Monday, July 9, 2007

A few songs for your pondering pleasure:

1. Magazine - My Tulpa
2. Menomena - Evil Bee
3. Liechtenstein - Stalking Skills
4. Girls at Our Best! - It's Fashion
5. Radio Birdman - What Gives?
6. Big Moe - Purple Stuff
7. The Jessica Fletchers - Let's Get Together

Since there are seven songs, it probably would have been more appropriate to post this on Saturday (7/7/07, which was also National Hoop [as in Hula-] Day). In any case, they are good so listen to them and probably the respective albums they are on.

Also, I'd like to plug the Black Lips' album, Let it Bloom. If you were around in the heydey of gritty psych-inspired Detroit garage rock, and you were into that kind of thing, you'd have hoped every new band you went to see or whose record you bought sounded just like the Black Lips on this album. It's so gritty, but so beautiful. It's noisy, but so damn melodic. And I heard that at one of their SXSW shows the singer (or guitarist) spit into the air, caught it, and made out with the guitarist (or singer). That has to be the most rock and roll thing I've ever heard*. Fuck the Strokes, fuck the White Stripes. The Black Lips are the saviors of rock and roll. And they're fucking from Atlanta!? What the fuck!? Take that New York, Detroit, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Boston, DC, London, Manchester, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Tokyo, Sao Paolo, Montreal, Copenhagen, San Francisco (San Fucking Francisco!), Los Angeles (Los Fucking Angeles), and hail to the ATL. It's more than just Outkast and TI, apparently.

*though the title of "Most Rock and Roll band name still belongs to Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem from the Muppets

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