Spirituals - This cover is like T.S. Eliot at Circus Pizza drinking Jamba Juice with a power shot of melted crayons. The track, “Wanderings,” is driving but slightly repetitive button-pressing hyperwave.
Albums in current rotation:
-The Black Keys - “Brothers”
-The Radio Dept. - “Clinging to a Scheme”
-Crystal Castles - “Crystal Castles”
-The National - “High Violet”
-Delorean - “Subiza”
-The Tallest Man on Earth - “The Wild Hunt”
Songs I like lots right now:
Levek - "Loon and the Lion"
A cool song written by a bus driver. (I had a really cool bus driver myself once, so I can believe it. Her name was Ann and she used to have contests like “wacky hair day” and she’d pull over every time the Macarena came on and make us dance it.) At first this song sounds like a Bon Iver rip-off on a ukelele but after the first 45 seconds, this crazy layer of knife sharpening and loon calls rolls in and it’s like suddenly the song is drunk and comfortable in its silky robe and wicker chair and it makes you feel good.
Buffalo Moon - "Beach Boy"
This band is so local that I actually know them. Wow! Bossa nova mixed by the synesthetic electro-craziness of New Tectonics studio, this bilingual band is best when singer Karen Freire lets her naturally deep voice get high and flirtatious.
Sleigh Bells - “Tell ‘Em”
Another cool album cover, no? I love Sleigh Bells a lot considering they don’t even have an album. This song makes me think about space cannons, glitter, spray paint and boxing gloves, all things i like a lot. It’s not as cool as “Crown on the Ground,” but both share the same mix of violence and feminine prettiness that is really missing in indie music.