Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Deerhunter- Rainwater Cassette Exchange

It’s only a five song EP, but the punch it packs is harder than an asphalt sandwich.
The opening title track bounces in and out like a beach ball in the Atlantic. Disappearing Ink is a more up tempo and a jarring bass line. My personal favorite off the 15 minute album is the fun yet ghostly whimpering Famous Last Words. Kind of repetitive, but it makes the song so appealing. Game of Diamonds may be the Debbie downer of the 5 songs, but it’s still good. It’s just a little slower but a nice segue to Circulation which jumps right on track with the first three songs.

Listen…buy, etc.

Deerhunter- Circulation.mp3

Deerhunter- Famous Last Words.mp3

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

I am really enjoying the new Grizzly Bear album this on this beautiful Saturday. Just got it this morning and have listened to it three times. This is a band that is able to take 50'sish music and make the hair on my neck stand. Truly timeless. I dont play guitar, but if i did i would want it to sound like this. Its beautiful. The stands out for me are "Two Weeks", "While You Wait for the Others", "Ready, Able" and "About Face", but they're all extremely great and the standouts could change as i continue to listen. I thought Yellow House was a good album, but wasnt crazy about it like i know others were. I'll definitely be going back listen.
Buy the album. Two tracks to wet the appetite