Music That's Better Than You. Week 1
|The following was original posted on 5/3/06 on Last.Fm|
This is the maiden voyage of a brand new weekly jump-off in which I will school you in all of the music that you will need to live a healthy, well rounded, long and succesful life. Come back next Wednesday for another four or five recommendations. Now please, enjoy some music that is way better than you:
If the rumors are to be believed the creative duo piloting this project is barely old enough to legally drink in these Unite States. So for those of you who still think life is fair this should be the last nail in the coffin.
Metal Hearts put out their first album this year on Suicide Squeeze.
Sounds Like: Carissa's Weird would if instead of turning into Band of Horses they took some production cues from The Notwist
No really, sounds like: Soft rythmic indie to sleep or weep to.
[MP3] Metal Hearts - Socialize
[HOME] Metal Hearts
Have you heard of The Promise Ring?
Haha ‘course you have, you’re not some kind of an asshole. Have you heard of The Dismemberment Plan?
Wait no? Oh.
Well maybe you are an asshole.
But relax bro- if you get into Maritime you’ll pull yourself out of that musical-karmic-nose dive. See Maritime is a band most notably comprised of The Promise Ring's lead singer as well as The Dismemberment Plan bassist. The resulting album is deftly crafted to balance compelling artistic maturity with pathological catchiness- it is a fine line to walk. Accordingly We, the Vehicles (2006) threatens to break into the indie-pop fray at any moment yet delights in restraint and never deviates into the realm of polished pop rubbish like so many other new indie releases...
I didn't say Death Cab- did you?
Sounds Like: The Promise Ring lead singer hooked up with the ‘Plans bass player and they agreed to toss in some of Pinback’s simple fuckin genius and tech. There are also distinct lush and feel-good-midwestern-indie-emo Matt Pond Pa style production vibes on this album too.
Believe me when I tell you this is 2006's soundtrack to toke to.
No. Never mind.
The names of both artists really are synonymous with “good music.”
Their latest album Samme stof som stof came out this year- but god knows where you can find it stateside… so what are you missing? Well more than before. A lot more. While I enjoyed their first two LPs both lacked the crucial X-factor in all great albums that exude the character and longevity that all classic discs must have.
This new album is different. The entire mood is darker, trippier, more aggresive and at times disticntly like old-school Portishead.
From Post-Rock to Trip-Hop?
Yeah, you need this album.