“Forget You”? More Sufjan, & finally Sunset Psalms by The Shivers!!!

Photography by curlytops

Okay… happy Friday and all but… before we begin, we got to discuss this.

“Forget You” instead of “Fuck You”? Really? “Fah-get”? Yes, I know censoring for radio stations still occurs, but c’mon. Word change-outs are the worse form of music censorship, don’t you think? Chaning “fuck” to “forget” completely kills the fun & impact & the viralnicity of the song. Better would’ve been clever blanking or, I don’t know, how about get creative and do really bad dubbing of stupid words like “fletch” or something.

But…. and this is crazy, I know, how about you just don’t change it. How about you realize that people get their music via iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, etc, be true to what you created, and let the dinosaur radio stations deal with turning down the volume at the scary f-word, s-word, and variation on the n-word.

Where “Fuck You” is a solid 4 to 4 1/2 wheelies out of 5…. “Forget You” is a solid dud. Sorry my friends. Lyrics matter.

Speaking of tsuruloosies…

We gots a new Sufjan song out on the loose! On the lamb!!!

Sufjan Stevens – Too Much

After a rather annoying start, it settles into a not quite as annoying song.  Not too shabby, but feels…. transitional.  I think that’s it on the Sufjan songs until the album rears it’s head!

So, with that, let’s get on with the reason for the season of the pleasin! Sunday Psalms by The Shivers!


Oh man, where the hell have these guys been all my life? Some kind of modern bluesy reincarnate of Lou Reed, with all the swagger you could hope for, bottled up into something called The Shivers? Why yes, you DO give me shivers, of awesomeness! I could almost see these guys setting up in an old abandoned church down in New Orleans, testifying their sweatiness for the few down-trodden parishioners that happen to wander by….. now THAT’S a revival I could believe in!

Open your hymnals to page 132 and enjoy!

Ah! But before we go….

HEY! How’s your fan sign for our contest coming???? You only got 8 days left to enter!!!!!! HURRY! HURRY HARD!!!

1. Yes And No
2. American Girls
3. Afrikaan Passport

THE SHIVERS: AFRICAN PASSPORT from Quiet Color on Vimeo.

4. Love You Like A Dog
5. Horses
6. Nothing At All
7. Shallow Water
8. Remain In The Pain Zone
9. Stare
10. Love Is Good #2
11. He Who Made You

And a little something from one of their solo albums…

truants from life from edward Lovelace on Vimeo.

Shivers love: Blog | Myspace (really guys, get a fucking Bandcamp page already)

Have a great weekend everyone! Go ride yer bikes, go take lots of pictures, and we’ll see you before long!


3 comments for ““Forget You”? More Sufjan, & finally Sunset Psalms by The Shivers!!!

  1. Leslieannelevine
    September 10, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    NO word on the new Decemberists tracks??

  2. September 10, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    WHAAAAAAAAAA???? Where???

  3. Amelia
    September 13, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    NEW SHIVERS ALBUM?! YESSSS!!!! It’s been like three years since I looked for/heard about them. I used to have them as pals on le myspace but since I never check that ever…Yeah. LOVE IT. Thanks, Tsuru!!

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