Photography by 5letters…
Absolutely gorgeous outside. Cool, clear, sunny, gorgeous. It actually started yesterday making the ride home just amazing. Flew home! Baby had a hankerin’ for lobster, go figure. Pretty interesting. Then last night I went back to work on not one, but two mixtapes!
One, a collabo for fellow Columbus bloggeroni Katie Pierce over at Heavy Percussion and a mixtape challenge by Amanda over at Tadpole Audio. Katie & I’s mixtape should be going up this week if the good lard’s a-willin’ and the creeks don’t rise, my mixtape for Amanda should be up on Monday! Not going to spoil the surprises but both should be on this side of the word Epic!
But for now, we got ourselves something new & just bad fucking ass…. A little something called Wild Smile by Suckers!
I came upon these guys pretty ignorant. I have no idea who they are and with a name like Suckers, I actually was envisioning them to be more in the vein of Super Suckers (GREAT live band, btw), but, you know, less “super”. Funny how the brain works. Well anyways, I was wrong. But, like I always say, if I had a dollar for every band I didn’t know, I’d be rather rich. I mean, with technology these days, anyone with a computer, or hell, even a smartphone, and the ability to make a noise into the device can have a band! Nuts.
Really can’t explain this one, it’s got a quirky pop/rock thing going on, some Afro-influences maybe ala Talking Heads, a bit of Wild Beasts in them (see “You Can Keep Me Runnin’ Around”), maybe a hint of the melodic-side of Animal Collective? I don’t know.
What do you call this? Just amazing? That doesn’t seem to do justice. It just kind of envelopes you and pulls you into the woods, at night, with a giant bonfire, some strung up lights, chiming & lens flare, as you dance around, smile, and remember the night forever.
How’s that work for you?
Music Savage has some great post up about los Suckers here, check it out! So, between that & below, you got more than enough options to get this sucker in your orifices! Hell, they even got a Daytrotter Session up (thank you Amy for the heads up!) So, you know, enjoy!
01. Save Your Love For Me
02. Black Sheep
03. Before Your Birthday Ends
04. You Can Keep Me Runnin’ Around
05. A Mind I Knew
06. Roman Candles
07. It Get Your Body Movin’
09. King of Snakes
10. 2 Eyes 2 C
11. Loose Change
And some soundcloud goodness!!!