After listening to For 12 several times a day over the last 2 weeks i decided to post it on the blog and just as i always do when writing a little something on a band i've discovered, i spend some time on Other Lives' website first. To see of i can hear some more music & maybe learn a little about the band and the albums they have released or might be working on. This evening i found the player above with 3 songs from their recently released record Tamer Animals (which is also the title for the least appealing track if you ask me..) and that makes 3 great songs i have heard of this band now. Unfortunately, that record is only released in the USA so far, Europe will have to wait till (don't hold your breath) August 29! There is a possibility i've forgotten about them by then, but who knows.. For 12 is truly a great song and the other 2 are good enough to help me remind this European release by the time it's August.
Chamberlin knows how to write a decent emo-rock song. That may sound bad, but it's not. The 2 songs above are probably the best songs of their debut album Bitter Blood, released on March 1st. Though i have to admit i have not heard the entire album, but there are several songs to be listened on their website and these 2 are definately my favourites. The singer has a great voice and it really works well with the music, which for some reason takes me back to my youth and reminds me of something i haven't heard in a while, yet not knowing what it is that this is linking me back to.. Anyway, based on these 2 great songs Chamberlin deserves to be heard, they've been getting a lot of airtime @pluginbaby and i'm definately gonna continue following their progress and new music they might release.
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has released his latest solo-album this week, called (you guessed it) Demolished Thoughts (produced by Beck!). And with me not being a very big fan of Sonic Youth (despite all the credits they deserve, i just never got around to really listening to them, who knows i might love their music..) i was not expecting to much of this to be honest. But i am pleasantly surprised by the 2 sweet songs that were pre-released, which you can hear up there. If i had to describe Sonic Youth with as little as i know about it, i would use the word 'noise', so i was really amazed by the complete abscence of it in these 2 songs. Especially Circulation is an amazing song, with a certain tense and urge in it, i simply can not get enough if it.
You can hear the entire album online, as it's being streamed by NPR, and as i said, it has hit the stores already. So if it takes your fancy, get your copy today (i sound like a bad advertisement now, don't i?). My iTunes has just informed me that it's done, it's 7.35 now and the 1st buy is in. This just might become a really bad day for my bankaccount, but a great day for my record collection..
It does bother me a little when a band does not really do anything with their website, because in these modern times it is the perfect way to connect with your fans. And i'm pretty sure The Golden Dogs have fans, cuz their music is good enough for it! Permanent Record is a great song and i'm really curious about the rest of the recently released album Coat Of Arms. Too bad they're really making it hard for me to get it (you seem to be living in ... (it actually gave me dots), please wat a few secs so we can forward you to a website that is about other bands and still will not offer you an option on hearing or downloading or buying our album... pfff...
This Radical Face-song is fairly old, but since i've just discovered it tonight and can't stop playing it over and over again, i'm still just gonna go ahead & put it on here. Cuz it's all about discovering music and i'm pretty sure this one has gone fairly unnoticed so far. The 1st real Radical Face record is promised to be released somewhere around September, which is good because i can see myself walking around in a dark rain with the wind blowing the dead leaves all around my head while listening to this fantastic song (and hopefully great record).
This new track by punkband Black Lips, released somewhere last week, is the perfect Monday Morning Kick-Off for this week. You can sing along really easy, you know you have to play it really loud and & you can dance to it. which i was doing just now. Have a good week!