eh?

1. Payday
2. Crank Resolutions
3. All Creatures Will Make Merry
4. Weather
5. One Day This’ll All Be Fields
6. What You Don’t Have
7. Another
8. New Ruin
9. Sleet
10. Song for Martin Kippenberger
11. A Fair Exchange

Some Meursault love: Myspace | Label

Ah! And here’s their last album on the lala’s!  Suh-weet.

And just like the post title and my general ramblings implied, nay stated, we ain’t done yet because we have also been listening to and loving the seemingly cantankerous The Monitor by Titus Andronicus

Cantankerous in that heavy-saliva type yelling way.  You can almost hear the slobber as he hollers out all his emotions that drip up and down his sleeve.

Yes, I know that doesn’t make much sense but chances are you follow me, eh?  Man, assuming a community mic, I would NOT want to go on after these guys without dipping that bad boy in some rubbing alcohol!

For some reason, when listening to The Monitor I hear a more cerebral Dropkick Murphys.  Weird, eh?  It’s not accurate, to be sure, but it’s my brain, and that’s just how my brain goes!  Maybe it’s the general aesthetic of his voice, matched with the working-man’s thematics (man, look at that word use!) that pull up the similarities?  Not sure, but it’s pretty wonderful.

1. A More Perfect Union
2. Titus Andronicus Forever
3. No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future
4. Richard II
5. A Pot in Which to Piss
6. Four Score and Seven
7. Theme From ‘Cheers’
8. To Old Friends and New
9. …And Ever
10. The Battle of Hampton Roads

Some Titus love: Myspace | Official | DOWNLOAD

Ah, and check it!  Here’s the whole damn thing on lala! Guess I’m in a lala state of mind, eh?


That’s it!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone, should be a busy one for me between riding and tsurufying (kinda like testifying, but much more debauchery oriented).  Much love & cheers,


5 comments for “tsuruloosies and twofer Friday with All Creatures Will Make Merry by Meursault & The Monitor by Titus Andronicus!!! Hot diggity!

  1. April 30, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    I hear the lala’s are shutting down. Sad day!

    Wonder why??

  2. April 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    fuckin steve jobs. they bought lala and now they are going to iTunes it. =P

  3. jp
    May 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    I can’t wait for the New M.I.A album to come out! Have you heard the newest single xxoo have a listen: http://www.musicvagabond.com/post/587934959/mia-xxoo

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