Perfect indie rock has hit me again like a pile of feathers in a pillow fight. Really, I get to experience fun like this again?
Throw Me The Statue draws quick comparisons with Bishop Allen: smart, fun indie music that keeps you satisfied both via hooks, bridges and other tools of construction as well as with interesting lyrics. You're bound to have fun but also to be hooked enough to keep listening even when the bells and hand-claps subside.
If you're ready to have fun, Lolita and About to Walk will keep your boots shining proud*.
>>> "Lolita" (via MediaFire.... like zshare)
>>> "About to Walk"
>>> "Yucatan Gold"
>>> "A Mutinous Dream"
>>> le space
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Hold on to your heartstrings. This is The Shocking Pinks. The brainchild of ex-Brunettes drummer Nick Harte & one of the most promising new-comers to the DFA collective. Maybe even the best New Zealand import since the sweet potato. And YES there name is taken from the John Hughes classic Pretty In Pink. If that disways you [which it shouldn't!], or the fact that the name may yield some pretty unwanted search results, let me assure you all that his self-titled debut is chalk full of tasteful genre-bending sweetness: the sulking guitar layers of a shoegazer epic, the naked honesty of a lo-fi love song, oh & there's real drums? Way to finally champion the "non-electronic" DFA!
(for lack of any other way to describe it)
Tragedy never sounded so good.. :
>> Shocking Pinks - s/t [stream]
>> Shocking Pinks : Singles + Remixes [stream]
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday night Santa Cruz witnessed the splendor that is Architecture in Helsinki live. Now, I do really like quite a few songs from AIH, but nothing they've recorded anywhere compares to what they're like live. Their live performances really showcase how talented and fun and personable the group is. Kellie Sutherland is the name of the adorable girl from the group that doned a Koala-bear face sweatshirt (see above) with frosting leggings. If you don't know, she makes me swoon. Before the concert I looked her up personally and found an old girl band of hers called Your Wedding Night. Based on how they don't have a myspace or website or anywhere to get their song other than iTunes, I'm assuming they've split up. (although it doesn't help that they have a really common phrase for a band name that sometimes brings up porn on a search)
The reason I mention this defunct group is that they have a really awesome indie pop song called L-A-C-H-L-A-N that makes me way too excited. It's about this super fly guy named Lachlan and all the girls that fawn over him. If you don't trust me that this song is really fun and cute (duhhhhh), check out one of the stand out lyrics: "That boy he can please us like 4 kinds of cheeses"
Uh gahhhH. It actually sounds better when Miss Adorable Girl AU sings it, but hey, I can only do so much with blogger text.
Do yourself a favor and download the hot track via Z-share thanks to yours truly.