Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Link Of The Year!

The Year in Review, according to Shawn and Getting to Maybe.

Great post! Be sure to check it out.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Albums I'm looking forward to

2007 version:

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City. new full-length for this busy band. lots of bonus material since we all first partyed to Silent Alarm, so i expect this one to be viewed pretty critically in the world at large. first single is good but not great. definitely no "banquet." i'm hopeful it'll surpass expections.

Earlimart - new one. (not sure what it's called) Love love love this little band out of Southern Cali. saw them a whole bunch in san fran. Three songs from the new album linked via Pitchfork. all reeking of greatness. "Everybody Knows Everybody," "Don't Think About Me," "Nevermind the Phonecalls." this one's gonna be the breakthrough.

Broken Social Scene - Live in Ft. Lauderdale. (I wish!!)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder. sounds fucking awesome! totally weird, totally cooky. produced by Dave Fridmann of Flaming Lips and Mogwai fame, you knew it had to kill. so far, with three tracks leaked (the best on myspace), it sounds as weird as you'd expect. i recently called Arcade Fire "music from mars," this is music from Jupiter. can't wait for the full release.

Air - Pocket Symphony. Always a time of celebration when a new Air record comes out. Will they continue to be beyond-words-awesome? I'm sure they will.

The Postal Service - ? (it could happen. there's been murmurings.)

The Clientele - God Save the Clientele such a weird, moody band. seems like they're going to be in a good mood for this one. can't wait to hear the results.