January 22, 2008
Ok, so where the hell have I been? I totally just discovered St. Vincent. I’ve seen the album around (the gorgeous young lady with red lips and wild, wiry curls standing in front of a gray backdrop), but I just kept thinking, ehhh maybe not? I hadn’t heard not a single song, mind you. I was just avoiding it because that’s what I do on occasion to new artists. In hopes that someone will do my work for me and tell me if it’s good or whatever. I did my homework, ladies and gents, and you know what? It’s good!
So here’s to being slow and too fast, too. Check out the sounds below.
Tegan and Sara (FYI… twins still creep me out, but whatever, I’m over it)
Relief Next To Me.mp3
My most overlooked last year (still, cuz I’m kinda slow)
Mistaken For Strangers.mp3
Can’t hardly wait for more
Cat Power ‘Jukebox’
Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk.mp3
These New Puritans <-Hurry up and release an album available in the US, pweaze!
Santogold <- Same to you, Ms. Santogold
November 13, 2007
Yep, I love them. And I love them because
1. Their songs are infectiously darling
2. There are black kids in the band the Black Kids
Those two points are running neck and neck for ultimate reasons why I like this new band. And they’re precious looking (I want to become instant bffs with the lot of them!).
But what do they sound like? Think early The Shins given a healthy pinch of lo-fi power pop and female doo-wop backup singers (a wee bit reminiscent of their contemporaries The Go! Team).
Read the KEXP blog entry for the Black Kids ‘I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You’ song of the day. (Psst! I think KEXP might have just as much of a band crush on them as I have!)