Sunday, February 20, 2005

Talking Heads

Sand in the Vaseline
I feel like I've had my head in the vaseline. Where have I been? There's a bunch of bands that I've only gotten into of late, that I never knew were so great. I wouldn't have bought their albums because I am—or I thought I was—more interested in fresh stuff. But I got a heap of mp3s from a friend—including this best of album and a bunch of Dylan, Leonard Cohen, The Clash, etc.—and I'm realizing how much music is already out there that I've missed. This development isn't really helping, though, as I was already feeling deluged...

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News

It's always heartwarming--and earwarming--when a band just keeps getting better. I had a long obsession with their previous album, "The Moon and Antarctica" (yeah), then got burnt out. "Good News" brought me back.

If you get into them too, I wouldn't bother digging into their back catalog.

Check their redesigned website, featuring a hummingbird in sync with the backing vocals and, and in their new store, the totally unnecessary Modest Mouse medical ID bracelet.

Clips from all the songs on "Good News" are available at their label's official band site.